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This is a sneak peak of a new image collection, called Vintage Afternoon, that I HOPE to launch this weekend when I work on the Never Ending Project of setting up an Etsy shop. Besides all the little bits (profile, policy, announcement, shipping) that need to be filled in, I am insisting on having the prints completed before I offer them for sale as I don’t think buyers should wait a week or more for shipping. Thus, I need to have prints I am happy with and since I have such an extensive background in color printing, I have rejected most of what I’ve gotten done. Sooooooo, it’s turning into a long process.
I really hope I can finish or at least get some images listed this weekend…
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I wish I had thought of a better title… :)
Uh, I’ve been meaning to write something on this for awhile. I post our badminton tournament scores here occasionally, like it has some importance, and since badminton has a reputation as a dorky, pansy kind of game, I thought I’d explain.
We began playing two years ago at the suggestion of my sister when we had a family gathering here. We don’t have a pool or tennis court but managed to mark out a (completely nonstandard) badminton court. The boundaries include two plum trees, the prickly rosa rugosa, a birch and one of the slopes to the next terraced lawn. It’s pretty bumpy and by this time in the summer the grass is pulverized from playing on it, but since it’s mostly clover and moss on this part of the property, D doesn’t mind.
My bro Davey got us super duper pro level Yonex rackets and shuttlecocks so we are also stylin’ out on the court! They are a dream to play with.
Last year we played occasionally but this year we’ve attempted to play twice a day. Why?
1. It’s actually decent exercise. We don’t play in a dorky, pansy way. It’s pretty blistering and we are getting pretty good.
2. We need some form of exercise away from our computers and cameras as we are In Training to climb Machu Picchu next month!!!!!!!!!!! I have been wanting to go there my whole life and now it’s finally going to happen, thanks to D. But we need to be in better shape as there is no way I am going to miss anything due to altitude sickness.
3. When you used to be a tennis player, but now have a knee that doesn’t work as well as it used it, badminton is a fair substitute…
4. It’s good for the hand eye coordination and exercises your eyes at distances that aren’t computer or viewfinder related.
So… that’s ‘why badminton?’ And on that note, here are the tournament scores as of this morning:
D: 26 matches G: 25 matches (I am hopeless in the morning)