madi's photos + some random thoughts.








before we left utah i had my dear friend madi snaps a few photos of us, as she builds her film portfolio. ISN'T SHE GOOD? her use of lights gets two thumbs up and she is 100% a blast to work with. i'm a little biased, but i think she's killin it. here is her blog, and shoot me an email if you're interested in her info. and no, she didn't ask me to plug her. she's just crazy talented!

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anyway, i just finished the book "where'd you go, bernadette?" and it was really witty and smart and unlike anything i have ever read before. so this is my recommendation - go read it! i'm also reading "the continuous conversion" (i digest church books sloooowly so i won't be done for months) and i have the complete intention of buying gretchen's "better than before" tonight, even though i have at least half a dozen purchased books in my backpack that i haven't touched. i also might buy alexa chung's book, because she's really interesting and why not?

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my social media usage (obsession?) has natural ebbs and flows, and it's in a major downswing right now. jordan took this incredible aerial shot of me jogging with the puppy using his dad's drone the other day. i would usually be like, sweet i'll post this! how cool! instead, i was like meh. and forgot. i'm just caring a little bit less about what everyone's doing, and them knowing what i'm doing. which is very healthy and mature and blah blah blah, whatever. what i'm getting at, i guess, is that i am feeling removed from my normal life, like i'm moving on into a new stage. and it's really serene.

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producing at CBS has been madness so far. i already feel shoulder deep in responsibilities - but having a "big girl job" where i call the shots and i vote people off the island (aka the show) and my opinion makes or breaks a segment - it makes me feel important. i still feel like i am learning a lot and am first to admit when i don't know something, but i like feeling utilized and valued and i like making a difference and seeing improvement in the show.

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i spent a lot of years putting myself on a tiny, paper thin pedestal because i didn't watch the bachelor and lacked any desire to. which by the way, is so stupid. putting down what other people take pleasure in is the nastiest habit that i hate seeing in women around me. "good for you, not for me." why do we care what other people like? (have you guys ever seen jim gaffigan's bit about mcdonald's? watch it if you haven't. it's basically like, we all have mcdonald's in our life - be it a celebrity obsession, the bachelor, stupid magazines, and it's really hypocritical to judge someone for whatever  their "mcdonald's" is.) ANYWAY....i watch reruns of the hills, so i never really had any room to judge anyway.

over the summer, i was invited to watch it with a group of girls, and like - it was HILARIOUS that i would miss an opportunity to make friends. i totally ate it up, but didn't think i'd watch again. then, we move to idaho and one of my girlfriends invited me to have a monday night party with her. again, wasn't going to say no. but then i started reading people's twitter and watching snapchat re-caps and even got added to a secret facebook group where they talk about it. GUYS. it's such a social gold mine! i connect with strangers over olivia's huge mouth and crazy toes! i text people funny pictures and video links that i normally would fall out of touch with! the bachelor, as vapid and crazy as it is, is bringing us together. 

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Comments

  1. Haha - your last paragraph! Oh my goodness so funny. I don't watch the bachelor either but I LOVE the TV the Walking Dead, and it is seriously the same way with my group of friends. We get together every sunday to watch it and then text silly pictures to each other about it all week. . . and so much social media silliness. So I get it. Everyone has that one guilty pleasure. Friends who share in with it though- make it so much more fun.

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  2. Haha the Bach!! I love it. I haven't watched the last couple seasons so I just went through YouTube watching all the rejections of the new bachelors and bachelorettes (like when Ben got sent home from Kaitlyn's season, then when Kaitlyn got sent home from Chris's season, etc.) and also all the "the men tell all" and "women tell all" episodes from past seasons. If you haven't seen on of those yet, you're in for a treat. And I love all the extravagant dates they go on... Hahaha it's fun. And hilarious.

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  3. ahhh the pictures are so cute!! & the bachelor is so hard to ignore. i normally do not atch it, but since we have been living at my moms i find myself watching it with her & asking her what happened if i miss it.. it's addicting!

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  4. haha ooooh the bachelor! it really does just bring the world together in a sad way haha. i have a love/hate relationship with it. i hate that i can't stop watching season after season. ooooh man.

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  5. also, the pictures are absolutely stunning. so simple and real

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  6. Hahahaha secret Facebook group sounds so fancy! Wink!!!! Madi seriously killed it with those pictures.

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