I am so FRIKKIN GEEKED right now. I FINALLY pulled the trigger on my order for a 50mm f/1.4 lens. It should be here by late next week. Prepare to be regaled with pictures of the cats. And the beardies. And even the dogs, b’gawd! They get very little face time ’round these here parts. Mostly because they’re extremely dirty most of the time. Dirty meaning, you know, dirt, not engaging in risqué behavior.
Perhaps I’ll give them a bath before I shoot them. Shoot meaning, you know, photograph.
My next lens purchase will hopefully be 28-135mm 3.5-5.6, in prep for our MotoGP extravaganza next August. It’s a better “walking around” lens than the kit lens that came with my camera (an 18-55mm), plus it has IS (image stabilization). A telephoto is in order, too, given the subject matter we’ll be photographing – but I’ll probably rent that one.
Work has been unbelievably STUPID this week. It seems like everything that could go awry, has. A tiny, miniscule portion of that may or may not be my own fault as I come up to speed on the stuff I’m covering for Jen while she’s on maternity leave. The disciplines and systems applied to her realm of purchasing are distinctly different from the ones applied to MY realm of purchasing, and having to switch my brain back and forth between the two is kind of slowing me down. I’m sure it will get better in time.
For once, my boss is NOT helping. Usually he’s supportive and helps “remove roadblocks” when they crop up, but for the most part he stays in the background and out of the way. This week he’s kind of gotten micro-managey (other folks in the group have commented on it, too). It’s NOT a good sign to see his name flashing away in my IM window as soon as I log in in the morning. And that’s been the case every morning since Wednesday. It’s probably that he’s getting flack from someone else on HIS end – the trickle-down effect was INVENTED at AcronymCo, I think.
Anyway. The extent of my gratitude for this, the last day of the workweek, spans the length and breadth of… well, something that is lengthy and breadthy. Sure, I have a shit-ton of housework to do, the front and back yards need some maintenance, the truck needs to be washed, I need to go grocery shopping in a big way, that mountain of laundry that needs to be put away has existed in the same condition for over a month now, the snake’s vivarium is downright OOKEY, and I have my scheduled writing to do. But at least I won’t be dealing with AcronymCo.
It’s the same old story. Same old song and dance, my friends.
Everyone around me, including this chickie and this dude and this chickie are all excited about it being Halloween and all. Marie even dressed up in her ladybug costume for work. And the devils and mice and cross-dressers abound at AcronymCo today. All I can say is, meh. At the risk of being disowned by Heather (and Kim too, I think?), Halloween has never been a favorite “holiday” of mine. Maybe it would be different if the grandbabies were still around and we had them to drag from house to house to beg for candy. As it is, our neighborhood has very few small children – the doorbell ringers of the past few years have been older teenagers who haven’t bothered to even dress up, they’re just demanding candy. So we’re not giving out candy this year. Lights out, hide in the house, not answering the door… kind of like the way we avoid the Jehovah’s Witnesses!
Despite our indifference, I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween. And if you’re indifferent like us, good luck avoiding the chaos, and have a great weekend!