Monday, December 7, 2009

Time has slipped away.

Eek! I haven't posted in over a month and a half. Whoops.

Click here for last week's Collegian column.

More to come soon after classes and finals are over.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall-ish weather.

It has already snowed a bit, but didn't last very long on the ground. The weather has gotten colder. I do not like this. I guess I shouldn't complain. I lived in this type of weather all 21 years of my life. That doesn't make me like it anymore, though.

I've been knitting coasters lately--well actually since I've been back at school. Usually once I finish one I give it away. Here's a picture of two that I've kept for me. I'm working on making more to have a complete set. I'm also working on a scarf that I'll post once it's done.

My friend Andy Jensen brought me a couple small pumpkins (gourds actually but that's besides the point...) and in spirit of Halloween and fall, here's a not-very-good picture.

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

At the zoo!

A couple weekends ago I went to visit Sean in the Cities. I had a lot of fun. We went to the Como Zoo and Conservatory Saturday afternoon and saw the movie The Informant that night. The movie was funny, I recommend it. Below are a few pictures from the weekend.

Baby giraffe with the male giraffe. So cute!

Female giraffe. I love giraffes!

Sean and I with the giraffes.

Big kitties sleeping. It reminded me of Captain sleeping all afternoon in the sun.

The Sunken Garden at the Como Conservatory. It was beautiful and smelled wonderful in there.

These are just a few of the pictures from that weekend. It was a lot of fun.

Friday, October 2, 2009


I know I haven't posted in a while. I apologize for that. I have good news! Click here to read my first, of hopefully many, columns. Over the weekend I will post pictures of my travels last weekend.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I'm sorry I haven't been taking any pictures.  I was going to take some cute photos of Captain over the weekend while home, but sadly, I did not.

Alas, in last weeks Collegian, I wrote an article about H1N1 and prevention.  You can read it here.  The editor and I each have an article about it, and you have to scroll down to read mine, but it is there.  In the paper edition of it, the story was on the front and above the fold.  That spot is like the holy grail of newspapers.

Stay tuned for more Collegian articles.  I going to be writing some opinion/editorial columns in the future.  I'll keep everyone updated on that.

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Monday, Monday!

Monday, Monday. (ba ba, ba ba ba ba, ba)
So good to me.
Enough of the Mamas and the Papas.
Since I didn't do a very good job last week of the five-pictures-a-day, I took a bunch of them at McCory Gardens and Arboretum in Brookings.  My friend Andy Jensen and I went and took pictures yesterday.  Enjoy!
I love hydrangeas.
I have no idea what type of flower this is, but it's beautiful nonetheless.
One of the very few photos I took that didn't have tight framing and was close to the subject.  It's very strange for me to have something like this.
One of my favorites of the day.
I haven't decided how I feel about this one.  I don't hate it, but I definitely don't love it.
Another favorite.  I just now noticed the bug on the flower in the lower left corner... didn't see that before...
I absolutely LOVE this one.  I love the shade of pink the flowers are.
This is a shot from underneath the flower.  It is some sort of trumpet flower and the real name of it escapes me, but the flowers were really large.  By large, I mean like hanging down about five or six inches.  The whole plant was way taller than I am.  It was cool.
Andy, taking a picture of black pearl ornamental peppers.  I think that's what they were called?
Andy and I right before we left McCory.

Monday, September 7, 2009


This five-photos-a-day thing isn't working out so well.  Mainly, because I forget to bring my camera with me.  Here are some pictures that were taken at the OK Go concert and after.

It was dark and most of the pictures I took at the concert didn't turn out.  Although this one isn't very good either, I like the silhouette of lead singer, Damian Kulash.
Picture I took of Cal and I.  This pictures shows true friendship.

Rolling Rock bottle from Saturday night after the concert.  Took me three tries to get this picture.

I don't have any more pictures that turned out very well.  Sorry there's only three pictures, not five!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Pictures taken on Monday.
Ignore the gross-looking calcium deposits and lime stains in this picture.
Waiting for the Safetysuit concert to begin. 
Doug Brown, lead singer of Safetysuit!
Doug Brown, again.  
I was taking pictures right into the sun so there is a bit of a glare.  In a perfect world, that wouldn't happen.
The concert was amazing!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Stay tuned.

My five-photo-a-day challenge begins today.  Stay tuned for the good ones!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I'm back... at SDSU!

