Monday, February 27, 2012

Thoughts on a Monday Morning

I realized how many books I've bought over the last month alone and ... *cough, cough, cough*

Um, yeah.

And I have a horrible habit of buying books and not reading them. It sort of works like this: I buy four, read three, but in the meantime buy several more... and so on. I end up with a lot of books on my TBR list that I haven't got to.

As it stands now there's over 100. :/

I know, that's pathetic.

I decided yesterday that for an entire month I need to step away from buying anything new. The thought has me shaking! ;)

I loaded up all of my TBR yesterday on my iPad and got to work. Two books down, 98 to go. LOL.

I really loved this article on Viola Davis and her wig. In it she talks about her husband:

He said, 'If you want to wear it for your career, that's fine, but in your life wear your hair. Step into who you are!'

First of all, she's freaking beautiful. Be-U-Ti-FUL! So, I mean, maybe it's just me and I don't understand the wig thing. I think she looks amazing without it. And why would you want to look like anyone else?!

Second, her husband rocks. 'Nuff said. I love when one spouse empowers the other.

Third, I love the message. It resonated with me. Not that I don't step into who I am. It's just that, sometimes when I'm tired on a Monday morning, it's a nice encouragement to hear. :)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Life This Week

Steven: You haven't posted since Monday, right?

Me: Um, no. Why?

Steven: Wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything.

He cracks me up. He lives with me and, yet, finds some perverse enjoyment reading my blog. It's cute.

And reminded me that I should blog (though, I have nothing to say!).

so.... bullet points? That always works.

* I am over 10K on my new book. Woot! I have a very good idea of the plot at this point. However, I continue to struggle with the interaction between the two main characters. I'm not quite capturing the spark yet.

* I got a new lens! It's freaking awesome. After I upgraded my 35mm, my current (cheap) 50mm wasn't cutting it. The pictures were way too soft. Ugh.

I spent hours reading reviews between the 1.2 and 1.4. I ended up getting a 50mm 1.4. The 1.2 is cost prohibitive at the moment, especially when the reviews were clear that there is very little difference in picture performance.

I have to say, I'm pleased so far! I made the right choice.

We're calling this my Valentine's gift. hahaha. Happy Valentine's Day to ME!

* My Valentine is also putting together a studio space in the opposite side of my office. We had to go very untraditional. Meaning: The only space I had to put it was against a windowed wall, so I couldn't do a traditional backdrop. I wanted foam core (like my photographer crush, Sue Bryce), but I couldn't find it big enough for what I needed.

I'll show you what we ended up with when it's finished and I show you the pictures I take with it (so that you know I'm not crazy). Because it's ghetto chic. But who cares? It's totally perfect for me and that's all that matters!

* Speaking of pictures... I'm taking newborn pictures for a friend on Saturday. I'm nervous. I've never done a newborn shoot before. Let's cross our fingers and hope for the best.


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