Federici in 2007

sweltering distance [deleted] 5:54am, 2 January 2007
I moved to Seattle from Atlanta as a Christmas present to myself. After 26 years in the Southeast it was time for a change. I packed my bags, quit my job, and hit the road to the airport. I'm not sure where 2007 will take me, however I will be taking my camera everywhere this year and leaving my mind's eye open. So far so good.
Help me with this trip by contributing your comments, thoughts and suggestions. I want to hear about new music, photo ideas, and whatever else may pop up. There are many places to go,things to do and people to see. I need to find a job, an apartment, a drink, cigarettes, and something to eat. Not necessarily in that order.
Plan to travel with me to Nueva Vallarta, Mexico in April, Toulouse in July and Paris in September. Perhaps I'll stay in France from July to September. Who knows? That would be tres bien for this project, no?. As always you'll find the nasty bits in my photostream and slideshows.

See more of today's photos in my set marked:

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January 1st, 2007 (Premier jour...Dia numero uno... Cha cha cha)

In the top photo Joel and I are with Tiago. We are watching the spectacle of the "New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge". It is a tradition here. Everyone wears their swimsuit of choice and plunges like a polar bear into the hypothermia inducing water. What a trip! Have you ever seen so many pale white people turning pink in the freezing cold water. Hilarious! Great vibe. Hundreds of people laughing and gasping for breath all together. Next year I'll make the plunge, in my own speedo.

Following the plunge we went for a delicious Indian buffet in Fremont. Tiago is a fool for Mango Lassi's and Indian remixes. The kid can dance.

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We trekked to a couple of coffee shops, discovered a Troll under a bridge, and took in a snappy movie about mankind's adverse effect on nature's food supply, Happy Feet. Busy day for Tiago.

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He fell asleep in the car. The first day of the new year ends at home with dinner, storytime and bed for Tiago, which brings me here...the sofa...updating digital files from the previous week, daydreaming of 2007, and listening to music from Ghana.

Check this music out: Listen online if you like. I'm enjoying a West African music program on right now called "Best Ambiance", it plays every Monday night in fact. For my Paris friends living 9 hours in the future and probably sleeping, this radio station is also killer in your afternoon which is my morning. Bisous David et Rama 20eme, tu me manque.

Thinking of you G... dancing at the Ashram to your bro beating his drums.

Oh! I almost forgot
I spent $3.35 on coffee, $10.00 with tip on lunch, and I borrowed $9.50 from Joel for the movie. That totals up to be $22.85 for the day in Seattle.
Suck it Rachel Ray!

Until tomorrow.
Feder Federici
Samrag 12 years ago
OK OK ... you make the rest of us look bad... If you carry on with this much text and this many photos for each day you will have enough for a good book at the end of the year. Will be looking forward to watch, as it seems that you have a very exciting unconventional year ahead of you. Listening to the KEXP as I write this - think you are on to something - one should share more then just the photo...

Tiago looks like a great kid.

Wish you all Happy New Year.

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
sweltering distance [deleted] Posted 12 years ago. Edited by sweltering distance (member) 12 years ago
I'm just getting the hang of it. Literally. I emailed P 2 hours earlier to ask how to post photos to a topic. I'll probably trim it down the deeper I get into it, but for now I'm having way too much fun!!! I've had this project in mind for quite some time.

Groove Salad on SomaFM, independent, alternative/undeground internet radio

Secret Agent on SomaFM, independent, alternative/undeground internet radio
Jonathan Riverwalker 12 years ago
Where's the ice?
Out here on the East Coast we couldn't find any open ocean water so we went for a stream instead - brrrr
ebilflindas 12 years ago
Wow FF!
Although I think the "rules" ask for only one photo per diary entry, I wouldn't dream of complaining about yours! Thank you for taking us along on your day! I wonder if we crossed paths at all during my visit here to the Emerald City...
sweltering distance [deleted] 12 years ago
Oooops. I guess I'd better go re-read the rules.
sweltering distance [deleted] 12 years ago
Shit. Only one photo per day. It says so right there in the rules.

