Friday, June 5, 2009

On Licorice, and Taking Photos in Public.

Licorice, that sounds much better. I mean, not to eat, it's still disgusting, but spelling wise. Oh, wait, are Twizzlers supposed to be licorice? Because I do love me some Twizzlers. But be careful, licorice lovers! According to the BBC, you can OVERDOSE! (See Rachel's comment on last post.) Dangerous stuff.So anyway. Today I was at the post office, which I hate, I hate hate hate going to the post office, which is why I did the Click and Ship thing, and was then told by friendly usps.com that they would NOT pick the package up at my house, totally negating the whole clickanship POINT! but, whatever, so, I was at the post office. Which I hate. But I realized, while I was there, that I am actually really lucky, because, "my" post office (the one geographically closest to me, not the one I own,) is really pretty. It's the one inside Union Station, and it's just fancy, so I told myself to stop being a whiny little baby and enjoy it and take some pictures. Which, was supposed to be the point of this post. Hm. Brevity, soul of wit?Anyway. In college I took my camera everywhere, I was a student and I had an excuse, and so I have about a million pictures from back then, and I like that. But at some point after college it became embarrassing to carry around the camera all the time, and heavy, and I lost my nerve. I think one of the contributing factors is that if you have a small, easy camera, it is easier to do, but I have silly, bulky cameras, and so I feel not only like I look like a dork, but also that the expectations are that I might actually be taking "good" pictures. Which I'm not. Is this going anywhere? No, not really. But I'm going to try to take more pictures, even if it is only in the Costco parking lot.
Crafts?

7 comments:

Amy said...

But do you LIKE going to the post office? And you're just wrong about licorice. It's yum and Twizzlers are NOT licorice.

Rachel said...

Is that your post office?? Mine couldn't be more different - think the back room of some really grubby, depressing, run-down little corner shop, with a nasty cramped glass booth where a grumpy woman sits and tells you eye-watering prices for sending your packages anywhere, and...and... oh, it's dire. Even if that wasn't your post office, they are lovely pictures.

Dani said...

Have you ever been scolded for taking a picture in a public place. I was... just this week...at a Whole Foods of all places. I was taking a picture of my daughter holding some rhubarb, which we were buying. I was actually scolded. Mind you there are no signs saying no photography. So please...go pierce something, OK.

I bought the rhubarb despite my disgruntled-ness. And today I made a lovely cobbler.

Lisa said...

Your post office is, uh, SLIGHTLY nicer than mine. (Heavy sarcasm there.)

I enjoyed the pictures!

jmbmommy said...

Take more pictures! who cares if they are great or not... you are doing something cool and you should not have to worry about it looking dorky.

Rachel said...

Hi Lauren - your email link denies your very existence, did you know that?

And I've tagged you - I know, I know, boring, tedious, a chore, what was she thinking....and I never did respond to the tag you passed on years ago because I didn't know how, way back then....but some of the questions are interesting, honest! Oh, have just thought - maybe I should have nominated Baxter instead.

carrot people said...

So many times I wish I had my camera... My phone is a wimpy stand in, but by all means, please bring your camera places. We all enjoy the photos so much.
And my post office sucks. The train station is gorgeous here in San Diego, but not the post office.