Saturday Friday, May 29 2009 

23 May 2009
Saturday. The final Saturday of faire. The day started cloudy, grey & humid and rather quickly disintegrated into yuck. But, that didn’t stop the people from coming to faire. And come they did, in happy, clumpy droves.
And they bought. Well, they bought from me, anyway. Being a purveyor of boardgames and other activities that have no recurring expense associated with them, I’m in a prime position for the economic downturn. The price point is right (less than the cost of a date-night at the movies) for most games and the games I sell have immense re-playability factors (part of my criteria for carrying a game in the first place). So, I found myself in a position where, despite the humidity and eventual downpour, the people were scampering into my shop, buying a game and skipping out. Now, if I can find a photo to reflect this. 🙂

**UPDATE**
No photo to reflect the way the day went, but I did get a late-night photo of the hat I wore all day. True to my photographic belief that "less is sometimes more" I give you a small portion of the grandness that is my Black & Yellow Landsknecht chapeau.

Yellow Feather in a Black Hat

Cheers.

~KR (Written on 27 May 2009)

Listening to:
Sunshine of Your Love by Ozzy Osbourne
from Under Cover

Camera: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Exposure: 0.125 sec (1/8)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 6 mm
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off

Friday Before a Weekend Friday, May 29 2009 

22 May 2009
Marita Beth and I were headed to faire on Friday night, when I suddenly reached back into the front pocket of my backpack in fear that I had neglected to place my camera back in the pocket after having it out at work. My fears were come-to-life and I spent a panicky hour trying to track down someone to rescue my camera from my desktop and lock it up safely. I have absolutely no trust in the cleaning crew having lost things to their grubby hands in the past so I simply had to find someone or make the hour-plus trip to the office to rescue it myself Since it was nearly 9pm, finding someone in the office was much harder than it might otherwise have been, but I finally did track down a co-worker who locked my camera safely away in her desk drawer. Thank you, Nancy!

Therefore, I was at the final weekend of faire without my camera. 😦

I took photos, but always with someone else’s camera. So, now I patiently wait for those photos to arrive in my hands. At that time, I will update these posts with the appropriate shot from the day.

**UPDATE (June 1 2009)
I finally have most of the photos from various peoples and am updating these posts as I can. This photo, while technically taken at 12 minutes into Saturday will be my Friday night photo because I had not yet gone to bed. Marcus, Marita Beth & I (and later, Gregg) stayed up, chatted, ate cheese & drank wine until way too late for a “school night”. All without a photo. So, this is a shot of some of MB’s discarded jewellery (spelled correctly before someone tries to correct me…just British rather than American spelling) as we prepared for bed.
jewellry
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 27 May 2009)

Listening to:
I Should Have Known Better by Jim Diamond
from Burning Hearts: Best Sad Songs for Your Soul

Camera: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Exposure: 0.125 sec (1/8)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 6 mm
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off

DataTraveler Friday, May 29 2009 

21 May 2009
Our ITS (Intranet Technology Security) division has decided, for reason known only to them, that file-sharing sites are verboten! A technology I have used for a few years now to share data with our vendors (I can’t email a 30 MB file because of email restrictions on both sides) is suddenly gone with no corporate-wide replacement technology. So, in order to share these critical files, I actually have to load them onto my personal thumbdrive, take them home and upload them from my house computer. It’s a good thing my loyalty is high, because this is the sort of thing that a typical employee should not be expected to do. But, the vendor MUST have those files, too, in order to provide our field with the necessary technology to do their jobs. Therefore, I think I’m doing the right thing, but it’s frustrating nonetheless.
DataTraveler
My 2GB Kensington DataTraveler replete with coffee stains.
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 27 May 2009)

Listening to:
Relax (Jam & Spoon Trip-O-Matic Fairy Tale Mix) by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
from Relax – Maxi CD

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.067 sec (1/15)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: -2/3 EV
Flash: Off