Spring-ish Update

Hello All….

I was planning to have this post be, well, posted back in January or early February, but obviously this didn’t happen. Aside from the New Years Resolution post and a couple others over the last year, I know its been quite for some time on this site between posts. Well, I have moved from the Southwest back to the Northwest of the United states in part is because that the “status quo” in my life had to be changed. Plus people were trying to “keep” in Arizona or I should say that people are/were expecting me on staying in Southern Arizona for the rest of my life.

Multi level Rocks with foliage.
Here are some multi level rocks located near Lily Lake at the south end of Fallen Leaf Lake, South Lake Tahoe, CA.

One thing that I’m going to try to do is to finish school in the Northwest. I’m going to try to buy a house while I’m finishing school. I’ve been looking for a bit of time, but haven’t really found a house that “feel” that “right” house to buy.

Knock on wood that I may or would have a new place by the end of summer. I, generally, know what type of place that I want to buy but finding it is another thing altogether. Though, one thing I would like or need a place that is big enough for a dog and for myself.

A Dead Tree in a Valley along a road from Virginia City, Nevada.
A Dead Tree in a Valley along a road from Virginia City, Nevada.

Updates Since January:

I took a class this last winter quarter but I didn’t have a good study habits, though my studying habits changed midway through the term. I did register for a class for the spring term but decided to drop it because I wasn’t able to properly have things setup a site properly. The subject of class is / was focused on developing themes for and customizing WordPress. Knock on wood that it would be offered again at some point again but I’m not holding out any hope that it would be offered again in the Fall term.

It didn’t help that I wasn’t in a good mindset to do homework for the last week because I concerted on my now dead dog (see the post here – opens in a new window).

One of my dogs that I had since 2014 had died back on the last weekend of March. Rogue died because of severe case of arthritis which affected his lower back and legs. Now without having a dog around I found myself bored and feeling “listless” as to what to do with my free time.

One thing I miss doing is going out and driving to places with my camera; since I can’t really do that until the stay in place is lifted in Oregon and California. Since I’m basically stuck inside which I’m doing some “spring” cleaning around my place.

This is a mountain peek located near Virginia City, Nevada.
This is a mountain peek located near Virginia City, Nevada.

The way things would look like is that it would be at least before I could go out for a drive with my camera. The places that I want to go to is Mt. Hood and parts of eastern Oregon.

One thing that I wanted to do but never did before the “stay at home” order here in Oregon was to travel to the beach or to trails around the Portland Metro. Obviously, I’m going to wait til things are more open to about the same levels before things closed down because of the pandemic. What I mean is that I should have and could have traveled around the region in January and February to take Photos – lots of photos. Whether if its on a trail, downtown Portland or around Vancouver, WA. and I didn’t do it where I didn’t want to go out at all for some reason. I know that’s a very lame reason.

There is a little more that I want to say but I’ll do another post at some latter time. I don’t want to jink things for the next six weeks or so.

New Years Resolution(s)

For the last several years I haven’t done any New Year’s Resolutions since I wasn’t in any position to follow through with any resolutions that I thought of. Though, I do have a couple of New Years Resolution that I want to do and to follow through this coming year.

A Quarter Moon taken one evening in March 2017.
A Quarter Moon taken one evening in March 2017.
  • Start taking classes again – I’ve already registered for two;
  • Blogging more on this site;
  • Take More Photographs in Oregon and Southwest Washington;
  • Travel – Road Trips in Oregon, State of Washington, and Northern California when possible;
  • Look for and buy a house by the time summer arrives this year – if possible of if at all;
  • Possibly remove myself from social media at some point this year (Instagram, Facebook, etc.);
  • Maybe create videos and share on this site by the way of drone – depends on where I can use the drone if I get one;
  • I may start a podcast of some kind but not sure.

There are a couple of other items that I thought of adding to the above list but it is just a matter of time before things could pan out later the year.

I want to do all of the stuff on this list, but I could see myself doing several of those things on the above list. But then I could nothing at all expect for going back to college.

