Sunday, December 12, 2010

Dexter Season 5 Finale!!!


So usually I watch Dexter on Monday's (because we don't have showtime anymore) but thanks to an amazing friend of mine (we'll call her My Personal Savior...because obviously she saved me from having to watch Dexter 24 hours after it has aired!) I will be watching tonight at 8 PM sharp.

So if you're not a fan this post probably won't make any sense...

As most of you know, this season picked up where last season left off...Rita's death. Poor Dex, trying to move on yet not quite able to let go of the guilt, sort of muddles through the first few episodes, showing sides to Dex we really haven't seen before. Killing that dude in the bathroom? Wayyyy messy, dude. But we get you...

It was really interesting watching Dexter cope with Rita's death. He moved back in with Deb, she then moved in with Quinn, he hired a nanny, Astor and Cody went to live with their grandparents. EVERYTHING TOTALLY CHANGED. But I was digging it. It was really interesting to watch...and then they went and added this hot mess to the mix....

Alright, so I totally hated her at the beginning of the season but she's kind of grown on me. I don't know HOW because when I say I totally hated her, that's kind of an understatement. But, through the course of the season I started to actually love her character.
Also started to love:

Quinn has totally grown on me too! I love them together! AND I WILL BE SO PISSED IF DEXTER MAKES IT LOOK LIKE QUINN KILLED LIDDY.

I love them together! I DO! OK!? DON'T JUDGE ME!

What are you most excited for in this season finale?

Sunday, October 17, 2010


So I'm living G-Free. What does that mean?

It means no more gluten, which means no more wheat, barley, or rye. Which REALLY means no more normal bread, no more donuts, no more cookies, no more cake, no more BEER....I'm allergic. It is awesome to have finally figured out what's wrong with me...I already feel better...but I'M DYING.

My new life goal will be to create delicious gluten free meals for myself...and probably my hubbs. It's easier to cook special for two. Sorry hubby!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Why I Love Daniel Tosh...

He wrote a really little gem on January 5th, 2010....

He's vulgar for sure...but ultimately hilarious because he's obviously well informed and educated.


I love him yo.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Changes, Y'all.

Ok. I don't know if you're still out there (you faithful five, you) but if you are. I'M SO SORRY.

No seriously, I know that sounds like I'm screaming at you, but I'm totally not! I love how many people have come to love and follow (or at least check in from time to time) my blog. However, these 8,000 things happened to me over the last few days and well...I've totally slacked off here.

So here's what happened:

I went to PA to take care of my dad, who had half of his foot amputated.

I have been crazily studying for my crazy hard anatomy class. Partially because I want to get accepted to nursing school and partially because I'm a perfectionist who wants NEEDS to get straight A's. I can't help it. It's genetics. (ok no it's not it's just me)

I GOT A JOB. Crazy right? And it's been hurried and I found out last week (sort of) and confirmed it this week and have been GOING CRAZY doing all the things I need to do before I start on Tuesday.

Here's what is going to happen:

Photography is still really important to me. I'm going to continue taking pictures as often as I possibly can. I feel bad about not finishing this little thing that I started BUT at the same takes you on a journey and I'm here for the ride. Ya know? So I'm going where life takes me at the moment. I'll continue to post a lot of photos from my photo shoots as well as my life...hopefully you'll still love me <3

Once again, sorry for my lack of posts and THANK YOU for being awesome.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ah, Editing

I have been furiously uploading and editing and it I haven't been able to upload all the things I've wanted to BUT I'm hoping to be able to get some of that done very soon!

Thank you for your patience!


Monday, September 27, 2010

Update on the Updates

Ok so I went back and I'm missing posted pictures from days 34-47 (Wednesday September 15th through Tuesday September 28th). I uploaded and went through my pictures by date to make sure I got pictures every day and I do! SUCCESS. You should know, however, that a lot of the pictures from my PA were of my family in the hospital (while visiting my dad) so I will not be posting those. Instead I'll be posting some others that I have taken or possibly a round of before and afters. I'm hoping to get about 7 days up tomorrow and 7 by Wednesday. Cool?


Love yall!

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Well, life has yet again gotten in my way of posting. I still take pictures every day so as to be faithful to my project...but I had a little family thing come up last week.

My Dad had to have a rather emergency surgery and he lost half of his left foot. For those of you who speak doctor...he lost his toes through his metatarsals. It's been a LONG week.

