Sunday, March 29, 2009

Stumbling Upon

Ever since I installed the StumbleUpon plugin/addon for Firefox, I have neglected using it. I remember at the very beginning, I spent HOURS going from site to site, forever marvelling at how many sites there are out there about photography, music, games, crafts and all other interests I had marked in my StumbleUpon profile.

I happened to be bored of my usual internet routine today and remembered StumbleUpon - so I clicked on the button and off I went. Many hours later, I must confess that I'm envious of some people, particularly those that are not just creative but actually DO something with it. And in particular bloggers who actually UPDATE their blogs and not just with entries but also with photos of their creative endeavours. Quite cool ones, even!
I had promised myself that once I have a digital camera I would start taking more pictures but the truth of it is - how many pictures can you take in your own 4 walls? Since I'm not a person who enjoys going out and seeing new things, photography is very limited to my everyday surroundings and those get really boring after a while. It doesn't help that I'm always driving somewhere, never actually walking anymore which makes it even harder to take the camera out if I see something cool!

I don't much see a solution for the time being. Maybe with the summer coming I'll feel more inspired to get out and about and be more proactive in my photography. I'd love to get back to taking pictures like I used to when I took that course many years ago - so maybe that will be an option. We shall see.

In the meantime, I shall continue to be green with envy at others and StumbleUpon many more to get my 'creative fix'.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour 2009

It's 15 minutes into Earth Hour 2009 and thanks to my sister, I've got all my lights off and some candles lit in my living room (the screen glare off the computer just isn't enough!)
Enjoy my little picture of flammable fun and help save this planet :-)

Monday, March 02, 2009

What a difference...

I have just gotten back from choir rehearsal and BOY, was that fun! Just this evening alone I learned so much more than I have in the past year!
The reason? We're auditioning new conductors for the choir and we had two applicants doing half a rehearsal each tonight.
Alone the insights they brought along was worth doing it for! And I realized we had a really good Bass section! And that we CAN sing without being surgically attached to our scores! And... well, so many more things that would bore you to tears here.
Suffice it to say a new age has dawned on our choir and I cannot wait for it to happen. As things are, I just don't have fun singing anymore so these two today have reminded me of how much I used to love it and how I can't wait to sing again with all my heart!
Bring it on, 2010! Bring it on!!!!! :-)