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Saturday, July 31, 2010

I recently got the opportunity to fly home and visit my family for a fun-filled weekend celebrating my sister's 27th birthday. It hasn't been long since I moved out to California, but seeing everyone was much appreciated. 

My sister started a blog called, "My 27th Year." In this blog she takes an image a day and writes an entry to go with it... in total this blog will include 325 entries. Her images and creative writing are amazing and they make me want to "step up my game." So, from now on, I will try to take my knowledge of Adobe programs and apply them to my photos. We'll see what I end up with! 

First try... Departing from Phoenix, heading back to Orange County, I was able to get a shot of downtown Phoenix below the wing of the airplane. You can see Bank One Ballpark (now known as Chase Field) along with all the other buildings. The logo on the end of the wing made the image look like an advertisement for them, so I photoshopped that out and placed my own silly words, "Goodbye Phoenix." Then being inspired by my sister's recent Etsy purchase, I placed different fonts saying "Keep your head in the sky and feet on the ground." Kind of cliche', I know, but oh well! 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Two-post Tuesday!

Well, I skipped a couple days so I decided to make up for that by hosting a two-post-tuesday :) Working at Stampington & Company has been great so far. They are keeping me very busy, and although I don't have a huge range of creativity to work with doing layouts, I am still learning a lot. My desk is in a "hoteling station" (says my sister who is a commercial interior designer) and needed to be fixed up a bit. So here are my before and after pics... I am pretty proud of how it turned out!



I think people at the office thought I got a little out of control, but eh, gotta make the most out of it right!? 

As I mentioned before...

daaaa naaaaa, daaaa naaaaa, da na, da na, da na, 
DA NAAAAAA........

AHHHHHHH, I found two of these the other day in the room that I am staying in. I had a complete "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" moment, while killking the two critters I couldn't help but scream out, "i'm sorry, i'm sorry!" haha. Let's just say I have a hard time killing anything, even a fly, so I guess I need to "buck up" if I want to make it out here in CA. Watch out spiders, I show no mercy... ok, I'll try not to.

Friday, July 9, 2010

A Blogging Reason

hen I look back at the past year or two I realize that so much has happened. There are so many lessons, moments, and people that I hope to remember for always. I just turned 24 years old and although I am still pretty young, I realize that my memory doesn't have the capacity size that I wish it did. Therefore, I have a reason to Blog! I will try to keep these posts short and sweet, and they will cover nearly anything in life and will most likely be really random, because lets be honest... I am really random.

Speaking of memories and moments, I just moved to California. It's a surreal feeling and I don't think it has even really kicked in yet. I feel as if I am back in College, work being my college now. You wouldn't think that California is much different than Arizona, but I have been slowly making a list of differences in my head. Here is what I have come up with so far...

  • An obvious difference: there is an ocean here haha
  • I am actually cold here about 70% of the time
  • Hands free phone policy in the car (yes, I am now one of those people that look like they are talking to themselves in their car... the thing is though, I really like it!)
  • There are hills everywhere to navigate around. Unlike Arizona and their grid system.
  • More vegetation
  • Pat and Oscars is still up and running (yum)
  • Movies are about $11.50 or $12 (yikes)
  • Instead of being scared of scorpions, I now fear spiders.
  • There is literally a Starbucks on every corner (I'm in heaven)
I guess thats about all I got for now on differ
ences. Maybe more to come. Now to leave you with a bit of a visual...

I went from this:

To this:
photos found on Google