Week in the Life / Friday 8.21.2015

image

Fridays are just always better than the rest.

image

Today I did my hair the normal way. Wash, blow dry and flat iron a little bit. I realized I hadn’t blown dry my hair since last Friday. Wow. I don’t really like my profile, but hey there it is.

image

image

Today I listened to Kacey Musgrave’s new album “Pageant Material” on the ride into work. My car is 16 years old, so my stereo is a little outdated. I am considering getting a new one installed. We’ll see. I generally channel surf the radio, but am finding I am not into anything on the radio lately. I love Kacey’s style of music, calming melodies, but her lyrics are her thing. Her songs seem to pull the thoughts out of my head and into cute, sarcastic-phrased songs. Her message is generally positive and fun. Some of my favorite lines:

“I’d rather lose for what I am, than win for what I ain’t.” – Pageant Material

“Mind your own biscuits and life will be gravy.” – Biscuits

“We’ve all got the right to be wrong.” – Cup of Tea

image

Friday at work. Writing reports, drinking coffee. Decided to listen to some Apple Music. I’m doing the free trial now. Listened to Grace Potter’s new album Midnight. I love GPN, but this new sound on Grace is a little more electronic. I like it, but I still love the old GPN rock sound.

image

At lunch I ran to Target & Wegmans to pick up some groceries.

image

I went to Target from some essentials, but ended up with a few non-essentials. Who doesn’t love school supplies? Those binder clips seem like the perfect addition to my traveler’s notebooks and the mini marquee letters were on clearance. I picked up a P&B for my studio at home and thought I would give the J to my nephew for a back-to-school gift.

image

Ok so Wegmans is my favorite store. I know it sounds kinda weird. I actually detest shopping, but I love food shopping. I love the bin section where I can pick how much I want of nuts and treats. Although I was bummed there were no dark chocolate covered almonds today. I bought a separate pack of those and just got some almond slivers.

I have what I call the “Queen-of-England-Wegmans-Complex”, that when I get in this store I rationalize buying $10 cheeses and such. I don’t know if its the presentation or variety, but I love everything they have. And in actuality, a lot of their prices are reasonable. I am spoiled to have Wegmans, Trader Joe’s, & Whole Foods close by, but Wegmans is my absoluate favorite. So now you know.

image

I stopped to get my eyebrows waxed after work. When I got home I started getting dinner ready & put on a record. We have a pretty extensive record collection & continue to pick them up during our adventures in markets & used record stores. Billy Joel’s ‘An Innocent Man’ is one of the best albums. As you can see, my music taste is all over the place. I like variety.

image

Fridays are pizza & beer night. Not always but most of the time. It just makes life easier.

Most of the time we get a pre-made pizza from Wegmans & add our own toppings. Sometimes I buy the pre-made dough to make pizza. Once in a while when I have time I make the dough from scratch. A lot of times we order out or go to the pizza place to grab a slice. This was the first time I tried this whole wheat ready crust from Wegmans. It came out good.

image

I like to load it up with veggies. Tonight it was spinach, mushrooms, green & red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes from the garden & olives.

For some consistency I’ve been trying to photograph these fresh flowers everyday this week.

image

 

I haven’t taken too many evening shots later in the week. A few on the Fuji X100S. Mainly there hasn’t been much going on, I go to bed pretty early!

A few more notes:

I want to include some texts with friends & family from the week. Especially my parents. Normally they would be seen in any given week, but they are getting ready for a vacation. So I will include some of my conversations with them.

I really do like this process, but it does seem like taking photos slows down toward the end of the week. I somewhat get tired of it & somewhat start to feel like I have my plan for stories of the week. I’m totally ok with taking photos later on to fill in a storyline once I start putting together the layouts for the week.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s