Yesterday was Thanksgiving, and I was blessed to be able to spend it with my girlfriend’s family. She is in Spain, and my parents are in CA, so It was good to be able to be with ‘family’ yesterday. I brought my turkey fryer and introduced them to the best turkey the’ve ever had 🙂
Today we had Family Fun Day, which started off with a pot luck then a Veggie Tales movie. Then I went on a 10 mile bike ride with a cycling group at my church. (I was the only guy on a Mt. Bike, and consequently, the slowest guy out there! I need to hit the gym!)
If you don’t know what a pot luck is, it’s where every family brings a random dish to share w/ the rest of everyone. Sometimes they can be organized and have lots of variety, or 6 types of jello, a bag of chips, and a lot of soda. This was the former and I just wish I had more room in my stomach!
I realize now I didn’t change the f/stop, and some variations might have resulted in better photos, but these are not bad 🙂 (I’m hungry again!)
I’m normally a planner: planning vacations a year out, having my shopping list on my phone, looking at multiple routes to a destination a week out, and planning future expenses on a monthly basis. However, I’m not good at planning a menu. So, no days like today, when I’m busy, working in the garage till I get hungry, I have to think of something easy, quick, and that involves ingredients I have in the house (which because I don’t plan meals, other than my standard lunch/breakfast, which rarely change), dinner can be interesting.
Tonight I had available to me eggs (extra from a recipe I made for Easter) and pancake mix. I have been eyeing the eggs for a few days now, so I decided to fry them up, sunny-side-up and enjoy them. Which I did 🙂
I didn’t have internet access last night, so here is the post from last night.
I tried to shoot my ice cream cone in the light of the stove top light before it melted. It was tough to not start eating it right away 🙂
Except maybe if it’s home-baked, from scratch, beer bread! Just kidding! I’ve been craving some for a while and I finally picked up some flour the other day and made some tonight! It’s probably the easiest thing to bake, next to a frozen pizza. If you are interested, the recipe is below the photos (I have to get you to want it first, right?)
- 3 Cups self-rising flour
- 1/2 Cup sugar
- 12 oz beer
- 2 Tablespoons melted butter
- Pre-heat oven to 375F
- Butter a loaf pan and set aside
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, and beer. Mix well. The mixture will be sticky
- Pour mixture into the loaf pan
- Bake for 55 min, or until done (test with a toothpick
- 5 min before done, brush the top with butter and return it to the oven
I was just messing around with my tripod/camera and thought it would be fun to play with my food. Nothing spectacular today, it was fun to try using my tripod in a different way (pointing down from a low hight).
On my way into town tonight to lead a personal finance class I teach, I passed by The Dinosaur Place and saw the first sight and thought it was fun! It may not be a work of art or my best photo, but I had fun taking it (I’ve always loved dinosaurs!) 🙂
The second photo I took at a pond near my house; normally this time of year it’s iced so thick that people are out fishing on it; right now it just has a thin sheet of ice, not even all the way to the edges all around. But with the full moon, I thought it was nice to look at.
Right now I have my camera sitting on a tripod pointed NNE with the shutter open. It’s been open for about 15 min, and if I don’t plan on shutting it for another 45 min. I really want to get some start trails 🙂 I just hope my battery is up for the 2hr task (the camera does a noise [that grainy thing you see in some photos taken in low light or indoors] reduction process that takes as long as the exposure to improve the final image). I won’t know till about 11:35 (or when I wake up and have a photo or not).
Since I planned this from early today (weather.com promised a mostly clear night), I planned ahead so we would all have something to see. 🙂 For a while I’ve been craving pancakes, so I decided to make some for lunch today, since I was working from home. Nothing fancy, just my lunch:
35 mm, 1/25 sec, f/4/5, ISO 500, Canon EF-S 18-55mm kit lens (Pancakes for lunch)