Importing Old Posts

I’ve imported the posts from my old blog that I had at this domain when it was active from 2002 to 2011. There are few post’s that I’ve imported that had photographs that won’t show up at all – for some reason those photographs became corrupted.

One thing that I’ve noticed between all the posts is that my writing style had or has changed. All I have to do now is to go through all the post’s to see how they look and what not.

Though, I’m most likely going to wait til after the first of the year when I settle into a new place. Plus, I want to have a second larger display to show the back-end of this site when I do.

Bye for now…

Peter

Having Friends after 30

The article and tweet below from Vox.com seems rather true in some ways for me anyway. Though, it is from a women’s perspective / point of view rather from a guy’s point of view and for some reason I could relate to a few parts of the article written.

Sharing a Tweet….

Below is a tweet that I wrote on Twitter and I wanted to share on this site. Please leave a comment below if you like. I would like to expand on how I take videos and I want to show different viewpoints while filming video’s.

Ideas and Thoughts for Posts

Some sunlight on some trees and tops of shrubs in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Some sunlight on some trees and tops of shrubs in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

I have had in the past some and many thoughts about topics to post on this site and when I would sit down to write these ideas – they come across as half-baked thoughts, ideas. I would start writing down these ideas and I would get to a point where I would pause to consider where I could continue on with the thoughts for the post but I wouldn’t past this one point. I would leave these posts as drafts and or I would cut these posts completely.

I would toy with these thoughts for a few days or for some time and majority of the time I would just abandon the post ideas completely. These ideas would be half-baked at best and they would just be a waste of words and space on this blog and in general.

I took this in the late afternoon and very early evening in September 2014.
I took this in the late afternoon and very early evening in September 2014.

Though, I’ve wanted to share a fair amount of photographs that I took in 2014 and 2014. For some reason I’m would, having some lack of follow through about uploading photographs that I took. Part of the problem is that I don’t want to go through and update all the meta data that’s included in the Photographs that I took during this time. I know I could and can use Adobe Bridge to do this with a bunch of photographs at one time and I want to wait until I have more computer memory installed before I update and change the meta data on lot of photographs.

You could some of the photographs that I took as featured images or inserted in posts during the last year or so. Getting back on topic – I want to write real posts or short of a length of page while working in a document for a class but I seem to come up short on more positive topics to write about. If I write a good lengthy post that it seems a negative type of post which I’m tired of writing and thinking about doing; or I could be complaining or sound like that I’m complaining in some way.

A Narrative Story

For some time I’ve been having – what could be or is a narrative type story going through my mind recently. It’s a type a of story that doesn’t have a person to person interaction.

This is the south end of Fallen Leaf Lake at twilight.
This is the south end of Fallen Leaf Lake at twilight.

It is a story that takes place in point of time in about 50 to 60 years from now and it would be one of those events that would or could change the course of history – in the case future history of the planet. It would happen to take place when the planet is visibly dying and there isn’t much time left to have generational ships leave the planet to seed other habitual planets in nearby systems.

What has been circulation around my mind is a broad event where there are at least 4 to 6 older space fairing species that would visit the planet to look for someone who’s from a much older time but not old enough to be considered a part of the “first ones” – a term coined in Babylon 5.

There would also be some elements from other TV shows that have been off the air for some time. When I think of setting for this one event I imagine elements from various shows that had been on the air in the last 15 years.

The part of the problem is that I’m having trouble flushing out the details of this story that I have – I see the big overall picture – it’s just the interaction between people and the sequence of events that lead up to this point and the sequence after this one point.

If and when I would sit down to write something about this narrative that I have been thinking about – I probably would get a draft of all the little details and filled into the story.

I’m not in a conducive environment to write a good thought out story of this nature.

The comments should be open for those who want to know more….

Later, Peter

Sorting Photographs

Hopefully during the next two weeks I would be sorting and possibly adding some photographs that I’ve taken the last two years on to this blog. I know in the past I would post photos and don’t and I’m planning to now. I doubt that I would be able to upload all the photo’s that I’ve taken over the two years. Granted, I doubt that I would be uploading all the photo’s – fraction of the photos would be uploaded.

