New Camera!

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Guess what? I was gifted a new camera! (From the bestest of common law roomies, Mr. Piero.) I’d been wanting a new one for a while because my old one was… well, old.

And the new one is JUST THE GREATEST. It’s the Sony a6000, the best mirrorless DSLR on the market. (I now know some things about cameras.) I can now be a camera nerd and, like, collect expensive lenses or crouch down in the middle of the sidewalk to awkwardly get a better angled shot, or whatever camera nerds do.

My photos so far may not be THE GREATEST but they’re getting there! I had a bit of a realization a few weeks ago that the reason I don’t post on Project Yum very much right now is because really I just want a blog with photos. It kind of stresses me out having to come up with stuff to say. Anyway, I might explain that at greater length some other time, but for now, I wanted to share some photos that I’ve taken so far. (Many Ben glamour shots included, of course.) Enjoy!

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Sleepy Kitty Sunday – July 20, 2014

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Happy Sunday!

We went on a bit of an apartment reorganizing and rearranging spree last weekend. It all started with me saying, “maybe we could put the couch by the window at some point…” and then all of a sudden the whole day had passed, we’d made an Ikea trip, lugged things both into and out of our storage locker, and the apartment looked WAY bigger and totally different.

The green carpet is one of the things that journeyed out of the storage locker and I think Benny boy is the happiest about this. He loves sitting on the comfy carpet and grabbing it in his claws.

We still have some purchases to make to finish our apartment redo (unless anyone has a random chest/blanket box/ottoman with storage laying around? Yeah, I didn’t think so.) but so far I am really liking the new set up. Much more space and natural light. And of course, the cat likes it, so naturally that’s the most important.

Big Ben the cat on the green carpet

Sleepy Kitty Sunday – May 11, 2014

Piero and BenGuys, I don’t know what I’m doing with this blog right now!!! I have been so crazy busy. But I really do want to be posting.

I’m just in a place where I’m finding it really hard to get everything done that I want to. Including making any kind of interesting food for myself. My lunches have involved a lot of microwaved frozen broccoli. Agh.

This year, one of my resolutions was to learn about mindfulness so that I don’t get like this and lose track of all my goals and end up feeling super unproductive. And I have been letting that slip for the past month or so. I need to get back to it. And back to posting. I seriously have recipes from March sitting on my computer unposted still. Continue reading