I Need An Adult

January 28, 2015

Guys. I went home to visit my parents on Sunday and I was so caught up with visiting my family that I FORGOT TO TAKE A PHOTO ON MONDAY. I feel like a failure, but I’ll just have to make it up somehow. I need a penalty for missing a day, as I assume it will not be the last day I forget. Do I take an extra photo the following day? Post a video of something? Smack myself in the face with my camera? What do I do? I will have to really think about it and make it up to well, myself… since I highly doubt anyone else except my mother reads this blog. Hi mom. Stay tuned.

There are A LOT of cats in this batch, but I will not apologize. Take it.

Without further ado, here are my photos, albeit a bit late and missing one day [god damn it!]

EDIT: THE PHOTO DOES EXIST. I took it on my mom’s camera and she will be sending it my way soon! I didn’t fail! 

DATE: January 20th, 2015
TITLE: Skating at Beresford

I bought skates the winter I began dating my boyfriend [two and a half years ago] and FINALLY he took me out skating with him this season. A lifelong hockey player, he’s an old pro, you might say. Anyway, here he is laughing at me while I try to keep my balance and take a photo at the same time.

January20th

DATE: January 21st, 2015
TITLE: NO PHOTOS

My betta is hilarious, wonderful, a bit of a lemon and incredibly camera shy, I’m lucky if I get a photo of him at all.

January21st

DATE: January 22nd, 2015
TITLE: Computer Warmth

My cat will hang off the back of my iMac for twenty minutes at a time to soak up the warmth it radiates. She’s pretty smart.

January22nd

DATE: January 23rd, 2015
TITLE: BATL

Drinking beer, eating pizza and competively throwing axes might sound dangerous but it really is the most fun thing ever. Here is Gerry being a badass are at BATL for a friend’s birthday this past Saturday.

January23rd

DATE: January 24th, 2015
Title: Baby Arya

I made a quick stop in Whitby to photograph a good friend’s beautiful new baby girl. She is the sweetest thing ever! Way to make cute babies, Shauna.

January24th

DATE: January 25th, 2015
TITLE: ALISON SUCKS

I’ll post something to make up for the lack of photo here in a seperate post. Shame. Much shame.

EDIT: THE PHOTO DOES EXIST. I took it on my mom’s camera and she will be sending it my way soon! I didn’t fail! 

DATE: January 26th, 2015
TITLE: Eyes

My mom’s cat has the most striking yellow eyes and I love his face.

January26th

DATE: January 27th, 2015
TITLE: Djangooooooooo!

Rottweiler. He reminds me so much of Diesel.

January27th

DATE: January 28th, 2015
TITLE: Buddy in the Bathroom

This cat has been in my family a very, very long time and he’s the chubbiest, cutest, weirdest toilet drinking cat ever.

January28th

Busy things

January 19, 2015

It is so easy to get wrapped up in a TV show when you start from the very beginning. I’ve seen a few episodes of Friends, but never have I watched it all the way through like I am currently. It’s awesome. Aside from very exciting Friends marathon, I had a pretty busy week and I snagged some more photos! I’d write more about my week, but I am really into this episode of Friends. Joey is dating Pheobe’s sister Ursula and she just stood him up. Drama.

DATE: January 13th, 2015
TITLE: Stag and Doe Cougar

My boyfriend and I, along with almost every other guest at my best friends party, bid on this painting as part of a blind auction. It’s so completely random and awesome that everyone wanted to win it. Well, GUESS WHO WON IT. We hung it up where it could be the most enjoyed. Obviously.

January13th

DATE: January 14th, 2015
TITLE: Spicy Noodles

I met up with an old co-worker to vent our unemployment frustrations and dined on pleasantly spicy but overwhelmingly giant bowls of ramen and sushi. It was lovely. I love Victoria.

January14th

DATE: January 15th, 2015
TITLE: Happiness is a Chuck-It

This is my boyfriend’s mother’s dog, Carter. He’s one of the smartest dogs in the world, but also a giant pain in the behind as he hovers in puppyhood still. How handsome is he though?!

January15th

DATE: January 16th, 2015
TITLE: Fred or Raphael?

Our friend’s turtle, Fred. Sarah and Michael had us over for a lovely dinner party on Friday and I spent a lot of time admiring this friendly little guy over wine and food.

January16th

DATE: January 17th, 2015
TITLE: MONSTER JAM

For the last couple years my boyfriend, his sister, her boyfriend and myself get together and watch Monster Jam at the Rogers Centre. It really is one of the most entertaining things ever. When else do you get to cheer for destruction? I love it.

January17th

DATE: January 18th, 2015
TITLE: Cat Naps

The title really says it all. Our basement apartment is icy cold and rarely receives heat, so during the colder months my cat takes to sleeping in the warm of my bed blankets, much to my allergies dismay.

January18th

DATE: January 19th, 2015
TITLE: Mess

I don’t have much to say about this photo but it represents how I feel about my working space at home currently. It’s cluttered, full of junk and I really need to start purging unnecessary things from my life. Oy.

