Friday, April 13, 2012
It's been a long week. I even had Monday off and its still been a long week. I think it all goes back to the fact that I had to deal with the Easter invasion of MIL and her idiot boyfriend on Sunday.
When we went hiking on Saturday DH confessed to me that he's tried really he has but the bottom line is that he just doesn't care for his mom's idiot boyfriend. I don't like him either but I've kept that fact on the inside of my head. I think he's an alcoholic, also something I've kept on the inside of my head. She's an adult she can do what she wants but all I really hear from them is how they go OUT all the time to this bar or that party. She married DH's dad when she was 20 and he was 45 - oh yea, seriously. I think she never really got to be 20 and now that DH's dad is gone she's somehow reverted back to her young adulthood.
Plus and this is just petty and ugly but I think he's after her money. Just a feeling I have.
Well enough about them, check this out - I sort of accidentally may have uh printed a 260 page manual for my new camera at work. oops
At least it's 2-sided but still just a tad bit over the top on the personal use of company resources. We all print personal stuff but I swear I thought it was going to be about 50 pages or so. I didn't mean to print a text book. (quickly shoves evidence in my bag)
I used to be a decent photographer and then all the sudden one day digital cameras came out. It was just so easy that I just quit using my "real camera". Then as time passed it got more and more obsolete and now gosh I don't even know if it's possible to get actual film or where you'd get it processed.
So I took the plunge and bought a DSLR - oh wait I uh (cough) have the print out of the manual here...it's a Canon EOS Rebel T2i. My husband actually pushed me over the edge. I've been looking at them for a long time. We do a lot of hiking and he said that he missed when I used to take really good pictures. What I take now are more like snapshots than pictures. I got a bonus at work and...it's gone now poof so much for extra money.
So I have the thing now and have to admit that it has totally blown my mind. I'm trying not to get overwhelmed. I tried watching the little training video. Lost, completely and utterly lost. I thought I'd go back to the paper manual and go with the one thing at a time approach.
We go on vacation in June. That's my deadline - learn how to use this thing by June or...well then I won't know how to use it but I'm pretty stubborn.
this is what I've got so far- yea so it looks like I focused on the leaves and not the flower - awesome start Ansel Adams look out