Friday, April 26, 2002

The Need for Speed


How does that saying go? "Fortune Favors the Bold?" or "Fortune Favors the Foolish?" Nevertheless, on Monday I'm going to "feel the need for speed." I'm getting Broadband here at Casa Kevin.

Who knows what I'll do with it. It's not like I download porn or anything. I'm too clean cut and straight-arrowed for that stuff. Probably download Buffy episodes and movie trailers.:)

The countdown has begun....

Sunday, April 21, 2002

Worth 1000 Words?

I'm currently watching a new documentary on Ansel Adams, probably (well, not probably. More like definitely) the best American photographer that will ever live.

Seeing his images strikes a visceral chord in me. I can just completely lose myself in the photographs, even those of subjects I personally don't really care for.

If I can ever be 10% of the photographer Ansel Adams was, I'll consider myself good. But, since I am my worst critic, I will never be really sure.

Tuesday, April 16, 2002

Feel the Power!!!

I have my powers back. I am lord of the photograph.

After almost a month of bad photographs, I finally have the "monkey" off my back. Today's photos of the moon and venus, moon and mars, have turned out wonderful.

Now on to better things with portraits and stuff.

Friday, April 12, 2002

Orbital Mechanics

What might have been...

First, a few quotes:

"We are planets to each other
Drifting in our orbits
To a brief eclipse
Each of us a world apart
Alone and yet together
Like two passing ships"
-- Neil Peart

"The other Yoda spoke of was your twin sister."
-- Obi-Wan Kenobi

"Wendy, Wendy what went wrong..."
-- Beach Boys

Tonight I spent a few hours with a woman (she of the name Wendy) who was probably the closest thing to my other half, but knowing that it was just this one night.

Tuesday was the first night I met her, out at the observatory, when the group she was in visited. Someone made a comment that elicited a response from both her and I at the same time, quoting the movie "Airplane." All of a sudden I looked up and had a flash. I asked her, "Python?" To which she started quoting Monty Python! Amazing! We spent the next hour throwing episode and movie quote at each other.

Cut to tonight. I was hoping she was going to be back with the group tonight. Sure enough she was. And we took up right where we left off the other night. We were in such "synch" it wasn't funny. Well, actually it was really funny, and we were throwing one-liners, movie quotes, etc., back and forth. It was really weird. In fact, a few people commented on that it seemed that we were twins, causing her to say, "I found my brother!" and me saying "Sis?" It was that intense.

We quoted the same stuff... laughed at the same things... made the same gestures... and what's really intense, we were easily able to finish each other's sentences. Almost like we shared the same consciousness/brain. It was the most enjoyable time I have had in (possibly) decades.

But that was it – just one night. She left around 10:30, and I know I won’t ever see her again.

After her whole group had left, I wandered over to the west lawn, where one of the guys was telling the others how "Kevin and this girl were really hitting it off. It was amazing how they were connecting." I only wish.

“Yes we’ll never know… what might have been.” If only…

Tuesday, April 02, 2002

Good and Bad

The good news: I won my court case about my ticket. If the officer wants to appeal, I will be getting a letter by next Monday. If I don't, I'm home free, and can use that $80 for something else.

The bad news: Indiana lost the NCAA Championship. First time they have ever lost when they played in the big game.

In other news, boy was Mindy mad at me Sunday evening when I brought in the photos Kendall shot for me for my court case. Whew. But do I care? I don't know.