When I used to be completely addicated to the internet (used to be?), and spend hours on end just browsing various sites, blogs and what not (oh right, I have a life now)… I used to religiously visit four specific people’s sites/blog/what-not. One in particular was a site called Daily Dose of Imagery.
DDOI is the photoblog of a guy named Sam Javanrouh; a creative director who happens to be an amazing photographer living in Toronto and was the sole reason I even fell in love with this city. I discovered him through some fluke (or someone’s blog that doesn’t exist anymore) about 6 or 7 years ago and have been visiting ever since. He shares one photo from the millions he takes every day, and each photo is breathtaking. Side-note: I do wish he’d appreciate someone like me more and at least respond to even one of my questions but I suppose I could try writing him an email instead of just asking in the comments. But then, why have comments enabled for the photos at all?
That brings me to the reason I wanted to write this post in the first place. As I realised that I hadn’t been to Sam’s site in weeks, I went there today and started browsing through the older photos via the ‘day before’ link at the left corners of the daily photo. And that’s when I realised that I missed quite a number of fun events while I was on holidays in Ireland. Like Luminato (specifically the Silent Dance Party), and And the first thought that went through my mind was, “This is why I love the internet, because I can find out about events like this!” Immediately followed by, “After the fact…”
So I ask the internets… why must you taunt me? Why must you show me cool events like this only after I have well missed the opportunity to partake? Why, damn you, why?!!
Ok, I’m done. I’d like to dedicate this post to Independence Day in The U.S. I’m here and I might as well celebrate it on my blog. So now, as I celebrate this day with the Americans… I’m sure that I’m missing some wonderful event in Toronto that I will only find out about because of the internets. Such is life I suppose.
Anyway, Happy Independence Day!