Monday, August 10, 2009

WHy do we ALWAYS leave stuff for the very last minute??? WHYYYYY??

I've purchased out flight tickets over 2months ago.... I knew exactly what will be needed for this trip and what paper stuff needed to be finished. Guess WHAT??? Everything is happening NOW - 24h before our flight and I feel like I'm about to scream....

Here's the list of things that where important and got done in the past 24h.

  • Get the translations of our marriage certificate from English to Greek - $ 450 ( AAAAAAAAAAA!!! - why so much???) Dh drove 1h one way to pick it up and pay this OUTRAGEOUS amount.
  • Laundry + ironing - I HATE ironing. I never do it and for people following this blog I don't have a dryer so everything gets hung outside my window and really doesn't look like it was ironed since it came out of the packaging... or a hanger in store lol. So 6 loads of laundry + 2h of ironing and I'm still not done.
  • Buying suite cases - we thought we had some.... we didn't. Thankfully our Chinese store on the corner has EVERYTHING you'd need. $70 for 2 huge ones. DONE
  • Nails. I'm not a princess type of a girl ( I always wished I was ) but you just need to get that stuff done when going nice places..... I showed up 25 min before they were closing so I only got pedicure... wonder if I'll have enough time tomorrow to get the my hands done?
  • Fish - I have a saltwater 10 gallon tank with 2 clown fish. One is Ocellaris the other one tomato - you're not supposed to mix 2 species like this, but of course those eager sales people didn't tell me that - so I have them both. They're doing just fine... I think they they both hate me for putting them in this glass box and this feeling unites them.
  • ..... oh so about the fish ..... knocked on my neighbor's door to ask him to come upstairs twice a day and turn the light on and off for them, feed them, clean their water and pamper in every way. As you can imagine he said that he always dreamed of doing this..... NOT :) lol
  • Missing gifts. Since we're going to Greece to throw a baptism party for our son we jsut had to get a ton of gifts for family and friends. As if we were religious in first place. So after getting " just a small thing" for everybody out budget for this trip is now cut 50%. pheeeewww.
  • Multiple trips to the bank.... transferring from one account to another to another... just to stay on the budget.

Things to get done that I STILL didn't do - scratching my head - why didn't I???

  • This one is a good one..... I need to drive to Manhattan tomorrow.... just few hours before our flight to................. TAM TADAH DAM.......... exchange the remote that I got fo my camera to use with my tripod because IT'S NOT WORKING!!!! That's what happens when you buy generic $20 brands. But I'm determined to get shots that will throw you off your chairs so...
  • I have to call 3 different departments in my college to inform them that I'll be back a week after the classes start. This one's a good one too no?
  • Mail a check to Alex's daycare.
  • Narrow a dress. I got it on sale and never bothered to wear it before. Now I just have to do it, because it needs to be presented in Greece. Boy I'm stubborn sometimes.
  • Fish - I forgot to tell my neighbor that there's a crab too that needs to be hand fed so he'll need to take the fish food and stick his hand in the aquarium every day and make sure that the crab grabs it.... I'm sure he'll be delighted with this news.
  • I bet there's a least 10 more things to do but my tired mind now refuses to process any more.... goodnight and please cross your fingers so we don't forget anything major.

Thanks and see you after the summer!!!! YEY

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Getting ready for tomorrow's shoot.

I thought I'd give my zoom lens a last try and see if I can use it for tomorrow's shoot which I'm very excited about ... but I think it has so stay home. It just won't perform as I'd want it to. LOVE the bokeh but it's just not sharp :( It's not easy to see here but if you pay close attention to his hair is shows.... not to mention the clarity of the eyes when I zoom in. I think I'll start playing mega millions os something..... that could buy me a GOOD lens huh- hahahahahaha :)

First one with a 50mm 1.8.

And another with my 55-200 4-5.6

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Trying out newborn poses.

I always wished I had a dslr camera when Alex was just a baby... I don't have one shot of him which I could hang on my wall. Well, I think he tried to make it up to me :) So here it is.... my first shot of a sleeping baby. LOL