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Filing Will Have to Wait: 2010

two black cats in box
We're Filed Properly

I had intended to sort some paperwork into this box for filing and recycling, but the boys had the impression I had placed it there for their morning nap in front of the window.

But will the box hold 25 pounds of cat without bursting? One edge has already pulled loose. Giuseppe and Mr. Sunshine took turns stretching and lying half on top of one another as they slept, and I did eventually get the filing done.

I’m going to have to invest in a better small digital camera, though. I carry a small point and shoot, one that can fit in my palm, all the time because the DSLR is a little too big to cart around and while often the photos are just quick snaps I use quite a few. I just replaced one in May purchasing this one in a hurry when my last one literally fell apart, and no matter the settings I use the photos are often grainy or blurry with this new one; all point and shoots are not created equal. Do I mind shopping around for a new camera? Don’t think so, and the kids don’t care what I point at them.

Ah, the travails of choosing a camera…so I did find one and dumped it into the creek last summer. I managed to get it working again, though. Because this photo was marginal—I’m not fond of the grainy RGB speckles in a high film speed image—I pulled it back out from 2010 and gave it a little treatment with a filter, this time “Dry Brush”.

two black cats in box
Filtered version of the photo.

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2 thoughts on “Filing Will Have to Wait: 2010

  • VTM–I usually keep at least one box from file folders or something on my desk until it gets worn out to keep the visitors contained so they weren’t messing around in the project I was working on. As a typesetter and designer, customers will often give me art or text for a design job on little scraps of paper, as photos to be scanned and even unusual objects like pieces of jewelry to photograph which I usually have to return, and a few cats in the mix can get me in trouble!

    I’d love to see the photo of Bonnie some time! Thanks for visiting!

  • I was talking with someone about sorting papers at my house and one suggestion was to use paper grocery bags to keep the piles separate. I said, sure, this bag for bank statements, that one for medical statements, one for Victor Tabbycat, … I also have a great picture of Bonnie Underfoot (RIP) belly-up on a mixed up pile of papers with a completely blank look on her face. I consider it a “tax time” photo! I love my adorable, furry helpers and never mind whether the filing gets done; there will always be more of that. Not to be left out, Nina will find the smallest pile of papers and “loaf” on that one.


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