Monthly Archives: November 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Daniel Glass of Royal Crown Revue during his 'Hey Pachuco' solo at The Mint on Wed 11.25.09
Photo taken by Ms. Jen with a Nokia N97 of
Royal Crown Revue’s Daniel Glass The Mint on Wed 11.25.09

Today I listed the things I am thankful for over on Twitter, of which, I will reproduce here.
First Tweet:

Things I am thankful for: a good year. good friends. a creative year. the web app I just finished. the two marriages of the month (D&L, C&M)

Second Tweet:

Thankful that my grandma requested a cool alterna-thanksgiving meal. I am taking her braised lamb shanks on tuscan beans. Cooking now.

Third Tweet:

I am also very Thankful for the new Little People of the Year: Amelia Hoffman, Amelia Grace Callis, Diego Hernandez, and @baby_flapjack.

A very Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

Rose Bokeh

My climbing rose up close, Part I My climbing rose up close, Part II My climbing rose up close, Part III
Photos taken by Ms. Jen with a Nikon D70s.

Tues 11.24.09 – How close can I get to my front stoop climbing rose with Thomas’s Nikon D70 with a Nikkor 50mm f1.8 lens set at 1.8 f-stop before I loose all focus? That was today’s experiment: how to balance up close while keeping a small area of focus and getting a lovely bokeh in the rest of the frame.
Turned out nice and dreamy.

Tidbits :: Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Lane Wallace on Oprah’s Chicago School of Economics: “Clearly, Oprah is a missionary entrepreneur. But how do you teach someone to be a successful missionary? Even Polonius’ advice to Laertes, “to thine own self be true” is insufficient. If asked, I suspect Oprah would say that first you have to learn who you are, where you came from, how that affects and informs you, and what matters in the world. You also have to care about something bigger than yourself, and imagine a way in which your particular skills could allow you to make a difference in that area. And whether you seek that path out, or stumble upon it along the way, you have to care about making that difference enough that the vision of it keeps you going through the dark, and can act as a compass to steer your decisions along the way.”

The Small Cute Dog Blogging Isn’t Over Yet…

Scruffy & Magnus Tusseling, Part I Scruffy & Magnus Tusseling, Part II
Scruffy & Magnus Tusseling, Part III
Photos taken by Ms. Jen with a Nokia N97.

Mon 11.23.09 – Who knew that the Nokia N97 would take such great clear high contrast photos without asking on Auto mode? No fiddling, just snapping.
Very happy. The Nokia N97 firmware 20 really does make a difference with photos. The N97 still struggles with a sharp focus in low light with no flash, but the daytime and close-ups have made quite an improvement since July.

Falling Down

Sun 11.22.09 – I am falling down on my own self-imposed NaBloPoMo challenge of just not posting every day, but posting words/text every day for the month of November. Yesterday, I just posted a photo, and no real text.
Julie Wanda and I went to Kay’s 50th birthday party last night at the Puka Bar and by the time I got home, I was out of words. Today, Scruffy and I went to Dog Beach, the farmer’s market, plus other errands and the like to ready up for the work week, and now I am out of words.
The reality is that what is going through my head right now in terms of words is personal processing of family, life, holidays, Grandpa, Grandma, etc etc etc. I have thoughts on the Zeiss app and other mobile related bits but the words that I can write about are escaping me as I attempt to type.
I promise that I will tomorrow wrangle up some thoughts to write some more words for you that aren’t meta-words about writing words.