Thursday, May 26, 2011

Coming Back - Take II

I  had originally set this post as an explanation as to why I had been MIA for the past few weeks. And then left lame promises of how I was going to 'get back to it!'. Only I haven't. And then I came to realize this blog is simply not a job, it is for my own creative outlet.

When I start second guessing myself and taking the time to explain to an unseen audience as to my whereabouts of late, I start to wonder what's gone wrong. I did menion in the previous version of this post that once something I enjoy becomes work, I tend to burn out and disappear....I do not wish for that to happen here. However, I also do not want the nagging guilt nipping at my heels because I failed to do a writing post or a photography post. I spend more than half of my life toiling away at my 'jobs'. Some I love, some are just a means to an end. But this, this is my escape and my joy. I would like to keep it that way.

So if I don't post for a day or two - or a week or two, it's my perogative. Sometimes my creativity likes to hide out while I get lost in the murky world of reality. So I'll take breaks and then I'll post in wild spurts of insanity - just keep checking back and I can promise that you will see new posts! Oh, and if you are reading this - thanks for tuning in :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Late Is Better Than Never

I took these photos a few days ago but haven't gotten around to editing them - till now. I'm a slacker sometimes, what can I say?

How much is that Alice in the window?


RayBans and J.Crew





C is for Cupcake

I've decided to take the INSANITY challenge. P90X has great reviews, I know people who have done it & recommend it with glowing results. I've considered it.....but then I saw the advertisement for INSANITY. Perhaps the name itself just seemed fitting - or the fact that this intense workout is 60 days, as opposed to 90. I don't know, but I've been feeling unmotivated and grizzly like of late. It's time for a change and Shaun T is apparently going to become my worst enemy and best friend all rolled into one. It is due to arrive next Wednesday - and from what I gather, my life will never be the same. I hope these words don't come back to bite me in the ass - but I thought if I posted my weekly results here, I would be more likely to stick it out. Did I mention the free T you get upon finishing? You snap some before and after photos and they send you a free shirt. I swear, THAT was the main motivating factor for me. Just kidding. Kind of. Anyway, I will hold myself more accountable to working out because I will hide my face in shame otherwise.

So while my dear friends are still stuffing their faces with cupcakes and watching weekly for my results, I'll be sweating like a mofo and getting ripped. Yep, that means no more cupcakes for this chick! I'm looking forward to viewing what happens to be under my layers of 'insulation'. Tune in next Thursday - if I am still able to type by that point!

**Actually, I've decided to keep track of my progress at my other blog: - go check it out!**

(Want to check out the workout? Click on the link below!----> I'm not affiliated with Beach Body in anyway, only sharing the link where you can find the workout. Also, should you decide to try it make sure you read the disclosures on health issues and consulting your doctor and such. Just sayin'!)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Favorite Words

I had posted on my favorite words the other day, but sadly Blogger must have had a munchie attack and ate them. Boo. So whatever brilliant musings I had openly shared about my fantastic writing talent have been lost forever. I will do my best to recapture my witty and amazingly intelligent prose now:

Jigger (a unit to measure alcohol)

Hornswoggle (hoax)

Jejunum (part of the small intestines)

Dilapidated (falling in on itself)

Discombobulated (confused)

Imbibe (drink alcoholic beverages)

Ephemera (fleeting, temporary)

Nomenclature (act of naming)

Onomatopoeia (words describing sound - SPLASH, DRIP)

Whimsical (fanciful)

These are broad definitions of each word - check with Google or your dictionary for more in-depth definitions if you must :)

Friday, May 6, 2011


The colossal giant stands before me
The keeper of my dreams and demons
This place I met myself in
This place that became a part of me

Even now, years later it haunts me
Fills my nights with twisted memories
Of roaming through its underbelly
Searching for an escape

This place that fostered my insecurities
Nurtured my fears and doubts
Left me questioning my own abilities
Discouraged me from flying away

I look at it from the outside now
Thankful I was able to wrench free
From the clutches, or so I thought
It still holds me close to its massive structure

One day I may enter it, briefly
If only to silence its constant chatter
To see it for what it really is
A big pile of bricks, nothing more

For it never was about the building
Nor the institution that it houses
It's always been about my inability
To forgive myself of my youth

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Golden sunlight filters through the tree branches
My mind focuses on days long ago
Is this a wise journey? These shadows
Hiding little nuances of forgotten wrongs

The answer should lie in these dreams
These images that keep surfacing
But the simple truth escapes me,
Doubt lingers in the corners

The sun has set, the moon perched high above
I think the reflection in the water
Reminds me of someone, anyone
It is only my face, and my memories

The path beside me leads home, where I belong
I tried to take another but lost my way
I'm home now,  and safe from the unknown
I'm home with my heart, amended

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Orb in the Sky Appeared Today

The sun did shine for most of the day! Such a welcome feeling of sunshine kissing my skin, as opposed to the constant dampness of rain. There are a few lovely images of my blooming yard, and some of my trusty models. Oh, and a random shot or two from the porch dwelling evening venture.

Baby Alice

Brotherly Love


Outdoor beauty

Fleur Buds

Candle lit bottle

I love blurred shots like this