Misc. Info: The Safari Inn has a long and interesting history. It has been in several movies from Apollo 13 to True Romance. I pass by the Safari Inn a lot. And I have taken some pictures there before but I really liked this time of night. The sky is great for taking pictures.
Misc. Info: So I had heard about this store that had all kind of soda from a couple of people. I finally told Phillip we should head over. OMG!!! This place RULES!!! They have a TON of different sodas. From colas to cucumber soda. It's so amazing. You could drop a lot of money fast. And they have beer too!!! I love Sprecher beer. They are a microbrew from Milwaukee and I can't find them out here. I can find their sodas but not beer. And Galco's carries them!!! I am so excited. I am totally gonna go back for more soda and good beer!!
Misc. Info: I love pearls! I have a couple of vintage necklaces and some new ones. So for Christmas one year, Phillip got me the pearl earrings and a matching pearl necklace. He got black pearls because of the Pirates movies. He purchased them off Ebay. So for awhile, I couldn't get on his case for being on ebay too much. ;)
Misc. Info: I am not a big chocolate fan. I would rather have a big thing of mashed potatoes than a whole thing of chocolate. With that said, these are my favorite chocolates. You can order them here in California but when I was back home I was able to pick up some. You see, you could only get them through Marshall Field stores. But since Marshall Field's was purchased by Macy's, you can get them online. But I only get them when I go back to Wisconsin.
Misc. Info: I borrowed my mom's Nikon to shoot. I have a Nikon SLR but haven't used it in 9 years. I wanted to see how it shot. I didn't really care for it. It's a bit heavy and there were a few quirks that I just wasn't used to to. This is a log cabin my parents have in their back yard.
Misc. Info: They opened a large Smart and Final just down the street from the apartment. I haven't gone. I just usually forget it's there because there is a Ralph's right across the street. But we went in with Phillip's sister. It is nice and big and has some really nice fresh veggies and fruits.
Misc. Info: So on our way to picking up a pizza, Phillip and I were stopped at a light. I looked around and saw this sign. I started to crack up. I couldn't believe it said "Straight hookin' you up." So for the rest of the night, I used it whenever I could. I got a good laugh out of it!!!
Wow. It has been a long time since I posted. It's not that I haven't been taking pictures. I have. I just have been lazy about posting. But on the upside of things, I haven't missed a day! I am very proud of myself. It has been over 100 days of photos now. And I am finding out about the way I shoot.
So I promise that I will be better at posting. No, Seriously I promise. Pinky swear! :)
Misc. Info: So the room that has my computer in has terrible lighting at night. I hate it. We have this little strip light that is a fluorescent tube light and the other was a bendable neck Ikea lamp. So I went on Ikea's website and found a light that I thought would work. It had both the floor lamp and bendy neck all in one. So Phillip and I go to the Ikea in Burbank and the were sold out even though the website said they had like 50. So I asked an employee and they told me they had to sell the current model and it wouldn't be restocked for 2 months because the state of California now requires them to include light bulbs with the lamps. I don't know if I believe that or not but the only place that was close to us and had the stupid lamp was Covina. So we drove out there and got the damn lamp. So this picture is of the lamp section. Shot with the Hipstamatic App using the Lucifer VI lens, and the Float Film.
Location: Congregational Church of the Chimes, Sherman Oaks CA
Misc. Info: This was the memorial for Carl Macek. Carl was the man who created Robotech, an anime from the 80's. Robotech was first anime to really crack the American market. Carl had also brought over Akira. I had the pleasure of meeting Carl at a dinner that a friend had put together last Dec. I remember Carl as a real character! He passed of a heart attack. I wish I would have gotten to know him. RIP Carl Macek