Photography Friday #3

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This is the story of my fist FFA market goat project and my first FFA trip to the fair. I have been showing since I was nine so I am used to fair vibes, this wasn’t my first rodeo. I had a lot of help from my Ag. Adviser but I also tried to be independent. A lot of perpetration went into this project (mainly because I had raised this goat since he was born). It was two weeks ago we went to fair. Fair is a really cool experience, junk food, roller coasters, and animal exhibits and shows. It can be a very fun and sometimes educational experience. You keep your animals in barns, and you basically hang out outside all day doing absolutely nothing. One of my friends thought we hung out in a room with WiFi and AC… nope it’s almost like camping, but you come back home every night, then come back bright and early.

You weigh your animals one day, then you sit around awhile until you show. When you show you are in uniform almost all day, and where I live it’s normally about 90 degrees when I show, but it’s worth it, it’s really fun. Then you sit around some more for a few more days until auction when all your hard work gets rewarded.

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This was my reward

My showday was all day. I was so tired at the end of it. I won 3rd in showmanship, 3rd in market, and first in breeding. and the picture right there was my reward. At fair the most important thing to get is a cinnamon roll. They are the best things ever and I look forward to them every year all year long, and so I had a cinnamon roll with ice cream, and that was the best thing of life.

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My placing

You have to be at the fair every day all day, and it’s fun because you’re with your friends. We snap chat each other or play cards all day long, or sometimes we’ll even pr-ooze through the fair grounds looking at all the free stuff, educational exhibits, and how much fried stuff is offered.

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Accurate representation of how tired you are and how you’re willing to sleep anywhere.

On an added note to the picture above I tend to do a lot of reading and sleeping at fair… more sleeping than anything. I made a bed out of a box slightly shorter than my length and a pillow from a bag of hay… good times, good times.

There’s always free stuff that people use to promote their business, and this year a tire center had a Frisbee, so my friends and I would go out in a grass area and throw that Frisbee all over the place, and when it got lost, we would go get another one.

I am a sucker for fast rides and I love a good adrenaline rush. Lots of my friends (despite the agricultural background of our hometown) have never been to a fair, and have no idea what it’s like so this year I took them on what I call a ride night. We pay to eat junk food, buy cheap lame stuff, and almost puke on roller coasters. The day that we went on was the day after JoJo’s birthday so I just called this his birthday party.

Bright and early I picked he hyperactive boys up, and we went down to the fair grounds listening to my sick playlists (Spotify ispat1000). They ran around like dogs, they helped me change the goat’s waters and their feed. We played the game ‘Ninja War’ so much that you would think we were little kids, and we walked around the fair so much. At the fair we went to they had an abundance of anime march so the boys and I went crazy. Of course, I bought a Fairy Tail necklace.

We went on all the rides… except the zipper… the zipper can burn in hell that concussion giver! We had a blast, when JoJo and John weren’t about to puke. Juan and I were having a lit time and we were dabbing on every ride.

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Far left with the Gryffindor hat I gave him is JoJo, the creep with his tongue sticking out is Juan, the girl with the double chins is me, and the boy eating my hair in the back is John.

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While we were there we decided to play some hopelessly riged games, and John actually won! (Shocker to everyone) He won the dinosaur you see, we named her Dina… yew we checked it is a she… originally we thought she was a he and the original name was Dino but I saw it more fitting to change her name.

The little stuffed animal polar bear is Polly… Polly the Polar Bear. Juan won that little guy and decided to give it to his girlfriend… but he eventually forgot to do that.

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Me in my uniform for auction

Looking back that was such a good time with all of them, I just wished Victor could have came, because then the insanity squad would have been complete. I was so caught up in the moment of having fun with them but reflecting back it really felt like a great trip with such good vibes. Love you boys although I doubt any of them are reading this. Ah, my boys, my closest friends.

Good vibes=Good life

Catch ya on the flip side!

-Issie

My Life Monday #3: Where I’ve Been…

May 21, 2017

Not that any of you were worried, but I clearly was gone for a week… no big deal this isn’t like a youtube video when a beauty guru is gone for awhile and then comes back saying that their life was changed. But I basically didn’t post for a whole two weeks. Heck, I posted Quote Wednesday #12 on a Thursday!

