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21 September 2009

I'm in my third year of taking self portraits to post on Flickr.  When I die, nobody is going to be able to complain that there were never any photos taken of me! 

But after three years, there is a little dampening of that creative spark that was there during year one.  I notice that all of us who have continued on into the third year sometimes have to really stretch things to get a daily self portrait.  I posted this one recently, for example, because it was nearing midnight and I still hadn't taken my daily photo.

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But the very next day I came across a web site, run by Hallmark Cards, called "Every Day's a Holiday."  It lists at least one holiday for every day of the year.  So I decided to start posting a photo a day related to one of the day's holidays. 

(I should add that the day after I found the site, I lost it and, since its sponsor was Rice Krispie treats, I spent a day looking for all the Rice Krispie and Kelloggs sites I could find, to no avail..then thought of retracing my steps through the History, where I found it again, but in the process found several other "every day's a holiday" sites.)  So I'm going to see how far I can go celebrating holidays.

Like National Cheeseburger Day.

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This actually was a  more difficult shot to get than you'd expect.  We only have one drive-thru fast food place on this side of town and when I got there, it was "temporarily closed."  (I learned later that they had closed down SEVENTY Jack-in-the-Boxes in the area that day, and then reopened them later, under Chapter 11!)  I was going to start the project, then, on a different day, but after going to see Seussical Friday night, I decided I'd drive by Jack-in-the-Box again, and it was opened.  So this photo was taken at 11 p.m. ... and the dogs got most of the food I bought because I wasn't really hungry at all.

The next day, "Talk like a Pirate Day" just involved a lot of Photoshop manipulation.

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But I was ready for National Women's Friendship Day today...

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...because Catherine (left) was bringing her daughter Siobhan to UC Davis to move into the dorm.  The two of them and their friend Artemis met me for a late lunch at Crepeville.

And I'm really looking forward to the 22nd, which is "Elephant Appreciation Day" because I have a GREAT photo already for that.

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(This is what I'd look like if I had Peggy's body!)

It may be an interesting year...or I may just give up at some point, but there are lots of really great possibilities among the lists I found.


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"Got Pablum?"


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