Sunday, February 28, 2010

Day 59

Day 59, originally uploaded by emberangel.
I went Bridesmaid dress shopping with my sister today. And we found the dresses she wants for the wedding. I am going to wear that orange color. Which strangely enough looks pretty cute on me.... and it was my idea to wear it. So there will be me, the maid of honor in the orange, a bridesmaid in the pink, and another in a green that looks really pretty next to the orange and pink.
I am still sick though. I had a cold or something last week.. and then Friday got a really bad ear infection that still hasn't gone away. If I don't sit or lay down all day... I feel about ten times worse. I feel the best if I lay down.. but after about a week of being sick, who really wants to lay down. Tomorrow at work should be interesting. I can't wait to drive up hill.. I hope it doesn't make my ear worse.

Day 58

Day 58, originally uploaded by emberangel.

I love this hat. I bought it the other weekend while visiting my friend.

Day 57

Day 57, originally uploaded by emberangel.

My sisters cat. She never sits still long enough for you to focus. And of course when I was trying to take pictures she just wanted to sit in my lap so that I could pet her.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Day 56

Day 56, originally uploaded by emberangel.

I love reading. And whenever I take lit classes I spend a lot of time looking up words.
One of my favorite fantasy books is "Don't Bite the Sun." A lot of people consider it to be Science Fiction but it is not because it doesn't go into the technical details.

On a side note. I've been sick since Sunday night/Monday morning. This is the first day that I have felt ok.. but I still feel really sick.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Day 55

Day 55, originally uploaded by emberangel.
We are having the leech pit fixed and they left the tractor here. I'm pretty sure they are going to ruin the entire front yard.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Day 54

Day 54, originally uploaded by emberangel.
My cat loves drinking fresh water from the sink in the bathroom. She also enjoys drinking it from a glass

Monday, February 22, 2010

Day 53

Day 53, originally uploaded by emberangel.
I got a new camera. A brownie hawkeye.
Now i just need some film and all will be right with the world.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Day 52

Day 52, originally uploaded by emberangel.
Don't go on the cliffs.

Oh hey look!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Day 51

Day 51, originally uploaded by emberangel.
I love clouds and power lines. This picture was taken in San Diego on one of the many freeways (while my friend was driving)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Day 50

Day 50, originally uploaded by emberangel.
This is my best friend getting ready to go out. I visited her in San Diego this weekend.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Day 49

Day 49, originally uploaded by emberangel.

I opened three new accounts today at Schools First Credit Union. The third of which was most important. I set up my first retirement fund. I'm 21 now... too bad I didn't start at 18. I'd be a lot closer to retirement by then. haha. maybe not

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day 48

Day 48, originally uploaded by emberangel.

I need to work on night shots. By the end of the year I want to be better at them. I'm gonna need a lot of practice I think. This was one of the better ones and of course when I uploaded it to flickr... it got darker. I don't know whats up with that.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Day 47

Day 47, originally uploaded by emberangel.
I don't know why.. but this way my favorite shot of the day. My dog decided to get in the action. I was taking pictures of the dandelion and then Lucy came over and stuck her face in the shot. And surprisingly her nose was in perfect focus.
Then about 5 seconds, the other dog came over and stuck his face on the camera. Got a little grass and slobber on it. What a sweetie.
For some reason, I am drawn to this picture time and again. 

Monday, February 15, 2010

Day 46

Day 46, originally uploaded by emberangel.

My room is filled with books. I have three book cases filled with them. And of course I always want more. I have found that if I don't buy books, I save a lot of money.
And I have to say that Jesus' Son is one twisted and compelling books that horrifies you and intrigues you from the moment you start reading it. If anyone is interested, you can find out what it is about on Amazon here: Jesus' Son: Stories
Despite the fact that I am currently falling asleep at the computer and have to wake up early for school I want to read it again.... right now.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Day 45

Day 45, originally uploaded by emberangel.

