I arrived a little early and set up. I selected my little hide away park that not very many people know about on Coronado Island. I used the 16-36mm lens f8, 30 sec. I had a lot of shots with streaks from the planes landing and tour boats going by. They looked kind of funny. I tried the 70 but I didn't get enough of the buildings and decided I liked this one the best. It's not the best, but I'll try again until I get it.
No editting except that I cropped to get the panorama look. If anyone wants the the full size one let me know...IM me or comment me with contact information. Maybe someone will touch it up for me :)
Do you like?
Had sushi for lunch with a friend. Found out that both my new contracts are in the final stages in appropriations so I'm excited/anxious. Got some starbucks, took that photo that I've been wanting to take.
Looking at the photo, I should have stood on the other side of the nurse. You can't even tell I'm wearing a green shirt. Seems the color got lost with the black sailor. The girl that I got to take the picture said "You're so dirty!" then asked if I would take one of her doing the same thing pose. Funny.
Went to Nelson's photo and bought a new camera strap. The owner gave me a catalog and a good discount on some "memory mates." She remembered me, and it's been forever since I had been there.
It's a nice clear day...I'm going to Coronado to take some pictures of the bay and city lights. Wanna join me?
Oh, I used a 70-200mm at 200mm, ISO 100, F4.5, 1/1000 for the moon shot. For this streaking shot, I used F2.8 for 30 seconds. I didn't want to use the shutter release so that's why I didn't use a higher F Stop, or expose longer.
Anyway, what word do you like?
Heather did well this tournament. If she got on base, she's gonna be a thief! She stole a lot! I stood on the third base side and took a series of shots with her leaving from 1st all the way to 3rd. [Insert photos here] This is the first time that Heather has been on a team that has won THIS tournament, in the last five attempts.
...saved a little girl from getting squashed by an SUV backing up. I honked and held it down and her mom QUICKLY rescued her. I got a lot of stares from the spectators but I saw her mom mouth "Thank You!" Heather was with me in the car listening to her iPod, and we couldn't believe that it almost happened in front of our eyes.
The BBQ was yummy; all kinds of food there. I got stuffed and feel like a beached whale. Good Night. Crawling in bed now...
What do I eat at softball tournaments? There's always the BBQ going for those hamburgers, hot dogs. Today I stuffed myself with watermelon and pineapple sprinkled with chili powder, lime stuff. It seems it's a tradition at the tournament between games. I shoot some photos and then grab some fruit between innings! It's very yummy. The only thing to worry about is to make sure that I didn't pour the whole bottle on the slice. Let's see...I did end up getting a strawberry lemon raspado.
The temperature was about 72 or so; nice and sunny, not hot but just right. One of the teams gave me some flavored water. The first time I'd had some and it tasted pretty good. I'll have to try some of the other flavors.
I ALMOST lost my camera bag! I left it in the dugout after the game was finished. I thought to myself, as Heather would say, "Oh 'S' Hit'" I called someone that was closer to the dugout and asked if they had gotten it, but there was another team there. I nonchalantly walked into the PYL (a rival from up north) dugout and spotted the camera bag; it had been moved and opened, and hoped that I hadn't lost anything. Luckily, EVERYTHING was there. Just when I thought I'd lost everything...Big Sigh!
Overall a good day for our league, four of our the six teams made it to championship day. Heather and I are grabbing breakfast before we go and see if they can win two more games! Oh, Heather has to relinquish her title as "shorty" since she's grown a few inches!
When I was in college, I took some aviation classes. Mostly the ground training, and even got to visit the air traffic control at Brown Field in San Diego. It is a small airport next to the border and I got to direct traffic. I was a little nervous giving the commands but it was fun! Trying to manage a lot of things going on at once. I got an "A" in the classes but the people that actually WERE going to be ATC didn't. Just think about that when you're a passenger in a plane someday!
