Welcome to the first Snippet Wednesday of 2011!!
I wrapped up my first full-year photo-a-day commitment. Almost anyway. As you may recall, I committed myself to doing a Photo365 challenge in which I take a picture a day for the entire year. I started it a week late into the year because I didn't know about it right away. I missed one or two days. I mixed up my labeling a little bit, which may have resulted in missing one or two additional days inadvertently. I relied on too many sources (cameras) for my photos. The excuse list goes on and on as to why it’s not 100% complete. But I'm going to do it again. And this time I'm making it a bit more focused so I can keep to it a bit better. Hence I give you...
I'm going to pull a Kevin Spencer and use nothing but my iPhone as the source of photos for my 365 challenge. That way, I almost always have it with and can upload quite easily from anywhere instead of having to wait until I offload from my D-SLR and sort and upload as several disparate steps. But, to focus it even more, I'm going to limit myself to the square-format filtered photos that I get when using the Instagram app. I really enjoy the hell out of that app, so why not use it? I've been using it for a few days now for this challenge. Let's keep it going! I’m also going to simplify the labeling. None of this “Photo365 Day xx: title goes here” along with a tag that says “Photo365,” etc. Now the label will simply be “1/2: Title Goes Here” (much easier for me to remember than to have to go back and remind myself what day I was last using). There is also an Insty365 set and an Insty365 tag that you’ll be able to find in my Photostream. I only wish you could add custom tags to photos and assign to sets using Instagram. Hey guys… in a future revision, perhaps?
Katie and I saw TRON: Legacy last night on IMAX 3D per a recommendation from Kim and another guy you all don't know named Mike. Not that I didn't want to see it, but I was a bit tentative as not all the reviews have really been glowing. Plus, I wasn't sure I wanted to dish out the funds necessary to see it on IMAX 3D. That's some expensive stuff these days. But both said it was a must so we did. And, tell you what, we really enjoyed it. The effects were great. The action was a lot of fun. The story was pretty solid although not entirely inspired; and, honestly, I think too many movies try to be more complex than necessary these days.
But my favorite element of the film had to be Quorra, the program "fleshed out" by House's Olivia Wilde. I won't lie and say that she didn't look really nice, but I also liked the character a lot. Truly. She kicked some serious ass and I loved the doe-eyed innocence that Wilde brought to Quorra as she was getting insight from Sam as to what life is like on the outside (particularly the library scene).
Are any of you fans of HBO's Bored to Death with Jason Schwartzmann, Zach Galifinakis, and Ted Danson? My BiL got me intrigued by it a month or so ago and I've been watching season one on DVD via Netflix. Damn that's a funny show. Basically, when Schwartzmann's character gets dumped by his longtime girlfriend, he decides to reinvent himself as an unlicensed private detective who advertises solely through Craigslist. And watching it won't take you much time. Each season is only eight half-hour episodes (22 minutes each really). Check it out if you get a chance.
Speaking of television, how many of you were watching season one of V last year? How many of you are going to continue watching now that season two is upon us? I'm on the fence. It's going to have to seriously wow me.
I'm off to watch some Twilight Zone!