Monday, November 30, 2009

Some new looks!

I guess this is what you could call my complete overhaul.. on my photo blog. :)

I added a weddings section and just more information generally, while updating the header and colors.

Tell me what you think!

Oh and I'm leaning towards the flash, still possibly the battery pack, and maybe just a really good diffuser instead of bracket? I haven't quite decided yet.

Meanwhile, I'm dreaming of beautiful 24" monitors. Someday.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Let's vote!

What does Mariah need more?

a new 24" monitor by laCie

or a flash, battery pack, and bracket combo?

Now keep in mind, both of these cost about the same. The monitor I can use right away because I need more space for working in Photoshop. However, I desparately need a flash (and therefore a bracket) for shooting weddings next year. Right now, I've only budgeted for one. Poo. So I need help deciding..

What do you think?

One of these days..

I promise I'll update with pictures and details from the last few weekends. However, I just wanted to share this morning's accomplishment with you.

I managed to whittle down the messages in my email inbox down to one!

Woo hoo! I got my organization on!

Friday, November 20, 2009

It's about time.

... for a random, that is!

Don't you love that little spurt of power and strength you feel when you crush a milk jug? "I'm the strongest woman in the world!!" Pat myself on the back.

Oh wait, it's a thin plastic milk jug. That I ran under hot water to rinse it out.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Note to self #4725

Pee before coming home.

Do not, in any circumstances, let yourself pee before the dog pees when you arrive home.

Do not, in any circumstances, let the dog walk around on the rug-free floor in the bathroom while you're, you know...

Ps. Don't take your time doing your thing in a bathroom with motion-sensor lights. Sigh.


Ever have one of these days?

Seems like I've made one mistake too many for the like the past week... and my emotions are running amok anyway due to internal forces.

I'm very frustrated with myself... and I can tell others are too. It seems like I spend half my day making mistakes, and the other half cleaning up my mistakes.

I'm thinking some puppy lovin' along with some chocolate might do the trick...

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Turbo, Turbs for short if Joel doesn't hear. Our sweet little shipoo who has had only a few accidents, is actually starting to respond to her name, and tips the scale at 2.1 lbs. She loves to cuddle, especially snuggling into your neck, but her second favorite activity is playing..

Enjoy! I'm sure you'll love her as much as we do... (which is why the fact that I'm slightly allergic to her isn't of consequence...?)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


We're probably getting a dog tomorrow.

And by probably, I mean I'm going to look at a sweet little ball of fur tomorrow with Mary Jo. And have you ever had an intent to buy a puppy and then just leave it there?

No. Of course not.

So. We're getting a puppy tomorrow. :)

These are both Shi-poo's, females, and sisters. We like (by picture only) the tan one... can't wait to see them in person tomorrow!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Just wanted to share...

Some more plexer pictures..

These are from last weekend... by Monday evening, Joel had filled everything in with gravel, so we can at least step up into the plexer instead of being a monkey.

Yeah... I couldn't actually get myself to walk over this by myself... I had to have Joel reach back and help me every time. Yikes.

"Doug" in the hole.
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