Friday, August 24, 2012



Save me from myself
Take from me this apathy
Wake from from my slumber
This waking sleep is dragging me down
So give me your passion
And set me on fire again...

I hope to be able to create a better image for this concept sometime. The description was inspired in part by Hannah Martin, whose words you really should read; perhaps you'll find them as beautiful and moving as I do.

Unrelated: today was my first day on the job at a drugstore called Super D's; it might only last a month since Walgreens bought the company and the location might close down, but even if so, a month of work is better than none. Also, the people who work at the store are nice, which I'm happy about. :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I went to a lake some time ago and forgot my camera. I had my iPhone though...I just had to find something to rest or brace my iPhone on for HDRs, which could make things difficult at times.

SOOC (except for straightening) HDR:Beach RevisitedAfter editing and cropping:BeachAnd another of the clouds (SOOC):Let There Be Light!There is way too much noise in the clouds in all of these. :P

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Dark Days of Uncertainty

This post won't have many photos; I'll try to have a post with more when I'm somewhere with WiFi.

Dark Skies

I'm sad to say that my adorable calf died recently of unknown causes (she may have strangled herself on the tether line, but I don't know for sure)...she was a sweet little creature and I still miss her. :-( I wonder if it's strange that I dreamed she had come back to life or something like that the other day.

Recently I've been considering joining the Navy to be a CTN (kind of like a computer hacker), which would be great in many ways since the job is probably interesting, it can help get a good job in the civilian world after the military, it doesn't require deployments overseas except to Hawaii, which doesn't really count, etc. It seemed great, but there's one hitch: I really do not want to get the required vaccinations, mainly because I've found that there are many big risks involved with vaccinations (and they haven't been proven effective either), and since I don't have a shot record I'd have to get many in a short time, which might overload my system and do further damage. While there have been vaccination waivers given out, I haven't been having success with being able to get one...
So I either have to continue to try to get a waiver (although there seem to be few options left with that), join the military and get all the vaccinations and possibly get very sick or worse, or simply try to get any kind of minimum-wage job that probably won't help much with my future.

So currently I'm basically "stuck between a rock and a hard place," as the old saying goes...I would sincerely appreciate prayers for guidance and for doors to open so I will be able to move forward with my life.

On a more lighthearted note, here's Santa with two of my favourite fortunes:
What's Going On Here?