Yaaaaay Friday! I am so excited that it’s finally Friday. My husband has been gone all week for work so it’s nice to have him home :)
You might think this is weird to put in the Friday Five, but I was thinking about my relationship with avocado not too long ago. In 2008 I remember going out to lunch with some co-workers at a sandwich shop. My sandwich came with avocado and I said, “Ugh! Why do that have to put this stuff on everything out here?” My co-worker smiled and said, “Oh, just you wait…pretty soon you’ll be ordering a filet and ask for some guac on the side!” Well, I will say I’ve never done that, but I have become quite fond of guacamole. When avocados are in season, I’ll make up a fresh batch…and then eat the entire thing. It’s a healthy fat, right? RIGHT?!?!?
2. “When I was your age…”
My husband and I were in Vegas a few weeks back and stopped in the Aria. It’s simply amazing, how the hotels out there are practically little cities you can get lost in all day, but we ended up going to the View Bar and I was overly impressed that they had MATCHES! Now, I don’t smoke, but how crazy is it that matches are retro now? So many things are retro from my childhood…Discmans (have you ever tried to run with one of those things?), calling friends on their house phone, the sound of a dial-up modem, NOT being able to pause TV. So yeah, I took these when I left. Well played, View Bar. Well played.
3. Spray and pray
For most intents and purposes, this is a joke in the photography community. It means, if you don’t know what you’re doing, just take a ton of pictures and a few of them will turn out. It’s never been actual advice…until now. A former photographer set up something called “The System,” which is essentially a 10-step process to becoming a “rockstar” wedding photographer! There’s some good marketing advice in there, but the photography community at large is in an uproar regarding the guide’s advice to literally “spray and pray” as well as, “if you don’t know what you’re doing, just put the camera in P mode!” I don’t think I’ve ever commented on industry events in my blog, but this is incredibly shameful. No one should shoot a wedding if they don’t know what they’re doing, they don’t know their camera back and forwards. I personally think wedding photography is among the toughest types of photography, because there are no do-overs. If you blow the exposure during the ceremony because you don’t know what you’re doing, there IS no going back. Photography is like any other path in life: there are a few who are innately talented, but even so, most of us need to put in blood, sweat and tears to be successful. There are no shortcuts. Especially when it comes to memories. All right, rant over!
I am a huge “Walking Dead” fan. I LOVE this series! It’s so interesting how the characters deal with real-life issues while also figuring out this whole zombie thing. The season finale was two weeks ago, and I can’t wait for next season. I recently discovered Get Out of Here, Carl! and it slays me. Oh, Carl! Why are you never in the house? You troublemaker, you!
5. Friends and family
March has been a CRAZY month! My brother, my husband’s step-daughter, and my parents were all in to visit. My parents ended up staying in San Clemente for a week, and then came and stayed with us the last 5 days of their trip. They just left Wednesday! They’ve been coming out every year since we moved to California and it’s always great to see them. It also seems like they also get some bad weather, but oh well! It’s just a holdover from our camping trips when I was younger and it always, always, ALWAYS rained.
I took this picture by balancing my 7D on the TV speaker. I actually had to use the manual to figure out how to use the timer. Oops!