Can’t hide

I used to keep a daily journal on the LiveJournal site. It still exists (the journal) since I purchased a Permanent Account years ago. I still update it periodically, but on a whole I’m too busy living life to really write about it daily. I wish I did still update regularly, though, since its fun to go back and read where I was on a given day. Plus, I made a lot of really good friends on the LJ site, and I’d like to keep in touch better.

The problem with writing sometimes is that you lose a person’s emotional reactions as they tell a story. You can’t see a smile or hear a laugh. You can’t see the tears rolling down their cheeks as they recount something that happened. So to compensate, I would try to augment my writing with smilies or “LOL” or things like *wink* to help bring a story to life. (I probably should have relied more on my writing style than that, but its a journal… I could/can do what I want.) I wanted to try to make it more like I was speaking the story than writing it.

I can’t hide my emotions very well. If I am happy, you’ll see it in my eyes or in a big smile. I love to smile! If I am upset, I might not come out with it, but you’ll know as I withdraw. My husband can always tell when I am upset, because I get quiet. Even when we chat via IM, he can just tell in how I type when my mood is down.

I’m non-confrontational. If I am upset with a person, or I just want to be left alone, you’ll see it in how I interact with you. I’ll be stand-off-ish. I might refuse to look you in the eye. I don’t WANT to show how I feel, but I can’t hide it either. I refuse to be fake, and even if I force a smile it’ll never reach my eyes.

Be it in text or in person, I find it hard not to convey my emotions. Perhaps that’s not always best, but at least I am true to  myself.


NaBloPoMo October 2012Post based on today’s NaBloPoMo prompt:
Are you good at hiding your feelings or is your face an open book?

Looking ahead 31 days

Fall leavesOctober 1st. August seemed to drag, but September was over in the blink of an eye. Now its October, and I have no doubt it’ll pass even quicker.

I love fall. Absolutely love it. Right now I have the windows open, listening to rain falling gently, tree frogs chirping. It’s 60° at the moment, and the breeze feels wonderful. I have fall decorations up inside and outside, and tonight I flipped on the fireplace insert. I didn’t turn any heat on, but the glow just seemed right.

Fall means pumpkin patches, corn mazes, Oktoberfest, and football. It means fun socks, sweaters, and pumpkin spiced lattes. Ghost stories and horror flicks make for fun thrills.

It means my parent’s wedding Anniversary is just around the corner, and some very special birthdays aren’t far behind.

I luckily should have two or three photoshoots this month. My husband’s schedule is quite full this month as well. My parents may be visiting later in the month, which is always a treat. And speaking of treats…


I think I have my costume figured out. I just have to make sure one key component still fits. I’ll admit it: I’m always excited about Halloween!

I’m also participating in NaBloMo this month. (National Blog Posting Month) I hope it will help me get back on track with blogging regularly.  I rarely post about the day’s prompt, but I like a lot of the prompts I see this month. The theme is “Mask” which should be fun. Since, when I think mask, I think hiding something or yourself. Exploring the many things one may hide will be interesting.

Welcome to October! Please don’t be in any hurry to leave… lets enjoy the month and its many treats it brings.

Weekly Winners (Sept 10 – 29)

Started by the lovely Lotus, Weekly Winners is a fun little thing bloggers do to showcase some of their favorite photos from the previous week.

Visit Lotus’ site and check out her various entries, and find other participants. See some amazing photos brought to you by bloggers around the world. Leave a little love when you do — its like food for the soul!


Photos taken using my Droid Razr, Nikon Coolpix L20 or Sony DSLR A230.
View all of my photos on my Flickr stream.


So… way over a week’s worth of photos. And fair warning… spider photo near the end. I almost didn’t share it, but I like it too much not to share.

Battle of the Bell
Flag corp in sync.
Battle of the Bell
Not my greatest shot, but I thought it was a cute catch nonetheless.
Kyle Field
Kyle Field with its new SEC badges.
Texas sunset
A Texas sunset taken from a moving vehicle from the passenger seat through the driver’s side window.
315: The USS LST 325
Letting out a little water.
The USS LST 325
WWII ship… The USS LST 325.
316: Performers Only
Performers Only
Opry lights
Beams of light.
Opry dressing room reflection
Opry dressing room reflection
318: Mocha and fun socks
Mocha and fun socks… oh yes, its fall!
321: Out by Old Hickory
Out by Old Hickory.
306: Black widow
Yes, that is a Black Widow spider.
Rhythm in Wine
I kinda love my new wine glass.
324: Stems
Stem and base.


The wife of a touring musician tells it like she sees it…

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