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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

2 Years Ago Today

Today marks the second year when I lost my best friend.  Even 2 years down the road its still hard to put into words what life without him is like.  I haven't come to terms with it fully and dont think I ever will.  I do know that my outlook on life and the world around me is drastically different to what it was before he died.  Far more pessimistic.  Far more...far more loathing.  Kyo meant the absolute world to me.  I still think about him every day.  I still shed some tears over him fairly often.  I did my best to spend as much time with him as I could.  Even going outside at 3 in the morning to see where he was relaxing and then play with him some.  Not having a good camera in the early years of his life is something I'm still furious about as I'd love to have had some pictures of him back then.  But I was still unsure what to make of him since I'd never owned a pet before.  Still, theres 100s of pictures and dozens of video I took over a period of most of his life.  Still wish I had more.  I mean its the only thing I have left of him.  So much I'd like to say but it would just be all over the place.  In the end I miss him terribly and life is just not the same.  I wish he was still here.

Onto a happier memory, this as him doing his best godzilla impersonation while attacking a dangerous hanging string.  I miss you, you vicious little bastard.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Unbelievable Camera

My friend grabbed a new camera the other day and was showing me some photos he took.  I'll put them up here first...

Thats right.  You are looking at the moon.  He used the zoom to go all the way to the bloody moon.  Photos clearly downsized for the blog...This is super impressive, I thought to myself.  This must be stupidly expensive too.  I also thought this must have a stupidly massive lens like you see the photographers have at sporting events and other stuff..  Here is what it looks it..

Well thats not too huge...  So I ask him how much it cost?  $600US.  This damn camera, the Nikon P900, only costs 600.  I was totally floored.  I plan to head over to his place sometime in the next week or so when I gather the energy to do so and give it a little run through.  He claims its pretty excellent to use, auto mode is even great.  The specs are pretty impressive too.  I mean 83x optical zoom.  What the hell has something that high!!  Most cameras are like 3x or maybe 20x.   I'll end this off by linking a clip of someone recording in video mode of them zooming to the moon, in daylight at that.  And if you watch closely, you can see the damn moon revolving slowly.  That just blew my mind.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Magical Car

Today I get to do something really cool.  Drive through traffic to take my car to the garage, a car that likes to turn off on its own.  Generally its chosen times of joy are while I'm at the traffic lights, or when I'm about to start the car.  It only just started doing this the other day.  I'm guessing its something simple like a spark plug or most likely the fuel filter needs changing.  Either way wish me luck.

I've also had a couple failed attempts at fixing my scratched painting.  I tried markers at first.  This was ok for a couple bits but not all.  I couldnt get the right colour to fit.  Plus it was a little too shiny.  Then I decided I'd try water paints since they would blend in and look a little duller.  Unfortunately this was a worse option.  So now I've bought proper dull paint thats for this very purpose.  Should be easier to mix colours together to get exactly what I need or close enough to look good.  I'll probably fail this one too but you cant fault me for trying.

Also I have some massive news I plan to share in a few weeks or so depending on how a few things go.  I think you'll be pretty excited.  And no, Jeds not getting a sex change.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Why you for here dust

I've been tidying up my room for the past few days.  Not happy with the state of my bookcase and some stuff I've left on the floor slowly building up to annoyance level.  So cleaning and dusting away.  One thing I dont get is how dust travels so easily when the windows and doors are always shut.  I need some kind of dust screen on my door I think.  It's bad enough that dust makes you sneeze, but I seem to have also caught a slight cold off my mum which is not helping.

Another annoyance I have to suffer is my sister is coming to visit tomorrow.  Not looking forward to it.  Already got into a few arguments with the parents about it.  She's also bringing her new boyfriend to meet them.  Now the original rule was that he couldn't stay here and would have to go to a hotel during the time.  Now my parents have buckled over like gutless craven scum and he will be staying here.  Gave them a good earful over that.  Now don't misunderstand, I have no problem with the guy.  Don't even know him.  But I don't like my space filled up with strangers.  Plus I'm going to be expected to interact with him while he's here.  And one thing about me is if its not to do with work or some kind of thing I'm expected to turn up to like a party or whatever, I do not enjoy interacting with people I don't know.  Like, at all.  I detest it.  At least with a party I know I can leave at some stage.  Here?  Argh.  Oh well.  More cleaning tomorrow.