As you already know two weeks ago I went to fair, so the week after that I was catching up on homework. The week after the first of May I had no time to write posts because all weekend I was still caught up with fair, once I got home the first thing I did was sleep, then the next thing you know it’s been two weeks since I’ve posted. I have caught up on all my late work, but the reason why I didn’t post last week was because a teacher assigned a big project, and I was caught up in that.

I’m getting my blog back in order. I know I don’t have that many followers, and I don’t have many people that like my posts but this blog does mean a lot to me and I appreciate everyone that has subscribed and does like my posts.

It’s almost the end of the school year, I’m counting the days until June 1st… (11 days) But because of that I’m also going crazy getting ready for finals. In addition to that, my school gets out on a Thursday, and on Saturday I have a horse show, and on Sunday I am going into the fair with my goats for another week of good vibes and crazy. But if the week after school gets out is fair that means I have to balance studying with finals and working with my goats and horse.

It’s all good, but if I do start drifting from the blog, that’s why, but I plan to be completely consistent over the summer.

With all that said let me let you in on some of the fun stuff that has been going on the past week.

My school puts on this thing called mud volleyball. They make every class 25 minutes and we get out at noon. The teachers still try and teach us stuff although nobody is focused! The Ag department BBQ’s and it’s freaking amazing! they have several games of corn whole for anyone, and they have canopy tents for people to chill. They have grass volleyball courts but the fun part is the three side by side courts with canal water being pumped into them to make the mud. It’s a blast.

This was our team, Victor has me on his back, the other girl next to me on Adam’s back is my bestie Andrea, and Angela and Miguel are on the bottom. We were the Eliminators… and we didn’t last past the first game.

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My girl Andrea

But that’s fine because the school hired a DJ, and it was basically a big dance floor on the grass, everyone was barefoot dancing their life away. Of course I was freaking owning it because I love to dance. I was sometimes forced in the mosh pit of sorts, but I prefer dancing off to the sides sometimes with Victor because I have trained him from 6th grade how to waltz, chacha (well he already kinda knew how to do that), the swing, the twist, and a little bit of salsa. It’s so much fun doing the chacha and breaking into a twist then spinning into him and having him dip me. We’ve never really had lessons on dancing, but sometimes the middle school would have dances and we would dance together and it would look like crap but four years later to 9th grade we make a great duo.

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So I danced like a crazy person for about five hours until the day ended. JoJo played volleyball with us, he’s actually crazy good. His dad plays and coaches volleyball, he played on the JV team, but then got moved up to Varsity. He left to play video games after playing volleyball but I begged him for a picture.

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Before I left school I went to the ag building. So for the entire week before this day I had been campaigning to be my FFA’s chapter reporter, so I went to go check and see if I had got it. I didn’t get the position, but while I was heading to my dad’s truck I saw Andrea and Victor so I took a pic with some of my favorite people.

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That was a great day!

The week after that my FFA chapter was holding and award ceremony for all the kids that participate a lot. They gave out tons of scholarships, made food, and thanked everyone that had been supporting us.

I won Outstanding Freshman in Agricultural Science and Outstanding Greenhand because of all the stuff I had taken part in this year with my FFA. I also won a spot in the point award trip. They take the top 20 kids that participate in the FFA they take them on an all expense paid day trip. I think we’re going to Santa Cruz. I’m pretty stoked.

I’ve also been hanging out in the band room a lot, one of the fair’s I go to has a competition for who can write and perform the best original song, so I have been working on that as much as I can. I have to figure out the strum pattern for the song before school ends and recorded it before school ends if I want it to sound especially good, because the band teacher will let me use the box drum and record it in high quality.

In addition to all of that I’ve also been trying to train a little bit here and there. Because this week I have a cross country meeting to attend, and I must admit I am quite intimidated, so I’m trying to be as ready as I can be for next season. Although I understand I won’t be able to progressively train until summer break.

So that’s where I’ve been doing and what I’ve got going on. Please like and subscribe for more. I hope you have a good life, and comment bellow what you’re excited for in summer… or don’t, your choice.