Went to the flea market today with my sister and mom. I almost bought a new-old camera today (not one of these two) but I wanted to stay within my budget. And I still have about $15 left over.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Day 44

Camera: Nikon D3000
Exposure: 0.05 sec (1/20)
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal Length: 50 mm
Focal Length: 50.4 mm
ISO Speed: 400

Here is a small peak into what I want to accomplish in my life. A person bucket list if you will. The list is about 69 items long, at the moment. Of course it is going to change over the course of my life. But for now.. here it stands.

Below is the full bucket list. Some of it is silly and a few things I have already done, but I was so young I can barely remember. And a few I want to do again and again until I get it right. The good thing is, i have already done a few things that other people strive for. Apparently Vegas is one of those things people put on their list along with creating a website and going to Disneyland. Camping seems to be a big one too. Some of my favorite memories are of camping. I would put Vegas and Disneyland and Camping on the list but they would be crossed off and put back on the list too many times to count. This is my list if anyone is interested. Here are some things that I want to do with my life. Starting now.
So Thursday I am going to look into opening a Roth IRA and Friday I am going to AAA to get my passport started.

What do I want to do before I die? Take a look, you might be surprised.

  1. Set self up for life. Create a savings account and don’t take money out.
  2. Get a passport
  3. Finish College
  4. Learn conversational Spanish.
  5. Learn to play the guitar.
  6. Learn how to take a compliment.
  7. Eat at a five star restaurant.
  8. Be a kid for a day
  9. Own a pair of designer heals (the black ones with the red bottoms)
  10. Send a message in a bottle.
  11. Watch the sun rise and set in the same day
  12. Stay out all night dancing and go to work the next day without having gone home (just once).
  13. Dance in the rain
  14. Learn how to Belly Dance
  15. Learn to ballroom dance properly.
  16. Attend one really huge rock concert.
  17. Adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue group
  18. Live without email, IM, or your cell phone for a week
  19. Drive in a convertible with the top down
  20. Own a house with a white picket fence
  21. Build my dream home
  22. Become a diamond after I die
  23. Give mother a dozen red roses and tell her I love her.
  24. Fall deeply in love -- helplessly and unconditionally.
  25. Find the love of my life
  26. Be Passionately Kissed in the Rain
  27. Help someone in need
  28. Write a letter to at least 3 of your closest friends to let them know how much they mean to you
  29. Take up yoga
  30. Meditate for 20 minutes a day, every day for one year.
  31. Instead of spending the first hour of the day rushing, wake up ten minutes early every day and meditate.
  32. Instead of watching TV as much start exercising
  33. Fly in a hot air balloon
  34. Ride a camel into the desert.
  35. Drink beer at Oktoberfest in Munich.
  36. Drive across America from coast to coast.
  37. Go bowling in Canada
  38. Travel to Europe
  39. Sit at a café in France watching the people go by
  40. Travel to Dubai
  41. Go to a hotel and get the most expensive room
  42. Visit the Grand Canyon
  43. See the Northern Lights
  44. Go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  45. Go to Times Square on New Year's Day
  46. See the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
  47. See Stonehenge, United Kingdom
  48. Celebrate the Day of the Dead
  49. See the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
  50. See the Empire State Building
  51. See the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
  52. See the Empire State Building
  53. Climb up the Statue of Liberty
  54. Go to Universal Studios, Hollywood, CA
  55. Visit Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
  56. Go to Venice
  57. Stay in Barcelona
  58. Ski in the Alps
  59. Drive the length of Route 66
  60. Pack your bags and set off for a random location with no itinerary planned at all.
  61. Go on a cruise
  62. Go wine tasting
  63. Instead of sitting in front of the computer go outside and take pictures
  64. Publish a book of my photography.
  65. Get something of mine published in a book
  66. Finish writing a story
  67. Start and finish and photo a day project
  68. Create a cookbook filled with family recipes.
  69. Memorize a poem and pass it on.
  70. Start a collection of leather bound books 

Friday, February 12, 2010

Day 43

Day 43, originally uploaded by emberangel.

