OK... so it's not as impressive as Christmas in July or August, but what a bloody great day it's been!
After getting to have a rare morning where I wake up and get to kiss Squealie, I get dressed in my RKC Team Leader polo and head out for a photo shoot at Black Belt Magazine.
Rick Hustead, the photographer, & I have worked together on a number of projects, so we know how to get stuff done in jiffy. I know angles, he knows lighting, and we crank out a shoot in no time flat.... although doing a 70-lb TGU repeatedly and holding positions while he adjusted lighting was a little, well, interesting.
The day only gets better when I get to see the quality pics that Rick has generated. VERY cool! Look for some of them online and in print soon, and I'll be sure to give you guys a heads-up.
On top of that bit of fun, I got to hang out & have lunch with my boss, the executive editor, Robert W. Young.
I come home to a bunch of things that I've ordered off of ebay... Surefire flashlight batteries and a pair of wide frame Wiley X sunglasses (for the next time I find myself out in the sunlight for long hours).
The best gift of all was from someone who requested anonymity... the Emerson folding karambit with the wave technology feature. So Doc's Wishlist has once again been updated.
There are days when you feel so very blessed. A supportive blog comment from a colleague, a kind word from a boss, a gift from someone unexpected, and light traffic on the 405 just make for a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
Better get back to crackin' on Master Lin's book. Hopefully I'll crank that out before the CEU weekend on the 6th!