• blogging,  Life

    happy father’s day!

    I’ve been on the fence about posting anything today. My family is not the sappiest of families. But, with everything that’s been going on, I feel the need to be. Except I don’t want  to be. Am I making any sense? Anyway… Yesterday I was up visiting my father and when I was watching him I started having one of those 80’s movie montages in my head of my childhood. There were a few things that stuck out. However, there’s one in particular that I can’t get out of my head. So, because it’s Father’s Day and I’m feeling schmaltzy, I figured I’d share it. When I was about six, my mom fell and…

  • blogging,  Life

    this was supposed to be a friday favorites… i don’t know what happened.

    I wanted to do a Friday five post today but, to be quite honest, if I’m not at work, I’m at the hospital. Or just trying to find some normalcy in my current life situation. (did i just lapse in to a vague facebook status? sorry.) Anyway, I have a few favorites and a few not so favorites. Let’s get started. I’ll get the shitty stuff out of the way so that the good seems so much better. My father is still in the hospital (if you hadn’t guessed from the above paragraph.) Yesterday started week three. The doctors have been a little bit less elusive and a little bit…

  • blogging,  Life,  link up

    you probably don’t know…

    Today I’m linking up with Helene! It took me a while to think of something to write about for this post. What haven’t I shared? I’m pretty much an open book that keeps repeating itself. Finally, I thought of something that’s a little funny, maybe a little sad, and a lot embarrassing. You probably don’t know…. that I (basically) hate going down steps. And here’s why. Right before my second birthday – like less than a week before- I was trying to go up the stairs just as my mom was coming down. I tried to turn and go back down but wound up falling and landing with my leg…

  • blogging,  Life

    gimme a break!

    I had this post written in my head at least twenty times. Now that I finally have the time to sit and get it all down, I have no idea what to say or how to start. I guess I should jump right in. If you couldn’t tell, I’ve been kind of absent this month. I know I’m not a daily poster nor do I strive to be. Although, having my shit together enough to be able to write fun and engaging posts everyday is a goal of mine. Anyway, I haven’t been around lately. I mentioned in my last post that life had been kicking me in the crotch.…

  • blogging,  Life,  photography

    the shack

    Yesterday I was scrolling through my reader and came across this post from Kristen over at Peaches and Poppycock. It was just the inspiration I needed. And by inspiration, I mean I’m just going to participate in The Daily Posts photo challenge like she did. Whatever works, right? Life has been kicking me in the crotch lately (there may be a post about it in the distant future, but maybe not) so I need all of the inspo I could get. So, thanks Kristen! The Daily Post asked us to show a picture of the in-between. The getting there. I wish I could throw a few pictures up of me before and…

  • blogging,  Life,  photography

    what’s in my camera (literally!) bag

    I recently bought a new camera bag. Fine, I got it last year. gosh. It’s adorable and I love it. I got this bad boy at ALDO. I doubt they still have it but you never know what you may find on the clearance rack. Or Ebay. I’ll be honest, it’s not as functional as an Ephiphanie bag (which I have not tried, but am totally willing to. hint, hint), but it gets the job done. What I really like about it is that I probably wouldn’t use it as an everyday bag so I’m able to really separate my everyday things from my play things. Meaning, it doesn’t give me a chance…

  • blogging,  Life

    Things that annoy me (probably a bit too much): Work Edition

    do me a favor: pretend this went up on thursday, when it was supposed to. that way i don’t have to change anything and the timeline will make sense. just go with it. As I’ve said here, repeatedly, I am generally a happy person. Except when someone does something to annoy me. Yesterday was full of those moments. I made a small rule when I started this blog to limit talking about my job/boss/co-workers on here, for the obvious reasons like having it be seen by the wrong eyes. Also, it’s hard for me to vaguely talk about people. Especially when my audience has no idea who I’m talking about.…

  • blogging,  Life

    throwback thursday: dave and me

    Last night was David Letterman’s last show. I can’t say I’m too torn up because 10 out of 10 times, I’m watching The Golden Girls at that hour. However, I do have two tidbits of coolness (my bar is set pretty low) that relate to Mr. Letterman. One- When I was younger, my family got a Christmas card from David Letterman. jealous? My dad went to Ball State University for his graduate degree. My father doesn’t talk to many people voluntarily so I don’t know how this happened, but he was talking to someone who also knew Dave and knew that he also went to Ball State. Christmas time came around…

  • blogging,  Life

    third time’s a charm!

    I’ve been nominated again for a Liebster Award! This time by Meghan from Hey Meghan. Thanks so much for the nomination and for thinking my posts are witty! =) We’ve seen them before but I’m going to post the rules again. I feel like I should mention that I already plan on breaking # 3. The Rules: (Feel free to break them) 1. Make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you. 2. Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post. 3. Nominate 10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award.  4. Answer the ten questions asked to you by the person who nominated you,…

  • blogging,  Life,  photo dump,  photography

    photo dump: all around central park

    I know I post about Central Park excessively and today’s post is no different. I make no apologies. If you could only chose one of my many Central Park posts to read though, it should be this one. It’s worth it, I promise. Lisa and I decided to take a trip out of our comfort zones this time. And by out of our comfort zones I mean waaayy out. Like to Harlem. I’ve been wanting to go to the Conservancy Garden up there because it’s absolutely gorgeous. Like, so gorgeous the pictures actually do it justice. See? I told you. A little hint to Central Park is that when you…