Dear Administrator Guru,
I'll fix it tomorrow I swear.
alert chicken [deleted] 12 years ago
and here I was, thinking, if he does more than photo, so will I! great to read you, thanks for sharing!
leroyer 12 years ago
Yeah, you better fix that !
Seriously... yep, the rule says 1 picture/day, and only one. So only 1 it is for everyone.
I know it can be tough to make a choice, but hey too easy isn't really good too, right ?
Great start by the way.
sweltering distance [deleted] Posted 12 years ago. Edited by sweltering distance (member) 12 years ago
Thanks P. I can do that. Got it only one. I made a funny for photo for the current theme. HeHeHe.
I just woke up. It's 8:30. John in the morning is playing a great Eels song on my new favorite radio station. From the Souls Jacker album.No gros matin for me today. I have to go look for a job.There are heavy dark clouds rolling in off the ocean and it looks windy. Maybe it's warm out there. I'm going to stick my head outside, brush my teeth, go for a bike ride and take some photos.
Loca.... Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 12 years ago
Your kid is lovely. I enjoyed reading your diary of this two first days of the year, nice to write that much. Have to write a bit more myself. Looking forward for your 3th day.

Loca-Bandoca's 2007 in pics
sweltering distance [deleted] 12 years ago
Tiago is not my son. He is like a nephew to me . He is the son of my friend Joel. They have invited me to stay with them until I find an apartment of my own. As long as I remember to take my shoes off the moment I enter the door and I clean up after myself in the kitchen I think we will get along marvelously. I don't have any children. This is the first time I've lived with a child since I was one. I'm learning alot. My friend is a great dad.
sweltering distance [deleted] 12 years ago
January 2nd, 2007

So rainy and windy today. At least it was warm. I blew my spending budget by at least $50 big ones. I bussed my bum in the rain and wind to get downtown today to exchange my Euros for Dollars and research cell phones. Then enjoyed a lip smacking lunch at the restaurant where I think i will work. I have an interview on Thursday afternoon. It's called Le Pichet. Moules et Frites, with a glass of Muscadet followed by an Endive salad with apples, mustard and warm lardons. Mmmm...Finished it with a double espresso. Trudged home in the rain and wind to read emails, then off to the market on Joel's super cool Schwinn bicycle.

A big italian dinner with friends tonight. I cooked. Bruschetta with crimini mushrooms, roasted garlic, fresh parmigiana regiano, and parsley. Arugala salad with artichokes, olive oil and lemon juice. The entree was baked eggplant over angel hair pasta, the sauce was San Marzano tomato and fresh basil. My big belly feels like this photo and so do my eyes. It was all about finding comfort today.Listening to MC Solar and drifting off to dream. Good night.

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Lights in the trees.
Samrag 12 years ago
Like the photo!

...and you shouldn't have been priding yourself earlier about not spending money - it will always come back to hunt you ;-)
So what will you be doing at the restaurant - cooking?.... and please use on of the days and bring us a photo of it.

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
zesty house [deleted] 12 years ago
The best part of that January 2nd picture is that it's exactly how everything looks to me when I wake up. I'm all squinty and everything is blurred. =)

When I saw that first picture, I just kind of felt that you had the vibe of a musician. I wasn't even sure which one you were, but it just felt that way to me. Weird eh?

And you have an eye for beautiful photography. Gah! Jealousy to the extreme!

-Sontra (A Day In My Life)
sweltering distance [deleted] 12 years ago
I went to Culinary school a long time ago and discovered that I prefer making photos consistently to making lunch and dinner. I love to prepare food for friends, but I don't have what it takes to cook professionally. I'd rather photograph it or eat it. I'll be working in the Front of the house, which means bartending or serving.
Italian Papillon 12 years ago
It looks like you had a great dinner and the photo is sooooo nice - usually photos with Lights like this one remind me of Paris....don't know why.... :-)
sweltering distance [deleted] 12 years ago too... I was in Paris when I started these photos.

