“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you. Then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life. You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like — maybe we should be just friends — turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.”
My special someone helped me acquire my newest toy today. It’s been a toy I’ve been eyeing for quite a while and I’m so excited to start playing with it! It’s the Nikon D3200 and we were also able to snag a 55-200 mm lens for $100 off at Samy’s Camera as well.
My first impressions are that 1) I love this camera. It’s a great entry-level DSLR which is what I’m looking for and has great clarity. I was able to take a few shots and play around with them a little bit in Photoshop. I’m just starting out, so these are just practice photos, but I’m pretty excited about it all so far. My goal is to take photos and do a bit of editing at least once a day so I can get better.
Here’s a little secret: I absolutely love fortune cookies. They’re my favorite type of cookies. And I also have a favorite fortune (as of now):
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Good bye to my short lived three years of my undergraduate career. There are some memories that I will cherish forever while others will be forgotten. You were a great chapter of my growing up.
how much I want these right now.
I saw these in the latest Nordstrom catalogue and realized that I must have them. They’re called the BP ‘Paxton’ Oxford Flat. Eek!
““At times, the world can seem an unfriendly and sinister place. But believe us when we say that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. And what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may in fact be the first step of a journey.” – Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
My long waited (okay, fine, 2 days thanks to Amazon Prime) Wacom Intuos4 pen tablet has finally arrived! I spent all of last night playing with it and I have to say: I love it!
I chose the small because I wanted more portability than space. It was a little larger than I expected, but still a decently good size in my opinion.
I love the LED light that glows when the tablet itself is on and the shortcut keys make it easy to do anything in Photoshop. The pen is also extremely comfortable, and comes with extra nibs in case your current one wears out. It’s easy installation, and in my opinion, didn’t take long at all to get the hang of. Although there is a slight learning curve, it is pretty relative to the way you would use a regular pen.
The most annoying part of the pen tablet is probably the wired USB cord. The tablet is designed so whether you are left handed or right handed, there is a cord for both sides and it’s easy for you to access the tablet. The cord is fairly long, but leaves a decent amount of space in case your monitor is far from your tablet. Because I’m using a laptop and I’m right in front of it, it is a little long for me but there’s nothing a little tie can’t fix.
Needless to say, I still have a while to play with it before I have any real complaints. I love the way the pen recognizes the tablet so well, and considering I was going to originally get the Bamboo Create from Wacom with half the pressure sensitivity, I am very glad I made the more expensive purchase and went with the Intuos4.
I can’t wait to see what things I can whip up with this! Now to get started on those birthday invitations for my nephew…
I bought this ridiculous adorable ‘I Love You Box’ from Nordstrom the other day (40 postcards for $12.50). I fell in love with the design and the boxes and the fact that every single postcard in there says something about love.
I found it perfect for the love letters that you can send to that special someone when you’re missing them, but I also found it perfect to house the little love letters you received as well.
I have to say, this is one of my favorite purchases yet.