Monster Bug Wars

Has anyone else seen this show? It is on the Science Channel becuse I’m a big fat nerd and is KILLER. They put two gross bugs up against each other for a fight to the death show. They give you as much info as they can about each one, and then you see them duke it out. Man, it is freaking AWESOME.

It is surprising that I like this show as much as I do because, let’s be honest, I still scream like a 7 year old girl at a Justin Beiber concert when it comes to bugs. This show makes me SO happy that I am not a bug though, because these folks are BRUTAL. Honeybadger WHO? Dude, more like Army Ant don’t care. I can totally see why Sheldon wanted them as a mascot. Geek shout out!

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I have a camera

Last year I jumped on the DSLR bandwagon and got straight up GANGSTA with my two additional lenses and GORGEOUS camera bag a la Jo Totes

I’ve read a few books and blogs and forums so I don’t look like a complete loon trying to play with a camera that is WAY too smarter than I am, and I have even taken it out for a spin a few times in Manual. The last time I have touched my camera has been months ago. It isn’t that I don’t want to be all up in my camera’s business, acting like a I know what I’m doing an a pronofessional, I just haven’t had the time to. First, I didn’t have time because of school, then I didn’t have time because of holidays, THEN I didn’t have time because I just didn’t have the time to change out of my pajamas during my break, and now? I’m back in school. I also don’t really have any super awesome subjects, or landscapes that I want to work with, so the motivation is lacking. I have GOT to work on the whole motivation thing.

So, my very few followers, what is your motivation? What are your best tips and tricks? How long did it take on Manual before you were shooting like a pro?

Pancho Villa

So there’s a new pup in the house. He’s a black lab, and at 8 months weighs more than half of what I do already. His name is Pancho Villa, and honestly? There isn’t a name more fitting. He demolishes and pillages anything he comes across. Things demolished so far: one of MY Vera Bradley bags, 3 pairs of MY shoes, MY trigonometry book, MY homework [first time I ever had to tell a teacher my dog ate my homework], MY bra.. see a trend here?

Kid apparently gets pissed when I’m not doting on him 24/7 and HATES that school takes me away from him. Before he had eaten my things, he had strewn my dry erase markers around the house because I used them when I worked on my homework.

He’s been described by strangers as ALL LAB and it has even been suggested that we should get him on doggy Ritalin. His energy has been compared to that of a toddler, his attention span is like that of a tic-tac, and the standoffs between him and the cat as well as him and his reflection in the mirror are HILARIOUS.

This guy is the first I’ve had all the way from the puppy phase and LORD I don’t know if I ever want to deal with that again. Best news yet? Labs stay in this phase until at least TWO YEARS OLD. YIPPEE!!!

I will die. Please visit my grave, and while you’re at it, bring a Milkbone. Lord knows this guy will probably stay clingy even when I’m on the other side.