Earlier this year I expressed interest in getting my pilot's license, and J.F, told me that he wouldn't mind taking me up! Today I saw him and he gave me all the details and it seems that in mid-June, I'll be going up in the plane. Got my velcro ready to secure the camera, so you'll be coming with me. I'm getting updated FAA study materials next week! I can't wait!!!
Tonight I went to get some team photos and watch the first game. The 12U Gold won easily. Had dinner in the Mira Mesa area and then headed home. Someone made some new images for the game broadcast so let's see how things work. :)
Wish us luck!
See that super hot stuff on them? One of the girls asked if she could have sun seeds and I said, "Sure! have some... :)" She put the seeds in her mouth and "spat" them out almost instantly. "OMG!!! they are so hot." she said.
All the other girls saw her reaction and for some reason, no one asked for seeds the rest of the day.
This is "Baby." Heather is holding her up in the "Lion King" pose. Notice that there are no claws extending in fear. I have felt them by accident when the kitty slipped and fell backwards while playing with a toy, but no harm.
You think she's cute?
I decided today would be a good day to test the 1.4x/2.0x extenders at Heather's softball practice. Here's a pix through the fence while she was batting. Don't ya love her cleats? I noticed that I was able to get some closer macro shots with the extender. The photos were a little softer (blurry) and the auto focus was slightly slower but this is on a 70-200 2.8L IS, so it is still fast. I didn't use the stablizer. But I wanted to test the reach so when the girls went into the "run for that ball" drills then I captured this shot...
So, the experiment went well. You're not gonna get $5,000 quality from a $250 add-on to an expensive lense. I borrowed a 300L mm lense and it was fast and clear. But I don't like the fixed lenses that much. I only have one (50mm 1.4).
Canon makes a 28-350mm lense, not prime, though, but they don't advertise it, but is still sold. I don't need one but I wouldn't mind having it! Talk about a range, and combine that with the extender...but, there is the the loss of f-stops: one for the 1.4, and 2 for the 2.0.
I could get the same shot and then crop, but don't really like doing that either. Some tournaments don't let me on the field, but I manage to get some good shots anyway. I'll get one of those kitchen folding steps, and shoot over the fence
Well, they mentioned that they read my blog regularly, but asked why I didn't have "personal" stuff. Almost like they want to look deeper into what makes me tick to get to know me better? I didn't have an immediate answer but I guess it can't be any more boring than this huh?
Some of my real life friends wonder why a stranger would visit my blog if they didn't know me, or if I'm worried about them knowing too much. Another question is why my MySpace account is private, if this is so public. The short answer is: my daughter. Yes, I have photos of her, and mention things about her but nothing too revealing.
So, I don't know what I'm rambling about now! hehe
I made a test post for her after she did the "fiddling" and everything magically appeared. She hangs up, and calls me 5 minutes later, and they were gone again! Gremlins? But if she clicks on the LEFT where the archive is, then the titles appear and she can click it and the single page post shows. Any suggestions. She thinks that I'm messing with her, and wants me to fix it, but I'm at a loss. It's probably something really simple...
Got my haircut and the ladies called me "Jack!" Why you ask? because I was wearing an old black shirt that said, "HIJACK." Too many jokes on that one and everyone was laughing. Went to get my mail but nothing in the box, seems like I let it pile up too much and it was in a bundle. Got my mammoth BHPhoto catalog. Hmmm...made a mess at the taco shop by spilling the salsa on the table. I cleaned up myself since I did it.
My car got it's tires rotated for free at Costco, took Heather to practice, she got upset because she thought we were going to be late but made it right on the dot. Got to ride a very very expensive mountain bike. Got my new memory cards, did some programming, played my game, chatted with some friends on-line, and on the phone, getting ready for first tournament of the all-star season, sent off my mortgage payment, paid my insurance, renewed my car registration, invited to beta test new service, and got some starbucks. Oh, and my friend said that I got hit on by a gay guy and didn't even know it.
