It’s been a while since I went out for a first-to-find run.
So when three new ones popped up in the area — all within 7 or 8 miles — in the early evening, I was tempted. Still, going out on a FTF run by myself isn’t always the most fun thing in the world. So, I put it aside and figured maybe I’d hit them later in the week.
Then I got a message from Craig of Team-Ducky, who noted that he might be willing to head over and join me for the hunts. A self-professed FTF hound, it didn’t shock me that he was willing to travel the 20-25 minutes over as he’s gone distances a lot longer.
It was a nice evening, so I figured what the heck.
Thirty-five minutes later or so, we were off and searching.
The first one didn’t take too long. It was a micro and a park-and-grab. A good hide. Same with the second one. The third one was a little tougher, especially with the mosquitoes humming away. Soon, the smaller lock-n-lock container was in hand and we signed away.
I haven’t done a lot of caching recently. Heck, outside of July, I haven’t done a lot of caching at all. There are a bunch of local caches I haven’t found yet, so it’s probably time to try and grab them and scratch them off the list.
It only took about an hour total to get them, so it was a nice getaway for a little while.
Processing photos is a long, well, process.
I shot a wedding a couple weeks ago and I am about halfway through the images. I usually just give the couple a CD with all the processed images, so it’s easy in that regard that I don’t have to do proofs and prints. Still, it’s a long, drawn-out process as you want to make the photos look as good as you can for the couple.
It’s probably why I don’t do weddings often.
Still, I love looking through these images. I’m really happy with the photos I got and I hope the couple is as well. There’s some really cool moments captured.
It would appear that I didn’t get the gig I had hoped I would have a shot at. A recent interview, which I thought went so-so, didn’t end up going anywhere. I figured because I hadn’t heard back at all in a while that I wasn’t moving on in the process.
I’ve received word that the position has been filled, but I haven’t heard officially. Hopefully I’ll get some word to make it official as I always hold out hope that I have a chance until I get that official note.
I’ve been peeking at my baseball cards recently. Part of the reason is I plan on giving some of those that I have doubles of (autographs, game-used) away in upcoming contests.
I was also looking to see about landing some reprints of any cards for players I am writing about for the HooHaa 9.
That also gave me a chance to check out some of the players I collect and made me realize that I am still missing a handful of cards for each person. Of course, at this moment, I won’t be purchasing cards. But it’s nice to know I can work on getting the list so once I’m gainfully employed again, I can hit up a show, eBay or Beckett and try and get the final cards.
Speaking of contests, the next one will be announced this Sunday. Make sure you check it out and enter!
Our softball team party is this weekend.
Being we won our second straight championship this year, we opted to get championship shirts. They are supposed to be in by Friday, which is good. I can then collect the money from the guys and send the payment. But it will be nice to get everyone the shirt. It’s kind of like our “ring ceremony.”
The front of the shirt won’t be fully covered by the above graphic. Instead, it will be a little smaller, centered in the middle of the chest.
The back of the shirt will have the info. I went through different things with this. Originally, I had the back-to-back part up top. I also had records, which looked out of place (for the record, we were 16-2 in 2010 and 19-2 in 2011).
The roster is the 2011 roster. I probably could have (and maybe should have) added the few people who played for the 2010 team and didn’t play this year (especially being it’s not like they played elsewhere. Two moved away and two just didn’t play). Alas, that would have made for some confusing spacing. I could have probably done something, but it’s too late now as it’s printing. I didn’t actually think about that until writing this post, however.
That being said, there were some changes this year with a second sponsor and everything else. So it’s all good how it came out. I’m happy with the shirts. If we three-peat next year, I’ll make sure everyone from the past three years are on the shirts. Nothing will be guaranteed, however, as we had some stiff competition in the finals and expect we’ll be seeing that team next year along the lines, too. Also, there were some good, young teams, so hopefully the league will keep getting stronger and stronger.
Either way, I’ll look forward to having these shirts at the team party this weekend in our final celebration of 2011.
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