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[08 May 2009|11:53am]
"Life is fair. It's unfair to everyone."
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[04 Apr 2009|10:52am]
What if we didn't go to bed every night?
What if, instead of sleeping every night, we simply kept going until our bodies couldn't handle it anymore?
What if people would only sleep when they got to the point of collapsing?
What if you never knew when your next night of sleep would be?

Now, that would just be silly, wouldn't it? It sounds like college life during exam time. But, what if that's what it was like all the time?

That's what I feel our life is like when we don't have a designated time to just rest.
I'm talking about the Sabbath. It dawned on me that is it part of our natural cycle of life, much like sleep.
Yet, it isn't perceived that way.

It has been coming up lately, so I've been thinking about it.

We're all running around non-stop, constantly working, or worrying about working, or procrastinating in the guilty sort of "I should be working" way.

I think we're cheating ourselves, God, and we're actually being less productive overall.

Now... I'm still trying to work out the kinks of observing the sabbath in my life. It isn't easy. You have to work very hard those 6 days of the week so you can be prepared to rest on the seventh. But something is definitely telling me that it's worth it. And, not only that...it's what we're called to do.

I just don't know why something this obvious has never struck me before.
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[09 Feb 2009|06:27pm]
Apparently when Livejournal says "autodraft saved at this time" what it really means is "I didn't save shit, but I'm letting you think I am."
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[08 Jan 2009|03:06pm]
oldie but goodie

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[03 Dec 2008|07:20pm]

Some people spend all their time trying to figure out the meaning of life.
The meaning of life is easy.
I am trying to figure out the meaning of death.
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[07 Nov 2008|11:10am]
I have learned, by studying art
that I am not in control

that is something you have to realize doing this
the irony
that art isn't creating something you see in your head

art is collaborating with your medium

it's a conversation between your idea
and the physical barriers that enable or disable you
how to adapt to the unexpected
and use it in your favor

(you will never be able to create the perfect picture of exactly what you see your in head
because the truth is
you can do so much better than that.
you can't predict what the final product will be
but you can always be sure it's something you didn't expect)

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[02 Oct 2008|12:07pm]
so, i was about to be all happy about Google Reader

than realized it doesn't show friends only entries from livejournal


screw that!
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[18 Sep 2008|12:18pm]


I've become one of those people
when like, you ask if I wanna have lunch Wednesday
before I can say yes,
I have to check my planner and see what I'm doing
and literally, pencil you in.




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Art. [16 Sep 2008|10:46am]
Art is such a hard thing to define.
Here, I've been thinking to myself "Man, photograhy is so complex."
Which is true
but then I realized
all Art is complex

because Art is almost impossible to define,
yet we all know what it is
or at least, we think we do.

I guess just in the past couple of months, I've been more keenly aware of the
documentation vs. art debate for photography
but then I realized
and painting
were documentation at one point as well
and then my art history classes flashed back to me
and I realized that half the things we study as 'art'
weren't even considered art at the time.
a lot of it was just documentation of the way things were

and so photography isn't so different,
it's just that since it's the most recent technological development,
it's more freshly controversial. all that other stuff is old news.

and now that we've realized photography is not so estranged...
we go back to the debate.
what makes a photograph art?

as i'm wrestling with this, my opinion at this point in time is
Art is creating something
if you are taking a photograph of something that's already there (landscape, architecture, etc)
it is Documentation.

On the other hand
if you not only take a picture of something that is already there
if you create something
with arranging the subject matter
the lighting
the process
then you have created art.

Which is why am I mainly a portrait photographer
because I firmly believe that is artistic expression.

and taking a picture of an abandoned building
or a random mountain
or a shoe
is not art.
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[26 Jul 2008|02:27am]
chances are

I'm going to do something that you'll regret.
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[23 Jul 2008|12:55am]
I swear... some people write the dumbest comments in those photo communities.

i want to internet slap them.
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[31 May 2008|09:46am]

I hate photographs of flowers.

can I get an amen?
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[22 Apr 2008|01:09am]
So I'm writing this paper for art history, and I found an article about one of Picasso's paintings. 
Well, it was written by some Indian guy from Delhi for this magazine... and his butchering of the english language is just amazingly funny to me. Not to mention the fact that he actually uses a spanish word on accident in one of the headings... hah.