That's it. Sleepy now.
I was expecting more to happen but it didn't. It turned red and very little swelling but that's it.
Anyone allergic to bees?
I get to my friends house and dinner is ready, perfect timing! We eat the yummy meal (had the camera but forgot take any pics) and kick back for a second and then get down to business.
First thing I check is the obvious stuff: plugged in, turned on, power strip, etc...One of my first trouble ticket calls when I started my first job (17 y.o.) was an officer that put in a "Priority Ticket," because his computer wasn't working. I drive down to the base from HQ ASAP with the GI Van. I get there and turn the powerstrip on! hehe. He told me he'd buy my lunch if I didn't tell anyone. I logged it as power supply issues when I got back. :)
Anyway, back to the computer. The router was working, the modem was, computer was, uh...ipconfig showed an IP, released and renewed, and a new IP, so I knew there was communication, but no internet! Disabled firewalls, etc...connected modem direct to wall - Nothing!
I call tech support and the lady is reading off her checklist. Total waste of time. I asked to test the line, and then got sent to a higher level tech lady, and I could tell she was reading too, still no good, then finally the last tech was a guy that wasn't reading, he asked what I had tried. PPoE configuration didn't work for the desktop, but worked for the laptop. Finally, got everything to work.
Come to find out, one of the problems was a filter not attached to the phone jack!
Which raises the question: What profession are you in that friends ask for your help, or opinion, etc?
I found a website that actually shows this model created and I've included a link to it! Escher for Real
What do you think?
The first place ever that I can remember of having free re-fills is Carl's Jr. waaay back. They had the fountain machine so that you could fill it yourself. Then everyone followed suit. This post is for my friend. Inside joke!
Heather and I ordered pizza the other day, and while we were there a man ordered a water and filled it with Sprite. Pretty funny because the pizza lady wanted to say something but didn't. I watched her for a second and noticed that she hovered around the fountain machine, hoping that he would re-fill so that she could say something but he didn't go back.
Anyways, How many re-fills do you end up getting at a restaurant?
There were plenty of munchies, and I was ordered to help myself. There were 6 tables fully loaded (9 players per). Saw some players from the other tournament. Prizes to the top 5, so there was a good chance.
People were watching the Padre game, softball, playing pool (I replicated a college photo assignment photo), listening to the iPod boombox.
That's me showing my hand to the camera before the "river." Do you think I went all in? hehe. There are two pots since I didn't have that many chips left, but I eventually won this table. Photo taken by Laura!
Let me introduce you to "Rocket!" For some reason, he decided that he would follow me around the house, and poker tables all night long. So, I asked him to pose for a picture! I ended up kicking him several times by accident under the table but he sat by me for quite a while, and if he did leave, came back because he knew that I didn't mean to :) The look reminds me of my dog "Chewy," that I had when I was in 6th grade.
What I really liked about the tournament was everyone helped all the newbies, even when they mis-dealt the cards, couldn't count, didn't know how much to put in or even the odds or strength of the hands.
I'm gonna play some online tournaments for fun and see how I do, just for fun. Some people made fun of my "Oooooo. " Or, "you have no chance now...just fold and give me your money!"
Didn't want to have an excuse for not doing the yard work so I'm doing it before going to poker tonight. Hasta . . .
Finally the rest of the people show up but there is no way to attach the hose without the special tool, somebody went home to get it, and we were finally in business with no cars to wash!
But we stayed put and ended up having a good pay day. $1,000 for 4 hours work. This money helps to take the girls out to dinner, events, and just stuff for them when we go to tournaments.
Me: That's only half of it. The application of knowledge is power!
T: You're gonna lose here, Sam!
Me: Having the knowledge about something is worthless unless you're pressing a button on Jeopardy for $1000.
T: Not convinced yet.
J: Shut up! Then why does everyone say that then?
Me: Ok, historical application - World War Two. Japan and Germany had the knowledge about atomic energy. But the US actually did something with that knowledge.
