Wednesday, August 10, 2011

and now, the west coast.

So, it took me like twenty minutes to find the photos I uploaded on this computer. This is why I do not have a Mac.

Anyway.

I've been in California since Monday, in probably one of the only parts that is actually almost as hot and dead-looking as Texas. I feel right at home...

Yesterday we went shopping. I was looking for some shorts, but all they had were jeans. That seems really strange to me because I don't think about wearing jeans until about, oh, October. Anyway, I got a shirt and a skirt and afterwards I got some books, too. That's two I'll soon check off my growing list of books to read.



I am having too much fun with this lens. I didn't bring it to D.C. because I wanted a zoom and I couldn't pack both, but now I am reunited with my 50mm and I couldn't be happier.

TV remote. I like this picture, but it also got me thinking. Every time I turn on the news, there's something terrible happening. From things like the London riots to local kidnappings or natural disasters. It's all so depressing that frankly, I don't want to pick up a newspaper anymore. I'm torn between these feelings of "bad things are happening, I should feel sad/guilty/bad and spread awareness or do something to help" and "bad things happen every day, but I'm not going to dwell on them; I'm going to focus on the happy things instead." Bottom line is, I think, there's a middle ground. Do try to help if you can and keep them in your thoughts and stay informed, but don't feel guilty about being happy and living your life. I've seen some posts that say things like, "reblog this if you have a heart" with pictures of burning buildings in London, and I hate that. Like, if you don't acknowledge disasters on your blog, you're a terrible human. Because bad things happen every day, but my blog is a platform for sharing the happy things in my life, the funny things, the interesting things. Just because I don't talk about these events doesn't mean I don't think they're awful, or that I'm not thinking/praying/worrying about them.

I just had to get that out. Onward to sunnier things!



We went swimming, too. It's pretty hot out, but there's nothing like a dip in the pool to cool off. Especially a pool with a nice view and a glass of iced lemonade on the side. Ahh...just right.

Well, this is life on the West Coast. It's not nearly as busy as the East Coast, but a slow-moving pace is just what I need right now. Soaking up these last days of summer. On that note, I think I'm going to go read...

Have a great day!

-Kendall

6 comments:

  1. Is that Looking For Alaska? I love that book. It had me sobbing--but I cry at pretty much everything. Anyway... I read that around April and I've finally got round to ordering some more at the library. Yay!
    Have fun in California. Is it weird that I always say it in my head as, Cal-ee-fore-nye-ay!, as in 'cali' short for california, fore like before, nye-if-it-was-Jiggy-Nye, ay-with-a-dropped-h-hay.
    Okay. That made no sense.

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  2. Libby...I'm sorry, but when you said "Jiggy Nye," I almost jumped out of my chair with American Girl memories. =P

    STUNNING pictures, Kendall! <3

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  3. gorgeous photos!

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  4. Looking For Alaska!

    I'm so, so in love with it. Pug is my fav.

    Are you on Goodreads?

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  5. I really hate it when people do the reblog if you have a heart thing. I saw something that was like "This is not a time for pretty girls in dresses on your tumblr, this is a time for you to pray for London!" It's not like reblogging a post about that is going to suddenly make the riots stop. If I could help, I would, but what I blog on tumblr is not going to save or destroy the world, you know?

    I didn't like Looking For Alaska... I dunno, it was just kind of "Oh, here's some kids who get drunk and there's an absolutely beautiful girl that's totally unattainable. AND ALL GIRLS WANT TO GIVE YOU BJ'S!"

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  6. So stunning, Kendall. I'm sure you already know I'm fan of your simple, yet stunning, photography. Keep up the great work, and I will have to read that book- although I've never heard of it before.

    Have a lovely day!

    -Flor

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