Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Can you read the words that are coming out of my fingers?
This is going to be short because I've got a little wrist issue going on. I'm actually going to see a specialist about it tomorrow.
I'm feeling a little disconnected lately. I don't know what it is. I can't seem to get into my normal stuff. I don't know... Maybe its because for the first time in a long time I'm not having to worry about someone. Maybe all the pent-up emotions are catching up to me? I don't know.
But the mood isn't for lack of fun stuff going on. I've got 4 weddings lined up for photography and just got contacted today for a 5th. I have a possible new business partner in this, which is a combination of exciting and terrifying. He's good people though, and I know we'll do well together. But the pressure of doing this... I don't know. Is it worth it? Do you have any idea how stressful it is to be responsible for someone's memories?
Other fun stuff... Last Friday that husband of mine (who I swear I don't deserve) planned a whole date night on his own. I was content to do our normal movies and beer, but he had other things in mind. We had a 'coupon' date. He planned all stuff that we either had gift cards or coupons for. So... we went for drinks (gift card), then Gameworks (coupon), then an Imax (coupon), then to AJ's to pick up a fancy dessert (gift card), then a stop at Starbucks (gift card). Isn't that fun?! We have theme dates occasionally. His favorite is when we have mandates. That usually involves shooting things and eating huge hunks of steak. :-)
We're going to our first comedy club this weekend. Anyone else ever been? We have no idea what to expect!
Our trip to NYC is coming up quickly. I've been impressed with how much planning Ryan has done. This is totally his thing, so I'm stepping back, and it is definitely a role reversal. One of the things he planned is a raffle to benefit the run charities. Do you have any idea how easy it is to get things donated? All we did is walk into restaurants and stores, offer them a letter about the cause, and boom! We had ourselves some gift cards. Too bad we can't use them for another coupon date!
Well, I'm off to finish my photo assignment for my club meeting tomorrow night. Its about how shutter speed (keeping aperture the same) affects a picture. Here's what I've got so far. The first is at 1.1 seconds, F/5.6. The second is faster at 1/2.5 sec, F/5.6. Enjoy!
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.