Monday, August 31, 2009

Diana F+

I finally got to see the first roll of 120mm film that I took with my new 'toy' camera, Diana F+. It isn't the best for focus but more for artsy photos. You can change the lens and I have a fisheye for it! It also has colored films you can insert in front of the flash to tint the picture.

Here are a few pics from the first trial roll. No flash was used because I didn't have a battery for the flash yet. Let me know what you think.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Little Letters

Dear car,
You have become a thorn in my side. Please get fixed and stay that way for a while.

Dear diana camera,
You have unleashed a whole new me! I promise to take you everywhere with me (except maybe the bathroom).

Dear starry sky,
Thank you for following me all the way home. It was good to see you again.

Dear Ft Smith,
I cannot grant your wish to have me reside in you right now, but I can come to visit often. Just know that I miss you when I am away.

Dear husband,
Please sell all the 'goods' you have stockpiled so we can get you some transportation. This routine is getting old.

Dear Seattle,
I wish to come visit in October, so please reduce your flights...PLEASE!

Dear south beach diet,
You nearly killed me Saturday, but I prevailed and have stayed on you, despite all the temptations you have sent my way. I will succeed!

Dear lawn furniture,
I know you are getting used to the nice controled temperatures of the indoors, but don't ever take it for granted. It will end one day when my lovely red couch arrives.

Dear Sam's,
Our daily chats will end now. You are a big temptation with your $2.50 pizza combo and $.89 ice cream cup, so goodbye. I am moving on.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Beginnings

Today I started the South Beach diet. My best friend and I decided to do it together (even though we live 2 1/2 hours away from each other). Just knowing you have a friend to suport you and feel your pain is enough to keep me going.
When I weighed in this morning the scale told me what I had suspected to be true- more weight gain. It might have something to do with apple pies, brownies and Sam's pizza, but I am not sure.
The hardest part is eating out, which of course happened to me on my first day because a vendor came to visit.  Sure, I can order a chicken salad. The issue is the dressing. I ended up with a non-fat ranch. It was fine, but I felt like I was cheating on the diet already because I am sure it had sugar in it. Someone needs to invent the olive oil/vinegar purse flask for all the dieters in the world. Only the fancy restaurants even offer the option of olive oil/vinegar, and we were not at a fancy restaurant...we were at a BBQ joint. At least I resisted the urge to eat my usual pulled pork plate with baked potato salad and cole slaw. Still had the diet coke though, the book said it was ok.
Tonight will be grilled chicken and a big salad and bubble water to drink, followed by sugar free jello!
Wish me luck! We will see what happens tomorrow.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I love this site! Check it out. They have some cool things for August.

(Photo from Daytrip Society website)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Little Letters

Dear outside sauna,
I did not request that you be on, so whoever turned it on, please press the off button. Many thanks.

Dear shed,
I know I said I would get to you this last weekend, but you are harbouring fugitive wasps and that cannot be allowed. Until you release them I will not be out to clean you.

Dear sofa,
I am glad you are gone even though it means sitting on my deck chairs in the house. I am awaiting your red replacement.

Dear grasshoppers,
You are all freaky looking, but I took pictures of you anyway to show my dad. Don't let it go to your head.

Dear kitty,
I love you so much and it breaks my heart when you sit outside the window and stare in crying. Please stop shedding and you can be an inside kitty again.

Dear crepe myrtle,
You may feel naked right now, but you needed the trim. You can thank us later.

Dear husband,
Thanks for getting all the yard work finished. It looks really awesome!

Dear sams club,
You are dearly loved for coming to town. I tried to visit you every day, but I missed you Sunday because you closed too early. Watch for me today!

street paris

street paris
Originally uploaded by the catskill kiwi

I can't wait for our trip to Paris! Pictures like this make me so anxious. Hurry April 2010!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Little Letters

Dear second cousins,
I love all of you and your cute little faces! I look forward to seeing you next time.

Dear husband,
Thanks for going with me to the cookout/wedding. I know it was a little wierd, but at least it wasn't very long.

Dear humidity,
I do not love you, especially when I have to be outside with you. Please go away.

Dear car,
Thanks for taking the journey with us. I still want to get rid of you though. It's not personal.

Dear best of friends,
Thanks for the great night of jeep-riding and beer before the journey to the cookout/wedding.

Dear bed,
I am looking forward to seeing you tonight as always. You are missed when I am away.

Dear starbucks,
After having you for 2 days straight it will be hard giving you up again and facing work. Can we plan to meet every weekend?