January19th

Changes

January 12, 2015

Okay, okay. For the record, I am still doing this project. I realized updating my blog once a day was a bit ridiculous due to a busy schedule and traveling and well, you know, general laziness. Instead of updating every single day, I will combine my photos into a weekly post. I’ll still take them once a day, but will likely edit and post each weekend. It just works better for me and takes the tedious task of plugging things in, opening programs, uploading things, typing things all for a single daily photo out of the agenda. Yay for compromising with myself!

Here are my photos, taken daily, all from my last update… minus the silly times, because ain’t nobody got time for that.

DATE: January 7th, 2015
TITLE: Rocky Balboa

This is my other algae eater, a happy little otocinclus catfish named Rocky Balboa.

January7th

DATE: January 8th, 2015
TITLE: Treacherous Pathways

A messy alleyway makes for annoying walks to the backyard but interesting contrasts.

January8

DATE: January 9th, 2015
TITLE: That face, tho

This is our friend’s incredibly adorable dog, Lucy, who always looks incredibly sad but in reality is actually really happy, promise.

January9st

DATE: January 10th, 2015
TITLE: Feed me

I got up early Saturday after my boyfriend got up for class and caught this position on the way back to bed. She was waiting for her breakfast but unsure if it had been served yet. Just checking, right? This would be our first iPhone photo!

January10

DATE: January 11th, 2015
TITLE: Ticket To Ride

I’ll just leave this photo right here. It really is the greatest board game of all time. Try it!

January11

DATE: January 12th, 2015
TITLE: Hold On To Your Butts

It makes me laugh every single time I see it. I bought it for $4. No regrets. You can buy other hilarious items at this Etsy shop.

January12th

Collections

January 7, 2015

I have always been a collector of things. I’ve gone through a bunch of phases, all beginning with the infamous TY Beanie Babies. Real talk, who didn’t? I collected pogs, crazy bones, spice girl cards, pokemon cards, tin robots, pin buttons and more recently, the red rose tea figurines.

I have like, eighty. I am not exaggerating.

I found three under my couch today that my cat managed to snag at some point from my shelf.

DATE: January 6th, 2015
TIME: 8:00PM
TITLE: Squirrels, Bushbabies, and Dogs – Oh my!

January6th

Speed post

January 6, 2015

It’s a quick one tonight due to insanely fun hockey games on TV and playlist making for my new iPod Shuffle.

DATE: January 5th, 2015
TIME: 12:05AM
TITLE: Cold Coffee Treks

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Tough decisions

January 5, 2015

I’ve noticed since I’ve started taking photos daily that I am not immediately inspired. I’ve had to wander around my apartment and seek out a subject. I don’t really like that I can’t immediately think of something, or take it from my day as I’m out and about. I’ve decided to start dragging my DSLR out with me on my daily adventures, just in case something inspires a photo. When I first got my camera, that’s all I did. Lets simplify things and take it back to the beginning, shall we? Unrelated, but my boyfriend has been watching far too much football today.

DATE: January 4th, 2015
TIME: 6:50PM
TITLE: Anatomy Doodles

January4th

Brainstorming

January 3, 2015

All this updating of my blog has me brainstorming more blog ideas. I like this motivation. I don’t have a large blog audience at the moment, but I find it incredibly relaxing to type and update my blog, regardless of what I’m posting. I’ve got a big fish tank full of aquarium dwellers so you can expect them to make a few appearances.

DATE: January 3rd, 2015
TIME: 4:32PM
TITLE: 
Neil Diamond

January3

Something different…

January 2, 2015

At the end of every year, I begin brainstorming how I might change my life. I WILL start using that gym membership more often, maybe I will learn an instrument, or start a blog. I wanted to try something different this year and I’m pretty excited about it. Every day of 2015, I will take a photo. It could be with my phone, my DSLR, maybe I’ll use a polaroid camera… but I’ll take a photo of some part of my day and post it here. I haven’t fully thought this through, but I have a habit of jumping into projects and running with them!

My creative method and the way I post may evolve as the year progresses, but I really hope it will help me with my photography and editing skills. I really love the process of taking and editing photos, so why not fill my year with something I love?!

Lets try this! Due to traveling yesterday, I am posting two photos today!

DATE: January 1st, 2015
TIME: 9:18PM
TITLE: Effie

January1st

DATE: January 2nd, 2015
TIME:
6:30PM
TITLE: 
Colouring is for adults too
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A walk through Parkdale

September 2, 2014

I’ve been a huge photography fan for the longest time. I enjoy taking photos and capturing places, people, landscapes how I see them through my lens. I love to share it with others and edit them afterwards. I envision this blog as a place for me to share what I see, hear, like, etc… so to get things started I thought I’d post some of my favourite photos from my walk through Parkdale back in 2011. I’ve never posted them anywhere before! I felt like they needed a home.

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A new blog. Awesome.

August 20, 2014

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You can ask my mom, my best friend, my friend Jeff and even my boyfriend… for the last few years I’ve been talking about starting a blog and for some reason, I couldn’t do it or I didn’t do it. Something didn’t work, I wasn’t happy with this, didn’t like that… Well, I DID IT GUYS. We’ve finally got something up on the internet and it’s incredibly exciting for me. I am not 100% sure where I’ll go with it, or what will become of it in the future… but I’ve got my very own little presence here on the internet and it feels great. I really like great artwork, great food, great music, great photos… as the blog is titled, I’m avidly seeking artwork that uses all of our senses!