Saturday, March 6, 2010

Rascal Flatts!

Guess who's baaaack!!!  lol ... well i finally was able to get internet in my apt so it makes it a little more convenient to blog.  Plus i thought my power cord was not working (victim of snowflake's chewing) but was quite shock to see it power up my laptop today :)  Hopefully i can blog more.  I might have to back date almost a year worth of stuff ... who knows.

Well last night i was able to go see Rascal Flatts perform.  They actually came to the Columbus Civic Center and i jumped on that opp.  Rascal Flatts is one of my favorite bands.  They are actually in my top 5.  My goal is to see all of my top 5 artists in concert ... i am only down to one and my list will be complete.  Darius Rucker opened up for them.  The concert was good but for how much we had to pay i was expecting a bigger show but i was disappointed.  I would definitely go see them again.    Our seats were pretty good.  We were in the nose bleed section but the Civic Center is not that big so no matter where you sit you will always have a good seat.  (I'm having issues with uploading my pics so those are coming soon :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bopo vs. A Car

Remember a few posts ago i said that maybe something exciting will happen ... well i didn't expect anything like last night to happen. 

This is Bopo.  Bopo is my mom's dog.  Bopo likes to run out the house when she wants to frolic in the street.  Last night Bopo was one lucky dog.

As i was getting ready to go out and see a friend of mine play i get a phone call from my mom ...

"heidi ... was is the number that's on Bopo's tag?"
"umm ... my number ..."
"okay ... well if you get a phone call from someone saying they have Bopo, let me know"

As you've probably guessed ... Bopo got out of the house and no one could find her.  To make a long story short ... Bopo got hit by a car and broke her leg.  off to the animal er we go ... they pissed me off.  Hello!!!  My dog got hit by a car ... is bleeding ... and looks like there is a bone hanging out. 

Why did you wait 15 mins before you decided to register my dog???
Why is there only one vet?
Where is your technician so that they can go ahead and take my dog to xrays???
Why is the dog's condition next door more critical than my dog's???
Where is the vet???
Where is your technician???

I had to tell my mom that i had to leave or it would have gotten really ugly.  I have heard horror stories about the ER that we went to and boy to see it first hand was scary.  All i kept thinking was what if my dog has internal bleeding?  Why are they taking so long?  This place does not know how to multi task.  My mom did not leave that place til 130 ... almost 4 hrs after we got there.  Wow ... i don't think they know how to determine what is critical or not. 

So the diagnosis ... yep she definitely broke her leg and will need to have surgery so that it will heal right.

Today that's what we did and it's going to cost us $1200 :c/  All i know is that is one lucky dog.  Things could have been worse and i'm glad that it's not.  Hopefully Bopo has learned from this will realize how dangerous the street can be and will stay inside.  Oh and where did we find her ... the whole time after she got hit she managed to get back in the house and hang out in the living room.  I hope that i never have to go through anything like that with Snowflake ... she's like to frolic in the street too :c/

Monday, October 19, 2009

Snowflake and My First Real Photo Shoot

Snowflake and I have taken plenty of pictures together but we've always done studio pictures and this year i really wanted to go on a for real photo shoot. So entered a friend of mine and a fellow photographer. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the shoot. Don't you think she did a good job :) Now i have to figure out which one to put in my christmas cards this year ... which one do you suggest?

Photos from Becky Huff Photography

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Not really an update ....

And that's mainly because not much has been happening. Between babysitting, working at my mom's boyfriend's shop and working at my regular 40 hr a week job i've really had no time to do anything else. So why post ... basically to let everyone know i'm alive and well :) hopefully this week will bring some exciting things to talk about.

Monday, September 28, 2009

101 in 1001

Okay so this whole goal thing that i started earlier has not been working ... obviously. so a few days ago i found this ... 101 in 1001. Basically it's a list of 101 things that you would like to do in 1001 days. That is something that is more doable for me. I am a person that loves lists and i even like crossing things off even better. PERFECT!

Here are the rules if you would like to join in on the fun :)

Complete 101 predetermine tasks within 1001 days.

Tasks must be specific (i.e. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable, or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e. represent some amount of effort on your part)

Sound pretty cool huh? The hardest part for me is to think of 101 tasks that i want to do. Right now i am no where 101 but i am still going to list what i have so check back often to see what else i come up with .

