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Love the Stars

The stars in the sky and the stars in the sea
mean nothing to me.
But the stars in your eyes
let me know I’m exactly where I need to be.

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Posted by on January 14, 2013 in Snippets of Life

 

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Beautiful Minnesota

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Despite how much this looks like a summer photo, this was taken not long ago. Minnesota: before the snow, still freezing, still beautiful. You can’t tell me you wouldn’t like to pull up a chair by a cozy fire and take in this view. Okay, maybe you can. But I don’t know why you would.

I’ve been trying to take more walks, mainly for health purposes, but also to just get out of the house. Of course I bring a camera. So be prepared for a ton of pics.

 
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Posted by on December 10, 2012 in My Inspiration and Motivation

 

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Foggy Mornings

I’m positive I have told you all before that I love fog. It isn’t only because the smell of it, but also there is so much mystery and peace and stuff hidden all over in it. I can honestly say it is my favourite time to go for a nice long run.

Anyway, this is a pic taken from a foggy morning up in Yellowstone National Park. I love it, and have to say the second time I went to YNP and there wasn’t fog, I was slightly (very) disappointed.

 

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2012 in My Inspiration and Motivation

 

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Beautiful Blogger Award and Life

Cheers to being back in school!

I feel like I should apologize for the significant lack of posting this summer, however, I don’t think I will. I’m happy that I took the time off; I’d like to hope that you are all happy that I didn’t post something just to post something for you.

I was also quite surprised to return to see two “Beautiful Blogger Award” nomination things waiting for me! I’d like to thank Jaimee and Mr. Weissel for nominating me, and I urge you to check out their sites as well.

Apparently there are rules to this game. So, I’ll nominate some of my favourites (in randomized order) to receive the beautiful blogger award as well, and then I tell you seven facts about myself.

http://fortheloveofnike.com/  I really wish I could long-term borrow all of her shoes. And probably her closet as well. *crossing fingers she has big feet like me*

http://brokenlightcollective.wordpress.com/ This is a site that is dedicated to various artists who have struggled with some sort of mental illness and care to document and share their struggles. All I can say is that there are some wonderful artists out there who are much stronger than I could ever be.

http://gaia365.wordpress.com/  His photos keep me in awe. There really isn’t much more to say.

http://ojproctor.wordpress.com/ I love his unique photography perspective. Not going to lie, he probably somewhat changed the way I look through a camera.

http://jdhascup.wordpress.com/ His blog fills me with wanderlust. And he makes me jealous that I am cooped up in a windowless classroom 98% of my day.

http://domesticdivamd.com/  Funny medical stories and there’s food?? Count me in!

I don’t get much time to read other people’s blogs, for some odd reason.

Now for seven facts, and I hope I don’t accidentally repeat any from my birthday facts post.

1. In high school I considered going to college to be a fashion designer. I also considered being a chiropractor.

2. I like to cook/bake in my free time. In fact, I recently made a homemade stuffed crust pepperoni pizza. Gosh, I love pizza.

3. I know I have mentioned this in the past somewhere on here, but I am a coupon-er. Like almost extreme coupon-er. I refuse to pay more than $0.50 for a tube of toothpaste or $1.oo for a bottle of shampoo/conditioner.

4. I wish there were more strong, positive female role models in the world to guide the girls growing up in today’s society. It makes me terribly sad that people look up to Snooki, the Kardashians, and Lindsey Lohan (She’s still around, right?). I want them to know that in the grand scheme of life, it doesn’t matter what colour your hair is, how white your teeth are, or what clothes you are wearing. You don’t need a boyfriend to be happy. You don’t need to put out to be loved. It even doesn’t matter how many facebook friends you have or how many people follow you on twitter or instagram. Spend your time doing things that do matter: helping others, education, and doing things that make you passionate about life.

5. I would like to train for a half marathon, and be ready to run one by this coming summer.

6. I may or may not have impulse purchased 22 new bottles of nail polish less than a week ago. I can hardly contain my excitement for when my packages arrive in the mail! (I have mentioned in the past that I kind of have an addiction. Do they have rehab for this sort of thing? It doesn’t really matter, because I wouldn’t want to go.)

7. Finally! I have been listening to heart sounds on my computer while I study to try learn them for the cardiology portion of my class. I’ve been listening to 10 second clips repeat themselves over and over and over again for around 8 hours a day.

Jeez, that got long! And now back to studying. Cardiovascular infectious disease day. Can’t wait.

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2012 in My Inspiration and Motivation

 

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Lily, Darling

I love this photo in all of it’s unedited beauty.

I was quite surprised after I downloaded everything and saw that this turned out because she was in the middle of the garden where I couldn’t get close to her. Lucky thing my camera had zoom. The issue is that my camera isn’t exactly a fan of zooming, and so I was completely prepared for this photo to be terrible.

Let’s just say I was pleasantly amazed.

 
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Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Photographic Memory

 

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Aurora. Sydney. Leia?

I’m going to pre-warn you: You may or may not be sick of all the photos of flowers that are to come in the next (several) weeks. You see, I happen to have made a trip to the botanical gardens in Como Park this weekend, and loved every peaceful second of it. I suggest you check it out if you haven’t already, with an added bonus of free-will donation for entry.

Mathematical formula for disaster sucess: Kristin + camera + lots of pretty things = 4GB of pictures half way through the exhibit.

I know WordPress is flooded with pictures of gorgeous flowers this spring-time, but I can’t help myself. I have to add to the virtual bouquet. What I do promise, though, is that you will only see what I deem as the cream of the crop.

Quite honestly, I have no clue as to what this pretty lady above is called. I’ll let myself believe her name is something spunky, like Leia, Aurora, Sydney, or something. At least until told otherwise.

 
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Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Photographic Memory

 

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A Reminder

Welcome to springtime, love. The warm sunshine misses you, and will continue to miss you as you march right on through antineoplastic agents, leukemias, and lymphomas. A gentle reminder to take time to smell the flowers. And a reminder that it is not the end of the world to miss the bus once because you stopped to take pictures of the flowers. Lovely life.

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Photographic Memory

 

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