Monday, September 13, 2010

Check out my new blog

I've started a new blog which I might just update more often so check me out over there:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Whew, glad it's summer! Oh wait, it's almost over....

Yep, it's true. The summer is almost over (by the Labor Day deadline that most people go by) and to me I feel as though I finally have some time to enjoy it! I tried to squeeze in the summertime activities of the Ohio State Fair and Irish Fest and now am trying to get in as many pool days as possible!

If I keep up with this blog, be warned I might use it to showcase my photography practice shots. Just a warning....we'll see if i update this more often than I have been! Hope everyone is having a good summer : )

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I can do that!

I've been known to see anything creative and think "Oh, I can do THAT!" Sometimes it's true and other times, well, let's just say buying whatever "that" is would be better than my creation.

A few weeks ago I talked to a real estate agent/sports photographer and got inspired to really make a go at being a photographer. I love taking photos and like sports so of course I could do THAT. In my inspired state I sent off an e-mail to a company looking for a race photographer and what do you know, they e-mailed me back. The big question now is, can I do THAT? We'll see. It's only an e-mail and not a paid gig just yet but we'll see how this goes!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Turn the other cheek....errr door

I am beginning to think my car is a magnet for accidents. Two years ago my car had so much damage from the wind storm (namely from shingles flying off of a friend's condo development's roofs) that my whole got repainted! Woo Hoo! I thought I had that made. A four or five-year-old car that looks brand new! It was nice while it lasted but perhaps its extra shine has attracted other cars to back into it while its parked! Just as I am about ready to take my car in to get the doors repainted from a nice gentleman in the Wendy's parking backing up into my car while I stood next to it, someone backs into the other side of my car last night! What are the odds.... Here's to another fun adventure of getting quotes on the repair and all that. Maybe I'll get fun rental car to drive!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Book review: After the Hangover: The Conservatives' Road to Recovery

I finished my latest book for the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze program After the Hangover: The Conservatives' Road to Recovery by R. Emmett Tyrell, Jr. I thought it would be an interesting read but not so much. Interesting yes, but I literally needed to use my dictionary for almost every page! I learned a little history on the conservative movement and an insight into the 2008 election which was cool. Plus, it talked about how the conservative movement has been declared "dead" many times and keeps coming back and sometimes stronger than ever. Another insight was how inaccurate information that is repeated over and over in the media becomes seemingly accurate as the years go on and it isn't corrected.

Learning about the history and insights into modern politics was interesting but I just couldn't get past the high vocabulary. I'm sure Tyrell fans will love the book, but for a "newbie" it's too much effort to pull out the dictionary for literally every page of the book (for example, "Goldberg joined that lugubrious cadre," "there was less bonhomie among conservatives" and "she suffered an abrupt detumescense.")

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book through the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze program.

I received a free copy of this book through the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze program.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Kicking it up a notch

Isn't it funny how we all get inspired to finish home improvement projects when we have guests coming to visit? Or, maybe it's wanting to finish these projects is what invites the guest to come in the first place? Whatever it is, let's just say inspiration struck tonight as I completed round one of painting my entryway. The idea has only been in my head for months and the paint supplies sitting in my family room for a week but tonight was the night! I knocked it out in about 3.5 hours so go me : )

What's the occasion you say? My boyfriend's brother, sister-in-law and two nieces are flying in from Boston for Memorial Day weekend. Thinking it would be fun for them to meet some Columbus friends, I decided "Let's have a cookout! I can host it at my place!" Well, home improvement projects here I come since tonight the cookout became a reality. Next up, ripping out the ugly bushes out back. Oh and listening to the Avett Brothers music so I can be well-versed when I go to the concert that weekend with them (the other reason they are coming to town.)
Lucky for me the complete new album is on-line:

Maybe I'll post pics someday of my completed home improvement projects.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Thee who give a gift may taketh the gift away....

Maybe it's just because I'm in one of those moods. You know the mood where everything in life is just bugging you? The dead ends in life, the relationship woes, the post-vacation letdown, the job opportunities that aren't and everything else just makes you want to scream. Whatever it may be, I am feeling the desire to taketh the gift away..... You buy someone a seemingly nice gift to no avail. It just makes you want to go to their house and take it back ; )