The good thing? I've desperately missed my family and friends so getting to see them, even despite the circumstances, has been much needed. Oh, yeah and NO ONE IS DEAD. This is sad, but that's the first time I can say that in a long time. I've had three deaths in my family this year and three is enough for me, thank you.

I'm ready to get back to Huntsville and see my husband and my friends and just take it easy over the next couple of months. I'm going to try to post on Tuesday, as I will be driving most of Sunday/Monday.

<3 yall

Friday, September 17, 2010

Um. Yeah....

...not exactly the beginning of the day I had planned.

Pretty sure my dog ate an entire container of cocoa snaps. You know...BITTERSWEET chocolate. Kind of the worst kind.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

One of Them Days

Yeah it was one of those days.

I woke up a little bottle of conditioner was empty. My dog vommed. I got to class JUST in time AND I got my test back (got an's saving grace is Anatomy? Lame) got into a car accident (minor fender bender). Took another test. Got home later than expected...rushed around...DROPPED MY COMPUTER. Said a few prayers and let my computer go (for good this time) got the cake for our cast members birthday. Was late to call. Disappointed a cast member. Fixed 8,000 buttons (more failure on my part). Oh, and I think I might only have like two friends in Huntsville.


I kind of hate today.

I hate days like today because no matter what I do I just feel like I've failed someone. Plus I have insecurity issues about people liking me and when I think I've done something wrong or could have done something better...I just feel awful and I feel like everyone hates me. I feel like that kid that tries too know the one. I want people to like me and I want to have a "group" like I had at home and then I try really hard to put myself out there except when I do I end up just making an ass of myself in some way....:sigh:

The thing is...I've never really been in the "in" group. I don't know why I thought that would change now. The funny part is, I never thought I cared about that kind of stuff. I guess I was in denial. I miss my family and my friends. I miss the life I worked hard to build for myself for the last 23 years. I miss my support group.

I know...sad and whiny. But that's just the kind of day I had. Tomorrow will be better. and I'm taking pictures of my GORGEOUS friend Erin so hopefully that will brighten my day <3

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I'm Cheating...

Ok so I'm cheating. I was going to post the pix I originally took for Saturday and Sunday (which were like...ok at best) but after my photoshoot with the ever fabulous Sonia, I decided to cheat and post pix of our photoshoot. I had SUCH a blast working with my camera and playing around in these photos will represent both my newest escapades in photography, as well as my newest attempts at photo editing! Enjoy!

Day 30 (Saturday)

Day 31 (Sunday)

Day 32 (Monday)

Day 33 (Tuesday)

So as you can see, I had a little fun with the photoshop :-) I hope you enjoy my newest pictures! I'm learning so much and loving every minute of it!

Monday, September 13, 2010

More photos to come!

So I will totes post more photos later this evening, but I wanted to just take a few minutes to blog about my morning!

I had one of my first real photo shoots this morning and it was so much fun! I'm learning a lot more about lighting and shadows and angles and all that jazz. I'm totally getting to know my camera better, too. It's been fun the last few weeks figuring out all the manual modes, shutter speeds, apperture, ISO etc. It's also been difficult, haha. My pictures still aren't as crisp and clear as I'd like, but considering I'm only a month in...I can't imagine that I'm doing too terrible. I'll post some of my favorite pictures from this morning later today.

Now I'm off to editing! Yipee!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Last Round of Updates...For Now

Day 27 (Wednesday)
it's difficult to get a good self portrait. But I like this even though it's out of focus.

Day 28 (Thursday)

My feet. I know. Lame.

Day 29 (Friday)

Again...totally random picture of part of my headpiece from my wedding. I have been SWAMPED with play rehearsals and the show opened on Friday (the day I took this picture) so I was basically running around like a crazy person trying to take good pictures (and failing).

I'll post pictures from Saturday, Sunday and Monday tomorrow. I have lined up a rather fabulous model to get some fun pix with people rather than my dog for once.

Love yall!

Second Round of Updates...

Day 23

More A Few Good Men pics from Saturday/Sunday

Day 24

The ever GLORIOUS Wanda. LOVE this woman <3

Day 25

This is where my pix start getting a little lame yall. For starters, I began tech week of AFGM, which as all theatre people know is basically the week that I live at the VBC (the facility we perform at). Also, I got a flash I've been playing around with in most of these photos so I'm just experimenting with the lighting. As usual, my dog is my best subject.

