Sunday, July 31, 2005

Catching up from New Orleans

This is me from our trip to New Orleans. Standing in front of St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square. Good times.

Here they are...

There's actually one that didn't make it into the picture, making 28 total. Hopefully I'll get these unloaded pretty quickly and be able to move on. They take up a lot of room, and it gets old dealing with the dozens of emails it takes to move these. I'm shooting for a profit margin of about $90 a piece on them. We'll see what happens.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Buying like crazy...

I've got some more of these bad boys up for sale right now. Hopefully they all go through. Otherwise, I'll wait until after the first, when the sale ends, and dump them off then. Should help me finance my new lens, and my new speedlight for the Nikon. I can't wait to order them, but I'll have to wait until I get paid on these monitors. I did pull the trigger on a new bag to carry my junk around in. With all of the camera stuff and my Powerbook, I need some protection for it.

I also picked up one of these laser printers. When I worked at Compusa, it was $600-700 dollars, and was superior to the $900 HP we also sold. I got it for $241. I couldn't say no at that price. Hillary can print off as many color documents as she wants for school and not have to feel guilty about it. I can print off as many e-books and class outlines as I want too. I could also spit out the occasional photo on there if I wanted one done cheap to distribute. I can do flyers, advertisements, and all kinds of stuff.

Saturday, July 23, 2005


This is where Hillary was at for the last three weeks. Wish I could have been there...

The Sunset was taken with Hillary's old 2MP Sony DSC-P50, the dock was taken with my old 4MP Canon S40. I can't wait to get the Nikon up there, but it'll be a year, maybe two.

Friday, July 15, 2005


I'm very proud of Hillary. She's a wonderful teacher, and is a wonderful person in general. This is when she won the Horizon Award, which is a prestigious award given to a very select group of first year teachers in Kansas. I believe there are about 16 in the state that receive this award every year. She was one of them last year.

She just completed her master's degree, only two years after finishing college, and was given a substantial raise for the next year to boot.

As I said in my previous post, I miss her, and can't wait until she gets home on Tuesday. See you soon, Hillary.

Mount Doom

I know this looks like something out of Lord of the Rings, but it's actually just a sunset pic taken by my little sister at my parents' house. The picture is of our neighbor's farm, in case the grain silo didn't tip you off. I've been staying with them since Hillary went up to Michigan for the last few weeks. She'll be home on Tuesday, and I'll be glad to see her.

I've been incredibly busy with my summer internship, but I feel that it's been invaluable so far. It sounds kind of cheezy, but the education really seems to come together in a practical sense with the type of work that I've been doing.

Hopefully the hard work will pay off in the end.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Lightning pic

I tried to mess with the settings to get some good lightning shots from the big storm the other day. This is the best one I got. I could have had some great ones, but I overexposed them. I'll shoot in RAW next time so I can salvage them. Pretty neat though.