I've joined the children of the revolution of Flickr and thanks to a friend of a friend, I've got my own little account full of my photos. Some are old and lots are new so jump on over and check it out. All new photos will be uploaded there instead of Ye Olde Photo blog because well, it's Ye Olde. Comment, gasp, cry, and for heaven's sake go there often!!
I should have told you that I ripped one of my toenails off whilst in my office. One of the hazards of being able to wear flip flops. It was one of those pains where you are unable to make sound or move for the first 30 seconds...then your hands get all shaky and your legs feel like jelly and nausea seems to flow in and out. But today I'm okay...I've still got the band-aid on. I'm just a little bit afraid to see what it looks like.
I also should have told you that I had a dream where my boss was trapped in ancient Rome and myself and two of my coworkers had to rescue him...our leader? Mr. Fantastic. Add Dracula and a Rock Monster and you've got a recipe for one crazy dream. I could go into details, but that would further the fact that you think I'm a bit nutty.
Speaking of nutty...I just got back from watching the finale of LOST with my friends...OUTSIDE. It was fantabulous. How was the finale you ask? Frustrating and yet simply wonderful. Oh J.J. Abrams...why must you torment me so? You genius of the one hour drama...and one liners.
Okay...the pictures of Whitley are now up on my photography site. Take you time and scroll down through them. Feel free to comment as well. I've got to just get an official webpage for my photography so I won't have to use Hello to post pictures. It makes them grainy, but for now it'll do. Later on this week you'll be seeing the handsome "I'm only 8 months old" Gardner.
Oh and did I tell you that I had a dream that I had herpes on my scalp? Hmm...maybe I should write a book. LANNA's WEIRD AND YET INTERESTING DREAMs. It will be a coffee table book complete with illustrations and photography.
Moviegoer #1: Did you know that the Ewoks were originally supposed to be Wookies?
Moviegoer #2: Really? That's interesting...you know I hear Chewbacca is going to be in this one.
Moviegoer #3: So, I'm going to Wal-Mart after this to take a look at their Star Wars stuff. I cleaned K-Mart out last night.
Moviegoer #4: Are you still working on that display case?
Child of Moviegoer #3 : WAAAAHH! I'm going to cut off your arm wif my wight-sabur!!
Moviegoer #3: Bobby, SIT DOWN AND TURN OFF YER DAD-GUM LIGHT SABER!!
Ah, yes. The beauty of living in the South. Dad and I went to see Star Wars yesterday. And it was...interesting. We were surrounded by quite a few characters. As far as the movie goes. It's not cinematic greatness by any means, but it does what it's supposed to and entertains. For those who were disappointed by it...I say,"WHAT THE CRAP WHERE YOU EXPECTING? IT'S FREAKING STAR WARS DIRECTED BY GEORGE LUCAS!" It is what it is...and it's good at being corny which is what all of them are. And why we love all of them. And why we leave wanting to wield a light saber and protect the universe. If I had gone expecting to see Gladiator in the sky...I would have been disappointed. As it stands...I liked it. It made me feel good and I left with a smile on my face.
Sorry for the lack of updates. I'm in the process of scanning some photos that I've recently taken. I'm done with the cheesy digital photos that just about anyone can take. It's time to get back into the real stuff. I thought I'd play around with digital for a while just to see. And I've decided that it's made me more stupid and lazy as a photographer. It's also made me respect those whose photography I so love (Werner Bischof for example). It scares me that just about anyone can pick up a digital camera and photoshop the crap out of a picture to make it look better. Where's the skill in that? But you all can rest assured that what you see on the blog is what you get with my photography. I have not cropped, played with lighting, or color saturation. What you see is the exact photo as taken. I have to have some integrity as a photographer.
Soon to come on the photoblog are pictures of 7 month old Gardner Wilson and an extremely lovely Candice Whitley (previewed below). Hold on to your seats folks!
I'm back. I don't know if it's a good thing or not. It certainly wasn't long enough. I promise stories and pictures are to come soon. I'm completely swamped with a little thing called KID'S DAY. So, until then...
Last night another strange dream awoke me from sleep. A friend had eaten something that made him turn into a giant (I don't know who he was but he was a friend of mine in the dream.). He didn't know that the strange food would have such an effect. He continued to grow and ran outside. I ran out to find him, but by then the media had circled him and as he ran into a barn, police swarmed the area. They began to wrap ropes around the barn and as the ropes became tighter they became steel. The friend erupted from the barn running into the trees behind the barn. I assembled some friends to rescue him. We found him in the woods, but he didn't recognize us and continued to run. We knew that we had to find him the antidote, but first we had to contain him before he was killed. So we wound up at an old abandoned warehouse where an army seemed to be training. They were young and reminiscent of Peter Pan's lost boys. They agreed to help us rescue and restore our friend. We devised a trap for him that was made of vinyl banners and ropes and we waited patiently. And as we continued to wait...I woke up.
Resplendent Fancy is Lanna Johnson. Lanna is the Assistant to the Pastor of Care at NewSpring Church in Anderson, SC. She loves photography, books, horseback riding, long walks on the beach, and hunting muppets.
She is currently saving her money so that she can travel the world with her camera and write a book.