People definitely take sports really seriously. I had a bunch of people unsubscribe from my blog after I made my last post about going to see a Yankee game. At first I was insulted. Can you really judge someone by what sports team you like? It’s not like I blog about the Yankees all the time and it’s not even like my post was all about the Yankees and how great they are. In fact, the main part of my post was about photography. Oh well. I guess some people actually take it that seriously.

I have been searching for new blogs to read lately. I already follow a whole bunch in my RSS reader but every few months I get the urge to read new blogs. I love making new blog friends. I tried becoming more active in some blogging communities that I know about and I went and commented on some random blogs in hopes that I’d make some blog friends. How do you make new blog friends?

Oh, another new layout, too. I couldn’t help myself. I just love minimal layouts.

Yankee Game (by caitysparkles)

I went to the Yankee game today with my family. It was a lot of fun and the Yankees won! My Uncle has been up from North Carolina this week and one of the things he wanted to do was go see the Yankees play. He lived in New York for most of his life and moved down there only recently.

Yankee Game (by caitysparkles)

I took so many photos today. It was pretty fun. I did learn something about myself today, though. In order to be a better photographer, I need to get over this petty fear I have and just take pictures of whatever I want whenever I want and not care what other people are thinking of me. Too many times I pass up amazing photo opportunities because I’m too scared of what other people think.

I need to learn from this guy.

Yankee Game (by caitysparkles)

That’s my uncle on the left. I was taking a picture of him and this random New Yorker just decided, “HEY! I want to be in a picture, too!” So he jumped right in! I need to be like that. Just do what I want! I could learn a lot from being like that.

I was feeling very melancholy so I wrote a poem. It’s been a while since I wrote poetry so I thought I’d share. One of my tasks on my 101 in 1001 list is also to write a few poems, so I thought I’d give it a go.

A Tree (by caitysparkles)

I Once Believed

I once believed in fairy tales
Of sparkling lakes with talking whales
And magic, clams, and fish, and snails
But I believe no more

I once believed in queens and kings
And all those royal kinds of things
Songs of princesses I’d sing
But I believe no more

I once believed in leprechauns
Hippogriffs flew and mermaids sung
Phoenixes died and were reborn
But I believe no more

I once was young and I believed
Anything that could be conceived
But now that I’m a bit less naive
I wish I believed once more