TOKI THE ADIPOSE (the only fat I plan to keep)

I have many “mascots” that represent certain journeys in my life. I could think of none more fitting for this weight loss journey than an Adipose from the Doctor Who series. The Adipose are aptly created from adipose tissue, aka FAT.  I named her Toki, which, in Japanese, means, “time of opportunity.” I am ready…

WHERE JEDI GO WHEN THEY DIE

I thought Yoda just… dissolved into the spirit world, but apparently, they buried him in the dirt outside my apartment.

I LOVE SHOOTING THINGS I DIDN’T EXPECT TO FIND

I was at a friend’s house, attending an event in their backyard, and they had these lights hanging everywhere.  When the sun started to go down, I decided to try and shoot them.  I love the contrast and the extraordinary look of such an ordinary thing. Then, there was the sun against these paper orbs…

THE MOST HANDSOME JERK I’VE EVER SEEN

I don’t know if they have HEB grocery stores where you live, but it’s my favorite grocery store. One of the primary reasons I shop there is because all their workers are happy, cheerful, and helpful. I’ve yet to find an exception to this observation. At this grocery store, customer service is primary and I…

ADVENTURES AT DISCOUNT TIRE

So I noticed a big crack in my tire this morning and decided to get it taken care of sooner than later. I won’t mention the cost, but I feel as if at times I will never achieve financial victory in my life. Yes, I am faithful with my finances, which, by the way, had…

PAUSE, THE BUTTON I CAN NEVER SEEM TO PUSH

I tend to go at life at an all or nothing pace.  Either I am running along, full steam ahead, or I am at a complete standstill, most likely because I had too much full steam ahead.  Balancing my busy schedule the past three months was so impossible, I stopped trying. Three weddings in six…

TECHNOLOGY IN TRANSITION

I remember visiting my parents’ home during a college break and asking my parents how long they were going to make me suffer with a rotary dial phone in the hallway.  Then, after moving to Texas, I swore I’d never call them unless they invested the $3 a month for call waiting because they were…

MISERY JUST PUT OUT A FOR RENT SIGN

I don’t know where this statement came from tonight, but it pulsed through me like an electric current:  Your misery no longer has my company. Misery has loved my company for years.  I’m not talking about, “curse God and die,” misery, nor am I talking about intense, miserable pain.  I’m talking about “stuck in a…

RANDOM SASSY-NESS…

I am too tired to finish the thoughts I had rolling around in my brain this evening.  I had jury duty Wednesday and my brain has been fatigued ever since.  I will write about that later this weekend. Before I try and sleep, however, I must empty my brain of all the random thoughts so…

PULLING WEEDS

I’ve been sick for almost two weeks now and have been confined to my couch when I’m not at work (or at prepaid, planned events). I’ve watched quite a bit of basketball (sorry, Baylor, Purdue), edited many photos, slept, and had many thoughts sloshing around in my head.  Unfortunately, most of those thoughts are still sloshing,…

PLAYING WITH THE CAMERA

Last Saturday, I decided to play with my camera and some objects I had in the house.  This is some of what came of it all. I now have some Strobist flash gels to play with now, so we will see what comes of that!

SO THIS TRUCK BLEW UP OUTSIDE MY APARTMENT THIS MORNING…

In the middle of my usual Saturday morning activities (this usually means cleaning), I heard a loud BOOM, much like a transformer blowing up.  Since I’d heard many transformers up during Hurricane Ike, I thought I knew this noise well. The second boom came just a few minutes later, followed by screaming, sirens and another…