April 14th, 2002

caillebotte_man at his window

90 Years

I just realized that in about 15 hours it shall have been 90 years since that iceberg was damaged by Titanic. I don't recall how long it has been since Kate Winslet hauled her arse to the Shrine Auditorium to be left out of the inexplicable Oscar sweep by the movie (which shall remain nameless) based on the event. I also don't know how long it shall be before someone strangles a DJ for playing that song once to often. Way to late, in my opinion.

But I recall being about twelve years old and buying a used paperback copy of Walter Lord's book, A Night to Remember, and being fascinated by the disaster. But then, at that age, I was fascinated by just about any disaster. Still, the sinking of Titanic became my favorite disaster, with the single exception of the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906. That event began on April 18th, so I get to post something about it again on Thursday. Don't let me forget.
caillebotte_the balcony

Later and Later.

Once I fall behind, it seems to take forever to catch up. I've still got a bit of a backlog of reading to do here.

Something odd has happened with the photo CDs I've been getting from Long's. The first few had nice-sized image files on them. About 70 or 80K for each picture. The more recent CDs have HUGE files. About 450K each. Yikes! And the images themselves are much, much larger than my computer screen. Very odd. The large images just emphasize the limitations of the lens on my camera. Every little flaw is magnified. I think maybe I ought to get the next roll of film developed somewhere else. The huge files would be great if I had a good camera. As I don't, I'd prefer smaller files.