T, J: [Silence]
Me: Or, if you have six billion formulas "knowledge" memorized but can't do anything with it, then what?
B: You're still a butthead!
T,B,J: [laughing] We aren't admitting defeat! Never!!! [laughing]
Me: But you still love me :)
B: Who thinks Sammy's a butthead, raise your hand!
The following three markers have been shown to have a impact on intelligence: Speed IQ, Non-verbal IQ, and working memory. 50 Percent of your intelligence is genetic and the rest is the environmental factors.
I strongly feel that we need to keep our brains alive, think, remember, exercise it, use it!
Didn't do well at poker. Sneaky bastages!
her: Sammy, I forget, "Is Port the right side or the left side?"
me: If you're facing the front, the bow, then it's on the left.
her: so the answer is left?
me: yes, but only if you are facing forward.
me: hehe, the port is the same side regardless of which way YOU are facing.
her: but you just said it was on the left.
me: but if you're facing the aft, which is the back of the ship, then it's your right.
her: um, ok...I get it, duh! I thought you were messin' with me.
I thought she was gonna strangle me.
When my order was ready, the ladies that were talking to me saw my wimpy tacos (2 things of fish and a tortilla - nothing else on it) and asked what was up with that. I looked at them and said, "Uh, yeah! What's up with this?" Obviously, they messed up and the Manager re-made my order and made it a combo! Then I sit, and then the guy hands me two MORE tacos! Everyone looks at me like I scored big time!
The adults played the girls earlier, but to make it fair, the adults had to bat left. Pretty funny stuff.
I logged on to my game last night using my "noob" account so that I could get enough points to play on some elite servers. While I waiting for the next round because I was dead, I was looking at the playerlist and thought about the psychological profile of the person by the name they chose. Do you think you can or are these just names? Heree are the names that were on the server:
Which one is me?
I went to a workshop last night along with about 100 other parents, and one of the exercises was to draw a girl. We had one minute to accomplish this task and no further instructions given. So, this is what I came out with in one minute. I did the head first and then the stick body. I wanted to make sure I finished the girl. Ok, I still had time left, lemme give her some clothes. Hmmm...still time; I gave her fingers, and some more hair. "Five seconds!" Oh crap! she has no shoes - quick, draw the shoes.
The guy says, "Time!" We were then told to get into groups and that we were to critize each others drawings and remembering the "Magic 5:1" of positive to negative ratio (applies to relationships too, ok?)
My group was kind and give me the following five "positive" things:
- She's smiling
- Nice outfit
- Good Extension
- Looks like a girl
- Great Stance
And my "negative," was that she looked like she was an "X-Ray." Ok not so bad. And they tried to fill my "Emotional Tank" so that I wouldn't get discouraged.
As I'm looking at the timer tick away, I started to laugh because all the numbers are not aligned and it looks kind of funny, but it works! I do most of my programming late night while watching Leno or the other late-night guys then barely crawl out of bed in the morning. I'm updating my blog on the designated lunch break, and I'm sleepy!!!
I really don't want to go to the all-star parent workshop, but let's see what $900 (league paid), and my $5 workbook teaches me. :)
- Effing Rad
What do you use?
One thing it doesn't show is that the car called her cell phone and said, "Ms. Davis, this is your car calling, I have detected an intruder in your vehicle. I have searched my database of scents and an exception was immediately raised. I have used onboard sensors to photograph the unknown hiding in the back, and sent it to you. Please text '1' for me to call the police."
If you could add a feature regardless of whether you think it's stupid or not, what would it be?
The set-up was quick and I wrote everything down for her just incase. I noticed several wireless access points when I was configuring the router but they were all locked, no free access here.
