Sunday, March 04, 2007

Tax Time

Ugh. It's that time of year again... Tax time is quickly approaching. I have my meeting with my accountant tomorrow, so guess when I started (and finished) getting all my papers and numbers in order? Tonight! I'm such a procrastinator! But, I hope to have my taxes done early so that balances things out doesn't it? I should be ok again this year. I made a bit less than I did last year :( But that will help in that I shouldn't have to pay any extra in taxes, and I might/should get a small refund back - we'll see. The other reason I don't like this time of year... it makes me so thoughtful of money. I don't like money. Don't get me wrong... I like to HAVE and GET Money, but I don't like to think about it. Well, part of life I guess.

I had a very non-productive weekend (well except for getting my taxes ready). Spent a lot of time playing video games, and had a brief/small adventure last night while trying to get some photos for Have I posted about that yet? I don't think so...
Photogamer is a sort of photographic scavenger hunt on flickr. I was invited by a "friend" Bre Pettis (we've never actually met, but I follow his fantastic work as the media guy for Make Magazine). He's got a blog and flickr account so I feel like I know him and would call him a friend. Anywho... The site just started, and it's grown a lot in just 3 short weeks. It's run by Bre and his "girlfriend" Hilary (I think they're an item, but they could be just friends). They come up with a list of about 5-6 topics (usually connected in some way) then we the "gamers" have to go out and take photos of the topics. The group is a highly creative group and it's fun to see how different people "solve" the different challenges. Usually I get the challenge topics on Saturday so it's a scramble to get the photos before the end of Sunday night. All in all, it's fun to grab a camera and go take photos. Today, I brought my smaller camera with me to the grocery store to meet a few of the challenges. It was an odd feeling. I felt like I was doing something wrong by taking photos of the oranges. I kept wondering what the other people must have been thinking. I kept (and dodged a few times) store employees just so I wouldn't have to answer any questions. But it all went off without a hitch, and no one questioned me. It was a bit liberating too once I left the store. I might start trying to carry my camera with me everywhere, but it might be a difficult thing to do. I'll think about it.
In the meantime: This week's challenge all had something to do with food. Scroll down to the bottom right on this blog to see my flickr photos, and you can see the latest shots there. Or head on over to and see who they picked as the "super winners" (I was one last week! woohoo). And if you already have a flickr account and are up for a challenge go ahead and join in!
Oh, and last night's adventure.... I was supposed to take a photo of someone eating in public. I was hungry and didn't have dinner so I decided to head out to the local diner (and try and sneal some photos of people eating). It was strange how I was able to take a handful of photos in a diner and not have anyone notice. I felt like a ninja! :) I posted my favorite shot of the whole event above.

1 comment:

cyen said...

Just because I'm too lazy to go back and edit my post... OMG!!! Did you see Battlestar Galactica tonight! A BIG thing happened in tonights episode!! Don't talk about it here yet in case people have it taped or DVR'd. And, I was glad to see all the spaceship effects in tonights episode. The Viper images were fantastic!