Saturday, April 21

Satellite, Blogs, & Hammocks

Satellite dishes
Originally uploaded by jakesmome.
You'd think since I no longer have to scour the streets looking for an open wi-fi signal I'd be posting all the time. Yeah, I thought that too. Maybe the thrill is gone, the rush I'd get when I'd finally get online, and the fact that I always had to do it quick because the kids were usually sitting in the back of the car doing car flips. I would feel this obligation to post, I think just because I had a blog though, not because anyone else actually cared. Heck, I have to remind my Mom even to check it out, and forget about her leaving me a comment. She just can she forget me?? I bet she doesn't even know how to check out my pictures over there on the sidebar. Family and friends are what I started this blog for in the first place, is there one family member out there this reads this? If not, I can finally start talking about you..thanks.

Anyway, back to what I was saying. Why am I not blogging? Because I'm not a writer, I guess. I've always hated writing and I'm sure it has to do with the fact that the only time I ever wrote as a kid was when it was being graded and scrutinized. I still feel that way today. Sometimes I go so far as to try to write very badly so that noone will say, that girl can't write, what's she thinking?

I have, however, found my talent:

I can organize four days worth of dishes to fit in a tiny sink and cover it with a cutting board so my kitchen appears clean. Nevermind the fact that I'll spend 20 minutes organizing them just so, I could have washed them quicker than that.

I also have the ability to put my foot in my mouth...I do that a lot, only figuratively, not literally.

I've also decided it's time to take my amateur photography hobby to the next level. I'm searching for the perfect DSLR for me, and thus, making myself really crazy. How important is an image stabilizer or anti-shake on an SLR? There's about a $600 difference on the two cameras I've narrowed it down to, but I'm not sure if I can sacrifice that feature. Such dilemas.

So what WAS this post about?


Zamozo said...

Not family but I check your blog EVERY DAY! You do have a stat counter so you know people are reading - right? RIght!

Love the photos too! Do you want me to ask Dh about your camera dilemma. He's a pro!

Deanne said...

Hey, I'm reading, and I love your pix too! :)

Zamozo said...

Dh says "VR" vibration reduction is great. He looked through your Flickr photos and thinks that since your work is more than just casual candids you might benefit from the VR.

The great thing about VR is that it dampens down camera movement. However, there is a catch because the VR allows you to shoot at a slower shutter speed but it doesn't dampen subject movement and so you may see more subject movement in your shots.

It works well for shooting in situations when you want to reduce the effects of your movements but isn't so good for shooting moving subjects. For that you need to make sure you have a faster lense (wider aperture - more expensive).

If you get a camera with VR make sure it can be switched off. There are times when you don't want the VR on such as when your camera is on a tri-pod because the VR actually may cause movement in those cases.

Let me know if you have any questions you want me to relay to Dh.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm a radical unschooling mom too. I am posting anonomous(sp) because i don't have a web page,i have a msn space but i don't feel like going to get the url,lol. I enjoy reading your blog, it's great.
thanks, Heather

Heather said...

I read all your blogs!!! :~) I love your writing too, BTW. You have your own style and humor that I love.

tribalmama said...

I often wonder the same thing about our family. Yes, it'd be good to know, cuz I'd be talkin' about them, too! And probably things they might not want to read!

Anonymous said...

hey i am family and read all the time. and i say write what is in your heart, there is no wrong way. i am not a writter either but blog all the time you know that. i love the pics and funny tales of your trips that go along with them. lots of love. amy

Aimee said...

Not family, but I check in with you frequently. We're unschoolers too, and I'm enjoying your travels. We have a small farm and livestock, so not much traveling right now and I miss it. Thanks for sharing the pics, even if you don't have time or the desire to write much!

Jody said...

Oh, I read! Don't stop posting!

I just bought a Nikon D80 with the 18-135mm lens kit. I! am! in! love! It takes the best pictures. The photographer needs some talent, but the camera makes up for it. I can't say enough good about it.

BMWCAROLE?Mom said...

I don't leave comments because I write you letters - - and others - - AND - - - - there are writers and then there are readers - - - not all readers are writers as my family can testify to! A N D this is the first time I figured out how to get in to this!!

Anonymous said...

Aw, this was a really nice post. In idea I would like to put in writing like this additionally - taking time and actual effort to make a very good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and by no means seem to get something done.

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