Hey! Jet-lag is great for producing random thoughts.

September 6, 2013

There was a brilliant lightning storm yesterday evening. Lightning bolts blazing directly over the house. I went to the studio to try to photograph some of the display and, a few minutes in, the camera battery died. I grabbed another camera and that battery was dead too…couldn’t believe it! My other cameras didn’t have the quick reflex capacity and so I gave up and went back downstairs and sulked. When will I learn to always keep the batteries charged to the max?

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It’s been the typical Vancouverness round here today. Rain all day and then it gets sunny just in time for the sunset.

By that time the batteries were charged up on the cameras.

People say that photographing sunsets is such a cliche. Stuff ’em all…it’s like photographing kittens… and who doesn’t like kittens? Okay, don’t answer that…lol.

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I’m feeling alone, (missing Robbie), but then my good friend Julie posted this beautiful little spoken word
video. I had seen it before…several times…but forgot about it. So I played it a couple of times; once while watching and a second time with eyes closed, you know, just to listen to the words.

Thank you Julie. XO           Feeling much better now.

At night I played the old 2am game:

Me: I want to sleep!

Brain: Not just now. We haven’t finished analysing every stupid decision you’ve ever made, and we haven’t even started on the future scenarios which may happen as a result of future stupid decisions!

Me: Okay 🙁

Why is it that if a light bulb burns out I never have a proper replacement? It’s not like light bulbs are expensive or take up oodles of room.

It’s probably a law like Murphy…say…the Edison Law: If you have a supply of light bulbs then the one which will burn out will be the one you do not have!

This is a close variation on the Volta Law: You will never have a charged battery when you need one.

I have a feeling this is universal.

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Linking with Nancy for all the randomness.

(sorry for being a jet-lag grump)

Can't sleep so naturally I'm writing a post...lol
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  • Reply Christie September 6, 2013 at 7:07 am

    I hope you are able to catch up on your sleep – lack of it definitely messes with your head. I loved the video, thank you for sharing. She said so many things I think and feel, better than I ever could.

    • Reply Veronica September 6, 2013 at 10:34 am

      It’ll only take another day or two Christie. That’s a wonderful poem, isn’t it? I love spoken word poetry and often think I should present the poems I write and post here in spoken word videos. Hmm…wish there were more hours in the day. 🙂

  • Reply Leave It To Davis September 6, 2013 at 7:18 am

    That is a fantastic shot of lightning!!! And whoever says that sunset pictures are cliché just isn’t a romantic! Sunsets are always beautiful and breath-taking….unless the sun isn’t out and it’s cloudy….then it’s just a dreary picture. 🙂
    Love that someone else in this universe can’t sleep because of worrying about mistakes they made and might make. Misery loves company. Just call me. We’ll moan and whine together. But I ALWAYS have light bulbs and batteries extra….thanks to my ex-military hubby. He makes sure we keep them both on hand. Otherwise, I’d be in your same boat.

    • Reply Veronica September 6, 2013 at 10:36 am

      Hi Cindy, thank you so much. I’m glad you feel that way about sunsets. I love them too. And how lovely for me to find a kindred spirit. I just know we’ll be great friends. 🙂

  • Reply julochka September 6, 2013 at 7:24 am

    i am so with you on the lightbulb thing. we are going to Ikea tomorrow and i plan to stock up. at last. tho’ i will undoubtedly still lack the one i need at the moment i need it. edison’s law. i like it. (or hate it, as it were.)

    • Reply Veronica September 6, 2013 at 10:39 am

      I know Julie, or else there’s some obscure light bulb, like some long tubular things that remind me of grow-ops, which fit into my bathroom wall sconces in the James Bond bathroom and look sexy and sleek and cost something like $15 a piece! Can’t wait for Ikea to stock those. 🙂

  • Reply julochka September 6, 2013 at 7:26 am

    p.s. i love kittens. and photographing them. even if it is a bit of a copout when you forget to photograph something else. plus they never hold still, so it’s harder than it looks.

    • Reply Veronica September 6, 2013 at 10:39 am

      You’re doing a brilliant job though! 🙂

  • Reply Daryl September 6, 2013 at 7:45 am

    my camera is always charged but never close at hand .. my iPhone is but til i get it ‘open’ and the proper app open the cuteness of the cat(s) is over .. merde!

    • Reply Veronica September 6, 2013 at 10:41 am

      Lol Daryl, 21C problems. You should have seen me trying to make the iPhone react as fast as a camera! You would have laughed. 🙂

  • Reply dianecayton September 6, 2013 at 8:04 am

    I do good with being alone…. except after the sun goes down. This was a beautiful video!

    • Reply Veronica September 6, 2013 at 10:41 am

      Thanks Diane. Yeah, I know what you mean. I really miss having a dog sometimes. 🙂

  • Reply hula~la September 6, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Great captures! My camera is always charged, but while driving and digging in the monster size purse for it that has everything but the kitchen sink…well, the moment passes…the sun has set…the bird has flown…on to the next opportunity! There is always another opportunity.

    Aloha and have a great weekend!

    • Reply Veronica September 6, 2013 at 10:45 am

      Mahalo hula-la. 🙂 Lol, have to tell you this. I usually only have a small purse with a long strap, but to get back to Vancouver with mountains of stuff, I bought a large purse at the car boot sale, for about 75 cents. I called it my “ugly purse” and then it turned out that it was the most practical sized thing in the world and everyone decided that they loved the way it looks! Can’t win!! 🙂

  • Reply vastlycurious.com September 6, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I am so alone it scares me silent. I have that video in my collection and I watch it sometimes .

    Thanks for sharing Veronica !

    I cannot believe that you caught such beautiful electricity ! Wow!

    • Reply Veronica September 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      I’m always here Kathryn. Always ready to chat. 🙂 Are you on FB? this is me: https://www.facebook.com/veronicaroth13

      • Reply vastlycurious.com September 6, 2013 at 4:42 pm

        No Veronica. I do not FB. I can’t even keep up here !
        I was very morbid last night. I need the strength I find here from you and some others. ~ HUGS~

  • Reply Ruth September 6, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I, for one, love photographic kittens, cats, animals and sunsets. Well done.

    • Reply Veronica September 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      Me too Ruth! Thank you very much. 🙂

  • Reply Nancy Claeys September 7, 2013 at 1:43 am

    That lightning shot is amazing — glad you had just enough battery left to get that one!
    Just an fyi — I take a dissolve-able melatonin supplement about 20 mins before bedtime. Really helps.

    • Reply Veronica September 7, 2013 at 3:50 am

      Me too Nancy! and thank you. 🙂 I take a melatonin too and sometimes one in the middle of the night. Sometimes they kick in, sometimes they don’t. But don’t worry, eventually I’ll sleep.

  • Reply Tanya September 7, 2013 at 4:08 am

    wow, what a great shot of the lightning!

    • Reply Veronica September 7, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      Thank you Tanya. Wish I had more time. 🙂

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