I'm so lame.
There are times when I can drag my butt so badly that it carves a groove in the ground. And lately, I tend to do it more after I've made a promise to do something.
Back in the fall, I was the official photographer for the Barrhaven Oktoberfest, hosted by HogsBack Brewing. It was a lot of fun, especially when I got to meet George Wendt and share a beer with the former star of Cheers!
Another great celebrity with whom I'm a fan is Shaun Majumder, of 22 Minutes and Majumder Manor fame.
Shaun participated in a couple games through the day, while filming for 22 Minutes (when I watched the segment on TV that week, I saw myself for perhaps a half of a second), such as the stein race and the stein hold, where contestants held a large stein full of beer, arm outstretched, for as long as they could without spilling any beer.
Over the course of the day, Shaun and I chatted, and he even met my parents (my mom even bought him a beer). Eventually, Shaun asked me if I could send him photos from the event, and I gladly agreed. We exchanged Twitter nicknames and he sent me his e-mail address.
And then I forgot.
Actually, it's not so much that I forgot, but rather I became busy, cleaning up photos and preparing them for the festival organizers (the ones who paid me for the event). By the time I completed that project, I had started another one.
And then got busy with my writing. And then life's routine took over.
Over the months, I would remember that I hadn't sent Shaun his photos, but I would always remember when I was away from my computer. I remembered almost every time I saw him on TV, but I was too busy enjoying the show, and then I'd forget again.
I'm sorry, Shaun. I really dropped the ball.
Last night, after nearly six months, I set an alarm to remind me to get the photos to Mr. Majumder, and when that alarm went off, I made myself sit down and get it done. No distractions.
I haven't forgotten only about Shaun's photos. I've promised many people that I'd send them photos and then never got around to it. Recently, after WinterBrewed, I promised a friend and a brewery that I would send them copies of photos. Not only have I not done that (I swear I'll do it after this post), but I still haven't even sent the photos to the WinterBrewed organizer (this week, I promise!).
Shaun, if you're reading this post, I hope that you received your photos and are pleased with what I've sent you. I apologize for the delay. Please forgive me.
I need more hours in the day.