Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My Newest Toy!!!

Good afternoon everyone,

Let me introduce you to my newest toy:

It’s an infrared filter. A Hoya R72 to be exact. Needless to say, there will be a few updates (finally) to the Photography blog.

That’s if I can find the time to use it… sigh.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Begin-Again and Another Book Rant

Good afternoon everyone,

Well, holy crap. Another semester has started, and another break gone by way too fast. I know, a lot of you out there are a little pissed, because I said we would hang and then I bailed. But really? You have all known me long enough that on the occasion that happens it should come as no surprise. It’s nothing personal, I’m just really really lazy. And aside from working more than I should have for the sake of my sanity, and From Russia with Love’s trip to California, nothing went on. At all. Lame right? Well, that’s exactly what I was looking for. Summer is for partying, winter is for hibernating.

I am not going to be doing any sort of class checklist here or on the R&D Pages this semester, because I hardly kept up on it last time. I will just post the cool learnings as they happen.

Any way, as promised, here is the Book Rant:

Stranger than Fiction by Chuck Palahniuk

Very good. It’s his non-fiction stuff, so don’t expect too much craziness. But the journalistic writing and interviews are fascinating. He talks about wrestlers, demolition derbies, and interviews people who hand build their own castles. He interviews a woman who took her dog to Honduras after a hurricane, and searched for survivors. He interviews Marilyn Manson and Juliette Lewis. He talks about his own personal experiences, from working as a hospice volunteer to his fathers murder to his trips to Hollywood and the set of the Fight Club movie. Fascinating from beginning to end. By far one of my favorite books. Ever.