So here goes ... my list of 101 things to be completed on June 25, 2012

  1. Get a card published
  2. Get a scrapbooking page published
  3. Go skydiving
  4. Teach Snowflake "place"
  5. Go on a Mediterranean cruise
  6. Stop drinking coke for a month
  7. Get caught up with Snowflake's scrapbook (yes she has one)
  8. Get another dog
  9. Play in the rain
  10. Buy a couch and oversize chair
  11. Make headboards for the beds
  12. Do 1 photoshoot a month for six months
  13. Go on a trip with just Snowflake
  14. Donate blood
  15. Pass calculus
  16. Create a photography website
  17. Create business cards for photography
  18. Read 3 classic novels
  19. Run 5K
  20. Go on a date (hahaha)
  21. Take pictures of Snowflake to put in portfolio
  22. Do a wedding photoshoot
  23. Finish cross-stitching projects
  24. Watch no tv for a week
  25. Have a girls night
  26. Go to an Auburn game
  27. Have everything in apartment unpacked
  28. Mail Christmas cards while on challenge
  29. Go to a dog park
  30. Have a picnic
  31. Go visit dad
  32. Join kickball league
  33. Go see Rascal Flatts in concert
  34. Attend a photography convention
  35. Train Snowflake in the Canine Good Citizen program
  36. Go on a hike
  37. Do 500 hours of volunteer work
  38. Move to Atlanta
  39. Create a photography blog
  40. Make 10 vegetarian meals
  41. Start the process of buying a house
  42. Finish reading the Twilight series
There you go ... the start of my 101 list. Hopefully more will join in on the fun. If you do, post a link to your blog. I'd love to see your progress :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Stop ... Rewind ... Press Play

So i need a do over. Is that allowed? This whole goal thing is going bad ... very bad!!! I was so excited about participating that i really didn't take the time to think about my goals ( i saw this challenge on the same day it started ) So now that i've had time to think here are my new and improved goals:

I need to get my creative mojo back. It's been gone a little too long. I recently moved and at my last apartment my craft room was pretty much my storage room. Everything went in there and never really came out. when i moved into my new apartment i didn't want the same thing to happen and well my craft room is looking like a hot mess. By the end of the challenge i am hoping to have my craft room up and running. I want to start creating things so craft room and 21 days of being creative is one goal. Since this is more a craft related goal i will probably post my progress on my craft blog which you can see here It needs some more attention.

My second goal is more to help with my photography. I am going to try to take pictures each day during the challenge to let you all get a glimpse into my world. It can be exciting for some of y'all lol Since i want to share this it is going to require me to be better at blogging. I need to get in the habit of taking pictures of every day things and not wait until the events in my life happen. You can't get better at taking pictures if you are not behind the camera.

So there you go ... my two goals. Hopefully i will be better and not fail before even really starting. I will start working on this tomorrow ... come on back and see how i'm doing :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I'm baaaaack and 21 Day Challenge Day 1

Hi y'all! I know it's been many months since i've last blogged. Part was no internet other part is laziness and the walk to the pool where my internet access is seemed miles and miles away. Now that i'm more motivated to get to the pool (does looking at hot guys count as motivation) i'm hoping to post more often and maybe even back track and post posts that should have been posted a long time ago.

I'm really motivated today because i am going to start the 21 Challenge. You can find it at here It's a really cool concept and i'm really excited to try to break an old habit or start a good habit. The hard part for me is to think of a habit. For us creative types we should also try to incorporate this into a scrapbook page or into a journal/notebook. I'm going to work on that too and will post what i create here.

So here is what i am thinking as my goals. I'm have an issue with drinking a lot of coke ... i don't think i can completely cut them out so i'm limiting myself to two cokes a day. I think i can do it! I'm also going to try to be creative and create something each day ... i'm also going to throw in blogging for 21 days straight too. That's going to be a little hard but hey goals should be a little challenging :)

Well i have to close now ... the juice in the laptop is dying so i want to make sure i get this up and running before it totally dies on me. Hopefully this will inspire you to take on the 21 day challenge and if it does ... holla at me!