Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hey, Mrs. Craptacular!

Yeah, you. The chick who knows nothing about computers OR photography and blogs anyway?


And I'm grateful that the blogosphere has some generous, kind souls in it. 'Cause that shot of the French Toast? And the Tabbouleh? Kinda sorta not really very good. It's okay to say it, I know. And that blurry tabbouleh was the best outta 20, honest. In the World Ain't Fair Department: My dad has this pesky genetic condition that gives him the tremors. As in, can barely write legibly. And I have it, too. All of my photographs look like I'm shooting IN a moving car in the rain.

I don't really know what to do. I would have my hubby take the snaps, but he took the sucky French Toast pic and thought it was just fine. I guess he has other things to worry about like, oh, saving lives. Dude *is* sorta busy.

My awesome fellow blogger Phoo-D recommended a tripod, which I am looking into. And I'm taking a "Hey, Photography for a Dumbass!" crash course tonight for 2 hours, but really, how much can 2 hours do? Especially if your hands twitch like a hummingbird with Parkinson's.

But I am hoping you'll stick with me--if only for the laughs--and know that I'm trying to learn this stuff. And since I'm always willing to be the butt of my own joke, occasionally I'll post a "Shitty Photo of the Week," just for your amusement. Who said learning has to be serious?

Shitfire, I think I owe the Bad Word Jar 5 bucks after this post.


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  3. Pickled Asparagus Spears

    4 lb (2 kg) asparagus (about 4 bunches)
    12 sprigs fresh dill
    6 cloves garlic
    1 tbsp (15 mL) mustard seeds
    2 cups (500 mL) white vinegar
    2 cups (500 mL) water
    2 tbsp (25 mL) granulated sugar
    1 tbsp (15 mL) pickling salt

    Trim asparagus spears to fit into 2-cup (500 mL) wide-mouth canning jars, leaving 3/4-inch (2 cm) headspace.

    Into each of three 2-cup (500 mL) canning jars, pack 4 sprigs dill, 2 cloves garlic and 1 tsp (5 mL) mustard seeds. Tightly pack in asparagus, tips down.

    In saucepan, bring vinegar, water, sugar and salt to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Pour into each jar, leaving 1/2-inch (1 cm) headspace.

    Cover with prepared lids. Screw on bands until resistance is met; increase to fingertip tight. Boil in boiling water canner for 10 minutes.


  4. Now I liked the composition of the french toast shot! Nice angle. Hope that the class goes well.

  5. You are so kind, Phoo-D. I'll tell hubby you approve--I showed him your burger and his jaw dropped.

    Can't you just move next door to me so I don't have to figure this photography stuff out?

  6. You can get tripods pretty cheap, too. Some come with levels in them so you can angle it perfectly. And then set the timer on the camera and you're set! (Although, honestly, you shouldn't be so hard on your photography. I always know what you've shot and it ALWAYS makes me hungry...)

  7. I love you guys. You are always so supportive. I did look into tripods, but the good ones were almost as expensive as the new camera I got which has TREMOR control...am I excited or what? Still, do not expect great photos because I am, well, me. xoxo