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Friday, January 01, 2010


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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

~99 things meme~

instructions.....items in YELLOW are those things I have done...

1. Started your own blog.

2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to Disney World / Land - Both
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis – had one for a pet…princess fanny namaste’
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped - aw, hell-to-the-no
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child.
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.
18. Grown your own vegetables.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train.
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill.
24. Built a snow fort .
25. Held a lamb.
26. Gone skinny dipping.
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset - yes to both
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise.
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors.
35. Been to Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant.
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance.
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling.
52. Kissed in the rain.
53. Played in the mud.
54. Gone to a drive-in theater.
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business.
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma.
65. Gone sky diving.
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check .
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guard in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury.
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee


Thursday, January 15, 2009

~yeah....i bawled like a baby from happiness~

Saturday, January 03, 2009

~my loving mother....~

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Thursday, January 01, 2009

~happy new yr!~

Sunday, November 30, 2008

~11298:YIP~...new baby degu's~

new babies...
have not named them yet.....
not even sure what sex they are....

they are DEGU's....
originally from Chili S. America....
can live up to 13 yrs in captivity....
usually 8-9.

cute a lil buttons.....VERY social......can die of broken heart if alone... =(

very smart too....& quite the little chatterbugs too.

kinda like squirrels in that respect.....have a noise for everything....
it shall be a learning experience for me...
& i am looking forward to it.... =)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

~happy howeverucelebratethisday all ~

being native american...
i dont celebrate this day in the same light as most of you ....

i do give thanx tho for my health, friends, & my furkids =)

be safe out there in your celebrations & travels....k?

Saturday, November 08, 2008

~be prepared to faint from the cuteness!~


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

~proud to say ....~

~proud to say ....~
Originally uploaded by ~mintas.fotos~
still digesting that very moving speech...
& the image of this nations first non-Caucasian first family ...
what a beautiful thing to see...

i for one ....
am very excited to see what changes this nation will be experiencing....

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Monday, November 03, 2008

~i'm still around....ru?~

yeah...i know...my blogging as of late ...sux ...
call it depression..
call it loss of mojo,,,
& i am not referring to pixies pup...

call it what u will...
but it seems i am happier taking foto's ..
or reading than writing these days...

still not job...
not really been looking so....i really shouldnt complain...
i was all gun-ho about it all for a while there...
but lost my momentum after all the no answers...rejection letters & stalling by recruiters....

not sure what the fuck i am going to do .....

& lets not even get started talkin about my fucked up family...
not my dad...
he seems to be the only one back there who has any sort of decorum...manners...common courtesy...
but the rest of em?
big ole box of crazy......

& i' m not interested in lookin in side....
unpackin it...
or even lifting the damn thing into the house...
it can stay at the curb for all i care...
& get taken to the dump with the rest of the garbage around here...

off to look for a yobby...clean the house & maye take some fotos....
toodles poodles..

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

~10158:YIP... i find myself strangely drawn to this little bear~

Textures....faint pumkins...& the same orangy one i used in: a witch's work is never done ... are by GHOSTBONES .
dude...u know u rock the textures....

This strange little kitteh-teddy bear is my first attempt at a method i found last nite during yet another insomniac filled nite......

u can find a set of what i was going after here:

viamoi's S2 uber kewl method

initially, i saw Kim's kewl interpretation of how the santa ana winds in cali are drying her out here: i've cracked
which of course took me over to ghostbones great textures.......& in one of his sets...i found a conversation going on re textures....so off to the textures for layers discussions to get lost for a while.....
& up & out of it all .....eventually popped ViaMois stream.....

seriously the kewlest shite i have seen around flickr in a long time......
& u know me?.....
had to try it =)

so i started a pot of coffee.....took a few fotos....& started a 3 hours process...
of course because mercury has one more day to fuck w/ all our electronics?

PS dumped my efforts 1/2 way thru ...
(((yes...i saved each step of the way .......THE SECOND TIME AROUND>>BAH!))

....hope u enjoy ....i know i LUV LUV LUV this time of yr ...like a little kid loves christmas.....((which i abhore ....))

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

~up ...up...& away~

~up ...up...& away~
Originally uploaded by ~mintas.fotos~
this past fri sat...
Jeanne & i loaded mitsy up ((as if we were going for a week...but i digress))...
& drove 1400 miles round trip ....(4 hours on the way back in sideways pouring rain))....

to the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque......

because the weather canceled the Saturday eve glow session i wished we had an opportunity to stay another day....

but.....i'll take what i get...
it was a wonderful day nonetheless....
the morning mass ascension was something everyone should get the chance to experience.......

approx 700 balloons took off within a few hours time....

there were soooooooo many people.....
beautiful people too...
i still cannot put my finger on it without sounding mean to those who live in phx...

but ....there was an air of creativity....
a comfortableness in differences among those who were at the fiesta.
now...that could be attributed to type of event it was....
perhaps balloons attract creative, colourful attractive people?

regardless.....i enjoyed it....=)
pretty balloons...
pretty people.....

there u have it......come on over to my flickr site to see lots more balloons......

