Surprisingly, okay.

I drink a lot of different drinks, but the three I always go back to is coffee, tea and Pepsi.  I drink way to much coffee said no one ever, but here lately I’ve been drinking more and more tea… Hot tea.  I even go very British and add cream and sugar, it’s tasty and delightful.

All begins here…

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I have MANY cups… This is the one I use mainly for tea. Thanks again, Rowboat.

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Loose leaf Darjeeling Tea is choice.

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I like my tea like the British, but not like Sherlock. 🙂

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Title: A Beverage
Date taken: 2.26.14
Camera: Canon Rebel

A. M. P. A. A.

That is not an acronym, I mean it makes up an actual word, but the letters don’t actually form a cool sentence.  I’ve been bad, lazy, busy and thus my little photo challenge has been on hold.  Today I solved that problem, it was a tad cold, which was dumb, but I got it donzo! Here begins the 21st-25th….

Architecture.

I originally thought about just taking pictures of the older buildings downtown, but I take plenty of those daily. Instead I took two pictures, one of a house the other a castle.  The castle of the Midwest or more correctly the Campbell castle, which was built by Colonel Burton Harvey Campbell. I’ve been in it once, pretty cool place and it was a B&B for a long while.  Even though I live pretty dang close to this castle and drive by it every day while heading to work, I never tire of it. Maybe because it’s history and cool, or maybe I’m weird.

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The house I took a picture of was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Allen family.  Wright designed a lot of houses throughout the United States and some are really interesting. The one here in Wichita is cool and big, never been in it..

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Motion.

Really with this one, it’s a fun one because I like to try and capture cars at night to get those lights! Here was my attempt.

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Power Lines.

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A Sign.

I do not know why this company has always had their name upside down, but it’s clever and it makes me laugh.

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The next sign that I’m going to show off is the sign of my favorite place to sit and chill at.  Good coffee and some pretty tasty donuts! Plus that rooster is amazing!

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A Clock.

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Titles: Architecture, Motion, Power Lines, A Sign and A Clock
Date: 2.25.14
Camera: Canon Rebel T3

Itsy-Bitsy. Teeney-Weeney.

Well, their will be no yellow polka dot bikini… Which is a good thing.  Oh and sorry for getting that song stuck in your head, it’s been in my head for an hour now.

Any who, here are some tiny things!

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Tiny toy Jeep, with my Jeep.

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When I was a little girl, I always wore these pink boots. They are tiny, compared to my size 10 feet. Yeah, I have big feet.  Shut it.

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Normal little penny, next to an even tinier penny… With I think Nixon on it.

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Title: Itsy-Bitsy
Date: 2.20.14
Camera: Canon Rebel T3

Retail.

I’ve worked here for five years.
I work with some cool people.
I deal with customers… Even the ones that yell in my face.
“Hey, there is crap down your aisle..”  That was a sentence I never thought I’d hear.
I know a thing or two about shoes.
I always make sure to find the right shoe for the customer.
I think of your feet, when you might not.
The ‘negative New Balance’ lady is the worst.
It’s a great job.
I run that mic like Rev. Run.. Lolz! No I don’t.
Never a dull moment.
I’ve got a great boss.
I make Men’s Athletic look good.
I’m a Store Manager.
Currently in training for my General Manager Certification.
This is my workspace,  Shoe Carnival.

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Title: Workspace
Date taken: 2.19.14
Camera: Canon Rebel T3

Down, Down, Down…

With it being February, today’s weather was absolutely wonderful and that means I must go out and enjoy every second of it! It was also a good day for people watching, case in point, nothing makes this girl go weak in the knees when I see a guy flex his muscles over and over while getting gas in his over the top truck… What a winner.  Moving on, like the ‘looking up’ challenge, I also like the looking down as well, which is what today’s challenge is.

Here are some classic looking down some stairs:

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Couple of random items on the ground, and Todd Brians… Pick up your trash, man. It’s rude.

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Lastly, some looking down on Downtown ICT.

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Title: Looking Down
Date: 2.18.14
Camera: Canon Rebel T3

One more thing.. Today is my mom’s birthday! Happy Birthday, mom! I love you to pieces!

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Noise pollution.

Wherever I am, driving, at the Doughnut Hole or at home, I’m listening to music.  It soothes me, ever since I was a baby, my mom would play a tape of some kind to lull me to sleep. That doesn’t work for me anymore.. Case in point, I’m writing this post at 2 in the morning.  At any rate, I like all types of music, course I like certain bands, songwriters, and genre more then others, but no matter, I will listen to about anything.  Here is a little taste into my musical realm…

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Little mixture of the oldies but the goodies… Yeah, that’s James Brown and some Bob Dylan.

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The singers and groups above are choice. I practically have every album of Derek Webb & Ryan Adams… And, I always go back to their older stuff, they are just so good.

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I have soundtracks as well.. In my opinion, not only is Forrest Gump a great movie, it has a pretty good soundtrack too! And Spinal Tap… Always Spinal Tap.

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This I guess is the ‘hipster’ music.. But whatever, it’s great music! And anyway, I’m a hipster.. Before it was cool.

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You have to support your local music.  I know of other bands here in Wichita, I just don’t have their CD’s… I should probably change that.

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Wilco & U2 are my two favorite bands! I don’t care if they both are considered overrated, they simply make great music.  I could go on forever how these two bands are the best (in my opinion), but I won’t bore you to much.

Lastly…

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The Wallflowers.. That’s all.

Title: Music
Date taken: 2.17.14
Camera: Canon Rebel T3

You’re just a Memory.

No matter who you are, we all have memories that we hold dear.  With my 29 years of living, I’ve come up with some that I will never forget.  It’s almost like, I’ve stored them into a little pocket in my brain and every once in a while they filter out.  Of course, some memories are really fun and some I wish I could forget.  Whatever the case, I will share with you some of those memories that I hold dear.

My time spent with my great-grandparents, for some this may mean nothing, however for this girl it meant the world that I was able to know  and be around them.  Going to Gettysburg with my grandparents a few years back was amazing, it’s not anything overly exciting, but for a person who loves history… Mainly the Civil War, it was good.  Ski trip with Camissa, which was fun until I was going down the slope and crashed, twisted, and snapped my knee. But at the end of the week however, after sitting inside with my leg up, I grasped the full understanding of Spongebob.  In grade school playing Star Trek with friends on the playground, with may I say, my toy phaser and tricorder. I was either Troi or Geordi with my headband over my eyes.  Yeah, it was very nerdy.  Lastly, the trip to Scotland that I took with Liz this last year was all memorable, but for some reason this one thing stuck out more then the rest and it wasn’t anything spectacular.  It was while we took a bus ride to Uig and after taking in the small town, Liz continued walking around and I took a seat on a bench just looking out onto the ocean.  That was it, just me sitting and looking out watching the weather change faster then it does here in Kansas, it was soothing and peaceful. It’s those moments, those quiet moments that remain with me longer then anything else.

These were also fantastic memories… What stinks about this particular memory, is that they closed it up because it’s unsafe or whatever. Well, it was the best dang thing at the park! The rocket!

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One of the biggest parts of my childhood was my Barbies and these guys…

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These are the only survivors.. All my other ST figures went away. Still bummed about that.

Even though I didn’t match it up all the way, thought I’d be cool and take the same shot I took some 14 years ago for freshman photography class. The reason I’m showing this photo off, is because this photo gave me an A, this photo was taken to a show and this photo didn’t win, but my teacher wanted a copy of it. Why? No idea… I’m not a huge fan of it, but I was honored.

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Title: A Memory
Date Taken: 2.16.14
Camera: Canon Rebel T3