Friday, August 30, 2013

Notes On A Friday Afternoon

So, it's almost September! Can't believe in less than 2 months there will be Christmas stuff starting to pop up in stores.. yes, they do start to put some on the shelves in October, here (and I secretly love it).. I'm actually looking forward to September, I've always loved this month.. it's gonna be my birthday, hopefully my gift will also make an appearance sometime the next few weeks (new macro lens, ordered yesterday, yesssssss! it seems it'll take a while to get in my hands though), there will be wonderful Autumn colors and then October will bring a holiday in Barcelona & Tenerife.. so yeah, I guess, all in all, Autumn's not gonna be that bad! In fact, not bad at all! I have no new photos right now, but since I'm home these days, I get to play a lot with Pickles and record him sometimes, so here's what we're up to..

Monday, August 19, 2013

Signs Of Autumn

I hate to say write it out loud, but looking at those leaves starting to change color, I think Autumn's around the corner..

Saturday, August 10, 2013

50 Things About Me

After today's reading of Miha's blog post (it's in Romanian), I figured I could take over this "tag" and share 50 things about myself. I wonder how long this will take, since I can't think of what to write right now..

1. I just finished eating some super spicy thai food, green curry chicken with jasmine rice. Yum!
2. I love "3 in 1" coffee.
3. I'm going to Barcelona and Tenerife in October.
4. After 21 years since I've graduated from the primary school I met my 1st teacher this summer and had a gossip session over a coffee at my place in Romania.
5. I don't like beer.
6. Not sure I counted correctly, but so far in 2013 I've "experienced" 11 take-offs and 11 landings here and there in Europe. 
7. I will re-decorate my room soon, starting with a new desk from IKEA.
8. I never had a diary.
9. I watched the whole Air Crash Investigation series & Seconds From Disaster.
10. I always keep my nails short.
11. I met Santa in Lapland in 2012, I thought I'd die with joy & excitement! :D
12. I used to wear glasses until I was 16-17.
13. I haven't decided whether I'll go to the cinema to see "50 Shades of Grey" or wait til the DVD comes out and watch at home. 
14. My favorite photography categories are night photography and black & white. 
15. I love having candles burning around in the house.
16. Ironing clothes relaxes me.
17. I call Pickles "mamma's punk" because of his curly mohawk on his back.
18. I'm not a fan of sci-fi, western & vampire books and movies.
19. I never make shopping lists, packing lists.. any kind of lists.
20. When I was living in Ireland I was an avid watcher of How Clean Is Your House?
21. I'm currently reading "Naked Prey", from John Sandford's The Prey series.
22. I always send holiday postcards to close family and friends.
23. I've never been to the toilet in an airplane.
24. I don't have any tattoos.
25. My favorite color combination is burgundy-grey.
26. I don't smoke.
27. I love pancakes. With Nutella.
28. I can swim.
29. I love spicy food.
30. But I can't eat sushi and sea food.
31. I love watermelon.
32. I've never been a fan of Tom Cruise.
33. My favorite McDonalds food is the sweet-sour chicken wrap, but it's been months since I last ate there.
34. I don't sing in the shower.
35. I hate the word "ooomph" (as in "this spray ooomphs your hair).
36. I'm using the same nail clipper since 2006, I got it from Norway, from the souvenir shop I used to work in. Has little trolls on it and still works just fine.
37. I love having massages.
38. I don't work out. Shame, I know.
39. I don't tan easily.
40. I hate it when I see parents letting their kids tease dogs (or any other animals).
41. I love the smell of my hubby's hair wax, so I sometimes just open the box and have a sniff.
42. It's been 3 years since I got married.
43. I don't like sweet floral scented perfumes.
44. Mojito and Sex On The Beach are my favorite cocktails. 
45. I wish I could paint or write.
46. After watching too many CSIs & Criminal Minds, I figured I'd love to be a detective, or work in forensics, etc, but wouldn't have the guts.
47. I don't like opera & musicals that much.
48. I love taking baths and soak in warm water & bubble bath & all, but unfortunately, despite having 2 bathrooms in the house, they're the shower-only kind.
49. I love the atmosphere in airports.
50. This winter I want to go hunting for the Northern Lights again.

Aaaaand that concludes the tag! Phew! It took a few good hours to write this, since I blanked a couple of times and had to take a break. Watched America's Next Top Model meanwhile.. have a good weekend y'all!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Curly C. (And A Question)

Aloha, people of the internet! I have a question related to photo sizes and posting/uploading - does it happen to you as well that you take a picture, it's all clear and sharp and nice (PS or not) as viewed on your computer, and then as soon as you put it up in Facebook or Blogger it loses the clarity, the sharpness goes away as well and it's just simply not as good as the original - if this does happen to you (I know FB is master in changing quality and resolutions), how do you deal with it? Is there a "perfect" size for uploading? 'cause I've tried resizing, cropping, I've even read "tips and tricks" and.. nada.. I'm still having issues with the quality after uploading. Thoughts?

Sunset From The 13th Floor!

Why from the 13th floor? Because that's where my host in Sweden, Ana, lives, in a biiiig building that consists of, if I remember correctly, 22 floors. So the view from her balcony is simply spectacular!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Streets And Buildings Of Stockholm

This is now a certain fact - I love Stockholm! Luckily for me it's here "around the corner" so I can always go again! And I will, for sure!