happy birs-day party
no, it's not mine. I'm not big on my birthday celebrations. I realized that age doesn't determine maturity, everyone matures at different rates. all age measures is how many times you go around the sun. plus after 21, there isn't any age restriction except maybe car rental at 25 (I'm not 100% sure on this one)& senior citizen discount at 60-65, let's face it, no one is rushing for that one...
so to celebrate a fob's 23rd birthday living in nyc, of course we go to karaoke... it was fun. not in the conventional way for me, since I don't really sing. only a handful of people has heard me... oh wait.. I sung once before... so a karaoke room heard me... MOVING ON!! I spent the whole night pretty much taking pictures. I've gotten into photography more and more as of late. any sort of event I try to bring it, to become better, work with the camera faster. it's difficult to deal with in those rooms, with the low lighting & me not liking how the pictures look with the flash on. I was able to still get some good shots. out of the 350 that I took, I'd have to say about 2/3 was focused right/captured right, 1/4 was usable. only a handful I absolutely love. my average for loving the shots have gone up considerably since getting the new camera!
Mood: I need to remember that every picture I take, I have to modify it later
Location: The One KTV
semi impromptu vacation
after the costume party, I've had the urge to just get out. an old coworker said to go to williamsport, pa. so right now, I'm here.
on the way here I used my camera mount, so I recorded almost the whole trip. I just realized that I didn't put the right memory card in, so it has a gap filming. eventually I want to timelapse the footage.
I decided to go back home tomorrow. I realized something the beginning of my trip. there's a great place to take pictures!! princeton. it has old buildings, lots of trees little things here and there, and only 10 min away!! on the way out here, I'm a little disappointed. it was beautiful driving around with all the colors, most of the roads were too narrow to park a car, and I don't have the balls to park my car in some random person's driveway...
lots of things have changed in williamsport over the past 5 years. there are buildings that have been constructed, downtown looks more like a REAL down town. instead of rundown buildings, there are brand new ones. the biggest surprise was merrill lynch!
Mood: scenery was nice! too bad not too many pictures :(
Location: williamsport, pa
failure in an epic way!
I'm typically someone that has backups. especially after watching andromeda where almost every episode, they have a catastrophic failure and they have a plan b. overall, it's not a bad thing to do. I've filled my camera bag with lots of extra equipment, mostly because I want to carry it around and get used to the weight. in there I carry a point and shoot camera, a camcorder, misc accessories, pretty much anything that will have my camera running for a while.
so saturday my family was celebrating my mom's birthday, I brought my standard gear, camera bag & laptop bag. with all the freakishly early snow, I wanted to get some shots in. I didn't have a memory card, it's in my card reader, plugged into my computer. I remembered that I have my camcorder, I have a 16gb card in it. I took it out to measure it for the steadicam knockoff I'm working on. the point and shoot has a 2gb card, better than nothing. Unfortunately I took it out for the party the night before. packed it in and finished going to my parent's...
oh ya! I recently got a free micro sd card! with sd/memory stick adapters! I put windows on it, I have a backup, so it's ok deleting it since I'm in a bind! it was on my desk... so I went all the way to plan D... and... nothin... nice camera, nice lens... worth nothing without sd card...
Mood: ordered a new 64gb extreme pro + the existing 32gb extreme pro... so no more missing memory
Location: parent's house
when did my sister like good music?
for the longest time, my sister loved techno. as she says trance, it's pretty much all the same to me... lots of bass beating in the background, some sort of lady's voice in the background. I'd make fun of her... she'd make fun of me... classifying it as "kill your mother, kill your father" music... seeing her excited over one of those groups is trippy.
Mood: good to kno she's expanding her taste, like clothes that are non black
night's not over...
I got lost coming home from the train station... again... ya, I have no sense of direction without a good location. I want a new cellphone! I was backtracking, and I came to an intersection where someone was laying almost on top of the middle yellow line, curled in fetal position. I slowed down and was preparing to check on the drunk. A lady comes frantically running to my window saying that her mom's frantic and that she hit someone, that I should call 911. so I did, on the phone I checked on the mother, she was in complete shock, and crying. the guy laying in the middle of the road wasn't moving, I didn't want to touch him in case of a neck injury or bleeding. 911 dispatcher misunderstood the intersection that I gave him and didn't know which intersection it was right away. I was transferred to the local police so they can send medical personnel. throughout the call, random people would stop and ask what happened. I told them what I could, that I saw someone laying in the middle of the road, and a lady came up to me and going on about calming her mother down. it's a little funny after the fact, but people assumed that I was the one that hit him. while I was on the phone and waiting for emergency personnel, I stood by the person to help bring attention to drivers that passed by to not hit him. the police came, pretty much swarmed the place and took a quick look at him, flipping him onto his back. he was breathing and called an ambulance. almost every police officer asked me what happened, I told the same story. I didn't see the actual hit, just him on the ground. I'd say about 5 different officers asked me the same thing. I also left my car there, so it was kind of in an awkward position at the corner of the road. they constantly asked each other who's car is that? eventually, one officer said that since I didn't see anything, that I can go. I asked should you get my phone number just in case? it was only then did he ask... before leaving, I asked how to get to the turnpike.
bystanders are funny... they constantly came up to me to ask what happened. almost all of them asked if I called 911 when they didn't see a phone by my head, some would ask me questions while I was on the phone. one couple was curious to ask what happened, and the passenger got out to look, but didn't really want to be bothered. I had them write down the licence plate in case the woman ran off. while trying to write down the plate, they said that they couldn't stay. why stop in the first place? are you helping the situation? I understand you're curious. at the same time, you're disrupting me while on the phone calling 911.
after replaying the events in my head, I'm starting to wonder... did I do enough? should I have used some of the first aid I knew?
Mood: some of the images of this morning are burned in my head...
Location: kearney & hoyt