@Sontra...see, chef was right when he kicked me out of his kitchen. thanks.
iciblancheneige 12 years ago
Hey! Thanx for sharing your pics! Great ones!!!
And since you mentioned helping you with comments, thoughts and suggestions, here' s one: if you like to travel (which you seem to enjoy) you should join or/and
Two sites that give you the opportunity to get in touch with people all around the globe. You can ask them to share dinner with you, show you the city or even provide a couch/bed. Big plus (apart from it being free) is you get to know lots of people and you see places you might have never seen if you sticked to the touristbooks. Also nice to invite people to your city (once you have a place of your own).
Ok, so far my contribution to this novel ;-)
cherriza 12 years ago
These are great! I love seeing what everyone else is doing. It's going to be so hard to keep up.

Better than Last....
atlhottie 12 years ago
What's up Bravo- nothin for two days? You were doing so great, don't slack off now.
Samrag 12 years ago
Dearly hope that you are still taking photos each day, but just haven't managed to post them yet. Because I was looking forward to seeing more.

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
sweltering distance [deleted] Posted 12 years ago. Edited by sweltering distance (member) 12 years ago
I should be able to catch up tomorrow or Tuesday. My pro account expired and I've run out of bandwidth. I'll be flying back to Atlanta to handle some banking issues, gather my last few boxes, and return to Seattle.
By the way...I learned a humbling lesson tonight... just because a nice student from Korea gives you a Japanese cigarette while waiting for the bus doesn't mean he's Japanese. I have so much to learn. 3 Negroni's is my limit, not 4, no matter what the bartender buys or says...
I apologized profusely, he was a good sport, he offered me another cigarette, I declined. good night.
Ladybadtiming PRO 12 years ago
Italian Papillon 12 years ago
you drink Negroni's????????????? WOW.....;0)))
sweltering distance [deleted] 12 years ago
@It Pap...I don't know what happening to me, but a month ago I couldn't stand the taste of Campari and now I love it. Who knew?
sweltering distance [deleted] 12 years ago
January 8th, 2007

What a day. My recent past was my alarm clock.
I'm a little emotionally spent.

I don't feel like facing my own problems today so I decide to tune out, fuck off, and drink dangerous amount of coffee and espresso in the same cup until I shit myself or man up and climb the walls I built around my little piece of paradise on earth, whichever comes first.

*whispering in my inside voice to you so not to be overheard...

I'm sitting across the table from Joel in a coffee shop and the group of ladies to my right is having a discussion about my favorite subject of all time...cheating.

*normal inside voice again...

I hate that topic ...why you ask?
Because I've been on both sides of it and it hurts!
Painful both ways, no exceptions. Drama-rama.

The lady laughing in the tan baseball cap, her husband is suspected of, or actively engaged in, or just recently been caught having an affair. I'm eavesdropping obviously.

The woman seated in the chair (with her back to us gesturing) is a therapist or a friend. ( I think, not sure yet.)
The woman in the middle wearing the orange t-shirt is a very good friend of the woman in the tan baseball cap.
I overheard that the husband has a GPS device in his car so he can be tracked at all times.
The woman in the tan baseball cap is paranoid all the time and constantly checks her husbands phone records.

Let's listen shall we, as I franctically try to type while they talk.

chair say's "That's no way to live,paranoid."

friend says, "It's better to be single than to live like that."

tan baseball cap says,"I'm paranoid all the time, afraid that he's

sneaking off to see her, everytime he's late in traffic, or goes to a meeting for work."

friend says,"Have you talked to her?(the mistress), Have you said to her, don't wreck my family?."

tan hat says,"She's sent me the love letters he wrote her, now just looking at his handwriting makes me sick."
(now I understand this to be a current affair.)

friend says, "She's a white trash homewrecker"

chair says, "Why did you take him back the first time?"

tan baseball cap says,"...the kids, I'm staying in it for the kids."

friend says,"He's so insecure..." (and some stuff I can't hear)

Now they're talking about Googling the mistress to find out what she does, tracking her down.
Apparently they know she's 30 and has a 14 yr old. (creepy)

tan baseball cap says, "my sister gets sick when she sees him, even though she's still nice to him..."

friend says,"I would have walked away..."

tan hat says,"this has been going on for quite some time... at least 2 years"

friend says,"he should have cleaned his shit up the first time you gave him a chance..."

friend says," you've gotta go to counseling, it takes a huge toll on your self esteem."

friend says,"you were busy raising the's his problem not yours. (they're saying more stuff I can't hear, i think my cover was blown when I pretended to accidentally push the shutter button)

I'm guessing the friend's husband cheated on her too, a long time ago.

