My highly successful county fair photos of my youth led me to believe that I would always be a talented photographer, but that has proven false in my adulthood. I hate lugging a camera around and I especially hate gathering people up for group photos.

Returning from Costa Rica in 2010, I found that all I had pictures of were parked cars, nameless buildings, a giant Cheshire Cat, and selfies of my peeling lobster face.

Here I am in 2014 having just returned from a Caribbean cruise and not much has changed, but I think I’ve captured the essence of the trip.

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Some drunk girl knocked that shot glass off the table…

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Okay, that last one was from Carlos O’Kelly’s last night.