We plan on running in my area, but I think that it's not gonna happen. The guys didn't run either... :)
We talk for a second and get her spare tire out, but she has no tire iron. Then I think of the movies, where the guy turns to say, "There's no tir..." and get's whacked in the head. Luckily, that didn't happen. I got mine and changed the tire really quick. And then I was ready to go.
her: How much would you like, young man?
me: It's on me! Thank You, anyway.
her: No! Thank You!!
me: You're welcome. Make sure you get that fixed right away. It's not a "real" tire.
her: Come on, a little something for you. That's the least I could do for you. [Holding a folded bill]
My hands were dirty so I didn't shake her hand so she gave me a "grandma" hug. hehe. The little boy waved at me and I got back in my car.
When I got home to load the laundry, I removed the stuff from my pockets and found $20 in the BACK of my pants. I never put money in the back so that was unusual. Then it hits me that "Grandma" must've slipped the money in my back pocket.
How many of you mail stuff?
She loved to get dressed up all the time, even to go to the 7-11 down the block, and when I'd call to let her know that I was coming down to take her out, she'd be waiting on the balcony all sparkly and ready to go.
I told her that I would take her anywhere she wanted to go, and she'd say "Coco's, or Anthony's." It wasn't up to me to decide what is special, so I smiled and helped her into my car and said, "Pues alli vamos!"
We'd get to the restaurant and she'd look a the menu, but I knew what she was going to get: a salad, something with fish, or chicken, and a sprite with no ice and a straw. She liked when I ordered for her. She'd never finish her meal and always tried to sneak some extra biscuits.
My mom was alway telling me and others how proud she was of me, how handsome, intelligent, popular, and how I'd grown up. I'd say, "You have to say that, you're my mom. You're not gonna say that I'm ugly, stupid and immature!"
Everytime I saw my mom, she would give me advice usually it was: "take take care of your wife and your wife will take care of you even, when you're both mad; take care of each other." I always listened even though she had told me the same things over and over.
I love and miss my mom!
- I hate it when I leave a question in someone's blog and forget the blog name so I can't go back and get the answer.
- When I open a browser and don't know what I was going to do.
- If I'll actually meet up with the people that want to meet up this coming week.
- Why this guy is taking soooo long to move his freakin' chess piece.
- How much room left on the DVR.
- "Watching Say Anything" actors look really young.
- Damn spam sex blogs.
- What can I make real quick to munch on.
- I want ice cream with carmel in the middle surrounded by chocolate topped with strawberries.
- Damn. I didn't run today. I could still go. Nope, forget it!
- Mother's Day Tomorrow.
Can't forget the head coach walking a little dog with a pink leash that had somehow managed to get on the field during the game.
The first time that I had ever seen a player ejected from a game. The opposing team's girl slid into second and did a pop-up slide and on her way up, gave Mariah, what the umpire called "a deliberate elbow thrust," and was ejected.
Saw two outfielders head butt, several through-the-legs balls, throwing errors, strikeouts, well...it was just a bad game!
One thing that wasn't cool with the fans, was that Scripps was up 11-0 in the top of the 7th inning (final) and they were still trying to steal bases, and get more runs. They tried to steal several times and Mariah and Kylie kept them back. On the third attempt, they turned a double play on the double steal attempt.
All the teams had their little fundraising going on and it's a pretty much passing the money from one team to another. Heather asked me if she could get krispy kreme, "sure! how many?"
This is the goodbye for some of the parents as their kids are going onto high school. Short and sweet, but we still have our team party to go to...
No softball practice tomorrow because of the concert at Coors, and nothing else planned except that tomorrow is Poker tonight, but I'm a little rusty on my Texas hold'em. Wish me luck!
- Nose Picking - Looking for the elusive golden nugget.
- Reachers - They're stretched out trying to get something in the back seat.
- Cell Phone.
- Read Map, Paper.
- People watch.
- Curse the light because it's the longest damn light.
- Listen to music, sing.
- Watch red light runners.
So...Did I miss something that you do?