Apparently tan baseball cap's husband hasn't learned his lesson yet. I hope he does. GPS. Yikes.

Joel's talking to me now...
ebilflindas 12 years ago
Right on, I was wondering when you were gonna get around to posting!

Hey, thanks for the fly-on-the-wall perspective. You're gonna have to work on your sneakiness, though. Maybe with a muted cameraphone? Or maybe no hiding it at all. Just aim and shoot and see what they say! Tell 'em you're a private investigator hired by one of their husbands. =D
sweltering distance [deleted] 12 years ago
January 5th, 2007
Music is a powerful memory stimulator.


I took the bus to Ballard today to check out a job opportunity. I sat at the bar and ordered a burger with fries and a Guiness. Guiness tastes so good on a cold rainy grey day when it's poured correctly. I asked for the check and I was about to pay for my meal when the bartender went into a little side room and changed the cd from a very mellow Bob Dylan cd to this one...

Son Volt. Trace. Track number one = Windfall.

That entire album just makes sense. I lost my fucking shit right there at the bar, and by that I mean my left eye teared up, and then the right one did too. Suprised by my emotional reaction I half faked a laugh and choked back a sob. I damned near ripped my eye out with the last salty french fry. I had to stop the tear from freefalling into the ketchup smear on the center of my plate. This is a fisherman's bar. Unacceptable. I do love that album.

That took me a little way back to another emotional music memory.

March, ans 2000, My first night in Paris, mon amour tout les jours, Marie-Laure, was hauling ass down Rue de Rivoli in her late 80's diesel rabbit towards Place de la Concorde's circle of death and destruction. She was racing a Citroen to match the speed of the swirling traffic in advance of the turn onto Les Champs elysee from the swirling cars.

HER pharmacy (none of the hundreds of other corner pharacies with bright neon green and white signs would do) is in the 7eme near her Great Aunt Tati's apartment. We left Ermenonville late and had to be at the pharmacy by 17h10m to make it toTati's in time for dinner at 17h30m. The Louvre was whizzing by to my left, fine boutiques to my right, horns honking all around, sirens behind us, and Marie-Laure was smoking, speeding and talking on her cell phone, all at the same time! I got caught up in the moment and decided it was the perfect time to reveal my true idntiy to her...a rally car racing co-pilot! We were in love at the time, her hair was long wild and crazy curly, the windows were foggy. I felt like the timing was perfect. I crouched into racing position,feet firmly on the floor board, legs loose, left hand ready to spring into action and pull the emergency brake to start the slide into the turn and release it for the excelleration up the hill...

I go, "Turn left!"
"Now spin the wheel to the right! Now Now Now"
"Watch out for that guy on the bicycle!"
"What the fuck was that?"
"A french businessman in expensive Italian shoes and matching briefcase puddle jumping his way through the cars?
"He'll be killed for sure!"
"He must be a cameraman"

Please forgive me for the horrible way I'm going to spell what she said to me in french, but I tried to find the words online to translate them and I came up short.
Just keep this in mind...she was talking to me in a tone of voice you might use in rush hour traffic while merging into faster more insane traffic.
I'll write what she said followed by the way I interpreted it at the time. Here goes, eh hem..

(yelling in french with a smile )
She goes,"Arrêt !" translation = "shut up"
"ta guoille!" translation ="shut your face"
"duce mond" translation = "slow your mouth"
"tu me dégoûlas" translation = "you disgust me,shut up"
"alle à la métro ou un café, c'est normal" translates = "that's Paris baby!"