Catch ya on the flip side!

-Issie

Photography Friday #2

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Awhile ago, my mom and I were out looking at livestock, and while we were on our excursion out, we found a beautiful place with rolling hills, and beautiful mountains behind it. We decided that one day we would have to go and look at the place.

We found the place during winter, and we went back in spring. Where I live it was raining more than I could describe, so the change between winter and spring was quite beautiful.

Our day started at 5am and we were on the road by 5:30. I brought my Nikon camera Brendon (More about my camera type and full name in my about tab). I must say Brendon is a camera that focuses more on the glow of a picture. When editing and taking a picture there are many aspects about the picture but one of them for example is contrast. You have the contrast which creates lines that make objects in a picture crisp and visible, and my camera I find has more of a glow quality, which means that when I take a picture it blends the lines, makes everything much brighter, and makes things look more as I call, angelic. Glow quality in a picture makes them lovely, but they’re not good for all types shots. I love photography but this camera was like a small investment to see if I really loved it or not, and now that I do, I want to invest in more, and a good camera, but I am still a beginner learning as much as I can about this art technique.

Anyways. We were on the road to only God knows where. Listening to my Pump Up Pop playlist (made for positive motivation, working out and good vibes), and my Good Vibes playlist (self explanatory purpose) on my Spotify. My spotify is ‘ispat1000’, I don’t care if this is a self promo because I have good taste in music. I listen to rock, pop, christian, country, christian rap, rap, hip hop, alternative, indie, disney music, classical music, contemporary music, screamo, classic rock, old 80’s and 70’s pop. I recently made a new playlist called ‘I was born in the wrong generation’ it has old music from classical music, to classic rock. I’m still in the process of making it, but I think it’s pretty dope. I want to listen to more R&B, and hip hop to be able to relate to my generation more, but I need people to drop some artists in the comments.

An hour into driving, screaming the lyrics to “Edge of Seventeen” by Stevie Nix. We passed by this one orchard where I screamed pull over. We got a nice road shot. Normally when I take pictures its out in the mountains, where I can get in the back of a pickup truck and take pictures. But this was more of a visible picture so my mom told me to get in the truck and put my head down. It was super funny. I took this picture of my feet to remember this stupid moment with my amazing mom.

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Eventually as we started driving we found another almond orchard, where I live they’re not that hard to find. When you find an almond orchard in the middle of nowhere you have to take a photo shoot. So I took some pictures of the blossoms, but the best part about it was I got the dew on the blossoms (which is now my home-page picture).

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I also started posing in the middle of this little abandoned road. Where my mom took some pictures of me and proceeded to ask “Are you going to look at the camera?!” I did not.

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Nope, did not look at the camera.

We kept driving and I don’t entirely remember everything but we just kept getting some amazing shots.

The rolling hills and the silhouettes of the mountains were absolutely beautiful.

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Towards the end of our adventure my Mom spotted a red tailed hawk sitting on top of one of the orchard tops. She turned around and told me to get in the back with my camera ready. I had no clue what was going on for a bit, but then I caught it. The red tailed hawk. It was beautiful. I only wish my camera could have captured it in better quality. It is one of the crowning jewels to my photography.

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All of these shots can be found on my instagram thatgirlissie. I post pictures every time I publish a blog post. Gradually as I edit those pictures, they are showing up there if you want to see more of my photography.

Thanks for reading, please like and subscribe for more. If you can give me tips for photography and names of artists that you love so I can find more music.

I hope you have a good live, and a amazing Friday.

Good Vibes=Good Life

Catch ya on the flip side!

-Issie

The Telepathy Twins: Chapter Four

“On the run like renegades” Adam said with a smile.

“That’s not exactly something to be excited about Adam” Adla replied with a stern look on her face. “This isn’t a X Ambassadors song Adam” she followed up. Adam tried to cover up how scared scared he was, because he knew his sister was stubborn, and as much as he’d like to protect his sister, he knew it was her who was much better at protecting him.

“What is up with all of this?! We have these weird ass powers we have no clue how to use, and ever since we started playing with them when we were little kids we’ve been having to move from place to place every time something weird happens!. Now these crazy guys are after us!” Adla was screaming she was breaking down, and starting to shake.

