Sunday, September 30, 2007

Favorite new recipe

I found this recipe last week and I have made it twice already: Vegetable Papillotes...

Throw a bunch of veges (I use asparagus, onion, garlic, carrots, mushrooms - shitakke or portabello -, squash, anaheim peppers, capsicum, and tomatoes) into foil, top with parmesan cheese (if you are not vegan) and wrap it up. Put it in the oven for 25 minutes at 400F. Make cous-cous or rice to go with it. Serve over the cous-cous or rice and garnish with pistachios.

Both times I have forgotten the pistachios, but it works well anyway. Also makes good leftovers.


Yesterday I got an old road bicycle frame at a DU auction... Today I started stripping it down to the frame... Soon I will start adding components.




Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Skyline Project

I started a little photo project of the Denver skyline. I need to get a proper tripod to really do it, but I have started playing around a bit to see what I will need. In the end I am planning a display on my dining room wall, but it will be a while probably...

So far here is what I have from my playing around:

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

colds are bad news

Current music: St. Vincent - Marry Me

Stacia and I went up to Vail this past weekend and hung out with Hulsey and Mel. Fun times. I got to ride my mountain bike once again. It felt good to be back on it. Just did a short ride. I plan to do some more riding this weekend, but closer to home.

My camera came back into Best Buy after the "DC converter board" was replaced. Weird... why do they have a "DC converter board"? The camera surely runs on DC and the battery is obviously DC. I assume it is actually a voltage regulation or monitoring board which was replaced.

Having my camera back I was able to go and play with the new lens filters I got. The circular polarizer is great. I also like the Tiffen 812, but in a sunset that one has such limited use. I will have to play with the Tiffen Haze-1 a bit more to really learn that one. Here is a shot using the circular polarizer:

f/3.8   ISO:100   Focal length: 20mm   Exp: 1/100

Thursday, September 06, 2007

broken puter, new puter, broken camera

Current music: Black Heart Procession - "The Spell"

Well, my old laptop I have had since 2003 finally bought the farm. It did me well. I shed a silent tear for it. Although it had no name, it was loved. Now I am typing to you straight from my new Macbook. Ahhh. Finally. I have been wanting one for so long. I am rather pleased with it so far.

In other news, my new camera died. I took it back and it is being repaired. Damn. I was so looking forward to editing photos on my new Macbook.

Stacia's doors are now installed, all painted and doorknobs, and the light in the dining room works again. It has been quite a time for broken items around the house lately. Maybe I have gotten though this episode.