"Holy Crap, We've made it!"
January 8, 2004
Today is officially the one year anniversary of the birth of this site. It's hard to believe that we've been up and running for a year now and I've yet to do anything worth notice. (smirk)
In all truth, the thing I'm most proud of is the thing that had the most viewers, my "vacation" with my neice. She's a little more than 5 months old as I write this, and she hovers around the 10 pound mark. She's a miracle baby, baby.
But enough about you, let's talk about me...
I started this website so that I had a voice on the web. I didn't have anything in particular to say, but it was...you know, just in case. The idea had been a thought rolling through my brain for many years, but I only had the time and resources to start this thing a year ago.
We coined the name "Stufflife" from a misheard song lyric. The song is called "Lotta Stuff" from Geggy Tah's 1996 release, Sacred Cow. In the song, the band is singing about the abundance of things they've accumulated and they wish for the Earth to hold their belongings. I meant this website in the same vein - a collection of things too overwhelming to be categorized. Well, so far everything has been ... well, kind of whelming. I am, however, still working on it - I have a few things in the midst.
Until then, I will stick to the bread and butter - photos.
I took a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium recently and have a few pictures that turned out well.
I may be a vegetarian, but even I can recognize that there is quite a bit of Tuna Helper swimming before my very eyes. Some of the fish were quite large (I would guess 300 pounds or more) and yet everyone seemed to want to stand as close to the glass as possible. Hmm. There was also an awful lot of pointing going on. Still a very impressive display of elegant fish, water containment, and trailer park amazement. "Look, maw, at all them big fishers. We could fry one up and even have Cletus over for dinner."
I was trying to get through the entire display of exhibits before being angered by the too many people there that day. In my run-and-snap tactics, I managed to get this great silhouette shot of a small hammerhead shark. They are an impressive animal and I'd hate to run into one in a dark alley or hardware store.
Some of the people that joined us at the aquarium. All of this action was happening on the top floor of a parking garage in the middle of the afternoon. I still think it's absolutely amazing that I can see mountains in the background of almost every picture I ever take. Advantage California.
As I returned home that night (or perhaps another night, I don't remember) it had been raining and there was an accident on the corner near my house. I had to drive through the road flares reflecting off the glistening roadway and then turned around to catch this van following in my tracks. It was almost poetic. Almost. You can still make out the slats of my mini-blinds in the picture. By the way, I don't think anyone was injured in the collision.
Well, that's all I have to say for tonight. I hope the new year has brought everyone a bright new future full of great prospects. Things are looking up for me, and I will be sure to tell you about the noteworthy adventures that throw themselves my way. Until next time, peace to all and good will and all that crap.
Posted by dennis @ 10:04 PM