I received an e-mail last Friday that the Capture My Chicago photo book had been shipped and, contained in the e-mail, was the list of photos and photographers that were featured in it.
The book came in on Saturday and I started going through it just to confirm that I had read the e-mail correctly.
Mine was not one of them.
I'm upset by this fact. I'll admit it. I really thought I had a pretty good shot.
Then I looked at the photos that did make it in the book and suddenly I feel like I am truly an amateur photographer by comparison. Jesus, these are some great pictures!
I'm still happy I participated and that I bought the book (I think my shots did make it in the included DVD - I think all submitted photos made the DVD) and I will participate again should CBS hold another contest, and I hope they do.
I just gotta work on my "skillz." Why? 'Cause I'm gonna be in that damn book next year, come hell or high water.
The damnable thing is that, hindsight being 20/20, I have a photo that I'm pretty convinced may have made the book... but I completely forgot to submit it.
There goes the Tourette's again. I really need to have that checked out.
Katie had to visit the Aurora Police Department on Friday to finish the police report on her collision. She had been in contact with me during the day regarding how to get there and whatnot and the following transpired via e-mail. For the record, she was convincing herself that she was going to be thrown in jail for causing an accident. Just setting the story a bit for you...
Me: Good luck at the APD.
Katie: I'll call you once I am done at APD... it will be my one phone call though... so you need to come and get me:)
Me: What if we don’t have enough money to cover your bail? Should I sell some of our belongings or just leave you in there?
Katie: You would leave me there? Sell the @#%$ing belongings! I feel the love!
I love my wife. She cracks me up.