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I consider myself a serious hobbyist photographer living in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. So what does a "Serious Hobbyist Photographer" do? Well I have a day job and as I approach retirement I plan to fill the free hours pursuing a vocation that I enjoy. One of those things is taking pictures. I have been into photography for a number of years, shooting mostly landscapes, artistic photography, sporting events, family and travel. All of which I still do. I shoot both film and digital, but now prefer to use digital due the flexibility it offers. I have also taken a number of photographic and Photoshop courses so I can edit, to a certain degree, the pictures I take and can produce a quality image for portfolio or print. I love shooting different things and am up to just about any challenge. I am always looking for models who are looking to expand their portfolios and help me in expanding mine. If you are a model and would like some shots taken. I am available to TFP/TFCD work. Just drop me a line with your ideas and I will try to accommodate them. I have a number of ideas that I would like to try and am n search of some adventurous spirits to assist me. I am willing to travel within reason and frequently do so to various cities throughout Ontario and the world. Check my calendar to see if I am in your area. I try to post where I will be for longer periods as they come up. Thanks for checking out my Blog, Bill

The Weekend is Here! Yahoo!

Well the weekend is here and time to relax…a little at least. Tomorrow we take our bounding Buddy Buddyiconback to his Breeder’s for a family reunion. If it goes as the last couple of years there will be a conglomeration of Golden Retrievers all in one location. You can check out what previous reunions were like at Pat and Tom’s site. Visit Acacia Gold Kennels.

On another note as you can see by the fact that I am posting again, I managed to get the Firewall sorted out. I have to admit that the way that this version upgraded is nowhere like what it was with other versions. There were troubles with the retention of commands and I had to re-enter them a number of times before they stick. I hope that they correct this soon.


Configuring a Firewall

Configuring a Firewall has been a bit of a nightmare today. I just updated the Firewall on my PC and it has been a bit of a pain. The application defaulted all the accesses to denied and when I tried to reset them it became a bit of a cluster F#$#$% as you may have figured.

Don’t you just love upgrades.


The Soggy Doggy Bloggy

Today it poured outside and I stepped out onto the porch to watch the rain come down. Of course there is nowhere that I can go where Buddy does not want to come. Buddypaint

As I was standing in the shelter of the porch, he of course decides that it is time for him to get a little running in and promptly raced down the stairs to the lawn and start to chase his tail. Considering that it was raining “Cats and Dogs” he of course got soaked, hence the title of todays Blog. The tail of the Soggy Doggy Bloggy. I like the name so much I may just rename this Blog that.

Aside from chasing his tail he decided that, hey since I am already wet and running around on the grass why not run up the stairs and jump on my master. Well that is just what he did…at least for the first circuit of his race up and down the stairs.

Speaking of Dogs. I said that I would get back to a review of the movie that we went to see. “Must Love Dogs”. I like both John Cusak and Diane Lane and have watched many movies starring each of them. I found the movie quite enjoyable despite it being a “Chick Flick”. John Cusak plays Jake Anderson, a divorced rowing scull builder whose buddy responds to an add for (Diane Lane’s character Sarah Nolan by her sister Carol, played by Elizabeth Perkins. Silliness ensues and Cusak is taken by the freshness of Lane’s voluptuousness in the description.

Though neither expect to have a night of passion, the trials and tribulations that are experienced during the hunt for condoms is quite humourous.

As with all movies of this genre they main characters get together and live happily ever after.

What can I say it is a Chick Flick(Click for definition). I can catagorically state this because of all the people in the theater that went to see the film at the same time as Karin and I, there were only 5 guys at the movie and I was one of them.

Next time, an “Arnie Schwartzenager” crash bang smash-em-up movie for me.

Dinner and a Movie

Today was a special day. I treated my special girl to a day at the spa followed by dinner and a movie. I had to suffer through a chick-flick but since my sweetie was there it was okay. I will write a bit of a review of it tomorrow.

Amaryllis (Trans)Just a litte bouquet of flowers for my sweetie. Time to go and sign off for the night as all I was doing was shutting down this infernal contraption and joining her.


Waterlogged and Tired Out

The adventure to the water slide was wet and tiring. Between the slide, the pool, the sauna, the hot tub and the water park we thoroughly got soaked and totally exhausted.

Buddy and I went for a little stroll around the neighbourhood this morning and as he usually does meets all kinds of interesting people and critters. We attribute much of Buddy’s mannerisms to those like Louie in Overboard. He has this fixation on squirrels and today was like any other day was one where he tried to capture the furry little creature practically pulling my arm out of its’ socket.

Hopefully tomorrow will be different.

Until then. Ciau!

A New day and another adventure

Heather has managed to convince me that we should go to a water park for the afternoon. So I have given in…but truthfully I want to go myself.

This morning I finished Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Don’t worry I will not spoil it for anyone but will say that it was and interesting read. Now Karin and I can speculate what will happen in the next adventure of Mr. Potter.