Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ahhh, a chance to blog.

It's been a few days since I last wrote to you time wasters out there. It's funny how I feel a strange sense of privilege from doing this. Saying it's cool to blog is like saying Bow ties are cool. The ones who like it just go skittles over it, and the rest turn their noses up to it. I suppose it's like anything really. No matter.

Well, being back at work has really helped me get myself back into routine. I'm getting to bed at normal times, doing things more on a regular basis. Vacation can really throw that for a loop, hey. Today happens to be Canada Day though, so I'm not actually at work, I'm sitting home enjoying a little paid r'n'r. My wife picked up a game last night, so my Xbox time will go down drastically over the next few weeks. She's a sucker for Lego games, and picked up Lego Harry Potter. It's really cute stuff, and it has some well laid out puzzles, probably some of the best non-annoying puzzles I've ever seen in a game. I don't know why I don't like it as much. I guess I just like a little more "action" in my games. I picked up the game of the year edition of Batman Arkham asylum in 3D. The 3D is nothing to write home about, but it does add a little to the game.

I haven't been shooting very much of late, as I think I got a little "pictured-out" over vacation. I picked up 50mm f1.8 prime lense and I've really liked some of the results thus far. I need to learn how to shoot better in low light. I will be contributing to wedding photography at a couple of weddings this month and want to give it a good showing as I hope to start doing weddings as a low cost option for people who cannot afford the standard wedding photographer's 12 million dollar asking price. I am hesitant to shoot with a flash, as it would be just as well I shoot with an old point and click and get those "party" pictures everyone seems to have where you are half drunk and waving a beer at the camera. I can try boosting my ISO speed a little as well. THe pictures will have a little noise but I can clean a lot of that up in Photoshop.

I went to Spiritfest 2010 this past weekend thanks to some free tickets given to me by my boss last week (if you are reading, thanks again!). It was a wonderful, dress up styled event that allows one to expand their knowledge on drink mixing, experience the "oh so rare" real night out in St. John's, and you get to drink yourself into oblivion and still feel classy. It was a great night! I have a bunch of new drink mixes, some neat little drink mixers, and a few great memories. I did feel a little old down there, as I'm sure that the average age was around 21 or 22, but it didn't really matter. It was a lot of fun.

I caught the season finale of Doctor Who this weekend as well. Anyone who enjoys great scifi owes it to themselves to watch this program. There are 13 episodes to a season, and each episode is written into each other like a well stitched tapestry. I won't get into stories, as it's best you experience them first hand rather than any hack job I could do in describing such a well laid out story. Truth be told, Doctor Who has seriously upgraded it's quality from the campy, over acted, cheaply done sci-fi that many watch because there is nothing else on TV to an incredible "experience" in sci-fi story telling.

Have a good canada day folks. See you again soon.



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