Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Not one, but TWO of my models (Briauna and Mackenzie) are going to be in a video for "Crush Me" by Go Periscope. This is just way too cool! Happy for them both!
Not one, but TWO of my models are going to be in a video for "Crush Me" by Go Periscope. This is just way too cool! Happy for them both!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Trying to guess what the plot could be of that movie "How to Drain Your Dragon."

Sunday, March 28, 2010

It's upsetting when one of your favorite models has a "favorite photo of all time" and it's by somebody else. Which is why I never say that kind of thing. Ugh.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

It's both amusing and annoying that other photographers are using my special shooting location since I gave away where it is. But it's comforting to see that nobody else shoots it as well as I do.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Karrin's about to take off from Vegas to fly back. Should be here after midnight. Moxxie and I are eager to see her. <3
Anybody have Dunder Mifflin's address? I need to send them my résumé.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

New "Project Runway" AND new "The Office" tonight!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"NO to Socialism!" HAHAHAHAHA!! Absolute MUST-READ!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

An oldie but a goodie: Q: What has nine arms and sucks? A: Def Leppard.
I'll bet Lady Gaga has a boyfriend named Señor Poopoo.

Monday, March 22, 2010

"Women are like wolves. If you want a wolf, you have to trap it. Snare it. Then to keep it happy, you have to tame it. Feed it, care for it. Lovingly. The way an animal deserves. And my animal deserves a lot of loving." -- Dwight Schrute, The Office

Sunday, March 21, 2010

On Health Care Reform

I have Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). It's a very serious genetic disease for which there is no cure -- only transplants and dialysis. I have been fortunate so far, but some day my kidneys will shut down. It's likely I will not live my full normal lifespan that I could otherwise expect to live. There are several medications I am supposed to take, including blood pressure medicine (my high blood pressure very seriously exacerbates my kidney disease), as well as some very effective medications for my chronic depression and my ADD. I have not had any of those medications in over two years because in the fall of 2007 I lost my job and my health insurance. My current employer is a small business which can't afford to give me coverage. The health insurance reform bill will change that; I will finally be covered again and will get the medicines I VERY much need to be taking. I am completely fed up with the completely psychotic LIES that right-wingers tell about the health care reform bill. The bill is in NO WAY a "government takeover." There IS NO government health plan; the "public option" is not in this bill. Nobody is having their choice restricted; you still get to choose your insurance and choose your doctors EXACTLY as you get to now. Small business will not be "burdened" by being forced to provide health care; the bill subsidizes insurance for small business which can't afford it. It is a VERY pro-small-business bill, and will help small businesses, no burden or harm them in any way. There are certainly no "death panels" in the health reform bill. Government agents will not be visiting anybody's home at all, and the government will not be telling ANYBODY that they can't have the operation they need or the medicine they've been prescribed. In fact, the CURRENT system has insurance companies telling people that they can't have the operation they need or the medicine they've been prescribed. Death panels are currently in existence: they are the for-profit insurance companies which, unregulated, are denying people life-saving procedures because it's cheaper to let them die. The current health care system is just that: private companies making huge profits from illness, and then telling you when it's time for you to die because the next step would not be profitable for them. The health reform would END these death panels, not send in any government agents or take away any of your choices. The bill will, however, reimburse you when you want to discuss end-of-life care with your own physician. That's right, you won't have to pay for that out-of-pocket. So why are Republicans so radically against the health reform bill? For one, it's because it will regulate the insurance companies which make massive donations to Republicans' re-election campaigns. Secondly, it's because they are in a stunningly child-like mindset of being against anything that President Obama is for. (Those of you following the news closely will already be aware of the many times a Republican proposed an amendment to the health care bill, but then suddenly decided to vote against his own amendment after Obama said he thought it was a good idea.) In my situation, having gone over two years without the medical coverage and the medicines I need to manage my incurable illness, I NEED this bill. My employer will finally be able to give me proper health insurance coverage, and without harming the business. The opposition to this bill is just the product of fear, misinformation, and payoffs from the huge companies that profit from illness. Just think about it. And think about it HONESTLY.
On Blanchard Mountain with Moxxie. It's raining. Having a small picnic in the car. We'll look around more if/when the rain stops.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Took fluffy pooch to Hovander Homestead Park in Ferndale & had a great walk. Back home now, and about to start working on some photos.
Saw a brand new ANTM last night! Taking puppy on a little sunny-day adventure somewhere for fresh air & fun. Then later I'll work on photos of Briauna and of Mackenzie.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Even after work on a Friday with the sun shining and a happy puppy beside me, Im still feeling awful today. :-(
Feeling seriously awful today. But I had a KILER shoot last night with Briauna and makeup artist Alicia.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Something Karrin found. Hilarious. Even just the product's logo alone is too much!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Team Nosferatu!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Once again I got proof that photography is for the wealthy, not the talented-but-poor. Talent & passion count for jack s**t if you're poor.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Quiet please! New Family Guy on!! Shhhhh...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Getting ready to take fluffy white pooch for a stroll around Lake Padden... unless we suddenly come up with an even better idea.
Never seen The Office before. Just watched 2 episodes -- the one where they're bought by Sabre, and then when two guys are fighting over being manager or sales. AWESOME! :-D

Friday, March 12, 2010

A model flaked on me tonight. Simply did not show up. Grrrr... Models should reply to their messages, and should show up when scheduled.
Thinking of using "Northwest Washington's premiere fashion photographer" on the argument that Monroe is not really in "NW" Washington.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mackenzie got a gig modeling for hair coloring, and it was MY beauty shot of her that caught their attention and got them interested! Can I get rich & famous now? :-D

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Little Billy's Letters to famous and infamous people
Shooting Mackenzie tomorrow and Victoria on Friday, but no other shoots are scheduled after that. I'm so tired lately, and the few I really want to work with are getting difficult to make arrangements with. :-(

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Just made my first invoice (No. 0001) for my own business. Makes me nervous and excited! Can't wait to receive the payment. :-D

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Please help me get the chorus of this song out of my head!
Wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube men!
Finally did a new shoot with Bridgette today -- the first since Dec. 2008. I don't have any more shoots scheduled until Thursday, so the next few nights I'll be catching up on processing and posting photos, and working on Karrin's website.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Friday, March 05, 2010

My geek magic worked. The hard drive was successfully resurrected with all data apparently intact! Worst computer scare ever for me.
Photography is for the RICH, not the talented. Just lost all but the last few photoshoots because i could never afford backup drives. *I QUIT PHOTOGRAPHY*

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Karrin leaves Saturday night -- far too soon. I wanted more time with her between her trips. Stressed and upset about it. :-(

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Lousy day. Woke up with chronic pain flaring. feeling awful. Can't wait to see Avatar with K-girl tonight.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

I just built a WORKING time machine in my closet. It can transport you 10 years into the future. Just step into it and wait 10 years.
I just built a WORKING time machine in my closet. It can transport you 10 years into the future. Just step into it and wait 10 years.

Monday, March 01, 2010

(Singing) Little puppy, he's so tiny, he cost a dollar ninety-nine/ And I got him, from a toy machine, in a little plastic ball!
Karrin leaves again at 8pm Saturday. *sniff* Guess we'd better enjoy this week. Plans include sushi, Avatar, and dinner with her parents.