I was dreading taking the Olympus M1 to Australia with me instead of my beloved Nikon d600. I’ve never used the M1 on a regular basis and I’m unfamiliar with its controls. I know the D600 like the back of my hand and it’s a big, comfortable camera for me.
But the combination of the iPhone X (which takes some pretty damn good shots) and the M1 has been enough to not pine for the big D600…..much…. 🙂
Melissa and I were married back on December 2nd in Canada but we’ll always think of the Australian ceremony we had in front of so many new (to me!) family and friends as our “real” wedding day!
This country is spectacularly beautiful.
For the first time in my life, I was on a beach and swimming in the ocean on Christmas Eve. 🙂
Today, at 4:30pm PT in Gibsons, BC, Canada, this kind, sweet, gentle, loving, giving, smart, funny, beautiful, sexy, truly AMAZING woman will make me the happiest man in the world by joining me in marriage.
Those of you who know her know I couldn’t have imagined a better woman, person, wife, lover, partner, and partner in crime. Those of you who don’t, I hope one day you’ll get to meet her. She will make your life better simply by her presence. She brings joy and happiness wherever she goes and the world is a better place because she is in it. And my world is immeasurably better for having known her.
Thank you, Melissa for letting me into your life, for loving me for who I am, faults and all, and for letting me become part of your family. I am honoured to be your husband. I cherish you. I adore you. And I love you to the stars and back.
Yesterday was Melissa’s son Rory’s 12 birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY RORY!). Melissa asked if we should buy him a cake or make one. I love cooking/baking so I said I’d make him one.
Now, I’ve never made a cake before, let alone a birthday cake. So I scoured my AnyList app and found a recipe I had saved. It’s for “Black Magic Chocolate Cake” and OMG….
As I said on Twitter, “I don’t know much about the relevant law but there quite possibly might be ILLEGAL amounts of chocolate on this birthday cake I made!!”
Now, to be fair, we haven’t yet tasted it but I’m told by a reliable source (Melissa – who was *constantly* licking the bowl) that the icing itself is “to die for…”
UPDATE: OMG OMG OMG I’ve eaten a LOT of chocolate cake in my life but I can now unequivocally say, I JUST MADE THE BEST TASTING CHOCOLATE CAKE IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.
Check out the “40 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Die”.
Let’s play an imagination game…
I’ll give you unlimited funds to go to *ONE* (and only one) of these places with a friend to take pictures with your choice of cameras (and me along as your instructor, of course! 🙂 ).
So – which place would you pick? For me, it would be a toss up between #10 and #21 but if I was forced to pick, my heart always wants to go to Italy.
This is why you should be happy you didn’t live in a time where you could wear these clothes.
11 Outfits Of The 70s With Perfectly Reasonable Explanations.
Why are the Toronto Blue Jays paying R.A. Dickey millions of dollars for the next two years? Because he can make a baseball do this: