Friday, January 28, 2011

Inspiration delivered

Like I needed another distraction. I went and found Polyvore and I can't tear myself away. This site is place to create "vision boards" for fashion, interior design and art. You can shop and clip images of items that strike your fancy and then paste the clips into your "Night on the Town Outfit" set or your "Dreamy Bedroom Decor" set. I for one, found a new favorite color combination from this set:

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tell me I'm not alone on this

I love it when straight edge people have foul mouths.

Makes me wanna give them a mutha****ing hug.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Photography: Uno

So to go along with the start of the new year, I thought I'd start some photography related posts. Since I'm basically a beginner, they might not all be totally groundbreaking but hey, I'm still learning.

Last spring I bought my first DSLR: the Canon T1i. I asked our wedding photographer (thanks Clark & Corona!) for "entry-level" recommendations, and being a Canon girl herself, she recommended the T1i and the XSi. I happened to pick the T1i mostly because of its HD video capability. It came with the standard 18-55 mm kit lens which is nothing to sneeze at but after playing with the camera for several weeks, I started looking for more of a portrait lens. After doing some research, I narrowed it down to 2 lenses: Canon's 50mm f1.8 and Canon's 50mm f1.4. Both give amazing depth of field but there's a major price difference between the 2. Since I'm such a newbie with not a ton of disposable income (I dropped a fair chunk of it on the camera, after all!) I opted for the less expensive f1.8. Both lenses are great for photos with a nice, fuzzy background and a beautifully focused subject.

And if a novice like me can take photos like these, you know this lens has to be good:

(These are all "SOOC," or straight-out-of-camera shots 
with no editing done in post, so they may not be perfect, but I love them anyway.)

Monday, January 3, 2011

oh no, not again

Friends, I'm in love.

With her:

She's being fostered locally and we're going to go meet her on Wednesday at our local shelter. Dear sweet Jesus, that face makes me melt.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

For the dog lovers

Yes, I'm partial to Boston Terriers.

Stella's Shasta Adventure from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Stuff the hub says

During conversations with the Hub, he'll sometimes emit the finest pieces of prose that ever graced the English language.  These are just a few good ones:

  • "It was so super it was SUPERFLUOUS!"
  • "They were engaged in a tepid affair."
  • Me: "Your hands are so warm." (after he tenderly caressed my face) Him: "They haven't even been in my pants."
  • "Dammit, I should have married a dumber woman."
  • "I washed our bidet!"-This one requires some context...He called me at work one day and proudly exclaimed this little gem after he washed our DUVET.
  • "It's almost the dog's birthday. Should we have a party at Round Table?"
Stay tuned for more Hub-isms in the near future.