There are a number of photo’s that I took with my phone which I’m planning to put up as a few regular posts on this site. I may do a sample gallery then link to the rest of the photos; but, I may not do this – depends on what I upload to the blog.

I’ll be posting something when I’m done sorting and editing the photos.

An Unexpected Trip

Well, things have changed for worse over the last few days, to the point where I would myself and my brother would be taking a road trip to Lake Tahoe. Which would be another one year apart from our last trip there.

The circumstances of this road trip which changed our plans of going sooner. We will be there for about a month or two, before we head to Utah for a bit of time. There is one good thing about going sooner is that I’m able to take more photographs all around Lake Tahoe. Along with other points of interest in the region. Well, possible points of interests in the region.

Though, it doesn’t help that I have three weeks left of university classes for the summer term.

Anyways, I would be spending some more time at Lake Tahoe for a bit longer than last year – which is a good thing. Assuming I would be able to get the car fixed as soon as possible.

This post was prompted by a daily prompt called Road Tripping. (I know this post is a few days later than I wanted to post on the web.)

Then, most likely we will be coming back to the northwest to do a few things before heading to Utah for a bit.

 

In the above are three routes that I might take to reach South Lake Tahoe, California. For some reason I’ve like to take road trips to Lake Tahoe during the summer months. Though, time does fly when I’m at Lake Tahoe which is a pain of the backside to no end when I was growing up in California.

Photograph taken from the Mt. Shasta View Point turn out.
Taken from the Mt. Shasta View point turn out on south bound Interstate 5 in Northern California.

Time flies

Time sure as passed quickly over the last two months and it just seemed like that school had started for the term. Yet, now finals are just a couple of weeks away. During this time my disposition has improved to some degree for reasons that I don’t want to say here. Anyway, I’m hoping that this term is better in regards to my grades at school than the last two terms at school.

I haven’t done well one class per term for each of the last two terms – where I didn’t or wasn’t able to handle a “full” load at University. Which is puzzling because I was able to handle a full load of classes in the past. Though, between the time I stopped school in 2007 and starting in 2012 I think that my learning styles have changed from being able to handle a full load of classes to concentrating on two or three class depending if I’m at a community college or at a university. I have some backup plans if things don’t work out with the school I’m at.

Anyway, during this last month and half my car broke down and I’m unable to get it fixed yet. I’m trying to get money lined up to get it fixed. Since the broke down I have been using the bus during this time to get to school. Which I needed to schedule(d) my time better in regards to doing homework and other things with my life. Also, in this time I have lost some weight and I’m very slowly getting back to the weight that I was years ago. My health is getting better though ever since getting back to a 4 year University.

Enough about my weight and health for now.

With school, it looks like that I would be done with school in about 1 and a half years to 2 years from now. Though, I did change my degree from a Business Major to an Urban Studies degree.

Anyway, hopefully I’ll be posting some more stuff soon. Later…

No updates

This blog will be quiet for a few more weeks while I finish the school term, and I might post something while there is a break between terms.

Later…..

Peter

New Year Resolutions for 2014

Below are my New Year Resolutions for 2014 which are relatively basic to have and to follow:

1) Study better for the classes that I’m taking at University
2) look for and apply for a few jobs and try to get a part-time job
3) try to lose some weight and get a bit healthier
4) Upload and Post photographs that I took at Lake Tahoe to flickr.com and to this blog, so I could share pictures of Lake Tahoe and of Rogue and Lolo while there.
5) backup my computer more often (this is something that I shouldn’t share – maybe) even though I do backup my computer a few times a year.
6) Get a new computer – either a laptop or a new/used desktop computer for studying.

I just need to follow though on most – preferably following though of all these above items to have the next year-end on a high note. Also, to get out the negative thoughts (having pessimistic thoughts or being pessimistic about a lot of things) that I have had.

There is a good chance that I will post an update to this post in December 2014 on what I have completed and what I have not even finished by the end of year (2014).

Good luck on the New Year to those who read this post.

Peter