Vesak

Before I forget, again, I wanted to say that I got my new lens at Service Photo Supply. The staff there was really helpful and knew what they were talking about. I pretty much knew what I wanted when I went in but I still had a few questions and they were quick to answer them without trying to upsell me. They let me try out the lens for a while in the store and helped me pick out the right filters to go along with it and offered some tips for using it. I overheard one of the sales people helping a customer who was looking to buy a point and shoot camera and it was the same advice I would have offered someone.
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
Don’t forget to check out Shutter On The Street and check out last week’s photo featuring one of the breakers from the USA Break Dancers. Their high energy show is very entertaining and the athleticism of the performers is equally as impressive.

My Moo cards arrived Friday too. These are miniature versions of business cards originally intended to print pictures from your Flickr account to hand out but since I didn’t have any pictures that I really liked, I just got a text design instead. They are really too small to hand out like business cards but they are unique.

This past weekend was our disaster recovery test for work so I spent the weekend working at our office down town. It was great to be downtown again but the days went by slow. I spent Saturday afternoon getting pictures of Jerry Rowan, a juggler, and watching the last race of the Preakness from the bar at J. Pauls. I watched a bit of the O’s game too before catching Michael Rosman‘s last show and then heading home.

After work on Sunday, I had lunch with Evan Young, a juggler that has been featured on Shutter On The Street before. He has organized a charity street performing event for Memorial Day to support the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Several performers will be performing starting at 2pm to raise money for the men and women who have sacrificed for our Nation. Performing will be Jonathan Burns, Jason Moffet, and Evan Young.

Today is Vesak, a Buddhist holiday celebrating the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha. It is meant to bring our attention to the teachings of the Buddha and refocus our practice. On this day we pay homage to the Buddha for teaching us and showing us the way and we make a special effort to bring happiness to the unfortunate. In reflection of the latter of these two observances, I have made a donation in Sean’s name to the American Brain Tumor Association and an additional donation to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

Vesak

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