Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cool drinks and private thoughts . . .

Sometimes, the best book you ever read was the best book you ever wrote ~ Me

I love writing.  But even more than that, I love reading what I wrote so many years ago.  Reliving the thoughts that I long forgot.  Seeing the person you've grown from become the person you've grown into.  I used this particular journal for three years.  The cover is a bit worn from the constant handling.  It definitely makes for some good reading . . .

Manual ~ ISO 1600 ~ f8 ~ 1/8

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

You did what . . .

So, I joined The Biggest Loser Challenge at work today . . .

>> insert look of utter disbelief <<

I know right. . . I had to weigh in . . . in front a man . . . who is my co-worker . . . and now knows what I weigh.  Because I refuse to go through this misery can't keep the joy to myself, I begged forced invited a girlfriend of mine to come along for the journey (#skinnypact).  In addition to the treadmill, mini trampoline, hand weights (I also have a shake-a-weight which proves I will buy anything) and stationary bicycle I have in the basement, these are my weapons of "mass destruction."

Manual ~ ISO 1600 ~ f7.1 ~ 1/8

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

So distracted . . .

I can't believe I'm already using an old pic, but I've been so distracted today.  I've been cruise hunting!  We have a cruise that my husband and I will be going on in T minus 3 weeks and 3 days.  I also have a cruise that my friends and I will be going in April of 2013.  I'm so addicted to cruising that I'm looking for another one to sail on with my husband for February 2013.  So I'll just share this pic from last February's cruise.  This was at Fort Fincastle in Nassau.  The dog REFUSED to look at me (and I stood there for a while).  I guess he preferred his profile.

Submitted as part of Kimberly of A Fresh Perspective's Wild & Wonderful Wednesday.
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Rediscovering Pinky . . .

I have a (pink) Canon PowerShot SD1100 that I bought in 2008 (Black Friday shopping!!)  I've always shot it in auto (kind of like I did with my Rebel T2i for the first year).  Since I've been dabbling in shooting in manual with my T2i, I thought I would pull out Pinky and try her in manual.  With this point and shoot, the shutter speed and aperture are auto selected, even in manual mode, but white balance and ISO (along with some other functions) can be adjusted in manual mode.

My verdict . . . not bad. ~ Manual ISO 200 ~ f2.8 ~ 1"

This photo is submitted as part of Sweet Shot Tuesday by Darcy of My 3boybarians

Sunday, January 15, 2012

See what I found . . .

I'm participating in the photo scavenger hunt by Ashley of Ramblings and Photos.  The prompts are as follows:

1.  Stacked up ~ Some pears in a bowl in my kitchen

2. Winter Wonderland ~ Taken on the 9th; only snow of the winter so far

3. Sweet ~ My favorite candle, such a sweet aroma

4. Hole ~ A picture of my lens (technically the opening is a hole), which was focused on my bracelet

5.  Frozen ~ One of my dogs' favorite snacks

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The view from under here . . .

I tried my hand at shooting a picture of my dog from under the living room chair.  So I got on the floor, stuck my camera and part of my head under the chair and snapped.  It amazes me that in a dark room (the light was on in the dinning room/one room over) and without flash, by just altering the settings on the camera, the picture is bright and visible. 

Manual ~ ISO 6400 ~ f5.6 ~ 1/8

Friday, January 13, 2012

Made with love . . .

I was born in the '80s (1980 to be exact). Born again in the '90s.  But I was MADE with love on December 7, 1997 when I crossed the burning sands into my sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Today is my sorority's Founders Day.  99 years ago, 22 young college women decided to create an organization of which I am so proud to be a member.  In the photo is my scrapbook that was made (with love) by my mother who has now passed on.  On the inside of the cover, you can catch a glimpse of my welcome letter to the sorority.

Happy Founders Day my sweet, sweet Sorors!!!!  Oo-oop!!

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