Day 26

Now, let me explain that the reason this is not half assed is because it took at least 20 minutes for me to get the shot I was looking for.'s not exactly what I wanted but it doesn't suck. So there.

First Round of Updates...

I'll be posting three at time today. I have to go back to the VBC for AFGM and it takes forever to upload but here's the first three!

Day 20

Day 21

Day 22

Friday, September 10, 2010

I'm Not Dead (Yet)

Ok so I totally haven't posted pictures BUT I promise I have a slew of pix from the last  10 days coming soon. Here's what I owe you:

Day 20 (Wednesday)
Day 21 (Thursday) <---I have an awesome AFGM picture for ya!
Day 22 (Friday)
Day 23 (Saturday)
Day 24 (Sunday)
Day 25 (Monday) <---a half assed picture (it was like 11:50 and I didn't want to NOT take a picture....I don't even know if this one counts)
Day 26 (Tuesday) <---not a half assed picture
Day 27 (Wednesday)
Day 28 (Thursday)
Day 29 (Friday)

Now...let me explain. It's not that I don't love y'all and I know you're probably like WTF DIANA. You see...there's this little thing called A Few Good Men and it has been consuming my life. I'm learning things I never thought I would (i.e. costuming) and working with people I just can't describe well enough to do them justice. It's been such an awesome, exciting, wonderful experience and I can't wait to show Huntsville what we've been working so hard on for the last 5 weeks. This show is amazing and I REALLY hope you make it to the VBC this weekend or next weekend to see it!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Project 365: Day 17, 18, 19

Day 17 (Sunday)

So The Frazz came over and showed me how Lil' C decided to spend her morning...stickering mommy's belly of course!

Day 18 (Monday)

Lil' C and I were playin' with some play doh (SO MUCH FUN...I forgot how fun it is to just play!) and we made a snowman. Can you tell?

Day 19 (Tuesday)

We were playing with this cute little pup... LOVE. HIM. So playful!  A little overexposed but it wouldn't have been quite as bad if he weren't practically white to begin with.

I'll post my next three pictures (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) probably Sunday morning. I'm going to try to post three days at a time. I'll post some random stuff in between or if I'm really excited about a particular picture I may post that as well.


Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I can barely form sentences I'm that tired...As usual, I promise to post pix soon. I really do take pictures every day. It's interesting because I thought I would upload them to some photo site (and I really did start out with that intention...) but the more I think about it the more I wonder if I want to publish ALL of them.

I kind of like that little piece of my life being unknown ::insertxangafacehere::

(if you don't know what xanga faces are...well shame on you!) goal is to upload pictures every other day. That way I won't be going crazy trying to upload every day and you'll have more to look at, at once!

Peace y'all.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

My Bucket List

I got to thinking the other day about all the things I want to do before I die, and it really inspired me to start writing those things down. I'll probably update and repost this every once in awhile. I'll probably make it into its own page for easier access, too. Anyway, in no particular order, here it goes:

1. Go to Egypt
2. Write a book
3. Run a half marathon at Disney
4. Complete Project 365
5. Finish top of my class in nursing school
6. Backpack through Europe with my hubby and/or Friends
7. Learn a language
8. Volunteer with the Peace Corps with my hubby when my kids are all grown
9.  Find something I'm really truly good at
10. Meet as many people as I possibly can from all different backgrounds with all different experiences, and learn from them.
11. Develop my photography into something I can be proud of

I'll continue to add...but this is what I got so far. What's on your bucket list?

Oh Great...

Apparently yall can't comment...surprise, surprise considering I edited this crazy xml template.'s back to the drawing board. I think I'm going to go crazy now.


3:19 AM This is awful but at least you can comment if needed. Yeah. UGH.

3:28 AM This isn't nearly as awful and it needs some tweaking and my like button added back. Aside from that I don't hate it and yall can comment. I hope I can make the blog part wider for my pix to fit completely. BAH.

12:45 PM I finally found a template that not only fits the extra large photos for my daily updates, but I actually kind of dig the layout. I love the colors and it feels a little more me. Dunzo. (I've also saved it to my desktop like a good bloggity blogger)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Project 365: Day 16

(Tongue picture was deleted by accident. Will be back up soon)

DERP. If this were a little less fuzzy it'd be amazing. Oh well!

