Monday, August 31, 2009
Chicken Boy's Day
Newspaper Carrier Day
Be Late For Something Day
Cheese Pizza Day
Google Commemoration Day
National Grandparent's Day
"Neither Snow nor Rain" Day
National Boss/Employee Exchange Day
Wonderful Weirdos Day
Teddy Bear Day
Swap Ideas Day
Remember Freedom Day
Video Games Day
Bald is Beautiful Day
International Chocolate Day
Positive Thinking Day
International Sing-Out Day
National Women Road Warrior Day
Pledge Across America Day
National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Big Whooper Liar Day
America's Day for Kids
Wife Appreciation Day
International Day of Peace
Women's Friendship Day
Dear Diary Day
National White Chocolate Day
National Women's Health & Fitness Day
National One-Hit Wonder Day
Dog Scouts of America
Love Note Day
Ancestor Appreciation Day
World Tourism Day
Gold Star Mother's Day
National Good Neighbor Day
Sunday, August 30, 2009
If you saw me in a police car, what would you think I got arrested for?
I can't wait for your responses. :)
I have a confession. I'm a closet Hannah Montana fan. I enjoy watching the show on the Disney channel. What can I say? And I know I'm not the only one out there. Join me in admitting it.
I've wanted to see this movie for awhile. Like since it came out in the theater while. But I never made it to the theater. Being that it's now out on DVD I decided to rent it. Red Box really. Only $1, can't go wrong there.
So early this week I Red Boxed it with Kaitlin. And you know what? I really liked the movie. Sweet and endearing as well and comical and entertaining. There was even a little bit of a cute love story. I recommend people to watch it, and not with the excuse that you have a daughter, sister, niece, etc to watch it with.
3.5 out of 5 stars.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I have no excuse. I'm excuse-less.
So what's going on in my little corner of the world? Well, in a week from Wednesday I'm goin' on vacation. To Florida. And I'm so excited! And I've got a busy week ahead of me to help fill time and make it pass by quicker.
Tuesday: work, gettin' my hair done; and probably picking up Riley's refill prescription
Wednesday: work, work on packing and cleaning the house
Thursday: work, Modesto Nuts game with Cal Poly Alumni group (going with my friends that I played match maker with)
Friday: work, gotta make dinner for the fam, things last minute always happen
Saturday: pack, pedicures with my bff, pack
Sunday: church, scratch that I have one more week of boycotting, sleep in, lunch with friends after they get out of church, last minute shopping, work on finalizing packing
Monday: work, WW, really finalize packing minus make up stuffs, oh and I'll only be at my desk about a total of 30 minutes due to numerous long meetings
Tuesday: work, TND
Wednesday: work, Fly out of Sac around 7:30pm to Seattle
Thursday: Fly out of Seattle at 8:45am with Dennis to Orlando
Yes, you'll notice I have pack on that list a lot. One reason for that, if I wait until the last minute, I'll over pack big time. So if I take the time and leisurely pack I'll be better at what I'm putting in the suitcase. The goal is to not need the giant suitcase, oh, and to not pack over 50 pounds. 1) because it costs (stupid!), and 2) because I have a bet.
So there you have it.
Now's your chance. Ask me anything. Tell me what you want to know about or stories you want to hear. Or I may have to revert back to plinky until my bloggy juices get flowin' again.
Oh, and I'll be twittering and mobile blogging (hopefully) during my trip. As well as posting pictures to facebook and/or flickr. Stay tuned.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
This isn't a SIKE moment, it's a redirecting you and presenting you with...
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Why do I not feel bad do you ask? Well let me tell you.
A little over a month ago my long, long time ago ex found me on facebook and requested to be my friend. Fine, whatever, I can do that. Then he wanted to chat, which kept cutting out so he asked me to text and we'd catch up. Fine, whatever. I figured a few formalities and we'd be done and not "talk" for another 5 years.
Well, he apparently is lonely (and rightfully so being as he was in a really bad accident while on the job and is not paralyzed) and started bugging me to stop by his parent's house to see him. I'm not so comfortable with this, for obvious reasons.
It got to be that he would text me every couple days. I was always courteous and would reply back. And just about in every conversation he was bring up me stopping by.
Finally I couldn't take it any more and I flat out asked why he wants me to visit so bad. (Pretty much because we haven't seen each other in at least 6 years, so why now?) He responded with "nevermind." No, I wasn't let that happen, so I pushed it. Why do you want me to visit so bad? His response, "I've made a life for the past 6 years 2 hours away and it would be nice to see a friendly face 15 minutes away. "
Ok, I am a friendly face, I'll give him that. But why would he think that I'd just drop things to visit him. I told him that I'm honestly busy and am hardly home myself, that I always have something going on. His response, "Even when I worked 70 hour weeks I still made time for people." Yes, you know, that's true, even when I'm busy I'll make time for people. But these people that I make time for are my friends, people who have known me for years and who lift me up.