Adam held her before she could fall, and held her tight until she stopped shaking, when he moved his arm from around her, he realized his arm was soaked with tears.

“It’s okay Adla, we’re gonna figure this all out, it’s okay, it will all be okay, we’re together that’s all that matters.” Adam said in a calm sweet voice.

Adla just nodded, trying to convince herself all would be okay.

No money,  no place to sleep, no idea where they are, both minors… with superhuman powers. All they knew was that they were somewhere in Texas. So before it got too dark they got to a nearby alleyway where they were able to curl up into each other and sleep. Turns out Texas isn’t too hot or too cold at night.

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“Adam, ADAM!” Adla shreeked.

Barely waking up “What is it Adla, I hope you realize that the sun isn’t even up yet.” Adam said.

“I hear a noise Adam!” She screamed again.

“It’s probably nothing” He responded. “Go back to sleep”

Adla just curled up even tighter onto Adam’s chest. She tried to sleep, once again she was crying, but didn’t know.

Scream

“What just happened?!” Adam yelled because the piercing scream woke him from his deep sleep.

“I, I, I’m sorry Adam, I just, I…”

“It’s okay Adla, was it a nightmare?” He asked.

“Yes, uh, sorry, I, I just had a dream that you got killed by those men like Chase did” She said trembling.

“It’s okay Adla, I guess it’s early enough, let’s go ahead and get started” Adla responded.

“Get started going where?” She asked.

“I figure the best thing we can do is start heading back to Arizona” He said.

Adla nodded, as they got up and started walking.

They knew they couldn’t trust anyone, but at the same time, they needed to ask people where to go. Most people would rely on the signs, but as they continued to walk, they noticed that most were punctured with bullet holes.

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“I am so tired” Adla stated.

“Maybe because we only got two hours of sleep Adla” He said in the most sassy tone.

“Do you have any food?” She asked.

“Only the flesh and skin I have on me, maybe if we go back to the alley you can find a rat to cook” He said smirking.

“Pass” She said.

Hours passed by. Nobody asked, but everybody stared as they walked through town in these horribly smelling rags. As noon started to set in Adam decided to stop through a small diner to ask about directions.

“Uhm, Hello” Adam said as Adla somewhat hid behind him.

“Howdy, man is that you that smells bad?” The man behind the counter asked.

“Probably, we were wondering how you could get to Arizona?” Adam asked.

“Where Arizona?” The man asked.

“Just Arizona” Adam replied.

The man was big, fat, and greasy he had a beard two inches long, and wore a hairnet on both his head and his chin. He had a scratchy voice with tinge of an accent.

“Well, for starters you turn around, because you’re heading in the wrong direction.” The man told Adam.

“Oh, okay, thanks” Adam replied.

“You kids got any parents?” He asked.

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“No, we’re both adults” He lied. “We’re just going on a trip for fun, but our friends dropped us off here, but we have nowhere to go, but we know our friends are in Arizona.” He lied again.

“Well, how about this I’ll give you lunch on the house, and let you crash here for a few days if y’all will work for me. I need someone to sweep the place, and clean the bathrooms. Them truckers just let it all out after they have my famous breakfast burritos.” The man said.

Somewhat traumatized Adam said “If you don’t mind we’ll think it over.”

“Okay, well, you can think it over some burgers and fires, on the house.” The man responded.

“Oh, no, we have no money, we can’t accept that” Adla spoke up.

“You can little lady, that’s what on the house means, you don’t have to pay.” The man said as the twins took a seat.

They chose a seat furthest away from anyone around.

Almost instantly Adam said “I think we should do it”.

Adla just looked at him trying to keep her voice down “What the hell, are you crazy?!”

“Maybe, but that’s not the point here.” Adam said as stern and stubborn as usual.

“Do you remember the last time we trusted someone?! He kidnapped us, remember stupid.” Adla responded while smacking him upside the head.

“Okay, okay, but where else do we have to go?” Adam responded, but he brought up a very good point.

“Fine, but I’m not telling him.” Adla responded, not happy but they had nothing else.