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Monday, September 29, 2008

~9288:YIP~... fresh floors~

Mercury is retrograde....
In short?...
The planet MERCURY.. isn’t movin forward..

in fact?...he’s now moving backwards, and will continue doing so for the next few weeks.

Stuff in your life that will get f*cked with?
Contracts will have to be reworked.

If an ex starts to manifest themselves in your life (in thought word & deed….)

...don’t play into whatever it is that you may be thinking is a “better deal”…look at it as a way to get a better solution this time around. DO NOT START things...

FINISH SHIT on your list!!!!….
call those people you have put off…
arrange for whatever it is that needs to be fixed….
((but don’t expect it to be the fix you think it should be…lol))

most of all?
Be patient….
with your electronics…
your friends…
your family…
& most of all?...strangers =)

***gracias pixie **

Friday, September 19, 2008

~because Leesa said so.....~

Start with your name: Minta

If your ex REALLY needed you at 3 am, would you go to his/her house? sure....its not good Karma to turn ones back...

When was the last time you wanted to punch someone in their face?
its been quite a while..

What are the last three things you spent money on?
candles, groceries, bills for the house.

What was the last thing you cried about?
my PhD journey...

Could you go a day without eating?

Have you ever kissed anyone whose name started with a J?
Jon, Jeff, Julie, =)

Do you smoke weed regularly?

Drugs are bad?
illegal ones?....or prescription?...weed is fine...hard drugs not so much.

Has anyone ever told you they're in love with you?

When was the last time you were disappointed?
today....as much as i try to live "no expectations, no disappointments, no regrets"

Has a girl ever seriously punched you?

What was the last thing you put in your mouth?

Have you kissed two different people in one night?

Is it easy for others to make you feel awkward?

In the past week have you felt stupid?

Have you ever been outside completely naked?
yes...often in the back yard...under the moon. =)

What would happen if you had a baby with the last person you kissed?
it'd be a cute one

Who did you text the most yesterday?
Chris Brown

What were you doing at 10pm Friday night?
friday nite is movie nite w/ stuart.

What are your plans for today?
foto's , clean house, movie w/ stuart, visit bank

Could you go the rest of your life without smoking a cigarette?

What was the last reason you went to the doctor for?
kidney stones.

What is the last thing you yelled aloud?
Bella, stay inside the gate....at the puppy park last nite.

What do you think of when you think of Australia?
my cousins.

Do you have any gay/lesbian friends?

Have you ever kissed the last person you texted?
yes....as a greeting.

What's one action you do when you're really nervous?
wring my hands.

Would you rather give up the computer or the TV?

Do you find yourself saying mean things to people over the internet that you wouldn't say to their face?
nope...i live my life being able to say it in person...or not at all.

One word that explains perfectly how you feel at the moment?

What did the last text message you received say?
fantastic...i am so excited!!

Do you care if people hate you for no reason?

How hard is your life right now?
could be better....financially. but its not hard.

Have you ever taken anyone for granted?

~y do i do this to myself.....y cant i walk away....~

got the rejection /not really a rejection letter today from th OK Cherokee Nation re: my PPD in Native American Mothers.

the good / bad / worse news:

the worse...

~ the school term ended.....thus the imaginary previously talked about "deadline" has come and gone"

the bad news...

~ OK Cherokee Nation disallowed my study for approval...

the good news...

~ there are a few misunderstandings ( in their reading of it) .... they asked me to revise & resubmit.
~ my PhD school liason seemed to be able to registered me for the next term....

so...the ball is in my court...
i could accept the letter....( with the multiple listings of reasons why they rejected the study) & walk away...the whole journey ( 3 yrs, comps, 2 yrs writing proposal & getting rejected) is over....officially a PhD ABD (all but published...many many of us out there in the world)


because school is under the understanding that OK is still in the process of deciding ....

i could....
feasibly revise & resubmit before the next term starts, therefore officially still be in a waiting status when the next term starts...

yeah...i know.....
i know that u know that i know i am not the kind to go down without a fight....
so ...
what are u doing this weekend?...wanna come over & help me rewrite this fuckin 120 page doc?