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Only 10,000??

Henri Cartier-Bresson said that "your first 10,000 pictures are your worst."I checked my photo-hard drive this morning before heading to work and it had 13.576 files on it. That’s since 2005. I’m pretty sure that they aren’t all single files (in fact I recently adopted the practice of making dupes of my files before editing). So, even assuming for dupes, let’s say there are 7,000 unique shots on the drive since 2005.  Given that math, I’ve got about another 2 years to go before my ‘worst’ shots are behind me.Of course I’ve taken film shots from an early age, so the likelihood of me already being past my 10,000 worst pictures moment is high. And that makes me feel good.I figure I almost have enough for a book on clouds now (I’d want to get a few more sunset and sunrise shots for the catalog, but other than that, my cloud book is almost set). I’d call it ‘Search for Silver Linings.’ It can be a noun (as in MY search) or a verb (as in, you there, GO SEARCH). I’m not sure how fa…

Letting Go of Customer/Friends

So...most of my regular reader(s) know that I work for a software company. My position there is Customer Service. So, basically I solve problems and interact with customers via email or phone until said problem has been solved.
It's cool. I've been there for 11 years. Don't worry-this post isn't going where you think it might be.
So...11 years. And now, enter social media.
Yes, I'm on the Twitter. I tweet about 1 time every 2 months. Don't get too excited.
I'm also on the Facebook. It wouldn't be too much of a stretch to call me a Facebook junkie.
So...social media+customer service+dealing with most of the same people for 11 years= people on my FB Friends list that are also customers of the company I work for.
This has been mostly fine until yesterday. I had a particularly frustrating email from a friend (that has since been resolved, thank you very much). And on FB I posted that I was frustrated, but I was letting things go (meaning letting go of the frustr…

Three Ddot Night

Did this on FB a while back (I think)...but I'm guessing my answered changed somewhat. Got this from IcyStewart's bloggy blog. Enjoy.
THREE NAMES I GO BY:
Todd, Dad, Skaggy

THREE PLACES I HAVE LIVED:
Clintonville, Westerville, Columbus

THREE PLACES I'VE WORKED:
Abbott Foods, MicroCenter, AstuteSolutions
THREE THINGS I LIKE TO WATCH
Chuck, Heroes, Deadliest Catch
THREE PLACES I HAVE BEEN
France, Las Vegas, LA
THREE PEOPLE WHO EMAIL ME REGULARLY:
Dad, CircuitCity, Steven
THREE OF MY FAVORITE FOODS:
Pizza, White Castles, Deep Fried Anything*
THREE FRIENDS I THINK WILL RESPOND:
Ian and Darrin already did...Kim?
THREE THINGS I LOOK FORWARD TO: Fried/On-A-Stick Fest '09, Being Debt Free, My movie (or gallery) premiere.






*Deep Friend Anything is coincidentally going to be the name of my next band.

What’s All The Hubbub, Bub?

So, coming back from lunch yesterday (happy Bastille Day, btw) and there’s a buzz around my area of the office about the bitchin’ (Camaro) Lambo down in the parking garage.Now, I’m not much of a car guy or gear head by any means, but the Lamborghinis just speak testosterone. You don’t have to know shit about cars to know that these cars are the pinnacle. The price tag of $200,000-$300,000 also elevates them to the spoils of the ‘damn near more money than God’ income bracket.So, it was understandable that in our little office building it was creating a bit of a stir (not quite a hullabaloo, but definitely a hubbub).In a shaky economy, the question of who owned the car stirred quite some debate. And I can honestly say one thing…I don’t really care who owns it.If the president of a company wanted to trade in their $120,000 Porsche on a $225,000 Lambo, that’s definitely their prerogative. I have no problems with that. The rest of this post could easy dive headfirst into speculation, assum…

Point, Shoot, Sh*t

So. I'm spoiled. I see that now.Westerville Fireworks were 2 weekends ago. Normally on the 4th, it goes like this…1)Neighborhood Cookout, 2)Fireworks.Only this year, someone got the bright idea to also have a garage sale (yes, that was me).On the bright side, we made some decent scratch, I got rid of most of my albums, and made enough to get the Slingshot. Which, as camera bags go, is probably my favorite. It’s possible it may surpass the Nova 5 AW I got a few years back (although I suspect that if this photo thing starts to get TOO serious, this bag may again assert it’s number one spot—esp. if I start getting multiple lenses and/or multiple flash units. But we’re probably a couple years away from that).So, I’m spoiled, not because I have the Nikon D50…nope. I’m spoiled because I didn’t have it for 2 years. And for those 2 yeas I shot with the Fuji Finepix S700. I loved that camera. I could get it to do just about everything I wanted it to do. Except look like a real photo. There…