Thursday, March 26, 2009

My Turn

G’day my loyal blog readers.  I haven’t made an appearance since January and for that I apologize.  I can give plenty of excuses about how life is busy and that I don’t have time and yada yada yada.  While that may be true to some degree, it’s all about priorities and making time for things.  I remember my Dad shutting down one of my many excuses as a teenager where I was complaining about not having enough time for something.  He wisely pointed out the amount of time I spent on computer games and reading photography magazines or playing with my camera and made me remember that it’s not so much a question of having time, but making time for what was most important.

Alright, with that out of the way, a quick update on the life at the Junior Buhler household.  Karen and I have been waking up very sore recently.  That’s right, we’re experiencing the bittersweet feeling one gets the day or two after exercise.  We have been very diligent with our athletic endeavors recently.  Karen went on this exercise kick on the tail end of her last sickness and dragged me into it as well.  I got a spouse pass for the KU Rec center and have enjoyed playing racquetball again.  It’s one of my favorite sports because no matter how hard you hit the ball, it can only go about 15ft in any direction.  Unlike tennis where you have to go chasing after balls you miss (or hit over the fence when you’re over zealous) racquetball keeps the ball close.  Karen is showing vast improvement as well.  She has gone from being afraid of the ball and rarely hitting it back at the wall to being able to score (accidentally, I’m sure) from time to time.  The racquetball courts are very popular.  Reservations have to be made early in the day for an evening match.  We found that out the hard way when we sat outside all 4 courts for about an hour and never got a chance to play.  Lesson learned.  Make reservations.

Last week was Spring Break and I spent the majority of it in North Carolina.  Work sent me to UNC Chapel Hill for sorority composite pictures.  A long time ago our family lived in the Raleigh-Durham area but I don’t remember any of it.  The only things I remember from North Carolina were the big trees in our backyard that beautifully framed the swimming pool I was determined to dig myself.  Oh yeah, this three-year-old was undaunted by such a grown-up task.  Later I found out that my Dad spend a full weekend filling in the holes before we moved to Kentucky.  Sorry Dad.  You’re a trooper!  My only other memory I have from North Carolina was meeting my imaginary friend Hodie on the beach.  For those of you not well acquainted with Hodie, he is a red Tiger from Pennsylvania.  He and I were buds.  Many an afternoon was spent with my loyal red Tiger friend that closely resembled Tony the Tiger of Frosted Flakes fame.  You all know, “They’re Greeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaattt!”  I really liked North Carolina.  I would consider living there some day.  Raleigh is currently the fastest growing city in America so apparently it’s a popular place.  I liked the plethora of great universities in the area.  It’s arguably the College Basketball Mecca of the US.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Rock Chalk Jayhawk for life but that’s some high quality stuff over there.  I also liked the trees and hills and green all over the place.  Oh, and don’t let the North in North Carolina fool you.  In real life, North Carolina is really very southern.  I’m not saying that’s a good or bad thing, it’s just southern.

In other news, we had dinner at my Grandmother’s to celebrate yet another of my Dad’s birthdays.  I’m not telling you which one because you won’t believe me anyways.  I love dinners with family so close.  Sorry Amelia and Kristen, we have quite the monopoly on the local family benefits.

Finally, I’m going to make an announcement.  I’m going to start a photography blog.  I’ve been meaning to do this for a long time now but I’m tired of not making the time to do it.  Most of my blog will be how-to and technical details of the photographs I make.  I’ve fallen in love with the website Flickr over the last 6 months and I find so many ideas and things I want to try and I would like to record my progress in the blog.  I will also give some helpful hints and suggestions to those of you who don’t know as much about photography.  If you want to check out some of my stuff, you can look at my Flickr photostream and read the descriptions of my pictures.  I’m all about giving detailed descriptions so others can duplicate the effect and learn from my methods.

Here’s my most recent work.  I should have been doing homework but this is just so much more fun. 

Water Drop


Becca said...

Daniel - who is asleep - has a brother living in Raleigh. They also call it the south. His wife
is the only white person at her job (working with low income kids/people/not exactly sure). But coastal states are nice.

Beth said...

I believe it's grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat! Perhaps Hodie said it differently.