After the day's events, I wanted a carne asada burrito. I went to the local shop and ordered; nothing special until she gave me my change from my $20. I was watching her get the change out of each slot in the register, so I knew what was happening.
me: The change is short.
me: I gave you a $20.
her: [rolls her eyes at me and tightens her lips]
me: [hand her the change to count out]
me: It's short $1.25. She was looking at the tape to see what the total was.
her: HERE! [handing me the money]
cook: ¿Qué Paso?
her: He wants his 20 cents.
cook: [Hands her my burrito]
her: Carne Asada Burro! [doesn't look at me at all]
She short changed the next customer by several dollars! He noticed it right away and the cook said, "What's up with you?!"
Insurance rates are based predominately on driving EXPERIENCE. If you wait 'till your say, 25, to get it one, then you'll be in the same category as a 15 year old just starting.
You'll have a driver's license and not have any dings on your record either! :)
Did the guys run with me? NO! I ended up running by myself. It was kind of hot, so I didn't feel like running the full five miles (I wussed out and only did two). Tomorrow, I'll do the five since I know the guys won't be joining me anyway.
The Volleyball coach wasn't happy and neither was the team, they lost their captain, setter, and best player going into Nationals (102 teams). Heather was scared to tell her but she'll have to do things like this in life.
I went down to oversee the Silver team try-outs down at the softball park, and ONLY three girls that tried out at the GOLD try-outs didn't show up for the second try-out. Moms were thanking me for not having try-outs on Mother's Day.
If you believe in the BIG BANG THEORY...Where did the energy and matter come from?
That was for you Arlene, since you didn't know what I was talking about :)
I really don't think that people will have sympathy for her especially when it's related to DUI. Typically when someone violates probation, they are sent to the slammer immediately. But not Paris, she has to report June 5th.
Now all we need is for students to start asking for pardons so they don't have to go to detention after school. They're already filing lawsuits because they didn't make a sports team, cheerleading squad, win election, etc...
Has anyone seen "Spiderman 3?" If so, any good?
The goal is to win another National Title, but first they have to qualify at Districts (top 3), then State (top 6). They have qualified before so they know what it takes to get there.
The all-star manager coaches the high school team, and the first all-star practice is after the "Bonita -v- Eastlake (Huge Rival)" game, and the coach will either be in a good mood or the girls will be in for it.
I have my running stuff ready to go. Wanna bet the other guys won't be joining me?
me: What's the name of it? Oh I know, it's "I want it, lemme have it - Give it to me, NOW!"
Heather: [Grinning. Looking at me with a strange face.] Daaad, it's "Give it to me. By Timbaland"
me: Uh, that's what I meant to say! I knew it was something like that...
The guys said they would run with me at the high school while the girls are practicing. Let's see if I can lose these last five pounds (I weigh 175 now) by the end of the month.
- Say Again?
- Could you repeat that?
- Pardon Me
- What'd you say?
- Excuse me?
- I pretend to hear them
- Squint eyes and turn head
Sometimes I ask people where they grew up to see if it's a certain area that says it a certain way. Random thought wasn't it?
Went to the bank to deposit my checks. I have a bad habit of not depositing them right away, and the direct deposit hasn't gone through yet, so I was standing in line next to a guy that could beat out Cheech and Chong for the biggest Acapulco Gold Cloud.
Heather and I went to Chili's and we had good time just sharing time before the All-Star meeting. Forked over some money for the season, shot everyone's ID photos and played some VBall, and wallball with Heather. Posted all the new pages online and posted the ID photos.
Any of you any good at design? I'm updating a live game feature (view the box score live) and it looks very bland. I'd like to make it "purty." I'd appreciate any help :)
It was a very nice day in San Diego. Warm enough to be summerish but not too hot to hide indoors. I jus got a craving for spaghetti...
When I was in middle school, I bought a rubber stamp where you turn the little wheel and stamp it into an ink pad. I thought it was so cool kept it near my peechee folder. Anyone know what that is?
