Saturday, September 09, 2006
Friday, September 08, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
From the INTP profile:
Photography is a classic interest of the INTP.... Quality photographic skill, as well as an intrinsic feel for imagery, is usually second nature to the INTP and can make a good career choice. When viewing photographic images, say in magazines, the overriding concern is for how the photo is conveyed; its mood, its colour, contrast and shading usages, its perspectives and image quality. However, the actual subject of the image, which other types are likely to concentrate on first, takes a back seat unless it is unavoidably dramatic. Hence, INTPs may convey a very critical and impersonal approach in discussing images, which could lead to offence in some situations.
Take the plunge today. As long as you move forward boldly, your success is assured.
You've surely heard the expression 'Be all you can be,' but have you ever taken it to heart? No one is going to make you into something you want to be -- you have to get there all by yourself. And today, you can take that first step. Whether it means finally enrolling in that class, starting that new gym membership or buying that long-coveted plane ticket, you need to take the plunge today. As long as you move forward boldly, your success is assured.
In Robert Greene's excellent book, The 33 Strategies of War, he spins General Sun-Tzu's advice to leave an enemy an escape route or they will fight desperately to the death, by advocating that to create a sense of desperation, urgency and drive in ourselves, we should sometimes put ourselves on the "death ground", with no exits so that we are forced to rise up and overcome the challenge.
Im about on that "death ground" now. I put myself here deliberately, as Ive done before, so that I have to make definitive choices on my life.
Ive been looking at work, for good pay and matching my skills. My skills tho, are technical. Long hours, hard work is what Im looking at there.
The question is.. do I look for short term, merely to accumulate enough cash to do what I do or do I make the long term commitment?
It's the choice I have to make.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
If the trick to life is about asking the right questions, here is a question I have never asked myself:
Why the fuck do I want to go to Hollywood?
I mean really. I have many many other things i want to do with the short time I have left on this earth. But for some reason, I am fascinated with a place that has little real appeal to me, even after visiting and seeing it for myself. Other folk have asked me the same question, and my answer doesnt even satisfy me.
I dont even want to live there. So why?
All I know there are reasons I dont yet understand.
I was walking through the Mission district with Pennant and GHK when Pennant took off across the street. He had noticed Chico standing in the doorway with Boomer on his shoulder and struck up a conversation. G. and I were amazed. "How does he do that?" G. wondered. I wasn't sure, but it makes him a much better photographer than I'll ever be, unless I get over my introversion.
Boomer could do tricks - well, a trick. If you put your finger on the top of his head and pressed down, he'd pretend to go to sleep. He also pitched a little bit of a fit, flying around to Chico's back and hiding inside the hood of his sweatshirt.
Uploaded by cecily on 5 Sep '06, 10.20pm PDT.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Monday, September 04, 2006
Nothing profound really. Except..
A random young woman wanted to sing me a happy birthday (long story), and i protested that i didnt want the fuss. You know, I like my birthday low-key and all that.
Walking home, that became a WTF moment. SHE WAS SINGING ME A HAPPY BIRTHDAY. WTF was i being so prissy about????
All I had to do was smile and accept her gift.
I need to stop being such a fucking fussbudget.
(Taken by konaboy, not by me)
I, as a rule, will not take pictures of folk who are homeless or down on their luck.
Just wont do it.
I remember being out with a friend in New York back in 2000, and I gave her my camera. Then she said, itd be hilarious to take pictures of a homeless person.
I verbalized my feelings and took the camera from her.
Lost a lot of respect for her then.
I HAVE taken pictures of folk who are homeless and down on their luck.
They all paid me for the prints.
Because, it was a thing of value.
Ive met some amazing folk on the streets.
No, im not going to write a book about it.
Sunday, September 03, 2006
You know what you want and you know where to get it but you are still confused as to whether you are entitled to reach out and take it. Fortunately, that will no longer be an issue once Venus, planet of material and emotional values, moves into your sign in midweek. Someone you admire will offer what it is you desire on a plate and it would be rude not to take it. Problem solved.
If you listen to your instincts this week you won't go far wrong, although you may end up far from where you started in a geographical sense. Cosmic activity in one of the more adventurous areas of your chart will revive the wanderlust spirit that has lain dormant for so long and before you know it you will be off on an exciting voyage of discovery. Don't forget to send a postcard.