Saturday, April 30, 2011

Party at Jason & Jens

Tonight Jason and Jen had a party at their place which was a lot of fun and got out of hand quick! Scott and Danielle were over along with a bunch of Jen’s friends from school. Everyone brought something to eat over so there was a lot of food to eat. I was introduced to a new game where you hang a string high above a table and try to throw dice over it into beer cups on the other side of the table. Scott and I played against a pro and found that it was actually pretty hard to clear the string while also arcing the dice down enough into their cups. Even bouncing the dice off the ceiling didn’t work very well. What we thought was going to be a casual dinner party turned quickly into a real party! We definitely had a great time.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter 2011

Once again this year Kevin and Alexa invited
people over for a small Easter brunch. Danielle & Scott, Colin, Tim & Lindsay, Emily and I, Mischa & Erin, and Emily and I all gorged ourselves on wonderful food. Colin brought over a ham and Emily and I made deviled eggs and blueberry muffins. I ate so much that I was almost in pain and it was hard to drink more mimosa’s. Last year we went through about 18 bottles of Champagne (bought out Freddy’s stock of it). This year was a bit more subdued but there was also vodka which I guess made up for it. I was actually too full to drink too much so I was fine for the rest of the
day... I can’t say the same for Kevin who drank himself right to
bed at about 6 in the afternoon.... hehe. Tim was headed to Alaska until August the next day so Alexa stirred him to say goodbye. Quote of the night from Kev was “I can’t find my wallet, you seen it?”. All afternoon we played washers and Kevin went and got Clays amazing beer pong table. We also played card games and a board game before we ended the night. It was a great day with great food and great friends.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Camera Testing

Emily and I got a new DSLR camera, the Nikon D7000 and we
have been testing it out around town for the past couple weeks. I bought a book about how to use it off Amazon (along with a Ipad 2 book for my mom who loves her new Ipad 2 btw). I certainly have a lot to learn about photography and what the best settings are for various occasions. I’ll probably just use the automatic
setting and keep tabs on the settings the camera uses and try to duplicate them myself in my own work. Anyway, here
are some of my favorites from the first 3 weeks of owning the camera. The camera takes so much better photos than my iphone or any point and shoot I’ve ever owned. Unfortunately, it weights about 5 pounds and is pretty bulky but I figure if I can pack in a box of wine on a backcountry trip I could manage a five pound camera. Right now we have two lenses, one for indoors and weddings, and one with a
16-85mm zoom lens. Hopefully in the future we will get a super wide 10mm fixed lens for pano-like shots, a fish eye, a macro, and a 400mm lens for far away shooting and wildlife shots. The camera also shoots at 6 fps so it will be perfect for mountain biking shots and skiing shots when I can get back on my boards next season.