I definitely feel that I am fitting in even more at EQX, which is a shame because I will be leaving this position soon.  I can’t begin to explain how surprised I am at how much EQX has become a second home to me – and how much I will miss it when I’m gone. 

We all still feel that the Tuesday morning meetings  should be taped for an on air sitcom – our meetings are like when you get too punchy and have had too much caffeine to sit still for as long as we do.   I brought my camera today to try and capture some of the awesomeness before it’s gone.  I wanted to take some snapshots of the office and the people who make it what it is.  I’ve brought my camera to all the events I have helped out at, but I haven’t had a chance to photograph where the real action happens – hopefully I will have more time on Thursday.  

Once I got home, I realized that sitting at a desk and updating a website all day really takes its toll – I was pretty stir crazy, making me also come to the conclusion that when I try selling myself on the job market to a higher power for low pay, I’m going to really hate being at a desk.  However, that’s not for another year, so I spent the rest of the day focusing on all the things that had no basis whatsoever except being outdoors and getting in some stretch-those-legs time before school.  By then, the only stretching I’ll be doing is lugging 20 pounds worth of textbooks up and down flights of stairs and across campus – not quite the same thing. 

I decided that the best way to capture a few last days of summer was to literally capture them with my camera.  It’s been a while since I did some nature photos and experimented with the power of the lens.  I did the best thing I could think of – I took an hour and walked around my yard, up and down my dirt road a little ways, and wondered over to the pond, snapping pictures up close, far away, and using whatever settings I could think of on my camera to change things up a bit.  I’m pretty sucky when it comes to photography, which is why I thank the stars (and my dad and sister) for a camera that can compensate for my effortlessly and eternally flawed sense of beauty.  Don’t get me wrong, once in a while I actually managed to trap down something good between the shutters, but I guarantee it’s sheer luck. 

After that I still had some school work things to take care of and both my sister and dad were home in time for dinner, which is a rare occasion.  Unfortunately, our movie choice didn’t reflect the rest of my well-aimed day.  We watched The Informant, one of my birthday presents…….ech.  That’s all I can say really.  It was a good two hours of agonizing boredom – if you’ve already seen this film, you either have a lot more patience and understanding then me or you were unknowingly conned into watching it – either way, I’m sorry.  If you haven’t seen it – keep it that way.

Thankfully, we had something to make the evening better –  new episodes of Warehouse 13!!!!  This show took a while to get off the ground and I honestly believe that if Allison Scaglotti hadn’t joined the team as Claudia Donovan, this show might never have made it anywhere past a first season.  It’s still got its moments where I doubt, but for the most part I am entertained (again, mostly because of Scaglotti’s sense of humor).  We had missed last week’s episode and caught up, as well as seeing the newest episode.  I have to say, I didn’t like “Around The Bend” that much.  It was annoying how they tried to split up the team and I felt bad for Pete getting the wrong end of the artifact.  On a happier note though, I loved the music that they used while Pete was gearing up to take off on his own.  It fit really well and didn’t dissolve into the background too quickly.  It’s a little slow at the beginning, but I like the girl’s voice when it speeds up – check it out:

The latest episode, “For The Team,” was better because Claudia finally got her shot as a field agent (yay!  Waiting forever for that to happen!), but also disappointing because it looks like the character H.G Wells will be making a lot more appearances and possibly become a team member.  It bugs me because they have the perfect number right now – if they add another female lead character, I think it will significantly unbalance the show.  Oh well, I’m not getting paid the big bucks (or any bucks for that matter).  Alas, another week until the new episode – which looks really fun, so can’t wait!

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