Obsessed to bored in about half a second…

I’m weird like that…
On a good day, I’m just a wee bit obsessive compulsive, a tiny bit neurotic, and usually you can find me going from obsessed to bored in about a half a second.  Living with Louise can be really exciting, or a little scary depending on the day.  Sometimes it’s easier to talk about Louise in the third person, that way I don’t hurt her feelings when I tell you how she is, frickin’ crazy!  Don’t you think most creative people are this way – are you? Maybe I just like to tell myself these kinds of  things to make myself, Louise, feel better; she’s a little fragile you know. 
Like I said, “I’m weird like that”…
Whatever I am, I am.  I tell you all this to say, I’m a little bored.  I’m not bored with you, blogging, cooking, or even photography, but I’m just ready to try something new. I simply adore being around creative people and online I am often inspired by my friend  Urban Muser. She is always linking up to creativity projects around the web. Thanks to her,  I’m trying out my skills with iphone photography and linking up to 52 Weeks of Happiness.  Easy enough, just take pictures of things that make you wildly happy. 
What makes Louise wildly happy?  Food and Flapjack.

This last weekend I hit the Irvine farmer’s market (the farmer’s market always makes me happy) with a group of food bloggers, then it was off to Food Bloggers Los Angeles to party it up in Erika’s Kitchen.  I had an iphone, my Canon 40D, and a Flip camera… did I mention I want to shoot videos too? 
Would you watch? Really… would you?
The rest of the pictures are from my Canon 40D, the pictures of the figs are my favorite – indoors, natural light (“almost” no styling – I couldn’t help myself).
What makes you happy? Take a picture and post it on Satisfied’s facebook wall.



hand of Rustic Garden Bistro





Fresh Figs on Parmesan Crackers from 2broadsabroad



8 comments… add one
  • urban muser May 26, 2011, 1:43 am

    these pictures are amazing. it's hard to pick a favorite. thanks for the shout out! i am glad i've inspired you a little bit 🙂 now, if only i could cook like you…

  • Renee Fontes May 26, 2011, 4:19 am

    Stunning my friend! I thought I was the crazy one…oh hey, I saw they are putting in a new restaurant in Orange/Anaheim Hills called Flapjacks. Do you think they serve Goldendoodles

  • highplainsdrifters May 26, 2011, 12:37 pm

    I never say "omg," but omg, that's a beautiful dog! And I should know, having shared my home with the Guiness Book of World Records title holder in the Beautiful Dog category. Not to brag. Well, actually, yes, to brag. The only problem with my dogs is, their two-legged mate is the Guiness Book of World Records title holder for World's Worst Photographer. But we all need a fault, yeah? Like those Persian rugs with one bad knot, because earthly perfection would be an insult to God. At least, I think that's the theory. At any rate (at any rate? remember that George Carlin bit?), outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. Time flies like an arrow, and fruit flies like bananas. Happy weekend!

  • Lentil Breakdown May 27, 2011, 4:11 am

    Obsessive…compulsive…bored? Did I give you permission to out me on your blog? Cool shots, chica!

  • Joanne May 28, 2011, 3:42 pm

    I totally talk about myself in the third person. So it's all cool.

    These photos are gorgeous! Love how each one is styled differently!

  • Life with Kaishon May 29, 2011, 3:34 am

    So awesome. I love all the mediums you used to shoot with. My goal last week was to shoot the pretty cherries I bought. I ate them all before I could shoot them. Fail! Darn it!

  • Kim May 30, 2011, 7:50 pm

    Embrace your happiness!!! And yes, I would watch a video with you in it.

    I'm trying to "find my voice" and try something new, too. My trouble is that I always seem to run out of time before I actually "do" anything!!!

    Beautiful photos; always lovely to see you.

    [K]

  • Quyen - Kitchen Runway June 14, 2011, 5:41 am

    Of course I would watch your video! Flapjack is such a happy and beautiful dog! Glad we're on the same page about what makes us wildly happy: food & our dogs! xoxo!

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