Nothing in Particular

I recently watched the movie, Catch and Release. The main female character is “Gray,” played by Jennifer Garner. That same day, I cracked open a new novel (which you’ll hear about on Sunday) with a male secondary character named “Gray.”

I don’t know anyone named Gray.


My mp3 player is less than a year old, but there’s already a short in the earphone wire. If I hold perfectly still, I get continuous sound through both ear pieces, but if I move around at all, then the sound cuts in and out of both pieces. I’m never sitting still when I listen to the mp3 player, which probably explains the short to begin with.


We’ve got someone running for State House named “Cheezem.” If that guy’s not handing out cheese on some street corner every afternoon during rush hour, I think he’s missing a great advertising opportunity.


Some time ago, Mike inadvertently made our computer screen saver a random slide show of all the images on our computer. Now and then, pictures pop up that I’ve forgotten about or that I want to see again, but then I can’t find them on the computer. I’ve been looking for an image (or series of images–there’s never just one) I call “purple mountains majesty” that popped up one day. Mike knows the one I mean. We took it in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I haven’t found it yet.

But I did find this one, which I wanted for my Rock Kick, but failed to track down until recently.


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6 replies »

  1. You really have to tell us where you took that. What a fabulous picture. You two have way too much fun! CheezIts would be perfect.

  2. Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, Australia. There was a surprising amount of room in there; I wanted to sleep there. Definitely room for a third person.

  3. Hi Jen,

    I would recommend using iGoogles Picasa photo application for organizing your pictures. It takes about 15 minutes to download on a dial-up connection. The good part is that it will collect every single image on your computer and list it in a directory with thumbnail images. It handles video, scanned images and digital with ease. You should be able to find your purple mountains easily.

  4. Thanks, Anne. You’re right, Picasa is great for collecting images from the nether regions of our computer. The problem is that there are so ding-dong many. Thousands of them. Over the weekend, we downloaded almost 200 more from Mike’s camera. They’re numbered, not captioned or keyworded.

    I don’t think there’s a fast or easy way to deal with all our images (and by “our” I mean “mostly Mike’s”). We do what we can cataloging significant pics (time sucker!), but after that, we’re left to wade through a sea of images.

    There are worse things to have to wade through.