Since I have this fabulous new pink toy, I thought I try my hand at capturing what I am currently seeing out my front window with the webcam. Here's the first shot:
Admittedly, it's not my best work. But I quickly discovered that it's a tricky prospect to take decent photos with a laptop. On top of that, the RVA sky is a smidge overcast. The big building in the foreground is part of the Massey Cancer Center, specifically their research facilities. Good place doing good work. The area in the background is a part of Richmond known as Church Hill. It's what people refer to as an "up-and-coming" neighborhood, meaning there are two or three restored townhomes right next door to two or three crackhouses. But it's a lovely neighborhood, at least from a distance, and at night all the lights twinkle beautifully on the hill. Right at the bottom of the hill are two elevated train tracks. The sight of a freight train lumbering by is nothing short of exciting for Little A. He's sit up in my window for his entire visit if we'd let him, just for the prospect of seeing a train.
The second shot:
This one didn't take as well as I'd hoped because you can't quite make out the rather large air horn thingy on top of the Massey Cancer Center. Because the hospital is affiliated with a college, they've had to conform to the new alert system installed post-Virginia Tech Wacko Shooter incident. What this means for me is that if some wingnut decides to go all banana bread and shoot up his chemistry lab, then I'll be front and center for the sounding of the siren. Great.
And finally, what you've all been waiting for... But I must *WARN* you, I really am in no shape to be photographed, especially with my sans cosmetic hospital face. Plus, I am attempting a smile. Bad move because whenever I open my mouth in photographs I look surprisingly like Francis the Talking Mule. But anyway, here goes-The Bald Picture!
I'm bringing the hotness, ya'll. The bald hotness. Maybe in the next picture, I'll flash my Hickman line to complete the scary sci-fi look.