Sunday, 10 May 2009

O is for...

"O" is for one way and extremely OVERDUE! I couldn't for the life of me figure out an "O" picture and then saw this one and went "Well DUH Anna!" So here we go... The weather here is either absolutely beautiful or is horrible. After days, and days of rain the sun is out and it's awesome. A nap in the sunshine sounds like a great plan for an afternoon. Unfortunately with finals starting this week and moving out of the dorm I have a pretty significant "to do" list and I'm not sure how close to the top a nap outside will rank. Oh well... 

Friday, 24 April 2009

N is for...

"N" is for Nikon or N90 whichever you prefer. This is my newest toy (thanks to Christy). It's not digital but I want to take darkroom photography hopefully spring semester next year, it didn't work with my fall schedule :-(. So I've had it outside with me on some of the recent beautiful spring days recently. Haven't gotten any film developed yet so I'm interested to see how the pictures come out...

There are 2 weeks left before finals... AH! It's so hard to believe how quickly the last few months especially have gone. I'm now realizing how much I have to do before the end of May and I'm trying not to freak out too much about it. :-)

iTunes: Jesus was a Crossmaker by Rachael Yamagata 

Friday, 20 March 2009

M is for...

"M" is for mallard. I had SO many shots of mallards and other ducks I was just about sick of them. Also, I couldn't decide which picture I liked more so I'm posting both...

Thursday, 12 March 2009

L is for...

"L" is for library... A place that I probably should have been more last semester but definitely a place I've become more acquainted with the semester, something I should get used to. I am officially 15 hours, 2 classes, 1 quiz, and 2 handing in of assignments away from spring break. CAN'T WAIT!

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

K is for...

"K" is for Kansas... Another letter than I had trouble finding a picture for but I thought this was a pretty accurate representation for it. I spent a week in Kansas back in January and had an awesome time with my younger cousins and my uncle. This is their house. I loved being able to spend time there and I love this shot with the sun the way it is... I think it looks so friendly and inviting just like the house and the people who live in it.

I can't wait for Friday to finally be here this week. I mean I always look forward to the weekend (what student doesn't?) but I've got a midterm tomorrow and then two things due for both of my Spanish classes on Friday. Needless to say at 3 o'clock on Friday afternoon I'm gonna breathe a huge sigh of relief.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

J is for...

"J" is for Jess! Jess is the one in the yellow shirt. I posted pictures before of her and Whitney back in the Fall here. "J" was definitely a difficult letter to find a shot for. So I was super excited when I came across this picture. I've got the next couple posts in my mind so hopefully they'll follow this one in the next few days if I have time between studying for my Thursday midterm... yuck!

Sunday, 8 March 2009

I is for...

"I" is for ice! Since it's winter time this is probably the easiest letter so far... Or most difficult because I had so many shots to choose from. I really like this one with the ice and then the melted water. I've had a really fun weekend and the warm weather has been a definite bonus to it. I can't wait for Spring to REALLY be here!!!

Saturday, 7 March 2009

H is for...

"H" is for hands. This is another shot of my little one in Guatemala- Martita. There are so many pictures of her all over my wall at school but I couldn't help it. I'm interested to see what it will be like going back to Guatemala this summer after having met a lot of the kids I'll hopefully be working with. I don't even know if they'll remember me or my group at all. It's pretty safe to say they probably had a bigger impact on all of us than we had on them.

The weather was absolutely beautiful yesterday and from what I've been told this whole weekend is supposed to be gorgeous. Anyone else ready for Spring?!?!?!

Thursday, 5 March 2009

G is for...

"G" is for gazebo. This shot is from two weekends ago at Skycroft Retreat Center outside of Fredrick, Maryland. It was nice to be off campus and in a place completely removed from all the craziness of college life. I turned my cellphone off for the whole weekend and it gave me an odd sense of freedom not being tied to my phone waiting for text messages or calls. Finding pictures for each of the letters is getting tougher with each one but I'm still enjoying the challenge :-)

Monday, 16 February 2009

F is for...

"F" is for family. I met these three brothers in Guatemala. The oldest is the one in the brown shirt. He takes care of his two younger brothers while his mother (a recovering alcoholic who has been sober for 3 months now) is at work. We didn't find out where the boys' dad was during our time with them.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

E is for...

"E" is for eucalyptus! I thought these trees were so cool in Guatemala. The leaves also smelled really good too. With each letter it's been getting more difficult to find shots that I like to represent each letter. I've also noticed that when I've got my camera with me and I'm taking pictures I find myself thinking "Oh that might be a good shot to post for "blank" letter." We shall just have to wait and see... It's a challenge and since I have to be challenged or else I get bored it's a good thing!

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

D is for... (and Wordless Wednesday)

"D" is for diploma... 

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

C is for...

"C" is for cathedral. This cathedral is from Antigua, Guatemala. I love the blue sky behind it. I can definitely understand why Guatemala is called the land of eternal spring (tierra de primavera eterna- sorry Spanish major coming out there). With the exception of one day during the trip the sky was blue, the sun was shining, and it was warm outside. How's that for the end of December? That's all for today. I'm currently working on a paper for my Arab World Today class- Islam in Spain. Hm... sounds like something up my alley! :-)

iTunes: Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap

Monday, 9 February 2009

B is for...

B is for Broadway Market. My younger cousin insisted that she and I had to to go the Broadway Market together to get muffins while I was in Kansas. It's a nice little cafe right down the street from my cousins' house. The muffins were quite good I must say. If you're ever is Sterling, Kansas you will definitely need to stop by and have one. 

This is the second day in a row I've posted... I can't remember the last time I did that! Right now I'm doing it as a relaxer before heading to the library to do research for a paper that's due on Thursday for my "Arab World Today" class. It's a very interesting class but definitely a LOT of work. But then again all my classes are a lot of work this semester. I guess that's what I get for not taking "freshman" level classes. Oh well!

iTunes: Suyo Soy by Seth Condrey

Sunday, 8 February 2009

A is for...

I've decided that I'm going to be going through the ABC's in pictures so to begin with "A" is for Anna! It's kinda funny how many Anna's I know for example there are 3 "annas" on my floor including me! This is Anna from across the hall. I love her eyes in this picture. My friends from school sometimes get a bit annoyed with my constant clicking but I told them that because of constantly taking pictures eventually there are going to be some cool "kodak moment" pictures of them they'll really like. I hope this is one of them :-)

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Evening Sky

This is gonna be a short post (okay even shorter than usual). I'm completely wiped out and it's only Monday (oh GREAT). This is another shot from Kansas. The sky really is amazing there and this is just one of the many sunset pictures than I have. Alright, so I'm heading to bed for some much needed (and wanted) sleep.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Little one

This is a shot from my last minute trip out to Kansas to stay with my cousins for a week... It was really fun trip and I had a great time hanging out with my 3 younger cousins. I'm back at school now and already have a ton of work to do so, I'm going to get on that :-)

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, 2 January 2009

Christmas time=fireworks!

At midnight on Christmas Eve aka twelve AM Christmas morning fireworks go off in every town, village, city etc in Latin America. The sky of Guatemala City was lit by more fireworks than I've ever seen on any 4th of July or New Years Eve in the US. I think everyone should have to experience a Latin American Christmas sometime in their lifetime! It is quite unbelievable!!!