During the month of December, I’ll be participating in the 2014 Review Extravaganza Link up with SO many other lovely ladies. I haven’t been a blogger for very long, but I love the idea of sharing some photos and moments from 2014! Every week, I’ll be reviewing 3 months of the year. This should be fun!
January 1st – my first photo of the year! I took one of my most favorite drives, through Santiago Canyon, (here in Orange County) & snapped this awesome photo of my Jeep, Jerry. I had every intention of completing my second 365 day photo project. Turns out, though, the camera on my phone doesn’t focus, and the project failed miserably a couple weeks later. Still a pretty cool shot, though!
January 24th – I saw one of my favorite bands, The Maine, perform an acoustic show at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA. I had seem them a couple times before, but never an entire acoustic set. It was absolutely AMAZING. The venue is a tiny hole in the wall, too, so the whole thing was very intimate. I loved it! Recently before this show, I had read some article online by a musician, (I can’t even remember who) who talked about how kids at shows are so focused on taking photos and videos on their phone, that they don’t REALLY enjoy the show. So, as a challenge, I didn’t take one single photo during this show. Right after, I was kind of proud of myself. I’m a photographer, and I’m addicted to social media, so it was difficult for me to leave my phone in my purse for that long. But now looking back on it, I’m kind of bummed I don’t have at least one photo of the show. I’ve never been one to use my phone much during concerts, but never again will I not take a single photo. This photo is of the ticket & the “program” the band had made.
February 14th – Valentine’s Day! I was single, which doesn’t bother me. My sister & I went out into Holy Jim and did a little off-roading. I took this opportunity to take some badass pictures of my Jeep all covered in mud. Then I stopped off at the liquor store for a bottle of wine & my one shot of Fireball whiskey! It was a pretty good day, if you asked me. 😉
February 26th – This day was nothing special. Just another trip up Saddleback Mountain, with one of my besties. That’s Mike. I took this picture about halfway up, and for some reason, it’s been one of my favorites.
March 7th – I saw the Ataris at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Another one of my favorite bands, and I had seen them before, too. This show was especially cool because it was the “So Long Astoria” 10 year reunion tour. They played the album “So Long Astoria” from start to finish. This album, hands down, is my favorite album by any band, in any genre of music. I’ve had it on repeat since I was 14 years old, and I LOVED hearing every song performed live. After learning from my mistake at the Maine’s show in January, I took this one photo, and one very short video clip.
March 30th – My birthday! That first picture is the aftermath of the balloon wall my mom put on the other side of my bedroom door. I’m sure you’ve seen them on Pinterest before.. You use streamers to kinda make a balloon net, and then put balloons in it.. Then when I hope the door from the inside, all the balloons fall in. I wish I had a picture, but I think you get the idea.
I planned an off-road trip for that day with a bunch of Jeepers I had never met before. (Okay, I had met one of them) I took a few of my friends with me in the Jeep, as well. It was an interesting day, to say the least. About half way up the mountain, one of the gates was closed. Didn’t bother us much, we just took one of the other trails that went off to the left. None of us had been that way before, either. We spent probably 2 hours on that trail, before running into someone who told us the gate was closed at the other end. SO, we had to turn around and essentially ride the trail back to where we had started. We were on the mountain for HOURS and I had a freaking blast! Even getting horribly stuck was fun.. I had was in good company, though, and the boys knew what they were doing. Only took 20 minutes to get me out of that ditch.
Well, there you have it. Some of the highlights from January, February and March. Come back next week for April, May and June! And if you’re interested, check out the 2014 Review Extravaganza link-up!