Thursday, March 4, 2010

March 4th 2010 HNT

Hey there it was me that was the MG today! I am not to sure what to say here but thanks for dropping in to say hi! Because I did MG HNT I didn't have much time to do something else for my own blog as well... but if you scroll down would will find my past few and I though I would share a few personal ones for fun.

I got a 6 month old puppy for my birthday (which is today!) So my hands have been kinda full! The photos are of my new pup Moto and a Lamborgini, yes I am sitting in it and the engine was running! (no they would not let me drive away!)

Enjoy! and thanks again for dropping by!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Cars, Trucks and SUVs! Oh My!

Its been official for about a week. I have quite my current job and will be starting the new one on the 8th of March. Pretty excited. Though I will miss a few attribute about my current job. The main one being the access I get to cars. Cars of all kinds.

Trust me I have seen my share of Cobalts and G5s, Versas and Yaris'. And even though the Prius is a freak of a car.. (in looks and how you drive it) it does have a special place in my heart... kinda like the way you love a geek. You name a 2002 -2009 model of car and for the most part I have driven it or at least had my hands on the keys, sat in, turned it on and open and shut everything that you can on a car.

Going into this business I really thought I wanted a Kia Soul. Not to say I don't like them. They are fun little SUVs... but with all the driving and playing with cars I have done, my heart is set on a FJ Cruiser, a Standard one. LOVE those SUVs DYING to get one!!

Mind you Its not just all your standard vehicles that you typically see on the road that I would get my hands on. I have played with Mercerdes, BMW, Jags, Porsche, Saabs of all kinds... lost count on those, but I did play with the 36S Mercedes Roadster. The one that is one step under the Maclaren. Hot car`... but it was in the showroom so I didn't get to have too much fun.

As for Show room vehicles to date I have had the keys of 2 Lamborginis, 4 Maseratis and 6 Ferraris in my hand, and have been taken for a drive in one of the Ferrari. Saddly, never an Aston Martin :(

And yes I had all the Ferrari keys at once... it was kind of mind blowing to be holding those. I sat in most of them, but only went for a ride in one.

I even got to play with a new Ford Raptor... mind you it was sold at the time and I had to request to see it, but Still... That is one amazing and stunning Truck!

So if you happen to be in the market for a new car I can share my best opinion and advise on what you might need and what might be best for you... and don't worry I never sold cars... I just photographed them! The photos you see are the ones I took at the time I was photographing them... though these are my photos...jut taken with my camera phone.. these are the actual cars I played with.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

HNT Winter Games - Feb. 25, 2010

As some of you might know I love Snowboarding. Saddly, I am much better at photographing it the actually shredding (slang for the action of snowboarding).

So this is some of my snowboarding gear! (minus the pants and the jacket which are just not that sexy of a look on me... but I do wear the short short panties... as they keep my bottom a little warmer!) My super amazing 32 boots (ultra light and super warm). My Flow bindings... and my Firefly board... ok its not an impressive board by any means. I wish it were a Roxy or Burton board... but those are $$$ and frankly I need to prove my snowboarding skillz before I invest in one of those. But I can (for the most part) get down the slopes without hurting myself!

But there is a deeper meaning to my Firefly board. Once apon a time... long long ago in the world of blogging... I was known to many as Firefly. In fact that was my AKA here on blogger... and how Os first came to know me!

You can check my Photography skills here: Macmillen Photography

Happy HNT everyone! Go Canada Go!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

so much brainstorming...

is there such a thing as too much brainstorming? I mean I had a huge one, it lasted almost all day... i kept encouraging it... cause it was a good one. But now I have fallen in to the brainstorm abyss. when you have some up with a great idea... kept thinking of great things to make it happen. Then phoof! its like a nasty calm after the storm when the wind stops and the weather settles... but you will have the hibbie jibbies from the storm. This is how i feel right now... i felt amazing all day... constantly coming up with great ideas and now... i am full of self doubt. Can I really pull something like this off? I did some research on the net... there are a few website have already cover this topic. But NOT the way I want to.

I love my idea... sure I have NO idea where to start. But that is how it all begins. so I am not worried about that, but perhaps afraid of all the work ahead of me. I know this isn't a one women show... I will need help. thats fine... i have a few resources now.. and some great connections.

I think it is just time to take a break from the storm. just a little one cause i don't want to lost momentum...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Hore Snow Example

And its not just because its on a "Tim Hortons" cup... I wish I could find and description for it but there isn't too much on the net... but snow rarely collects like this... its more common is higher elevations, for example this photo was taken at Kicking Horse Mt. In Golden, BC. at an elevation of somewhere just under 2450 metres (8033 feet) cause it wan't taken at the VERY top of the mountain just at one of the top lodges!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

HNT... Thing I do while HN.

What to wear!?!?

Why is it that what you want to wear is always in the wash? I had a hard time thinking of what to do for HNT this time around, brainstormed a bit. Then I thought... For the next little while I will have a theme of "Chores" and "Things I do Half Neked!"

Not my best photo... i mean quality wise, I was only using my lil' camera... I thought for a change I would go back to it, seeing is how when I started doing HNT originally this was the camera I used.

Happy HNT everyone!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Should be interesting tomorrow...

