Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Did your parents ever threaten to send you off to Reform School? I was kind of a sneaky kid, and I really didn't get caught/in trouble too often. My parents suspected that I was up to no good, but I got pretty good grades and didn't get called in to the principal's office often, so they didn't threaten to send me to Reform School. HOWEVER, my parents tried to convince/persuade me to attend a Christian school. Being a
devil worshipper bit of a contrarian, I opted to stay in public school with the heathens. I can only imagine how much worse I might have turned out had I gone with their preferred school.
Side note: My parents are super religious -- my Dad used to be a preacher. When it came time for me to go to college, my parents told me they would help pay for my school if I went to a Christian university. Needless to say, I opted for a budget education at Cal State on my own dime. :]
Monday, April 25, 2011
I took a couple of days off from work last week, and went traipsing all over tarnation with my camera. Stop number one was The Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills. I could go on and on about how gorgeous it was, but I'll just let the photos speak for themselves.
My apologies for the photo onslaught. I took over 400 photos when I was there (and I had to take them in a hurry, as tour guides have an agenda and DO NOT want to wait for you to futz around trying to get great shots). HELLO!?!??! 400+ shots in less than 2 hours?! I am such a loon! I love taking pictures. Love it. What I do NOT love is uploading 400 photos to Flickr and/or editing 400 photos. I just can't be bothered with the editing process on 400 shots! ARGH! It is too much! So I think I need to either try to take less shots and better shots, or get more patient. Or something!
Side note: I don't have a fancy camera (I have a Canon PowerShot SD1100IS 8MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom), but it gets the job done. Someday I want to upgrade to Nikon D5000 12.3MP DX CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR Lenses and 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD, plus this Nikon 50mm f/1.4G SIC SW Prime Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras, as recommended by Maegan, but HOT DAMN they are expensive.
Anywhoo, if you are into gardens and pretty things, this is a nice place to check out. Click here for more info and to make a tour reservation.