Friday, May 29, 2009

A New Pet!

Yep, the boys have adopted a new kind of pet. We found it in our yard the other day. Here it is!Come on! You have to admit it's kinda cute! Usually I just throw snail bate out in the yard, and I come across their dead corpses, but we found one that was alive, and very curious!
This photo makes me wonder who is more curious, the boy or the snail!

Anyways, the kids made a home for it.....luckily dad fed it some of the snail bate, cuz I already was attached to the slimy thing. Named him George, after the spider I caught last October. Dang, I should've photographed him by a quarter so you could all see the size of this beauty! Next time.....

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Too Much Caffeine

You can always tell when summer is just around the corner in Salt Lake City. It’s the time when all the orange cones magically appear over night and every major road is suddenly under construction! Today as I was driving, I was having serious flashbacks to the I-15 reconstruction fiasco in the late 1990’s. As traffic was crawling at a mer 25mph again, it was all I could do to not freak out. A sure sign that I’ve had way too much caffeine! Here’s some other signs that you’ve had too much caffeine:

1. Your left leg won’t stop bouncing up and down.
2. You keep opening up Mountain Dew cans, taking one drink, setting it down, forgetting where you put it, so you open up another one. Soon you have 10 almost full cans of soda completing the d├ęcor.
3.You start talking a 100 mph in some high tech gibberish that only another true computer geek, (or in my case, photo-nerd) would understand.
4. You in the middle of reading 5 different books, and can’t seem to finish any of them!
5. You start writing blogs about caffeine!

Go ahead and write your own sign of over caffeination! Let’s add to this list!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Camera Test

I was at Pictureline today, and had the opportunity to get a closer look at the Nikon D300. The sales guy let me to go outside with it to try it out. I took a few pictures of the parking lot, some dirty cars, and the building, but what I was really interested in, was how this camera would work for portraits. I was too shy to ask somebody to model for me, so that only left me one choice. I turned the camera on myself.
Later when I got home and looked at these photos, I was horrified! Is this really what I look like? When did I get old looking????? Now, I’ve never been no beauty queen, but this is just ridiculous! I was really tempted to just delete these pictures and pretend they never happened, but when have I ever taken myself seriously? So, for your viewing horror, here they are! I must warn you, it’s bad.

There's a reason why I'd rather be behind the camera, not in front!

You can see all of my pores and I swear I don’t have that many wrinkles! Or do I? Maybe I should look at getting a camera that’s not as sharp….