I have a 2nd job interview tomorrow. One I just let go and didn't worry about. I am kinda sitting on the fence about this one. This job would be quite a challenge for me. I am excited to think of getting this job... but nervous at the same time if i did get it.

I am guessing it is best not to worry about. If I am meant to have it... it will be mine.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

25 things....

1. I'm wiccan... though only through self study
2. I am never truly sure about my self confidence
3. I blogged years ago and am happy to return
4. I want to be a published writer.
5. I want to be a published photographer
6. My anger is under much better control these days
7. Though I am afraid all my demons may return someday
8. I am 34 and married to my second husband... love him very very much.. so happy!
9. I love video games
10. I still play then and search out the stores for new ones
11. I see things to photography around me constantly. Beauty in everything
12. I'm a smoker... though i plan on quitting
13. I worked in TV for 13 years... don't now... and won't go back. TV in Canada is falling apart I know many people who have lost jobs.
14. ... including myself
15. i prefer werewolves to vampires... but have loved vampires since i was a little kid, ever wrote a book report on Dracula in 3 grade.
16. I'm enjoy a glasses of wine. with a few more in my plans
17. Gewurztraminer is a wine i am going to try!
18. I have 2 dental implants
19. I am a very different person from 5 years ago... mostly to do with my emotions
20. i love chocolate... love it
21. I drive the speed limit...
22. Fringe is the best damn tv show
23. i own 2 cats, but really want a dog
24. i love my cats though... they make me laugh every day
25. I would like you to ask me some questions.... will you??

Saturday, January 23, 2010

oh whats the word...

.. I am feeling creative but not, wanting to write, crochet or read... but not. So I am blogging.

I had a relaxing day today. G worked until 2pm today... not that it stresses me out to have him home! lol but it was a quiet day. The usual bunch of chores, a few naps...then went shopping after he got home. Some people may just me, but I love shopping at Value Village. In fact it no longer makes sense to me to go shopping for most clothes at the malls anymore. When I can by Guess, Old Navy, Jacob, Dynamite and many other brand names that fit me well, for a fraction of the price, who cares if they are used?! Sure I am picky about what I buy... I have to admit I am pretty excited about the Aldo boots I picked up today. They are winter boots, I needed some for work. not sexy boots! But warm and comfy and fashionable for winter practicality. And only $14.99... Black suede... I am sure they cost about $100 new! Pretty much no wear on them at all.

Anywho, just started up Fringe on the ole' Apple TV... just uploaded 4 episodes! Whee!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cold Feet

yes I have cold feet, right now... I took my socks off an hour ago and now my feet are cold. But it made me think of how my snowboard boots keep my feet really toasty and in turn that made me think of snowboarding, in turn made me all excited about going to the Snowboarding World Cup next weekend to get some more shots!!

I did quite a bit of turning there... it looks like 4 so i guess i did a 360? LOL sorry, guess the meds from earlier are still getting to me. I guess i am really happy about shooting again because I have been asked to return by some of the snowboarders from the last competition. Its flattering... I am thrilled that they like my photos of them!

Did you not see the photos I took this past weekend of the National Snowboarding Tour? For shame!! you should go check them out!

Ok ok... here is a sample... but you should really check out them all out on my flickr page! I would really like to know what you think!

To blog or do some chores...

I would really like to get a few things done around the house.... its not in bad shape but the more I do now the less I will have to deal with on the weekend! I really want to just sit here, type... or get some more photos on, but as I look around I would love it more if I blogged in a tidy home... damn responsiblities :/ I will be back... again

not feeling so hot

... so i took some time off work today. Not the full day... that is impossible... but the afternoon.. so hopefully I will get some photos done and some work on my blog too. I should return in about 2 hours... I will drug myself up and get some stuff done before they make me too sleepy!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A return to HNT...

My first thought after getting back on Blogger was getting back in touch with Os and HNT, Half Neked Thrusday... It was so much fun back then.. For now I will post and oldie but a goodie as I was unprepared with a new photos... next week I will post something brand new!

Back on Blogger...

It has been many many years, well ok not that long but long enough that I know a few of my original blogger friends have missed me! So here I am... once again a blogger. I have started a few blogs type things and then never got back to them over the last few years, but I believe it is time to get on this again... my plan to post about my photo sessions, photo ideas and random photos I just happen to shoot ... I had a blog on Opera for my photos but everyone just kept treating it like a dating site... so that didn't work!! LOL

I will see about transferring those blogs to this one... as I would like to add them... I just have to remember the password! So did I shoot anything today? Other then cars (for work) no... though I think about taking a shot of a 08 Nissan Altima.. why you ask? It was a coupe... and for some strange reason with all the cars I have been in and out of since July I had never really crossed one... or perhaps I just didn't pay attention. I have to say... it is one really nice looking car.... It really surprised me to realize it was an Altima

But I am faithful to the Toyota FJ... I want one... I need one... I WILL HAVE ONE! And it will be a manual trans. Color? not sure... just not blue. The blue is too smurfie... yes I said smurfie... thats what it makes me think of.... i think it is because of the white roof.

On a new note I was in and out of a bunch of Acuras today... nice cars... really, but I will have to take one for a spin... and get more acquainted with them I don't know the models at all..