Hi!

Nov. 21st, 2014 08:57 am
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Where were we? I like it so much better when I post everyday. The words come a lot easier.

Transitions are so hard. I'm constantly feeling like my entire life is one big transition. I suppose that is part of living. Growing and changing and facing challenges. I read this article yesterday about unhappy people always living in the past and blaming others for their failures. While I am not entirely unhappy, I do think I wallow a bit. Okay, a lot. It hasn't really helped me at all so why have I made my life harder by doing it? It's comfortable, I suppose. I don't have to face anything crazy or do anything for real if I just blame everything on my past. Whatever. Done. The wonderful thing about realizing the bullshit you have been putting on yourself is that you get to do something about it.

I have been very fortunate to have had a lot of photography gigs over the last two months. I'm finalizing my last one today. I'll be teaching a yoga workshop tomorrow and then all my jobs are done. Terrifying! Since Winter is slow for photography I'm going to start focusing on cotton candy. My thinking is do photo work while the season is busy and do cotton candy when it's not. Yoga will always be a constant since it's not dictated by weather.

Phoenix. I have been extremely negative and bitter about this move. I hate being told what to do, and I have been having some kind of 2 year old temper tantrum to it. It hasn't been pretty. For real, ugly crying kind of situation. Izaak has been so wonderful and tolerant of it all when really he could have been.....not so tolerant. I am working my way through it because Silas wants to go and I want to be with Izaak. I realize poor me has to move to somewhere warm and pretty and lots of interesting things. It's ridiculous my reaction but one of my strengths is adaptability. :)

Video

Mar. 6th, 2013 08:07 am
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Did I tell you all that I got an unpaid video gig this weekend? Friday night at Wooly's in Des Moines. Lesson Seven is the band. I have no idea what the connection between the band and my friends fiance is but I'm thrilled to be asked! Plus! I get to do all of the fun cutaway stuff. Can. Not. Wait.
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Why are people on Facebook so willing to post pictures of their kids online. Facebook is not secure! If we thought it was embarrassing that our parents showed photo albums to our friends and boyfriends then why the fuck would they post pictures of their kid online? That shit is forever and can be shared everywhere!
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On my way to therapy but wanted to write a quick note here. Not a lot new around these parts. Working on being more organized with business and home. Doing a fairly good job so far. Izaak gave me a spreadsheet to stay organized. It's all mapped out by what needs to be done each week, color coded, and % done at the end. I added notes to cells to break it down a step further which is totally helping. Fancy me, huh? I might need to make another one for my private life as well. Can I fit all aspects of my life in an excel spreadsheet. I'm sure I can. I love the idea of everyone and everything fitting nicely into a cell with notes. I might even link cells show....ok, I'm taking it too far.

Gotta run. Lots to do!

Foodie

Jul. 23rd, 2011 08:52 am
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I do not have stable income. I do not have stable income. I do not have stable income. I will repeat this all day to keep me from buying the $100 plane tickets to New York. I want to go so bad. I can taste and smell New York right now. I do not have stable income! I do not have stable income!

Goal today. Finish unpacking! I'm tired of looking at bare walls and boxes scattered here and there. Must get this done! I have a full weekend of stuff to get done. Also on an unpractical note I would love to scrap it all and go to dsm for the farmers market and yoga at a new studio. I will be good and save my gas and money. I have food here to make and take pictures of. I have things to unpack. I have photography to work on. It will get done this weekend. I want to start on the studio newsletter, bookkeeping, and FUN photography next week. Wrap all the tedious to do's today and tomorrow with that goal in mind.

I just made the most perfect poached egg! I'm so proud. I really feel like I am finally coming into my own in regards to cooking. I am trusting myself a little more. Getting some guidance online when I don't know how to do something but then running with it once I step into the kitchen. Today is banh mi day. I cooked the pork yesterday for a Vietnamese inspired pulled pork. I have Vietnamese meatballs to make today. I have two ideas here. One a banh mi sandwich but the other being a taco! I made the pickled daikon on Thursday night. Pictures are up on my blog.

http://jennyeatstheworld.blogspot.com/

Whoa, excited to see if you google Jenny eats the world all of my stuff comes up first. Now, I hate food blogs. I really do. I don't care why you have attachments to certain foods. I don't care who you are friends with in the food world. I want you to get to the point and show me how to make something I'm interested in, and it better be good! There is a food blog out there (she has a book deal of course) that I have tried several of her recipes and they all suck! How does that even happen? Sure the pictures are pretty and perfectly styled but shouldn't the food be good? Ok, that's kind of a lie. I had one recipe not suck but now that I think about it I totally modified the recipe. That's my little rant. I'm moving on.

P.S. a delicious bloody mary loaded with green olives, celery, and a pickle is the best way to start a Saturday of house crap! And a perfectly poached egg.
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I'm taking a work day from my work day. Sounds stupid but is so necessary. I usually only work 7:30 to 11:30 on Friday at the office. I have so much catching up to do on my own business stuff that it has become essential that I take a day to get it all done. Ha, let's hope I can get it all done. So far not a bad start. Cleaned up the kitchen and made breakfast. Going to take a hot bath next and then photo shop a few images. Then it's head to the studio to burn a cd for a client and print out a million bank statements to get my quickbooks reconciled for the accountant. That's my day. I also need to make a doctors appt for Ethan but Randy said he will take him if I can get one. I am hoping to be on the road to see Izaak by 3:30ish. I better quit fucking around here and get moving! Oh, and can't forget to schedule a CPR certification course and meet Mon for lunch to discuss studio shit! Eeek

Happy Friday! 

