(Around 7pm tonight)
This is turning into a very interesting night in the thriving metropolis of Dundalk, population a big 2,000 and temperature -5 °C. Right after we got home from work the power went out and it has been out ever since, which meant cold roast beef sandwiches for supper and a quickly cooling house. It was prime rib roast though, so they were really yummy!! Luckily, I had fully charged my laptop last night, and it has an amazing battery that lasts about 7 or 8 hours, so I am drafting my blog by candlelight.
The only problem is that there is something about the power going out that has turned my husband into a complete and total nutcase. Daniel and Mike were playing cards for a little while and they were laughing, yelling at each other, and basically acting like crazy people. Now we are all sitting in the dark living room, and Mike won’t shut up. It is like he has diarrhea of the mouth and it only gets worse the longer the power stays out. He is making up all of these outlandish, fake stories about his childhood, and they are really funny because they are so outrageous, but I don’t think he has closed his mouth once. I think Daniel is going to kill him LOL!!
(About an hour later)
Yayyy!!! The power is back on, but my story continues. As I tried to concentrate on editing photos and writing this blog amidst my husband’s non-stop babbling, a thought occurred to me. Why not take advantage of the pitch dark and experiment with my camera? I have never tried to take photos of lit candles before in a dark environment, so this was the perfect opportunity. Now keep in mind that I did not have any time to research any settings, so this is pure experimentation.
And just for fun, I’ll end off with a totally abstract shot. I think it’s kind of cool! I guess this just goes to show that I can make any situation fun :).