Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Note About This Blog

I created this blog to chronicle my 365 project. Now that I've completed my project, I don't plan on adding any new content to the blog. My plan is instead just to let it be a time capsule of a year in my life. To everyone who has followed or visited my blog, thank you. I hope you found at least one photo here that entertained, inspired, informed, or intrigued you.



Day 365/365 - La Fin, Enfin

And so my 365 project ends as it began, with me standing in front of the Capitol building and sticking out my tongue. When I started this project I fully expected to get bored and give up after a month. Then, when I hit the 3 month point, it started to become a grind. There was no way I was giving up then, however, and rendering the three months of effort to that point worthless. Oddly enough, I think I'm more pleased with myself for not missing a single day than I am for completing the project.

Here's the tally of the photos I took over the course of my project (although given how bad I am at math these numbers are probably more approximate than they are accurate):

Shots featuring me, in whole, in part, or in reflection - 100
Shots taken in restaurants/bars - 25
Shots about plays - 24
Shots at baseball games - 21
Shots including books/magazines/newspapers - 20
Shots about movies - 15
Shots about concerts - 13
Shots in museums/galleries - 12

Plus 4 Navy football games, 2 parades, 2 kickball games, 2 operas, 1 Navy basketball game, 1 circus, 1 carnival, 1 roller derby, 1 Cirque du Soleil and a week in Venice, an Alaskan cruise, four trips to New York City, and one trip to Houston.

No partridge in a pear tree, though. Still, it was a pretty damn good year. Thanks for letting me share it with you.

The End

(Taken with my Nikon Coolpix S200)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Day 364/365 - Post-It Note Impression No. 12

For the final Post-It Note impression of my 365 project, I figured I was secure enough in my manhood to try a bit of a gender bender. Quick, who am I this time?

(Taken with my Nikon Coolpix S200)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Day 363/365 - I Feel Like Bustin' Loose...

...bustin' loose. Gimme the beat y'all!

This statue by Michael Lantz is entitled "Man Controlling Trade." It was sculpted in 1942 and, along with its twin, it bookends two sides of the headquarters of the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC. But to me, as I near the completion of my 365 project, this statue instead brings to mind a song by another Washington institution -- the Godfather of Go-Go, the Dean of the DC Music Scene, Mr. Chuck Brown!

(Taken with my Nikon Coolpix S200)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Day 362/365 - The Man in the Mirror

For the final 'self-portrait of the week' of my 365 project, we have this shot of me taken in the lobby of my apartment building. It took me forever to realize that those lilies weren't real. It was the fake water that threw me.

(Taken with my Nikon D90)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Twice on Sunday Bonus Photo - The Secret World of Children

For the final bonus photo from my archives of my 365 project, we have this shot that I took this past summer of children playing inside a moon bounce/bouncy castle at the Arlington County Fair.

(Taken with my Nikon D90)

Day 361/365 - A Good Day for a Long Walk

The weather was gorgeous today, so I decided to have lunch at a riverside cafe in Georgetown and then walk home along the Mt. Vernon Trail. I brought my portable radio with me so I could listen to Charlie and Dave calling the last Nationals game of the year as I walked. The Nats were gracious enough to send their game against the Braves to extra innings so I was able to listen to the broadcast all the way home. Now that I'm home, however, I wish they'd hurry up and finish off the Braves so I can focus on watching the Broncos play the Cowboys.

(Taken with my Nikon Coolpix S200)

UPDATE: The Nats won the game 2-1 in the 15th inning. It was the longest game in Washington Nationals history. After starting this season with a 7-game losing streak, the Nats finished the season with a 7-game winning streak. Baseball is a funny game.