Here it is folks. The highly anticipated 2011 POD.
But, before I disclose the secret link to all my wonderful photos that document the year, you have to read my wonderful prose. (If you decide to scroll down without reading, your keyboard will give you an electric shock. Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you).
What is a pod you ask? It stands for Picture Of The Day. Yes, I took at least one photo each day in the year 2011. However, if you notice that I am in the photo with other people, then yes, you are correct, I am a liar and I did not personally click the button on the camera. So, POD 2011 is made up of mostly photos I took with some taken by others with my camera. (OK, I lie there too. Some photos are taken with my work camera, or my dad’s camera. But I was present for every single photo taken).
January 11: Guess where this is (correctly,) and I'll give you a crispy dollar
January 29: Tell me why Chris is doing a squat and I'll give you a high-five
And, you may be really observant and wonder why there are 367 photos in the album. It wasn’t a leap year. But, go through all the photos and you will figure out why there are not 365.
If you are really super observant, you will notice that I missed one day in the year. I cannot for the love of baby Jesus know what I did on this day. I have checked every personal planner, work schedule, family calendar to remind myself what I did that day. I rampaged through all my photos on my hard drive, on my dad’s computer, through Facebook and nothing. But, I make up for this “missed” day — which you will have to find by going through all the photos.
July 13: What are we advertising? (Not for a new printer!)
Why document the year through photos? It’s something a high school friend of mine — who is pictured a few times throughout the album — started. And I’m a sucker for following the lead of those I admire. I did a full Picture of the Day in 2007 and then in 2009. Both of those, I printed and made into a physical album. This year we went digital. We’re high-tech now! Also of note in case you are interested, 2010 I was lazy and this is how the year was documented.
September 12: Can you tell me what time of day this photo was captured?
December 16: Why do we (try to) spell out H-O-F whenever we are together?
OK, enough with my ramblings. Hopefully, the above photos have intrigued you enough to check out the whole album. (Or, maybe you want the answers to the questions in the captions! If that is the case, you are in luck! Most of the answers are just a click away!)
Picture of the Day was made possible by the letter U and number 2011. Thanks for making the year a memorable one even if I did dismiss it at times. And, by no means does the number of times an individual person, place or thing appear in the album indicate how much love I possess for him, her or it. S/he or it was just at the right place at the right time — when yours truly had a camera!
[That right there above is the link to said photos in case you were confused.]