More Monday morning musings; I have a new bike.
How do you like that alliteration I worked into the blog title? No extra charge. You’re welcome.
I very rarely plan the subject of my daily blog in advance (I realize that no one is dying of shock here). My usual morning routine is to sit at my desk drinking black coffee with a familiar dull look on my face while the blank screen mocks me. Things generally work out okay: the caffeine does its job, inspiration hits, and words eventually start to flow from my fingers…
The main JSF web site has undergone quite a few software changes and redesigns over the past decade. When the current design launched in early 2011, I decided that I liked how a small photo looked next to each blog on the main page. This, of course, meant I had to have at least one photograph or picture in every single blog. I didn’t give the ramifications of this design choice much thought, but I wish that I had. Now I don’t merely have to come up with something semi-interesting to write about every single day, I also have to come up with some sort of image.
I enjoy photography, so I often have something on my camera or phone relating to whatever it is I decide to write about. Admittedly I sometimes take superfluous photographs just so I’ll have something to post (recent case in point: a row of friggin’ water bottles. Awesome water bottles, but water bottles.)
This morning I was looking at the media library from my recent posts, and I thought it was pretty cool how those images made me recall in pretty decent detail the various topics I’ve covered over the past couple months. Also, as I was looking at the images I thought, “Ohhh, I know! I’ll take screenshot of those thumbnails–today’s image is in the bag-YES!” So today’s featured image is a screenshot of other images. I hope I didn’t create some sort of infinite loop.
I guess at this point it’s pretty obvious that I didn’t have a single original idea rattling around in my vacant head this morning, so I just started typing. It’s Monday, cut me some slack.
Oh, one last thing: I have a new bike. It’s a real nice bike, too. She is actually sitting right behind me here in my office. I have placed her there so that I may turn around and admire her whenever I want. I do that often, because she’s extremely pretty and I always smile when I see her. Full details along with a fairly ridiculous number of photographs on Wednesday.