Blogging from Boise

Good heavens it's been a long time since I've blogged. I kind of got a little wrapped up with all of the stuff going on, between the banking (see the last post for a rather long and tedious explanation, more has happened since on that matter, but I've come to the realization that no one really cares about my troubles with Wells Fargo). I've also been installing a new shower in our house, and typically to a DIY project it has taken far longer than it should have, but c'est la vie.

Ruth and I are in Boise, ID for the weekend for one of her dollhouse shows. It gives her a chance to sell her stuff in person rather than just online, and to see her dad, who lives nearby. As for me I just love to get out and do something. Besides Boise is actually a pretty neat city with a lot to do for a city of this size.

Time for a confession. I think I'm becoming addicted to camera gear in the same way that I'm addicted to gadgets. Yesterday I spent way to much on some new kit for my Nikon. I went to Idaho Camera (the one on Vista if anyone cares)--just to look around mind you--and in the process of looking thought to myself "I'm here, I might as well ask some questions." There was a very nice young woman there who was very helpful and knew what she was talking about (thanks Charissa, if you ever read this). It was really nice to find a camera person that wasn't either an idiot, trying to sell me gear I don't want/need or a guy who knows everything about cameras, so much so, that he can't be bothered to deal with a newbie like me with my beginner's questions. So after spending an hour talking to saleswoman, buying a monopod, leaving, then taking Ruth back later (she is really good about understanding what I'm doing when I "just look around" in a store and encouraging me to quit agonizing and just buy the darn thing already.) After the second trip I wound up spending a fair amount of money, but I have high hopes for my shiny new fish-eye lens, and I'll be posting some of the pics taken with it here in the near future.

One last note about Boise, the Bombay Grill downtown has some of the best Indian food that I've eaten. If you're eating out in Boise go there, you won't regret it. But do take some Tums with you, it is Indian after all.