Archive for November, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

I love surprising people. This year, fate conspired with me to help me pull off one of the biggest surprises I’ve ever attempted. To make a very long story short, I have to work this Friday, which means from 8-5 CST I have to be sitting at a computer, monitoring ticket queues and logging in […]

Tell me . . .

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Would you trust this man to administer your server?

Kitchen foolishness

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

One of my friends invited me to a barbecue this weekend and I thought it would be only fair to bring something. So I made a plate of kind-of-crudite with carrots, peppers, celery and grape tomatoes with truffle vinaigrette dressing. (I love that dressing.) While I was shopping at the local Central Market, I thought […]

Wedding Shoot

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Man, my flash skills need some work. Having said that, I think I got some decent shots of my friends’ wedding. I shot a combination of strobe (flash-illuminated) and natural light shots. There are a lot of ways I could have gone about the shoot, many of which I probably don’t even know yet. I […]

When did my weekends get so busy?

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

I had planned to have a post-birthday dinner tonight with some friends, when the reality of my schedule today reared its ugly head and I had to cancel it. I’m still working Saturdays, so I’m typing this from work (don’t tell my boss). And my calendar helpfully alerted me a few days ago that I’m […]

One more lap

Monday, November 10th, 2008

100101 I have survived yet another lap around the sun. And in commemoration of that feat, I got the following presents today. Last night my mother and my stepfather presented me with a piece of pottery that I had asked for. Several months ago, I baked a big batch of cookies to share with my […]

Class wrap-up

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

So, it was by no means perfect, but I think everyone who participated felt it was worthwhile. I had eight attendees, all with different types of cameras, and we spent most of the class going through the menus trying to figure out how to set the white balance. I knew that was going to be […]

First class coming up

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

I have my first class in Photography for Fiber Artists this evening at Kid ‘n Ewe after I get off work. I think I’ve got everything ready to go, but I’m nervous. Checklist: 1. camera – check. 2. spare batteries – check. 3. laptop – check. 4. white balance card – check. 5. something to […]

Theoretical Knitting

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

I love this. Does anyone else keep pinching them self today, or is it just me?

I know I’m going to regret this

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

But here’s evidence that I really do shave with a straight razor, and I really haven’t killed myself yet. And that I do silly things with my eyebrows when I shave.