OWPC – Mauve

This week’s OWPC by Jennifer Nichole Wells is Mauve I was again a little hard pressed with this color. This is not a color that appears naturally very often, and when you go looking for it it can be hard to find. But when I went back over some older (and a few newer shots)…

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Third from the Top

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Third From the Top.”Head to “Blogs I Follow” in the Reader. Scroll down to the third post in the list. Take the third sentence in the post, and work it into your own. More dreams than they had will to realize them, at least my grandfather. Random, yet…

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Black and White 5 Day challenge – Day 3

Day 3 – Ackland Street, St Kilda, Victoria For Day three I challenge Kelzbelzphotography, I really like her images and would love to see more of her work So Kelzbelz, the criteria is to post a black and white photo for 5 days and then to challenge another blogger to do the same, are you…

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Whoa!.” If you have read any of today’s post you would know I am having a crappy day! SO I am going to take a step back and visit my happy place…….it is also one of the most surreal experiences I have had for a very long…

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Photo101- Edge

I should have expected Edge for today, I am on edge………..everyone seems to be pushing my proverbial buttons today! I should not be angry and railing at the world, but I just cannot seem to help it. So here is some straight lines and edges Oh this is from last time Edge – Julz

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If Flies could bitch slap

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Fly on the Wall.” If you could be a “fly on the wall” anywhere and at any time in history, where and when would you choose? I was just witnessed externally via Facebook the most ridiculous conversation, I assume which could be seen as Trolling. I have heard…

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Stuff & Nonsense from an ex Smoker

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Weaving the Threads.”

Draft a post with three parts, each unrelated to the other, but create a common thread between them by including the same item — an object, a symbol, a place — in each part.

I will start where I normally start, I will just write and see what ramblings I come up with! I have recently had commented that I have taken to Blogging with great enthusiasm and gusto, I thought they were just ramblings from a deranged mind. You see I  think I do have a slightly deranged mind, driven that way by endless frustrations from a job I can’t seem to leave behind and a future I cannot seem to see as my crystal ball is broken and no one will fix it for me! See I am deranged. I used to smoke…………..and I took up blogging about the time I quit. When things or people at work would drive me to distraction I would just walk out and have a cigarette………oh how I crave the peace and quiet, the ME TIME. Everyone knew to leave me alone when I was having a smoke. Now instead of a smoke I write something, usually nonsensical on my blog. I started writing for myself, but hey people seem to associate with my mad ramblings; who am I to judge? This is my stress relief instead of a smoke, I just write. As a result some days I write more than others. I am happy to go through my day with only a quickly penned note and others I really need to rant – today (again) will be one of those rants.

I used to smoke, have done for a very long time, I was not a particularly heavy smoker, 10-15 per day. I had quit several times, but usually when something stressful came up I would pick up that fateful cigarette and start again – stupid I know. The funny thing is, the nicorette cravings you get over very quickly (sorry smokers, but it’s true). Even the doing something with my hands I got over relatively quickly (although I still stuff food I do no really need in my mouth! But I also did that when I was smoking?). it’s the ME TIME I really miss. I could go for hours without one, if I had my mind on other things. I didn’t live for smoking as such, but I did need that ME TIME when I was close to strangling someone. Don’t get me wrong I still feel like strangling people and I sometimes still go outside for 5 mins to calm my mind. But there was something about that Smoke Break which eased my mind and cleared my head. You see for some reason, I seem to be surrounded by Men who are all little boys, who cannot seem to think for themselves and always come to me to solve their problem! I am not their Mother.

I guess this brings me to part three. I am for some reason, seen as the Intelligent one, the problem solver. Sure I can multi task, and I am damn good at organizing things, but I am not the solver of everyone’s problems. I can barely solve my own at times. Also I do not think I am that smart……..sure I can string more than 2 words together to make a sentence, I can take photographs and paint pretty pictures, but maths and science are pretty much beyond me. I get the whole spatial awareness thing, but even when it comes to word puzzles………actually puzzles of any kind I am hopeless! Sure I like to read a lot and I love blogging, I am very happy when my mind is completely focused on something I like doing ie: editing photos, or taking photos, or even looking at some else’s work, but I do not think that makes me super smart. So why does everyone assume I am some great intellect? That is Moth and my Children, not me. So for a household full of smart people (and supposedly a company at work full of smart people) why do they always seem to do such dumb stupid shit? Which I guess brings me back to wanting to strangle someone!!!!!!!!! It’s nothing in particular, just things I think are obvious…………pick up the rubbish, put your dirty dishes in the dish washes, if you’re not sure – read the instructions, I have to tell someone more than 3 times to do something, or even how to do something simple……………..it frustrates the hell out of me. I cannot tolerate idiocy. Don’t get me wrong if they had a learning difficulty or some medical reason that I could cope with and treat differently, but supposedly SMART people who just don’t THINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG I need a cigarette!

– Julz

P.S. No I did not have a smoke I just stood out side for a few minutes meditating.

Black and White 5 Day Challenge – Day 2

Day 2 – St Kilda Pier For Day Two I challenge Carrie from The Shady Tree, I really like her images and would love to see more of her work So Carrie, the criteria is to post a black and white photo for 5 days and then to challenge another blogger to do the same,…

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Photo101 – Double

Double, Bubble, Toil and Trouble………….or in this case triple trouble. Just a bit of fun in Photoshop This is from last time………..Photo101 – Double, I guess I put a little more physical effort into last time! – Julz

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Photo101 – Glass

Today’s theme for Photo101 is Glass, I have been going through some old photos to find something with Glass……….I know I should be taking new photos for this challenge, but frankly I just don’t have the time with everything that is going on. The photos aren’t the hard part it’s the editing and post! I…

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