1. After my sausage, eggs, hash browns, English muffin, and black coffee breakfast at Ye Olde Pancake House on West 11th, I had fun with the barely twenty year old woman who cashed me out when she said, ""And how ya doin' darlin'?" and I replied, "I'm darling." She giggled, blushed, asked me how my day was looking, wished me a Happy New Year, and we were both delighted by silly, friendly, fun little bit of back and forth while my Visa card ran.
2. I went to Fred Meyer looking for one of those desk lamps that's oblong and has a green shade. No luck. But, I found another one that has two electrical outlets in its base and that really fired me up. Right now the computer is plugged into my desk lamp. I charged my camera battery with my desk lamp. I charged my cell phone with my desk lamp. This is one hell of a desk lamp.
3. After a couple of days or so of reading about my Nikon D3100, I took my first pictures this evening. I posted a handful of them here to complete a sibling assignment. I posted others on Facebook. Here's one I didn't post, but I like how far back it reaches into the interior of our house (I can almost see the pictures on the bulletin board in the kitchen). I like the Deke's hand and pen doing the New York Time's crossword puzzle, the glass of wine -- and I like Maggie's relaxed pose.