Camera: Nikon D3000
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/2.2
Focal Length: 50 mm
Focal Length: 50.4 mm
ISO Speed: 800

Frame every so-called disaster with these words, “In five years, will this matter?”
I think that in the end, most of the things we thought were important, really aren't. In the end all that really matters is what you make matter. That means taking time to be yourself and understanding what makes you truly happy.
And in five years, the dinner that you messed up, the one that got away won't be as important. It simply doesn't matter any more.
It seems like a lot my friends don't quite understand this yet. My best friend says that she is so old because she is 21 years old. She has so much more living to do. So many things will make her realize how young she really is right now. I know that I am young and yet I am more mature then any of my friends my age. I grew up the day before my 20th birthday; I grew up the day my brother died.
Some of my friends think that it is age that makes you mature. But it is experience that matures you. It is life and how you interact with it. It is the choices you make and the way you choose to live your life. Because every moment is a new opportunity to live your life the way you want to.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Day 42

Day 42, originally uploaded by emberangel.

Camera: Nikon D3000
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 800

Cake looks yummy. Only problem? I don't like cake, I just think it looks pretty. As I have gotten older (and yes I know I am still very young) I have learned to like cake more. I have also learned to like chocolate. When I was in high school and even younger I would not eat chocolate very much because every time I did, I would sneeze. And who in their right minds wants to sneeze chocolate on their hands? Then I started eating chocolate and found that I liked it. Although I still sneeze if it is only chocolate.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Day 41

Day 41, originally uploaded by emberangel.

Snowed on the pass last night. Took a quick photo on the way to work. You can definitely see the movement of the car.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Day 40

Day 40, originally uploaded by emberangel.

Sometimes in life, you just have to get wet.
Today when I left target, it was pouring. And of course that is the one day that I bought everything in the store. Then I had to drive to the bank. Ever notice how a little rain makes every bad driver even worse. Then I got home and had to let the dogs out. Of course I had to walk out with them.
It might snow at work tomorrow which would mean I don't have to drive up there. The pass can get pretty bad. It would also mean not getting paid, but hey. I'd rather be alive and poor than rich and dead.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Day 39

Day 39, originally uploaded by emberangel.

ISO 800

I think someone should tell her Valentine's Day isn't until Sunday. I got a nice candy apple at work today, she said she wanted to make sure we all got ours in time. I love working with friends. It makes the time pass so quickly. It also means I can be myself and not get fired for being a smart ass or for asking questions when something doesn't make sense.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Day 38

Day 38, originally uploaded by emberangel.

800 ISO

Green Tea and some study time. Spent most of the day doing laundry, drinking green tea studying for midterms. Gotta do it sometime.

Day 37

Day 37, originally uploaded by emberangel.

800 ISO

Staying at a bar until closing playing pool means that all I want to do is stay here. But I learned something new. Apparently taking a B1 vitamin reduces the chances of a hangover. Didn't get the chance to try it cos I didn't drink that much. Took it anyway and I felt pretty good in the morning, except for the general lack of sleep. I might just buy some B1 for the next special event.. which I am sure is months and months away.

Day 36

Day 36, originally uploaded by emberangel.

800 ISO

You ever notice that with the more ways you have to communicate, the longer it takes to get an answer.
And I really hate waiting.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Day 35

Day 35, originally uploaded by emberangel.

I didn't really want to take a picture today.. so very uncreative right here. I just took it because I had to.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Day 34

Day 34, originally uploaded by emberangel.

Today.. I feel sick.
And at work..nothing went right. I spent most of the day doing nothing as my computer was fixed. I had it for about an hour.. maybe two.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Day 33

Day 33, originally uploaded by emberangel.

My sister's cat. Don't be nice to her or she will throw up in your shoe.

Today I got an email. My Transcend 16 GB SD card was fixed. From now on, I am buying all Transcend memory cards. They have a lifetime guarantee. Whoopee.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Day 32

Day 32, originally uploaded by emberangel.

This is a tattoo. The words are from the poem i carry your heart with me by ee cummings.

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

((side note: this next part is the tattoo))
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)