no left turn

  no left turn 
  Originally uploaded by jenijen.

Nate’s stomach feels funny and he wants me to go sleep in his bed.  John’s stomach felt funny all weekend and he barfed a few times on Saturday night.  I think I’ll stay an arm’s length away from Nate and not wear my new jammies. 

Here’s part of a conversation I had today:  "But, you know, it IS pretty funny.  Or, it would be funny if it was happening to someone I hated instead of to me.  I guess that when I hate myself, it is very funny indeed."

It’s been cold and rainy here, so I’ve been listening to good music (Jolie Holland and Nick Cave mostly) while I drive around in the rain and also the cold is increasing my coffee consumption which tends to lead to disaster in social situations.  I need to revisit and redevelop my affection for tea.  Tea that will help despazzinate me. 

I made a calendar on flickr using some of my photos (nary a kid in sight, except April’s shot that shows a little of Willow — her rainboots mainly– peeking from her huge yellow duck umbrella) that I bought intending to give as a christmas gift.  Now that it’s here (I had to check it out first), I feel sorta weird sending it.  Is it totally narcissistic to give someone a gift like that?  What if they don’t like it?  Maybe I will just keep it, so every day when I check the date I’ll be reminded of what a conceited ass I am. 

7 thoughts on “no left turn

  1. Erin

    I think it would be fine. Not narcissistic at all. You take great pictures, finding the beauty in everyday stuff. I would love a calendar like that. Instead, I have a mom’s organizing calendar for 2007. (I asked for it, so I guess I can’t complain about its lack of pretty.)

  2. Mom

    Stop it right now! Do NOT say any more negative things about yourself or your talents! Your photographs are wonderful and anyone would be lucky to receive a collection of 12 of them. And, as Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t braggin’ if you really done it.” So, take a deep breath and look yourself in the mirror and say, I’m a wonderful person with many talents and a Mom that thinks I’m the very best!

  3. Jenijen

    I wasn’t fishing for compliments! I was just trying to be sorta funny about the fact that I felt weird about giving the calendar as a gift.

    (Mom, want a calendar for Christmas?)

  4. marian

    I don’t think it’s a conceited thing at all, but I do think it’s a thing that sort of belongs to the bloggy culture where everybody loves seeing everybody else’s pictures. I don’t know if I’d feel okay giving it as a gift to people who actually know me, except for close family. But all your bloggy friends would love it…

    anyway, i do understand your reservations!


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