“Just in case don’t use your powers around him, but if you need to tell me anything important send me a mind message. I am not planning on trusting this guy, but we need the cash and food. Okay?” He asked.

She nodded. That’s all that had to be said.

“Howdy kids, here’s the burgers” he placed the two burgers and the side of fries on the table overwhelming with grease, and the burgers were bigger than the two kid’s faces. “Have you thought about the offer?”

“Yes, Mr.? What’s your name exactly?” Adam asked.

“Bert, Bert McDoogal” He responded.

“Well, Mr. McDoogal, yeah, we decided we would take up your offer” Adam responded.

“Well then once you’re done with the burgers then we’ll get started, and by the way, don’t call me Mr. McDoogal, the name is Bert.” He said, nodded his head then left.

Adla and Adam looked at each other and drowned their worries in huge burgers.

 

 

 

Winter Homecoming 2k17

Photography Friday February 17, 2017

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Winter Homecoming 2K17

Picture one is my guy friends and I in Pre Wrap for our first winter homecoming. They asked for Pre Wrap and I told him that we had to take a picture together. These dudes are the coolest guys despite what the status quo of high school says. They treat me like one of the guys but respect me like I’m a woman. Ladies get yourself a man that can do both, these guys are single by the way.

Looking badass in Pre Wrap

I normally don’t like taking selfies, but I felt selfies were in order for this occasion.

I wore this all day, and all night when I went to JoJo’s homecoming game. I had a great day with him and his family.

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Shaggy and Minne. Dress up days with my bestie.

I have had people come and go through my life, but these two guys have stayed constant. I have know the guy in the Minnie ears since 2nd grade, and we’ve always been able to talk to each other. The handsome man up top with my beautiful self is my best friend JoJo, him on the contrary I have only know since the beginning of freshman year, and he was the one who stayed, and he’s probably the best friend I will ever have.

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Minnie and me.

Note about high school: always do the dress up days, even if it’s a low key detailing for spirit, always do the dress up days. And above all, whatever you do, take pictures.

My instagram is basically just a lookbook of the evolution of me.

Hope you enjoyed this photography Friday, if you liked it give it a like, and subscribe for more.

Catch ya on the flip side!

-Issie

The Telepathy Twins: Chapter Two

“Adam, where are we supposed to go from here?!” Adla yelled at Adam with a hint high pitched terror in her voice. “I don’t know, you’re the smart one, what do you think we should do?!” He yelled at Adla in more of a up beat sarcastic tone.

Adla laughed, Adam was always good at making things easier. She was silent for a moment sitting there thinking about who to call. She had know no other family to come and help them. She was standing there just staring at the phone. The twins had been at the gas station for two hours now, it was starting to get dark.

Adam was strongly pacing, while Adla was now sitting, still staring at the phone, still lost in thought. Cars came and went, but one pulled over right beside the kids. It was an old man. Looked about in his late 60’s. He had a very thick gray beard with gray hair. His eyes were an ocean blue, with thick black circles underneath them. He had a very old hat on, almost torn to shreds, and some old clothes that look like he had worn to work that day.

“You kids need a ride?” he asked with his old scratchy voice. “Might we inquire who you are?” Asked Adla in a sweet fake voice. “I’m Billy Ray Joe Bob” he said, “but most people call me Billy Bob… I’m not a fan of that name though it’s not as fun, and not as good as Billy Ray Joe Bob in my mind, but feel free to call me Billy Bob.” “Okay… Billy Bob… so, where are you going?” Adam asked. “Why, I’m going to California!”

Adla quickly sent a message to Adam telepathically and said, we’re going to California.

Adam started laughing to break the ice “Funny, that’s where we’re going! We have some family we need to meet up there.” “Well, hop in, I’ll take you” responded Billy. Adla in a softer more sympathetic tone commented “But, we have no money.””Ah, no sweat, hop in.” Said Billy Bob. Adla and Adam looked at each other and had a slight smile, because with all the misery they’ve been through, it finally had seemed like things were going their way, even if they had no clue what lies in store for them in California.

