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Lack of Posts (Sticky)

Posted 2017.07.07 8.37 in Pointless Blather

I’ve been completely absent for months, sorry about that.

1) I’ve been focused mostly on health. Fitness. Became one of those people who watches everything she eats, and works out every single day.

I know, I’m shocked too. Now and then I stop and wonder who am I, and what have I done with the real Stephanie.

I’ve been writing a big long post about this (since January!) but I’m not ready to share it quite yet.

2) I’m more active* on Twitter, follow me there for ongoing proof of life.

(By ‘more active’ I mean, I post more than once every 6 months. I’m not tweeting nonstop all the boring minutia I encounter.)

Quiet Month

Posted 2014.11.26 9.51 in Cats, Family/Friends

Almost the end of November and I haven’t posted anything yet.

Nothing to say I suppose.

Some health issues to deal with, and I still miss my dad.

Oh and one of my cats has been battling some sort of cancerous problem since last year, and it’s now catching up with her quickly.

Kind of in a holding pattern with her, every day wondering when the end will come.

Pixie at Rest

She’s started using the once-dreaded carrier box as a bed… getting acclimatized to it, for when it’s time for the final journey.

Now I haz a sad again.

Zzzzzz

Posted 2013.07.23 14.39 in Cats

Zzzzz

Now there’s a comfy kitty.

Six Months

Posted 2013.05.02 9.55 in Pointless Blather

Looks like its been six months since I posted anything that wasn’t overtly depressing, or depressing-but-slightly-hidden-in-something-trying-to-be-amusing.

No electronics, no photography, lasers, wine, swords… generally nothing relating to hobbies, interests, or fun.

It does not feel like it’s going to get any better in the near future either, so if anyone’s hanging around waiting… well don’t hold your breath.

Sorry.

This was supposed to be fun and eclectic and some depression is ok among the silliness, bad photography, and electronics pr0n, but now it just feels like the all-depressing all-the-time channel.

Thank you to everyone who’s come and read things here over the years, commented or not. I appreciate it.

I’ll either be back, or I won’t. There might more posts, or maybe not. Maybe just time for a prolonged break.

And Then a Fortnight Passed

Posted 2012.04.10 10.32 in Pointless Blather

It’s like suddenly, it’s two weeks later. Only it wasn’t so sudden, as such.

It was more drawn out, boring, and quiet. Except when it wasn’t. Month end is always busy, and this time it was on a Monday, which makes it more “fun”, and then we had a bunch of issues which made the “fun” even more better. It was the “funnest” Monday in ages.

And that open windows day from March only lasted like 2 days, then it got cold again. Cold enough that I had to turn the furnace back on, and every day since then I’ve been hoping it’ll go back to being consistantly warm again.

C’mon weather, make me happy!

We could use more storms too. Cold damp grey drizzle is not inspiring. Sky-ripping thunder and lightning is inspiring. And invigorating. And exciting.

Anyhow, so basically this is just an update to say that there hasn’t been anything worth reporting or mentioning. A non-update. A nope-date.

In the Between

Posted 2010.07.19 11.44 in Pointless Blather

It’s a feeling as much as a time. Perhaps even more.

After too late, but before too early.

When everything is dark and calm, and the air is quiet with a sense of expectation.

Where insomnia and depression intermingle and become indistinct.

Even the rain tapers off, grows hesitant, then stops, as if waiting.

The night feels like it will drag on forever, and the sense of expectation grows stronger.

As if something is about to happen – a decision, a choice, a change.

In the between, the world stands still.

The moment is brief, yet seems endless.

With a sigh, the rain gradually resumes. The night wears on.

No decision, indecision. Deciding not to decide.

Out of the between, into the early morning.

I have no point; only a collection of thoughts that don’t translate well to prose.

Winter, Night, Photography

Posted 2009.12.13 11.22 in Photography

There’s something about night-time and snow. Dark sky, light ground. Quiet, cold. Still. It has a very particular feel to it.

A few nights ago, I took a few photos after everything was dark and quiet. I’m pleased with how they came out.

Looking out the front of the house, at the old church across the street…

Winter Night 1

Then out the back of the house, at my backyard…

Winter Night 2

Technical details: The camera was my 60 year old Zeiss Ikon Nettar, using GP3 Pan film at ISO 100. Processed for 7 minutes in TMax 1:4 developer.