end-of-week random thoughts

Photographed with Nikon D300, 60mm micro lens.

I was making a list yesterday of things that I don't know how to do, but think I really should.  Near the top of the list was poaching an egg.  Does anyone poach eggs anymore?  My dad used to have some sort of egg-poaching contraption (and I recently learned about egg coddlers, which, frankly, just sounds like a group of individuals who are far too lenient with their eggs); however, isn't the right way to poach an egg just to crack it into boiling water, turned down to a simmer?  Or something?

Any enlightenment on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

I emailed a friend of mine today who also happens to be working on a book, just to check in with her on how it's going.  She responded, "I feel very bipolar about it."  I know exactly what she means:  one minute I find myself very excited about my progress; the next, I think that it's the most pathetic piece of tripe ever to see the light of day. 

I am assuming that this is all part of the process.

Finally, speaking of the book, it's beginning to dawn on me that I probably need to start shooting some images for it, just to have enough to choose from when the time comes to pick photos for the pages.  So I'm thinking that a good number of the photos featured here on the site will be outtakes from shoots that I do for the book.  Like, for example, the one above.  And this one:


And on that note, have a great weekend, everyone.

Update:  I forgot to share something with you -- a friend of mine lent me her copy of How Now: 100 Ways to Celebrate the Present Moment -- and I have to tell you, it's a very pretty little book.  It's chock-full of little ways to take a moment, stop, and appreciate exactly where you are that very minute, all accompanied by very lovely, simple photography.  I'm about to buy myself my own copy just to keep on my bedside table, and I thought perhaps it's a book you guys might find interesting as well.

Now have a great weekend.


SongOnce in a lifetime by Talking Heads