For a few months of the year, Andy & I are the "same age." 26, this year! Celebrations! And he loves to let me know it. Especially because in about one month, i'll continue on and turn 27. …and he'll again be the "young one" around the house. What a goofball.
Last weekend, I let him choose Pizza Luce for Friday-night-eats, and family & friends joined us Saturday for hangouts most of the day. The theme of the day was "beer" >> new brewery explorations & restaurants known for having way too many awesome choices on tap.
I'm pretty sure beer-&-andy-celebration-day was enjoyed by all.
[ Ok, so this part of the weekend may have been my suggestion. Happy birthday treats!!!! ]
[ Little brother needed to do some boot shopping. ]
[ Here's brother, again. And since he assured me that he doesn't ever read my blog >> I figured I could put this nice photo of him up. I actually love it >> because all weekend long he made this face at me. That, "Joa, really? Another photo?"…face. I kept telling him that my new thing is documenting life. He's just going to have to deal with it. ]
After months of research and thinking, we've gotten a new camera, and so far (it's only been 2 days!)—I love it. The weather has been amazing up here and yesterday Andy & I went out for a walk. We took the bus, walked the 'hood, had a wonderfully relaxing lunch and tested it out.
See, the thing is, next Saturday we'll be in the air. Swinging through Denver to pick up our 2 favorite people—and together we're all heading to San Francisco for a very perfect week away. VACATION!! I wanted to at least know how to run my new device. (eeep!) Aaaand, I'm learning.
This is all still way over my head. Automatic features vs. manual. HD videos. Blah blah blah. I barely understand any of it, but i'm excited to have the tools. I already feel more creative.
AND, when I get back, i'm going to bring all my new adventures on video to the very professional: Kelly!! (i love my friends)...who's offered to play around with my random clips to make something creative and awesome.
So, in conclusion: here are my first test photos. Yea! ...and our pieced-together attempt at understanding the video-ness. I'm easily amused. I love all the sharp focus stuff in the front, with blurry things in the back. Plus, I loved Andy's shirt. I swear he made every photo better.