Tuesday, July 8, 2008

a bunch of nothing

Here I am, still not sleeping right. Maybe I'll never learn. Maybe I'll just be forced to become nocturnal and develop highly-sensitive eyes that can see things better in the dark.. like a cat. Yeah. I'll be better than the old crazy cat lady, because I'll actually be a cat.

Now that I have all this time freed up without my silly summer course bogging me down, I've come up with a mental list of about a billion things I want to do. Okay, so by a billion, I mean more like five or six. Exaggeration is a bad, bad habit to break.

I have all these cool secret projects lined up, but I can't talk about them here. Who knows what eyes are reading this blog as we speak. There are three, so here's hoping I actually go through with all of them.

Two things I've wanted to do for a very long time are to put my family photos into albums and put my own dance pictures into frames and hang them in my room. The family albums have been on hold for a good five or six years now - we just have boxes and boxes of photos. It irks me, especially when it came time to do my senior scrapbook project in high school, or the scrapbook I made for Lyndsay's sweet sixteen. The boxes don't really have any order to them (although the pictures are in envelopes). So my mom promised me that now that my course is done, we can do the photo albums. Hooray! As for my dance pictures, I just need one more frame, which I have yet to find. I'm looking for one of those larger ones with many different-sized openings, because it'll be meant for the more casual pictures. I already framed my five professionally done group photos from my "graduation" year, as well as a selection of my favorite solo photographs.

I'm also horribly overdue for hanging out with a bunch of people who have asked me to. Most of these people are old high school friends who haven't seen me for years, although some are my college crew who I haven't seen since school ended. I'm one of those people who is really good at saying "oh hey! I haven't seen you in a while. We should definitely hang out ASAP!" And then never follow up. Which is strange, considering I'm the person who usually organizes any get-togethers. I guess I'll just have to make a list of who I need to see and start setting up dates. I love it when I have (or pretend to have) a social life.

I swear there are more ideas floating around in my head. When I think of them, I'll let you know. Because I know you're just dying over there without this knowledge.

Oh, by the way? I totally temporarily filled my cupcake craving. BUT I STILL WANT MORE. I bought this box on Saturday. I finished them last night. I can has moar?!

(Pssst. How do I make my camera focus more on the forefront of the object I'm photographing? Most pictures I see have the focus in the forefront, then the background blurs a bit more. Mine seems to do the opposite. Is there a trick, or is that just the way it is? Help!?) (I'm obviously a photography newb. I just recently discovered how to use the macro setting on my camera. Speaking of, my camera is shit. Just throwing that out there.) (... I heart parentheses.)

OH AND ONE LAST THING. That I keep forgetting to add. Assuming you read this in the morning, please send good vibes to my... On Break But Not Ex-Boyfriend Yet (that's totally not an over-complicated name), aka The Boy. He's taking his MCATs today and is not so sure he'll pull the scores he needs to apply to med school this year. Fingers crossed, though, because this is super important to him.

And now, this post is officially over. Surprisingly enough? I have other things on the brain, so expect a whole 'nother entry later today.


Anonymous said...

Mmm...cupcakes :)

I have a similar project with photos that I keep meaning to do but keep putting off. I hope you're more successful than I am!

Jenn said...

I've always wondered if there was a trick to making the background a bit blurrier than the object you're focusing on.