Le Tour Eifel was all sparkly sparkly with the Millenium Lights, and guess what was playing on the radio?

Moby. Play. Track number three = Porcelain. (eerie and prophetic)

Which brings me to Friday...

This guy peels around the corner tires spinning, his engine whistling and humming like a beetle bug on dancing drugs. The noise scares the piss out of me right in the middle of the warm love daydream I was enjoying. I was thinking about home, what it all means, how warm it was there, and how I had to leave that city behind to move forward in life, all to the cozy lyrics of...

Snow Patrol. Eyes Open. Track number three = Chasing Cars

I don't know why, but after being jarred back from La La sofa love land to the winter time reality of catching the next bus to Joel's I just started taking pictures of the cars as they drove by and finished listening to my song. I guess the bartender got the mental bowling ball rolling with Son Volt. Thanks Annie, or whatever your name was. You have no idea. Roller Coaster day.
sarahwoo 12 years ago
I love Trace too...

I love this entry. I'm sorry I just stumbled upon your diary now because I can see that I have missed a lot...

Italian Papillon 12 years ago
Great to read is like reading a book!!! ( need to get the Trace song...don't know them!) however.....I may help you with the spelling in french I believe....

"Arrêt !" translation = "shut up"
"ta gueule!" translation ="shut your face"
"doucement" translation = "slow your mouth"
"tu me dégoûtes" translation = "you disgust me,shut up"
"aller au métro ou dans un café, c'est normal" translates = "that's Paris baby!" you speak French?
sweltering distance [deleted] 12 years ago
January 9th
My first entry where I just kind of float through randomly thinking and commenting.


Can you believe this shit? I'm not wearing any pants.
(Gordon's Vodka martini on the rocks with beaucoup dry vermouth not pictured either.)

Why would someone order top shelf vodka when they go out for a cocktail and then stock their kitchen cabinets at home with rot gut crap ass lima bean rubbing alcohol tasting vodka? Makes no sense to me. Whatsoever.

I don't even know who's house this is. Where am I?

Let's see...I got my Library card today. I checked out a book that I've been wanting to read for quite some time but haven't been able to find at one of the many bookstores in my area. Online it looked like it weighed in at a trim 150 pages, but in real life it's more like 340 pages. I almost put it back and checked out the audio DVD version. No joke.

I may have found a new hobby today. Job Interviews.
I've been offered two so far and I'm considering them both for the next 24-36 hours. Let's see, should I be a waiter or a waiter?
I think I'll choose the waiter job. Both places say I'll move into bartending very quickly, but they'll say anything to get into your pants now won't they?
Back to the job interviews as hobby thingy...It might be entertaining to research the job market, create a resume, submit the resume, take a shower, shave, brush my teeth, dress nicely,take the bus, wait in the lobby, and then have a conversation with someone for 20 to 30 minutes about why I think I would be perfect for the position or how I see myself fitting into the organization. i have lots of great ideas.Just think of all the people you would meet. It sounds great, but if I were the person taking the time out of my day to interview some bored newbie to town with ADHD, a bus pass, and four empty 2GB memory cards I think I'd get pretty pissed off for having my time wasted. Maybe I'll revisit this thought process later once I streamline it up a bit. No casualties of war necessary.

Back to today's activities. Let's see, oh yeah, Library Card, before that I was on the bus returning from an interview. The coolest thing about riding the bus today is that I saw three groups of people that I saw three previous times on the same bus. I saw a single mom with a young son. He wears really cool green rubber rain boots. I think they are supposed to be an alligator or a dinosaur or something becuase they have teeth painted on the toes portion. I saw a grad student lady, and I saw a guy about my age but taller who walked with the assistance of crutches that are cuffed for the fore arms. I remember him because yesterday he did this crazy move navigating throught the crowd of people waiting outside the employees entrance to Macy's (America's department store) for the bus. Without missing a step he put all his body weight on the crutches so his legs swung free weightless like, line danced style side stepped his way around an oblivious commuter reaching into a duffle bag for who knows what. Seeing those three groups of individuals made this place feel a little more solid, which was a welcome feeling.

