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Daily Occurrences

The days are pretty predictable around here. Sometimes it feels like everyone is quitting their job for something new, traveling to far off places, or having babies. Adam and I just celebrated our second wedding anniversary and after two years, it feels like a bit of a haze lifted and we were able to talk about what we really want. For us, it’s staying at our jobs, spending more time in Columbus, and paying off our my student loans (ahem, Adam had a full ride scholarship so that would be MY loan). While it might not be incredibly glamorous, it’s an adventure and I’m so happy to be sharing it with him.

As for my photos, THIRD TIME’S A CHARM! I was loading the film incorrectly the first two rolls and it was starting to rain on my parade. This third roll that I shot was more of a tester roll to see if something was wrong with the camera. The socially awkward gentleman at the camera store loaded in this third roll and even rewound it when I dropped it off so we’ll see if I can handle the fourth roll all by myself. Geez, this isn’t rocket science. I even learned how to shoot on a film camera.

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New Blog Design

Hello pals, readers, friends and family! I’ve changed the look of my blog a bit. Now you can tweet out my posts, contact me through a contact form and hopefully comment a bit easier. I wanted something more flexible & interactive (and pretty soon I’ll be adding my portfolio to display within this site completely). Hurray for everything in one spot! My RSS feed and all that jazz stays completely the same but if you’re reading this in an RSS reader, you probably can’t see the lovely new design, eh? If you notice any kinks, mishaps or weird errors please let me know by commenting or emailing me! It’s all a work in progress. Keep your eyes out for more writing and a few fun features coming up soon.

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The Burning House

I recently came across The Burning House and I was instantly sucked in. I clicked, read, and soaked in all the posts in one sitting. Anyone can submit their photo/illustration to depict exactly what they would take with them. The site explains,

“If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It’s a conflict between what’s practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question.”
The photo below (and the caption that went along with it) especially stuck out to me.
Sandra wrote:

“My house burned to the ground in 1977, lost everything.  I learned that material possessions are unimportant.  However, in a pinch I would take the hard drive and Horus and leave everything else.  Am about to get a safe deposit box to keep an extra hard drive in so I would just take Horus and come back and dig the tektite out of the ashes.  Word to all the folks with big piles of stuff:  You have way less time than you think.”

Makes you think, huh?