Friday, December 27, 2002

I got a $50 Gift Certificate to Galyan's from Maria's grandparents. (Thanks so much guys!) I went to Galyan's on my lunch break and bought this pack:

The North Face Wombat

I bought it to use with my Nikon 775 Digital Camera and the wide angle and telephoto lenses I just bought on Ebay. I can pack them in this daypack, along with any other stuff I need, and go for a day long hike.. Woohoo!

I just found the daypack online for about $11 less than at Galyan's. I called and asked if they will pricematch an online price, such as at, and they will! They have a 110% price guarantee. So instead of $58, i'll pay closer to $40 (after i go and have the difference refunded).. Feels good to get a bargain!
This is my first Photograph of the day. I took this photo on the campus of St. John's University in Collegeville, MN. There's an old abandonded church on the opposite side of a small lake on campus, and this flower was in the tall grass next to that church. I did some modifications in Photoshop (as you can tell), and was quite happy with the outcome. Let me know what you think!

This is my first entry on the Anderson Family Web Log! I've been fascinated with this web logging phenomenon ever since I discovered it a few months ago. I decided it was time that I create my own log for my extended family and start talking about some of the things that are going on in our lives. It is my hope that it can become a chronicle of what it means to be an Anderson, and a tribute to the importance of family. I'll be talking about a bunch of things on here including family, posting my favorite picture of the day/week (photography is my newest obsession), talking about my life with my wife Maria, Politics and any number of other assorted things.

So, to start out, I thought I'd give you some links to some of my favorite websites:

My Ebay Auctions: I've become obsessed with Ebay in the past few months, I love it for selling and buying things. I'm making enough to pay for my car every month! A great site for finding deals on everything you need. My most recent find was my HP 7350 photosmart printer. It is normally $199.99 at most stores, I got it for $129.99 at Office Max, with a $40 Gift Certificate. And it prints like a dream!

Real Clear Poliitics dot Com: A great site for finding out what all the political pundits are saying.

The Mirror Project: A really fun and addicting website where you can upload pictures you have taken of yourself in reflecting objects.

That's enough for now. Thanks for reading my log, and I can't wait to tell you more! Time to work !