Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Thematic Photographic - Delayed

Why is there not a new Thematic Photographic entry on this lovely New Year's Eve? Well, since I've got a rapidly discharging laptop battery, I'll use point form:
  • No wireless where we're staying
  • Search for wireless in swimming pool
  • Attract attention of one of the guys putting up decorative lights for tonight's big shindig
  • He asks if I can see his router
  • Turns out he's "Stan", whose router I surreptitiously borrowed this morning
  • Advises me he's turned it off for the evening
  • Apparently so have all the other residents of this decidedly non-geeky 'hood
  • I wander the parking lot looking for a signal
  • Find one...way down the street
  • Am sitting on a concrete block beside someone's parking spot, contending with a signal that drifts in and out
  • Would like to sit here and compose a thoughtful entry to end off 2008, but can't get past the fact that said concrete block is precisely one-third the size of my tailbone. An ergonomic workspace this is not
  • I suspect my wife's wondering where I've gone. Must get back inside soon before she sends the search parties after me
  • Will upload new TP entry when connectivity is restored. Morning, perhaps?
  • In the meantime, I'll share that this week's (indeed, year's!) kickoff photo has something to do with witnessing a beachfront sunrise with my wife, and why everyone deserves to start a new day feeling as good about the world as I did sitting in the cold sand beside her.
May the coming year be a blessed one for you and everyone who's important to you. Please know that your sharing in this little journey of mine has enhanced my own year, and I look forward to seeing what the next year has to offer us all.

All the best, and onward...

33 comments:

Pagan Sphinx said...

Happy new year to you and yours, Carmi. I've enjoyed your photographs and comments very much.

Looking forward to a future Thematic Photographic experience!

Peace,
Pagan

kenju said...

OOOOH, I saw a beachfront sunrise in November, and it was magnificent. (It wasn't really, but any sunrise is good, no matter what).

The happiest of New Year's to you and Morah Mommy, Carmi!!

MissMeliss said...

Happy new year to you and your family, Carmi. (You seriously need a cell card for your laptop).

bobbie said...

Happy New Year, Carmi!

Whenever you get this one started, mine is up. I'll be looking for yours later in the day.

bobbie said...

A very happy new year to you and your family, Carmi.

Whenever you can get this week started, mine is up. I'll be looking forward to seeing your photo.

magiceye said...

!!!! WISH YOU AND YOURS A SUPER 2009 !!!!

Nikki-ann said...

As I'm uploading a shed load of "Frosty" photos, I'm looking forward to the next Thematic Photographic for another subject to look to.

I wish you a Happy New Year and all the best to you and your family for 2009!

Ash said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, Carmi! Have a wonderful 2009 :-)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Happy New Year, to you and your family Carmi!
All the best in 2009!

I love this post! I watched the sunrise over the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks, this morning.

craziequeen said...

Happy New Year and all best wishes for 2009! :-)

cq

Hey it's Amy Shipp said...

Aww Carmi~ I would let you use my router! Stan sounds crabby! Happy New Year to you :D

Janet said...

You're behind one week, I'm behind months. Don't worry about it or feel the need to explain. Your loyal readers will certainly understand. Happy New Year btw!

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Happy New Year to you, your wife, children and Frasier (hope I got the name right LOL). I havent always been able to keep up with all of your posts this year, but when I have come to visit I have enjoyed your style of writing, zest for life and energy.

I hope you had a wonderful New Year's day.

Lori

Vodka Mom said...

Happy New Year, Carmi!

Gyrobo said...

That's why I take my 600-mile Ethernet cable when I go on vacation.

Zelda and Irving said...

Hello from mom and dad

bellamocha said...

I had to giggle as I read your post, it sounds a little frustrating to say the least!! I hope that the beautiful sunrise made up for it :)

I do love the way you write and always feel invigorated after reading here. You are a very positive thinking person. If only they could bottle you up...you'd cure many an ill.

Happy New Year, Carmi!

bellamocha said...

I had to giggle as I read your post, it sounds a little frustrating to say the least!! I hope that the beautiful sunrise made up for it :)

I do love the way you write and always feel invigorated after reading here. You are a very positive thinking person. If only they could bottle you up...you'd cure many an ill.

Happy New Year, Carmi!

Bob-kat said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. Wishing 2009 is filled with health, wealth and happiness :)

Maggie, Dammit said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, Carmi.

Wordnerd said...

Happy new year to you and your wonderful family! I'm looking forward to another year of insightful posts and fabulous photography.

photowannabe said...

All the best and onward to you too. Enjoy your vacation and recharge your batteries.....

sage said...

Happy New Year... I was thinking your photographic challenge was a shot of "delayed" If that was the case, I posted mine earlier today.

Pamela said...

I have an acquaintance that lives waaaay out in the country. One day a van stopped at the end of their lane. It had New Jersey license plates.

They finally figured out it was a traveler using their router.

What were they doing out in the middle of nowhere looking for internet?

At least a vacationer like you -- it would be normal to be looking for wireless.


(ps. They have it password locked now.)

Awareness said...

I love the pictures you have drawn here Carmi....sometimes a photo is not needed.

happy new year my friend....to you and your family. I do look forward to a year unfolding as it will.....may we all have a chance to see a few gorgeous sunrises in 2009.

Martha said...

Happy New Year Carmi! :-)

h&b said...

Happy New Year Carmi !

:)

Pinky said...

I just read several posts, Carmi.
Quiet and peace seem to be the theme lately. I need it so badly in my life right now.
I'm glad you've taken off your wrist watch, turned off your Blackberry, and ignored your calendar. Keep it up as long as you can.
My quiet must come from within.
Happy New Year to you and your family.

I am a Tornado ~ proven fact! said...

Happy New Year.

I particularly liked this post - it depicts such desire and dedication and in between the lines - a lot of personality.

Leon Basin said...

Hey, how are you doing?

Carol said...

Health & happiness to you and yours in 2009 Carmi.... it has been wonderful sharing your journey... and getting to meet your beautiful family (Frasier too). :) You've certainly enhanced my year.... thankyou.

carol

Heidi said...

Happy New Year, Carmi!

Many blessings wished for you, your wife and children in the year ahead!

Hilary said...

Happy New Year to you and your, Carmi. I hope 2009 is a beauty for you.