Huh? Oh, yeah, the BLOG

Oh, hi! How've you been?

Me? Oh, I'm good.

Yeah, I've been busy. Lots of work with, umm.. work, and with Indie Bloggers this week. Actually, you should go over and check it out and maybe sign up and post your best stuff, and help me in my Content Manager duties. Y'see, my job over there is to comb through the members ' stuff, and through their blogrolls, and see what kind of quality writing is out there. It's all a really good excuse to blogstalk in new and improved ways, and feel slightly less guilty about it. But I do feel bad about not keeping up with everyone on my official blogroll with the comments and whatnot.

In other news:

Mothers day turned out to be a special day for The Lovely Wife. Stemming directly from our efforts to break Older Son of the thumb-sucking habit, we bandaged his thumb prior to sleepytime last night. While this was only mildly annoying for him (he understood what was going on, and actually didn't put up a fight), it resulted in him getting up at 0700, a full hour before his usual Sunday Morning wake up time. So TLW didn't really get her sleep-in day after all. She also missed out on crepes this morning, owing to the fact that yours truly didn't check for eggs before going grocery shopping yesterday. Ah well, pancakes were a good second.

We went out to the boat for the first check-in of the season. While wandering around the boat yard on daddy-duty (and not teak-sanding duty), Younger Son discovered that mooring balls looked like they were probably a LOT of fun. Unfortunately, they were unattainable, which was not the easiest thing to relate to a 16-month old child. Clearly hiss loss.

By the end of the day today, I was wishing Mothers day was a Irish Coffee Holiday (I think we can all agree that there are far too many chocolate holidays and not nearly enough holidays that require whiskey).

While shopping for TLW's Mothers Day gift (a digital picture frame) yesterday, I discovered that the camera I'd been lusting after is no longer being sold. In its place, however, is something that might be a substantial improvement (one lens that does the work of two, and the body of the camera is smaller). In the end, it probably doesn't matter much right now, since I have less than half the retail price saved up. The D40 is still on the table, as far as I'm concerned.

Oh, and I went totally ape-shit with a caulking gun on Friday night and sealed out 99% of the ants that were finding their way into the sun room. Filthy little beggars. All I can say is, it's a good thing it's paintable.

There. We good? Go off and have a good week. And Happy Mother's Day. Call your mom.

Seriously, would it kill you to call?

Posted bythemikestand at 9:10 PM  

3 stepped up to the mike:

Mel said... 12:26 PM, May 14, 2007  

Hey Mike - I can totally relate to your ant problem!! I thought I left the buggers in NS, but nope, they are here too!

cronznet said... 1:02 PM, May 14, 2007  

I think a camera that is currently between $600 and $1000 will go down in price--drastically--in the next six months. So hang in there.
I did call my mom and chatted until my kid entered full-volume tantrum mode. Sigh.

themikestand said... 4:01 PM, May 14, 2007  

mel: If your ants get lonely, I can ship some of mine your way. Just let me know.

croznet: These cameras likely won't go down too much in price. In my mind, that level of camera is comparable to how a top-tier computer will always cost you $2,000, no matter when you buy it. They just improve the camera and keep the same price point. Regardless, I'm mentally ready to bite the bullet and shell out. Hopefully I can do the better equipment justice.

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