Later, I copied my stuff onto floppies, and then zipped stuff up. I have info on all my relationships, sadness, joy, mischief (good thing for statute of limitations!) and I'm surprised as to the detail that I went into. Sometimes the entries described how I felt and other times it was just a straight factual account of what I did, names and all. I rarely went back and read any of them, just wrote and saved.
Time to post another one...
What will end up happening is that people will top off on the 14th, or the 16th. The net affect will then be zero. It will be the twin peaks effect, a high surge before and after to compensate and they won't feel a pinch.
Only thing for sure that will work is lowering overall consumption and that is just not going to happen.
Gas is $3.339 per gallon here! What about your area?
Have you been in a major disaster?
Heather did well in all the skills, and had the fastest time. I was wondering how that would go! Now, the hardest part is waiting for "the call," if any. Still haven't gotten any word, and the league website is getting bombarded by hits! I'll update my blog as soon as I hear :)
I've removed my adsense for the moment as I know they will think that something is fishy with all the "sudden" hits! I might be changing over to another "service" to see how it works just as a comparision.
As the guys start showing up, I see two familiar faces from long ago. Back from the day where I invited guys to "LAN Party" nights at my store. I used to give them the "compa" discount and they recognized me instantly.
I think I was the only Mayweather fan in the house. I entered the friendly betting pool and picked round 11 as the round that the fight would end. Missed it by one round, but I still won! We were watching the fight in two rooms then all moved into the livingroom.
Next on the planned events, was a Poker Night immediately following. One of the guys makes custom poker tables, and this was run like a real tournament. Giant plasma TV running the time, and sessions with seating and all. I was surprised to see the ladies playing too! I had to leave because I have an early day tomorrow but I got a text message telling me who won the tourney!
The first game for Synergy was slow and one run is all it would take for the Lady Bombers today - a little bobble on a throw to third.
The second game started after a half an hour break. Synergy lost the coin toss again, and were visitors. They managed to get runners on but couldn't convert. LOBs were costly. Synergy scored first, and held a one run lead, then an error at third tied it up. Lady Bombers went ahead 2-1. Heather smashed a double to make it a tie again, 2-2. In the 7th inning nobody was able to score and they went into "International Tie-Breaker."
Synergy got doubled up when a pop-fly got caught and the girl at second was half way down to third. Bummer! Last girl popped up.
Lady Bombers attempted an immediate steal and an error later, the run came in...BALL GAME! 3-2.
I got some carne asada tacos, and some ceviche. Yummy. They love the photographer!
Later all, it's time to go watch the "Oscar De la Hoya -vs- Floyd Mayweather" fight. Another photographer invited me over to watch the Mega Fight (it better be!)
Do you think this will be on her show, "The simple life?"
How many of you have taken a picture like this at some point with your camera?
And for those people that wanted to see more photos of myself posted on here, does this count?
Nothing fancy, 30D, 1/60, f2.8, 70mm, ISO 100.
I took the camera and had positioned myself behind the plate and to the right so I could get her swing. I held the button down and got the grand slam in a series. Heather asked me if she could shoot the rest of the card and I said sure. I taught her how to do spot focusing, and how to shoot through chain-link fences. She had a blast.
Oh, guess what rookie mistake I made regarding shooting the game?
- Forgot my camera?
- Forgot batteries?
- Forgot CF card?
- Forgot 2 & 3?
Heather and I had gotten there 30 minutes before game time, and so I had plenty of time to drive the 6 minutes back to get the memory card.
Got some krispy kreme for Heather and I got my chocolate sundae. :) Headed back to Discovery Park to see if they needed help setting up the fences for the championship games tomorrow...They didn't. :)
It's Heather's decision! Everyone is asking me what she's trying out for, but I tell them that it's not MY decision. She'll learn that she is directly responsible for the decisions she makes. If she doesn't make the team, it's not dad that made her try out for that division. If she makes it, then she can take the credit!
