Oh, I'm not really a professional at it, I'm more of an amateur crastinator. Now my roomie...she's someone I can learn from. Tony Hawk 3 AND 4 until 4a.m. That's impressive. I never really got beyond Tetris and Bejeweled and I am staying far, FAR away from those tar pits until my 27 pages of research paper are done with.
Of course that doesn't mean I can't blog, change my laptop wall paper, check Facebook and get sidelined by interesting academic articles that don't have even a peripheral relationship to my research. I keep thinking I should go for a run or a swim, but in this instance that would probably just qualify as more procrastination. I've logged a measly three miles so far this week on the roads, but since the triathlon is Sunday, I'm just saying this is all taper. Hopefully I can be done with my first paper by the time Jack gets here tomorrow afternoon and the race will count as a healthy break before I plunge back into academic hell.
In other news this week, the basement of my apartment (where my bedroom is) flooded Wednesday night, but my poor housemate got the brunt of the damage since it was her window well that filled up. It was actually quite exciting to jump down into three feet of muddy water and old leaves to try and bail it out, but ultimately it was a friendly crew of firefighters that showed up at 1:30 in the morning to help us clear the drain and stem the flood. Welcome to Missouri.
Tuesday night I drove down to Lake of the Ozarks (or actually about 20 miles south of there) to photograph some fabulous castle ruins that incongruously exist on the edge of a cliff in Ha Ha Tonka State Park. The assignment required using strobe or flashlights to create light in an otherwise pitch-black situation, a technique that can result in some fantastically funky results. In this case, we lit both the foreground And that tower half a mile away in the distance. Impressed?
There was a lot of fine-tuning we would have liked to do to this image since the "ghost" looks a bit too corporeal, but we were already imposing on the generous patience of the park superintendent, so it was necessary to wrap up our shoot and head on home. This picture was swiped from the site of team member Joel Kowsky and my other two partners in crime were Chris Dunn and Ivy Ashe.
Oh, and back to the original subject of the post, if you're doing the same thing right now, this is kind of cute: