me, in front of the computer

Then I spent a lot of the day on the computer, reading, a little writing, starting to process pictures, where does the time go? Watched bits of sports on TV, too, but NBC's feature-laden approach to the Olympics doesn't captivate me. Missed the women's soccer game, unfortunately. The Bay area is having a heat wave, so shirt's off in the apt.

The Nikon Coolpix950 is a great camera for self-portraits; the LCD can twist around to face the same way as the lens. The instructions say that it shows a mirror image of what the lens sees, but the picture is "regular." Sounded strange. But I didn't give it a second thought when I went to use the feature. They must've tried it without that and had a hell of a time framing a picture, then realized what the solution was. Reminds me of the story of the "slow race" between two horseman for some reason.

I looked at the screen as if I were candidly captured while at the computer. The tell-tale is that my right shoulder muscles are tensed, as I'm pressing the shutter, and trying to hold the camera steady on the bookshelf.

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