Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Kinda Late, I Know...

It is two thirty in the morning on this fine Tuesday, August 28th, 2007, and I have just finished my homework for the day. I still have four chapters of my photography book to read, plus whatever Erickson gives me to do before Thursday, and then I am done doing homework for this week and can start looking at the increasingly large mound of homework for next week (Webster 99, Elliot 7), but with the holiday next Monday my media reasearch Literature Review is not due for two weeks (Webster 99, Elliot 8, with a further ninety points awarded upon early completion of said Literature Review, wherein "early" is defined as being more than 48 hours prior to deadline).

I once again have a camera collection. I had lightened the load a bit, with the sale of the old Canon, and throwing out the busted Kodak digital, and for a little bit all we had in the house was the Canon digital, the Nikon N55, the busted Yashica TL Electro, and Kathy's point and shoot Olympus. Then I had to go and buy a Fuji digital, and before my Target discount ran out we bought Kathy a Digital Rebel, and with my photography class I am encourage, for the instructor's peace of mind, to not use my N55 but to find a camera that is fully manual, and with my TL Electro out of commission, I find myself beset with both my father's Yashica TL Electro (so there's a familiarity about it I like, plus a 180 mm lens to boot) and my sister's Nikon FE2. Add that to the video camera, and we once again have almost enough cameras for Kathy and all her siblings.

Now, even with this plethora of cameras, there is still uncertainty. It is possible that my father's TL Electro will not advance film, as his Yashica FR has stopped doing so (otherwise, I would have borrowed that one instead of the TL Electro). It is not advisable to use my Yashica, which will definitely advance the film, because the light seals do not do their job, so the film gets all ruined, even if it will advance. My sister's Nikon, also, might still have mirrors misaligned, as that was an issue a few years ago and nobody can remember if it has been corrected. My N55 is, as stated above, out of the question because it is all new-fangled and automatic. And if the N55 is out, at least it still takes film, which is more than can be said for the Digital Rebel. Nor can I use the Olympus because it's not an SLR. Bottom line is, Wednesday night I am going to be heading to class with a camera still to be determined to start taking pictures that I am not sure will come out. I guess I could run a couple rolls of film through the cameras, but that costs money and so forth. And it takes time. A whole lot of precious time. It's going to take patience and time. To do it right, child.

Wow, still no brevity to my posts. But, let's just make this clear (and if you catch the reference, you might win a prize): To me, he is El Duderino.

New features to the blog: a picture, an updated link list (sort of, I just rearranged them and retitled some) and a poll. Please answer by the end of the week. I figure, if I can't actually update as much as I used to, the least I can do is give you all something to do/look at every once in a while.

Three Day Novel coming up this weekend. Get Ready!

"Nobody calls me Lebowski. You got the wrong guy. I'm The Dude, man."

8 comments:

John said...

I like the addition of the drunken kitty, is that the Capt'n that has kitty passed out dreaming of BBQ mouse?

Becca said...

I love being a college student!!! Don't you, Elliot? Hehehe...

Ok, right, so my 3 day novel suggestion is the following. Write a novel based loosely off a fairy tale. You know how the movie 10 things I hate about you is "based" off of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew? This is sort of what I had in mind, but using a fairy tale instead.

I had 2 fairy tales in mind, either the Elves and the Shoemaker, or the Tinderbox. I suppose you could change details too... For example, what exactly is the point of The Tinderbox? Isn't there supposed to be a moral to the story or something...? I just don't get it...

Oh, and I'm hogging your posts sections again... sorry.

p.s. I'm so incredibly jealous that you are taking a photography course. That is something I'd like to do at some point... learn how to use a manual film camera!! On my list of things to do...

gerald said...

"hey! careful man, there's a beverage here."

gerald said...

"he fixes the cable?"

gerald said...

"this aggression will not stand man."

gerald said...

"obviously you're not a golfer."

Molly said...

Here's a new feature to my comments: I'll be doing them in Spanish from now on. (the result of yet another return to being a college student).

Habla espanol un poco. No muy. No comprende hablamos.

I made that up. It might say I don't speak Spanish. Not much. I don't understand what I'm saying. If that's what that says, then it's a miracle.

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