Street photos...

1.31.2010

Mist opportunity

Kingston Confederation Basin, Jan 30 2010, 7:30 AM.
-21°C/-6°F















No arty pics today :-)

1.29.2010

For those about to rock...

...it sucks to get old, eh?

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1.26.2010

Say cheese





They all kinda look like David Bowie.

1.25.2010

1.24.2010

Maybe sex would be nice, after all

Here's the before:





And one taken just after I finished, and the after shots.








$60 worth of 1"x2" pine and 15 pieces of rescued plastic.
That's Tyler using the PC while in his underwear, and he's the one responsible for SpongeBob SquarePants on the TV ;-)

1.23.2010

Happier than if I'd had sex.

I built a shelf unit this afternoon to replace the hodge podge of stacked junk and gadgets strewn along the wall. It looks good to me, anyway. I'm glad to finally have order there now. I'll post a before and after photo tomorrow, when I get enough light to shoot the after photo.

These photos from the waterfront park are totally unrelated...







1.22.2010

Birds and bicycles







You may or may not know that I share my apartment with three bicycles. I have a cheap mountain bike converted to a single speed that I use for riding to work and errands. I have an eight month old mountain bike for forays out on the highways and riding to parks and trails. I bought a new single speed bike four days before Christmas. That one is going to be my city tourer and is not going to be parked and locked while out. It will always be within reach except when it's sitting at home.

Having three bikes didn't stop me from dragging home a frame that's missing its wheels. It's a late 70s road bike built in Czechoslovakia. I saw it on one of the walks Tyler and I take. I saw it on Dec 20, and again about ten days ago, and decided to bring it home if it was still there today. I'm guessing it was stolen and abandoned. When I saw it first, the wheels were there but removed, and gone the next time. I figure I can build another single speed with some used wheels and a few brake parts. Give it a quick paint job and either ride it or sell it.

Or, I might toss it in an alley late one night if I think it isn't worth keeping ;-)

1.20.2010

1.19.2010

Cutting you loose

I have to do this; I must say what I need to say, even if you never read it. Our relationship was always on your terms and I had no say in how it progressed. Even though many times you professed your love, if there was too much happening in your life to be able to deal with me, you simply stopped communicating. I spent much of our three year relationship missing someone I have never met.

I was always there for you, wanting to help if I could, though there was the physical distance between us. Several times it seemed we were about to close that gap, and a crisis always managed to appear to prevent it. I know things could be overwhelming at times, but that was why you should have let me closer, not push me away. I loved you regardless of your circumstances, but you seemed unable to accept my unconditional love. You have a lot of pride in that respect, you see it as a weakness to need anyone.

Several times we broke up, always because you thought we should. A couple of times I tried to have other relationships, and then you would reappear, again saying I was the only one. Twice I have ended relationships, hurting someone in your name, because I though you were what I really wanted, and this time we would find a way to be together.

It was a shitty thing to do to those women, and I will always be ashamed of myself for doing it. I could ask their forgiveness, but am too embarassed to do so, and I would likely feel just as bad. It was a mistake to give you that power over me, and it is now time to curtail that power.

We loved each other and thought it was forever. I think I can confidently say it isn't going to work out. I have little pangs in my heart whenever I see traces of you. I saw that you connected recently with one of your old JS buddies in Florida on IM. That's nice. You haven't spoken to me through any available channels in six months.

At this point you could say that I haven't contacted you, and that is mostly true. I saw you on IM twice, I said hello, and you logged out. I called your house, you didn't pick up, and I don't remember if I left a message. From past experiences I knew that chasing you down was going to get me either 1)nowhere or 2)a serious smackdown. So I let it go.

Maybe somewhere out there is a woman who not only would love me, but allow me to love her back and let me take care of her as well as she might take care of me.

My life is three years shorter now than it was when I met you online. I will always love you a little bit, and I will always think of you, but...

Goodbye.

1.18.2010

Captured cloud, pumping the color, spelling erorr







Well, the "s" is silent...

1.17.2010

Gray skies, gray walls.







Photos of solitary shopping carts somehow speak of my abandonment issues...

At the moment it's partly sunny and 2C/36F so once I let my home fries, bacon, eggs, toast and cinnamon roll settle for a bit I'll see if I can get a few photos this afternoon. I am nearly all out of pics to post.

1.16.2010

Wednesday 4 AM wakeup, still no nudity

Heh. I am not in these photos, I was just the doofus standing naked in an open door at 4 AM taking photos of these guys clearing a side street. Once I realized what I was doing, I made sure the drape was around me like a toga :-) I doubt anyone else was awake, anyway.





Hmm. It was working until those two cats raced across the road, Bob...



Does that snow look a mite pinkish, Joe...?

It might warm up if someone turned off these freezers





1.11.2010

Wanna see photos of a naked blogger buddha?

Heh heh. I don't think so. Anyone who knew me from Journalspace will remember that I used to post cropped and/or edited photos of my naked self all the time, but then I weighed more than twenty pounds less. I took some shots tonight, and by golly, I do resemble a buddha :D Until I redefine my eating and exercise habits, I do believe my narcissistic photos are behind me.

Here's some pics from our local drydock, instead.



1.10.2010

Mossy bones and the chairman is on ice







It took a few minutes of coaxing to get him to do that :-)

I have tried several times to get four photos to upload and show. If it is not working now, never mind. If you see three, the missing one is just a wider angle shot than the bottom one.

1.09.2010

Bones in the ice









I apologize for my lack of communication lately. I know it isn't like me to fail to respond to comments or stop reading for days at a time, but I don't feel like myself. It could be the cold or lack of daylight, or the long week at work after all the holidays, or maybe I'm just tired of being an outsider most of the time and living alone.

I am otherwise fine, and reasonably healthy :-) and thanks for the comments.

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