Notebook
December 30th, 2010 by grant

As I mentioned before I was going to steal photos from my BIL Alex. I chose just a small quantity, although some have nothing to do with our trip to SD. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

December 27th, 2010 by grant

We flew into San Diego on Christmas morning for a short family visit. As usual Rhea forced me to drink too much, and I had a lot of fun (they go hand in hand). Therefore I didn’t take any photos. I will borrow Alex’s G10 when he gets up here and post his photos. I […]

December 25th, 2010 by grant

I think it’s been 3 years since celebrated Christmas at the Nakamatsu’s. Jimi made an incredible Italian dinner which I forgot to photograph. The braised pork in milk was excellent. Of course the gag gift session was very Italian and Tami & Chris had a very special announcement. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

December 22nd, 2010 by grant

Yesterday I had to go to Modesto then on to Porterville. So of course I had to stop by one of my favorite places Bravo Farms in Traver. The food is okay but I go for the animals. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

December 20th, 2010 by grant

Since both Alex & Aleki are here now, we decided to do a sushi dinner at Angel Fish tonight. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

December 18th, 2010 by grant

I bought a Bokeh Masters Kit with the intention of creating a snail mail Christmas card. Well of course I waited too long, but it did give me a chance to experiment with it. Anyway, Merry Christmas. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

December 15th, 2010 by grant

It just arrived today… battery is charging now. Gotta wait. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

December 14th, 2010 by grant

…and all I got was a nightshot from my hotel room. Actually I found a few more… Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

December 12th, 2010 by grant

Tonight the sun was especially spectacular. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

December 11th, 2010 by grant

Tonight we were invited next door for dinner at Paul & Brenda’s. Dinner was excellent but Sandy fell in love with Murphy. If Judy only knew… Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

December 11th, 2010 by grant

Just received my 1st Eye-Fi card. This SD card not only stores 8GB of photos but it simultaneously transmits the photos to my wireless network. While this is a great concept, I’m finding that it takes quite a while to upload a 12MP RAW file. I can also upload to Facebook. This would be much […]

December 6th, 2010 by grant

I believe in being a consumer, after all its what keeps this economy rolling. As such that means I get my share of catalogs. This is especially true during the holiday season. While watching the news tonight there was a PSA for catalogchoice.org, which is a opt-out catalog service. I quickly ran upstairs and gathered […]

December 5th, 2010 by grant

Every first Sunday of the month, general admission to the Oakland Museum is free, so we thought we would take this opportunity to check it out. We only viewed 1 of the 3 levels. We are saving the rest for when our visitors show up. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

December 4th, 2010 by grant

In preparation for the upcoming holiday visitors. We needed to get some menu items in order. So tonight I tried a Langostino Mac & Cheese dish. It was suppose to be Lobster M&C but that’s too good for our guests. I wonder if I can get artificial lobster meat? Probably next to the cheese whiz, […]

December 4th, 2010 by grant

I have 31 landscape lights in the backyard and while they are 12VDC they still consume some power. In an effort to use less power I tried 10watt bulbs, but they didn’t seem to last very long. I also tried 5 watt CFL bulbs but quality control was spotty (some bright some very dim). I […]