Impractical Joker

I have always loved April Fools’ Day. I’m a practical joker by heart, so it’s a “holiday” that’s perfectly up my alley. Over the years, I’ve pulled some killer pranks. Like the time I created a fake note from Rusty’s first-grade teacher announcing that he’d been expelled from class. His mom was LIVID and started … Continue reading Impractical Joker

A Feast for the Eyes

Last night, after a day staring death in the face from atop a giant ladder (by the way, Tara often accuses me of being overdramatic, but I have no idea why!), I was craving comfort food. Something hearty and satisfying. Life-affirming, if you will. So I whipped up a batch of Southwestern Corn Chowder. It … Continue reading A Feast for the Eyes

Early Adopter?

I just now realized, this very moment, that when my friend/business associate Erik asked me at lunch the other day if I'd ever held a bitcoin in my hand after I joked about paying for the meal with the cryptocurrency, he was messing with me. Because, digital currency. Duh. It only took me 51 hours … Continue reading Early Adopter?

Instaglory is Fleeting

A few days ago, one of my Instagram photos was shared by a site with a kajillion followers. Well, 80.8K, to be exact. To be fair, I think the "K" actually refers to "thousand" but that's a moot point anyway. It's still a lot of people! Washingtonexplored reposted a photo of a train trestle I … Continue reading Instaglory is Fleeting

Oh, Sheila

I was out walking on my lunch hour yesterday, phone in hand, which I was checking periodically. There is nothing unusual about this; I often look at my phone while walking, either to track my workout progress on MyFitnessPal or queue up my camera for potential photo opportunities. There were lots of people out and about, and … Continue reading Oh, Sheila

23 Mountains

Instagram just unveiled a new feature: the ability to toggle between multiple accounts. I’ve been wanting this for years! My first order of business? Creating a work account. I have been pushing the idea of a corporate Instagram account to my superiors for some time. I think IG is a natural place to showcase all … Continue reading 23 Mountains

Dig The Pop-Up Camper!

If you're a fan of Instagram or have a Facebook account, you're probably familiar with Throwback Thursday. Or "Hashtag TBT" as the social media savvy like to refer to it. #TBT is a fun little activity in which you share a photo from your past. There are no strict guidelines or rules to what you … Continue reading Dig The Pop-Up Camper!

The Art of The Capture

What is your definition of a photograph? Is it the unadulterated image you snap through the lens of your camera, or your artistic interpretation of the scene? Do you believe you should present a picture As Is, warts and all, oversaturated and uncropped, or is it okay to touch it up with filters and photo … Continue reading The Art of The Capture

#myhashtagisbetterthanyourhashtag

Tara and I have recently discovered hashtags. I know, I know. They've been around for a few years now. We're late to the party because neither of us really utilizes Twitter, where hashtags were born. If you're unfamiliar with what they are, allow me to enlighten you. They aren't something you order with bacon and … Continue reading #myhashtagisbetterthanyourhashtag

You Don’t Have to Be Ansel Adams

When my brother was visiting last weekend, he asked why I wasn't on Instagram. Apparently - even though I'm in charge of my company's social media postings (managing the feeds not only for my employer, but for all our members who have signed up for the service, as well), and am in fact giving a … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Be Ansel Adams