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I decided to start doing my goofy kommute journal again. And I decided to re-start it on my mom's birthday, because it seemed logical to do it that way.
www.kommute.com

It was a nice day today, sunny and windy and bright. I thought that Joel was upset and that we were stubbornly not talking to each other, but then he called up and told me to get ready because we were going to Toys R Us. I got some really cool Lego mini-sets and a PS2. I guess that we are made up. We ate sandwiches and came back to my place to play games for several hours. We're such nerds.

My camera is possessed.
the Stanford University radio telescope (known as the DISH) from Highway 280
the Stanford University radio telescope (known as the DISH) from Highway 280


someone even made a painting of the radio telescope. odd.

Comments

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rizzo41
May. 18th, 2002 06:19 am (UTC)
Yours is possessed, this guy's is magic. I need to get me one of these supernatural cameras.

http://www.ljworld.com/section/arts/story/85743
caffeina
May. 18th, 2002 01:56 pm (UTC)
You're the second person to mention the magic camera! Maybe it's a sign that I should mess around with the camera more to try to exaggerate the defects! I love cheap, wonky cameras which wind up infusing images with a sort of unintentional spark of some sort.
bajatierra
May. 18th, 2002 08:51 am (UTC)
It's sort of like pixelvision, no?
caffeina
May. 18th, 2002 01:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah only not so pixelated and the white balance is totally skewed. I might be able to get it fixed, but in the meantime, I have my very pixelvision-esque eyemodule to depend on. I also have one of those clunky Casio wristcamera watch things. I could bust that puppy out and be like Harriet the Voyeuristic Spy!
elysian23
May. 18th, 2002 10:29 am (UTC)
Groovy! I'll put that back in my daily bookmarks.

And I always loved that DISH... the next best thing to SLAC and easier to notice from the road.

caffeina
May. 18th, 2002 01:49 pm (UTC)
I always get excited when I see the linear accelerator. Must be a phallic thing.
ex_parenthet876
May. 18th, 2002 11:35 am (UTC)
HEH I loved kommute.com ... I just clicked through and saw a bunch of the shots. Makes me miss commuting somewhat. You are guarenteed good people observations :)
caffeina
May. 18th, 2002 01:47 pm (UTC)
Re:
Yeah! When you commute you're forced to interact with a lot of people you might not otherwise run in to, and you get a really accurate sense of what a city is really like. People can be really unselfconscious on buses and trains, daydreaming, bored and thoughtful.
clearview
May. 18th, 2002 02:56 pm (UTC)
It's where I do my best ear and nose picking.
caffeina
May. 18th, 2002 06:37 pm (UTC)
Re:
That's always good, especially when there are cameras around. Pick a good one!
ahkond
May. 18th, 2002 08:54 pm (UTC)
I love the MBTA because it is ineluctably funky. Somebody vomited on me once during the morning commute, but usually it's more amusing than that. I prefer the T during commute times over other times, because there are fewer tourists (getting lost, in the way) and small children and general annoying chatter.

See also this entry.
ex_parenthet876
May. 18th, 2002 11:50 pm (UTC)
I always wonder what fellow commuters are thinking of me. Hey I am self-absorbed, what can I say :)
sugaree
May. 19th, 2002 08:27 am (UTC)
YEEHAW for Kommute returning.

And having a possessed Camera doesn't seem all that bad.
caffeina
May. 19th, 2002 02:26 pm (UTC)
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It's not a good thing. The lens won't always open up, which prevents any photography from happening. Noooo!
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