Our fine turkey day dinner – kalua turkey, rice, avocado, tomato, cranberry sauce. No pie, stuffing, rolls, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole. No problems. About 5 minutes prep time, 5 minutes cleanup.
So, what did we do on Thanksgiving in Kona. Took a ride in the country. Went to the beach. Watched football. Took a nap. Life is good. Too good. I keep waiting for something bad to happen. Don’t worry, it will. Nothing lasts forever. Not good. Not bad. Enjoy the good times when they happen.
No blogging yesterday. Yesterday, I spent my computer time fussing with Lightroom. I finally figured out why I couldn’t load my old images. Lightroom has some sort of issue when you have TIF and DNG files. I also decided to RTFM. So, I download the manual. I am a lot happier with Lightroom today. I also did a little experiment and discovered that DNG files are smaller than my cameras RAW files. With the Airness’s tiny drive – that is a good thing.
Well, this isn’t formatting out just like I want it too. Guess it is time to tweak the css file – or – change what I want. Ah, better now. Still loving WordPress.
This morning – at about 10am I went out for a little walk around the neighborhood. What was I thinking – there are no good pictures to be had in DC at 10am in August. But, the I salvaged 4 interesting shots. If you want to see the images – either click on the image or use PicLens. The slideshow option leaves much to be desired.
Anyhow, we have lived in the rented condo for 5 years now. When we moved in everyone said “but you are just throwing your money away”. I think not. Your house is where you sleep. Not your piggy bank.
Spent way too much time yesterday ripping audiobooks from the library into my iPod. I am willing to pay $10 to download a nice fat audiobook. But not a cent more. So, I check them out of the library as CD’s and stuff them into the iPod. I am happy to support the audiobook industry – but refuse to pay more than paperback rates for an audiobook.
Tomorrow my Olympus Pancake 25mm f/2.8 lens is supposed to arrive. That might quell my toy lust for a week or two. Maybe.
Took the day off from the volunteer job. Took the day off from vigorous exercise, excessive technology and just about everything else. Also took the day off from the big brick camera and used the little one with an IR filter. Infrared seems very suitable for grave yards. And a fine grave yard it is too. Columbia Gardens Cemetery – check it out if your want a nice walk.
WordPress keeps trying to get me to install the “new improved” version. And the photo gallery thing that I haven’t figured out completely also wants me to “upgrade”. Next rainy day – I’ll get around to it. Maybe.
Notes to old people: Infrared is very flattering to aging skin. And Carlton’s converter boxed analog TV’s are working.
Time for my summer photo fun, hunting for the perfect bee shot. And, the best magnolia.
But, let’s bitch. I am a senior. Hate that title. I am an old person. You can only be a senior citizen if there are junior citizens. And sophomore citizens. What’s wrong with just being old?
Well one thing wrong is being bombarded day and night with messages like this one:
We anticipate there will be a lot of seniors who come out of the woodwork when they realize their TVs go black,” said Theresa Lambert, who leads the digital TV outreach efforts for the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. “No matter how much information is out there, it’s not until those TVs go dark that you get their attention.”
Hello World, us old people didn’t actually invent the Internet – Al Gore did that – and we didn’t invent the computer or the television – our parents and grand parents did that. We are not Luddites. We designed, built, repaired, operated and programmed those big iron computing machines. Machines that supported the Manhattan Project, machines that landed men on the moon and got them back home. Ray Tomlinson actually invented E-Mail. And he is a senior. We can figure out converter boxes.
I managed to batter my images from 2001 into the previous post. My latest WordPress project will be to find a more elegant solution. I am sure there is one to be had. I just have to kick my senior brain cells into action.
Farm market – one block away – opened today. Not much to be had yet – but the old vendors were back. I got asparagus, strawberries and honey. And an apple turnover for Carlton.
Think I have finished culling, editing and cataloguing my images from 2001. Next step is to select the top 20 and have a little book printed. Well, I can not find 20 that I good enough to include. So, I shall resort to the last refuge of the amateur photographer – family snapshots. Forgive me. Also trying to figure out how to do pictures with word press. Stay tuned. Ah, I see – titles muck up the thumbnails. Found a better way. NextGEN Gallery Plug-in.
Enough already. Time get on with the important work of the day – bathroom cleaning!