Timelapse Love

Timelapse Love
George Kelly

(4 bars intro)

Through binoculars or a telescope, you are far away but you seem so close. I am staring up into the nighttime sky at your face looking down from on high. I'm always hitting rewind on our timelapse love, captured on camera with the whole wide world watching on a monitor. I'm always hitting rewind!

I cannot recall when I first zoomed in on your comet eyes or unearthly skin. I am so suffused with astonishment. You appear to me to be heaven-sent. I'm always hitting rewind on our timelapse love, captured on camera with the whole wide world watching on a monitor. I'm always hitting rewind!

(16 bars)

I'm always hitting rewind on a crazy dream only the other night: we were bathing together under the cool moonlight, and the universe accelerated at a blissful clip until I came awake to discover that you'd given me the slip. I'm always hitting rewind on our timelapse love, captured on camera with the whole wide world watching on a monitor. I'm always hitting rewind!

(16 bars reprise)

MacBook health update

So, it's Tuesday morning and Gori Do is on its way to Austin, Texas, or wherever it is Apple is sending wayward portables with heat-sink issues. I tried to post a video of myself just before I handed it in at the Apple Store in Walnut Creek yesterday afternoon, but I may have uploaded the wrong file. 🙁

QotD: Baby Love

How cute were you as a baby/child? Let's see those baby pics!

A. holds a picture of my brothers and I
My brothers and I

A. and I visited L. at his place about four years ago. In the picture, I'm on the left, E. is in the center and L. is on the right.

Judging by the patterns in my plaid pants, E.'s turtleneck and L.'s overalls (and my own hazy memory), this was probably taken at a Sears or Montgomery Ward's in Montgomery County, Maryland, in 1977 or 1978.

Digital photo relics

This would have been taken on a Sony Mavica FD-73 on a floppy disk that plugged into the camera's body. I bought it at the Sears
in downtown Oakland, California, in the first week of July in 2000. This would've been the second time I'd grown my hair out from a shorn scalp. The first time had to've been on my ex-girlfriend's suggestion in early to mid-1998. She was Jamaican-American and I guess she got tired of seeing me come back from the barber on 14th Street with a high-and-tight fade 'do. That's probably the only time I listened to her and it stuck.

Thirty-five

  • Now that I have the sense not to, I can run for president.
  • I'm mo longer lumped in with that highly-sought-after 18- to 34-year-old male demographic.
  • No. 1 song when I turned 18, almost half a life ago? In the U.S., "Good Thing" by the Fine Young Cannibals; in the UK,
    "Back To Life (How Ever Do
    You Want Me)" by Soul II
    Soul featuring Caron
    Wheeler.
  • No. 1 songs today? Hot 100: "Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland; Hot Latin: Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" featuring Wyclef; Hot R&B/Hip-Hop: Yung Joc's "It's Goin' Down"; Hot Ringtones: Koji Kondo's "Super Mario Brothers Theme"; Hot Country: Kenny Chesney's "Summertime"; Adult Contemporary: Daniel Powter's "Bad Day"; Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock: Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Dani California" (I've only heard three of these seven songs. I must be getting old or something.)