Lighting was terrible in there and I was in Complete And Total GeekFreakout Mode, but I got an image.
Details? I spotted him from above and apparently said "OMYGOD" loud enough to startle the people below me. But by the time they looked up to figure out where that noise came from I'd already grabbed the camera and flew downstairs. heh.
See, promises were made to certain people not to repeat this year what I did last year. And I'm not gonna. But on the other hand I routinely use this space to stash links so I can easily find them later. That's my cover story for posting this. The rest of the Obsessive Tracking will occur off-site.
There seems to be nothing I can do about photos opening in huge, huge, HUGE windows. If you knew what it takes to post a picture now as compared to before, you'd feel sorry for me. Can't even give pictures titles anymore. Nor can you preview a post without turning off the pop-up blocker, which of course means that if you forget to turn it off afterwards - because the whole point of a pop-up blocker is to turn it on once and never think about it again - your next browsing session is an adventure of flashy windows popping up everywhere. Assuming the whole thing doesn't crash when you try to preview a post. Don't even get me started on trying to create links. Half the time it doesn't work.
Typepad is the one that rolled out an abysmal "new & improved" compose screen with no provision to opt out and a bizzaro world belief that ! Everything Is Just Great ! Frankly, I'm just waiting to see how much worse it will get, because every attempt to post brings a new horror.
I suggest sending !!! WTF !!! emails to Typepad, not to me. Then again, they're not really listening to paying customers right now, so they probably don't care what you think, either.
Believe me, I will find out more. I will drag it out of him. I will share what I learn with the universe (or at least here on the blog).
I can do this because I KNOW WHERE HE LIVES. I WILL trek into the Hinterlands and show up on the sidewalk in front of his house and I will scream DOUGLAS!! WHAT THE FUCK!! YOU'RE ALL LIKE O HAVE YOU SEEN THAT I REDID MY WEBSITEAND YOU FAILED TO MENTION YOUR AWESOMENESS IS JOINING WITH THAT OF SAUL WILLIAMS WHICH WILL OF COURSE RESULT IN SOME SORT OF GALACTIC CONFLUENCE OF MIND EXPLOSION LIVE AND ON STAGE?
I'm gonna tell your wife on you. THAT'S my REVENGE.
Many drafts, many failures over many weeks before I came up with two versions I think work. Here's one of them (unquilted). One reason I like this one better is that it does not require foundation piecing. Foundation piecing, as you know, is on the Vast List of Things That Irritate Me. The other thing I like about this one is it's a two-fer...you can let the circle roll by itself, or put it against a background. And of course, teeny strips to make the red & white stripes! Yay, teeny strips!