Merry Christmas everyone!
It was a nice Christmas Eve around here. Dad and Mom had it off. Mom invited some of our friends for lunch at Alexander’s where we discussed politics. After that we wandered in and out of some stores. Oliver found a Lego Batman movie. After that we went over to Uncle Lee and Aunt Brittany’s place.
Aunt Brittany made the Christmas lasagna and we watched Oliver’s movie. Uncle Lee gave me my yearly threat when I had seconds of lasagna. He wasn’t isn a sharing mood.
After heading home and getting some sleep, we opened some gifts today.
Mom and Dad gave me a new Asus MeMo Pad 7 which kind of blew me away.
Oliver gave me a Bluetooth keyboard, stand, and stylus. Since they know me so well, Dad gave me a cool retro case that looks like a real manilla envelope.
Mom gave me a VIA Rail laptop bag that will hold my laptop and my tablet. Inside was drafting notebook. Dad calls it a murse. Of course Dad would but I like it.
Mom (who is currently my favourite parent) also gave me a massive can of Pepsi and a cool looking Pepsi t-shirt. Don’t laugh, some of us like Pepsi. Now I can wear some Pepsi as well as drink it. Life is good and oh, so refreshing.
Dad isn’t all bad, he shocked me and gave me a Pentax 35mm f2.4 lens.
I have wanted this lens ever since I got my camera. I was saving up for it but I definitely didn’t expect to get it for Christmas. Here is why it is awesome.
The smc PENTAX DA L 35mm F2.4 AL has a fast F2.4 maximum aperture for handheld photography in low lighting and depth of field flexibility. It is built with a highly lightweight design for improved comfort and portability. PENTAX Super Protect coating helps repel dust, water, and grease, making the lens easier to clean. An aspherical lens element helps to compensate for spherical aberration to maximize image quality. Equivalent to 53.5mm in the 35mm format. Developed specifically for PENTAX digital SLR cameras.
Santa Claus gave me a Canon tripod while Maggi gave me the manly version of the photography gloves we gave Mom. So yeah, now I need to get out and take some photos.
Oliver gave me Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale and Santa gave me a Pentax 200mm f4 prime lens which should be awesome. They also tossed in some photography gloves which are almost a need in our weather. In case I need to go out at night, I was given a compact red Maven Police Security flashlight. 130 lumens should be enough to blind anyone who is out at night. You’ve been warned.
Dad was in a giving spirit. He gave Mom a Sigma Art 19mm f2.4 lens and Oliver a Nikon Coolpix S31 camera so that means all of us got some new photo gear to explore tomorrow.
Tomorrow after a big breakfast we are headed downtown to take some shots of what should be a totally empty downtown core, River Landing, and Meewasin Trail. Then I will help Mom and Dad make Christmas dinner. I’ll post some photos to Flickr tomorrow so you can check out the lenses and also what life was like around here.
Have a great Christmas everyone!