Monday, June 27, 2011

Life isn’t fair.

 

(If you don’t like honesty, you should stop reading this now)

As you may or may not know, I have Epidermolysis Bullosa.

Wait. whaaat?

EB is a rare condition (1in 50,000 have it). I’m one of them. Basically, the layers of my skin peel apart easier than other people’s—so I get blisters easier.

 This past week I was at the Nehemiah Project. The Nehemiah Project is a local mission trip where we all stayed at a high school in the area and fixed up people’s houses.

My feet and hands were blistered by the end of the second day.

I found myself pouting to myself.

Life isn’t fair. No one else here has this issue. Why me? This is dumb.Life isn’t fair.

It got worse when I would hear other people complain about one blister.

Seriously? One blister? Ha. Paaaaaaaathetic. I’m sitting here NOT complaining, and there you are with ONE blister and you are complaining? Lame. Life just isn’t fair. No one gets it. Life isn’t fair.

 

But then I think about kids like this with Dsytrophic EB (a type MUCH worse than what I have)

And the HIV+ kids, like this little girl, who I met in Guatemala last summer. guat

Or the people living here:

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And then I realize I am absolutely right.

Life isn’t fair.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Texting. And day 7 of 30 days of photos.

 

Texting. It can be pretty useful and completely rude. There are places and times you just don’t need to text. My top 5 ‘do not text’ situations.

5. Checking out at a store. I think you can wait ten seconds.

4. In a movie theater. I paid to see this movie, not your cell phone lighting up every three seconds. If you can’t sit through an entire movie without texting, you should just buy the movie, watch it alone, and text to your heart’s desire.

3. In a class of any kind. Basically you’re saying, “oh hey, I don’t care about what you are saying. At all.”

2. When someone is talking to you. Because really, who wants to talk to someone who is constantly looking at their phone the entire time they’re trying to talk to them? Let me know if you find someone who does….

1. At church. I know you think you’re being all secrety with your phone on vibrate, thinking only you can know when you get a new text. Actually, anyone within 2 rows of you knows. And did you know, person sitting in front of me, I can read everything you write? Well, I can. Unless this is a super emergency, put your phone down.

 

Day 7 was a picture of fruit. This is fruit:

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In other news, Anna Duggar had her baby.

Monday, June 13, 2011

My Bucket List.

 

So, this is going to make me sound like a super nerd (not that I’m denying it..) but I have a bucket list. Yes.

(In no particular order)

  1. Go to Europe.
  2. See a wild buffalo (or at least go to a buffalo farm)
  3. Meet Siamese twins.
  4. Meet a dwarf
  5. Go to Colorado
  6. Go somewhere in Africa
  7. Meet Julie Andrews--not that I think this is going to happen, especially 6305940819_01_LZZZZZZZsince since the most famous people I’ve ever met are these people from Out Of The Box…I understand if you’re jealous.
  8. Go to Alaska
  9. Go to Hawaii
  10. Ride an elephant
  11. Swim with dolphins.
  12. See a whale—preferably without getting on a boat!
  13. Be fluent in Spanish.
  14. learn Swahili. Not kidding. I once spent like an hour looking up words and names from the Lion King. haha
  15. See a wild alligator or crocodile.
  16. Learn to play the ukulele.
  17. See a great white shark---like not on tv, I’ve seen a bunch of those.
  18. Ride a camel
  19. Meet the Duggars.
  20. See a wild bear. Everyone in my family has seen one—more than once. I never have.

 

Exciting, right?

AND! here is my day 6 photo (low angle)

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Ziggy!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Annoying Things and Day 5.

