Monthly Archives: May 2006

Going to the Movies

I think I have finally figured out my movie taste – in part. I recently received Just Friends from Netflix. It pained me to watch the movie. It was supposed to be a romantic comedy, but the comedy part is what I found painful. A young overweight teenager is in love with the popular girl…

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  • JamieJune 5, 2006 - 1:55 pm

    Don’t go see the Break up Then…it did not end like i wanted it to.

  • HollyJune 5, 2006 - 10:46 pm

    My mom didn’t like it either. I figure I’ll get it eventually on Netflix.

Want a Treat?

Madison ran away once again. Or maybe I should say she went chasing a squirrel again. We are staying at my mom’s house, which doesn’t have a fenced in backyard. I was taking Madison out without a leash – bad idea. (The leash was upstairs in our room and Wade was still asleep.) She saw…

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Wedding Number Two

Wade and I left Anderson after work on Friday and began the 7.5 hour drive to Paducah. We had discussed driving up on Saturday morning, but decided after the last wedding fiasco to be on the safe side. The drive wasn’t too bad – I once again watched movies and did some work while Wade…

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New Domain Name

My very sweet husband recently bought a domain just for me! I am the proud owner of www.toadfrogs.com. I thought about www.toadfrogsandelephants.com, but that is just too long to type. The old website – www.holly.firemonkey.org – will still work too. I’ll hopefully get email on toadfrogs.com at some point, but that is in the future.

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My Imaginary Friend Sally

I am writing this post to introduce my imaginary friend Sally. I love that people read my blog but sometimes that makes it difficult to talk about certain events or people. In order to continue writing about anything and everything, I have created Sally who will take on whatever characteristics (male or female) are needed…

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  • JohnnaMay 26, 2006 - 12:07 am

    I hate when people do that! I also hate when someone comes up to your 2 person conversation, interrupts, starts a new one and proceeds to position herself so that you are left standing there like a total idiot b/c you can’t see or hear anything! UGH! Can’t stand Sally! 🙂

  • TinaJune 1, 2006 - 8:25 am

    I can’t stand Sally either!

  • Carol L.June 2, 2006 - 9:10 am

    I know someone very similar to Sally . . .

Shopping and Dinner

I had big plans for today – shopping and dinner with friends. There was a two hour lunch break so three of us made a quick trip to Old Navy. When we finished the meetings at 3 pm, I shopped my way to midtown. I made small stops at American Eagle (jeans), Gap (polo shirt),…

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  • MattMay 26, 2006 - 12:50 pm

    You escpaed IKEA without buying anything? There should be an award for that!

    And what lens? You need to talk to my wife about doing nice things for her husband… I still haven’t gotten any lenes from her!

  • HollyMay 26, 2006 - 1:54 pm

    To explain not buying anything at IKEA – I have been there every time I have gone to Atlanta. I keep looking for a particular sun chair but they appear to have stopped making it. As for the lens – it is a protective lens. Wade broke the last one and $18 is much cheaper than a new lens.

  • MattMay 26, 2006 - 4:09 pm

    I think we call the protective ones ‘filters’ by the way… I think I end up mostly using UV-O filters. But still very cool for getting one.

    By the way, I’ve shopped with quite a bit of success on the IKEA website. They have an option to ship to the store as I recall, if you want to save on shipping.

  • HollyMay 26, 2006 - 4:18 pm

    I don’t think it is a filter if it is clear. It’s only purpose is to protect the real lens (or that is my understanding). I used filters quite a bit when I went to Africa on Safari – they made a huge difference in the pictures.

    I have looked at the IKEA website quite a bit. Sadly, the chair I want is a nonshippable item and is no longer even listed on their website. I think I am just going to have to look elsewhere. I have found a few on http://www.overstock.com that I like – and you can’t beat $2.95 for shipping.

  • MattMay 26, 2006 - 4:28 pm

    that is some good shipping…

    The UV-0 are completely clear. The Number after the filter represents the amout of light that is blocked by the filter. In this case only non-visible light is blocked so ‘0’ light is blocked from your camera. I think you can also buy just plain clear glass, but I’m not sure if you can consider it a ‘lens’ per se if it doesn’t shape incomming light. I guess a question for the physics people in the room.. 😉 I do recomend the UV-O filters though. You can get a nice multicoated lens for cheap ($15-20 or less on ebay). You want multi-coated if you are dealing with digital cameras because they are more heavily affected by internal reflections inside the lens column. Of course they can at the same time increase lens flare… so real camera people seem to divided on their use… but I can deal with some flare if it helps keep me from damaging a $600 lens!

A Bottle of Water and a Smile

I mentioned yesterday that I was going to have to change hotel rooms. I didn’t think finding a new hotel would be a problem, but I was very very wrong. Evidently May 23rd and 24th are big travel days (I actually have no idea why there were no rooms). I tried three hotels before a…

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A Very Early Morning

Talk about an early morning – I had to get up at 5:30 am in order to be in Atlanta for a meeting at 8. It just hurts when the alarm goes off that early. Today starts the four day Cisco/Sci Atl meeting that I am being paid to attend. I have met some cool…

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