Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I would do it all again if I had the chance.

Calling me back

Wandering for hours, I was weary when I found her. A goddess from the sea, she said she had been waiting a lifetime for me. I fell unconscious after we made love on the rocks, and she dragged my body into the water and drowned me. The strong tail of a fish where legs once were. Just before my lungs filled with the cold blue water, I opened my eyes to look at her one last time. The smile on my face surprised her! I only pretended to be sleeping.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

WWW.GUYWITHCAMERA.NET

Big news here! I finally bought a legitimate website name! I've been putting this off since the beginning almost 2 years ago because guywithcamera(dot)com was already bought in 2005 by some jackass hoping to make money off the URL in the future...so I tried waiting him out, but I couldn't wait any longer for that name to become available. So I took out a big loan, and spent the entire $10 on www.guywithcamera.net! Yes, that's right, ten American dollars which is about the price of lunch in the city if you get a Snapple too, and I like my Snapples!

Anyway, now you can tell your friends that www.guywithcamera.net is just the coolest blog, and the name is so easy to remember! Besides, dot-com is overrated...it's so late-1990s...

On an unrelated note, here are some more pictures from Ireland!


There were these neat broken-down stone cottages all over the place, usually in fields filled with cows and sheep.


This is the (ironic) heel-click jump, usually reserved for beautiful sunny days...however at the time it was only getting colder, windier, and when it finally started to rain yet again, Noreen busted this move!

watch out for the gnome when he drinks...
Beware the pub-gnome.

Blue skies, finally!
As soon as the rain stopped and the sun came out...we wasted no time pulling the car over and doing this...other tourists who were just pulling over to look at the scenery were half-amazed, half-appalled...what, have they never seen a tripod?

Ancient Stone Circle, Kenmare, Ireland
This stone circle is apparently from earlier than 500 B.C. and is in the town of Kenmare, about a 2 minute walk from the center of town down a small path. The boulder in the middle is about 7 tons, and obviously we had to jump on it and conjure creepy old birds from the sky! No tripod here, just rested the camera on one of the stones, set the 10 second self-timer and ran like hell :)

Has everyone had enough of the Ireland pics? No? OK, that's good because there are more to come...



Saturday, August 20, 2011

There will always be a way

she rose from the sea, and the birds followed

There were few left after the bombs fell. She rose from the sea, immune to the radiation, a new species. Post-apocalyptic woman. The birds grew in numbers, feasting on the carcasses of the dead, but they paid her no mind.

The Burren, County Clare, Ireland

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Siren Song

Siren Song

For a split-second, you're not completely certain that a hidden part of you won't take you over the edge...just to see what it would feel like.

Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Ireland

Dublin
Dublin at night

Here are a few of my faves from our recent vacation in Ireland, from the first three days of the trip when it rained almost every day. The sun sets around 10:30 at night, and in Dublin, the night sky was this amazing turquoise blue color right after sunset. That color ain't photoshop! It was so cool.

Glendalough
Glendalough

There are a lot of ancient graveyards in Ireland. Glendalough was a 6th century monastery until the English destroyed it in 1398, which is a common theme in Ireland. Everywhere you look there is a monument or sign about something the English did, or someone that was brutally flogged or hanged or tortured etc. Oh those silly English troops...

Blarney Castle
Blarney Castle grounds

Blarney Castle
Most amazing tree ever in the Blarney Castle gardens

This tree was crazy...growing sideways off the ground and huge! With a little help, I was able to boost Neen into the tree, and she is sitting on her jacket since the tree was all wet from the rain. When it was my turn, I kind of just took a running start and jumped on it like it was a huge horse, almost splitting my pants in the process...and yes she got a picture of it.

Valentia Island
Ancient burial ground on Valentia Island

Valentia Island is this tiny island off the western coast of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry. There is a five minute ferry ride to the island, and it is the westernmost settlement in Europe. We went to the westernmost coast of the island and yelled as loud as we could over to Montauk Point on Long Island, but I was disappointed to find out after we returned from our trip that no one heard us. Maybe they didn't have the windows open in the lighthouse, or maybe they were playing really loud music? I don't know what the problem was, cause we yelled reaaaally loud!

The sun came out for the second half of the trip, and the pictures are just so much better when it's not raining. Stay tuned...
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