Monday, April 24, 2006

Right. 'Tis the season

You Are Boston

Both modern and old school, you never forget your roots.
Well educated and a little snobby, you demand the best.
And quite frankly, you think you are the best.

Famous people from the Boston area: Conan O'Brien, Ben Affleck, New Kids on the Block

The Movie Of Your Life Is A Cult Classic

Quirky, offbeat, and even a little campy - your life appeals to a select few.
But if someone's obsessed with you, look out! Your fans are downright freaky.

Your best movie matches: Office Space, Showgirls, The Big Lebowski

You Are 50% Evil

You are evil, but you haven't yet mastered the dark side.
Fear not though - you are on your way to world domination.

Moooo-huhahahahaaa.. Moooooo-huhahahahaaaa...

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

More clicks

More fun with the new, old XA2. I bought a cheap roll of ASA 200 film with the never-before-heard brand name of Solid Gold. It costs about half of what a similar film from Kodak would cost. And as expected, the film was crap. Visible graininess. Too much for an ASA 200 film. I had to tweak the pictures below a bit because of this.

Isabel drawing Posted by Picasa

Isabel's umbrella Posted by Picasa

Let's play squeeze the baby Posted by Picasa

Are you following me? Posted by Picasa

Fire hazard. Make every week Fire Prevention Week Posted by Picasa

I dont think Ive had a plant give me the finger before. Posted by Picasa

I light my torch and wave it for the full moon on Friday. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


We got Ninong Grif's XA2 a week ago and we promptly put it through its paces. Isabel was pretty excited with the camera and took a few shots of her favorite model--Me. The durn thing's cute and I have to say I spend as much time with it as Isabel does. The zone focus takes some getting used to, but we're getting the hang of it. I'm resisting the urge to commandeer it for myself since it's a lot handier than the OM-2n, but Ive sort of made a deal with the kids. I'll let them use the OM-2n if they let me use the XA2. Thanks, Grif. It'll give us something to do during the Easter holidays since we're staying home.

Here are a few pics we took with it.

Some trees are just made to be climbed.

The venerable arboreal primate himself.

The neigbor's doggie. It's amazing how he manages not
to strangle himself with his chain. Smart dog. He's learned
to negotiate his way through the fence without entangling

Isabel took all the pics above. Like I said, I couldnt resist taking a few shots myself. Here goes:

The backyard with it's aqua-painted curb stones.

Isabel's posse

Dead parakeet. Nope, not of H5N1. At least I hope not. My guess
is he's gay and the homophobic parakeets beat him up. Avian hate crime.

Fun times with the little camera, indeed. Isabel took it to summer musical theatre class to take pictures of her classmates. She's really a good singer and we hope the summer class helps her develop her talents. I'll have to blog about that soon.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Trust no one

Drat, it's quiz season.

You scored as FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files).
You are part of a super secret section of the FBI. You also
have the very cool status of Special Agent.
You believe in many conspiracies and know the government
is covering up way too much. Now if only you could the
Cigarette Smoking Man to stop providing you with the
second-hand smoke.

FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


Moya (Farscape)


Serenity (Firefly)


Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


SG-1 (Stargate)


Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)


Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)


Enterprise D (Star Trek)


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