Go Team Go!

Man, I’ve still Austin on the brain like crazy. Here, have another picture:

Lake Travis

Gorgeous.

I finally finished my black and white film portfolio and put it up and was surprised by the large amount of positive feedback I got, from my photos, and from my deeply personal artist statement I put up. I’m really happy with the overall statement and quality of my prints. Maybe when I get them back I’ll put them online so others can see them.

Alright, the rest of the day will be dedicated to cleaning. Good luck to us. We will get this house in order!

Texas on my Mind.

I know I’ve been a grouch the last few days and I apologize. Today has actually been quite a good day. I skipped out on a boring class to make some money this morning, and I had a sudden realization as I sat at the computer creating the new Alumni 2009 Reunion brochure. I’m going to be in Texas in a few weeks. I’m going to be in Austin, Texas with my Ash celebrating Christmas. Texas! You have no idea how excited I am over this. I was almost screaming with happiness at Ash over the phone when I figured it out. Texas. Oh I can’t wait.

Texas

And on an entirely different, and more geeky note, who else is excited for WordPress 2.7? I still haven’t updated to 2.6.5, but I’ll try and squeeze that in tonight among all the packing and cleaning that has taken over the house. I have to get mine updated as well as Ash’s, Meg’s, and Mac’s (the SBird Crew as I refer to them as in my own little world). Gotta love WordPress. How can anyone say Blogger is better?

Alright, I’m gonna work for another half an hour and then head over to the dark room to make my final prints for tomorrow’s class. That way I have roughly three to four hours to get some work done there before I pick up Ash from the kennels. Okay, go team!

Vacation Update.

Things have slowed down enough that I can actually write an entry and not have to publish it later. Yesterday we went to three different museums, jumped on huge boulders along Lake Michigan, and had some yummy chinese food. We saw dinosaurs, civil war paintings, and some of the mangiest stuffed animals I have ever seen. All in all, it was a pretty great day.

Today is our last day here and we spent it mostly putting up the Christmas tree, doing laundry, and relaxing. I also got some new hand-me-down clothes from my younger sister (yes, hand-me-downs from my younger sister) and we had a huge breakfast.

I would love to put up pictures of our Christmas Tree because I love it, but I don’t think that’s going to happen since this dial-up at my parents’ house is unbelievably the slowest possible in existence. I don’t know how they can deal with it. I guess the trick is to have only one window open at a time and to make sure it is fully loaded before you even attempt to move to another page. It’s frustrating.

But I’m going to go hunt down Ash – I think she’s around here somewhere. Unless my youngest sister got to her… oh dear.

Stuffed Full.

Well we reached home okay (got there around 1:30 in the morning) and got the cats and Spunky set up for the night before finally passing out in bed. Had tons of family come over Thanksgiving Day and ate tons of food – Ash’s deviled eggs were an absolute hit and everyone enjoyed them (in fact, some of my relatives even admitted to liking them more than my mom’s “World Famous” Deviled Eggs – there were none left of Ash’s at the end of the day, and a plate-full of my mom’s remained uneated).

Today, we are off to the museums in Kenosha (art, dinosaurs, and civil war history, oh my!) and I am most likely there right now since I’m typing this in advance to put up in the morning. I’m so sneaky.

(Anyway, I’m exhausted, the day was long, and the dogs are now barking. Night all and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Oh, and Good morning!)