Ray and I have a 32 mile round-trip commute to work. To my urban friends, that may sound ghastly but actually it’s 65 MPH on the highway with a two stop signs. On these short winter days, we are occasionally treated to a spectacular sunset. I just happened to have my little camera with me for this one.
I’ve learned how to quickly override my point and shoot into manual settings to achieve the look I want but I miss having a fast *lense and a good camera.
I’m really itching to get another professional camera. I just can’t afford it right now. I suppose I could have asked Santa for one but…it’s weird, I just don’t need it. Don’t get me wrong, I want it but I already have a camera that works (it just doesn’t work as well). I want to start posting more photos on my blog and I’d also like to create some more fun little videos. The photos and videos I do on here are from my little digital camera so the quality is marginal. So for now, the whole implementation of multimedia on my blog is going to be from a Lo-Fi perspective which just adds to the charm…I guess.
I’m not feeling very Christmas-like this year. My niece just texted me asking what I got for Christmas. I told her that I didn’t get anything and that I didn’t give anything either. I think she was kind of flabbergasted at the prospect of not celebrating Christmas with presents. The funny thing is; I’m not missing out–I already have everything a man could possibly want. Besides, look at the photo! That’s my commute home! I live in a beautiful place with a devastatingly handsome man who actually loves me and my little idiosyncrasies. I can cover my bills and put a teeny bit of income into a retirement plan, the cat gets fed, loved and cared for and I sleep eight hours a night. I eat great food (thanks to Ray who feeds me very well), ride a bitchen motorcycle, have sex on a regular basis (even if I am alone sometimes) and sing karaoke in my garage whenever the hell I want. I like my job, boss and co-workers (most of them). I’m healthy, work out regularly and even though I’m 43, I don’t look a day over 42. Do I have a lot of things and make tons of money? No. What I do have is gratitude and that makes me very, very happy.
I do not gauge a man’s wealth by money. I measure it by the quality of his life and in that regard, I’m the richest man on the planet. I got what I wanted for Christmas. I live it every day.
To my tens of readers: Happy whatever-it-is-you-celebrate! Let’s all try to pool our collective energies together for a positive healthy happy New Year!!
It’s all good.
*Ray was telling me that I misspelled lense in this post but according to Wikipedia, the obsolescent spelling lense is sometimes seen, but Merriam-Webster’s medical dictionary is the only major dictionary that considers this to be correct. Who knew?