Here's a gem...

"Here Picasso has also permeated cubism- an art of viewing paintings from different angles- to endow his work with a magical secrecy."

Man, if I were to correct that sentence, let alone this article... I wouldn't even know where to begin haha.

Good try, Mr. Singh.
I doubt I could write an article in Hindi, or whatever.

If you're really, REALLy bored...
the URL is http://www.diplomatist.com/dipo3rd05/story_11.htm
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[13 Apr 2008|05:47pm]
So I've been collecting can tabs for a service project since January.
(They're due today)
I've saved them from everything I've drinken,
I've asked to have can tabs from other random people drinking cans in my classes,
I had my family save all their can tabs and mail them to me.
Today I went through all of the recycling AND trash cans in
Johnson Hall
Margeret Nance

(ps... I am not exaggerating.)

Seriously, how impossible is it to fill an entire ziploc bag of can tabs?
Like, what else could I have possibly have done?
I just hope that half a bag is enough...
because I went through a LOT to get there haha.

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[11 Apr 2008|01:42pm]
 Ahhh Ben Stein is such a liar!
I bought Clear Eyes today because my allergies are seriously going to kill me
and it's making my eyes itch even MORE!!

and like I finally bought some allergy medicine but i took it like less than an hour ago, and who knows how long that stuff takes to work.

like it's seriously never been this bad before.
it's actually preventing me from doing my homework
because my eyes itch so bad it hurts
and i keep getting random nosebleeds.


on the up side; if I go blind, I will no longer have to do any art homework! 

So formal is tomorrow
and I left my prom dress at home, so I've decided to wear this cute dress I bought for graduation last year
it's pretty perfect. its black with white polka dots (big surprise) and I've only gotten to wear it like, twice, and I've never gotten to wear it to a dance yet, so, yay!

I have a good amount of work to do this weekend, but very little time.
my drawing class is going to the zoo saturday!
that should be fun
except for the drawing part
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[05 Apr 2008|01:34pm]

Something I want:

 a shirt that says UPDOG.

maybe like this....

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[25 Mar 2008|02:09pm]
 Holy Mackerel

So I'm planning my schedule for next semester
and I was writing down all the options and time of General Education-ish classes
and this schedule fell into my lap

12:30 - 1:45 = History
2:00-3:15 = Writing
3:30-4:45 = Acting I
5:00-6:15 = Math

It's twelve hours, a completely plausible schedule for a full-time college student.
Someone could have school two days a week from 12:30-6:15.
I could have this beautifulness.


Anyway. This class I'm required to take is ONLY offered at one time:
Tuesday/Thursday 6:30-9:20
But I might not have to take it next semester, I might can put it off till Spring 2009,
and cross my fingers for a better time.
but if that doesn't work, here's what my schedule will be....

12:30 - 3:20 = Figure Drawing
3:30-6:20 = Basic Photo

12:30- 1:45 = History of Photo
~a gen ed class or two, yet to be determined~
6:30-9:20 Photo Communcation

It's almost exactly what I want, expcept for that stupid night class...
I'm only taking it if I have to.
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a photo by me to brighten your day. [06 Mar 2008|10:57pm]

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[16 Feb 2008|10:53am]
 I really just want to study right now.

But I have nothing to study; only things to draw.

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[31 Jan 2008|01:59pm]
Pet Peeve:

When people claim to be "photographers" by taking black and white photos of random objects very close up. A piece of fruit, a wrought iron fence, zoomed in so close you can hardly tell what it is! Oh, how artistic and original! Genius!Then they post their "artwork" on their profiles and their friends encourage them by giving compliments. 

I realize there is a lot of learning and experimentation involved in ANY form of art... but come on. If you take a picture of the sidewalk in black and white, and you're like "Gee golly whiz this is great!"... you should probably keep that picture in a box somewhere until you get better. Just a tip.

Probably more on this later.
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