Wordless Wednesday-Almost Summertime

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camera doesn’t necessarily make the photographer

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I am really glad that I opted to buy the D5100 rather than something more expensive.  I have made the decision to invest in lenses and filters over a more expensive camera body. I compared some of the shots of the more expensive camera to the ones taken with the D5100 and I really can’t tell much of a difference. Not enough to spend over $2000. At least not right now.  Photography also isn’t about having the most expensive camera. It’s about capturing the moment.  It also has a lot to do with technique and finding the right settings. That’s something I’ve really made myself practice on lately.  And I can tell it’s helped a lot.

I took this one a few days ago. I didn’t specifically set out to find this little guy and was actually looking for something else when I saw him fluttering around among the clover. I got a few shots, but this is one of my favorites.

cute little butterfly
cute little butterfly
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Randomness from my 12 year old daughter today “Mom, can I be a ninja when I grow up?”

I always tell my kids they can be whatever they want to be but I don’t think she’d be well suited as a ninja. She is her mother’s daughter so she has my love for talking and she’s also has as much gracefulness as a bull in a china shop like my sister (sorry, Court, but she does take after you with that haha).  Those two traits would make a surprise attack nearly impossible LOL.

Trey has been informing me about cochlear implants all day.  I think he knows more about them than some adults do.  He has watched one video so many times, he can repeat it verbatim.  I just wish he would be that interested in math. It would make teaching it to him a whole lot easier.

And then this week, Jake, the one in high school is taking state tests. I really really dislike those things. I think that the schools should focus more on actually teaching them things instead of focusing on those tests. I know it’s not the teacher’s choice though. I’m sure they’d like  to work on other things too. But I know they are under pressure for the kids to do well because from my understanding, their jobs depend on it.

They get out of school on the 24th and I know they are looking forward to sleeping late and not having to worry about homework. And I’ll have to be sure to keep the cabinet stocked and find stuff for them to do so they aren’t arguing every 5 minutes. Sounds like fun, huh?

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attitude, much?

We were going to try to go see Iron Man 3 today but the showing we wanted to see was sold out. I think they had one at 5:30 but it was only 3:00 and I didn’t want to have to find something to do for 2 hours or so.  They had “XD” tickets on sale for a 4:00 showing but they were $13.00!  The matinee price is $5.25, I think. I am not even sure what XD is but I was not going to pay nearly $8 more per ticket for it.  Theater prices are too high already, if you ask me. Not to mention their concession stand is ridiculously priced too.  We stood in line for about 5 minutes before we decided to just wait and see it some other time. But right before we got out of line, this big, heavy set guy butts in front of us and throws his ticket in the little slot below the booth glass and says “I want you to exchange this ticket for a 3:15 showing because I missed my 2:00 show because I was waiting on popcorn!” She told him that showing was sold out. He then said “Well, I just want a refund then and I want the name and number of the manager too!”  He was very rude and just hateful to the poor girl.  It wasn’t even her fault.  She gave him something to fill out for the refund and he said “I’m gonna take as long to fill this out as it did to get my popcorn.”  He didn’t even care that there were people behind him.  He was an inconsiderate, rude jerk.  I will say that the girl never got an attitude back with him. She just calmly spoke to him and did what he asked.  She’s better than I would have been. I am not a difficult person to get along with. If you’re nice to me, then I’ll be nice to you. But if you come to me with an attitude, I will dish it right back. Which is why I don’t work in customer service LOL

 

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