So that conversation was a few weeks ago. And I haven't heard from him since. And do I feel bad about that? No.
I can't worry about being cold hearted because I didn't visit an ex boyfriend of mine that years ago broke my heart and now happens to now be paralyzed. I can't add that to my list of things to worry about. I've forgiven. I forgave years ago. But that doesn't mean that I've forgotten. And it doesn't mean that I've forgotten to the point to being chummy with him.
Can you see where I'm coming from?
Friday, August 14, 2009
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
But I also knew that before I took pictures of Danae and Adam I should probably practice on someone else. Or at least go scope out CSUS for good locations.
So I went to my go to gal.
So let me show you what I did. What my pictures look like...
I love this one. It may actually be my favorite (or in the top 5). Doesn't it look like she's praising God?
She thought she was being so cute. Pretending to walk down an aisle. She's right, she was b
Scary face! Or is that the "oh no it's hideous" face?Just a cool look with the sun flare and the leaf.
She was getting way into the jehovah witness propaganda. NOT!Ain't nothin' wrong with laying on a bring wall wishing and dreaming.Isn't this one adorable? I think this was taken after she rolled down the hill (intentionally). Then Kait was just being goofy.Classic black and white.Embrace the freckles! Kaitlin's typical laughing face.
Pondering life.Something about this pictures speaks to me. The way the sun is reflecting off Kaitlin and the water. The sun flare. The warm feeling.Last picture because the sun had gone down.
So... What do you think? Did I do good?
What I learned is that I need to work at posing. I learned that even more come Saturday. With practice I'll get better. I'm just so used to taking the candid pictures of people in their natural element. Oh well, that's why I practiced.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Shocker I know!
And what I've really wanted to do now for awhile was have some sort of watermark or marking on the pictures that I post. I want something simple, not too busy, doesn't interfere too much with the actual picture. I have photoshop, so the sky is the limit; but my knowledge of the programs full capabilities is not.
Why? Cause I'm proud! Not boastful, just proud of my work.
So I have a few options that I'd like your opinion on. Ready?
Now which do you like?
I know that I like something in one of the bottom corners. Most likely white, unless it's a light picture in which it'll be black.
Also, what should I call myself? Currently it says "Courtney Ann Photography". Should it say something different?
In 3 weeks. 3 WEEKS! I leave for Florida. Although, I do have an overnight stay in Seattle. In which I still need to book a hotel room. Dont' worry, I will, I've got time. 21 days still.
Let me tell you. I'm ready for this vacation. I'm ready to get out of California. I'm ready for a break from work. I'm ready to go somewhere new. (that's right, I've never been to Florida.) I'm ready to see a friend that I haven't seen in many months. I'm ready.
All I have to do is pack.
Oh, and get my hair done. My appointment is on the 25th.
And the eyebrows! My oh my, they need attention. While I get the eyebrows done I might as well get the toes done too. Right?
So here's the big question...
WHAT DO I PACK??? What kind of weather shall I expect while I'm there?
I've been told (which may or may not happen...) that I'm not allowed to bring my giant suitcase. You know, the kind that is the size of a steamer trunk that can easily hold WAY over 50 pounds worth of clothes, shoes, make-up, toiletries, etc. I'm going to try my darnedest to fit it all into a "reasonable" size suitcase.
But let's me honest here, this is me packing. I'm packing for about 11 days. I took the giant suitcase for 5 days to Southern California.
I was told that "If you bring that giant suitcase I'm going to be SO embarrassed.", "Are you sure that thing will even fit in a car? What about an SUV? Are we going to need a trailer to get it to my parent's house? It's not like you're coming to Alaska in the winter. All you need is shorts and a shirt or two."
My reply: It fits in the trunk of my compact car. And I will drag it myself. I don't need your stinkin' help!
At least I'm not going to Alaska in December (unlike last year). Sweatshirts and lots of jeans are not needed, bulk is not needed.
I still like my options though.
Is it a blue shirt day or a green shirt day? The brown flip flops or the black ones?
So. For those of you that have been to Florida or live there (or near there), what kind of weather should I expect?
Keep in mind, I have crazy hair. Please let me know how the humidity should/will be. I've been playing around with some new products that I think may be of help. I'm praying they'll help.
Pray for my hair. Pray for my packing. Pray from my buddy whom won't be carrying/dragging my suitcase (mainly now because I have a point to prove to him). And for those of you that really know me, pray for me as you know whom I'm going with.