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Daily Prompt: Autumn Leaves

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/autumn-leaves/

My favorite thing in New York was finally being able to get Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING at Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks…now that I live in “The-Middle-Of-Nowhere” Vermont, this has definitely changed. There isn’t really a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts close enough to drive to (pretty sure the closest is an hour away), so I’ve had to change gears a little bit. Because I live up in the mountains now, my favorite thing to do is go outside and take pictures. There’s so many beautiful colors all around me, and I love sharing them with everyone. Enjoy! <3.

Fall Foliage_1 The Lodge where I work.

Interesting People Day 1

“Today I’ll notice the uniqueness in the people around me. What makes each of us special?”

I found this quote in a book recently, and it kind of struck a chord in me…
What interesting people have you met in your life?

Since I’ve moved to Vermont, I’ve met a lot of people, and I think I’ve just kind of taken them at face value (I know I’ve realized some of them are a bit unique), but it didn’t strike me how amazing each one was until I was telling my friends back home about everyone…one of my friends said “Brittney, you’re so lucky. You meet the most amazing people.”

And it’s true. I’ve totally met, and had the pleasure of talking to, those people that other people always wonder about. I haven’t met the cliché of an old man placing flowers on a grave every morning, but I know the old couple that sits out on their porch…I know the woman that wanders through the trees and talks to them. And they’re all incredible people with incredible stories. Have you ever talked to this person? Over the next few days I’m going to be posting pictures and stories of some of these incredible people (and maybe even some places!), enjoy!!!

Valentine in VT

First, is Lu. She’s one of my co-workers up here in The Great NEK. When I first met her I found her a bit intimidating, because of the way she concentrates, believe it or not. She’s that person that frowns and stares intently at whatever she’s doing, and it makes you think “Oh God, did I do something to make her mad?” But she’s rarely ever in a bad mood. Lu is an ex-lawyer turned concierge specialist…yeah. She’s originally from Wisconsin, and than she moved to Minnesota for law school. She was actually pretty popular when she was at her first firm, and she made a good amount of money (I guess the old “lawyers are rich” was true in her case), BUT, she wasn’t happy. So after “X” amount of years in suits, meetings, cities and tall rise offices, she moved to Vermont. She works with me at the lodge now, and she loves it. We don’t make a lot, but she and I are both trying to live with the thought that, “as long as you’re happy, it doesn’t matter how much money you make” (we’ll see how long that lasts before my school loans make my pocket tight).

Tell me about YOUR interesting people!

 

 

 

A Word a Week Photograph Challenge: Hole

Here’s where you can find the info!!

I couldn’t really decide on one picture, so I posted a couple…

A general store in Canada...the owners were twin sisters...one of them died, and the other just left, leaving the store...when you look through the windows, there are still items and goods on the shelves.
A general store in Canada…the owners were twin sisters…one of them died, and the other just left, leaving the store…when you look through the windows, there are still items and goods on the shelves.
Old milk cans at an ice cream shop in Coaticook, Canada.
Old milk cans at an ice cream shop in Coaticook, Canada.
These metal figures are all throughout areas like Compton, Coaticook, etc. and each gives information about a famous person.
These metal figures are all throughout areas like Compton, Coaticook, etc. and each gives information about a famous person.

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Candid Photography

http://ceenphotography.com/2014/09/18/cees-black-white-challenge-candid-photography/

I took this photo a while ago (as it’s WAY too cold right now to go out on the lakes), and now I have a reason to show it off! Enjoy!

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A Photo A Week: Music

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A loon family on beautiful International Lake Wallace.

I chose this picture for music for a reason…the sound that a loon makes when it trills and wails, is absolutely incredible, and for those of us who love it, a gorgeous type of music.

For those of you who have not had the pleasure of hearing this AMAZING animal, here’s a LINK where you can hear them. Enjoy!

Project O

http://aopinionatedman.com/2013/09/27/project-o-article-107-jonathon-illinois-usa-scheduled-for-9-27-1200/

Let’s talk about your opinion. Because everyone’s matters, whether you agree with them or not.

