Sunday, January 9, 2011


Well hello, blog. I've missed you.

Stepping cautiously back into the world of blogging.. I miss exploring my creativity and using this as an outlet for it, so I think it's time to revive this space. If any of my old friends are still out there, hello :) And if anyone new happens to stop by, welcome!

There have been so so many good things. Too few have been captured by my camera, but that's okay. So for tonight, from my new home in Houston, an ode to Chicago:

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. - Rumi

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Viva Cuba!

So I got back from a week in Cuba at the end of June, then had to move right after I got back and put my things in storage for a month, so I haven't had a chance to even look at most of the photos I took there. But I did manage to get a few before that! So here they are, just some randoms from the trip. I'll post more in early August when I have my computer back!

I really wanted to try and get some good photos of my friends in Cuba this trip; the only good place in their house for pictures is on their tiny balcony/patio, where I can hardly back up enough to get 1 face in the picture! But I did get these of Helen and Dixia, which I'm happy with (all technical issues aside):

I also forced Kristin, the friend I go to Cuba with, to pose for me much more often than she would have liked.. Here are a couple of those:

At our friends' mother-in-law's house:

A police officer friend:

At a home ec picnic day at Helen's school:

Delivering rice:

Playing dominoes:

That's all for now.. Whew, finally got a post up here! Hope everyone's having a great summer!

Monday, May 5, 2008


I don't babysit much here, but look at this gorgeous lady that I do get to spend time with sometimes.. Just a few shots from a lazy afternoon!

Aaand, we're done. Note the lenscap in hand! Haha.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

"May your world be full of colour
............and your crayons never melt" - Tymm

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

So I skipped a season...

Hellooooo! Anyone out there? It's been way too long. Winter came and went without a post to this blog, and now I hardly even have time to type since I was supposed to start working on a report 2 hours ago.

Here's the post in a nutshell:
1. I miss you
2. I've hardly taken any pictures in months other than bar pics for facebook
3. I'm really happy but really busy
4. My apartment still has centipedes and no, we're not friends
5. I went to DC for a conference and loved the blossoms!
6. I truly hope you're all as happy as I am
7. One day, someday, I'll check your blogs again
8. I miss this blog, so I'm going to try to post more
9. I discovered I like calamari
10. I miss you!

Now I'll overload you with pics from DC and a couple of fun ones with a friend yesterday. I'm going to try to revive this blog!


My awesome friend Amy who posed for some backlighting yesterday.. Isn't she cute??

The prepared speech pathologist with her 100 pound bag of materials:

That's all for now. Maybe tomorrow I'll post some pictures from Christmas! :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Great Expectations (and fog!)
Hi guys! It's been a while. Things are going well here, school is busy but ok and the centipede population in my apartment has greatly decreased. I find that I'm just not getting my camera out as much as I used to day-to-day, but I'm hoping that over the next couple of months I'll get better at that again. I'm loving being here though. I've been thinking about things that have happened here that I wasn't expecting, there are quite a few. I guess expectations are really just fears, so it's cool when you don't have to be afraid of things anymore..
- I wasn't expecting everyone here to be so nice: Ok, I'll admit that sometimes it's a little weird. I know more store clerks' life stories than I ever have before. But it's also very nice! I know I can't go anywhere without people smiling and saying hello. And people in stores are starting to remember me, which has never happened to me before. The only bad part is that I feel even more guilty if I leave home without washing my hair.
- I wasn't expecting to make friends that I hope I'll know for life. At least not so quickly... I tend to take a while to get close to people, but I already have a few friends here who I know I will be friends with for a long time. And who will tell me if I have something stuck in my teeth.
- I wasn't expecting to feel so comfortable here. I walk down the street and feel totally normal and relaxed. And sometimes when I pay for something at a store, I get surprised that I'm using American money.. I must really feel at home!

I have my first American Thanksgiving with a friend's family tomorrow, so excited! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I went out with my camera when it was just getting dark last night. It was so so foggy out there... These are different for me and definitely not perfect, but I've never really tried taking photos in the dark before, so I'll cut myself some slack. I followed the girl with the umbrella for two blocks, I hope she didn't see me!

At the construction site across from my house:
85mm, f.2.0, 1/160, ISO 1600

85mm, f.2.0, 1/160, ISO 800

85mm, f/2.2, 1/100, ISO 1600

85mm, f/2.2, 1/100, ISO 800

85mm, f/2.0, 1/125, ISO 1600

85mm, f/2.0, 1/80, ISO 1600