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Photo of The Day March 03, 2015

Good evening, all!
Haven’t written in 2 weeks and I’d like to share a photo with you from today.

I decided to make Apple Crisp again and bought a new crock pot (a smaller one than last time, and that ones gone for reasons… But yes!) It didn’t come out as good as the last times because I think it was a different recipe (sad face.)

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Adorable little slow cooker!

There’s nothing new to report here on any other end. I’ve been watching the Avengers every night in bed. “Let me know if real power would like a magazine or something.” I love Loki. He is God. πŸ˜€

I hate winter, for the record. Its all snowy and icy out and I’ve been inside all day and I’m glad. I want summer already. Please??

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. –John Lennon

Cheers!
xoxox
||Koral Dawn||

New Year, Same Old Me

Good afternoon all.Β 

I know it’s now January 4, but I felt this had to be typed out sooner or later since it is the new year already and I’m late 4 days now.

I have some resolutions I’d like to state. They’re nothing out of the ordinary really. And I probably make the same ones every year and don’t follow them. But this year, since the year has a 5 in it, I’m going to try and stick to them. (I have this thing with 5’s and I think it’s my favorite number, don’t judge me.)

Here we go.Β 

1. I want to sign up for a gym. I haven’t done anything active in the past few years, and I think I need to do something to help my back. Not just physical therapy like I did, but an actual gym and get in shape more. I can’t run worth crap and my best sport is bowling. Because it doesn’t require alot of activity in a way.. I need to change that. I want to be able to play other things, like hockey maybe or wiffle ball or something like that. I’m actually really good at baseball and would like to play, even if it’s just with friends. But I need to go to the gym in order to work towards that. I’m not talking about getting buff, but I need to stay in shape. Maybe even zumba at home, or yoga to relax or something. Meditation helps, and I recently went to a massage and my god did that feel good. I so needed that for my back. I scheduled another one for 2 weeks because well, it was so damn good. I can’t stay un-active and be a ball in bed all the time. I need to get motivated somehow. I don’t want to lose massive amounts of weight either, maybe 10-15 pounds and stay fit.

2. Writing more. I don’t write enough on here and I have 200 followers finally. It makes me really happy when people read my blog and can stay up to date. I’m going to try and write atleast 2 times a week to start off with. Whether it be long, short or just a Photo of the Day or something like that. I have been neglecting this and I feel bad to those who actually enjoy my writing sometimes. (I know there are a few out there sometimes.) I want to make one post a Photo of The Day and then the other a long blog and wrap up of the week (if anything exciting happens.. but that’s most likely not going to happen at all aha.)

3. Pick up my camera more. I haven’t actually used it in months because I’ve been stressed busy and well just didn’t feel like doing anything. I’m more active in the summer, and I feel like a bear hibernating in the winter and just sitting at the computer. I really need to get out more and capture the winter beauty that’s out there sometimes. I see things and I just want to capture them, but I’m not one to carry my camera with me everywhere I go. I want to… but it’s too big and used for professional use mostly. Not that I’m a professional really but there are things I’m good at and well that’s one of them. I’m proud of my skill for the camera, but I wish I could put it to work.

4. Get my artwork into a gallery. Photography mostly, since that’s what I usually do. But, I have yet to get my art into a gallery here because there are more established photographers in the area. And that’s a real heartbreaker to me. I’ve been doing photography for how long? And I have yet to be in a gallery except at my community college? Something’s not right here. This year, my goal is to be in one of the galleries in Scranton or Arts On The Square, or something of the like. I need to be more active in the art community here. There are people here that are active… and they’re not that great. If they can be in it, why can’t I?

That’s really mostly it right now. There might be a few others I come up with along the way but right now I think those are the 4 I really need to focus on. It’s been too long since I completed something for myself and I’m tired of being lazy.

β€œJanuary 4, 1958: New Year four days gone, along with resolutions…”
β€”Β  The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
Cheers,
||KoralDawn||
xoxox

I’ve Got To Take A Little Time…

In my life there’s been heartache and pain.Β I don’t know if I can face it again.Β Can’t stop now, I’ve traveled so far… to change this lonely life.

So this song came on and I can’t help but think of Rock of Ages every time I hear it. And it really bugs the crap out of me that I can’t find the disk for the movie. I might need to buy it again because I think it’s lost forever now. I haven’t seen it since I moved. I have a feeling it’s in my Xbox… and I haven’t plugged that in at the new place because I have the BluRay in my room now instead. Russell Brand is fabulous in that movie and I crack up every time I watch him and Alec Baldwin in the scene. I honestly can’t believe they signed on for those parts but that’s who they are. If they aren’t embarrassing themselves then they’re not doing comedy right. End of story, lol.