I’m sure you all are just sitting around wishing you knew the things that annoy me! Or not, probably not….but I didn’t ask if you wanted to know, so I’m going to tell you whether you want to know or not! Just a suggestion-if you don’t care at all-don’t read. hahaha.
1.The long prerecorded messages on phones. Like when you call Suzy and she says, “Hi! I’m not here right now, so leave me a message.” and then a robot woman comes on and says “If you want to ______ press 3, if you want to ______ press 7, blah, blah,” BEEEEP!     I JUST WANT TO LEAVE THEM A MESSAGE!
2. Improper use of the words their, there, and they’re.
3. When the laundry detergent won’t pour out of the little cup and the rest of it is stuck to the bottom.
4. June bugs. Nasty little creatures.
5. Ads during tv shows. Like actually during the program, not a commercial. Towards the bottom it will say something like, “Watch ‘Super Sewers’ coming up NEXT!'”
6. Noone instead of no one.
7. The word legit.  Actually, I don’t mind the word, when it’s used correctly. legitimate–adjective 1.according to law; lawful: the property's legitimate owner. 2.in accordance with established rules, principles, or standards.         So what you’re saying is, LEGIT DOESN’T MEAN GROOVY, COOL, SNAZZY, OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT!?!?!?! Shocking but true.
8. When restaurants give you too much ice. Then you end up drinking it all in like 5 seconds because the majority of it is ice.
9. Wobbly chairs. The kind that when you shift your weight the whole chair moves.
10. When public restrooms have hand dryers instead of paper towels.
11. Allergies.
12. Scripted “reality” tv. Mythbusters is the worst. It’s not really a reality show, but it’s supposed to be like the people are having a nonchalant unscripted conversation. WRONG! They’re not even good actors. It doesn’t keep me from watching it though.
13. Autocorrect on Microsoft Word or iPod. Sometimes, its not bad..like when you write 'i' instead of ‘I.’ But it’s pretty annoying when it writes something totally different.
14. When people enter through the exit door and exit through the enter door.
15.Cold showers. They’re the worst. It’s not as bad if you get in and it is cold from the beginning, but when you get in and it’s hot and then all of a sudden, BAM! the water is freezing.
16. Dirty silverware at restaurants. Enough said.
17. When you’re at places like McDonald’s and they’re like, “would you like some _____ with that?” Actually, no I wouldn’t, which is precisely why I didn’t say I wanted it.

Okay! Done with that! haha. Now on to Day 5: Something from a high angle.
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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Day 4. Something Green.

 

So, according to my little list, I was supposed to take a picture of a cloud today.

But. The clouds today are lame and there is only a few of them. That or I just can’t get a good picture of one.

So I decided to just skip Day 3 for now, go to day 4.

 

Something Green:

 

 

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Anddddd this one! It’s not really green, it’s just Clyde. And his favorite board.

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Also! Today the 50mm lens I ordered came in. I love it.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Day 2. What I Wore Today.

 

So…today I went to see what I was supposed to take a picture of for this 30 day photo thing…and it was what you wore today…ha.

I’m guessing whoever came up with it , put it on the list probably because most people dress a little more glamorous then me…

Anyone who knows me, knows that my usual attire in the summer is gym shorts and a t-shirt.

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Today is a usual day.

 

This was a lame post. I’m sorry.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

30 Days of Photos Challenge

 

I found this on a blog, and I’m going to try and do it everyday. Or at least finish them all, because I probably won’t do it each day.

  1. Self-Portrait
  2. What you wore today
  3. Clouds
  4. Something green
  5. Something from a high angle
  6. Something from a low angle
  7. Fruit
  8. A bad habit
  9. Someone you love
  10. A childhood memory
  11. Something blue
  12. Sunset
  13. Yourself with 13 things
  14. Eyes
  15. Silhouette
  16. Long exposure
  17. Technology
  18. Your Shoes
  19. Something orange
  20. Bokeh (blurred background)
  21. Faceless self portrait
  22. Hands
  23. Sunflare
  24. Animal
  25. Something pink
  26. Close-up
  27. From a distance
  28. Flowers
  29. Black and white
  30. Self portrait.

 

And here is my photo for day 1! Self-portrait:

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Self portraits are actually one of my favorite types of pictures to take. Probably because everyone else gets tired of me taking pictures.haha. Plus I’ll do whatever I want myself to do. Other people don’t always want to put on tacky makeup or crimp their hair.  Weird, right?

But usually my self portraits aren’t actually pictures of ‘me.’

It’s me, but not acting like myself. If that makes sense. Here are a few more of my favorite self portraits!

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This one I did when I rediscovered an old hair crimper.

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This I call, the girl and her dog.

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And…this one is entitled “boredom in a hotel room”

Monday, June 6, 2011

Hello World!

 

Yes, yes, it is true.  I now have a blog.

So now if you’re ever sitting on your couch and then you think, “by golly, I wish I knew what Bekah was up to!” you can find out in 3 easy steps!

Step 1) Locate a computer.

Step 2) Open up the internet.

Step 3) Go to www.ramblingsbybekah.blogspot.com

Voilaaaaaaaaa!

 

And now I will say farewell with this little flower.

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Farewell.