Vacation Time!

Leaving for BlizzCon. Will post lots of pictures when I get back.
  • Current Music
    Yoko Kanno/Tim Jensen - Run Rabbit Junk [Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex OST]

Attention: Photographers

I'm going to be doing a bit of economic stimulus with my tax refund this year, and am looking at purchasing a DSLR rig. I've talked to several friends (some of whom will be reading this) and have a pretty good idea what I want. At the moment, I'm looking at the following:

Nikon D90 kit w/ 18-105mm lens

Nikon SB-600 Speedlight flash

Also planning to get a second rechargeable battery, 32 Gb memory card (and USB card reader for my computer), a nice camera bag, a basic tripod, and a remote shutter trigger.

Total (before shipping) is about $1300.

Thoughts? Tips? Corrections? Recommendations? Alternatives?

Please let me know.

Meme, swiped from zanthess

1. If you're on my friends list, I want to know 35 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, or if we already know everything about each other. Short and sweet is fine.

2. Comment here with your answers and repost the questionaire on your own journal. :)

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
02) What was your dream growing up?
03) What talent do you wish you had?
04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
05) Favorite vegetable?
06) What was the last book you read?
07) What zodiac sign are you?
08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
09) Worst Habit?
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11) What is your favorite sport?
12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me?
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22) What color eyes do you have?
23) Ever been arrested?
24) Bottle or can soda?
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
26) What's your favorite place to hang out at?
27) Do you believe in ghosts?
28) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
29) Do you swear a lot?
30) Biggest pet peeve?
31) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
32) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
33) Favorite and least favorite food?
34) Do you believe in God?
35) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?

Moved, and a reminder why...

Move is complete, thanks to my co-workers who helped me schlep stuff, and no thanks to the hypothermia that we all almost got for doing it when the temperature was 15 outside.

Still sorting and unpacking stuff, and some of my replacement things are showing up.

The UPS guy tried to deliver my new desk yesterday, but apparently took it straight to the apartment complex office (they sign for some packages) instead of to my apartment. Now, this is a nice desk - natural wood, computer-style with filing cabinets, keyboard tray, etc. seleene_paris helped me pick it out (thanks hon!), and it's not exactly small. There was no way that I was going to be able to get it back to my apartment, and I was worried how I was going to arrange it.

So I walk over to the office, and run into the head maintenance guy before I even get inside, who recognizes me and asks to make sure everything's in the apartment and sorted. There were a few hiccups, like a refrigerator not being in the apartment when I moved in, but everything's been taken care of, and I thank him. I mention the desk, and his first response is, "I'll get the truck and we'll bring it over." I didn't even have to ask; they simply did it. By the time I'd walked back to the apartment, they had it leaning against the wall outside my door.

Yes, I'm still renting, but I found a darned good place to rent from.

Oh, and it's two blocks from work. Talk about reducing your carbon footprint... I don't even need to take the (biodiesel-fueled!) busses anymore, except for once or twice a month, for shopping that I can't do at the IGA across the street.
  • Current Music
    The Orb - 2 - 01 - Little Fluffy Clouds (Live From Washington DC '97) [U.F.Off - The Best Of The Orb

Moving tomorrow.

New apartment, much closer to work. I'll be offline for a couple of days. Freya is enjoying having boxes everywhere, but will probably not enjoy being shut in the bathroom all day. See you guys in a few days. :)
  • Current Music
    Enfold Darkness - The Rise Of The Great Fornucator [Our Cursed Rapture]

Trick or Treat!

We had trick-or-treating at work yesterday. 100 kids, all in extra-cute costumes, all "belonging" to employees. Much candy was given out, although thankfully there's plenty left for me. Great times, great times. :)
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    relaxed relaxed