I got my lens yesterday and played with it a little bit at the park. It was nice to be able to get pictures of some of the ducks and geese that I couldn't get before (because they were too far out). The lens itself is not too bad but it is a fixed aperature based on the focal length you set it to (it's gets smaller as you extend the lens...which is opposite what I'd like). But it was an overcast day, so I was pretty much in the higher ISO settings on the camera (which means grain.....sorry, can't bring myself to call it noise). All it's done is make me want to get a similar lens with the bells and whistles (aperature settings mostly). There seem to be some decent ones in the 800 to 1500 range.
Anyways, it looks like it is going to be a nice day today, so I'll probably play around with it some more.
Also, I got all 5 seasons of Babylon 5......
So, I went to Value Village today after my last day of college, and I check out the vinyl selection, and what do I find? I find:
The Beach Boys - Endless Summer
All on vinyl, and all appear to be scratch free... thus far I'd call the Platoon soundtrack basically perfect.
Also today, my Ubuntu promotional disc came in the mail. Huzzah, now I just need to pick up a new computer, as I don't feel like reformatting this one until I have another.
Films - 200 Motels, The Point, Woodstock 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collectors Edition (Preorder)
CD's - Joe Cocker's Greatest Hits
MP3's - Santana (Album) by Santana, Atom Heart Mother (Album) by Pink Floyd, Volunteers (Single Song) by Jefferson Airplane, The Complete Woodstock, a 137 song set with:
Country Joe McDonald
Keef Hartely Band
Incredible String Band
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Sly and the Family Stone
Country Joe & The Fish
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Crosby, Stills and Nash
Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Over 80% of the songs played at Woodstock, all live, some in really bad quality, like "Dear Landlord" by Joe Cocker, and some in excellent quality, for example, they got Grateful Dead's original Multitrack Masters for the release. (Note: This is not an official release, it's a bootleg).
I purchased a Big Mac yesterday.
I don't like Big Mac's, I prefer the Quarter-Pounder-with-cheese.
Last night I went to Blockbuster to rent a Blu-ray film (which was Appaloosa, by the way) and I ended up buying two pre-owned Blu-ray's: The Dark Knight and Ironman - two great films.