Saturday, November 26, 2011


much like wooderson in "dazed and confused" i went back and relived a bit of high school this weekend.

my old high school was playing for the football state championship. when i was in high school, our team only won one game, so i was excited to root for my alma mater when we actually had a chance to win, and for an important game no less.

even though over a decade has passed, it was funny how easily i slipped into the same routine i followed in high school. being on the yearbook staff, most of the time i would find myself on the sidelines taking pictures of the plays, players and fans. sitting in the stands this weekend, i found myself feeling out of place. within a matter of minutes i left the stands and started walking around the stadium looking for the best angle with the best light. i'm sure there were those in the stands watching the game, reliving their glory days playing on the football team. well, i was no different. this weekend i relived my glory days as a yearbook staff photographer. this weekend also made me thankful for the digital technology we now have, as i don't think i ever took any "great" football pics with film back in the day.

rose hill ended up winning 21-0 becoming the 4A state champs!

...and that's cool...all right, all right, all right.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

a la [cart]

wichita just got a lot more urban, hipper, and tastier. we've moved up from hot dog carts to taco trailers. now, although we have a long long way to go before catching up with portland or austin, i love seeing more carts like this showing up around downtown.

if you're able to find this trailer, i recommend the carne asada taco's.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

i love [karaoke] in the fall

celebrating the birthday of a friend, karaoke-ing the night away was the perfect excuse to dust off the camera.

not only did i enjoy capturing the wonderful faces people make while singing along to bonnie tyler and ben folds, i was also reminded that night, we're entering my favorite time of year. the sun is still out, illuminating the colors autumn provides, but a jacket is needed to hide you from the increasing hint of winter. the time of year where you find yourself tempted inside by the promise of a fireplace and the warmth of a cup of coffee. scarves start their slow migration from storage spaces onto suits and smocks. dinners become gravy laden and desserts oven baked. a time perfectly fit to focus on friends and family.

i was also reminded that night, why i never got a record deal. i did discover however, i do a great rendition of "mahna-mahna".