The UPS Man Brought Me a Gift…Again!

I’m pretty overwhelmed by the sheer generosity I’ve been the recipient of lately.

This arrived the other day:

I got a gift - a surprise Webcam!!  :)
I got a gift – a surprise Webcam!! :)

Someone sent me a surprise webcam!! I’m not gonna say who. But I will say this: he’s smart and sweet and he’s spoiling me already <3 So, thank you! Thank you thank you thank you! Gracias and Merci and Grazie and Danke! You know who you are ;) (I kept it a secret for a few days because I wanted to have something to post this week, haha.)

Photos I keep forgetting to post…

A few of my friends are photographers (both professionals and amateurs, as a job or as a hobby). You’d think this would work out really well for me, except I always feel goofy trying to “look sexy” for the camera when one of my best friends is the one shooting. But, I’m often recruited to be a model anyway, probably mainly because my schedule permits it.

A couple months ago, one of my friends got some new equipment, and she wanted to try it out. So, she stopped by my place, picked out an outfit for me to wear, and we zoomed off to the location she’d been wanting to use as a backdrop for a while.

It was a tough shoot because one of the things she was trying to accomplish was working in difficult lighting situations and because I was instructed to have a “neutral” facial expression. I got a little bored after a while and I mostly just wanted her to sit down already and join me for a few drinks (she eventually did, haha).

Anyway, you can’t see much, but here are just a couple of the photos she came up with:

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We all have our strengths…

…and we all have our weaknesses.

One of mine is auto-photography. I suck, suck, suck at the Art of the Selfie (selfie: n. photograph taken of oneself in an attempt to display one’s sexiness to online viewers of said photograph).

Regardless, here are a few attempts from last night. At least you can tell that I haven’t changed much…

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My only somewhat-successful attempt to utilize the timer function on my little camera.

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Happy Belated Mardi Gras!! Plus Photos!

I had a fantastic Mardi Gras. For the first time in a couple years, I actually stayed out for most of the day on Mardi Gras day (usually I’m only out for a couple hours, and then I get bored and go home). It might have something to do with the fact that I switched up the routine this year–instead of going to the Zulu parade, I went to St. Anne, mostly because my friends from out of town wanted to see what it was all about.

I really wish I could show you pics of me in costume. It came out pretty decent, considering I just threw on a few random things Mardi Gras morning (I was still a little hung over from Lundi Gras night, haha). I thought about posting a few pictures here and blurring my face, but it’s just too much of a risk for me to post pics that are also on Facebook (and are therefore identifiable as mine). I have a few hundred friends on Facebook, and I would be pretty naive to trust all of them.

So, since I can’t show you what my costume looked like, I can at least post a few photos that have been on my little point-and-shoot camera for a couple months. They’re low-quality, but hey, they’re recent, and they’re me! These were an attempt at self-portraiture (again), so there are several that are pretty similar.

Actually, I have to go somewhere, so I’m gonna post a teaser pic now, and I’ll post the rest tomorrow. Sorry, but I don’t have time to crop and upload the rest right now. Check back tomorrow!

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Just a pic of me in my regular, everyday cotton panties and bra…nothing special, but I was trying to figure out how to work some of the features on my camera.

New Year, New Resolutions

Last year I made a few New Year’s resolutions, and I’m pretty proud to report that I actually kept them! They were:

  • Work out regularly
  • Do yoga regularly
  • Make a website
  • Make Greek yogurt a part of my daily balanced breakfast ;)

I’m still working out–I actually kept with it! I found that, for me, the key was to make it as easy and convenient as possible for myself. I only work out for about 20-30 minutes, and I read the Short Fiction inThe New Yorker (generously gifted to me by a particularly awesome client) while doing so. This way, I’m doing two things at once, which makes me feel like I’m being efficient, haha. Also, the story distracts me from the fact that I’m doing something not only strenuous, but boring.

As for yoga, about halfway through the year I started taking weekly yoga classes. I cannot extoll the virtues of (good) yoga enough. There’s nothing like that post-yoga-practice “high.” It’s amazing.

Obviously, I made a website. This, I have to say, might be my proudest accomplishment this year. I never thought I’d be able to figure this kind of thing out. I remember when I first bought the domain and hosting back in March. Wow. I’m ashamed to admit it took me DAYS to figure out how to point a domain to a server and then download the software. And that’s before you even start making the site.

Greek yogurt: OK, I know this one sounds hokey, but that stuff is really good for you! Live cultures are great for keeping your digestive system balanced. Also, I went years without eating many animal products–I’m not big on dairy products, and I rarely eat meat other than seafood (and I only get seafood about once a week)–and I finally realized that it’s just too difficult for me to get enough protein from a plants-and-seafood-only diet.

So, what’s in store for 2013? I’m not quite sure yet. I want to set sensible, reachable goals.

I’d really like to learn how to work on cars, but as you can probably gather from that statement, I have no idea what that entails, and I’m sure it’s far too complex for me to figure out in my spare time.

Maybe I should aim to get back into photography? I wanted to take a course, but I missed the deadline to sign up. :(

I’m really at a loss on this one. Obviously, I should continue with the progress I’ve made on my previous goals. For instance: a few years ago, I decided to start donating money to a different worthy cause each month–that’s one I’m still doing (Check out the one I chose this month: Pets of the Homeless), and will continue to do. And there are things I always need to work on, like writing more, etc. But it’s fun to have a new project to work on. I had a client recently who writes a quick note on a postcard and sends it off to a friend every morning. Perhaps I’ll do that. I love snail mail, and I know others do, too. I know I loved getting this little gem in the mail a couple months back. I’m just afraid that the whole “do this every single morning” thing will be too tough and I’ll get discouraged. My morning “routine” is, um, not very efficient. I’m actually surprised I was able to add the Greek yogurt commitment in there for an entire year; it’s more of an accomplishment than you might think, lol.

Well, if you have any suggestions (or especially cool resolutions of your own that I might be able to adopt as well), feel free to comment or shoot me an email!

Adventures in Self-Portraiture…or Leg-Portraiture…

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The Set, LOL

I had yesterday off from work, and after meeting with a very nice gentleman in the morning, I went grocery shopping. When I got home, I put the groceries away and decided to do a little housework. Well, the problem is that I hate housework, and I’m easily distractible. So, while i was changing into “house-cleaning” clothes, I decided to put the stockings-and-garter combo to good use and take a few pictures.

Do you realize how difficult it is to take pictures of yourself in lingerie? Well, let me tell you: it’s HARD. I wasn’t about  to take my phone camera into the bathroom and snap pics in the mirror (I haven no idea how I’d scrunch myself up so that my reflection fit in the medicine cabinet mirror over the sink, lol), so I propped my camera up, pointed it at the bed, and set the timer.

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It didn’t last long. Because, like I said before, I’m distractible, and I ended up getting sidetracked when my best friend called to chat.r. I had it set to take about ten pictures in succession each time, but it did so very quickly, so basically I had to push the button, then run back over and hop onto the bed, try to do a couple of poses QUICKLY, and then get up and do it all over again. Continue reading “Adventures in Self-Portraiture…or Leg-Portraiture…”