Moving on, I’m sitting here at nearly 11pm on a Monday night and I get to go home for Christmas Wednesday afternoon. I hope the weather doesn’t suck too bad because I have to drive 2.5 hours in it on Xmas eve to get to Nana’s and Poppop’s house. I have a feeling I will JUST make it for dinner and I really hope that’s not the case. I want some me time once I get there before showing up to the family. But… knowing my luck that won’t happen at all and I’ll get there and Nikki will be all like omg you’re late what happened to my Christmas picture.. or worse, they’ll take it without me. >.< Which is always what happens.

I’m hoping for a good Christmas this year though. I don’t need anything fancy… but who knows. There are a few things I did want but mostly I need money. I’d love for like straight up cash to be able to pay bills. Is that sad? I mean, I’m asking for money for Christmas to be able to live. Isn’t Christmas for giving and getting things you may not need but want? What has happened to the Christmas spirit? I’m not even in the mood this year for Christmas. I’ve been drained of energy and just dull as of late and I can’t help it. It doesn’t feel like Christmas and it doesn’t feel like it’s been a whole year since so much crap went down.. yet it’s still there in my mind and it sucks. I need a long long vacation on the West Coast or something and/or to never come back. I hope this next year will be better than this – it has been the craziest year of my life and I prefer not to remember alot of it in a way.. and no one can hate me for that.

Honey I know, I know, I know times are changing
It’s time we all reach out for something new

Yes, that’s Purple Rain lyrics.. It just came on my radio station on Google Play and I giggled like a school girl because I love this song so much. Hate me, I dare you. How can anyone NOT like this song? You’re not human if you don’t know of or don’t like this song and I won’t talk to you. And that’s the bottom line. (Stone Cold reference, if you will… not every day you see Prince and Stone Cold in a sentence now is it?)

Anyway, more later on. I was just a little bored and needed something to do I think and I wrote a blog today in work, but I can’t type it there so this is mostly from memory. It was nothing special but I had some free time today and instead of wasting it, I did something for myself for once. Even if it was writing down ideas for blogs. Sue me. I think I’m going to head to sleep, it’s late and I have to be up at 630am for work tomorrow… and then do some stuff including packing after work so I can get home to NJ right after work Wednesday.

Please let this holiday go RIGHT since it was supposed to be different than what it is.. please let me enjoy it and feel happy for once.. But I know that’s a long shot. We’ll see what happens.

Cheers!

Merry Grumpy Christmas!

Merry Grumpy Christmas!

xoxox

||KoralDawn||

With or Without You

I’ll stop the world and melt with you.

So I’m sitting here in bed listening to this 80’s Love Songs playlist on my Google Play. Man I forgot how many of these songs I know. It’s actually quite sad really I’m sitting here singing all of these and I just have no emotion at all. They don’t even phase me anymore. They all used to. Especially U2. They always get me for some reason and well tonight… I’ve got nothing. Even the Boss doesn’t give me any feeling tonight… and I love Bruce.

I’ve got a kitty curled up next to me in a ball ready for me to pass out. It’s almost 9pm and I’m literally just sitting down and relaxing and not doing anything for the night. I just want to sleep. I had a long ass Monday at work and all I wanted to do was relax and cuddle with someone. But that didn’t happen either. So I’m stuck with a cat.. not that I’m complaining really because she’ll love me no matter what really. So will my Romeow. He loves everything though that lands in front of him – And I’m okay with that. Atleast he isn’t stuck up like little miss MooMoo.. but I love that about her. She’s picky and so am I.


On to more things:

We got some news today. One that which should hopefully put me in the right place at my job, or find a new one finally. The most awesome person in the world who’s been there for me for the past year and a half is leaving us behind to go work on another Team within the building. I didn’t have any words… I’m more shocked she’s actually leaving us. I don’t know how the office will run without her awesome upbeat personality. She’s helped me through alot and without her. I don’t think I’ll enjoy the workplace anymore. She was always so understanding and awesome with whatever it was with all of us… and now some other person who we don’t even know yet will replace her and try to manage us (SM especially) and well, it’s not going to be the same. I don’t know how I feel about this and I don’t believe I want to. No one will replace her at all. She’s the best Supervisor ever and I wish she did more managing on the SM side and sat with us more and that we were the focus. There’s nothing we can do about that now. I just hope they choose wisely. Technically any of us can apply for the position she is in because we are all Specialists. But I know I won’t get picked only because the other 2 have seniority over me. I’m the newbie. But I atleast should get a chance… don’t you think?

