how many post-it notes for a novella?
Well, I thought I would jump on the whole blip-bandwagon and give this thing a try; Leah and I finally made the digital plunge. We purchased a little point-and-shoot Fuji from Best Buy (given the moniker Blowfish by Leah on account of the blue spiny appearance and waterproof shell), finally accepting the notion that for the next several years neither one of us will ever be able to come close to affording a digital SLR. And since my old school Canon AE-1 film SLR finally bit the dust after thirty years, we figured it was time to get something to document all of our bike trips, zoo trips, road trips, plane trips, general life trips with all those people we hold dear, etc.
Nifty little device, though: shoots HD video and is water-proof up to ten feet (shower?), freeze-proof to fourteen degrees, dust proof, and shock proof for drops (that is what really sold me--I do not have a good track record with gadgetry). But enough of that.
Excited for the Trinity Bicycles Alleycat tomorrow--taking the new camera with, of course, to try out the video mostly. Don't know how competitively I will be racing as I have been in contact with the assistant editor at the Fort Worth Weekly today and will be working on a piece about the event. However, my thirst for fixed-gear speed will probably need to be adequately satiated.
And as for the photo for this initial entry. Lately, yellow post-it notes have been springing up around my workstation reminding me of where my life needs to be going. Some are love notes from Leah, some are general reminders of what I should be working on.
The beauty of (re)discovering priority, that is what this first blip is all about.