today.... my blog exists 1 year! this was my first post, a pic of CaT (cat and tim) on a couch (and not much more) in some apartment somewhere in boston. i came up with the idea during our long and boring flight. since a few years i enjoyed taking photos and some i was using as my screensaver on my laptop. i would always be glad when colleagues came into my office, we would be talking, my screensaver would start, and they would start watching those pics, and occasionally say; oh, thats a nice photo!
then we moved and i wanted another means of showing pics, and to a greater audience than people happening to see my screensaver, and came up with the (i thought) original idea of posting one pic, one, and not more, per day. besides, the title of the post could not be more, or less, than 2 words. in the beginning i found it rather difficult to be allowed only one pic, but those were the rules i set... :) i liked that it made me think more carefully about pics i was taking; one pic should eventually have to show it all! it also made me more daring (sometimes).. i would think when getting shy; oh, i do need to take this picture "for my blog"! never been much interested in blogs, i discovered countless people have one. soon i found citydailyphoto; based on the concept of showing 1 pic a day of the city you live in.....
ah well... not original, but very enjoyable, most of the times... :) too bad recently i dont have much time taking pics and rely on what i take on sundays.. too bad i so often am indecisive on what pic to pick... like today.. :) so i thought to, like last year, choose a picture taken with my laptop. this one is from nearly a year ago, at my desk in the lab....when my watch was still in one piece, and i still dared wearing it. now that it has been repaired (that took months! and quite some money.. :( , i am too afraid to drop it again, or to expose it to all the watch-unfriendly chemicals in the lab.
but... against my own rules, i also wrote far too much today!