Sunday, June 12, 2011

Broken Over Break

Well hello there, my good fellows! I've missed you guys! I am officially on Summer Break now, so let me tell you about how Finals Week went.

Monday:
What a crabby day that was. I was feeling sick and had an advising appointment in a city almost 2 hours away. We drove all the way there, got to my appointment right on time (2 o'clock), and I still had to wait to see my advisor FOR TWO HOURS. And then my appointment lasted all of five minutes. On the plus side, I found out I could be graduating in one school year. Of course, a few days ago I realized I still will not because of issues of where we will be living and how few people I could intern for in this area, but it was nice to know I COULD HAVE been graduating in just one year.

That day, I took a photo of a student's feet. He was wearing the rattiest Chuck Taylors I ever saw, and he crossed his ankles so pleasantly that it amused me. I really liked all the writing and pictures on his shoes as well. But that photo is one of maaaany that have disappeared from my stupid, messed up SD card. :( On the bright side, I wasn't really happy with the way the photo turned out anyway. It was rather dark.

Tuesday:
The day of my Drawing final. It was a bittersweet day. I got an A+ in the class (YAY), but I also had to say goodbye to the one professor I've had almost every quarter that I've been at this school. She and her husband-- also one of my favorite professors-- have retired and are moving on to California. That day I simply took photos of a few of the drawings from that class. Again, the photos are missing thanks to the SD card. >.<

Wednesday:
Took my Art History 213 final exam early in the morning, and I'm fairly certain I aced it, so I have a solid A in that class. Took a photo of the school's pet turtle, Kruizer, in his little pink kiddie pool outside. Yet another photo that's gone missing. That's the day I realized my photos were starting to disappear, and I bought a new SD card. Didn't take any more photos for that day, however, as I realized that my Art History 211 final essay was due the next night instead of on Friday. Can we say "PANIC!"? lol

Thursday:
Spent almost the entire day working on that final essay, with the exception of a 2-hour-long break to eat and take photos. As we rode by an awesome building with a ton of abandoned vintage vehicles out back, Grandpa decided to let me stop and take a bunch of pics. Here is where you can finally see some PICTURES. lol


I'd LOVE to add a texture to this
Totally makes me think of a grumpy old man

How to Park Your Car
Objects in Mirror are Larger Than They Appear
Friday:
Slept in after a long day of essay-writing. For dinner, we went to a little bar down the way that was once very popular and has recently reopened. I have to say, I was extremely impressed by their perch. Now if only I knew what that place was called... LOL

Southern Comfort
Today (Saturday):
Spent the day running around, and then Grandpa took us to yet another bar to have dinner. This one was a biker bar about half an hour away. Not as comfortable, but the food was decent! :) As you can tell, we don't eat at home much.


And now, I will end this gargantuan post with a couple blurry shots of things I found amusing at today's bar.


4 comments:

thrviewfinder said...

the car shots are nice you should this site http://www.ottokphotography.com/... he has series about abandoned cars !!

Its good to hear to u r exams are over and u'll be graduating in a year.

jadeforce5 said...

Beautiful as always. :)

shayne gray learns photography %$#! said...

Whoa! Love the abandoned rusty auto garden!

Great stuff....

shayne gray learns photography

xolexo said...

AH! I forgot to reply to you all! Thank you so much for your feedback and for still following me. I truly appreciate you, however poorly I am showing it.

@Thrviewfinder, thank you! I checked that site out the day you linked me to it and loved it. :D