Monday, January 30

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We moved from our rehearsal space into our performance space. Twice the size. We’re gonna need a bigger boat.

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I am so freaking excited about theatre!!!

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The Big House: Ataloa Theatre, inside the gorgeous Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

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Sunday, January 29—Or, “Best of 2011”

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My favorite photos from my 2011 Portfolio. All were taken with my Canon T2i, unless otherwise noted.

Zoo Stories:

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My 2-year-old nephew, Brogan, discovers science. The world was never the same.

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From a pictorial I did for Knit Simple Magazine.

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Taken with the Hipstamatic App on iPhone 3gs:

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My buddy Dass, at the Homecoming Parade.

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My buddy Kyle, on his birthday.

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My friend Tim was my model for a project in which I had to imitate a photo from one of my favorite photographers. I chose Annie Leibovitz’s portrait of Pete Townshend.

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Brogan discovers photography. And the world will never be the same.

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Testing out my new low-light (50mm f1.8) lens on Christmas Eve with my friend, Brett.

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Brogan, climbing trees. Taken with iPhone 3gs.

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Polaroid I snapped of my Professor/Advisor, Mr. Shofner, during the taping of an episode of Green House Project. Taken with Retro Camera app on iPhone 3gs.

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My former lover, Corey, during a lunch date. Yes, he does always look like Luke Perry.

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My friend Adam, during a summer trip to San Antonio.

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From the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Shawnee, Oklahoma.

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More zoo stories:

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Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Sulphur, Oklahoma.

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Angry Oklahoma sky one evening in July. This is the raw image–I did NO color work in Photoshop on the image.

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Another from Green House Project. Taken with Hipstamatic app on iPhone 4s.

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An awesome car I saw over Christmas Break. Taken with iPhone 4s.

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My friend Sam’s ass during a roller derby matchup.

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Blue Goose Cantina, Dallas, Texas.

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Shiner. San Antonio, Texas.

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Oreo Truffles that I made during the holidays. Taken with iPhone 4s.

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Still life from Intro to Photo.

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Palladium Ballroom, Dallas, Texas. Taken with Hipstamatic app on iPhone 3gs.

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Self-portrait.

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Holiday stuff: Taken with Hipstamatic Disposables app on iPhone 4s.

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Taken at a video shoot for the Seatbelt Safety Video my summer class made. Taken with iPhone 3gs.

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A photo I snapped on April 20. Story to come later. Taken with iPhone 3gs.

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Leaving my mark on the world. Dorothy Summers Theatre Scene Shop, ECU. Taken with iPhone 3gs.

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Friday, January 27

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After the University broke ground on the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center, construction took six years. This is the new Stonecipher School of Business. The groundbreaking ceremony was October 18, 2011. It’ll be finished by the fall semester, I’m betting. Life is unfair sometimes.

South Carolina Primary Wrap-Up

A story I just wrote for my News Reporting class. 

“Thank you South Carolina! Help me deliver the knockout punch in Florida. Join our Moneybomb and donate now,” tweeted former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich Saturday, shortly after being declared the winner of the South Carolina Republican Primary.

Since 1980, South Carolina has acted as a bellwether in the Republican race for president. Saturday’s race, however, marks the first time in history that a different candidate won the first three primaries—with former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum claiming victory in the Iowa caucuses, and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney winning the New Hampshire race.

The 12-point win over Romney was a rapid reverse of the former speaker’s luck, thanks largely in part to two strong debate performances in South Carolina last week. In the debates, he appealed to the state’s conservative voters, who seemed convinced that Gingrich would make a daunting opponent to Pres. Obama. Mitt Romney, however, seemed unshaken.

“The choice within our party has also come into stark focus. President Obama has no experience running a business and no experience running a state. Our party can’t be led to victory by someone who also has never run a business and never run a state,” Romney said. “Our president has divided the nation, engaged in class warfare and attacked the free-enterprise system that has made America the economic envy of the world. We cannot defeat that president with a candidate who has joined in that very assault on free enterprise.”

Political analysts argue that with three unique “frontrunners,” the evidence is strong that Republican voters are dissatisfied with the choices in a year when they are hoping to unseat a vulnerable Obama. With former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush stating that he will not make an endorsement of any candidate, every vote counts for these men when Floridians head to the polls on Jan. 31.