Things That Make Me Want To Throw Things

Ways not to have a conversation with me: Cohort: So I just got done meeting with the business owners and they have decided to collapse the requirements from the complicated setup to the simple one. Me: Very cool.  Hopefully the rework on our side has no surprised. Cohort: Well, it shouldn’t because we are making…

Wind, Headache & Failed Photo Trip

I heard his alarm go off and opened my eyes to see how early it was because it felt early.  It was still dark outside, the sun maybe just starting to crack the horizon.  I closed my eyes again and wondered why he was getting up so early.  I mean, I knew he was going…

A Long Past Week

I like my boss.  I respect him. I think he is a good leader.  I think he knows where things need to go – in a positive way.   It is one of the reasons why I went to this company. But – and you knew there would be a “but” – But – the way…

Being a Kink Event Photographer

“So, do you take photos of everyone?” “Nope.  I only take photos of those who have given me permission.” “How do you get permission?” “I ask. Or they come and give me permission.” “Oh, so you won’t take photos of me?” “Are you giving me permission?” “No.” “Then no.  And if you are accidently in…

Working from Home

Hi. I’m Emmy. And this meme is me….. I cannot help it. But, to be fair, despite the fact that I may take some, ahem, personal therapy session and nap breaks, I do end up working more than an 8 hour day when I am working from home. But still.  I cannot help it. One…

Summary of My Weekend

I called my almost 18 year old an asshole last night. I think that can safely summarize my weekend. It came to the point where I called her that after I realized her Senior photo is due to the school in a few days.  I asked her which one she wanted me to use.  I…

Grateful

I am thankful for my life. My parents. My brothers – even when I don’t think they get me. My work – even when it frustrate me. My health – even when allergies drive me nutty. My husband. My paramour. My kids. My pets. My house. My car. My ability to shoot photos. My friends….

What’s the opposite of HUMP?

I have gone to HUMP! for several years in a row now.  I enjoy seeing the creativity of the port films people have submitted for the show.  I enjoy laughing and cheering and cringing at what is part of the about 20 short-porn film show.  At the end, since Portland and Seattle are the two…

Mental Health Day

This week has been a rough one.  I woke up this morning realizing what it was doing for my health. The starts of the head cold that I thought I had kicked last week was back today.  In hindsight, it has been fighting to come back for the last few days.  I was exhausted –…

Samhain

I learned about Samhain when I was reading a book set in Ireland.  Samhain was Halloween – when the line between the living and the dead is thin.  The dead can cross easily back into the land of the living – to visit, to cross over. Later I learned from my Wiccan friends that it was…