Monday, March 23, 2009

My lovely cousin, Aimee, sends me these Daily Reflections that are emailed to her. It's always nice to take a few seconds when I get it from her, to read the prayer, quote or poem, etc and, well, reflect. She just sent me one a few minutes ago and it's just what I needed (Thanks, pinsan!)...
We are on earth to discover our own path
and will never be happy trying to live someone else's idea of life.
God, may we be happy with who we are
and not evaluate ourselves in terms of someone else's success.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New show on VH1 that's gotten my attention! It's based on He's Just Not That Into You. Watch it! It's pretty intriguing.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Monday, March 09, 2009

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

acumen [uh-kyoo-muhn]
keen insight; shrewdness; Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight
Synonyms include: astuteness, awareness, discernment, comprehension
With my crazy good longterm memory, I remember the first time I learned what acumen meant. I was a seventh grader and it was one of our vocabulary words. It SO doesn't sound like what it is, I thought to myself; and though we had to use it in a sentence for homework, I never fully grasped the proper use of this word in everyday conversation...but I get it now.
Well, I TRY to get it. I mean, I TRY to have it. Unfortunately, having acumen with something means you don't have to try, and there isn't very much in this life that doesn't require some form of effort. would LOVE to say I was born to be great at it...but that's SO not the case. I have an unbelievably long way to go before I can even consider myself to be a competent writer, and lately, a competent photographer. My desire to do so is aided not by acumen, but by effort. There are days when I can't seem to complete a simple thought on paper, and days when every photo I take seems to be over or under exposed. But I'm hoping that the more I practice, the greater my chances of developing that acumen someday.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

The Bachelor Season Finale proposal - Jason and Melissa

Oh my gosh! To get dicked after a proposal like this, I feel for you, Melissa!!!

Monday, March 02, 2009

What I continue to learn everytime I pick up my camera...

"The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself."
~ Alan Alda