Monday, October 3, 2011

1,000 Views and Growing!


Well, my blog is certainly getting more hits than I expected. Since my first post on August 23, I've accumulated a bit over 1,000 views. Thank you to everyone who is taking their time to take a look and be sure to share the blog with all of your friends and family! Also, make sure to check out my flickr for additional photos and to like my facebook page if your are on facebook!

I've also been here for over a month at this point. Time is passing at a faster and faster rate. Each day is busier than the last, and one seems to blend into the next. So much has happened, but I'll just pay extra attention to the more prominent things in my mind.

This past Saturday, Afrojack (a relatively well-known DJ here in Europe and throughout the world) was playing in Rome. Of course I wasn't going to miss the opportunity. After a three hour bus ride, we had arrived. I've heard that pick pocketing was bad in Rome, but I didn't know it was that bad. As I was walking towards the guard to give him my ticket, I reached into my pocket to pull my ticket out. Literally, as soon as I had taken it out of my pocket I felt it slip out of my hand. I turned and saw three kids looking suspicious as ever. I confronted them, but I wasn't feeling exactly safe, so to speak. I turned around to see if any of my friends were with me and as soon as I turned around, no one was to be seen. Well... lesson certainly learned. Dumb move on my part, but the scalpers were more than happy to offer me another ticket.

Eventually, after all of the drama, I made it into the club. Afrojack played an AMAZING show. Really. I've never been into dancing or any of that, but it was pretty fun to just let go for the night. It was pretty crazy, to say the least. By the end of the night, my shirt was literally soaked and my hair was dripping; I looked like I just swam in a pool with all of my clothes on. Sadly, we had to say goodbye and head back to firenze (though, admittedly, it isn't very sad to leave Rome and head back to our Villa in firenze).

Eventually, we made it back - just in time for sun rise. I probably left that tiny detail out. We got on the bus at 7PM. We arrived back in firenze at 8am. Thankfully I had the rest of the day to sleep in and I managed to do most of my homework before we left.

That was my weekend, for the most part. Exams are coming up in 2 weeks, not to mention the essays and homework are building up, or at least, multiplying. I was out shooting today, but I only got one shot. The rest of the time was spent taking some video for my video, which I plan to make one of these days. Regardless, here's one more for the archives:

I've had some ideas for new pictures. I have quite a few locations that I feel would be amazing for some portrait shoots. I haven't done any portraits, definitely miss doing them. That is next on my list to do, as well as some traveling to some new photo spots. Lots to do and time is certainly dwindling at a frightening rate. I was concerned about the trip lasting too long, now I'm concerned about it not lasting long enough. Oh well, such is life. Regardless, I can already see that this is an experience of a lifetime. I know that it is certainly changing who I am, for the better. I'm pretty excited to see how I evolve by the time the semester abroad ends.

Well, hope you enjoyed reading and thank you all for taking a look at my blog! It's you, the readers, who keep me writing. Just like a band is nothing without it's fans, my blog is nothing without you readers.


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