Thursday, February 05, 2009

My project for 2009 is to take a daily photograph of myself for an entire year. This idea transpired and morphed from a couple of different sources. A few months ago, I heard a feature on CBC radio's "spark". They introduced us to a man that took a daily polaroid photograph for 18 years. They were not necessarily photos of himself, but there was one for each day and there were no "do-overs". Years after he passed away, a friend of his scanned them all and posted them online. I was intrigued by this.

Part of my idea also came from reading AJ Jacobs book The Year of Living Biblically. In the book, he tries to follow every rule in the Bible, literally. Part of this includes him not trimming his facial hair, so he had a photo layout showing the change in his beard each month. This inspired me.

So, on New Years Eve, I decided I would use the built-in camera in my computer to take a daily photograph of myself. I would do no do-overs and I wouldn't get upset if I missed a day because, let's face it...that's going to be a lot of photos! Missing a day here and there won't hurt :D

So, here is the month of January!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Clouds in my Coffee

I started drinking coffee early. While visiting my aunt Peggy, I would join the adults for coffee as early as I can remember. (I'm guessing about 10 or 11 years old) At that time, I just put whatever my parents put in their coffee, so for most of my life, I've taken my coffee with 2 creams and 2 sugars. It makes it easy at Tim Horton's ...double double. It has a nice ring to it :D

Recently, Jason & I were discussing coffee and how it sounds really cool when you say "I'll have a" I really didn't think I'd enjoy black coffee, but decided I was going to start weaning myself down to black.

I started by ordering "regular" - 1 cream, 1 sugar. But, I found it wasn't creamy enough. However, I figured I could do without the sugar. So, I've been taking my coffee with double cream and NO sugar. I think eventually I will reduce the cream, but for now, that is my progress.