Saturday, January 24, 2009

Status of Me

I am explaining, just in case someone is curious, why I haven't blogged lately.

I've been pretty busy with work and don't have as much free time as I need to fit in blogging. This will change pretty soon and I'll be back at the freetime keyboard.

I've been trying to take photos of my daughter's cockatiel for a couple months now. I've probably taken 50 photos of him. They are never very good. He is almost always in motion. He is not interested in posing. His gray color mushes into his normal backgrounds.

Out of all those photos, this is the best. I think I'll try to put him in front of something colorful that will help his shape stand out. In this photo, I blurred the background which helped him show up better. His name is Milo and he's a nice little bird. He spends lots of time out of his cage, sitting on someone's shoulder.


Matt_J said...

The story I heard was that you wiped out on some oatmeal. Hope you get well soon.

rigtenzin said...

I'm fine. I didn't crash or anything, but the ice has been pretty treacherous compared to recent past winters.

Richard Pope said...

Hello 3 speeder
I came across your blog while reading comments on Ian Hibell, an English rider extrordinaire who was killed in a car accident last summer. That is not what I want to comment on though. I read of your problems with your SA 3 speed and it slipping in the dropouts. Nearly 40 years ago I worked for Raleigh Bicycles and did a lot of assembly and overhauls of SA hubs and the problem you describe was more often than not either a bent axel or non-aligned dropouts. The non-turn washers were always a standard item so it is interesting to see they are still available. Maybe this will help.


Richard P.

lemmiwinks said...

Come back rigtenzin, all is forgiven!

Jim Thill said...

Are you mad about all those mean things I said about you?