Meet Geordi

Geordi

This post has been sitting in draft mode for the longest time. My camera is not new, and neither is the name for it, but I thought I might write about it here.

I like to name things that I own. From early childhood, I had given names to everything that I liked. I have names for everything from my stuffed toys, slippers, my guitar, and my cars. Geordi seemed to be an appropriate name for my current camera. The name comes from one of my favorite characters on one my favorite TV shows, Star Trek: The Next Generation (which I currently watch every evening before going sleep). The character in the show uses a unique VISOR instrument — which allows him to “see” throughout the electromagnetic spectrum, from heat and infrared through visible light to radio waves.

Anyone else out there who names their possessions? I wonder what kind of interesting names/objects are out there.

Gang of Four

Gang of Four

The Gang of Four was the name given to a leftist political faction composed of four Chinese Communist Party officials. They came to prominence during the Cultural Revolution (1966-76) and were subsequently charged with a series of treasonous crimes.

Not to worry, the Gang of Four in the image above is just a bunch of people who like to walk around the city with their cameras.

From left to right: me, Jeanne, Brad, and Jason.
Taken on Valencia St.