Greetings and Salutations my fellow DeviantArtists!
How have you been lately? Me?? I could be better but I could be worse. Where to begin, where not to begin. To complain or not to complain that is the question. "Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them?" I think Hamlet said it best, eh? I can't say it better so I won't try. Had to read the stuff when I was growing up in school and college. It just sticks with you whether you want it to or not.
So let's break it down shall we? I mean I got to go to Paris, France and take cool Photos, yes? Yes, but I was stuck with my family the whole time. Summer time in France is bloody hot as hell. Especially when most of the buildings have no Air Conditioning. Something was wrong with the city trash collection because I have never seen the city so dirty before or maybe I'm just remembering it wrong from childhood memories. I just don't remember trash and litter lining the streets everywhere I walked. It was totally insane and smelled really bad. It never use to smell bad. I'm half-French so I love France it's almost a second home to me but Paris got screwed up in the last year. Don't ask me why haven't been there in a long time since now and then 2009 A.D. That's not to say I didn't make the best of it and got to as many museums and monuments I could get to photograph of. But the insect population seem to increase tenfold. And there were reports of mosquitoes infected with Dengue Fever. I mean WTF?!
I thought that shit was eradicated ages ago. Guess not. But anyways I digress. I really wanted to see more of the countryside and visit other towns I hadn't been too before or see old medieval castle ruins, etc, etc. Never got the chance. Family said no. So we got stuck in Paris for two weeks in a shitty hotel with no A/C. Ah, vacation on a budget so much fun!
So after that was all done, I managed to squeeze some money of my own and get a 2 day pass to Florida SuperCon 2018 at Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. Thinking myself this is a good idea right? Nothing could go wrong, yes? Nope. First things first. No one and I mean no one one is even allowed to be dropped of at the main entrance. I had to run of the passenger door from the car that was dropping me off onto the side walk then walk on asphalt in order to pass through security. While security was herding us into long lines, Broward Sheriff Police was basically giving us all the evil eye. All of this under the hot Florida July sun while having to walk to the rear side entrance. By the time I got that I was so wiped out but i had to keep moving and check myself in order to scan my printed ticket so I could get my pass. I don't who was organizing it this year but the people they hired were all over the place giving off this incompetent vibe of "I really don't want to be here, this isn't a fun job." It just felt to me as if there were majorly underpaid compared to last year and they didn't give shit how they treated people. Eventually, when that was all done and over I finally got to enjoy myself at the convention. I took more photos then i submitted to DeviantArt but honestly a lot of them came out like crap. So I submitted 220 instead 778 photos I had shot. I had fun all in all but let's just say I'm glad they are moving it back to Miami Beach Convention Center next year.
Oh, and how can I forget it's Hurricane season. So far nothing major has hit Florida yet but If it does I'm royally screwed. I have storm windows installed in my condo unit but the contractors working for the building have screwed up the roof. So we have a partially expose roof not up to code or something. Caused a contract dispute between them and the Condo Board. So no work is being done. No one will give the unit owners the full story, so no one really knows how bad the situation is. But knowing Miami, FL it's probably bad.