There’s No Place Like Home – Post Eighty-Five

The It List

Acquiring an SLR
Acquiring a Polaroid
Finishing ‘The Notebook Theme’
Writing a novel
Seeing Paris in the Spring
Acquiring an old-fashion typewriter
Watching all of Judy Garland’s films
Singing in front of a group
Not speaking one word for a whole day
Learning Spanish, Italian, and French
Riding a Moped
Riding a horse with no saddle
Reading Kon Tiki
Creating my own personal library
Filling out a journal
Reading the Bible cover to cover
Reading Pilgrim’s Progress
Capturing love in a photograph
Starting a photography business
Earning a Medical Transcription certificate
Getting a job
Moving out
Spending a day at the Hawthorne District
Spending a day at the Saturday Market
Tattooing my side with meaning
Riding the bus
Taking a road trip to Forks, La Push and Port Angeles, Washington
Finishing a jawbreaker
Reading every book written about Jacqueline Kennedy
Reading “She Said Yes”
Watching the greatest movies filmed in 1939 and reading each film’s book
Watching all Alfred Hitchcock movies
Doing a 365 project
Acquiring a DSLR
Finishing “A Collection of Thoughts”
Seeing the Bodies exhibit
Taking care of a Bonsai tree
Publishing my Poetry as a book
Meeting a Person for Each Birthday of a Year
Opening my Own Gallery of my Best Work in Photography
Taking Art Classes to learn the technical side of Painting and Drawing
Spending a day in a field of red poppies taking a photoshoot and relaxing with my honey
Reading at least one book of all the author’s on the big painting in Barnes and Noble cafes
Creating a Heart shape with Polaroid photography I take
Reading all of Shakespeare & watching one movie for each
Spend a day at Ikea with my love
Watching all of Jane Seymour and Charlton Heston’s movies
Seeing both of the homes I grew up in years from now

I want to know what they’ll look like. Who’ll inhabit them? What will change? I’ve heard that the places seem so much different from our memories; seem smaller. I think it’d be interesting to see the changes.

Can you tell I’m missing home?

Au revoir,

Red

“Is it you? Is it?” – Post Eighty-Four

I was not named after a great aunt who brought good memories to a parent. I was not named after a friend who stuck it through thick and thin. I wasn’t named after anyone I will ever know personally, but I was named after two characters – who were quite the opposite – who brought good memories to my Mum.

The It List

Acquiring an SLR
Acquiring a Polaroid
Finishing ‘The Notebook Theme’
Writing a novel
Seeing Paris in the Spring
Acquiring an old-fashion typewriter
Watching all of Judy Garland’s films
Singing in front of a group
Not speaking one word for a whole day
Learning Spanish, Italian, and French
Riding a Moped
Riding a horse with no saddle
Reading Kon Tiki
Creating my own personal library
Filling out a journal
Reading the Bible cover to cover
Reading Pilgrim’s Progress
Capturing love in a photograph
Starting a photography business
Earning a Medical Transcription certificate
Getting a job
Moving out
Spending a day at the Hawthorne District
Spending a day at the Saturday Market
Tattooing my side with meaning
Riding the bus
Taking a road trip to Forks, La Push and Port Angeles, Washington
Finishing a jawbreaker
Reading every book written about Jacqueline Kennedy
Reading “She Said Yes”
Watching the greatest movies filmed in 1939 and reading each film’s book
Watching all Alfred Hitchcock movies
Doing a 365 project
Acquiring a DSLR
Finishing “A Collection of Thoughts”
Seeing the Bodies exhibit
Taking care of a Bonsai tree
Publishing my Poetry as a book
Meeting a Person for Each Birthday of a Year
Opening my Own Gallery of my Best Work in Photography
Taking Art Classes to learn the technical side of Painting and Drawing
Spending a day in a field of red poppies taking a photoshoot and relaxing with my honey
Reading at least one book of all the author’s on the big painting in Barnes and Noble cafes
Creating a Heart shape with Polaroid photography I take
Reading all of Shakespeare & watching one movie for each
Spend a day at Ikea with my love
Watching all of Jane Seymour and Charlton Heston’s movies

Yes, indeed I was named after one character from one of each of their movies (: If you’d like to know which, you know how to reach me (if you’re a personal friend.) I thought it’d be interesting, since I hadn’t really seen any of either actor’s movies, even the ones including the characters I’d been named after! Haha (:

Today I let myself sleep in, since its my last day off. Tomorrow I work from 4-8, and Friday and Saturday are from 6-2! Then, I work Monday-Friday all of next week. Keep me on my toes, chaps! Because I may forget a picture! I’ll need help remembering!

Au revoir,

Red

Thoughts of Tomorrow – Post Eighty-Three

So, instead of living in Europe for a few years (which would require a visa and becoming a citizen . . .) Kevin and I talked about it, and we’ve decided that it would be best just to spend a summer – 3 months – in Europe (: We’re really excited for this! It is GOING to happen! We are going to do this!
We’re not sure if we’re going to make a few stops or just stay in one place, but we’ll figure it out (: at least we have a goal now! Gah! Its so exciting (:

So, Colbie Caillat’s “Breakthrough” CD is pretty amazing. I love her sound. Its really sweet (: Also, 17 more posts until 100 posts, and less than a month until Red Hero is a year old! Oh my gosh!

