Unique engagement ring

Blueviolet over at A Nut in a Nut Shell dropped an entry on the 24th of this month discussing her daughter's engagement ring and had asked her readers what their engagement rings looked like (or will look like). Try as I might, I really couldn't adequately describe mine. It's not the one I really wanted because as darling as my hubby is, he's a bit of a procrastinator, and by the time he was ready to purchase the one I wanted.... well it was no longer available. The only way I could hope to get one at this point is to have it custom made and that's rather expensive.

Wasn't that moon gorgeous last night?

After several reminders from the newscasters last night, I decided to haul myself back down the stairs (I had to feed the cat anyhow) and take my new toy out for a "run" and see what it could do on the nighttime setting. My Canon never was able to get a decent shot of the moon and I was hoping that since it (the moon) was going to be closer than usual, it would make things a bit easier. I wish we lived somewhere where we could see the moonrise without all the businesses messing up the view (now a nice church or a single house or something, that would have been cool). I wish I had gotten out earlier, maybe it would have been larger. Meh. These days it's rather painful to get around so I have to weigh whether the results of any trip (whether outside the home or within the confines of the townhouse) are really going to be rewarding enough to make the aches and pains that will result during and after said trip even worth it. However, this event doesn't happen everyday.....

This first picture is shot with very minimal optical zoom. Boy, was that moon ever bright last night! I'm beginning to wish I'd shot a set of these from the upstairs office window too. The new toy/baby (a Nikon Coolpix L110) handled this task very well. So I decided to see what a full digital zoom would get me. I figured that if the first couple shots turned out poorly, that I could give it a second go around with the tri-pod we bought (the more zoom there is, the harder it is to get a good shot when your hands shake a bit so it's a good investment).

And here it is at full zoom and no tri-pod. The only assistance I had was the shed to help brace my arm a bit.

I used a Nikon..... and I LIKED it!

Can't wait until my company comes back in April to re-do his vacation. We're headed to DC for a few days. Museums, zoo, monuments.... it'll be a great test for the new camera.

and THIS is how you respond

We've all been seeing Mr. Sheen's very public melt-down for weeks now and his out and out attack on Mr. Cryer, who as far as I could tell, really didn't deserve such treatment. Did Mr. Cryer make a public statement raging back at Mr. Sheen? No. He kept his piece for a bit and then, when he did choose to say something... used humor. This has to be one of the funniest responses to an ill mannered twit I've seen in a long time. Kudos to Mr.Cryer for keeping it light and nipping that particular outlet right in the bud.

Considering that Mr. Cryer's the only one to win an Emmy for this show, I'm guessing Two and a Half Men might do just fine if given half a chance and the right support.


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