Thursday, February 25, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Portfolio Paid Off!

Yep- Exactly what it sounds like. I officially have an internship for the summer in New York. The company is called Wunderman, a cool international company with offices in New York, Seattle, and all kinds of awesome other places.

We're pretty excited about it... I think me more than Cam, mostly because he's afraid of getting mugged. We pulled up google earth and walked around and I think he's starting to feel a little more comfortable. The building is the tall one on the right... and if you click "view larger map" and follow the blue line on the map, it will take you to the International House at Columbia University where we will be staying.

View Larger Map

So now we know where we're going to be for the summer. At this point I just need to figure out what I'm doing in the fall when Cam starts at Pacific... Anyone have friends at an agency in Portland?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ice Fishing?

Nope, we didn't go ice fishing. Nope, we don't know these people. Yep, I'm married to Kim Horch...

This past Monday was President's Day and we decided to honor them by making a little trip up to Park City Utah. We wanted to go to the Sundance film festival there, but life was too busy while it was going on. So we settled for a self guided tour up and down main street. However, we didn't even make it to Park City before our adventure began. We were driving past Deer Creek Reservoir up Provo Canyon when:

Cam: Hey look, its frozen over. Do you think we could ice skate on it?
Kim: No way its probably really thin.
Cam: Yeah it hasn't been that cold.

Cam & Kim: Hmmmm

After some debate about what would possess people to act in such a chilly way, we decided that they were ice fishing, and before I knew it we were pulling over to get some pictures of these crazy Utah locals.

We chatted with this family for a few minutes while they proudly displayed their catch for us.

Then on to Park City, the rest of the day wasn't too eventful. There were lots of cool art galleries, eclectic decorating stores and some neat restaurants. The overarching theme was: expensive. But we had a really fun time and even saw some pretty fun things. Enjoy.

"My picture...umm sure"

"Oh... you mean me... um do you want me to pose? Or can I keep working?"

Monday, February 8, 2010

An eventful day

I may or may not be writing today from the BYU Health center Urgent Care unit… it’s been a day.

My mission today didn’t start out too bad: 3 copies of my portfolio and resume due by 4PM so that my professor take them with when he flies out to New York tonight. Originally, this was only mildly complicated due the fact that I have class from 9:30-1 and Cameron has been feeling a little under the weather all weekend. Doable.

I woke up this morning at 6:30, and hurried to get ready so I could get everything printed this morning before class even started. Unfortunately, Cam’s “under the weather” had turned into “sick and pathetic” so he went out to go get some drugs, while I set up my document so it would be ready to print as soon as I got there. I got to Kinkos at 8, and dropped $57 so that they could color copy a 16 page portfolio on cardstock 3 times. By the time that was over, it was already 9, so I didn’t have time to cut it or bind it, just enough to drive home and run to class.

Finally, 3.5 dragging hours later I got out of class ran to work and started cutting out my pages out. Cam, although feeling sick was nice enough to drive out to school and pick me up. Back at Kinkos I dropped another $12 for binding, then drove back to work because I realized left my resume copies there. I parked and ran to work, on my way flipping through the pages to make sure everything turned out just right-dang it. In one of the books the middle section of pages were backwards.

I continued running to work to get my resumes, still trying to decided if I had time to get it fixed or not. The whole time I was in the office I kept going back and forth about whether it was worth it. Eventually I decided that I had already spent $23 on this book (57+12/3) and that was too much to send it off wrong. So I ran back to the car, drove back to Kinkos, we re-printed the off pages, re-cut them, and re-bound the book. The desk guy was nice/smart enough to not charge me saying it was probably his mistake (I would have probably cried and posted a mean tweet if they had charged me the extra $7).

I sped back to school, ran to class, and handed my portfolio to my professor at 3:45. I drove home to Cam who I had left to fend for himself all day, only to find he had gotten worse and now had a puss-filled eye infection to boot. Now we’re here waiting in the urgent care… at least it’s the first time all day I’ve been able to sit down.

I’ll post the portfolio pics in a few days when I can stand to think about it again.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


So one of the classes I decided I should take before I graduate is photography. Someday I'll have to actually get a camera- my friend Lizzy was nice enough to let me borrow her camera for the class. It's been a ton of fun, but since it's only a block class, it's been a pretty steep learning curve.

Here are a couple of the class assignments I've done so far, the first one is from our assignment on architecture, the other two are from our assignment on abstraction.
Next week my assignment is going to be people... let me know if you want to help! (... and if anyone knows how to change the f-stop on a Nikon d40, please let me know! I've been functioning in S mode.)