1. I attached my Tamron 28 mm, 2.5ff on my D3100 today and took it for a stroll. It's a manual lens so I couldn't rely on any of the auto stuff I rely on with the lenses I use more frequently. Everything was hit or miss, for the most part -- mostly miss -- but I enjoy this lens and I like shooting manually, even if I'm lousy at it. I try to wrap my head around the light and the f stop and the shutter speed and ISO and the cool thing is that when I succeed, it feels pretty good. None of my pictures were that great, but here's one I'll post just for old time's sake.
2. MB, JH, and MM and I tried out the espresso house at Brails and it was a very relaxing place to sit and, for an hour or an hour and a half or so pretend like we are the four smartest people who ever rode tall into Dodge. It was a great time.
3. Sometimes I like to go to Billy Mac's and sit at the bar, have a few beers, eat some appetizers, and watch a ball game. I did that this evening. First I had the bbq chicken appetizer special and then I had hot shrimp. I shot the breeze a little with Derrick and John and Cathy. I enjoyed the early innings of what turned out to be the remarkable baseball game between the Nats and the Cards. I would have needed CPR if I'd stayed and watched the entire game. Holy Jack Buck! What a comeback by the Cardinals!