1. 2 Months Left
We now have less than 60 days in Chicago. Some of you will be shocked to hear I”m drafting a post on things I love about this place and will be sad to leave behind.
Some friends at Harvard are launching a site called Book Send. You sign up, they do the research, each month your child receives two books. I think it’s a great option for grandparents (especially those who live far away and feel a little out of touch concerning their grandchild’s needs, because you can never have too many books!)
We love him. His remixes of sounds from popular TV shows and movies like Lord of the Rings, Fresh Prince, Up, and a Disney Princess mash-up have been played in our house dozens of times. He takes existing sounds and layers them with the sounds of drums and electronica sounds to make something… unlike anything you’ve ever heard before. He’s also launched a project called World Remix. He wants to go around the world to different cultures and record the sounds of that particular place, creating a song that reflects who they are in some way. He has one example of this up already called Kadinchey. Isn’t that beautiful?
One warning though, I wouldn’t show the videos to your toddler. They move quickly from one colorful scene to the next, and they are addicting. T1 will tell us he wants more over, and over, and over. Now we just play him the MP3s.
I decided not to renew my membership with Canon Professional Services, which I now realize was a huge mistake. One of the pins in the card slot of my dSLR ended up bent all the way down after my last wedding and so I was forced to send my beloved 5Dmkii off for repair. I was curious to find out what it was like to send it off to Canon without CPS membership, and I didn’t have any shoots scheduled between my wedding in March and my wedding in April, so I sent it off to test things out. I’ve now been without my camera for two weeks (!), and it looks like it will be close to three before I get it back. The repair cost me over $200 and I think I have to pay for shipping both ways.
CPS is definitely worth it.
Have you signed up? If not, what’s holding you back? I have a really good feeling about this round. Do it here!
I am in L-O-V-E with Instagram lately. Are you using it? I didn’t really get into it until I started a 365 photo project (it’s simple, I’m just aiming to take at least one picture a day and upload it to Instagram to document our life). I love the challenge of trying to create art with my iphone (some days I do better than others). My username is ThatWife. Here are two recent favorites:
This window washer was 30+ floors up and leaned back to give me a better shot. Those guys are amazing!