You know you've spent too long on Flickr when you you're at a party in your dreams and bump into one of your Flickr contacts from the other side of the world. I sent her FlickrMail about it - fortunately she didn't think it was creepy (I didn't promise I wasn't stalking her in my dreams). :-)
My new lens, with its wider apperture, takes sharp photos with the background blurred out nicely. But now it seems that some attention to what is in the background woud be a good idea: photos from the nursery on Sunday look good at first glance, but they have distracting things in the background (a nursery gets a bit busy/cluttered). Perhaps a visit to the Tulip Festival is in order this year (14/Sep - 11/Oct).
Last week I spent six minutes on a phone call answering a survey about the customer service experience I had when calling American Express. The call, which I initially didn't remember making becaue it was so short, was simply to activate a new card. On a scale of 1 to 5, I would rate American Express as having good customer service, but a lousy approach to collecting customer feedback. They should advise their research company of the type of call and tailor the questions accordingly.