I’ve been watching “The Last Song”. And . . . I’m kind of disappointed. They’re rushing it, and they’re ruining the Dad’s character. All the actors are perfect for their parts (except for the little boy. He needs some lessons.) They’re just overacting and rushing the whole thing or something . . . I can’t put my finger on it. Oh well. The book was wonderful, and that’s all that matters to me (:

Au revoir,

Red

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Henry David Thoreau – Post Eighty-Two

So, my newest add to It is a bit off the wall I suppose. Its random, but it would be so much fun! Here it isss . . .

The It List

Acquiring an SLR
Acquiring a Polaroid
Finishing ‘The Notebook Theme’
Writing a novel
Seeing Paris in the Spring
Acquiring an old-fashion typewriter
Watching all of Judy Garland’s films
Singing in front of a group
Not speaking one word for a whole day
Learning Spanish, Italian, and French
Riding a Moped
Riding a horse with no saddle
Reading Kon Tiki
Creating my own personal library
Filling out a journal
Reading the Bible cover to cover
Reading Pilgrim’s Progress
Capturing love in a photograph
Starting a photography business
Earning a Medical Transcription certificate
Getting a job
Moving out
Spending a day at the Hawthorne District
Spending a day at the Saturday Market
Tattooing my side with meaning
Riding the bus
Taking a road trip to Forks, La Push and Port Angeles, Washington
Finishing a jawbreaker
Reading every book written about Jacqueline Kennedy
Reading “She Said Yes”
Watching the greatest movies filmed in 1939 and reading each film’s book
Watching all Alfred Hitchcock movies
Doing a 365 project
Acquiring a DSLR
Finishing “A Collection of Thoughts”
Seeing the Bodies exhibit
Taking care of a Bonsai tree
Publishing my Poetry as a book
Meeting a Person for Each Birthday of a Year
Opening my Own Gallery of my Best Work in Photography
Taking Art Classes to learn the technical side of Painting and Drawing
Spending a day in a field of red poppies taking a photoshoot and relaxing with my honey
Reading at least one book of all the author’s on the big painting in Barnes and Noble cafes
Creating a Heart shape with Polaroid photography I take
Reading all of Shakespeare & watching one movie for each
Spend a day at Ikea with my love

I’ve always loved Ikea. The first time I actually went there was with a friend, and it was so amazing! Although I hit my head on one of the little kid’s tunnels. How odd for me.

Well, he’s never been to Ikea, and one of our favorite movies that we saw together is (500) Days of Summer, so I thought yesterday that we should spend a day at Ikea together, make that our little getaway (: He said he’d like that (especially if there are kitchen/cooking things there . . . haha.) I think it’d cheer him up a bit.

Today I’m going to just read. Yes, I know I keep saying this. Yes, I know I keep getting distracted by shiny things such as my computer. But today I really will! I must read! I still haven’t finished Moby Dick, and I swear its going to drive me insane! Not that anyone is putting it on hold, so I still have one or two renewals left for Moby Dick, but still! I feel so . . . slow. Reading it. Anyway . . .

What is something that just you and your boyfriend/girlfriend/fiance/husband/wife do together? Like a secret little getaway place?

Au revoir,

Red

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art. ~Ambrose Bierce – Post Eighty-One

I. Had. Sooo. Much. FUN. Oh my gosh! I love photography . . . so much. Its so much a passion for me. And these girls were awesome to work with. One of them wasn’t so sure what to do, but she still did great, and I got some amazing shots of her! I’m hoping to do it again sometime soon (:

The balloons were a whimsical, unplanned thing. There was something missing from the brown walls, so we thought of balloons (: Next time, though, I need to acquire 5 rather than 4. I have to remember the 3’s and 5’s rule, always.

I was really happy that both of the girls liked their photos. Thank you both so much for modeling for me! You guys gave me a good practice and I had a ton of fun! We have to do it again sometime soon, in front of the fountain too (:

It was really fun to edit these photos, also (: I didn’t want to go overboard, so with most of them I just played a little with the shadows to add more depth, but some of them I decided to go all out . . . and they turned out pretty magnificent. All of the photos are on my Picasa Web Albums and my Facebook fan page, so if you’d like to see them go ahead to either one of those links in the sidebar on the right (:

I watched “Babes in Arms” today. Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland were absolutely adorable together (: I mean seriously, how cute were they?

I just realized . . . after this post, I have 19 left to go until I’ve gotten to my 100th post! How awesome is this?! And, almost a month until Red Hero is a year old! I’m so excited!

Au revoir,

Red

“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” – Emma Goldman – Post Eighty

Today, a few girls from my church and I are going to go around taking photos. They’re going to model for me (: I’m really, really excited. Finally, some practice! Its going to be so much fun (:

Cannot cry, cannot weep
Wishes frivolous, empty hands
We leave with trivial pursuits
of shining happiness
the kind we may touch and admire.

Just a random thought . . . hm.

