Day in the Office

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO800
“Color Book” Austin, 2021

I went into the office today, which was the first time to actually work there since the COVID-19 pandemic started last year. I had visited a few times before, for my flu shot, and to pick up some items that I needed to work remotely, but today I needed to do a photo shoot so I decided to take the photos and post-process there.

It was really odd of course because there were only maybe 15% of the regular staff working in the office but at the same time, it felt as if it were normal in that everything on my desk was still the same place that I left it, including the Pantone color book which is today’s photo. I was actually a little worried about the color book since it is expensive, so I was happy to see it right where I left it. I did put it in the locked desk drawer before I left, though!

I’m not sure when I will return to the office full-time, but as more people get vaccinated, I’m comfortable going in once in a while. Still masked up, of course! 😷

Eating Out Again

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1000
“Cold Ones” Marble Falls, 2021

Today Mariko and I visited a brewhouse for lunch, and then joined some friends for a sunset dinner in the Texas Hill Country. This was my first time eating out since March of last year, and it was a little weird at first, but I got used to it quickly. The cold beer helped! 😊🍻

Honestly, seeing friends again was like no time has passed. I guess that’s a good thing, but maybe not? I don’t know, but I do know that I enjoy eating and drinking out.

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/4, 1/220 sec, ISO320
“Sunset” Fredericksburg, 2021

I hope you had a good day! またね~

Shots for the Family

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO800
“Shot One” Taylor, 2021

Today our 16-year-old received his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine! I found a CVS which had an available time-slot, but it was about 45 minutes away from us. It’s a bit of a drive, but it was an easy decision to say yes.

So now, both of our kids have received their first dose, Mariko is scheduled to receive her vaccination this week, and I have received both doses. I’m in a very optimistic mood!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO1250
“Waiting Aisle” Taylor, 2021

Second Dose

“Second Dose” Georgetown, 2021

I received my 2nd dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine today. Yay for science!

Besides a sore arm, I feel great. I’ll be ready for shot #3 in no time! 🥃

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/1400 sec, ISO200
“Secret Code” Georgetown, 2021

So Happy

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/2000 sec, ISO200
“First Dose Done” Georgetown, 2021

I was able to make an appointment for my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and was so happy and excited to roll up to the vaccination center to receive my first shot. Could this mean we’re nearing the end of the pandemic? I hope so…