Lightning Strikes

Last night, I went out with my friends Kevin and Sofia in Waukesha. On the way home, I was freaked out by the intense lightning storm that was exploding all around me like fireworks on the 4th of July. Lightning was everywhere, and the roads were soaked, but not one drop of rain hit my car.

After I got home, I was wide awake, so I decided to give photographing the lightning a try. It took about 30 minutes before I figured out what I was doing, but I did manage to get around 15 decent pictures. Any thoughts of not taking my camera because of the weight have now been dispelled.

This weekend I am going to my parents' future retirement home in northern Wisconsin for the first time. It should provide a relaxing atmosphere (as if I weren't relaxed enough already after quitting my job) for my last weekend before dealing with the chaotic adventure of world travel for an unspecified amount of time. After that, I'll have just a few more days to say my final goodbyes before leaving. I hope I am ready for this trip physically, mentally, and didn't-forget-anything-ally. Maybe I didn't take enough time off between quitting and starting my trip, but if I took longer, I think I still would be pondering the last-minute things I need to do at 1:00 AM every night the last week before leaving. I guess sometimes if you want to learn how to swim, you just have to jump in.

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7 thoughts on “Lightning Strikes

  1. Jim

    Hey Dan, I'm sure those lighnting photo's were great... how about putting a couple in your "photos" link :-)

  2. Dan Perry

    Click on the pictures link above, or just click here. And by that, I mean click on the first occurence of the word "here" in this comment, and you will be transported there, which I know is confusing because I told you to click "here," not "there."

  3. Jolene

    Hey the pics are great can't wait to hear about your trip while your gone be safe


  4. Nic

    Way cool pictures! I love a good storm. Have a great week...I'll be thinking about you when you head south!

  5. Tammy

    Dan, I think the storm pictures are awesome. I went back through the other pictures and had a good laugh. Those pictures from the Ultimate Frisbee Kickoff ones were the best. I had such a wonderful time meeting all of you and getting to know everyone better. Have a safe & fun time down south. Keep in touch! Take Care and God Bless!

  6. Nic

    Dave and I are thinking of heading to lacrosse for a night of dancing. Made me think of you! Hope you are living it up this week and I know you will have a great time on your new adventure. Can't wait to see pictures from the clubs down south.

  7. Dan Perry

    Sounds like fun Nic. I know I've said this before, but I highly recommend checking out Oktoberfest this weekend. The parade is something that has to be experienced. If you took the participants from every parade you've ever seen, got them all drunk, then got 100,000 people watching the parade drunk, and made the whole thing last 6 hours, you'd be on the right track. Just make sure to bring your extra liver!

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