March 1st, 2009

Macbeth the Usurper

New Lense

I've ordered a new lense. 28mm f/1.8 wide-angle.

My current workhorse, my 50mm f/1.8, has too much zoom for a 3/4 size sensor. It is impractical in an ordinary room. It's really good for those portraits, but lousy at getting disperse people into the shot.

This is also my first expensive lens. Eeek. Following this, I am likely to get a 3rd party zoom, as I don't see using a zoom very much. I also need to invest in a flash. All in due time.
Macbeth the Usurper

Chores

Several years into having a child, I would say that the biggest change to my lifestyle is that the chores get done. The dishes get washed and the rooms get picked up daily. We can't afford to NOT do these things.

Some folks would say that staying in more is a lifestyle change, but for me, I always stayed in a great deal. I am happy staying in most of the time. I am a homebody.

I have given up computer games to some great extent. I have so many things competing for my time and money that computer games usually lose out. For example, instead of joining some MMORPG and becoming a crafter, I've set up shop in real-life on eBay and made money off of stuff that needed to leave the house. So maybe I should say that I've changed my definition of a game. I've spent as much time on it as I would any computer game. eBay even has colored stars that show your experience level, as well as pages showing your stats. If that's not an RPG, I don't know what is.
Macbeth the Usurper

Where Friends Wind Up

In Facebook, I pretty quickly connected back into the old high-school. I've not branched out entirely, but I am reminded that I know people.

Where does the chattiest girl in the class go? How about a mime? Cybele became Mimi the Mime at Renfaire. That woman had so much personality that she even bowls you over when she can't talk. That alotta personality. Craig, who liked computers and art, wound up doing CG for Disney, and now heads at art team for a computer game company. Lisa, who was going to save the world, is busy chaning the face of acupuncture with Working Man's Accupuncture, the world's quietest revolution.

I've been meaning to poke at where some folks have wound up. Sometime this year, I keep telling myself. Yeah, sometime.