Well I've been back for a while, but I am BACK at SDSU. It is very exciting.
I've been busy with Community Assistant training. It is sucking all of my time.
So, my blogging has suffered.
I will try to be better.
Sean says I should go on a photo tour of the SDSU campus and post the pictures here.
He also just said I should take five pictures every day for a month and post them here, use this blog as a way to showcase my photography journey.
Sounds like a challenge, but a good challenge. I think after the craziness of move-in weekend at SDSU calms down, I will take on the photography challenge.
Have a good night!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Morning Glory.

This picture was taken at Travis and Becky's house. One of the many beautiful morning glories that were blooming.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


At 4 o'clock this afternoon, my mini summer vacation begins. Yay! I don't work at the Advance-Press and Solar Drive-In until Monday. Ahh.. breathing a sigh of relief.

Today the fun begins with my parents and I driving to Travis and Becky's in Winona. Then, tomorrow it shall be an joyous day spent with the fam at the Wisconsin Dells. I know I'm definitely looking forward to some much-needed fun in the sun.

Then, we drive home from the Dells tomorrow night. Friday morning, I quick write my story about Trav's garden, head to Brookings. On my way through Springfield, stop in the office and leave my story and photo there. Then, it's off to Brookings I go! I am so excited to see my friends. We'll spend Friday at the pool with Courtney and Landon and whoever else decides to show up. Friday night, go out with the boys--a.k.a. Cal and Eric, and then spend Saturday seeing everyone I want to see.

Sunday, is the church festival. I don't have any work related things to think about, well almost.

Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Life after college.

Sean told me to ask myself this question while trying to envision my life after college and my dream job. The question was, "If money was not an issue and you could do anything, what would you do?"

At first, I was speechless. I don't know what I want to do. I'm 21 years old, how am I supposed to know? I like to write. I like to design. I like to help people. I enjoy dealing with people, most days. I want to do something that matters. Most of all, I like writing and designing.

Any ideas?

Friday, June 26, 2009

Check it.

Out for an interview, saw something beautiful.

Alas, I am back...

...for now. How's your day going? I hope just great.

I have been writing some articles about gardening during my internship, and I feel like I should be doing some gardening as well. My dad and brother both garden and I could probably learn some pointers from them.

What should I grow? I want to be able to grow something I can keep in my dorm room. Maybe some flowers. Gerber daisies would be nice. I want tulips, but they don't bloom very long.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Read me!


I haven't posted in over a month.
I've been working, well interning.
I like newspapers.
It's beautiful outside.
Captain is adorable, but vicious.

That is all.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Oozeball was today. Here are some pictures taken by my friend Andy Jensen during the event. Our team lost both of the games we played. We weren't in it to win it.

Cal and I, before we began playing.

During a serve. Look at the mud flying off the ball.

During our first game. We weren't very muddy... yet.

At the end of our second game.

Pushed in the mud.

We were covered.

The after picture.

Group showers.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


I am going home for Easter today. Hopefully Captain and Frankie will be good and do cute things which will make great poses for pictures. I need to take more pictures while I am at home as well. Stay tuned for more photography to come!

Monday, April 6, 2009


New red hair. I'm told I should put more things up here, so here is what my hair looks like. I have to go to class.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My photography style.

I didn't know I had a photography style, but apparently I do. I realized this today during my presentation when I noticed all but two pictures were very close and the framing was very tight. I also like very simple photos. I don't like to have a busy background that is distracting. I would prefer to have no background if at all possible.

Below, there are a few more pictures.

Fan in motion.

This was taken over the summer but I like it.

The aviators.

I needed something to take a picture of and I liked this one.

I like the depth of field in this one.

Simple, tight framing.

Old theater in Sleepy Eye.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

More pictures, again.

My photography presentation is this afternoon and I am FINALLY done editing photos, for now.

**Side note, the presentation was pushed back to next Tuesday.**

Courtney's baby, Landon at 11 months.

I like the simplicity of this picture.

A resident gave me the idea to do this. Under it is a Cosmopolitan which is open to an article about make-up, but you can't really see that.

Pearls on my mother's old earring box that I now have. Those are also my mother's pearl earrings. I love pearls.

I feel like I've been taking and editing pictures for most of my life. I'm happy to say that I am done with the first presentation, but there's another one at the end of the semester. When that time comes, there will be more pictures posted. Now, I just need ideas for photos!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Some things I've been working on...

I've been editing photos again. Enjoy!



Captain, again.

My dad ice fishing on the lake at sunset. He's on the right.

One of my favorite pictures I've taken.

Picture I took at Ikea, and then I was told, "No pictures in the store!"

My dad's work boots, very well worn.

That's just a few. There will be more to come, eventually...