Cooking Play
Anything Else from the Kitchen, Ma'am? -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 17mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1000 — full exif
Anything Else from the Kitchen, Ma'am?

Sigh, my MacBook died today, which means that I have to edit stuff with my PC. I like using the PC and its big screen for photo work, but Windows is excruciating for anything else, like writing a blog post. Being forced to use Windows for something like this feels as satisfying as eating a fresh carrot without teeth, so I'll be sticking with simple posts until I get it fixed...

Anthony had a friend, Monet, over to play for a short time yesterday. (Monet was featured last year in this post.) They did “cooking play.”

Along with the policeman's uniform that Anthony got from his Aunt Marci and Uncle Marty, he also got the Chef outfit you see here. At first, Monet was the customer, and Anthony the chef. Their role playing was quite detailed, with Anthony using the more formal and deferential speech of one in the service industry. At least, he used what he thought passed for that. It was quite cute.

George the monkey was Monet's baby, who ordered the kid's plate.

Then they switched places, and I got Monet all dressed up in the Chef's outfit. However, Anthony noticed that I forgot an important component of the ensemble...

A Chef's Hat Should be Puffy -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 40mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1000 — full exif
A Chef's Hat Should be Puffy
A Chef Working Her Craft -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/90 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1000 — full exif
A Chef Working Her Craft
What Shall We Order? -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 20mm — 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1000 — full exif
What Shall We Order?
Silly Play -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/90 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1000 — full exif
Silly Play
Unattended -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 28mm — 1/80 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1000 — full exif
Unattended

All 5 comments so far, oldest first...

I’m glad he likes the outfits. They both look so cute!

— comment by Marcina on January 21st, 2008 at 1:06am JST (9 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Japan certainly seems to produce exceptionally beautiful children.

— comment by Grandma Friedl on January 21st, 2008 at 1:07am JST (9 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

True, Mom, but so does Laguna Hills, California.

— comment by Michael Friedl on January 22nd, 2008 at 5:19am JST (9 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Hey there,
I like your blog as I’m also into computers and photography (but no kids of my own)

Question – why is writing a blog on PC painful? It seems it’s such a basic activity – how is a word processor different between ANY computers? For what it’s worth I can’t stand Macs (or anything Apple does software-wise as I learned after dealing with Itunes) but I don’t think I would mind writing a blog on a Mac.

I’ve been using Unix since 1981, and I feel comfortable in its “don’t get in the user’s way” attitude. Windows, on the other hand, dumbs down the UI in ways that creates limitations for the technically-proficient user, such as a relative lack of keyboard shortcuts. I much prefer to use the keyboard over the mouse when editing text, and when I can, I will be faster and more efficient than any mouse-bound user.

More specific to the case at hand, I write my blog on a server located 5,000 miles away, so when I’m at home, I’m merely connecting via a terminal window. I’ve yet to find a terminal program for Windows that allows me to use all the keyboard sequences I’m used to. At this point, I figure that Windows simply doesn’t support them. Hence, I’m hobbled even when just passing through. —Jeffrey

— comment by vic on January 22nd, 2008 at 8:23am JST (9 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Ahh, ok, that makes sense. It’s really not the text editor but a terminal program that you aren’t happy with.

On a separate note – have you seen my comment regarding the Tamron 17-50 vs Nikon 17-55 lenses? I may have either not posted it correctly or missed your reply. (would have emailed you about it but only found this forum as a way of contacting you).

Thanks, Vic

— comment by vic on January 23rd, 2008 at 11:46pm JST (9 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink
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