Archive for December, 2006

i blame etselec

Monday, December 11th, 2006

it’s probably not fair to blame etselec, but i do. You scored as Friedrich Nietzsche. Well you’re an egotistical maniac, and you are so very iconoclastic that you probably are currently lost in a post-modern Jupiter, I mean jungle of self-definition. Don’t let it get you down though, someday, through a willful onslaught of reinterpretation […]

Setting up a Christmas tree

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

One last comment on the day – K and I went out to get a Christmas tree this afternoon.  The place we usually go was just about out of trees.  In fact, they had run out, but spoke to another tree seller who hadn’t sold all of his trees yet and they bought a good […]

pictures from the new camera

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

I haven’t posted any pictures from the new camera yet – mostly because they’ve been throw away shots where I’ve tried to get a sense of the new camera. But here are a handful. Only the picture of Luke (the snake) is full sized (3872 x 2592), the rest have been reduced.  Oh, and the […]

looking on the bright side

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

Turns out that there is at least one advantage of having constant plumbing problems – you often have the part you need. I had been noticing a leak under the kitchen sink. In checking it out, I found that the nut holding the drain in place was lose. As I tried to tighten it, the […]

going digital

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Okay, I’m taking the plunge. A Nikon D80 with 18-135mm lens and 8 GB worth of SDHC cards arrived on my doorstep yesterday. The D80 body was a Christmas present from K’s parents! I used extra birthday money to get the memory and the lens kit. I’ve got a number of reasons for going digital.  […]

The Tragic Treasury

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Why didn’t someone tell me about this sooner? Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) and Stephin Merritt are the Gothic Archies who’s new CD is the Tragic Treasury: “Music for a Series of Unfortunate Events.” For a sample, see Funtime OK (a mp3 blog), or Youtube: My favorite so far is “Shipwrecked.” And that, officially, is […]