I’m not quite sure what else to say. I think I’ll leave it at I’ll be uploading the photos today or tomorrow (:

Au revoir,

Red

“Don’t you realize that the sea is the home of water? All water is off on a journey unless it’s in the sea, and it’s homesick, and bound to make its way home someday” – Zora Neale – Post Seventy-Nine

Today I got to practice some shots on water! It was a spur-of-the-moment type of thing, and I loved it! It was so much fun to snap shots of the water. They look like giant ice cubes (: I love it!
Also, I got my first Shakespeare book, and another Judy Garland movie, andd “Understanding Shutterspeed”! I’m really excited for all three, though I’m having a tough time reading all the books I have. I’ll have to fix that. (:

Work has been great. My feet are on fire most of the time, but I still love it. I hope I get up to speed, though, I feel so slow and keep making so many mistakes. I’ll get the hang of it soon (:

Also, I was recently placed in 6th place for an “I Heart Faces” contest! I didn’t think I’d place, so it was a really pleasant surprise! Thank you God (:

Anyway, I think I’m going to go read or something. Goodnight (:

Au revoir,

Red

Dog Days are Over – Post Seventy-Eight

So, lots of news, but first off I want to say that I have a new job! I’ll be working as a kitchen aide at the same place I did my internship for part time. And even better, its not a temporary position! Thank God! I had so many doubts, but this happened a little too perfectly. I randomly decided to IM one of the ladies I’m friends with that works there, and she just happened to mention they were hiring for that position and that it was part time, perfect for when I’ll be working towards my certificate in the Autumn. A little coincidental? I think not! Thank you Jesus, so much. I’m so grateful.

Next item: I’ve had FIFTY-SEVEN views since 5 PM last night! Oh my gosh! Thank you guys so much! I really appreciate it! Its awesome to see that so many people are reading this little journal of mine, its really neat.

Now, for the second most important bit of news. I’ve been working hard for the past couple of days on new pages, and now they are finished! I have now created an Alfred Hitchcock and Shakespeare list page, I updated the 1939 movies page, and created a progress page! If you have any suggestions for that page, please let me know!
Also, the “Birthdays” page is under “The It List: Item Explanations” now. The only updating I have left to do is that page; there’s a few item explanations I haven’t added to it.

Gah, I’m so excited for work. Is that weird to say? I don’t think it is, considering I spend most of my time sitting around staring at my wall/computer/book/air/etc. Not that you can really stare at air. I don’t think that’s possible.

Okay, I’m getting goofy now. Haha. Hopefully I won’t forget about my (107) project while working . . . I don’t want to miss a day!

Au revoir,

Red

Romeo, Oh Romeo, Where Art Thou? – Post Seventy-Six

So, last night while I was reading, I was inspired with something to add to It. Here it is (:

The It List

Acquiring an SLR
Acquiring a Polaroid
Finishing ‘The Notebook Theme’
Writing a novel
Seeing Paris in the Spring
Acquiring an old-fashion typewriter
Watching all of Judy Garland’s films
Singing in front of a group
Not speaking one word for a whole day
Learning Spanish, Italian, and French
Riding a Moped
Riding a horse with no saddle
Reading Kon Tiki
Creating my own personal library
Filling out a journal
Reading the Bible cover to cover
Reading Pilgrim’s Progress
Capturing love in a photograph
Starting a photography business
Earning a Medical Transcription certificate
Getting a job
Moving out
Spending a day at the Hawthorne District
Spending a day at the Saturday Market
Tattooing my side with meaning
Riding the bus
Taking a road trip to Forks, La Push and Port Angeles, Washington
Finishing a jawbreaker
Reading every book written about Jacqueline Kennedy
Reading “She Said Yes”
Watching the greatest movies filmed in 1939 and reading each film’s book
Watching all Alfred Hitchcock movies
Doing a 365 project
Acquiring a DSLR
Finishing “A Collection of Thoughts”
Seeing the Bodies exhibit
Taking care of a Bonsai tree
Publishing my Poetry as a book
Meeting a Person for Each Birthday of a Year
Opening my Own Gallery of my Best Work in Photography
Taking Art Classes to learn the technical side of Painting and Drawing
Spending a day in a field of red poppies taking a photoshoot and relaxing with my honey
Reading at least one book of all the author’s on the big painting in Barnes and Noble cafes
Creating a Heart shape with Polaroid photography I take
Reading all of Shakespeare & watching one movie for each

Yes indeed! I’d like to read all of his plays, because there’s a reason they’ve lasted the test of time. I’ve already read “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and adored it. I’d also like to compare Hollywood’s version to the plays to see if they did Shakespeare any justice, or maybe had an interesting idea of the plays. I’m excited (:

Do you realize that I have a month and 11 or 12 days until this blog is a year old? How odd, it seems! Its such a fascinating thing to keep updated, and I love to see what people take from it (if anything.) It’s helped me grow a bit, I’d say. Its kind of like an online journal, I suppose. Hm. (:

Anyways . . . what do you all think I should start on next? And, should I make a page to let you all know what I’m working on with It?

Au revoir,

Red