Monday, April 30, 2012

First Post

I finally did it.  I have started a blog.  Honestly, it was time.  If you ask my friends they'll tell you that nearly every third sentence out of my mouth sounds something like, " I saw on a blog...."  Also, in the interest of full disclosure, I have been known to describe some of the bloggers I read daily as "friends."

So here goes nothing.

My husband and I recently purchased our very first DSLR camera (AKA, a nice one that makes me look like I know what I'm doing).  Here's hoping I can figure out the thing out so I can actually document some of the goings on here in noob-land.  Oh yeah, I guess I should also take a quick sec to explain "noob."  One of my favorite YouTubers, Arturo Trejo, brought the term to my attention.  It's a nerdy, World of Warcraft term that means "newbie."  It's now one of my favorite words and describes pretty much all of my endeavors---hence "Pardon the Noob."

I will leave you with photographic evidence that in addition to learning that the fancy camera I bought is called a DSLR, I also learned a little bit about aperture.

There you have it, my friends.  Two loves: aperture (ahh, the blurry background is so nice) and the first peony blooms on a bush that I planted in the fall of 2010.  I'm sure I'm not the first person to say this, but gardening and patience go hand-in-hand.  Waiting two years for a couple blooms on a bush= good times.