Let's see, before that, I stopped by Starbucks for a double shot in the dark. Before that I took a shower and did the prepping for the interview bit, before that I went to an antiques store in Greenwood, another cool store that I will have to photograph for you to believe, and before that I participated in story time.

What is story time? You too could probably find a story time in a neighborhood near you. If you are in your early thirties, aren't married, can handle being around kids for an hour or so, I highly reccommend it. It's a trip. Then you get to leave an be a kid free adult again.

Story time was super cool today. I was a really tall 5yr old in a healthy way. I read stories from children books to children, all under 5yrs in age. Actually a group of parents meets once a week in a community coffee shop and everybody takes turns reading to the kids. What more can I say, it's a beautiful thing to be around little un- polluted minds and real honest laughter. Not to mention, I get to eat all the leftover raspberry confiture and pastries that are too large for the kids to finish. Trust me the parents are more than happy for me to metabolise the sugar.

Before that I worked on some scheduling and financial stuff for a project I have in mind.

I spent all of $9.85 today, I enjoyed three meals and a few snacks, all in all it was a great day.

Departing thought:
Ahh the smell of hairspray at 2:30 in the afternoon.
eelend PRO 12 years ago
Job interviews... interesting hobby.

sweltering distance [deleted] Posted 12 years ago. Edited by sweltering distance (member) 12 years ago
@Italian papillon... I don't speak French...yet.
The first sentence in French I learned was ...
"Prende mon sack, cherie".
The second sentence was...
"Merci Natan, j'attende pour toi au lit ma puce, depeche toi."
I understand many of the words, but I can't write it or read it as well as I want to. I want to learn the proper conjugation of verbs,meanings of things,etc. Until then I listen to the morning and evening Paris traffic reports on the internet. Currently the word peripherique is my favorite.
The name of the band is Son Volt, the name of the album is Trace. Whatever you are going throughin life, good or bad, this album has a song for it.

@Sarah...who's the little monkey? You didn't miss anything. I'm just in a new place and wordy. I'm writing all this for me. "The only way to keep something is to give it away." Then it is truly yours.
go rent the movie Monsieur Ibrahim. In French with english subtitles. There are some nice messages in the film.
sweltering distance [deleted] 12 years ago
@ebilflindas...I didn't ask for that one,it was a gift, a lesson rather from some invisible and wise Kharmic fairy. Duly noted Kharmic fairy.Thank you.

It would have been funny to say something like, (imagine a deep ladies man voice while raising and lowering eyebrows)

"Pardon me ladies, but I couldn't help overhearing your conversation and I think I can be of much needed assistance...."
sweltering distance [deleted] 12 years ago
Sunday, January 7th, 2007


That about sums up the day right there.
sweltering distance [deleted] 12 years ago
Saturday the 6th of January, 2007

francophony 12 years ago
I've been wanting to have one of these chalkboard walls for awhile now, but I can't help but wonder if everything in the surrounding area doesn't end up all dusty...
sweltering distance [deleted] 12 years ago
not too dusty at all.
Italian Papillon 12 years ago
Federici...your french is a very good start...believe me!!! ;-) (listened to some extracts of Son Volt - Trace....but I think I need to listen to the whole songs in order to understand the texts.....;-))
Samrag 12 years ago
SamRag came by to you!


Ok.. haven't been able to go through all your posts - and your order of things are just making me dizzy.. you do know that after 4 comes 5, then 6 and 7 etc. ;)

Read the fly on the wall ... yakes... cool stuff ... will be back for more reading soon. Take care

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
Ladybadtiming PRO 12 years ago
great pics
too much to read
I'll be back with some time on my side !

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
sweltering distance [deleted] 12 years ago
@LBT...I agree, that's why I'm trimming it way down. Starting today.
ebilflindas 12 years ago
So glad to read your posts! I was especially taken with your memory/music entry. Imagine if audio files could accompany each post! The images, the words, the sounds...

