I wish mom was more in focus here. But I can be sneaky and bribe kids to get what I want.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
I wish mom was more in focus here. But I can be sneaky and bribe kids to get what I want.
Friday, October 30, 2009
If the weather is as good as the forecast says it will be tomorrow, I'll be shooting the B. family out around their house in the a.m. Then we might be going to see The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D!
Hope everyone has a safe and happy Day Before Halloween!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Really, I'm sad, but I was getting comfy with the idea of having 2 cameras, so I wouldn't have to switch lenses all the time. Good thing I hadn't put that into practice.
I'm taking the plunge, leaving my comfort zone (the basement) and am going to take on a few photo jobs. Even as I type this, I'm thinking "Are you crazy?" I guess the next few weeks will tell me if I am or not. I have been offered a couple opportunities already and they are big ones, life altering for the subjects and I want to do them but I'm such a chicken. I only hope I can do them justice.
Monday, October 26, 2009
I took this from our deck, all photos were shot with my new lens. You can't really tell that it's raining and miserable, everything looks good with the new lens. I took this one March 2008, probably the day I got my Sigma lens. At first I think I like this one better, I like the colours better, but then it's Spring. But when I compare the sharpness and the fact that when I zoom in, I can see in those windows, I like the first one better. I'm nosey like that. The other thing I notice is the corners of this photos. I like that when I do it in photoshop, don't like it when the lens does it for me. I'm controlling like that.
What did I have to promise to do for the lens, because that's how we roll? To put myself out there and take pictures. And maybe some other stuff that's not blog worthy...
Friday, October 23, 2009
He's no GSP, but he's kind of teddy bearish.
And because I like photos on blogs, here's my depressing shot of my view from the couch, taken with my sweet baby 50D, at a super high ISO, because it can. I think it was nighttime, and it's depressing because I was pouting about the fact no one wants their pictures taken anymore. What's the point of having such an awesome camera and so much camera knowledge if no one in my family wants their picture taken?
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
This morning started off the way a bad day does, I must have slept funny because I'm very sore today and fighting off a head-ache. And I woke up 9 min. before my alarm went off and then the power went out for over 30 minutes. Which to a certain teenager meant 'no school' and she went back to sleep, but I made her get up. The power came on just before she left. The internet has been super slow or non-existant. That same teenager only had half a day of school and got rained on. But...I am not having a bad day despite all that. Made 18 of these.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
So... even though it's based on a children's book, it is not a children's movie. Both E. and I. really liked it, they got it, they understood the underlying message, liked the 2 funny parts, and felt sad at the appropriate times.
It did not ruin the book. So if you haven't read the book and want to see the movie, that's okay, and if you have read the book and want to see it, I don't think you will say "I enjoyed the book more".
Although now that the monsters have names and voices, it's kind of wierd. The main monster, Carol, is James Gandolfini and after Kerry told me that it was hard to not see Tony Soprano whacking someone every time Carol spoke.
Off to search ebay for some pj's like Max's 'wolf' suit.
Friday, October 16, 2009
There will be lots of goodies. Of course, they are still goodies, I'm a keeper of all things, but am realizing that if I'm not using it or never plan to use it, someone else might, therefore I should let it go.
Letting go of ...
-toys, I like to keep these around for when we have guests, little guests, but do I really need a Little Tykes kitchen set, 2 doll houses, baby cradle, or a Fisher Price horse on wheels that looks like it was never used, oh, that's right, it wasn't. I do need to keep the Little Tykes car, you never know.
-scrapbooking supplies, no surprise here. Stamps, paper, embellishments...
-all Disney movies on VHS. Yes, this one kills me, we have over 20 yrs. of Disney movies on VHS, the kids don't want them, why should I? Because I love them!
-a never full Golden Retriever/garbage disposal, higher end larger model comes without removable tail(lost at birth) this ensures he won't knock things over with the tail, but it also means that you never really know when he's happy. Removable fur for knitting dog hair sweaters will be thrown in for no extra cost.
-my dad's collection of 8 track cassettes brought over by my mom.
- Shaun's collection of Transformers, yes, he's 20 yrs. old and just getting rid of them. They have been on his shelf for at least 10 of those years.
So if any of these things sound like something you need, please stop by tomorrow and take some home.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
This is for Stamper's Group tonight.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
1. lose 2 lbs., not setting the goal too high, that's the problem with resolutions, they are often too hard to obtain and then the resolutionee gets disappointed.
2. go to Disneyland, again, it might have changed since we were there last. And I will go on the scary rides that I was too afraid to go on before.
3. use the phrase "if I had a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens" in every other sentence in conversations with Kerry, for example..."I can't see the writing on that tag on that present the neighbour is opening in her living room, but if I had a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, I bet I could" or "I can't make out the brand of tires on that Subaru, but if I had a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens I totally could". "Boy, I'd enjoy watching you play Dirt 2 on the PS3 if I could watch it through a ...." You get the idea.
4. tell Kerry "I'm just kidding" in every other sentence in our conversations, when really I'm not.
5. try to remember quotes from tv better than I do right now. My memorable quotes consist of one movie one and a couple of tv ones. "No one puts Baby in a corner" from Dirty Dancing, and "That's what she said" from the Office. And "That's not crumping, this is crumping" from Community. This is not an important or life altering resolution, well maybe it is, I have such a bad memory that it would be a big deal!
Anyone else have any resolutions they are planning on making?
Friday, October 09, 2009
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Anyway, JoanneK guess the number of squash right on the nose! 28! I'm sending her a bit of lovin'.
The local GG started their cookie blitz and we were paired up with a little Brownie. Her mom was mortified, but we had a good laugh when M. went to the door, asked the older man if he would like to buy some GG cookies and he said "No thank you, I have diabetes, I can't have cookies." The girls thanked him and as they turned to leave, M. yells to her mom "He can't have them, he's got DIARRHEA!"
Of course I burst out laughing, and she looked like she wanted to cry. But then a couple houses later, E. said something in a snarky tone to me, and I turned to M's mom and said "See, it never ends, they just say it in a different tone!" And she seemed relieved to see that her daughter was normal!
I'm trying something new this morning, I drink 1/2 a cup of milk with my cold coffee every morning. And I've noticed that I have some issues regarding the bathroom and the d word, not diabetes, right after drinking my coffee. So I decided to try rice milk, gag, gag, in my coffee. It was hard to drink, but I did it, I had to use the power of my mind, which is pretty weak without the coffee, I knew that if I compared the taste to my reg. coffee, I'd be SOL, so I had to tell myself that it was something different, new, exciting. It wasn't. It was gross, disgusting and hard to drink. And as I type this I can hear my stomach making something. If it's not the milk, then it's the coffee, or the sugar-free syrup. I'm not really prepared to give up my coffee or my syrup, so I will have to weigh the options. Rumbly diarrhea tummy vs. yucky disgusting poison?
And to add to the mix, fluff ear is back. But it's also back with a bit of sinus pain and head ache. I see a pattern, and I'm taking my nasal spray. But it's so frustrating when the kids say "I hate that background music" and I can't even hear the background music. I'm pretty sure I'm losing my hearing or there is a marshmallow in my ear.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Who's my boy? Who's Mamma's favourite boy? Who's the good doggy? That's right, YOU are!
Heck with kids that don't want their pictures taken.
Be sure to take a stab at guessing the number of squash in the wheelbarrow.
No treats were used for any of the squash pictures, or the dog pictures.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
It's a bit frustrating, I've always wanted to be on a team, but I can understand why it conflicts with the agreement. So from here on out, I can post stuff I have made with non-SU products, but I can not post links to stores or sites that sell competing products.
change is good, right?