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I just found quite possibly the best album on Google Play right now. Why didn’t I know this existed? Punk Goes 80’s.. My ears are being treated to something amazing. I’ve been on an 80’s kick recently and it’s awesome. I can’t get enough of it these days, I don’t care if they’re remakes or the real songs because even the remakes have been done amazingly.

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Anyway – Here’s a thought of the day for you. I found this on the interwebs and I thought it was an interesting quote and it’s someone Unknown which is perfect. I love finding random, inspiring new quotes that no one has heard of really. They make the best quotes to really read and take to heart. I though this one was interesting because well, first, monkeys, and then I love Science and anything having to deal with it. This caught my eye. I hope you enjoy it.

β€œEverything you know is the result of billions of monkeys telling each other stories for thousands of years on a 4 billion year old rock traveling through space immeasurable. You are a single piece of a vast cosmic machine defined and created by the physical laws which constrain it, and you are it just as the crest of a wave is the ocean. You are trillions of atoms contemplating trillions of atoms. You are beautiful and so is everything else. Nothing like you will ever exist again, every moment and every thought and every action is and always will be unique. You can’t change the past, and you can’t really change the future, but that’s okay because everything is pretty fundamentally alright. Just don’t forget to breathe.”
β€”Β  Unknown

More later – It’s about time I hit the bed. It’s been a long Monday and I have to wake up very early tomorrow since it’s my early day again. Thank God I only have a 3 days week.. Happy Thanksgiving all if I don’t write before then. I hope you all get to spend it with the people who matter most to you.

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One year ago things were way different. There were pumpkins and simpler times. I need more of those.

Cheers!

xoxox

||Koral Dawn||

August 11, 2014

Here are your photos of the day – take these in… understand them. Read them multiple times.

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You’re all monsters who think you can get away with everything.

Shape up – or ship out. I don’t have time for fake people in my life. I need those people who are going to be there for me and going to make an impact on my life. There are people I want there regardless of the past and there are new friends I want there because they’ve said they care but I’m waiting to see it. Out of sight out of mind – and you know what, I’m going to start doing that to those who’ve done it to me. I need to remove the negativity in my life and be happy for once.

The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had. `β™‘

||Koralβ™‘Dawn||

July 15, 2014.

So for those of you wondering- I’ve been social media less for about 2 days now- I disabled my Facebook and my Twitter account for the time being as a result of complications. The only thing I have is Instagram, Snapchat ocassionally and Tumblr right now- and Tumblr is kind of dead anyway and my posts are queued. So I’m never on there much either.

It’s going well. I’m still attached to my phone though and I’m not sure why. I’ve tried putting it down and letting it alone. Most times there are only a few people I’d want to talk to and they don’t even talk to me- so there really is no point really.

After work today I’ll probably try and leave my phone alone again. I may sleep through the night or play some Diablo till 9 then call it quits. I don’t have anything to do tonight except give some stuff to a friend and (maybe) hang out for a little. I don’t know. Who knows.. at this point… I just don’t know anymore.

So because of this Facebook and Twitter boycott goes… I obviously can’t post to my photography Facebook either so that’s come to a halt. Not sure when I’ll pick up Facebook again. I haven’t stopped taking photos- and I’ll probably post them to here in the meantime.

This picture below is from the hockey benefit Saturday that pulled in over $100 and thankfully someone awesome got it. He wants to gather the rest of the signatures on it to it’s official and looks awesome. I’m super proud of this and how well it came out. I could have done larger pictures… but I think it looks fine the way it is.Β  Here’s a few more too from the dunk tank and my other photograph at the benefit.

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On another note- today is my first year anniversary with work. Not sure how I feel about that to be honest. Yeah I have a job- and it’s awesome .. I just wish there was more to do as well. We’re bringing on another person this fall I believe but I’m not sure why since there’s not much for us to do anyway already.. but more props to them. I want to manage the Pinterest and instagram for them if I can. That way I’m not on Facebook even for work. Maybe that will help me quit bitching on the internet. Who knows… it’s worth a try maybe I think.

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I demand cake. It’s an anniversary. .. where’s my cake? I worked hard for this. And I’ll still be here if I don’t find something better. I’m hoping we evolve as a team as well – and learn to work together more.

Anyway- that’s all for today. Long day yesterday and today. I just want to take zzquil and collapse at 9pm tonight and have 10 hours of sleep. I think I need it. And I need food. I haven’t eaten much in the past week. That’s not good. Someone feed me good food so I don’t die. Please? Thanks.
More later.. I’ll be posting all my photographs here.

||Koralβ™‘Dawn||