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It was a silent ride for the most part. Adla fell asleep in the car overnight while Adam stayed on his guard watching over Adla. Soon enough they both fell asleep, but little did they know that Billy Bob had plans of his own, because instead of heading straight for California he started heading towards Texas.

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Billy Bob got his phone out and called a strange man with a raspy voice. If we’re being honest he sounds like a mafia leader. “Hello Gray, how are you” the man with the scratchy voice said. “I’m doing fantastic, and so are you, because I have the kids.” Responded Billy Bob. “Really” said the man with the scratchy voice, he sounded astounded and excited now. “Okay, Gray, if you’re not pulling my leg, bring the little bastards to me. How’s their unkle?” he asked. “Gone and dead, just like their parents” responded Billy. “Good the man replied, bring them to me” he said. “We’re already on our way” Billy Bob said with a new arising smirk on his face.

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The next morning when the twins woke up, they found themselves feeling good, and happy. For once, they were normal… or somewhat. THey felt like they were finally going somewhere. Although, there were some concerns about mone, living, and more. But they decided not to focus on that for now.

“Good morning Mr. Bob” Adla proceeded to say in a soft innocent tone. “Why, good morning darling, nice to see you up and at ’em.” “I agree” Adla responded. “Good morning everyone” Adam decided to say while having his arms extended liaw he was yawning, and stretching at the same time. “Do you kids want some breakfast?” Dilly Bob asked. “Yes, if you don’t mind, but we still don’t have any money.” Adla responded so innocent it made you want to give her everything you had.

So, they stopped at a nearby Quick Stop restaurant. Clearly everyone in the restaurant knew who Billy Bob was, and they all called him by his real and more fluently amazing name, Billy Ray Joe Bob and said it very fast with a twinge of southern accent. Billy Bob told the man looking ready to take our order that he wanted his usual, whatever that was. “I’ll have the Super Grande breakfast Burrito” Adla told the man. “I’ll take the All American Meal, hold the salsa” Adam added. “Make sure to add a little extra to em'” Billy Bob added, and winked at the waiter. “You got it boss” the waiter replied.

Fifteen minutes of straight silence. Adla just peered out the window the entire time, while Adam was playing with his straw, and Billy Bob was checking the time.

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The View Out the Window

Once the food finally arrived the waiter gently set it down and said enjoy. Not a word was said, the silence continued. Adla and Adam were shoving their faces because they hadn’t eaten in three days, while Billy Bob gracefully took his time.

Once they finished, they headed back to the truck where, although the kids were filled with energy, they soon fell asleep from the drug that the waiter slipped into carefully transport The Telepathy Twins to Texas.

January 5, 2017 5:43pm

dscn3744Hello world. Man I enjoy writing, its where I really feel free. Unless you live under a corrupt government where you can’t write, say, or do anything freely. So, God bless America despite our troubles, but this blog is not meant to be a political dispute, if it was, well this post would go on for awhile.

Not that anyone cares, it was a very nice day. Where I live, it rained basically all day yesterday, meaning that the air was so fresh today, and fresh air felt like something long overdue. I didn’t do much, went shopping… hate going shopping. But on the bright side it was grocery shopping, so purchasing food was fantastic. I don’t mind cooking for myself every now and then.

Towards the end of the day, I had to take my dad’s truck into the mechanic. We just dropped it off. Luckily for me, while I was shopping I purchased an aux cord, so I was rocking out to my fantastic playlists on Spotify (ispat1000 supper dope playlists) it was amazing. I was also incredibly happy for remembering to bring my camera with me. The mechanic we go to lives out in the country, so I was able to get some good shots.

I’m not a fantastic artist, although I do paint and sketch occasionally, but photography and writing are my two main artistic outlets, not counting music, or dance… of course. I was indeed overwhelmed with good vibes to be able to listen to my music, and take pictures, and capture the moments. Even though these moments were less relevant and important in the grand scheme of life, but it was more about capturing the moment of the beautiful day that God gave me because the skies were so clear after it rained. God definitely bless.

And about that soccer game, that you’re all probably dying to know about, first game of the season. We tied. Afew injuries, we gave it our best shot and now this will make us work harder. Proud and blessed to be on the team.

Catch ya on the flip side =]

-Issie