Friday, October 26, 2007

Local Art

Today I had a day off and decided to go exploring. As I wandered, I came across several acts of vandalism that intrigued me. Naturally I documented them. Then before I knew it, I had given myself a series assignment. When I got home I was playing around with some actions in Photoshop that I have never actually used, and decided that this Lomoize look was kind of fun. I don't know though...what do you think? More fun than properly exposed non saturated color?

Thursday, October 18, 2007


I think the weather here is confused. I had the day off yesterday and decided to go take fall photos in the cottonwood canyons. However, after getting out of the car it started to SNOW! Not yet! It's not even Halloween! Regardless of what I thought, it continued to snow. So after taking some pictures I got to test out the 4 wheel drive on the Rav.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Yee Haw!

Monday was a big day at work, the boss' birthday. Everyone was required to dress up - hence my adorable pigtails. There was lunch and cake, cowboy poetry, hysterical songs, superimposed pin the tail posters, and yes even a mechanical bull. I bet you are all considering quitting your current jobs to work where I do now...

Saturday, October 13, 2007


Today I spent the day in downtown Salt Lake with my friend Stephanie. We had delicious lunch in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, snuck into a choir practice, went to the Clark Planetarium, and even got lost on some trucker road. Needless to say, I had a really fun time! While Stephanie and I were out she mentioned that I had not posted anything on here recently. So here I am now to say that I am in fact, still alive. The Utah drivers have not gotten me yet. I have been blessed since my last post to have done everything I listed as needing to do. I bought a vehicle. I found a place other than the church history museum to live – which I must say was a good suggestion, so thanks whomever it was that suggested it :), and I am liking my new job more and more.

While Stephanie and I were in the planetarium today I feel like I learned so much!! We got to watch a super cool 3D IMAX too. I left with this desire to google everything when I got home. You can all call me a nerd if you want, but this is for you Stephanie. Answers to some of our most pressing questions:

Q: What is the average age of a star?

A: “Many stars are between 1 billion and 10 billion years old. Some stars may even be close to 13.7 billion years old — the observed age of the universe. The oldest star yet discovered, HE 1523-0901, is an estimated 13.2 billion years old.” - Wikipedia

Q: Which parts of the space shuttle actually make it back to the earth, and which parts fall off where?

A: A yummy way to learn or if you prefer a slightly more advanced explanation

Q: Is Pluto techincally still considered by scientists to be a planet?

A: The word is "no" as of August 2006. However, for New Mexico, the fight for Pluto is not over. Yay! You fight! I don't know how kids will remember the planet names now...My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine... Nine what? I guess maybe, Just Served Us Nothing...?!!?!

Q: 3D movies are the best!! how exactly do they work?

A: “The technique usually involves filming two images simultaneously, with two cameras positioned side by side, generally facing each other and filming at a 90 degree angle via mirrors, in perfect synchronization and with identical technical characteristics. When viewed in such a way that each eye sees its photographed counterpart, the viewer's visual cortex will interpret the pair of images as a single three-dimensional image. Modern computer technology also allows for the production of 3D films without dual cameras.” -