Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Trailer, Phone, Class, Seester

First order of business today is for you to watch this trailer for the new movie "Babies". Please note that SQUEEEEEEE-ing will be not only allowed- but encouraged- in the comments section. I simply can't wait to see this. It's like Children Just Like Me, only in movie form and with wee ones! (Babies are my Thing... but you knew that, right?)

(Looks like you have to click through from Google Reader to see the trailer...)


Secondly, I got a new phone yesterday. One that I am highly under-qualified to operate. Like, I'm not even sure how to make a call. But I did figure out the camera and managed to shoot not one- but 85- photos of Kate giving me a crusty look. Man, I love her.

(It's the HTC Hero... Um? I think? It's a Hero-something.) (My phone, that is.)

Fun fact- we do not own- nor have we ever owned- a SINGLE piece of Apple* technology! Not an IPOD, not a Macbook, not an iPhone.... nada, zip, zero, zilch. I know some of you just played a little sad trombone for us, but I assure you it's easier to not own any of this technology than listen to my husband rant about it. He's a PC man. (RAWR!)

*Is "Apple" even what the kids are saying these days? Is it even the right word? I mean, for all I know, "apple" refers only to reminiscent elementary school "open-apple a" functions...


Third: last night David and I took our first DSLR class. The class came free with our camera purchase, so I was a little worried about it. 1) I thought it might be suuuuuuuuper boring 2) I thought it might be one long product placement and/or 3) I was worried it would be waaaaay over my head.

I was pleasantly surprised that it was none of those things. I thought it was full of useful information (format your memory card EVERY TIME! Who knew???), had ZERO sales approach (in fact, the instructor often told us "don't buy that" instead of the other way around), and I was only slightly overwhelmed by the prospect of taking my camera off auto-mode.

We get to take one more free class, which is much more technically based. I also signed up for their Photoshop Elements class, as I think it will be 50 bucks well spent. For anyone out there trying to get the hang of their DSLR, I'd highly recommend taking a class. (Ours were through National Camera Exchange.)

Between my new phone that I don't know how to use (I can tweet from it! And do facebook too!... wait, how do I turn it on?), and the camera class, my brain! is! full!


Lastly, Seester was here this past weekend. It was awesome, and I wish she lived here.

We stayed up late, laughed too much at David (he's an easy target), went geocaching (where we were zero for two on finding the geocaches, but Seester did teach the girls how to make daisy chains dandelion necklaces.

We had a great time, and it sucks that she had to go home so soon. I hate living so far from so many of the awesome people in my life. Boo!

(Photos from her visit are here.)


Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

Well this is all squee worthy news!

I'm so excited to hear all about your DSLR class. I'm finally learning my Photoshop Elements, it will be a $50 well spent. If you have any questions about PS actions, let me know...I've become action addicted.

Also, I'm a recent convert to Mac/Apple (I don't know WHAT the cool kids say). While I really, really like my phone and computer, I'm not so sure that they are exponentially better price wise. Maybe I'll feel differently if my computer doesn't die in three years and has a long life.

d e v a n said...

Cannot wait to see that Babies! So cute!!

I don't use Apple anything either. Everyone I know who has one, loves it, but I've always been happy without it.

Jess said...

That class sounds awesome! I wonder if our DSLR came with something similar. Must look into it!

GreenStyleMom said...

I can't wait to see that movie!

I need to re-take a camera class. Everything I learned in mine from 2 years ago has seeped out of my brain.

Astarte said...

I got a new phone recently, too - a Palm Pre. I love having a phone that can do everything!!! I'm sure there's a lot that it does that I'm not even aware of, but that's OK because I can check email and FB and CNN. Oh, and play the all-important Sudoku.

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Swistle said...

OMG BABIES. I'm going to get Paul to take me to that, perhaps by explaining that "BABIES" is a computer acronym.