Oh yeah, KEXP fm! I was only in Seattle for 5 days, but that was enough to get hooked on their fantastic radio stations. KEXP and The Mountain are on my list of things I miss about the Emerald City.
ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
sweltering distance [deleted] 12 years ago
@ebilflindas...I just heard about a book on an NPR program titled,"Love is a Mix Tape."
Written by a Rolling Stone Magazine Writer.
I think I'll pick it up tomorrow.
ebilflindas 12 years ago
That's sounds like a great book, ! Being 30-something (which, I hear is the new 20's), I grew up associating Love and Mix-tapes! I still have most of the ones I did from as far back as junior high! Thanks for sharing!
ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
sweltering distance [deleted] Posted 12 years ago. Edited by sweltering distance (member) 12 years ago
January 18th, 2007


Missed my bus. I had a great time walking home.

See the set:
eelend PRO 12 years ago
that man looks fantastic, like a character of a fairy tale
sweltering distance [deleted] Posted 12 years ago. Edited by sweltering distance (member) 12 years ago
January 12th, 2007

Not feeling so great on this day.
Sandra.Pi 12 years ago
well, hope you feel better tomorrow then.....i laughed a lot with the eavesdropping and i love tiago!!! more pics please!!!

sweltering distance [deleted] 12 years ago
January 16th, 2007


It's been an introspective week. Many late nights.

@Sandrapi...Thanks, it was just a little headache and some congestion.
I think I'm slightly alergic to cats and there are 2 in the house.

@eelend...he only works very late at night...
sweltering distance [deleted] 12 years ago
January 14th, 2007


This is my uphill climb from work
sweltering distance [deleted] Posted 12 years ago. Edited by sweltering distance (member) 12 years ago
January 15th, 2007


Someone was in the cab of that truck smoking.
sweltering distance [deleted] 12 years ago
January 10th, 2007

They're standing in front of a bar, I had to stop in for a drink out of curiosity.
ebilflindas 12 years ago
Whew! Thanks for getting us caught up!
Is Smarty Pants the name of the bar?
msspider66 12 years ago
I love 14 Jan. You have a great walk to work!

[Ms Spider66]
sweltering distance [deleted] 12 years ago
January 21st, 2007

I'm working all the time. Long hours,late nights, I'm exhausted. This helps a little with the edge.
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sunshinecity 12 years ago
what a beautiful cat!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
YoannLeGoff 12 years ago
Agree with you, look so quiet, maybe he just wait for eating the camera ;o)
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sweltering distance [deleted] Posted 12 years ago. Edited by sweltering distance (member) 12 years ago
Jan29th-Feb7th will be added soon. Until then I will skip to Feb8th.
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Feb 9th
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Finally! I'm able to have my dog with me. She just arrived at the airport and we are on our way to buy her some food and a new bed.
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Feb 11th

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Feb 13th

Whisky on the rocks
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Happy Valentines Day!
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On my way to work.
sweltering distance [deleted] Posted 12 years ago. Edited by sweltering distance (member) 11 years ago
Feb 18th

Immigrant worker from somewhere south of the states. I wasn't dressed as warm or nearly as cold.
sweltering distance [deleted] Posted 12 years ago. Edited by sweltering distance (member) 11 years ago
Feb 19th
The piano movers.
We wrapped a piano in a blanket, secured it with a rope, tied it to the axle of our pick up truck and lowered it down a ramp into the basement. Then we ate a huge meal cooked on the fire. Then I fell asleep.
sweltering distance [deleted] Posted 12 years ago. Edited by sweltering distance (member) 11 years ago
Feb 20th

When the glasses start to look like the base of column in a cathedral it might be time to take a break.
Italian Papillon Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Italian Papillon (member) 11 years ago
Hey you....what more texts???? Still there watching....:-)
sweltering distance [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by sweltering distance (member) 11 years ago
February 21st

I've been settling in to a new city for a little while now, feeling a little disoriented in work and personal life so I started the self portraits with my phone. A little self discovery at any age is good, right? I've lost weight and grown a beard since moving here. I'm enjoying living next to the sea and beneath the mountains. So far so good.

This is my first "studio" photo shoot since moving here.
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