Wednesday, March 5, 2014
So we finally got Wyatt's hair cut over the weekend. I felt totally fine and at peace with everything. He was excited about it and was part of the hair style picking process, so that of course helped knowing this was something that HE wanted. Cutting Wyatt's hair has always been a sensitive issue for me. I know I created this weird issue and it was totally unnecessary, but it was there nonetheless and I had to get over it (even if it took me 4.5 years). Wyatt wanted "high" hair which means he wanted a mohawk. We looked at pictures with little boys with faux hawks and he was so stoked.
I mohwaked his hair for him when we got home and I honestly couldn't believe the excitement on his face. He thought he looked awesome and kept going to the mirror to look and said a few, "OH YEAH!!!'s". I think it's adorable that Wyatt is proud of his look and that he picked this out all by himself (despite it being an obvious choice for a four year old boy - ha!).
Of course there is a time and a place for a mohawk and so we picked a hair cut that looks good without one, too. I have a feeling I'll be giving in to his mohawk requests though. :)
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
As a kid I of course, like every other kid, had little aspirations for what I wanted to do and be when I grew up. I was reminded of this when I saw a list painted on a door of all the things that someone wanted to be when they grew up. (The pin is here incase you were curious.)
It had me thinking about my own personal list. I sat and started to think about all the things I wanted to be and started to list them out… here they are in no particular order.
1. Ballerina (The earliest I can remember of wanting to BE something)
2. Archeologist and study anything related to Egyptians
4. Vet assistant because being an actual Vet seemed like a lot of school
5. Radio DJ/Radio Personality (unknown fact, I had a scholoarship to a broadcasting school in Baltimore that I ended up bailing on -_- )
7. Own my own magazine, eff being just a journalist
9. Hair stylist
10. A runaway? I dunno. I went through a phase where I thought being a juvenile delinquent was awesome and I would live in an abandoned house that just so happened to have electricity.
11. Some sort of Holocaust expert? A historian? I was slightly obsessed with anything related to Anne Frank and thought I would dedicate my life to that obsession.
And that's all I can think of.
Okay, so I'm genuinely interested. What did you want to be? Give me your list. Bonus points if you're actually doing something from your list.
Ever since I got the iPhone 5c I've been even more psyched to take pictures. It's crazy how my iPhone has completely replaced my DSLR. I feel like this is the case for so many people nowadays.
I remember how anxious and excited I was to purchase my first "real" camera. I spent so much time researching and learning how to shoot in manual. I wasn't by any means a pro or anything, but I do think I started to really figure out and learn my camera. I did a couple jobs on the side for people; taking pictures of events and crap. Now, my camera is sitting on the fridge.
I keep meaning to pull it down and take photos, but I live in this world where we like to share in an instant and let's face it, the DSLR is a process. You take the photos, upload them, maybe edit, resize for uploading to wherever… and then the next thing you know your back hurts from being hunched over a computer for a few hours editing a few hundred photos down to handful that you love. I'm not giving up the camera process, but my iPhone is instant and so much more gratifying.
Plus, the biggest kicker is that the iPhone's camera quality is insane. Of course it's no DSLR, but if I have the right light, the details are out of this world. I've had a few landscape photos printed out in a large dimension and they look super great. In fact, some of my favorite photos I've ever taken have been with my iPhone.
How about you? Has your iPhone replaced your "real" camera?
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