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 I really want to go beyond these videos, but the next piece of equipment I pick up will be audio, not visual. I should be able to order a tripod for my cell phone next week.  Then I'll need to pick up some lights.

t I need to extend my equipment. The next piece I pick up, however, will be audio, not visual.
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Because I've been in a better mood, I decided to take up some hobby. Initially, I thought this should be some sort of crafting, but I realized that my poor coordination would not permit good quality items and baking is just too expensive for me right now.  I decided to delve back into video gaming, specifically mobile gaming and see if I could make a few videos.  (This may or may not have been driven by my housemate's incessant need to watch game videos.)

At some point, I decided I wanted to do more than screen recording, so I thought getting a  digital camera with recording capability might be a good idea. I used some of the money my father gave me for Christmas and picked up the Jazz DV140 at Wal-Mart.  Well, for playing around it works fine, but I've found out my Windows tablet and my cell phone have much better cameras, even with the front facing option.  (It does not have very good reviews, but it does function as a camera.)  In any case, it will still work fine for me to learn the basics of working with a digital camera, even if the highest resolution it can capture is 640 x 480.

For the moment, I don't know what to talk about. Since I've had more energy I've been turning to various projects, including advancing the e-book I was working on. (I may just give up on it on some point and put it on Google Play and Amazon.  I don't have high hopes for it in the first place. it was an extension of what I did for Letters for My Sisters.

In any case, I took a shower this afternoon, and gave the problem of a decent tripod for my camera some thought.  I hit upon the idea of using the housemate's music stand, an option which I had considered before. This stand caused me to think about the adjustable music stands that I had once use, and I remembered that I actually had one in a trumpet case.   I took it out, tried shooting a video with it, and it worked just fine.

Now, it seems that if I want to record myself talking, I'll at least have that option until I can afford better equipment.

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for the start of ISU Con tonight!
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 I spent the day playing in one Werewolf: the Apocalypse and one Vampire: the Requiem live action rople playing session. These games seem to be less PvP-oriented than similar games I've played in the past, which suits me well. I did not care for the player versus player modes in WoW, Everquest, or World of Warcraft.

Now, there was not anything of note that took place during these sessions that would be of interest to non-gamers. A good time was had by all, no one was accidentally outed, and a few snacks were brought in for people's February birthdays.  I even had a chance to experience some schadenfruede, although  I can't help but feel guilty about it at the same time.

After the games ended, the group stopped at Denny's and discussions continued.  (Purely by accident I ended up at one of the perfect dining spots for a left-handed person .)

All of this interests no one, and I will not explain why I experienced schadenfreude. The point is i got home at 2 a.m.  I was, at least before, a night owl by nature. Late nights do not bother me.  I crawled into my bed and managed to get to sleep without any sleep aids. I repeated the wake-up, sleep, wake-up, sleep pattern that has become common for me and found I rolled out of bed just before 2 p.m.  

Now, I'm just wondering if taking a shower is actually worth it. I could go out to play board games at the local gaming shop/pizza store,  or I could forgo showering and go back to bed.  


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