At home and Instax

Hi everyone! How are you this evening, morning, or afternoon? I’m doing well, although my back hurts a little bit. Luckily it is not serious, and not one of those inner muscles. So I think a good night’s rest will set things back in order. 😊

"Kasumi Arimura Instax" USA. Texas. Cedar Park. 2016.
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5, 1/125 sec, ISO3200
“Kasumi Arimura Instax” USA. Texas. Cedar Park. 2016.

I’ve been going a little crazy printing out from the Instax SP-1 lately. I’ve gone through my Flickr photos a bit and selected a bunch to print out – I have 22 photos in the queue! It’s so fun to fill up the album. I don’t have one specific subject to print out… I print all kinds. From family photos, pet photos, landscapes, black & white, you name it! I also print out photos of my favorite celebrities such as the one above of Kasumi Arimura. I watched the movie “Flying Colors” and enjoyed it quite a bit, and also thought she was great in “Amachan”. So, why not make an Instax print? The photo is now a bookmark for one of the many books I am currently reading (and never seem to finish).

My Instax album can hold 108 photos and I think I have printed about 50 so far, giving away 10 or so. It’s funny that this little printer and the photos it produces has been so fun. I am still trying to figure out exactly what the appeal is and how it fits in with my photography hobby. Maybe I shouldn’t think about it too hard and just enjoy the experience?

Well, I hope your Wednesday was enjoyable!



Chilly mornings


Today was chilly again especially in the morning. I mentioned yesterday that my windshield was icy, and today was almost as cold so the car iced up again. ❄️ I thought I would take a photo of it to share… this time it didn’t take too long for it to melt (maybe only 3 minutes). The past couple days I have been parking backwards on the driveway so that when I leave in the morning, I can just drive straight out. I think this change of angle has made it easier for the windshield to freeze.

"Icy Windshield" USA. Texas. Cedar Park. 2016.
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO2000
“Icy Windshield” USA. Texas. Cedar Park. 2016.

This evening, Bay and I went to the theater to see “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”. 🎥 It was a special one-time movie event and the theater was very full. The girl who collected the tickets said there were only 20 seats left unsold! I was wondering how many people would actually go to the event and was pleasantly surprised at the turn-out. Plus, everyone was a Sherlock fan, so the vibe was really good. Before the show started, there was a bunch of Sherlock trivia on screen which was pretty fun. Bay got more answers correct than I did which is not surprising!

"Sherlock Special" USA. Texas. Cedar Park. 2016.
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/300 sec, ISO25600
“Sherlock Special” USA. Texas. Cedar Park. 2016.

Oh, we got tickets to see Star Wars again for Saturday! I can’t wait. 😆

Hope you had a wonderful day!


Back to work


How was your Monday? For me, it was “back to work” and I was sort of dreading it. But, I actually enjoyed it and got a lot of work done! 😃

Today’s photo is of the laptop where I write my daily (mainly nightly) blog post. In fact, I am typing on that laptop right now. The table is pretty low, and I am sitting on the carpet, which is nice because our cat Miki 🐱 can lean up on me and act as a little heater. Convenient, huh?

"Laptop Station" USA. Texas. Cedar Park. 2016.
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.5, 1/80 sec, ISO6400
“Laptop Station” USA. Texas. Cedar Park. 2016.

This morning was so cold outside (for Texas) that my minivan had ice on the windshield. 🚐❄️ I didn’t think it was so bad, but it didn’t clear up quickly, so I had to pull over and let the heater melt the ice on the windshield. Fun fun fun!

It’s another chilly evening so I am thankful to have Miki here. Please stay warm wherever you may be!