If I won the lottery I’d go back to school and take some art appreciation classes so I could learn to understand why some photos work and others don’t. Like this one above. Now, you might not like it as much as I do and that’s perfectly fine, but for me there’s something about it that I really like. I think it’s the simplicity of it. There are only a few elements and the yellow hydrant seems to work well against the pavement and the blue wall behind it. Not sure if the buildings distract or add to it, but for me they pique my curiosity, because seeing only a glimpse of them makes me wonder what’s back there behind that wall. I say this from the point of view of an observer of the photo, not from the point of view of the photographer, since I do know what was behind that wall. But anyone observing the photo would not. Get me?
Anyway, enough of my photographic analysis psychobabble for tonight. 🙂 I had a great day at work today. I’m really feeling like I’m getting a handle on my function, thanks to the help I’ve gotten from two of my co-workers. When I’m learning something new and remarkably complex, such as my new function, I tend to take it on as if it’s an opponent in a fight. I know for the first few rounds (weeks/months) it’s going to get in plenty of punches, but that just makes me madder and more determined to make that function my bitch. Have as much fun screwing with me as you can, I think to myself, because the time will come when I will own your ass and will be able to beat you with one hand tied behind my back. You simply can’t win, since I have one thing on my side you don’t — time! I am your new king — get ready to be ruled!
I know, crazy right? But for me it’s all about playing games in my head in order to retain a winning attitude. I never judge things based on percentages, it’s always only win or lose, pass/fail. I don’t believe in second place. I think this way not because it’s right but to trick myself into never giving up and always trying for 100%. Even in failure one can win by learning from one’s failure and mistakes and figuring out how to fix it for next time. Sorry if I’m sounding kooky, I’m just rambling here. I’m a strong believer that your attitude is something that requires daily work if you wish to maintain a positive one. If you don’t work on it, there’s always a risk you will become negative or indifferent. Success begins from bringing the right attitude to the table. Okay, enough of me preaching already… 🙂