Saturday, June 27, 2009


Urgg is pretty much all there is to say about it. I contracted some sort of tropical virus this week that's left me feverish, cranky, sore-throated and generally unpleasant. I held off as long as I could, but mid-week I finally broke down and went to the doc. As you might imagine, I haven't been reading. Or really doing anything in particular except lying in bed and whining. Today is the first day I've felt a lot better, so here I am, back to torture you all with my rambliness. Say rambliness five times fast.

So I've mentioned that Chuck and I bought a Nikon D90 camera. If you're not a camera person (as I am not a camera person) all that really means is that it's really fancy. We bought it as an investment for our business since we're expanding into photography and multimedia soon. Now we have to learn to use it to get a return on the investment.

To my great surprise, it really does take rock awesome pics. Chuck and I really don't have the first clue how to use the thing so we're taking a digital photography class on Tuesday nights. This week was our first class meeting and we delved into shutter speed, aperture, and all kinds of other stuff that meant nothing to me before class. It's really interesting so far, and it's nice to actually know how to use such a fine (expensive) piece of photographic wizardliness with some knowledge and control. Here's a brief sampling. The really good pics are on Chuck's computer, and I'm far too lazy to download them right now.

Pardon the fuzz in this pic. Action shots of Daisy are kind of tricky. As you can see Rocketboy got a face full of Daisy love.

This one is a little better. This freakin' camera is really powerful. Pretty good picture, and we didn't know what the hell we were doing when we took this one. Happy accident!

I'm off to read or design some bookmarks for my new (and soon to be announced, I promise) Etsy site. Nothin' but love, bloggy peeps!


  1. Glad you're feeling better! I'm planning on getting a new camera this fall: not as fancy as yours, but I'm still excited!

  2. I love the picture of Rocketboy and Daisy even if it is fuzzy - you can tell they love each other! Take care of yourself.

  3. 1) I'm glad you're feeling better.

    2) Is "rambliness" a word? :-)

    3) Doggie kisses are the best!!


  4. Hope you are fully recovered! It's awful being so very sick.

    But the camera seems to take great photos, and how interesting to be taking a class -- I only have a cheap digital camera and would love to have a good one and know how to use it! Can't wait to see your Etsy store. :)

  5. Glad to here that you are feeling better! And thanks for sharing the Daisy has been awhile since we've seen her :)

  6. Getting a high quality camera is a bit like having the stabilizers off a bike: more chance of crashing at first, but far better in the long run.

  7. I am so sorry that you've been feeling poorly. Feeling sick anytime sucks, but seems so much worse during the summer.

    Congrats on the new camera and even more on the upcoming Etsy shop! I'm excited to see it and am thrilled for you.

  8. Can't wait to see more photos! Love the puppy pics!

  9. Thanks, Eva! Enjoy that new camera when you get it. They're so much fun!

    Bermudaonion, they're adorable together. He gets a little annoyed with her on occasion because she's soooo attentive, though. lol


    1) Thanks!

    2) It is now!

    3) Amen!

    Thank you, Mel! There's actually a class on basic point and shoot digital cams as well! Who knew. In fact, I probably could've used it myself to avoid some red eyes and shaky pics I've been taking for years. lol

    Thanks, Soj! So far, so good!

    Sam, it's been far too long since Miss Daisy made an appearance. She was glad to oblige for those shots. :)

    Great comparison, Stu! Truer words were never typed.

    Thanks, Carl! It's been great fun putting together items for the Etsy shop. Now if I'd just hurry things up and finish! Oy!

    Thanks, Amanda!


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