She has a championship game tomorrow against a team that they have beaten twice before (Lady Bombers), and Sunday is the All-Star Try-out. Busy weekend, but today we have a lunch date at a place of her choosing.
her: Did you see that man get the wallet out of the trash can and put it in his pocket?
me: No. I didn't.
her: He is walking around and I know that is not his wallet.
me: Since he found it in the trash, it's now empty. Its ditched, cards and money are gone.
her: I want to confront him. That's the kind of person I am you know.
me: Doesn't look good.
her: [walks over to confront the guy]
I can't hear what is going on but he pulls the wallet out and shows ID. Then someone else shows up to defend the guy. Words are exchanged, and the woman walks away with a smile and shaking her head. It was his wallet! Oops
I've already shot 300 frames. Went to the final loser bracket game and watched the "silently favored" team get three girls hurt - Monica, Drea, and "O." They lost 6-3.
Mowed the lawn and we all know there is some rebellion in all of us, so I left decapitated grass blades all over the place! Will I get a letter from the "association" or not?
My daughter was surprised that the Lady Barons lost, and I reminded her that she hadn't won the championship until the blue calls, "BALL GAME!" and you're ahead...
They don't care if it's plat, gil, honor, etc...just pay up! You think this is right?
The league website is looking a little barren in terms of photos this year as compared to previous years. I started them off, and the people just didn't step up to the plate only a couple of people did. Oh well.
I know, you guys have asked me to hold out and wait for the 40D. But that's ok. After a while you'll realize it's not the mega-pixels anymore, but that Mark III - that's a different story :)
I had some weird dreams but they're fading fast, I can only recall bits here and there, it just bugs me.
There was a mile long line for the ice cream it seems but the pralines was ready for me. Two whopping scoops. By the time the board meeting ended tonight and I finished jabbing with everyone, the line was normal. Guess it worked, they got a bazillion people in there.
I walk into the gym and Christy smiles at me, and says "I'm so glad you're here! I got you a whistle because you're gonna referree the match today!!!" NOOooooo. I've never done that before. She told me that I would do fine. Both sides warmed up and I was ready. I blew the whistle and did the hand gesture to serve! Match on...
I messed up two calls - a lift, and raised my hand to the wrong side for the point, but overall ok for my first time, but it had no impact on the game or match. We lost all three sets :( I got to keep the official whistle.
I'm expecting something like buy 2 get the second for 31 cents, or offer valid only on "Swirly Floor Scum Delight. All other flavors regular price." So, I open the door and ask, "what are the details for the 31 cent offer?" He answers with a weird look on his face like I'm an idiot, "each scoop is 31 cents from 5-10pm!"
I'll stop by on my way home from the board meeting tomorrow, and see if my munchkin would like to join me...
I got a note on my PC to see security! They weren't too happy, but glad it wasn't a real dog! They turned off my speakers and went about their work.
Nothing happened, just a reminder to not to do it again; it also helps that they've known me since I was 17. :)
I looked over and saw the problem but I thought that a little screwdriver would fix it but on closer examination, the top was broken off! I held my hand over it for a minute or so to water the lawn and then shut it off.
The neighbor came out and I mentioned that he had accidently broken my sprinker. I told him that it wasn't a big deal, I was going to Home Depot to get a new one but to be careful. He apologized but also found out that he was cutting about two or three feet into my yard. I bet ya next week he'll cut to just his line, huh? I edge his side anyway, and he mows my side or the mailbox. No biggie.
I looked around and noticed that all the guys stood by their cars, while all the women went back into their car and came out to check the progress. So, I would think if it happened at all, chances are that it would be to a woman?
Won't know who we play until Thursday because the loser's have to finish their games. But Synergy is looking good!
I want to load something that would test it, maybe load a PC game on it to see if it would break it or not. Since I was the only person in there, we could have downloaded/installed the game and seen first hand.
Do any of you have one and tested it with Windows XP?