Sunday, May 31, 2009


I just turned 29 in April. For a birthday present, I bought myself a Canon Digital Rebel XSi. I had been wanting one for a few years, and finally talked myself into getting it. I had the extra money and Jesse kind of pushed me over the edge. He asked me what I would do with the money if I didn't spend it on the camera. I could only think of paying my credit card down, and that is no fun. So, I went for it and haven't looked back since. I LOVE MY CAMERA.

That picture is the first picture I took with it. I promise that I am getting better! Although, Gunther knows that his face is the money maker. He knows the way to look at me if he is getting himself into trouble. I mean, it isn't even a great picture, but how could you say no to him?

I also shot guns for the first time. Now, I am a lover and definitely not a fighter. Jesse didn't think it was fair of my to discount all guns having never really shot one. When his friend and him went to shoot one day, I went along to learn. I was very nervous, but Eric (the friend) was very patient and explained things very well. I even hit the target. I thought I did pretty well for my first time. Maybe some of the shooting in video games has been paying off! Don't get me wrong, I don't want to run out and buy my own. But I do look pretty cool.

My friend Leslie posted a random fact about herself, and I thought that would be a fun thing to add to my blogs. My fact is that I am a vegetarian. Most people that know me already know that about me though, so let me give you some background information. My entire life, I remember hating meat. My mother (who will deny this if you ask her) used to make me eat what was on my plate. I remember chewing up the meat, and spitting it back out into my napkin to throw away. I hated sitting there looking at that gross meat knowing I had to eat it. When I turned 13, I finally had enough and said "NO MORE MEAT FOR ME PLEASE." I have had a few bites here and there. Sometimes Jesse will have something that he really likes and I will take a small/minuscule nibble, but that is it. I don't eat fish either. For the record though, I wasn't spitting meat into my napkin for my entire childhood. Once I said no to the meat, my mom was very good about cooking something for every meal that I would be able to eat.

I promise next blog will be better. I am thinking about keeping a notebook with me so I can longhand some blog entries from where ever the mood strikes me. I feel a lot of pressure sitting her and typing as I go.



Anonymous said...

Look at that sexy girl shooting a gun! Love that April. If you and Jesse ever want to go with us, let us know. That picture of Gunther is sooo sweet! now we need to see one of Grover :)
Love that you posted!

Anonymous said...

That was weird that it left my name as jlzherbert, but that was me (Leslie).