Videos from the Beach

Obviously I haven’t been posting recently, I’ve been off on a beach excursion and I have had extremely limited internet connection the whole time. I thought I’d share the videos I have first. 🙂

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The beach at Sunset Beach, NC.

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Visit to Tanglewood Park, Two

Two days ago I went on a photo shoot hunt, and I decided I would go to the Arboretum located in Tanglewood Park this time. As I was nearing the gate after a drive down the highway I started to get nervous because there was a massive rain cloud above the park. Luckily it didn’t rain while I was there, just on the way home. I picked up a brochure and started to walk around, finding out that many of the flowers were not blooming or some of the gardens were under construction. Through it all I did get some shots.

I also went down to one of the fields and got a video and some photos of the horses that were grazing that day.

Enjoy!

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Arboretum Visitor Guide
Partly Mangled “Arboretum Visitor Guide”
  


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Tic? Or not.

Waking up this morning reminded me of three mornings ago when I arose to find this on my chest:

In my groggy stretching state I felt this little pest chilling right on me. I freaked out when I tried to brush him off, because he wouldn’t budge and it hurt. I thought to myself “Ah! %$@% there’s a tic on me!!!!”. Sure enough it wasn’t a tic, but I have no clue what this thing is. After trying to find some tweezers and what not, he just kinda fell off me. Random tidbit of nonsense I know, but man that’s not something you want to wake up to.

School procrastination led me to creating CAFAvids.com

About 4 months ago I ran across Kevin Nalts website looking for Revver information, and I found his own rendition of an online video site at CubeBreak.com. Cube break was made by Nalts for those at work to get away from what they’re actually supposed to be doing by providing humorous videos to watch. After looking around I then found his video on how to make your own online video site. I said to myself, “Eh, that’s easy.. I could do that in 2 seconds”. I tried to just throw some videos on a page and be done with it, but I couldn’t persuade myself to publish something that looked like videos on a blank page. It hurt my feelings not to have any kind of structure. After that I still thought about it, but moved on to other things…….

Until last night, or about 10 hours ago, I found myself procrastinating from doing school. Instead of messing around with pictures, going to the pool, watching a movie or TV I was making my own online video site powered by Revver. I decided to choose CAFA = Cute and Funny Animal videos due to my passion and love for them. Who can resist a little puppy wrestling with her brother, or a sleepy kitten? I know I can’t.

The website it… drum roll please… CAFAvids.com

Well I hope you enjoy! I’m off to get a little rest after my all night 10 hour excursion into video site land. 🙂

Gel Candles

I love to have an outlet for being creative. The internet gives me all sorts of outlets, from graphic design to facebook. I’ve been wanting to have another type of outlet and after thinking about different possiblities I came up with one. Gel candles! Have you ever seen them in the store, those squishy candles. I wanted to understand what they were made out of and how to make them, and I learned just that. The possibilities are endless, from seascapes to plain clear. The process to me is fun; melt, add and pour.

I’ve made about 10 so far, without counting the test subjects. It does take sometime, but it’s enjoyable!

Here are some pictures of them:

Gel Candle Making

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Off in the world, totaling cars

Where have I been? Off in the world.

Over the past couple of weeks the biggest event that unfortunately comes to my mind first would be that I was in a wreck while driving the Lexus LX470. Some people would rather use the term “accident”, but I have come to not like this term. Why not? Because from my perspective an accident means that it was unexpected and no one was at fault. Someone is always at fault in an “automobile accident”. My conclusion is to say wreck instead.

Off of my rant and onto what happened.. I was driving down the road and the car in front of me slammed on there brakes giving me no time to slow down in time. No, I was not tailgating them, and no, I was not talking/texting on my phone. Yes, I was paying attention, and yes, I was far behind them. I’ll start out by saying that no one involved was seriously hurt, which was my main concern. The person that was in the car with me and I were still a little sore for a couple days after, but nothing severe. Thankgoodness. The car was a whole different story, it’s officially totaled and I was saddened to see it leave the wreck in the condition it was in. It held special meaning because it was my grandfather’s, who passed away in 1999. This one event has taken up most of my time and thoughts the past little bit. Thankfully some pressure has been taken off by getting a new car.

Other things that have been keeping me busy have been: running errands, looking for cars, apartment hunting, planning beach get-a-ways and other daily nonsense.

It’s good to be typing again. 🙂

(My mother tends to read my blog on a regular basis and has asked not to see any pictures of the car, so to see pictures click where it says “read more”)

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Flowers and Such, Photography

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The fun of having quick shutter speeds. =]

Intriguing Purple Flower

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