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

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)

Comments: 24

  • Christie

    September 6, 2013
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    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.

  • September 6, 2013
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    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.

  • September 6, 2013
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    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.)

  • September 6, 2013
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    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.

  • September 6, 2013
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    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!

  • dianecayton

    September 6, 2013
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    I do good with being alone…. except after the sun goes down. This was a beautiful video!

  • September 6, 2013
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    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!

  • September 6, 2013
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    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!

      • September 6, 2013
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        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~

  • September 6, 2013
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    I, for one, love photographic kittens, cats, animals and sunsets. Well done.

  • September 7, 2013
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    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.

  • September 7, 2013
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    wow, what a great shot of the lightning!

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