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12-27-2014, 12:44 PM - 1 Like   #13111
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Nope, sweet potatoes.
Mmmmmmmmm. Fried sweet potatoes.

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Is there anything better?

A nice juicy steak, grilled to perfection, baked potato, some green beans, and a very frosty glass of your favorite adult malted beverage.

The perfect meal.
More beer, less steak! I can get behind a good baked potato though.
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:P

Lipstick? Uh, soon. If I decide to keep it I'm going to bling it all up just to drive you guys crazy, lol. But believe it or not I'm actually not sure I'm keeping it. You know it's a great camera and there's a lot to love about it, but yesterday's playtime left my arms and my hands really sore. For some reason the locations of some of the buttons on the K5II, the mold of the grip, it is just a bit tough on my hands and arms. In terms of what it can do I really like it, but in terms of the ergonomics thing it may not be the best camera for me. It might be a bit too big for me. I feel like a little kid pianist trying to play a Baby Grand. It's like I can barely stretch to feel the keyboard.

My hands are very, very small and arthritic besides. I have tendon and arthritis issues because of the autoimmune thing. Something about the design of the K5II is just making my hands ache after use and I can feel it in my arms and shoulders too after. I don't think it's that much heavier than the K-30's but it sure feels a lot different to me. I can definitely feel the weight of it when I use it. I'm going to give it a week or two and see but if I can't get used to it and it's going to bother me like this using it all the time I may just flip it with the 18-55WR I have, get my $$$ back, and keep the lenses I got with. That was the main reason I went for it. The K5II was just a bonus really. I really wanted that 18-135WR and the DA 50 and it was too good of a deal I thought to pass it up.

I kind of hate to give it up though. Less than 2100 clicks? It's practically brand new and it looks it too. The guy that had it? He must have really babied it. There's not a mark on it that I can see. It still looks like it just came out of the factory...
Practice with it. See if you can get used to it before you give it up so quickly. Maybe a grip (even though it is more weight) would help the way you hold it?

Or... Carry a K3 w/ DA 300* + 1.4 HD for a few hours. You'll appreciate just how light the K5II is.
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Here we have 11°C. Today there are clouds, but for Christmass day it was all suny. Still I agree it start to be a bit cold

But we can see the moutains being full of snow ! Ski season started !

I live in Antibes, near Nice in France...


No worries, here it is predicted to be 41C on the coming Saturday. One day about 10 months ago it was predicted to be 46C, but only made it to about45.3C - still warm.

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73F now. 45F by tonight.
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31 today and tomorrow, 36 and 39 by the end of the week.
We generally have to wait until late January for the 40s.
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Thanks, will be driving through about the end of the week.
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73F now. 45F by tonight.
45? Oh the horror! Make sure you bundle up if you go out. Down parka, scarf, mittens, the works. We'd hate to hear you ended up in hospital with frostbite.

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45? Oh the horror! Make sure you bundle up if you go out. Down parka, scarf, mittens, the works. We'd hate to hear you ended up in hospital with frostbite.
45F is pretty cold for me. You should come here in the summer. 100F+ with 100% humidity and no rain. I prefer hotter weather.
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We frequently get over 100 here, but drier though. Rarely over about 85% humidity in the Summer.
I have been to Texas multiple times. One occasion was San Antonio in July and August. I've been less wet in the shower than from the humidity there.
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When you are not used to it 45 degree weather can be darned cold, particularly when it's damp but your body will adjust to it so long as you're not talking about real extremes. I used to live in NYC and for a while there I thought nothing of going out in the cold till it hit like -10. After living down here it took me a few years of living there to get like that but after a while I'd be walking all over NYC in the dead of Winter, in a light coat and I wasn't cold much at all. Then I come back down here again, spend 5 years where the coldest it ever gets is about 45 degrees and where most of the year it's a broiling 90 plus and 95% humidity and when I go off to Northern CA in November to see if I want to move and go to school there it's 45-50 and rainy the whole time and I thought I was like to DIE the first month or so.

Give me six months and I'm used to it and that's feeling pretty good to me and I'm walking all over in a denim jacket not cold at all. My body hates heat and sun actually so 60's that's more what I like. But when I go somewhere and I'm not used to it and it's colder? I will shiver my arse off until my body gets used to it. It's like my blood starts to thin out the minute I start living too far under the Mason Dixon line. I go anywhere above it and I have to recondition it for a while. I'd rather be cold than hot though. Adding layers, that's easy. But it's sheer torture I think when you have taken off all you can, the A/C's on and you're still steaming hot...
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No worries, here it is predicted to be 41C on the coming Saturday. One day about 10 months ago it was predicted to be 46C, but only made it to about45.3C - still warm.
Haha I think I prefer 11C !
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And you call yourself norsk!
Barely. Winter is evil. Pure evil.
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Average temperature, Cape Dorset, Nunavut ~ 6.5C/43.7F in August, 2014. Internal temperature of an Iglooviuq ~ 60F. Basically, it was warmer in an snow shelter in the Winter than in a skin tent in the Summer. I cannot imagine the discomfort of skin clothing in the wet, mid-seasons.
(A couple of other interesting stats; melting point of Mrs. jac ~ 70F. Irritation point anywhere between -40C/-40F & 40C/104F.)
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I need it to be between 70 and 80 year round.
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