Little vacation for 2 weeks.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
My Home Sweet Home is hosting a photo contest giveaway sponsored by Energizer and National Geographic. The winner will receive a one-year subscription to National Geographic magazine and a sample of Energizer lithium batteries.
I'm not sure if I can enter both pictures, but let’s give it a try.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
People will often say that their whole lives flashed before their eyes after they experienced a traumatic event. Perhaps it’s a bit morbid, but we think that sounds pretty incredible.
Why do it?
Taking a photo a day is a big undertaking with big payoffs. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider doing it:
- Imagine being able to look back at any day of your year and recall what you did, who you met, what you learned… (Often we find it hard to remember what we did just yesterday or even last night, let alone a whole year ago!)
- Your year-long photo album will be an amazing way to document your travels and accomplishments, your haircuts and relationships. Time moves surprisingly fast.
- Taking a photo a day will make you a better photographer. Using your camera every day will help you learn its limits. You will get better at composing your shots, you’ll start to care about lighting, and you’ll become more creative with your photography when you’re forced to come up with something new every single day.
Tips on How to Do It
Bring Your Camera Everywhere
Yes, everywhere. Get in the habit. Grocery stores, restaurants, parties, work, and school. Going to a movie theatre? Snap a pic of the flick with your phone–there are photo-ops everywhere. If you have one of those tiny tiny cameras, you have no excuse not to have it in your pocket all the time. And if you don’t? Camera phones are a great substitute.
Don’t Stop, No Matter What
This is perhaps the most important tip of all. You will get tired of taking a photo every single day. Some days, you will consider giving up. Don’t. The end result is worth the effort. Remind yourself why you wanted to do it in first place.
There will be times you’ll think there’s nothing interesting left to take a photo of, and times you’ll think you didn’t do anything exciting enough to take a photo of. There’s always a great photo to be made.
Get out of the house and take a walk. Or stay inside and look around. Take a photo of something important to you. Take a photo of the inside of your house so you can see how your taste has changed over the years. Take a photo of anything, just don’t stop.
N.b. It helps if you’ve told your friends about the project and asked them to follow along. Their encouragement will keep you going!
More details on the project 365.
End Date: March 17, 2012
My 101 in 1001 list in no particular order.
1. Read 4 books in Spanish (1/4).
* La princesa y el plebeyo by Nora Roberts
* Confessions of a shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
* My Estonia by Justin Petrone
* Minu Hispaania by Anna-Maria Penu
* Brick Lane by Monica Ali
* Country Lovers by Rebecca Shaw
* Toxic Bachelors by Danielle Steel
* Heiresses by Lulu Taylor
* Shoe Addicts Anonymous by Beth Harbison
9. Donate 1000,000 grains of rice via freerice.com (6360/1000,000).
10. Enter a photo contest.
13. Wash dishes after every meal immediately for 3 months.
24. Don't swear for a month (0/30).
35. Eat 10 things I’ve never tried before (4/10).
39. Learn how to tie a tie.
43. Do 100 sit-ups without taking a break.
44. Ride a camel.
45. Host a party.
31) The Dark Knight
32) Terminator 2: Judgement Day
33) Back to the Future
34) District 9
35) Roman Holiday
36) Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
37) Mulholland Drive
38) Monsters, Inc.
39) Toy Story 2
53. Recieve map postcards from every US state. (44/50)
54. Post a video on the internet that has me in it.
55. Take a picture in a photo booth.
56. Eat at 6 new restaurants (5/6).
63. Start the morning with exercise everyday for 2 weeks (0/14).
64. Go one week without complaining.
65. Spend two days in silence (0/2).
66. Watch the sun set 20 times (13/20).
67. Work through Spanish grammar book.
77. Go to see the wreck of the American Star.
78. Eat breakfast for 500 days (70/500).
79. Learn sign language.
80. Buy and maintain a Bonsai tree.
81. Go skinny dipping.
82. Try rock climbing.
83. Get my hair cut in a different way than usual.
84. Own fish.
94. Floss at least once every day for 3 months (0/90).
95. Sunbathe on a nudist beach.
96. Improve my geography knowledge enough to score over 500,000 points on the Traveler IQ Challenge (0/500,000).
97. Spend 33 days without touching a computer (9/33).
100. Look over this list at least once a week (4/134).
101. On day 1001 publish a new 101 in 1001 list.
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
Tasks must be specific (i.e. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).
Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple goals such as New Year’s resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.
More information in Day Zero.
I wasn’t happy with my blog design and therefore searching for the ways to change it, but nothing did cope with my expectations. Finally I arrived to Adori Graphics blog - Louise. As I saw, that she is doing free blog makeovers, I decided to ask one. I got the answer next day, filled in the form and then the process started. She agreed to do 2 makeovers + buttons or changes later on if I want to. I have to say, that she is amazing. I still can’t understand how she made my blog as I wanted, actually much much better than I imagined. I would recommend her to anyone; she is really talented and helpful. Thank you Louise, for helping me with my blog, I’m really grateful. =)
I visited Lanzarote in my Erasmus time in 2007 for 3 days, but now I have been living here for some time now. As I have my new and cool blog design now, I decided to start blogging again.