OOomph

Well, I don’t really know what to talk about, but I think this is pretty awesome.

I’ll be accepting a final placement offer from a group at Freescale soon (hopefully =), and then they’ll be sending me to a training event in Toronto next month. I’m looking forward to it. Anyone been before, got any tips for “must see” things? I’m not sure how much free time I’ll have though, so we’ll see.

Oh yeah, so my old Moto cell phone’s vibrate died on me, so I switched back to my T610 (better phone anyways =). However, the address book transfer seems to only have worked partially, as I’m missing some entries I used to have. I don’t feel like looking to see who I’m missing, so if you run into me, make sure I have your number. =)

Weekend

Sister

So yesterday, was Julie and Nancy’s “party” thing at our place, which you can view pics from here. Today, I woke up “early” considering I went to sleep at 7AM, haha… and had a pretty relaxing day.

Went to the Arboretum to meet up with Olivia and shot some pictures. Then had dinner with Chancy and Nancy’s uncle at Fresh Choice.

We’ll be moving out of the apartment by the end of the next month, so that’ll be interesting. I don’t think anyone has any set plans on where they’re moving to, so that’ll be even more interesting, haha. I will probably be moving to Olivia’s apartment for at least a while until I figure out a more permanent place to reside (thanks Stephanie & Olivia!). I’m actually kinda looking forward to that. =)

The more I shoot with this 85 f/1.2L, the more I feel like I’m cheating myself by restricting it to the 1.6x crop factor body… 5D?………

Lightroom

Nancy... Hiding?

I’ve recently switched over to shooting in RAW vs JPEG which I think even Mark would endorse despite his general disapproval of my photography habits. =) Coupled with this switch, I’ve started to test out Adobe Lightroom which is pretty spiffy despite a few issues (mostly because it’s still beta). There’re some performance and quality issues here and there, but it’s pretty nice to use for me most of the time. There’s a problem with exporting the color profile correctly on Intel Macs, but Aaron posted a nice workaround, so that’s all good. I think beta2 expires in June or July, so we can probably expect beta3 within the next month or two. Looking forward to it.

As for Sam’s bday, we went to Siena on 360, which was more expensive than I think most of us liked… but that’s ok, Sam, we’ll just bring you to McDonald’s next year. =) I didn’t have my flash that night, so not many of my pics turned out all that great, but you can see some of Van’s. I think Aaron took some too, but they’re not online as of yet.

85 f/1.2L

Kitten

So I splurged some more money on a new toy, the Canon 85 f/1.2L and it’s pretty crazy. The bokeh on it is pretty sweet. =)

Van and I took a picture of most of our gear, I’ll link to it once he gets it uploaded but it’s pretty crazy. If someone mugged us, we’d be very sad. Ahh… here it is.

Tonight, we’ll be celebrating 23 years of Samiticus! Pics to follow, no doubt.

Lost in Love

I think I’m ODing myself on over-dramatic 80’s/90’s love songs, haha. Yesterday, Chad suckered me into buying the 7+ minute version of It’s All Coming Back to me Now which I initially missed because it was incorrectly titled on iTunes as It’s All Coming Back to Me Know. Bums! Well, that song is utterly awesome because it’s so dramatic and Meat-Loaf-ish. When you have lyrics like this, there’s not much that can stop me from smiling and being all giddy:

“there were nights when the wind was so cold”

“there were days when the sun was so cruel”

“When you touch me like this
And when you hold me like that
It was gone with the wind
But it’s all coming back to me”

Then, later, Kathy got me into listening to two other Air Supply songs which I promptly purchased as well. I leave with you with an excerpt from Lost In Love:

“Lost in love and I don’t know much
Was I thinking aloud and fell out of touch?
But I’m back on my feet and eager to be what you wanted

So lift your eyes if you feel you can
Reach for a star and I’ll show you a plan
I figured it out
What I needed was someone to show me”To balance out this swarm of love songs, also in my playlist are some songs from Top Gun in order to bring some manlyness to the equation. I mean, that movie has lines like:

“That’s right! Ice… man. I am dangerous. “

“You can be my wingman any time.”

“Too close for missiles, I’m switching to guns.”

“You stink!”

“Splash that sucker, yeah! “

“Great balls of fire! “Uhhh… I think there’s something wrong with me…

Playlist Survey Thing

So I usually don’t do these things cause they’re usually lame, but this one gives me a chance to showcase my playlist of AWESOMENESS, so here goes (you can thank Kathy):

How am I feeling today?

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham!

Will I get far in life?

Against All Odds by Phil Collins

How do my friends see me?

It’s All Coming Back to Me Now by Celine Dion

Where will I get married?

Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood

What is my best friend’s theme song?

Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship

What is the story of my life?

Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles

What was high school like?

Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey

How can I get ahead in life?

Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins

What is the best thing about me?

Higher Love by Steve Winwood

How is today going to be?

Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie

What is in store for this weekend?

Missing You by John Waite

What song describes my parents?

Mickey by Toni Basil (ok… don’t think that one makes much sense)

To describe my grandparents?

Addicted To Love by Robert Palmer

How is my life going?

Playing With The Boys by Kenny Loggins

What song will they play at my funeral?

Power of Love by Huey Lewis And The News

How does the world see me?

One Thing Leads To Another by The Fixx

Will I have a happy life?

Centerfold by J. Geils Band

What do my friends really think of me?

Tempted by Squeeze (I think that means they’re tempted to squeeze me)

Do people secretly lust after me?

Jessie’s Girl by Rick Springfield (wow, that’s awesome)

How can I make myself happy?

Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics

What should I do with my life?

How Do I live by whats-her-face

Will I ever have children?

Our House by Madness

What is some good advice for me?

Can’t We Try by Dan Hill & Vonda Sheppard

How will I be remembered?

You Spin Me ‘Round (Like a Record) by Dead or Alive

What is my signature dancing song?

Head Over Heels by Tears for Fears

What do I think my current theme song is?

Karma Chameleon by Culture Club

What does everyone else think my current theme song is?

Everybody by Tears for Fears

What type of men/women do you like?

Shout by Tears for Fears

Well, that’s it. =) I’m not going to tag anyone.