Just As i Am...


not the brightest crayon in the box

please... laugh at my expense:

(in a recent Instant Messenger Conversation with Brandy)

C - i'm fat. i wanna lose 50lbs.
B - if Jared can do it, so can we!
C- how much did he lose?
B - shit tons
C - really?
B - yeah the pants he holds up are always HUGE so, yeah, SHIT TONS!
C - how'd he do it?
B - eating Subway...
C - oh! JARED! omg. i'm such a dumbass. i thought you were talking about your husband!!!

and then brandy laughed until her eyes watered.

and on that note - i'm off to indulge in Two for Tuesday


oh yeah, and i bought a new car!

Regis and Kelly are having a contest for america's most beautiful babies... my mom wanted to enter laken. and here is the photo that was used... Downside? he's gonna win. how could he not?!
and i don't think i have time to jumpstart his modeling/child star career!


laken and i spent the afternoon playing
all so i could avoid actually cleaning my nasty house! i pulled out the camera and he loved it! so i gave him the tiny one to play with. can i just tell you that this is a kid after my own heart? (even if he IS looking through the wrong end of the camera...)

isn't this kid just way to cute?! this is me trying to get manual functions on the camera down pat. the f/1.8 is a little tricky when i throw in the flash! i LOVE this even though he's waaaaaay blown out!

this is a close up of the above photo. i'm not sure if you can see it or not, but if you look closely, you can see me in his eyeball!!! my whole body! and my ginormous flash and sphere! wicked awesome. i LOVE it!!!!

ok. i have to go to bed now!


just because i CAN!!!!

sooooo. the good ol' camera is back! and let me tell you that three months of photo research and really dealing with this passion has been such a pain. and NOW i get to play again!

the best part of a taco
is the grease
trust me on this one

this is my gramma
she's such a faithful person
and i had intended to write this
well thought out
and eloquently spoken post

but it's 1am
she prays
and i'll remember her for it

this is my favorite
but i'm a sucker for the black and white

i forgot how to use my canon
since the studio uses nikon
and i realized my shutter was
like 30 seconds
in Manual Mode
so this was a close up of my gramma's
and totally blurry
you can see the cross
i dunno... i kinda like it!

the story behind this is
my gramma has jesus/god everywhere
i have a ton more photos of her house
and all her religious knacks
i'll post a link soon
but she has her Rosary (prayer beads)
collection overflowing!
she has one in ever purse (around 10)
and several on her bed
and has a little altar type thing with candles and rosaries
my MOM is named "Rosario" (rose-r-eo) which is spanish for rosary.

and lastly, i got a new lens for my camera
it's a 50mm fixed lens
but can shoot at 1.8
this... this is the grand look
look how gorgeous that DOF is!!!
and that's my friend alison, aka my manager
also got a GARY FONG flash sphere
to help diffuse the harshness of flash
this is my camera at 50mm f1.8 and Canon 580ex with the fong sphere at ISO 400

look for more pics to come now that i'm back in business!!!!