By day, I'm a medical transcriptionist. That means I sit in one spot, wear headphones, and type what the docs say, with grammar editing and such. Yeah, not much Ecstasy here. Before my first cup of coffee, I whine about the bleakness of my existence to CK for as long as he'll listen. The record is 2.5 minutes, give or take.
BUT, every now and then, the docs will say something just hilarious. It's great material for a would-be writer. I was typing along just now, when he said this:
"Impression: Ice-pick headaches. They are not too bothersome to the patient and the mother agrees with just observing them."
First, if that was me, I'd ask to be put up for adoption.
Second, in my world, bothersome describes waiting in traffic, not feeling my brain is being pierced through with sharp, pointy metal. Just sayin.
But isn't it a great line?
Once upon a time, a girl went to Spain and Italy with her best friends for three weeks. In 2003, digital cameras mostly only existed in the point-n-shoot variety. And they cost a hefty nickel, which I couldn’t afford. I took my manual Canon T60, a 50 mm lens, and a bucket-load of film. Two weeks in, I labeled all my film caps with a dot of red nail polish, nine by that day, to keep them separate from my friend’s film. By the end of the trip, I had 11 rolls of film.
Remember that anticipation, hoping your pictures came out?
Here are a few of my favorite scenic shots….
Taken at Lago Maggiore, Italy
Bless my soul, this is Manarola, Italy…. aka Heaven
I took this photo in Phoenix, Arizona last May. Funny that from that intersection on Camelback in the middle of the afternoon, all I could think was, “It was a dark and stormy night…” I’ll post this photo again when I learn how to photoshop out the street light.