JC and I saw this animal when we visited China Camp in the summer of 2011. This JPG has been sitting on my desktop for some time, and since I’m currently cleaning my desktop, I’ll throw it up on here.
Hmm, so, besides having produced this cool pic, what else is special about that period of our lives? Well, it was basically the first vacation I’d taken in a long time, and even then it was sort of a working vacation. I remember interviewing a future coworker on one of my vacation days. In retrospect, even if I hadn’t needed to interview him, it wouldn’t have been a full vacation anyway. Work was always on my mind in one form or another, whether it be what I had to catch up on after I returned, or how I could continue to improve myself in my position. I don’t know if it was because of the nature of that position and how much I got paid, or just me. I just couldn’t let go. I always wanted to impress, wanted to feel important. Hell, I’m feeling stressed now just thinking about it.
But, back to China Camp. It wasn’t too long of a drive, and the weather was perfect. Blue skies, green grass, sparkling water. We brought our tripod and photographed ourselves in various poses. We explored the historical sights and the museum there. I think we might even have caught a glimpse of Frank Quan. Afterwards we had a late lunch at VH. Ah, memories.
My other fond memory from that vacation is playing the video game Catherine. The game had just come out, and it was waiting outside our door when we returned from the beach. Playing it was almost like watching a movie, with JC watching along with me and giving me (unsolicited) suggestions while I tried to solve the puzzles and climb the wall. I would pour myself Maker’s Mark on the rocks before each game so I could truly immerse myself into it. You’ll have to play the game yourself to find out why.
Interesting how one little JPG can bring out so much, isn’t it? I’m surprised myself. I thought I would just upload the pic and delete it from my desktop. Well, I guess that’s the cool thing about having a website. You can do whatever you want with it, whatever comes to mind.