Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Not so good

Last night was the first night in awhile that Ben and I actually got to spend some time together because of my hectic schedule. So we decided to watch Blades of Glory with Will Ferrell and it was pretty much awesome. Then Ben really wanted to make some home made chocolate chip cookies which I thought sounded yummy. Let me give you a little background on my cooking. It sucks. I always seem to mess up ANYTHING I make somehow. For example, for the 4th of July I made a homemade cheese cake and it came out soggy, messy, gross. Unless it comes in a box, I will mess it up. But I thought, "how could I possibly ruin chocolate chip cookies?" and besides, Ben (being the much better cook) was right there with me. So we got to cooking and all went fine....until the first batch came out of the oven. They looked like crap...literally....crap. We had no idea why they looked so gross until I took one more look at the recipe. It called for 2 and 1/4 cups of flour and I only put 1 1/4.... oops. Needless to say I felt like an absolute idiot. So we fixed the problem and finished the rest of them and they were all quite scrumptious.
SO....I've decided I need to start cooking more often then I do now....which is never, to get some practice. I want to be a good cook. So I will be trying new recipes and see how badly I can mess them up to. Hopefully I will get better at it.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A Pirate's Life For Me

At least that is the theme for my still life photo I had to do for school. So I've decided that since I never really have anything interesting to blog about I will start blogging more of my work. So if you like pictures, I will be having lots more! Here is the project I did for still life. Although it looks like it was shot outside on a nice sunny beach this was actually in a studio, I was pretty impressed with myself for having such a cool theme cause everyone else did boring things. I made them jealous though, I was even told that! So anyway here is my latest piece.

I must give credit to Ben of course, cause the pirate accessories were provided by him, but the idea was all mine, except the sand, my instructor actually just happened to have some in the studio and asked me if I wanted it. I think it adds a lot to it. Let me know what you all think! I up for any criticism anyone has.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Lost and Found

Well when we got to church today, I asked my neighbor (one of the animal contol officers) if he had seen my Ozzy anytime yesterday. He said that another guy picked him up and took him to the Police Station and they had the pound pick him up. I was so relieved, after worrying about im all night. So he brought him to us today and he is fine. It turns out he was probably only outside like 10 minutes before someone found him because the police station is literally right around the corner from our apartment. But he got his very own cage at the pound because Darrell said he was scared of the other dogs. He was probably just cold and shivering but who knows. But I hope he learned his lesson by having to spend the night in the doggie slammer!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

On the Loose!

Yep that would be my dog Ozzy. He has run away from home today about 1 o'clock because our front door didn't latch when we closed it and he got out. I am pretty upset because I know he is not the brightest animal and cannot possibly find his way home, not to mention he is VERY cold natured and is probably shivering to death in the cool weather tonight. So if you all could be on the look out for this dog...

it would be very much appreciated. We live on the square so if you live or happen to be by the surrounding area please keep your eye out. Thank you!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

My Ad

I decided I will post an ad here for anyone needing pictures. I really need lots of practice and anyone willing to give it to me would be much appreciated. If you need family pictures, pictures of you kids, a special event, pretty much anything I will work out a day to do them with you. Did I mention for free. Yeah since I'm still just an amature, all you need to pay for are the prints. I am already doing the Matthew's family pictures as well as taking pictures at for the Diabetes Walk. Just let me know!! if you need my # it's 449-8100.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

My First Photo Shoot

Well I have been really busy as most of you know with working 35 hours a week AND going to school 2 days. I'm sorry I haven't blogged in awhile but I haven't had much to tell ya'll. But I decided to display some of my work, well work in progress. Our first assignment in my studio practices class was to light a subject (the freaky manikin) with only one light source (hint the freaky light effect) from many different angles. It had to be in black and white which makes them look even freakier. So I introduce to you Jill the freaky bald, naked and pointer fingerless manikin (you can't tell in these pics but her pointer finger is broke off)

I guess their not bad pictures, just kinda boring but I'm sure as the semester goes on they will get better. So that's what I have been doing at school in case any of you were interested.

Monday, September 3, 2007

What a Week!

I have been extrememly busy this week with school starting a new job. I worked 35 hours from Thursday to Sunday! You may be asking if I like my new job. The answer would be no. I LOVE it!!! Even though I've been working 11 hour days, it doesn't even seem like it. We get to have all sorts of fun there. First of all, it is REQUIRED to blow up balloons every day! How awesome! So Saturday we had a big blitz thing and had snacks and drinks and I got to go around Walmart and hand out balloons to little kids. They were so excited when they saw me coming....their faces would lght up and they'd be like "BALLOONS!" It is awesome. The best part is not having to smell like a big ol' sandwich when I get home. I am still learing about everything though. It is a lot to remember but I have three days of training this week in Evansville so I hope I will learn a bunch there.
Today was my day off so we went to my mom's for a Labor Day cookout. It was yummy. Then Ben and I went to Newburgh so I could test out my new camera a little more. I would post them but they aren't very interesting....I was basically just figuring out how to set my camera and all. I will post some pictures of my adorable nephew Colter though!

he looks fussy but he was only acting scared of me. I don't know why but some days he loves me and some days he's scared of me. It probably didn't help that I had a camera in his face.

He's listening intently on what Aunt Cassie is saying.

I guess he had a hard day cause he fell asleep before lunch was even ready. Isn't he cute!
So anyway, I love my new job, and school is going good so far. I need to go because I was so busy I haven't been able to read anyone's blog all week. I know that Andi and Perri have many posts I have missed. Talk to everyone sometime...I hope!