Let's talk about the pleasures and puzzles of the smaller mystery--mystery novels and other fiction--and the bigger one--life.
That's a photo of a display case at "Sweet Revenge," the cupcake cafe that Andi's niece has opened in NYC. I think there are other goodies in there, too.Who made coffee?
Coffee just finished but since I'm in a hotel and it only hold 4 cups. I'm not sharing. I guess my altruism is limited to getting Mary to have cupcakes for lunch. ;)Morning all.
Morning, all! Checking in briefly before another fun filled day at the office. (Senior staff is all in a 2-day training workshop about Presentation Skills...sigh) Good part is, we're getting a lovely dinner tonight sponsored by my boss, the CEO.She is a really cool person, I'm just a little jaded re: training - mostly because I used to do it. ::g::Have a fabulous day!
Hungry, Nancy?Andi, I nuked a leftover cup of yesterday's coffee here. It'll hold me until I get to the orifice.Maria, have you heard of something called "Q"? It's some kind of quiz module. My boss asked me if I was interested in a training session about it… sure, if I can get this other crunch-time project done today instead of tomorrow.
Morning, Andi, Maria, and Far. Hungry, yeah, but lazy is the real reason, far.
I'm getting the urge to take photos. Haven't done that in YEARS, and I don't even own a camera anymore. Yesterday two spotted fawns gamboled our back yard. Woulda made a nice pix to show you, right? I'm enlarging a flower bed. Wouldn't mind showing that, either. Plus, I've got a lot of "appearance" stuff coming up in '09, and it would be nice to post (on my website) photos of people I meet along the way.Any recommendations for an inexpensive, digital-for-dummies camera?
My camera is old, so I'm not up on the latest digital stuff. But I'm sure someone here is...once you get one, you'll wonder how you lived without it.I had a craving for cupcakes all day yesterday...these pictures are awful for my diet! :-) Good thing I can't make it to NYC in a flash, or I'd be drooling all over her windows.Good luck with meetings and all work-related stuff, everyone in that world. It's almost TGIF!Had a great time with Boston friends last night - off to take them to breakfast, then get back to work. Hope everyone finds the perfect cup of coffee today! :-)
I will talk about putting 7 senses in each scene, and not just five. Hi, all. Wish I could say I was lurking, but I haven't been doing even that much. Until now. My access to my own life has been lmited of late. Of course, Nancy, I find the above previous post of yours to be fascinating. Do you think hunger might be a sense? Is it an emotion instead? A sensation?Hunger seems bigger to me than a sensation. Particularly so if you include within the realm of hunger the "sense" we call desire. Is desire an emotion?Well, heck, I don't know what to call it, but I do know you don't have to be hungry to feel hunger. And you don't have to be lonely to be overcome with desire. What a character, or a person in real life, "wants" -- hungers for, desires -- is so driving a force at times that I find this "sense", "emotion", or "sensation" to be at times absolutely defining. As well, it seems to be hunger is much more than a mere idea or a thought?P.S. Could "dream" and "weightlessness" possibly be the same sense? How about "confusion," which I is?
Hey everyone… especially Ghost, who has… um, appeared once again!Beth, if tomorrow's TGIF, then today is So Happy It's Thursday…Nancy, the Canon PowerShot series is worth looking at. It does all the point&drool things, but can also run in manual mode when you get a bit more confident with your madd skillz.
Ghostie!! Getting right into it. . .you and the Buddhists are onto something, me thinks. Funnily enough, they have a term you've probably heard of--"Hungry Ghosts." (Susan Dunlap has a mystery by that name coming out soon, with a Zen motif, or as I first wrote it, motive, which also works.) I'm pretty sure Hungry Ghosts are driven by the hunger/desire of which you speak. They can't "go on" after they die, because they're still consumed--so to speak--by their hunger/desire for something or someone. Poor babies. Will I be hanging around still desiring Red Velvet Cupcakes?Dream/weightlessness=interesting. Although. . .now that I think about it, it doesn't *feel* that way. Does it? In the dreams, they feel solid to me--until there's a surprise, or fear, or whatever.But confusion! Boy, do I ever think that may be a form of weightlessness. No solid ground. Bottom dropping out? Happy happy to see you.
Far, thank you for the suggestion!The world is luring me toward cameras. I just got in from wandering in the woods behind here, and a red fox ran across a clearing about 50 feet from me. When I came inside again and looked out a window, there he was, back up on the neighbor's big rock, scarfing up her birdseed. And me without a CanonPowerShot.
We have a powershot elph as well and we lurves it. Get the image stabilization, it's really worth it.
Kelly, what's "elph"?(Told ya: digital for dummy)Image stabilization--check and double check! Sounds like something I'll need.
digital elph is a Cannon designation for something--couldn't find the actual answer--basically it seems to mean the camera is tiny. The stabilization totally rocks my world. I haven't taken a single blurry picture since we got a camera with it.
groaaaaan. Fortunately I won't have the opportunity to go anywhere near the cupcake shop today. Thank TFSM that I don't live in NY near Sweet Revenge. I'm glad to know that if Andi's altruism is limited, I'm the subject of it. Have a good day everyone.
I'm glad to know that if Andi's altruism is limited, I'm the subject of it. That's really funny. I picture the board of directors of The Salvation Army saying much the same thing about their donors.Thanks, Kelly. Sounds like a good one for non-stablized me.
Did someone say cupcakes?Andi, your niece's place looks awesome.
Oops, forgot to wave at Ghost! (waves) Gotta get back to the book. TTFN.
Mmmm, image stabilization in still photography! Hurray! I'll have to put it on my wish list. Andif, any hope of Sweet Revenge franchises?
Just got home from St. Louis. Ugh, what an boring, long drive. Beth, I really don't understand how you do it.Nancy, I'm also in the Canon p&s fan club. And Kelly's right, the image stablilization is really worth the additional cost.Anon, I think her current goal is to actually make enough money to keep her alive. But should she survive this, she'll need to do something with her massive energy.Hi everybody.
Nope, can't have too many. Or too much pizza!Nancy, I've been using a Nikon L4point-and-shoot for about 2 years now. I've been very happy with it. It is the first camera that hasn't constantly sent me to the manual. In fact I've only needed to refer to it perhaps 2 or 3 times. And the photos have been very good.
I came home from work, checked my e-mail and itunes informed me that ... Joss Whedon has produced a three part musical series for the internet: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. How did I not know about this before now? http://drhorrible.com/Starring Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion. Check it out.
Oh, I should point out that Canon's camera manuals are better than I expected. (Being a tech writer, I get pretty anal about other people's documentation.) I ended up reading through the PowerShot book 2 or 3 times — not because I had to, the auto modes are pretty straightforward — but because I wanted to get the most out of the other modes it offers.
boran2 and far, thanks for the additional camera info. This is all very helpful, and I'm grateful.Anon., I thought that feature sounded good, too.Welcome home, Andi!Maryb. . .a Joss Whedon musical on the web! Thrilling news. tHanks.
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