Monday, December 29, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Last spring, I had my first commercial job. I was hired to take pictures of the University Guest House and it's affiliated buildings. They were going to use the photos for a new website and brochures. They have finally posted the new website and I thought I would share. A lot of the pictures on the site were taken by me. Especially the interior and exterior building shots. Another photographer did the wedding ones (except, I did one), most of the ones with people (except the Heritage center), and the food ones (I did some banquet ones). It was kind of fun to see them in action. If you want to see, here is the link. You probably wont know which ones I did for sure though.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Someone took our corner too fast and crashed into our tree. Broke the poor thing right in half. Oh yeah, they took off without saying a word! Good thing, and bad thing, my neighbor was out in her driveway. She saw the whole thing. I'm glad it was our tree and not her! After looking at the damage, I got a call from another neighbor who is actually on a different street, but has a high house. Here husband saw the car from their bedroom window. They didn't see the crash but saw the speeding car. They told me who they thought it was and I spent all day trying to decide what to do. I thought it would be better if they came clean on their own instead of getting a phone call from me.
Today, the police officer involved told us that they know who did it. She had called it in but had a slightly different story. It WASN'T who I thought it was. The type of car was right, but not the person. Boy am I glad I didn't accuse anyone. Anyways, she came back to our house at 4:00 in the morning. Called the police and said that it had just happened. She then said that another car was going to hit her and she had to swerve into the tree. Later, the police got the truth from her. OMG! If she would have just stopped in the first place, it would have been a lot easier. We weren't even mad. We just did know what to do so we reported it to the police. Anyways, case closed. I was fully entertained.
Friday, December 12, 2008
I just finished "His Dark Materials" trilogy aka: The Golden Compass. I saw the movie and then Matt said that there was a huge black listing of the book because the author is Atheist. So OF COURSE I had to read it, LOL! Anyways, I REALLY liked the books. I guess I must like Atheist authors. My favorite author is Ayn Rand (Atheist). Maybe I like them because they dont bind themselves by traditional rules. Even though I dont think everything in a "fictional" book is fact, I like the fresh new ideas. I like to see how they can make them work in a new kind of world. I understand why some people would make a big deal over the ideas in the book but I kind of wonder if the author was baiting for it in the first place. The author was said to be surprised that Harry Potter received more controversy than his books. As if he was looking for the attention to lead to more sells!! Anyways, I think people should be allowed to say whatever they want to say and you and I should then decide if it is fact or fiction. I dont think books should be ignored because they might have a different idea than the main stream. Maybe they are just not worth your time, but there shouldnt be some public strike against it.
To sum it up, this series might be added to my favorite books list. Although, it was a little drawn out in some parts and some things seems to be "a little too convenient". I love the whole idea of "Dust", good vs. evil, and your soul taking the form of an animal. I even liked the religious references. Maybe because I dont think The Fall was bad. Well, you will have to read it to know what Im talking about, or just go to Wikipedia. If you have read it, I would like to know what you thought.