For you!

May. 10th, 2009 11:17 am
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Happy Mother's Day!
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I'm crazy! Full moon? Maybe! We had A LOT of snow last night. I drove home in freezing rain from dropping off the kids and getting my hoohaa waxed. Scary (the driving, not the waxing). I'm so over this weather. I need to live in a mild 70ยบ year round place for a couple years. Anyway, this morning I had to shovel a shit ton of snow from my driveway thanks to the snow plows. I will say that it was nice fluffy snow and not ice laden snow. That was good. Anyway, I was really hot after shoveling for almost an hour and got the crazy idea to put on my swimming suit and take a picture. The funniest thing about the picture is that I did not intend to have that look on my face. Most of them were me smiling! I laughed so hard at this one. I had to share.

A lot of old high school people are finding me on facebook and it's a little weird. I didn't even talk to these people in high school! i guess the 20 year reunion is coming up so they are all signing up on there and adding me! I didn't graduate from that high school. I went to a different school my senior year. Blah. Hopefully they will take me off their list when they realize I'm still the same freak from high school.

Funny

Jul. 4th, 2008 08:11 am
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The Recipe For zinkr



3 parts Tease

2 parts Fearlessness

1 part Pizzazz



Splash of Shrewdness



Chug!

Twitter

May. 13th, 2008 04:26 pm
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Does anyone twitter? My account there is zinkr. I want to follow you!

Vote!

Feb. 11th, 2008 04:00 pm
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Hey, if you get a minute would you mind clicking on the link and voting for my picture? Mine is the one titled "Dandelions". Thank you so much!

http://www.wired.com/culture/art/news/2008/02/holga_submissions

Toys

Oct. 2nd, 2007 02:31 pm
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Can I have one of these please?! It's like an easy bake oven for grown ups!!!

Brick Oven

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family.aspx?c=640&f=25761
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I love these. It rained a lot on our full day in Chicago. Luckily I had my Holga in my bag. Rain can't hurt that thing!

PEEPS

Aug. 29th, 2007 05:18 pm
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Last post today....I promise.


I saw ghost peeps at the store this week. I couldn't find them last year. Hmmmm, fun!

E

Aug. 10th, 2007 03:25 pm
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...is for Ethan. He asked me if he could kiss a girl. How do you answer that?! He is only 11!

...is for Egg. I love eggs but I really need to learn how to cook them in a variety of ways. I usually scramble because I don't know what else to do.

...is for England. Also on my top places to see before I die. I have technically seen it since we stopped over at the airport on our way to Germany but I want to really be there. For a long time. I would love to travel to a country and live there for a year. I think that would be the best way to really experience a place.

...is for Eating. I can't stop lately.

C

Aug. 8th, 2007 09:41 am
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...is for camera. I am sure you probably guessed this was coming. I love all cameras. Hasselblad, Leica, Holga, Canon, Lomo, etc. There are so many fun cameras out there.

...is for cooking. Even as a kid I loved to cook. I would really love to learn how to throw things together and make them taste good. Right now I have to follow a recipe.

...is for candy. I have a sugar problem. I am trying to limit my intake lately. I could easily wake up in the morning and eat brownies for breakfast.

...is for Chicago. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! On my birthday. We are all so excited about this. I am putting together a tentative schedule. Friday afternoon-Sears tower, Saturday - Navy Pier and Aquarium, Sunday - Millennium park before we get back on the train.


We are off to Iowa City. Have a good day!

B

Aug. 7th, 2007 10:45 am
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...is for balanced. There will always be a bit of yoga in here. It is becoming a huge force in my life.

...is for boys. I have a few awesome boys in my life. They are crazy and fun and teach me something new every day.




...is for beer. I have always had a taste for it. I prefer it over other drinks. When I was 23 and living in Lawrence I always had my night planned out perfectly. $1 PBR's at the Replay meant that I could skip dinner, drink about 5 beers and get a good buzz going, then go to Amigo's for crisp pinto burritos. A night out on less than $10! Now my tastes have improved and I go for micro brew or imports. Glad I can afford the good stuff!

...is for bacon. I can't help myself. I missed it so much the 11 YEARS of not eating pork. Welcome back mr. bacon
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Encyclopedia of me. I saw someone on flickr doing this and I think it's a great idea. I am going to do a different letter everyday through the month of August. I'll try to find the original meme person and link it.

A is for...

....Arlington my hometown. Some days I long for the simplicity of living there. I have great memories from growing up there.

....Alignment is what I'm searching for. I am striving to create alignment in my body and my life.

....Asiago cheese. Yum. I love cheese. Almost all kinds of cheese.

....Australia is one of the places I want to see before I die.

....August is my birthday month. I used to hate having a birthday during the summer. Now I love it. The fair!

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