Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you win false friends and true
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest people with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the
Give the world the best you have anyway.
- Dr. Kent M. Keith
Michael R. posted Mother Teresa's version of this quote on facebook. I found myself thinking about it and referring back to it
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Lisa, Star, & Briar
Saturday, January 09, 2010
I had recently reconnected with friends from Champaign Tim and Keith (front row) on facebook. They were already planning a trip to SD over the 4th so we made plans to meet for brunch in Coronado. They brought along Michael, back left, and his partner (Robert? David? Help me out guys!). As a special treat, afterwards Michael took us on a tour of one of his client’s condos that he had just completed redesigning. He had stripped it down to the bare bones and rebuilt all interior walls and surfaces. The results inside were as spectacular as the views outside.
Of course, now that I have all of the Nik Software programs on my laptop I had to play and adjust the photo; part of training for work, of course. I took out the noise and emphasized the fine lines and details, except for our faces. At our age we don't need those lines emphasized at all. And since I hadn't spent much time in our program for black & white images I converted the image to give it a vintage look. What do you think?
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Friday, December 11th at noon, we closed the office and headed across Mission Valley through the rain to the Town & Country Hotel and Convention Center for the Nik Holiday Party. There a feast awaited us with plenty of Drink and much Roast Beast. Unlike the Casino Night a few weeks before everyone brought their Cameras with Serious Lenses. I was quite intimidated with my little semi-manual Olympus. But it's not too big, fun to use, and does surprisingly well.
Hmmm. What should I take as my White Elephant present next year?
Monday, January 04, 2010
I took these pictures of Ms. Gypsy Thanksgiving Day to test out the Nikon D200 I borrowed from work. She was originally looking all cute on the couch, but had to come check things out when I sat down on the floor looking in her direction. I just pointed and told her to “go over there” and she happily posed for me.