A friend of mine recently decided to take a photograph of what he was doing roughly every hour for a day, and then post the results. I thought it was amusing and pretty interesting, so I decided to follow suit, only I chose half hour intervals, in a bold bit of one-upmanship.
The rules were:
1. To take a photograph as soon as I woke up, to establish a baseline.
2. To take new photographs at half hour intervals until my day wound down.
3. To photograph exactly what I was doing or looking at in the moment. No staged shots, you’ll see what I saw. And did. And ate. Well, some of what I ate. Breakfast was brief and ugly, so you won’t get to see that.
The slideshow below starts with the moment I woke up, and follows my adventures through the day until I went to sleep. I snuck in a couple of images of neat things I saw at non-half hour intervals, just because I thought they were interesting, but otherwise the photos are taken around a half hour apart. RSS readers, click through to view the slideshow, sorry! And given how much trouble I went through to get the pictures to display in the right order, you’d best click through, you little punks!
Yesterday turned out to be a poor day to pick for this project, since I didn’t do very many exciting things. I mean, not that I do exciting things most of the time anyway, but yesterday was monumentally unexciting. Although I suppose it provides an interesting window into what freelance writers actually do. Which is evade working, and then work in spurts. Ultimately, I decided to stop before I went to bed, because the pictures got pretty boring. If you really want to see a book move around on a chair for a few hours, let me know, and I’ll repeat this project; maybe on a day when I do something a bit more exciting during the daylight hours.
It was certainly a fun project, although my neighbors started looking at me strangely by the end of the day. Click on each photo for a brief description of what in the heck was going on, if you like, or just sit back and enjoy the day.