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I was asked a for a headshot, and while I’ve got a standard media kit, I’m thinking that the old collection of headshots needed to be updated. And what I really wanted was a more current image. So there are four, culled from the last 12 months or so, and one of them should be used. But which one?

I’m just personally against the concept of using an image from, like, High School for a “current” web image. Just strikes me as a little unjust.

Laeti edimus qui nos subigant!
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Stuck in a rut?
Some days, I have to wonder if I’m caught in a trap, one of my own making, stuck, no way out, and I was thinking about this as I meandered towards a certain creek. With no paddle. Three days in a row, three days now, get up and plug away on a horoscope. Then fish. Or fish and then work on a scope. Then wander towards downtown, via Barton Springs’ cold, clear water, go for a quick dip, stop off and get a single shot of afternoon espresso, and wander back home. Each afternoon, different routes, but certain destinations were the same, same spot on the creek for a swim. Different coffee shops, but still. Vegetarian food twice, two-meat platter on Tuesday. All very predictable. Safe. It’s warm out – spring-like.

Caught a couple of small fish, thought about cutting one up for bait, but I just tossed it back. A neighbor (Sagittarius) did see me wrestling with one fish, Wednesday noon, but the monster shook the hook before I could get a grip (and photo). Yeah, pretty much sounds like I’m stuck in a rut.

Twice on Wednesday afternoon, an – I’m assuming – attractive young lady on a bicycle, one was brunette, one was blond, both were wearing jeans, went pedaling by, and both of them said “Hi!” as if they knew me. But from behind large dark glasses? I couldn’t identify either one.

At least five miles each afternoon, I hope that counts for something.

Good concept, micropayments drive game business – elsewhere. The game is free, the customized stuff costs.


Then again, I look at my own price point and structure, and I’m figuring I’m at the mini-payment point already. If it costs too much, you probably shouldn’t be wasting time reading horoscopes.

And other online trends:
Washington Post on growth, and “what’s happening” online. Huh.

Afternoon shots:
Two images, one from downtown, actually, now that I write it down, both were – physically – downtown.


That flower, maybe this weekend I’ll get chance to try and rescue the images from the disk, but Tuesday afternoon, there were three or four of those little weeds, and by Wednesday afternoon, most of them were gone. The problem with shifting digital image recorders, different cameras, is the way the background metal wall looks. It’s really just a rust color, being rusted steel, and from the point of composition, at least, as far as I care about it, I liked the rust color to be more rusted. The sign on its side? Might just be me. I thought it was obliquely funny. Pointed, too.

Mercurial notes from space:
So, the way I read this, Mercury took a big hit, a while back, like 4.5 billion years ago.

Da Vinci code:
Blah blah blah: any bets on this being a cruel hoax? And the most interesting pull-out quote I read in the text?

“Modern scholarship has shown, however, that the tradition of Mary having been a prostitute is based on later church legends and not on any biblical text.”

Oh but it gets better, and I must suggest a little suspect, but then, translation is a tricky business. If I can miss a nuance with someone from another state, or some girlfriend, well, there you have it.

“Mary says that if it’s so easy for Jesus to produce gold, then a honeymoon in Gaul should not have been beyond their means.”

Of all the gall?


Laeti edimus qui nos subigant!
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About the author: Born and raised in East Texas, Kramer Wetzel, settled in a South Austin trailer park before trailer parks were cool. He now lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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