Chipmonks and Su Doku!
I finally got the chipmonk photographs I was hoping for. The chipmonks in the garden are too shy, but I went to the Royal Botanical Gardens and went on a woodland walk there. I sat down for a drink and all these chipmonks appeared around me. It was really amazing. I switched the camera on (with the Sigma 70-300mm lens) and tried to get some shots with the flash. That kind of gave them all red-eye, so I decided the flash was a bad idea. In the end I used ISO-200 and a shutter speed of around 1/200 seconds and the best aperture the lens would let me have. I am quite pleased with the results. I need another challenge now. :)
I went for an interview yesterday. I don't want to jinx it by posting about it here, but I find out next week if I got it or not. All I can say is that it is exactly what I am looking for and is in a great location. :)
I swapped my iPod mini, due to the scratches. I walked in with my suit and straightened my tie. I think that helped a lot. On the phone they said they were going to charge me 10% re-stocking fee. I knew if I made the effort that I could get them to swap it for free. The plan worked. :) I came back without checking it and opened it to find out they had swapped it for a white one instead of black. I don't think they will change it again, so I've decided to keep it for now. I am going to keep it covered up until they produce a proper protective seal for it.
I've started playing a new puzzle game, It is Japanese in origin and is becoming a big thing over here now (particularly for commuters). It is like a crossword puzzle but it uses the numbers 1 to 9 in a nine by nine table. Google it if you want to know a bit more about it, but it is a great game for passing the time on the train. I have bought a Su Doku book with some Very Easy and Easy level challenges. Apparently the more difficult ones can take a long time to solve and involve many layers of logical thinking! Lots of fun!
Anyway, here are the chipmonks!