Monday, March 12, 2007
Why yes I wear a sports bra and slippers to all my meetings
I think I wrote last week that I was joining the photography club at my work. I tell you, these people are amazing! There are all different skill levels, different tastes, different formats being used, etc. I'm just so excited! I was thrilled by their feedback on a few of my pictures and the nervous butterflies I had quickly disappeared when I met the rest of the group. They were all so gracious and they have great ideas for future projects and trips. One gentleman in particular had a picture that he took a few weeks ago in Yosemite that looks like it came straight out of an Ansel Adams exibit. It was AMAZING. And, he turned me on to this awesome print company. They are very reasonably priced, do great work, have free shipping, and have a huge range of products. White House Custom Colour. If you're looking for a good printer, they seem to be a good choice.
Dang, for real, I can barely understand these guys. They're Asian and speak English well, but they talk so fast and with the technical jargon I can't keep up. Guess it doesn't help that I'm writing to you kind folks. But sitting in a meeting with a puppy sitting next to me for a head scratch? That's pretty darn cool.
Other cool stuff to share: Ryan and I had two double dates this weekend. On Friday I was the only non-firefighter of the four (which leads to me contemplating my beer a lot). Then last night we went out with another firefighter and his wife. We've run into this couple at parties and things. When I was on my run last week with the puppies the woman happened to drive past me and we chatted. I bugged Ryan to call them to see if they wanted to go out, but they called us first! They are so flipping fun. He's one of Ryan's coworkers, and one of the few we can hang out with without talking about firefighter the entire night. So fun! AND they have a movie theater in their house. I need one! How cool is that?
Besides our dates, we also did yard work, washed dogs, washed cars, went to the Scottsdale Art Fest (prime people watching!), went and looked at historic homes in Phx, and went to a party for some of my old high school friends. I was the walking dead today at work.
OK, I suppose I should go back to listening to this stuff that's droning on in my ear. I'll leave you with my most recent self-portrait attempt. Anyone want to give me tips on focusing for a self-portrait?
I'm Amanda. I'm an engineer in an industry full of men, a professional wedding and family portrait photographer, a firefighter's wife, a traveler, and a dogMa.