March 10, 2014 at 8:57am
I woke up much much earlier than I normally due to a weird dream involving a drug bust (I was working for the DEA) at the park I grew up near.
Also, I had a wicked headache when I got up. After taking medicine, I ended up falling down a rabbit hole of recipe searching and beauty blog reading. I may or may not have bought a new makeup bag at 6am. I also wish I had a completely free day so I could make the following: butterscotch pudding, southern tiramisu, jacked-up banana bread, and salmon marinated in scotch. I’ve been avoiding alcohol for about a week due to not having the time and some awful tension headaches.
the chillest song I’ve ever heard…
This month’s nail polish: Nails Inc Porchester Square. It’s kind of lilac grey on and mimics the feel of gel nails without the UV light to treat it. So far minus one chip on my thumb, it holds up well.
I bought another polish from them that’s brighter, might paint my nails with them before I leave for Los Angeles next week. I’m going to visit my sister and her family. If you have some coffeeshops you think I should check out, send me a message.
I’ve been working on eating better over the past few months, and after a recent weigh in I was shocked to see that I actually kicked a few pounds off.
I was feeling so good about this that I tried on a dress I bought in Chicago probably about 7-8 years ago. It fit. Mind you, that was the first time I’d put it on since I was 30.
It’s been what feels like a long journey to get to the place where I can look in a mirror and like what I see.
I’m still struggling with accepting compliments at how I look. I have always been overweight, save for the time in my twenties where I chain smoked and lived off coffee mostly. I don’t recommend that lifestyle to anyone. I still wonder how I managed to make it through a day on that much caffeine.
History of Photography test #2 and the case of the broken glass
I got an A on my last test, hooray! Today I’m reviewing for our second test and though almost every photograph is something I’ve seen before, Julia Margaret Cameron and others, I have to remember all the dates. That is the hard part for me. I’m getting over my test anxiety through this class. Not to say that the anxiety is completely gone, but I’m getting better at dealing with it.
In my advanced photography class, I finally have a print or two that I’m quite proud of. As soon as I get to the scanner, I’ll be posting some of that work here. Our first assignment was detail. Due to snow, I photographed this first assignment completely in my home. It’s different for me as the beauty of the knitting project on a side table or a plant that my parents got when they first married are things that I saw through the viewfinder as beauty I wanted to share.
Some photographers have mentioned that they stick to their surroundings. Though my cul-de-sac isn’t something I want to capture, I figure my room and the comforts of home are finally things I want to share. The bummer of last week is that I broke the 4 by 5 ground glass on the back of the camera. It was easily replaced, but prevented me from shooting with my work/life schedule. I’m trying a new routine that is working better: spending the first part of the day doing the daily stuff that needs to get done like laundry and the second part of the day devoted to artistic time. So far so good.
Baby Chris Messina on Law&Order.
February 14, 2014 at 11:48pm
I survived Valentines at the restaurant. Found myself at my favorite bar where they gave me cake, chocolates, and a shot of Fernet. Love my bartenders.
For Valentines, my mom bought tickets for us to see a live Night Vale show next month. I’m so excited.
February 3, 2014 at 10:26pm
As per one of my New Years resolutions, I painted my nails last month. I forgot to take a picture of it, so here’s this month’s manicure: the glitter fade. This was done with two coats of RGB’s polish in 10 and a couple of coats of Revlon’s graffiti topcoat. As always, I use butter London’s basecoat and topcoat.