Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and of course, I have thoughts:
1. Am I the only one who thinks the 15th is the REAL holiday? Savings on chocolate is just the beginning. I bought a couple of those steaks that they put into the heart shaped containers. DEAL!
Dear Santa from IntimiDATER
My request this year is of a unique nature. I was going to ask you to have the elves in IT put together a subset of your master list, with the following:
I’m Most Thankful For YOU!
I wanted to take a bit of time this weekend to point out that I’m thankful for…wait for it…YOU! Yeah, you. I’m not going to embarrass you by naming names because you know who you are. You’re reading this for a reason! By the way, thanks for reading and being so Facebook-supportive. It means a lot.
I know a lot of people, but you’re one of a kind. You know how you do the stuff that you do? Awesome. Then there are the things that you say. Amazing. When we get together, you’re literally present. You can be so cool…except when you’re not. Remember that one time, when you did that thing? Sooooo, typical you! I think my favorite thing about you is your self-esteem. Some people would assume that I’m talking about someone else, but you clearly know what’s up. I wish more people were like that.
Anyway, I just wanted to take a moment during this Thanksgiving weekend to say THANK YOU to you and only you, for being you! That’s it! Oh, and don’t rub this in everyone’s face. They’ll get jealous and stuff, which is why I don’t usually play favorites.
Photography Tip: Stop. Pull Over. Pay Attention.
Today’s photography tip doesn’t require you to buy any special equipment of grasp any concepts or even practice to get it right. I just want you to slow down in life, notice what’s happening around you and find things you want to capture in your photography. Sometimes when you’re driving, you might want to pull over and park, because you see something that you want to take a photo of. You might want to walk a new area or even your own neighborhood, to seek out interesting subjects.
When you get in this mindset, you’ll see photo opportunities everywhere. While you’re doing that, you’re also training your “eye” and your photo framing will get better and you’ll find interesting perspectives. Don’t worry about any of that now, just remember: STOP. PULL OVER. PAY ATTENTION.
The past few days, I’ve been doing just that with my Lumia 1020. Let’s see what I found! 🙂
No Hookups and Other Online Dating Farcicalities
Online dating can be a productive and efficient way of meeting a collection of like minded matches suitable for consideration of a long term romantic relationship. Yeah, it can also be a hysterical farce of a show. See the guy picture to the left? Yeah, I use that picture in my profiles because it shows off the side of my personality that is “harmless” as a couple of my friend like to point out. Here I’m using harmless to showcase myself in a vulnerable and adorable state…in bed. This is a vision and a location that I’d like potential matches to consider seeing me in. Sweet and adorable and the distracting contrast of using cold technology to portray a warm and fuzzy moment. Brilliant…I know. Trust me, another side of my personality influences things. We call him the IntimiDATER. Go ahead and “Like” him on Facebook. Do it now before I show you what he thinks that innocent looking picture communicates to the ladies.
10 Random Thoughts
Sometimes I have random thoughts. By sometimes, I mean most of the time. These random thoughts would seem just…kind of…sorta…crazy, if put them out there, with no context. I could Tweet them individually or write a series of Facebook status updates, but that might cause my friends to stage an intervention. I usually opt to keep them to myself, but today I felt like sharing.
I decided to list ten of these random thoughts because ten seems like the least random number that I could come up with, for a list. There are always Top 10 lists for doing things or ranking things. So a list of random thoughts with a perfectly normal number seemed about right
OK, enough chatter…on with the list!
My PureView of the Hollywood Sign Hike
Last week, I was in Portland and the change of scenery was great, but you gotta come home, right? My friend John reminded me that we often forget how interesting the place we live can be. With that being said, I decided to share one of my favorite hikes in Los Angeles.
In my pursuit of entertainment fame and fortune…or just the ability to pay my bills by doing what I love…I sometimes need perspective. It’s the kind of perspective that tells you that your awesome even when you can’t get a meeting or a referral or an audition. Yes, perspective feeds the ego and shuts out negative talk because OBVIOUSLY “they” are the one’s missing out.
OK, enough of that (for now). Let’s get to the hike. Every picture was taken with the Nokia Lumia 1020. Most were taken with the Nokia Camera app, but some were taken with Fhotolens and 4Blend HDR apps. Finally there are some panorama shots taken with the Nokia Panorama app. I’d like to say that this was a sponsored piece. Seriously, Microsoft, Nokia, etc…I’d LOVE to say that this is a sponsored piece. How ‘bout it?
Yes, there’s the hike. The picture above is on Beachwood Drive which takes you to the trailhead. Much like going to the movies or watching TV, the sign reminds you of your destination for the entire journey. Keep reading past the break to experience the journey with me.
A Nokia Lumia and JD Walk Into A Mall
This blog will be random-palooza. I’ve got pictures and JD observations to share. It will (hopefully) be funny and (hopefully) make you think and (probably) further cement my relationship status on “SINGLE”.
What it won’t be is complaining about how crowded and crazy my trip to the mall was. The Westfield Century Plaza was by all accounts, very pleasant this morning. I drove in and parked pretty close to the escalator and I was in the shopping zone before I knew it.
The music was holiday theme’d, but modern and lovely. There were no crazies, no yelling, no desperate shoppers ruining the experience for everyone. What there were, were painted deer sculptures. Seriously. Stay tuned for that because you KNOW I have pictures.
Lumia 1020 on Roids
This modern piece of photographic genius is capable of taking amazing pictures. I was thinking that there had to be more. With the fad of InstaGrime, it appears that “more” is actually “less” and retro.
I took the plunge and put the Lumia on ‘roid…as in Polaroid. Obviously, this was via an app and this app is called APict.
Let’s dig in and see a couple of examples.
JD Rant – Low Flow Toilets
Happy Friday Everyone! I apologize, in advance, but sometimes I just need to get some things off my chest. One of those times is now.
I recently had to have low flow toilets installed in the building that I manage. Sure they’re touted to “save water” and thus, the environment, but is the full story more complicate and dare I say “messy”???
As is the case lately, this was shot with the Nokia Lumia 1020 with the Cast & Crew of 1, in my apartment. Enjoy!