Friday, January 27, 2012

Going back to school

Yep, the Handyman and I are going back to school.   With some of our friends.

(I took a few secret snapshots of our class, of document our journey.  These are my friends)

Last night was our first  "Digital Photography" class.  Let me rephrase... that would be:  Art 149, Introduction to Digital Photography.
A  REAL  college course, complete with quizzes  (I didn't know we would have tests for heavens sake!!) and homework and  a "final",  which requires  entering two pieces of our work in an art show.
I was thinking this would be a fun, community-type of class without pressure.
The Handyman says,  "Well it should be a serious class, considering the amount of money we paid!" 
But we'll end up with a college art credit Handyman!!  It's well worth the money.  Just to be spending time with you!  (yes, I'm sucking up--in case he reads my blog)

One other exciting aspect of this class  (besides doing something fun with the Handyman) is that, half the class are friends of ours.   We did a 'couple' thing.  (and also a couple other friends who came without their spouses) 
( a couple other friends.  Funny.  Was that a pun?)

We all met for dinner before class began at  7pm.
This week it was Mexican food.

Then, because we are all old  (I say this joking)  we got tired halfway thru the class.  NOT that it wasn't exciting... IT WAS, but we are all used to going to bed at 9 and the class lasts until 10.  We had full tummys, maybe had a glass of wine or a beer with dinner, the room was warm, and the lecture rhythmic, and as I looked around--I saw sleepy eyes from all of us.
(except for the row of teenagers behind us.)

Mitzi  paying close attention.
Maybe to use for our birding weekend!
click here for birding fun--It just dawned on my that Mitzi is in all my blog posts about birds.

As is Jolina!
Birding friend.
Photography friend.
Bookclub friend.

(that's Doug there on the left)

And the Handyman  (head turned)
and Lorin.

One thing we talked about last night was the fact that Kodak filed bankruptcy yesterday.
That makes me so sad.  Why, you ask?
Besides it being one of the premeir camera/photography companies,  my grandma always called her camera, any camera,  "a kodak".
She would say,  "let me get my kodak and we'll take a picture"  (and then come out with a polaroid or something.)
I don't know why just makes me very sad.

I will keep you posted on my photgraphic journeys.  Both in class and out of it.
I'm excited!


bermudaonion said...

Yay for you and the Handyman! I NEED to take a class like that.

Karen said...

Fun, fun, fun!

Susan Lindquist said...

Wow! Soo impressed! Community college, huh? I've been trying to get into an adult education class in the town near my little hamlet ... but alas, the class is so popular that the class has been full both times that I've tried to get into the class!

Have fun!

Pierce said...

That looks like lots of fun. I am looking forward to updates. My photo skills could use some help :-)

Kate said...

Fun, fun, fun! Except for the test! I took a Digital Photography class this fall. It was a great class. (I was quiz! Of course, I took it at the junior college through their life-long learning courses...) Enjoy!!

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