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work, camera & a website

on June 28, 2007 - 9:56am

Work has been really slow. I am starting to wonder if I am going to get enough hours done for my internship class. I believe that I will. I only need 180 hours. And I have until the middle of August. But then again that is only about a month and a half. Oh well, hopefully I get close.

I ordered my camera on Monday. I got it yesterday. It is a Canon SD750. I was (and still am) really excited. It runs off of a SD card. The camera came with a 32MB card but that fills up really fast. I have a 1G card that I put in there and I think it is going to work much better. The camera is really small and sleek. I really like it. I was playing around with some of the features on it. They are really cool. Like one of the features is Color Accent. You can choose a color and then the rest of the picture will be black-and-white except for that color. I went outside and took some really neat photos with it. One picture I took is on the back porch. I choose the green of the leaves. It is interesting. I don't even know how to describe it. I was also playing around with the macro feature. That is where you can be 3-6 inches away from your subject. I took a picture of an orange lily that I really like. Some other things that I was playing around with is the sounds. When I turn on the camera it has a bird chirping. I thought it was funny. I know that there is so much more that I have yet to discover because I skimmed through the manual.

I have been looking into creating my own website. I have been thinking about because I want to take photos and be able to share them with family and friends. I don’t like the photo album kind. So I have been trying to find a website generator that is free and easy to use and one that I like. The only website that I actually like (and might use) is www.MyPhotoAlbum.com. It is simple and looks nice. I can have different albums so I can categorize my photos.

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Work, UAF & digital camera

on June 25, 2007 - 12:25pm

Have any of you called into work sick because you just didn’t feel like going? My dad is going to be so mad at me when I get home. That is what I did this morning. I was having a mental breakdown and I really dreaded going to work. I needed a day for myself. I already know what Dad will say to me, “You didn’t go to work?! That is $80 dollars you can’t get back. You need to save up for school tuition.” And so on and so forth. It seems that is all he worries about…money and my financial problems. Well, I have news for him. I have them under control! So leave me alone!! Ok, I am done with my rant.

Last weekend was the Utah Arts Festival. Angelique Kidjo was doing a concert on Friday. I went to it with my Dad because no one else wanted to go. It was a lot of fun. She puts on a great show. It is going to be really fun to see her and Josh together. She is such a petite woman. And didn’t think she was so small. During one song she came down in the audience and a big, burly security guard followed her just to make sure so drunk guys didn’t do anything. It was kind of funny to see her and then this really big guy a few steps behind her. She sang ‘Pearls’ and I really wanted Josh to pop out and start singing with her, but he never showed. That would have been really fun. Afterward I was really excited for August.

I am going to buy a digital camera. I looked around for the one that would fit my needs and I found the perfect one. I needed one with manual shutter and manual aperture. That limited my search a whole lot. I did want a really big and bulky one either. I finally decided on a Canon SD750. It is so small and can fit in my pocket or purse. It does all the things that some of the professional-looking cameras do and more. I was playing around with it at the store and discovered so cool features. I can put it in Museum mode and the flash will never be on. That made me think about Josh’s concert. I could sneak the camera in and take pictures. I haven't actually bought it yet but I was going to order it today.

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Startin’ With Me

on June 19, 2007 - 1:08pm

I was in my car eating a Subway sandwich (which was really, really good) and "Startin’ With Me" by Jake Owen played on the radio. This song always makes me think about what I am doing in my life right now that I wouldn’t like in ten of twenty years from now. I really like the chorus of the song. It goes like this…

If I had a dime
For half the things I did
That didn’t make no sense at all
I’d be living a little higher on the hog
If only I’d have known
That later on down the road
I’d look back and not like what I see
I’d have changed a lot of things
Startin’ with me

It always makes me think about what makes me happy and what I am just filling my life with. I have a good job that pays well. That is good because then I can save up for college and education is important. I have a family who loves me and I love them. I don’t always show them how much they mean to me. I could work on that more. I like who I am overall. I am getting better about taking care of myself. I allow myself to take an hour out of the day and relax. I don’t spend a whole lot of time on FOJG. But when I do I don’t feel like I am sitting and wasting my time. It is a break from the rest of the world who don’t understand Grobanites. I get plenty of sleep and I am eating healthy. I like "Startin’ With Me" because it keeps me in reality. I know that I have to set little goals everyday and try to achieve them. I have to be kind to others and myself so that I will be able to look back on my life and be glad of who I am.

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Birthday fun (and not so fun)

on June 8, 2007 - 9:20am

Yesterday was my birthday. I went to work like usual. Halfway through the day I called an academic advisor because I had some questions about school classes. What I found out really upset me. I was thinking that I needed to test out of a math class and he told me that I didn’t even need to take it. So I have been thinking for the past year that I need to take this class when in reality I could have just signed up for the class that I need which is one level up. I also found out that some classes I have to retake because the grade isn’t quite high enough. So right now I am about half a semester behind schedule.

When I got home we opened presents. I got Angelique Kidjo: Djin Djin [CD], Joshua Bell: Voice of the Violin [CD], Michael Bublé: Call Me Irresponsible [CD], Andrea Bocelli: Under the Tuscan Sun [CD/DVD] (I am going to take it back and get a different CD because I already have this one), and Lucia Micarelli: Music From A Farther Room [CD]. I also got the second book of the Inheritance Trilogy called ‘Eldest’ by Christopher Paolini. I own the first one and requested the second one. I haven’t read it yet but I have wanted too. The books are so much better than the movie.

After dinner we went and saw ‘Les Misérables’. It started at 7:30 and ended at 10:30. It was a three-hour long musical. It was so good. I love the music. I was really excited when I heard they were coming to the Pioneer Theatre because I thought that Dad could get tickets for us to see it. And I was right but he did get discounted tickets because this was a traveling production not a University company. I really liked it. My favorite version is the London cast recording. Mom and Dad went and saw it in London a long time a go and bought back the cassette. I want to try and find it on CD.

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life in a year

on May 31, 2007 - 9:56pm

I was reading in my journal and I was amazed at how much has happened in the past year. Exactly one year ago tomorrow I started work at Sun Mountain and Door. I worked all summer with them for $10 per hour. I turned 18 on the seventh of June. I became a legal adult and really felt like one. Dad got offered a job at the University of Utah, which he accepted. In May I graduated from high school. Chad bought an engagement ring on July 17 and was engaged on August 18. I received my patriarchal blessing on August 20. That week we moved up to Utah. I started college on August 29. Josh Groban came out with his third CD called Awake. I bought a copy on November 6 and received it on November 13. I joined FOJG on November 28. Chad and Amber were married on December 29. Steven came home from his mission on April 16. I found that Josh Groban was coming to town and bought tickets when they went on sale, which was April 25. I bleached my teeth before getting a porcelain cap in the beginning of April. And the most recent thing is I started to work at Lincoln Harris in the middle of May. That is a lot of big stuff. My life has been crazy since last June. But I am ok with it now. I feel good about my job. I have people who love me and I am happy. I found my will to live and I know that I can do anything that I set my mind to. Life is so good to me right now and I am worried because I know I don’t deserve it. But I don’t really mind too much. Live in the moment. Love life and be happy. That is all anyone can do. Be happy. Your attitude can change your life. I know because mine has.

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