Even with the rain we had this past weekend the pollen is starting to get to me. During last night’s attempted run I felt like I was a wrung-out dishrag. Needless to say, my run was less than spectacular again.
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
Wanting to do something is a desire, not a sentence. When I “decide” what I want to do I translate my desire into a sentence and then follow the sentence I take the desire out of my body and put it in my mind. Asking myself, “What do I want to do?” brings to mind my habitual answers to that question, it brings in irrelevant things I “should” be wanting to do, and it ignores the fact that there may be no adequate words to describe what I am feeling at this moment.
To all who have helped me — Thanks.
Where Is My Village Going?
Sadly there is news of more financial troubles and store closings in East Atlanta Village. The storefronts in question this time are the Sabra Art Gallery and the East Atlanta Antiques store. While neither closing makes a daily impact on my life’s shopping habits (although I did buy a desk from the antiques store once) the loss of business is bad for the Greater Good of my community.
I Am Worried About My Camera
I might be making a mountain out of a molehill but I am having troubles believing that my Nikon D300 is behaving correctly. The issue is with its light exposure meter. Over the past few days of attempting shots the exposure meter has been maxed out on the underexposed side forcing me to use flash, bump up my ISO, or slow down my shutter speeds in instances where I don’t think that I should have to. The opposite has occurred when I am using my studio lighting. Because of the lighting I have been forced to use a smaller aperture than I would like (look at today’s ITP Flicker Pic for an example of this).
This may all be user error. I am going to have to carve time to read my equipment manuals in order to determine if I should indeed be concerned.
ITP Flickr Pic
What do you do when you want to eat pasta but do not have any pasta sauce in the house? Make your own! This was Sunday night’s dinner.
The pasta sauce I concocted consisted of
- canned whole tomatoes
- red pepper (that I roasted)
- sun-dried tomatoes
- red wine
- chicken broth
And the best part was that I got to use my immersion blender at the end of the cooking.
Cooking + Power Tools = AWESOME!
Oh yeah, it was really tasty as well.
Chumby Has Arrived!
So far the verdict is “interesting” no wait “45 mph – 55 mph.”
I plan to do a complete critique some time in the next couple of days.
I’ll Be Rockin’ The Three-Day
I’ve mentioned before that vacationing has become a little expensive for my blood, even though I’ll be taking a major Colorado trip later this year. Some of the other ideas I had for travel this year have fallen through, but here are some replacement ideas that I am contemplating. Most of these will be three-day trips centered on one or more of the following — seeing friends, watching minor league baseball, photography.
- Greensboro, NC : friends, baseball, photography
- Savannah, GA / Tybee Island, GA : photography, baseball
- Montgomery, AL : baseball, photography
- Asheville, NC : photography
- Manhattan, NY : duh! okay, family, baseball (whether the Mets are major league is debatable), photography
What would you suggest?
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – blah
Current Music – Listening to Adam Curry’s “Daily Source Code” podcast
Website Of The Day – With all this thought of travel how can I not pick a site like TripIt to organize my travel?
Exercise (b)Log – walking/running, 4 miles
Monthly Foot Mileage – 21.5 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 8 (8)
1) Run no fewer than 75 miles
2) Ride no fewer than 100 road miles
3) Ride Marta no fewer than ten times (five round-trips)
4) Read at least one book
5) Make my bed every day