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I’ve always been this way, a little weird and slightly socially inept. I’m a wee bit like a goat. Since I was a kid, har har, I knew I’d have to make it my own way…
Something I said or snapped must have made you think to follow me at some point because here we are, 200 followers in!
I started this blog years ago in college for old assignments (a handy flash drive) but it became so much more. I’ve made other blogs. I’ve filled them all with photos and ideas.
This blog is still my baby. I named it after myself. I deemed myself “Blasted Goat” after scribbling out pages upon pages of rejected usernames. I’m not exactly sure how I thought it up but it holds deep meaning for me. A name I gave myself…
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Tags: backyard, dandelion, house, moving, pots, roots
We went to see this awesome animated flick in Chicago ;)
We saw other neat things and walked around… A LOT!
It was a great trip even though one of our friends was under the weather…
We can’t wait to visit again to take in more of the city!
FYI-The day pass is good for the trains/buses and I highly recommend it. The trains are a bit intimidating at first but it’s easy enough to pick up. For $10 you can ride around the city all day.
I enjoyed looking out the windows sneaking quick glimpses of how so many people live, work and generally move around in a city like Chicago. It was certainly a different pace of life compared to the ones we enjoy in small city Iowa. I do enjoy being back around my plants and the wide open fields :)
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I’ve been at my place for two years and it’s been for sale for most of that time…
Someone finally bought my house and I have to be out by the end of the month. Needless to say, it’s been a crazy two weeks!
My garden is still going and I plan on finding an awesome new place :D
Wish me luck!
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Spring has finally made it! I’ve transplanted some lovely sprouts and I’m cleaning up all the crap that’s been burying me all winter (and longer)
The new job is going well and I’ve got a fancy new (old school) push mower that works fantastic! I can’t wait for my plants to get bigger and the weather warmer so they can stay outside overnight and I won’t have to lug them around several times a day.
Tomatoes need to be started weeks ago… I have a few babies coming along but I’m going to need bunches more :D
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Tags: cat, clean, garden, girl, glasses, image, pepper, smile, spring
It’s been far too long since I’ve updated this blog. It has really only been a week or so but SO MUCH has happened in that time!
- Turned twenty-seven
- Spent time with two best friends
- GOT AWESOME NEW JOB
That about sums it up! I am twenty-seven and finally have a professional office job. I work with one of my true loves (film) scanning aerial photos for various projects. It is exciting and new and I should really be crawling into bed right now so I can wake up for my 9-5 training schedule.
I’m growing as a person (professionally and creatively) and growing a huge garden!
I also plan to grow a small business with a good friend of mine. We have already had an old man who bought some of our tomatoes last year request more of the same. I need to get to work on The Veggie Vixens and spend more time taking pictures of all the sprouting opportunities in my own backyard and around the world!
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Collage created and enhanced using a browser based photo editor, pixlr. This Aurora pepper plant was wintered over. The first pepper is getting almost big enough to pick. These are beautiful, mildly hot peppers that turn amazing colors.
All the other pepper plants are popping up as well :)
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I get chills when I hear this recording from fifty years ago!
What are your favorite performers or performances from the 50s-90s?
(Since they count the 90s on “oldies” stations now! I’m getting old!)
I thought it might be fun to revisit some of my favorite things leading up to my birthday. Music has been my one undying love, right next to reading, writing and hamming it up. I’ve always secretly wanted to be a musician and I look to singers from the 50s and 60s for style, class and unfathomable talent. The best part? Little Peggy March was a mere fifteen around the time of this song and yet she commands attention and awe. Not only that, she is bloody adorable! (Sorry been watching a few too many Brit-shows on Netflix!)
Perhaps that is for another entry!
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Tags: 1960, I Will Follow Him, Little Peggy March, music, oldies, Voice
In a few weeks I will turn 23…4…5…6…7… Yes, 27! I’m not ashamed to admit my age I look better than ever and have many lovely friends and adoring relatives (I hope)
What am I going to do with myself? Welp. I think I’ll start by writing some poems for NAPOWRIMO, then I have some weddings to photograph, a garden to plant, yard sales to coordinate and if my life wasn’t full enough I just discovered the best internet invention since… Well, it’s been a while! I’m here to tell you that the FUTURE is NOW! You can search Creative Commons images (from Flickr) by color!
Multicolr Search Lab powered by MulticolorEngine
Have fun, and happy early birthday to ME!
I think I might do a small challenge with this… Perhaps pick the colors I feel a certain day and use images that match to create a poem or story. It is so inspiring to see such pleasing sights. Thank you internet, thank you!
If you use this search engine and get addicted like I instantly was feel free to share your experience in the comments!
Also, anyone else doing National Poetry Writing Month? I’ve been slacking… I hear it’s also ScriptFrenzy so I’m a little torn… Maybe I’ll just sit down to write or draw each day in April and let my creative impulses decide. Either way I shall share my triumphs and failures via this blasted blog… Wish me luck!
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Frodo Baggins: [closes his eyes] I can see the Shire. The Brandywine River. Bag End. Gandalf’s fireworks, the lights, the party tree.
Samwise Gamgee: Rosie Cotton dancing. She had ribbons in her hair. If ever I was to marry someone… it would have been her. It would have been her!
Frodo Baggins: I’m glad to be with you, Samwise Gamgee, here at the end of all things.
The above image features a place that is near and dear to me. I adore abandoned things. I feel a longing to be around and photograph lost items and forgotten landmarks. The above words always find their way into my mind, especially the last line, here at the end of all things.
I feel sad when I fall asleep half-way through a movie only to wake for the last few frames. It feels like something has left, gotten up while you weren’t paying attention and walked out the door.
Death is frightening because it is unknown to us. We don’t get to choose our own endings, we can only fill the pages we’re given.
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Tags: abandoned, Death, end, Frodo, home, life, lotr, photo, quote, Samwise
Two friends from work are collaborating on a group blog called The Veggie Vixens! Much more coming soon :D
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I collect a few random things, one of my favorite collections is owls. Of course, Harry Potter helped my night-bird obsession and I would prefer to use owls for post in real life (forget the USPS!) *But seriously you probably should sent an actual letter with a stamp at some point in the near future!*
Here are some amazing owls I’ve accumulated ;)
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