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    Putting myself out there UPDATE!

    Remember when Hurricane Irene hit and the storm was raging, the winds were blowing and everything was just a hot mess? Then the next day, the sun was out and it was like a storm never ripped through at all? Yea. That’s what the Silent Auction felt like. I was non-stop yesterday; to the point where I wanted to change my name and not tell anybody what it was. Martina who? All in all, I think it was a success and we may have even raised more than our $6000 goal. SCORE! Now, you’re probably wondering how my donations fared. Even if you weren’t I going to tell you anyway.…

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    Putting myself out there

    So it’s been almost a month. I know, I’m sorry. I wish I had a good excuse but I don’t. I just wasn’t feeling it. I wasn’t inspired. I can’t promise that things will change from here on out but I can try. And that’s what counts. In an effort to make myself believe that when I am doing what I love it shows in the results I sat down at my computer and chose some photos to donate to the silent auction being held at work. In case you’re wondering, we hold a silent auction every year to raise money to benefit the school’s student book scholarship. Anyway, I wanted to…

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    Better late than never

    I started this post a looooong time ago. Then I got lazy and it got put on the back burner. So let’s pretend that it’s sometime in the beginning of October 2013. Now that we have that all sorted out, enjoy the blog! “It doesn’t get any more awkward than being 26 at a high school film festival”. That’s what was going through my head as I stepped off the elevator last Friday afternoon. Sometimes I forget how long it’s been since I’ve been a high school student. On really bad days, I think I’m still one of them. Looking around the room, the cold splash of water hit me…

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    Here’s to you, bitches!

    How was Christmas two days ago already? I know time seems to speed up when you get older but seriously, cool your jets. Anyway, Santa was extremely good to me this year. I had a great day with my family filled with laughs, love, and tons of food. I hope whoever is reading this had a great Christmas or if you don’t celebrate, you at least had a great day. Lisa, Jessica, Nicole and I have been friends for, depending on how you count, just about 20 years. How many people could say that at 26 years old you have had the same people in your life for that long?…

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    It’s Christmas Time Again!

    With mere minutes left until Christmas (21 to be exact!), and the fact that I have been totally deficient in posting on here, I figured I should kill two birds with one stone and write something festive. SOMETHING FESTIVE. Ha! You had to see that one coming. Anyway, in the spirit of the season I thought I would write about some of my favorite things. Without further ado here are Martina’s Favorite Things : Christmas Edition 1. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)- How perfect is this movie? First of all, it’s a John Hughes production. I know, I should stop right there- but there’s more! Second, it’s set in New…

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    The only way to get pictures of Central Park in the snow is…

    It’s a well known fact that I hate snow. I am a summer baby who lives for the 3 short months where jackets and long pants are not a requirement. So can someone tell me why I decided to accept and invitation to trek into Manhattan in a snowstorm? I was lured by the beauty of Central Park, the freshly fallen snow, and the many photo opportunities that lie within those two things. I received a DSLR camera from my parents for my college graduation, which was four years ago -yikes!, and I haven’t really flexed it’s muscles. Anyway, I decided to go. I got ready, made sure everything was…

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    Welcome.

    When I like something I have the habit of overdoing it. I’m constantly changing the person who cuts my hair, I have more unfinished crafty projects than I know what to do with. What makes me think starting a blog would have been any different? I’ve started and abandoned more blogs than the Rockefeller Center tree has lights. So here we go again. This time though, I’ve made it impossible to quit. I paid for this one. I would love to say that I used my noggin for this decision but really, I didn’t. I always wanted my own domain name and since now I’ve thought of one that I…