Friday, October 27, 2006

Jessica & John...

Oh my, what a wedding! We just delivered their album last night, so we got to remind ourselves of just how much fun this day was. Their reception was one of the biggest all-out parties we've been to. There was dancing, there was laughing, there was pantsless dancing, there was more laughing! Great couple, great time, that's all I've got to say!

Teresa & Gary...

Two of the absolute nicest people you could ever want to meet. We had such a fun time at their wedding! Funny thing is...we didn't realize until we were at the wedding that they live just down the street from us in the next subdivision over!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Jamie & Matt...

You know, sometimes I wonder if I sound like a broken record when I keep posting 'great wedding'. Naaaaahhhhh!! Once again, we had a blast and got some fantastic photos. This was our second trip to this venue, and we love shooting there. Jamie & Matt had originally planned for this wedding to be outside, but they did a great job of rolling with the punches when it poured for pretty much the entire day. The wedding was inside and went off without a hitch!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Am I a Geek?

I think I can safely say that the answer to that is a resounding YES!! So we've been kicking around the idea of upgrading our main computer system in preparation for the next generation of Windows coming out (I've been running Vista RC-1 on my laptop for a few weeks now). Fry's had a good sale, and we decided to jump on it. So I'm talking with the salesguy, and he's hounding me and hounding me about the extended warranty program, and how it protects against this and that and it's really a great deal. I told him no at least three times. He actually started getting kind of pissy with me because I wasn't going to "take advantage of this great deal". Finally I told him, "Look, in two hours I'll have voided pretty much every warranty this thing has. I'm going to take it home, change out the power supply, add two more hard drives to it, change the video card, repartition the C:\ drive, and install a beta-level operating system." His response, "oh." It's like look, skippy, I'm in IT, I know what the heck I'm doing, and I know the guts of a computer probably as well as you do.

I love talking with other computer guys, whether I'm buying a system or component or just out shooting the bull, but what bugs the snot out of me more than anything is when someone won't take no for an answer. Telemarketers are another example. I know they're just doing a job, and I can respect that; everybody's got to earn a living. So I don't get rude or angry with them. As soon as I answer the phone and I realize it's a telemarketer, I just ask them to hang on a second, and put the phone down...for five or ten minutes. They get their bonus for keeping a caller for umpteen minutes, and I don't have to listen to them. When I hear the wa-wa-wa of the busy signal when the line goes dead, I hang it up. :-)