Archive for October, 2007
2 photos today! I didn’t want to interrupt the bento photo shoot too much, but I also wanted to make sure a halloween photo got uploaded, so here is one. This was at Diane’s brother’s halloween party we went to last Friday.
Wow, it was awhile ago already when I last talked about what’s going on.
So I finished off the carbon poker promo in about a week, having played about 4 sessions. I ended the sessions up $500 plus the $120 bonus from PSO. Pretty sweet deal, I must say!
I’ve got my eyes set on a new camera lens, but I think I’m going to force myself to win the money for it through poker, so hopefully I’ll get some time to play a little more in the coming weeks. It’s been pretty hectic lately, so no guarantees. It looks like I need to win another $500 to buy the lens I want, so I’m looking at 1 or 2 more promos I’m guessing.
What else … gaming! There are so many good games to play, I don’t have enough time to do that either. I bought guitar hero 3 yesterday, and it’s a lot of fun. I also have Metroid for the Wii on loan from a friend that I haven’t touched … and then there’s the addictiveness that is puzzle quest. *sigh* – maybe I need to drop video games – they take too much damn time out my life.
Diane and I are doing great. We’ve started getting plans for our wedding down, and hopefully we can get a lot of the stuff we need to done well before the day of so that the day is smooth and fun. Fingers crossed! Diane’s sister is off to Vancouver, so before she left we had a pre-wedding wedding party party (isn’t that the best sentence ever?), where the people we chose for the wedding party got to meet each other — those who hadn’t yet. It was pretty fun, and included some good food from Vi’s for Pies. (If you haven’t been there I highly recommend it!).
So yeah, life is good, and busy, and I wish I had more time to work on side projects!
So… I launch a brand new blog, and then let both my blogs wallow in un-updatedness. Yeah, I’m good at this!
As you might be able to tell, this site’s layout is only half complete. It seems that everytime I get the chance to sit down to work on it, I get interrupted after only figuring out how to style one element at a time. At least now you can kind of see the direction I’m heading in. I hope you like it – I’m going for a fairly simple white background theme. It’s fairly minimalist, but I think it’ll do well. If the layout works out well, I’ll probably adapt it for my personal blog as well.
Once the layout is done, I’ll go back to trying to write some actual content for the blog. Hopefully that isn’t too far away!
My Uncle fairly recently took over a oriental fast food restaurant in Millbourne mall in Edmonton. They’ve been running it for a couple of months so far and it looks like they’re really getting the hang of it. If you have the chance, you should check it out. The food is pretty good and a decent price.
I was down there to take photos of some of the food so they could put up some signs. I’m not sure whether the photos are up yet or not, but I’ll be posting some of the better results this week.
There’s something calming about a sunny fall day. Here’s some shadows of trees that I really liked so I stopped to take a photo. This was also in Rimbey in Pas Ka Poo park.
As usual, I can’t remember what type of tree this was, but this was an attempt at a bit of a closeup shot of the leaves of the tree. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, actually.
Hmm – for some reason the jpg I uploaded from my laptop looks redder than the one I see in my browser. Anyone know what’s going on there?
This is a picture of my mom taking a picture. I’m taking it with my “hip-shot” technique … something I just started doing one day and have got rather pleasing results it seems. All I do is I drop my camera to my hip, take a photo at a different angle than normal to the ground and let the camera do the work. Once in awhile, the focus is a little off, but more often than not I get results like this. I’m actually quite surprised with how well it works.