From iPad

Not on a new iPad because I was able to leave the Apple Store without buying anything. Now had they given my *any* credit for all of the Apple products I recycled yesterday I might be telling a different tale today.

Working On A Workflow
I am starting to think about my Germany/Austria trip at the end of June and know that I want to take photos while I am there. I am contemplating taking my Nikon D300 DSLR with some lenses, but for convenience I will either take my Nikon 1 (a smaller DSLR), or buy my first new camera in years.

Regardless of the camera I use, my goal is to transfer photos, edit them, and then upload the best of them to Flickr for blog posting. I have done this in the past but am thinking of reimplementing my workflow for this trip.

Of course for the last trip my iPad Mini 2 didn’t have a shattered screen…

Productivity Ended By Pollen
Yesterday was a second super-productive day. I went to LA Fitness (perhaps the roughest day of working out in a while), Goodwill, Apple Store, Taco Mac, dry cleaner, Target, and my bank. The only chore missing from this list was Macy*s, because I was in no mood to try on clothes. I was very close to adding a bonus trip to Costco, but was annoyed by the people in their parking lot so I never got out of the car.

My productivity came to an end upon returning home when I fell asleep on the couch for ninety minutes (I will miss napping when I return to work), and The was lethargic the rest of the night.

The Case Of The Missing Kitchen Towel
I somehow lost the hand towel that I use in the kitchen. I am wracking my brain as to whether or not I washed it the other day, but am not remembering. I know that I searched all of the washing machines to ensure that I took out all of the clothes, but now I am wondering if I left it in a dryer, or perhaps dropped it unnoticed on the floor. Oh well.

You Can’t Win Them All
Here is a comment that was up for approval yesterday:

Hey, you used to write magnificent, but the last few posts
have been kinda boring… I miss your tremendous writings.
Past several posts are just a bit out of track!
come on!

Sorry, “Power Testosterone Review”, I don’t mean to let you down. And if you are a real ITP Reader, please leave a comment today and I will approve it.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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19 Responses to From iPad

  1. Stacy says:

    “And if you are a real ITP Reader, please leave.”

    Well, that’s certainly no way to encourage readership. πŸ˜‰

  2. Steve says:

    Getting trolled by bot blog readers? Curious.

    Debbie’s surgery went fine. No pain this morning and we go back to have the patch removed later. Except for driving and sitting and routine chores, nothing else of note. I hope to get on my bike today.

    Lunch in Tucker if you’re available.


    • I get plenty of spam comments, however this one tickled me so I had to reference it.

      Good to hear, continued quick recovery to Debbie.

      Had I not eaten such a large breakfast I would drive out to meet you for lunch. I’m sure we’ll see each other more once I have settled in at the new 9-to-5.

  3. Barb says:

    funny comment actually.

    We are trying to leave for Table Rock campout by 1 pm, but I’m at work, so Allan can get everything ready, without me getting in the way.

    And – crappy news, one of the 2 big springs on the garage door broke last night, so now we need to get it repaired, or getting the garage door up & down will not be fun.
    Allan muscled it up for me this morning. We have a HUGE door. Luckily for us, Jon (Leslie’s boyfriend) is in the garage door business, so we can just leave him a key & he can get it done while we are gone.

    • Hope the camping is a blast. If not for pre-scheduled events I would be up there too. Hell, I could bend Surly’s ear about housework too. Γ°ΕΈΛœβ€°

      Wow, a spring broke? How bizarre. Good thing you are one of the most-connected people I know. I would have no idea where to turn were this to happen to me. Good luck.

      • Barb says:

        it was a crazy noise – I gotta say.
        Jon has all the details on finding the key, it should be fixed when we get home on Sunday.
        It is amazing how over the years between the Parrotheads & hashers, how I’ve gotten to know people in so many different lines of work.

  4. Man, I am still feeling the effects of pollen and the pollen season is just starting! Perhaps I should have bought the 60-pack of allergy pills at Target yesterday…

    • Barb says:

      I think I bought a 120 pack of Allegra (or really, the generic equivalent)
      I’m using Nasacort too, it was cheaper than Flonase, I think it helps.

  5. HamWithCam says:

    Source any new camera carefully. Conventional wisdom says “Paulie shoots a Nikon DSLR now and has a bunch of lenses, so he’d better stay with Nikon”.

    That’s pretty solid advice, for the camera landscape 3-4 years ago. But the landscape has changed. A lot.

    Mirrorless cameras are all the rage and here to stay. Virtually all mirrorless camera bodies break with (D)SLR lens compatibility. (Adapters are available. I have one for Canon EOS to Canon mirrorless.)

    As you know. I’ve got a ton of $$ sunk into full Canon and Nikon DSLR kits. Many bodies, tons of lenses. Pelican boxes worth. Gear inertia. (Help me.)

    I’m not saying you should jump the Nikon ship, but seriously consider other options. Sony mirrorless is looking pretty darn good right now (Dave Rice is all in). Fuji and Olympus have strong offerings. Nikon and Canon remain basically clueless on mirrorless. (Duh, DLSR’s are their cash cows.)

    What would I do if I had a trip planned like yours? Good question. I’d be tempted to take my (one generation back) Fuji X100s (fixed lens) mirrorless. And that’s it. Does a decent job at most shots. Good enough. All in one, lightweight.

    Or I might just take (my new) Canon 80D (with rotating rear LCD screen, built-in WiFi support, iPhone control compatibility, etc.) and a f/2.8 wide angle prime lens (super sharp), a very mini-tripod, a few extra batteries and a bunch of SD cards and call it good.

    Spending $600 to $1,000 will get you a lot of new mirrorless camera these days.

    Ideally, you’d buy something and shoot it a whole bunch prior to Europe.

    – Fuji X100s:

    – Canon 80D, Canon 28mm f/2.8 prime:

    Looking forward to next Thursday’s OK Cafe lunch, happy to discuss further.
    JG/HamWith Cam

    • I have been researching mirrorless and micro-4/3rds cameras, but have not pulled the trigger yet. There are things I can do with my D300 that I can’t with the Nikon 1, but you know how cumbersome it is to travel with a ton of gear (that I will be carrying in a backpack across Germany). Would you please bring the Fuji next week?

  6. Andrew says:

    “I somehow lost the hand towel that I use in the kitchen. I am wracking my brain as to whether or not I washed it the other day, but am not remembering”

    How’s the job search going?

  7. Steve says:

    Doc says madams eye looks great. Lunch at Taqueria Los Hermanos was as wonderful as always and I got to stop at the greatest hardware store on the planet, Handy Ace in Tucker. Found what I needed and more!

  8. Stacy says:

    Where’s 3/31 blog? πŸ™ Stacy sad.

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