Archive for October, 2013

Busy things lately

October 24th, 2013

(a.k.a. excuses for my recent inactivity)

User Conference
Every year, my company holds a user conference focused on IT and our product, and… it’s next week! This year, my team is revealing a new feature at it, so that’s why I’ve been working extra hours. In addition to that, I’m part of the photo team this year too.

In the past, I just went and took photos for fun. This time, I have photo duties, which will make me busy during most of the conference. On the plus side, I can rent equipment! I decided to do mostly rentals because I can get better equipment than what I currently own. I’m renting the Canon 6D and a couple L series lenses (24-70 and 50). I’m super excited about using them, especially the 6D since I was thinking of upgrading to that later this year :D

Costume Progress
I’ve been procrastinating too much! I’m almost done with Chell’s jumpsuit. Here is what I have so far:

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October so far

October 11th, 2013

I love that it’s October now. The weather is finally cooling down in Texas! Even though summer is known to be “grilling season”, my husband and I would rather treat autumn as such. Cooking over a hot grill is not fun in 100+F (38+C) weather.

So, we’ve been picking items we can grill for dinner, and we try to pick side items that can be grilled too. We grilled salmon recently on top of a cedar plank and also put the potatoes on the grill as a side dish. We cook fish all the time, but it was actually our first time putting it on the grill. It tasted even better! We normally grill other things like chicken wings, steaks, burgers, and bratwurst.

Grilled salmon and potatoes

Grilled salmon and potatoes

We also grilled burgers and corn recently.

We also grilled burgers and corn recently.

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