Okay, one ended up not happening after all, but the first photo thing happened today, and, not only was it a successful photo shoot, but it was also an awesome adventure!
I was doing photos for a friend who is a curator at a museum, and so I got to go see (and photograph, of course – that’s why I was there) the new museum setup before it has even opened its doors to the public!
It was something wonderful to see, and also a delightful learning experience regarding all of the objects and models and things on display within the museum!
I really enjoyed the whole time of it.
Then, looking through the photos tonight – which I was rather terrified to do, and which I only did because I’d given my word to the friend that I would check over them tonight – I discovered that almost all of them looked great!
I just need to redo a few, which was already expected, anyway, due to the fact that not everything was finished being set up in the museum yet.
Also, when going through them, I went ahead and loaded the previous two rounds of photos I’d done… and those.. were.. awesome!
I was totally inspired by my own photos – a concept which then doubly blew my mind with inspiration!
How cool is that?!
Tomorrow, I have on my schedule, somewhat unexpectedly, two very different photo sessions scheduled.
Ones where I take the photos for someone else…
And one of them has even requested my photo-taking ability for pay…(!!!)
I am sometimes terrified, whenever I see my current place and undetermined path from the eyes of those around me…, and it is times like this that I can trust that feeling deep inside me that I am exactly and perfectly in the right spot and heading in the right direction for me and my life right now.
My brain all this afternoon:
Here I am for the first time
Look to my right and I see the Hollywood sign
This is all so crazy
Everybody seems so famous
Na-na na-na na-na naaa-na
na-na naaaa na-na turned on the radio
And a Britney song was on
And a Britney song was on
And a Britney song was on
So I put my hands up
They’re playing my song,
And the butterflies fly away
Noddin’ my head like, yeah
Movin’ my hips like, yeah
I got my hands up,
They’re playin’ my song
You know I’m gonna be okay
Yeah, it’s a party in the USA
Yeah it’s a party in the USA
This morning, we visited the site of the first McDonald’s location, from before it was fully franchised and all that jazz… a site that was apparently also visited by Miley Cyrus not so long ago.
This afternoon, we swung by and somewhat spontaneously picked up a beloved friend of mine from dance, whom I hadn’t seen in five or so years, and journeyed to the Griffith Observatory to see the Hollywood sign.
It was still really far away…, but cool to see and read, nonetheless… I’ll have to find a way to get up close to it one day (slash figure out if I care enough to do so in the first place).
Then we went to a drive-in theatre…, which really wasn’t Miley Cyrus at all, I suppose…, but the movies were all about fulfilling one’s dreams by being in touch with what’s really on the inside and by just going for it, and “The Climb” is all about that kind of idea, too, so that counts enough.
I still found myself singing about the Hollywood sign when we got home just now, so I think I can safely say hat it was a very Miley Cyrus day today. 😛
At 35, you’re considered geriatric.(!)
I’m not gonna be geriatric.
I stopped by to visit a friend at her extra job today, so I could pick up her key to go play with her cat and dog.
We started with talk about Christmas presents and CrossFit, and ended up on careers and finances, houses and babies, all within about three minutes of chatting.
We joked about how her husband (currently boyfriend) who is finishing medical school right now, will be super poor for the next several years, and so she wants to work and save as much as possible now, so she can buy a house and have babies at the latest by 30.
Thus the glorious comment at the start of this… gotta love the oddities that drive us all forward in life. ;P
People ask me what I’m going to do with a Master’s in English, whenever they hear that I am in grad school…
I’m never too sure what to say to their question, because I mostly only plan to have it be a fun fact that people discover out of nowhere about me, and that then surprises and impresses them…
So, essentially, I plan not to talk about it and to be awesome… beyond that, I’m not sure yet – it’s another year and a half away from now.
At some point, I would like to be my own sort of JK Rowling, going from super struggle to extreme financial success by writing.
Somehow, I don’t see most people accepting that as an answer to the question of what I see for myself in my future… the unreasonable has almost always seemed reasonable, even standard and normal, for me.
But it’s what I am aiming, dreaming, and striving toward, the unreasonable….
Well, here’s to the unreasonable being normal for me:
Tonight was great.
I turned in the hard copy of my paper (digital copy was earlier today – I just couldn’t get to campus until after work), and then somewhat spontaneously went to dinner with a friend from college (finally, it worked out for both of us).
Dinner was great.
The restaurant we picked, which the friend had picked at random from the two options I gave, was shut down, and so we went to the other option, and the pumpkin red curry special was just what I’d needed and wanted on this cold and windy night.
I ran into an old friend from dance while having dinner, and that was fun.
The friend and I having dinner together talked a lot about boats, because he works with boats and art, and then we finished a crossword puzzle.
It was a nerdy affair, and I definitely loved it – a rather perfect end to the semester for me, really.