Photography and Cycling.

Yesterday was the most ridiculously long day of my entire life. As I had previously mentioned, I did portraits for a Father/Daughter dance at Elmhurst Elementary school last night. I haven’t yet sat down to edit the photos, but the in camera shots looked pretty good for the most part. There were a couple that I wasn’t so sure about but I can make them work. It’s probably going to take me six hours to edit all of the photos. I’ve got a lot of work to do tonight.

Levi has drill this weekend, so I went to a coffee shop with some friends. (This was a welcome departure from the other things I need to get done today… Like cleaning my bathroom.) Since Levi has the car, I biked to the coffee shop. The weather wasn’t super fantastic for it, but I did it anyway. When I went to leave, I noticed that my helmet was hanging from the chain awkwardly and it had been unclipped. I’m pretty sure somebody tried to take it, but they were thwarted by the way I looped the chain through the helmet straps. (Thwarted might be a bit strong of a word, but I like it.) Had they really wanted to, they could have gotten the helmet detached but I am glad they didn’t. I kind of need my helmet. Fortunately they didn’t try take anything else, like the $50 worth of lights that I leave clipped onto my bike. As I write this, I realize that my bike is just asking to be vandalized – it’s so vulnerable.

Since I’m on the topic of cycling, I should probably mention that I am definitely out of shape right now. The moderate inclines from my apartment to the Forza down the street had me gasping for air and praying that my legs wouldn’t explode from the work of moving myself uphill. I can honestly say that I am ashamed of my performance on the ride today. In my defense, I hadn’t ridden my bike for a few weeks before this afternoon. (I’ve been busy.) I hope that as the weather gets a bit nicer that I will be able to get out there more often. I should probably be going to the “gym” in our apartment complex to use the stationary bike, but I’m just so lazy that I never make time to go. I feel like there is always something more interesting I could be doing than sitting on a stationary bike, pedaling to nowhere…staring at a wall.

Levi should be home any minute now, so I have to figure out what we are going to have for dinner. I’m thinking sandwiches. I never think about dinner until it’s time to make dinner, and by that time it’s too late to do anything. One day, I’m going to figure out how to safely thaw chicken in 5 minutes.. You just watch..

Stephen Battey

Stephen is a 25 year old amateur photographer, blogger, and husband from Tacoma, Washington. He shares a cute ass house with his husband, cat, and two dogs. He generally hates all weather patterns.

Tacoma, WA