Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Hoooooly crap it's been a while since I last posted, hasn't it? Sorry 'bout that. Here's my farrier's new Aussie pup as an appeasement offering.

It's been interesting in the computer realm as of late, first my laptop's power supply died and there was more discrepancy than there should have been as to what model I needed to replace it, so I just said screw it and got a whole new machine. I needed to upgrade my OS anyway and the other laptop was less than happy as of late about trying to keep up with my ADD. That took awhile to get here, as it had to ship from overseas and Japan had just had the earthquake, so that messed up shipping lines for a little bit or something; it got here when I was out of town meeting Ted's extended family. Lovely people they are, too! I'll get to that in a second though.

So I get the laptop, get everything all moved over and it's great. Then I go petsitting for a friend who was getting married and going on his honeymoon. Said friend has three dogs, including one of my nemisis breeds.

I'm coming to torment youuuuu...

Weims and I just...don't get along. Throw in the fact that he's the spoiled child of the bunch and yeah. It was an interesting three weeks. And I didn't have my laptop for most of it, because SOMEONE thought it would a super good idea to dump a cup of coffee all over it because they wanted to carry a freaking styrofoam cup around instead of the Kong they had in their mouth when I got up to go to the bathroom.

This is me, not caring.

The keyboard shorted out and I was left staring at a brand-new, rather expensive paperweight.

I think the fact that Parker is still alive should be a testament to my candidacy for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The last upgrade recently has been the camera itself. Everything in this post is courtesy of my (new to me) Nikon D80. A friend was selling her kit off to defect to the Canon side and I happened to have a bit of money at the time, so voila. New camera, new lenses, it's all good in the neighborhood. The D50 I sold to my friend Renee over at Good Kharma Tags. She's got a bunch of old Nikon lenses and I'm really anxious to see how they work out; the body is backwards compatible, so it's just a matter of getting her to use the thing now!

Since I now have two new lenses that cover the range my Quantaray does, I'm selling that off. Quantaray 18-200mm f5.6/6.3 with a Nikon mount. Email me if you're interested. Price will depend on how much I like you. Just kidding! It's going for $150 (retailed for $300+ new).

So we'll make that the quickie update for now. I've been doing a ton of networking, event shooting (more photos are up over at CDP ), traded out Passion Parties for Scentsy (more on that later) and now the stables have opened back up, so I'm on horseback a handful of days a week again. Just that alone has made me feel like a giant weight has been lifted off my shoulders; 4-legged Zen therapy it is!