Friday, October 30, 2009

I Couldn't Sleep...

I Couldn't Sleep...
Originally uploaded by DrSilver

Of all the photos I took the last time I was in St. Louis, this is the one I really like. The funny thing - this was a random shot I took from inside my hotel room. I was having a hard time falling asleep so I started to chat with a friend on the phone. While sitting on the hotel room floor, leaning against the bed, I was inspired to take a picture of the view from my window.

This photo is actually unedited; the reflection is straight from camera. I needed a steady surface to get the long exposure so I used the glass tabletop sitting right there by the window and Voila!

So what's the deal? Well, I've been thinking about how my October has come and gone. It's been a fairly hellacious 30 days for me with leardership change and a big project launch happening all at the same time at work. I haven't really had a chance to stop and catch my breath.

Tonight, I just want to slow down and turn down the volume. This picture sums up what I want to see and feel. I'm sad that I didn't get to enjoy my favorite month because of all the distractions. But now, maybe I'll be able to give November a chance to vie for my affection.

I started my first blog on October 31, 2006 and I guess I'm still a bit sentimental about my blogging anniversary date. In any case, I wish all my friends a very Happy Halloween and my fiends a smashing time (you know who you are).

Saturday, October 17, 2009

What’s been on My Mind?

I know I’ve been terrible with keeping up my blog. Unfortunately, things have been quite hectic the last few weeks. I did, however, manage to finish a short story (a very short one) couple of weeks ago and was a bit surprised with the responses I’ve received.

Without having to explain myself (and please don’t ask me), I posted this short story under a pseudonym that is special to me. The story is written with a male bend on the point of view, although it was never really clarified in the story. But I digress…

I was completely surprised to find 8 direct messages from women responding to my short story quite enthusiastically. Some of them contained very graphically persuasive words, while others had personal information that is deemed “unsafe” to share with a stranger. I did not know how to respond to them since they were clearly responding to who they think is a man.

So this got me thinking about a whole lot of things but three things prevail over all the others:
  1. Women on the internet are very aggressive, desperate or both
  2. I make a better guy than I do a girl (since I’ve never elicited such zestful responses as myself)
  3. These people could possibly be men pretending to be girls responding to a girl pretending to be a guy
Needless to say, all these things depress the heck out of me. I guess that serves me right for not being truthful with my readers about my identity, but what’s the fun in that.

To see a copy of the short story, click here.