I just got a Nikon D90, so I am working on the transition from point-and-shoot digital to dSLR. It’s amazing what this camera can do. I plan on jumping into a photography course ideally next week. The header is a picture I took today at the Farmer’s Market. And yes, those really are massive zucchini. I bought a foot and a half long parsnip today. MASSIVE!! It’s like a mini-scepter. It will find itself in some mashed potatoes soon enough.
In other news, Percy now goes outside as she was talking too much at night and we couldn’t sleep. It was a cheaper and saner alternative to getting a second cat. She now cuddles A LOT more and zonks out at night. It’s wonderful. She did pick up some bacterial infection out there, but I can handle that. It stinks like crazy and she gets a bit bloated, but after a few days of meds she is acting normal if not shredding my hands any time I try to put a pill down her throat. I’ve learned a few tricks, so thankfully my hands are healing. At first it was NOT good.
Grant is trail running like crazy. I’ve tried it, and need to shove myself out the door WAY more often. It’s not so warm, so I need to actually purchase some tights and then shove myself out the door some more. I merely jog, but it’s still for at least 45 minutes.
On the note of running, Grant ran the Portland Marathon the first weekend of October and he did REALLY well for himself. Nowhere near the top of his age class, but better than he thought he would. Street pounding is not his idea of fun, trails are the good stuff. I can only agree. Watched a guy running today and thought it looked like he was ramming his feet into the asphalt, not good.
Not much has changed since July. I’m still digitizing and losing my mind. I’m hoping to get to do more data analyses and possibly field work once summer hits, but who knows. We shall see. . . *thunk* I would love to get to do more than just mapping, but it seems to come and go for everyone. Being the quiet and not super social one at work means I spend a lot of time with my radio and hearing other people talk to other people while I sit in my invisible corner. Not too bad, but sometimes I feel a tad left out. It happens. I do not have the social graces of a lot of people, and that’s been apparent since I was VERY young. Quite content as a wallflower because I have no conversation topics in my head. Photography does work well with me in that instance.
Until later, when the snow is back for more than a day. Haha!