Project 365: Day 14 and 15

As promised, my pix for Day 14 and 15 (the before and after edits). My pix for Day 16 will be up shortly after this and they are new ones!

Day 14



I was playing around with selected color. Not too bad for my first try.

Day 15



This one is just a cool setting I found in Photoshop. It looks like a painting and the colors look so vibrant! I love it.

I missed a few days...big surprise

I'm WAY too busy. I need to get rid of something in my life! Here's my story:

I've been doing theatre, school, family, friends, photography, blogging, job hunting, and pretty much everything else in between. I'm not complaining, mind you, I'm just letting you know the amount of my busy-ness before I tell you my story.

SO...a few weeks ago I got pulled over (not for speeding...what?) because my tags were old. Whoops. Now, I know I'm an adult and I have to be responsible about remembering that stuff...but with a wedding, honeymoon, and my grandmother dying? sort of slipped my mind. (And I never got a reminder!Thanks, yall) So anyway I had a court date assigned where I was going to go and explain all that. I paid for my tags (and the late fee) so I'm not really at fault anymore. The cop told me I wouldn't have to pay the ticket if I took care of the tags. So really? Not a big deal just a little time out of my day. Except the part where I FORGOT TO GO TO COURT.


I need like...a calendar? Or a personal assistant. I'm so freaking busy all the time I feel like I am always forgetting something! Every time I sit down to post pictures or write a blog entry I get a phone call about something else I need to do. SHEESH. I need to learn how to say NO to people. Anyone else have that problem? All in all, it's not really an excuse for my missing entries/pictures but expect before and afters tomorrow (for the last two days) plus a few new ones I took of The Frazz's child. Yeah she's my muse.

Friday, August 27, 2010


Thursday, August 26, 2010


I needed a laugh and most Harry Potter fans will appreciate this...

Look at your man

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Project 365: Day 13


The photo was seriously overexposed. BUT I LOVE THIS. It's the perfect picture...minus my inability to use my camera.


Couldn't tell you how I did wasn't a sepia button. I did some small edits to her eyes and the background and then I used some sort of color option.'s how it ended up!


Ok...So I found this simple template that I like and I'm going to play around with it some more, and I'm going to make my own banner (read: I'm crossing my fingers I can create a banner out the pictures I have but if I totally fail at it I'll be getting one of my awesome graphic designer buddies to do it for me :-P)

I guess there is one good thing that came from blogger deleting my template....I'm starting to get pretty good at CSS/XML editing.

PS. Does anyone remember xanga? I WISH blogger had the xanga emoticons. I know that sounds totally lame...BUT I MISS THOSE EMOTICONS MORE THAN I MISS MY SKINNY HIGH SCHOOL BODY.


I'm just waiting for my internet to stop being so goshdarned slow so I can upload my Photoshop edit/before and after photos. Watch for those!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Funny Story About My Blog

So...I came home Sunday (I think it was sunday...I don't even know what DAY IT IS TODAY... I'm exhausted yo) to find a bunch of errors on my blog. LAME. Blogger deleted my background template. Really, Blogger? REALLY? So I'm scowering the internets trying to find it again, because I'm just not smart enough to have saved the template on my desktop, and it's like...NOWHERE. I don't know where I found it and I give up. For right now...this is what you'll get. I'm fairly certain I'm going to just pay someone to design a new blog site for me and possibly a professional website so I can start putting together a portfolio.

It still pisses me off that I have to do it NOW though. I'm just not happy with what I have. Who designed your blog? Let me know bloggers!

*Madame K*

Project 365: Day 12


The photo is a little underexposed and she's got hair all across her face.


I lightened the photo a smidge (I'm thinking it may look a little overexposed now, though) got rid of the hair in her face, and converted the image to black and white. Overall I think it looks pretty good. I think it will look even better if I can get the lighting perfect.

Monday, August 23, 2010


SO....something weird happened to my layout. (of course it would) Trying to fix it. Please be patient for the next few days!


Project 365: Day 11

Ok so this week I'm going to do something a little different. I'm going to post some photos I took a few weeks ago (ones you haven't seen) and I'm going to show you before and after I edit them. 
Ok so this photo I LOVE...but the car in the background is super annoying..



I made the photo a little bit brighter, removed the car (which took me like 8 hours...I have a new appreciation for photographers) and The Frazz showed me how to sharpen the eyes so those are a little more AWESOME. Plus I fixed her little tooth at The Frazz's request.

Let me know what you think!