Ketchup in my Milk Cup

When you start pouring ketchup in your milk cup, instead of on your plate, you know it's time to take a break! Which is what I just did! Hah.

I have some impending deadlines of doom coming up this week and the beginning of next week. So my mind is running wild. Eating seems to take the back burner on weeks like these! Ah well, that's school for you. I'm working on some really cool projects!

Speaking of projects:

For a project in my graphic design class, we had a competition of sorts. We designed posters for some on campus events and concerts for next semester. There were about five people who designed two posters for each event. Our client was the man in charge of advertising for these events, and he came when our posters were finished and picked his favorites. So if yours is his favorite, then it's going to be used next semester for advertising.

Our client was very particular in what he liked for the posters. He liked photos of the performers. But our professor encouraged us to push the boundaries a little bit. To design one poster that is safe–one that we know he will like, and to design another that is more symbolic or abstract, and try to convince him that it is the best solution.

And guess what!!! He liked both of my posters best out of all of them, and he chose to use the one I designed that is more abstract! I'm pretty excited.

Here is the winning poster:

You like?


Little Johnny

So, I'm suppose to be doing homework right now, but this is just so good, I have to share it.

My new desktop background:

Wasn't he just the cutest!?

This picture makes me smile every time. I love it.

We're going to have some dang cute kids.

Just Sayin'


Things That Get Me Through

I'm going to be completely honest with you.

Sometimes I can be a negative person. Sometimes when things go wrong, I act like the world is going to end! And I complain to John, and I get all down. I'm working on becoming a more positive person.

I can be busy and happy all at the same time, it's true, I know it is! It's all about my thoughts. And about the way I see the world. It's about the way I choose to feel.

So this morning I decided to make a list of things that have helped me through hard times this semester. I hope that maybe you can use this list on a hard day to help you through your hard times. :) And it will also be a quick way to tell you what's been going on in my life, since I'm a class F blogger lately!

My "Things that get me through" List [in no particular order]:

  • A Sunny Day
  • Otter Pops
  • A sweet note on the table from John
  • Waffle Crisp
  • Pandora
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Finally having one of my pictures win a prize in Photographics Society
  • Helping students to learn to use Illustrator, & seeing them start to understand the way things work.
  • A hug from my sweetster
  • Riding my bike to school
  • Registering for my last semester of classes
  • Calling a professional designer in California, and having him tell me he's looking forward to seeing my work, and he'll show it to some other designers he knows.
  • Enya
  • Coldplay
  • Knowing that I have good friends that care
  • Friends that feed me grapes, carrots, and cliff bars [Go Erica!]
  • PSYCH!!! The most recent season is available on Netflix!!
  • Toaster Stroodles
  • Night Photography with friends [see photos below]!
  • Writing HTML & CSS that actually does what I tell it to
  • The new Taco Bell Mango Strawberry freezy things!
  • Hot showers
The list could go on! See, there is always so much positive in life, we just have to choose to see it.

Have positive days this week for me, okay?

P.S. Here are some awesome pictures I took in the dark last week:

 [A long shutter speed does wonders]

[Cop cars make for awesome light pictures, but don't tell the cop you just took a picture of him, he'll get mad at you... Oops... :]

Happy Hump Day Everyone!


Simple Pleasures

This semester has been my toughest semester yet! I'm taking 16 credits of upper level classes. I love every single one of them [minus that lame General Ed science class that I put off until now]! I just have a lot to get done each day. Some days I leave in the morning and don't get back until 6 or 7 at night. I didn't know how I'd make time for a job with all that going on.

I was stressed to the max. I was feeling lost. Lost from John, lost from dishes & delicious dinners, and lost from God. Nothing seemed to be going right. And then I went out to take some photos of a wire whisk [You'll find those photos here] for my graphic design class, and I found these little beauties:

I don't know exactly why, but the beauty in those obnoxious weeds, and the stinky blossoms changed the way I felt about life. As I saw the beauty in the simple things, my perspective changed. I realized that I was making my life too complex with all that stress.

So I stopped and re-evaluated my life. I decided that it's not the end of the world if I don't get good grades. If I'm doing my best, than that's good enough for me. It's time to stop stressing, and start loving the good things I have in life. Like my relationship with John, which is more important than all this school stuff.

This week is going to be a better one, because I'll be keeping my eye out for the many good and simple things I have in life.