Question 1: My name is Brittney, and I am 24 years old. I just graduated from college last year, so I’m still trying to find my place in the world, and I hope that by writing and reaching out/learning about as many people/things as possible will help me achieve this. I’m kind of quiet when I first meet someone new, and I don’t really like confrontation, I’m a bit of a people pleaser. That’s kinda my flaw. 🙂

Question 2: I’ve already mentioned my age (24), but I’m from upstate New York, in a small town where every knows everyone, and there’s only about a dozen people in our neighborhood (most, if not all are seniors.) I went to a huge school (seven elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools), and I hated it. 🙂 Even though my house is pretty much in the middle of nowhere, we’re really close driving wise to pretty much anything. I’ve lived in the same house essentially my whole life (went to a community college), but my dream is to travel. As I mentioned above, I want to learn anything and everything about everyone and everything.

Questions 3: The first time I ever had a differing opinion then someone significantly older then me was with my uncle. My mom always raised us kids to think what we want, believe in what we think, and never back down on your views. My uncle is very conservative (at the time I had no idea what this meant), and old fashioned. Our conversation at the time (I was probably in middle school) was about politics, and laws in reference to LGBT and abortion. I remember him saying “Shawn (my mom), you’re raising a liberal here, better be careful.” At the time I had no idea what he meant (except that he made it sound like a bad thing), but now I’m proud of that statement. Yep. Liberal. 🙂

Question 4: My parents definitely raised me to be respectful of my elders. Yes ma’am, and yes sir seemed pretty routine, as did Mr. and Mrs. However, even now I feel like we were also taught to respect our mother more then anyone else. Which is funny, because I here my dad say all the time “Damn kids, with no respect”, because apparently we don’t respect him enough. However, my mom is just one of those people where if you don’t respect her, if you’re not nice to her, you feel like you just kicked a puppy. She’s that awesome. 🙂

Question 5: I wish I was more traveled. 🙂 I’ve been to a handful of states here in the US, and I’ve been to Canada (unfortunately that’s it for my international travel-I know, I have a lot of catching up to do). I’ve never really said it out loud, but as much as I want to go overseas to see other countries, it makes me a bit nervous. I’ve heard stories from people I personally know who have gone to Europe, and people kinda hate Americans…..which is sad, because I consider myself a good person. And I know it’s not all Europeans, but it still makes me nervous…just sayin’. Anyway, my education mostly comes from New York (as mentioned above), but I also went to music  academy for a few years in some mid-west states, and I did an internship in Disney. Both of these experiences gave me some education (I would like to think). But I want to learn more. Anything I can. 🙂 I thirst for information of all kinds. Unfortunately I don’t really keep up with a whole lot of international stuff (like laws and what not). Mostly because the only stuff in the news is war, and I’d rather learn about the good in people, ya know?

Question 6: The Olympics should not be held in Russia. Don’t hate. I’m not saying that they have to adopt our healthy respect for the LGBT community, to each their own, but I don’t think that we should be supporting this view either. Which I feel like we’re doing by letting them host this (essentially) international peace conference. I’m not trying to push my opinion on anyone, really I’m not. I hate it when others do it, and I hate how America is always the first to act whenever something we don’t like is happening in another country. HOWEVER, the fact that we’re letting a country who outright says “it’s illegal for people to be themselves.”, is bullshit.

Question 7: The right of an opinion is everything to me. It’s the core value of who anyone is as a person, and it makes every person an individual. If we were all the same, life could get pretty boring, pretty fast. This being said, I think it’s awesome to state an opinion, and stand behind it as far as you think you have to, but I firmly believe that opinions and beliefs should not be pushed on other people. Like above, Russia wants to make homosexuality illegal? Fine, Cool. Do it. But that doesn’t mean the rest of the world has to support that. You want your country to have a communist country? Cool. Go for it. But that’s not what I want. 🙂

Question 8: Everyone should have the right to an opinion….I’ve never really thought about the fact that some people might not have it, so no one should…….but don’t we kind of live with that every day? There are countries all over the world that have certain laws that others don’t, it doesn’t make it right, and I’m not sure if I agree with it, but that’s life.

Question 9: I’m not sure if my template personally can help the world. (I’m pretty sure I only have a dozen or so followers-and who knows if they care about my opinion) But I think that people everywhere should have the right to an opinion…so hopefully this will help people come out of their shells, and change what they think needs changing, and help what and who they think needs help.

 

Hopefully this bunch of rambling makes sense. And whether you disagree or agree is up to you, everyone has an opinion, right? 🙂