random weekend thoughts

Photographed with Nikon D300, 60mm micro lens.

After 40 days and 40 nights (more or less) of going without meat, it seems I am officially a vegetarian:  I have no desire to return to my formerly omnivorous ways.  I don't even miss seafood, which, if you knew me, is shocking.  I'm trying not to think about the irony around the fact that I can so handily give up an entire cuisine I love, and yet I seem hold on to an extra (and unwanted) 10 pounds like Grim Death.

I've never been a huge fan of roses - in my mind, there are many more beautiful, interesting blossoms.  Still, when Marcus suggested we plant a couple of rose bushes in the back of our garden a couple of years ago, I didn't protest: I assumed that his need for roses was somehow because he's English.  Or something.  Anyway, they're blossoming now, and I took the image above this weekend.  I'm shocked at how much more appealing roses are when you look at them up close.

Like most things, I suppose.

For Easter, Alex asked me to fix her hair all wild and curly.  I did.  When I was finished, she looked at herself in the mirror, and without any emotion, deadpanned: "I look ... like Aslan."

Dude.  She referenced C.S. Lewis.  Words can't express my pride.

Pun, obviously, intended.


 SongVirtual insanity by Jamiroquai