We're having some thunderstorms, which make the crew nervous. I had a
doggie ankle bracelet for a bit - JB was actually snuggled on top of the
foot Bandit is snuggled up to the back of, but just as I picked the
camera up, she moved. Still not getting too far away though.
I need to consult with my battery expert tomorrow (AKA DH) for whether
the battery compartment in the exposure meter is too damaged to be worth
hunting up a replacement battery if I can. Meanwhile, I am handling the
battery as little as possible - it's a mercury battery and it's leaked.
Also need to see if I can fix the telephoto lens - it's got the focusing
ring off (I do have the ring). If I can get it working, cleaned, etc I
may inherit the thing 3 decades early :-) There is also a flash
attachment back with the folks - Mom couldn't put her hands on it right
off and she's not well so I wasn't about to let her go closet diving in
the heat. Once she's better, she said she'll try to hunt it up and get
it to me so I can see about fixing that too - I imagine it's another
dead battery, hopefully not too badly damaged.
This camera was brought back from Japan by my dad in 1969 - it is a
Petri V6 manual SLR. I've brought it home to see what I can make of it
- it's been sitting in the closet for 30 some-odd years back at home.
I've already found online the manual for it, and the manual for the CDs
Aside from the fact that me putting on makeup is pretty much tantamount
to gilding shit, I think I did OK for the first time I've worn it in
about two years. It at least evened out my skin tone, which is what I
was after - I seem to have picked the proper color. Definitely need to
practice more with the eyeliner though, it's a wee bit uneven.
Since we were going right past there anyway, and got some educational
materials to help figure out what to do with the camera besides the
basics, and what I am actually taking photos of!
17th Jun 2006, 00:15
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B for Bandit, getting ready to nap after our evening walk :-)
We have a pylon sign at work that has this little 4 foot square garden
around it, and it's in full bloom right now. All these photos are from
today. If anyone could ID the little blue fuzzball flowers, I'd
appreciate it, I just love them. The third photo is the little purple
ones waiting to happen :-)
So, found out that I didn't get the job. Which I kind of figured after
not getting called sooner. I'm over it - I figure it's their loss.
But, I did kind of wonder if maybe improving my appearance a bit for
interviews might help. I always dress well, and my hair is always neat
and controlled, but I don't wear makeup. Why, you ask? Lack of
experience, mainly. I used to have horrific hormone imbalance problems
that made my skin very unpredictable (might be dry, might be oily - I
never knew from one week to the next) and extremely sensitive. So
putting stuff on it - no. But said hormone problems are pretty much
gone, and my skin has settled into a normal-to-dry range. It's color
has also settled back to it's ivoryness that it should have had all
along. So, makeup. All very conservative neutral colors that even if I
screw it up at first it wont show :-). It'll be time to add some color
a little while down the road once I gain experience. This weekend I
plan to spend some time playing around with it. Chose the brand I did
for two reasons - they make it easy to find the right colors for your
skin tone, and none of the products I looked at contained any nut oils.