700 Cats in the HOUSE!

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This illegal fuzzball staring off at a buzzing fly!

Whoa whoa whoa. Now, when I heard that this woman had 700-1000 cats at her house, I thought she was mayyybeee exaggerating a bit. You know you have when you were talking about how many boyfriends you’ve had or how many first place trophies you have won.

Anyhow, Wow, if you live in the Central Valley, or plan on visiting California(And LOVE Cats) , definitely come on down to Reedley, California.

This lady has gave up her house to her kitties to make a No Kill Shelter. Want to adopt, sponsor, or volunteer at the shelter? Check out her website http://www.cathouseonthekings.com

She devotes her time for these furry little friends.

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This precious darling looking up for a brief second from Chowing Down!

I am a volunteer at the Cat House on the Kings now, and I decided to show you some of the fuzzballs in the baby nursery :)

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This little guy is enjoying the sun shining through window
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The “Dark Side of Me” Music Video

On Saturday, I shot set photographs for a music video which will be entered into a film competition.  This specific contest is called a quick fire because we have 11 days in preproduction, production, and post production.

The morning of the shoot we met up at the Visalia Sports Park at 10:00 AM. My group arrived 15 minutes early and waited until the next car pulled up beside us. To everyone’s surprise, we had the same car-though different in year and colour- it sure did receive some chuckles.

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Who wore it best?

After unloading the equipment, we walked down a dirt path and began setting up for the first scene.

While the actors got dressed, camera men put on the appropriate lenses.

Then the director showed everyone their positions.Image

And we were ready to shoot!

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This soldier is the protagonist.
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Hunting down people.

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Here is the protagonist’s wife, who is dead. She appears throughout the video.
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Here, Dylan(left) is showing the soldiers(right) the choreography to a fight scene.

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Caleb filming a scene.
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The fight between the protagonist and antagonist takes place.
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The camera man sets up his shot while actors are learning choreography for the fight scene.
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The antagonist hits the soldier and takes his weapon, holding him at gunpoint.
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Caleb (right) shoots a soldier firing his weapon.
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Caleb and the director show the actors their next positions
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Spencer shooting the soldiers as they run through the forest.
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Dylan runs through the forest, trying to kill the antagonist.
A soldier aims at the Antagonist.
A soldier aims at the Antagonist.
Spencer (right) shooting the soldier hunting down the protagonist.
Spencer (right) shooting the soldier hunting down the protagonist.
Soldier's Wife appears behind him.
Soldier’s Wife appears behind him.
Soldier's Wife strokes his face
Soldier’s Wife strokes his face
Soldier takes a quick break from firing and thinks.
Soldier takes a quick break from firing and thinks.
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The antagonist aims.

This journey helped to provide me with more experience in set photography and learning my settings. Choosing my camera settings is becoming more of an instinct, than something that I still have to take time to set.

Stuck in Dallas

Being delayed for a flight is one thing, but when you are a fresh, new eighteen year old, and the situation consequently ends in me missing my connecting flight to my dad’s, that, my friend,  is a whole ‘nother story.

I began my “flight morning” routine around 4:00am, yesterday.  After stacking my luggage in the car, my mother dropped me in Dinuba to spend an early Christmas with my grandma until my 2:00pm flight at Fresno International Airport.

My morning was swell.  Along with her friends, we had a delicious breakfast at Denny’s.  Immediately after arriving home, we began decorating Christmas sugar cookies.  When Grandma mentioned a gingerbread house that she had bought recently, we immediately switched projects.

Time began crawling up on us so we left at 12:30pm to ensure enough time to make the flight.  After checking my luggage, we realized I had a long time before boarding, therefore, we had a snack at an airport restaurant. Twenty minutes prior to boarding, we  exchanged our goodbyes, and I was off to gate 12.

 

Who would have thought that the following hours would effect the rest of my day.  When the speaker informed us of the two hour delay, I had a bad feeling.  After the Plane finally took off at 4:40pm,  I realized that I wasn’t going to make my connecting flight in Dallas.

Upon landing, I ran to the shuttle and rode it for 3 stops until they dropped me at the B Gate building. Tired for running for about 10 minutes, I finally arrived at my gate- B39.  To my surprise, there was no one in sight-but a single man. I walked the entire floor until I found a worker to assist me.  She mentioned to me that the flight had left over forty minutes ago.

After about 25 minutes she gave me vouchers, a hotel, and shuttle ride.  I went to the Comfort Inn where I checked in and I slept in room 313.  Unfortunately, the vouchers were only valid on the plane, so how would that help?  So I bought some food and I watched Comedy Central until around 12:30 and I fell asleep.

 

RISE AND SHINE! I woke up at 5am to tidy up my room and email clients.  The 6am shuttle drove me to the airport where I went through security.

I was sitting just now, with a friend that I met yesterday, he was in the same situation. We walked to restaurants and bought a lot of food with our vouchers of $19.00. I bought a Starbucks drink, a yogurt cup, fruit cup, banana, and a caesar chicken wrap!

I am now looking out the window (8:01) for my flight.

 

The lifetime between yes and no

In the space between yes and no, there is a life time. It is the difference between the path you walk and the path you left behind; it is the gap between who you thought you could be and who you really are; it is the legroom for the lies you will tell yourself in the future

Our Deepest Fear is not that We are Inadequate, but that we are Powerful Beyond Measure.

Dear Readers,

I have been taking two online classes this summer, one of which is English.  An assignment was to write about a subject that you hold dear to your heart.

Hidden by fear, is greatness, which has been present in every human since the beginning of time.  For the vast majority, people are too afraid of failure, too afraid to obtain and reach for greatness.  Too afraid that they will stand out of the crowd and take on an unknown face.  Some fear their best will not reach the satisfaction of others, so trying would seem pointless if their actions resulted in failure.  They do not want to rise above because they fear what they are capable of and how they will feel when they do not fit in with the common man.  They do not want to minimize the feelings of their “competition”  when they themselves shine in the light, gloriously.  But in reality, there is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people do not feel insecure around you.  We were all meant to shine as children, and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same as we are liberated from our own fear.  Its is our light not our darkness that most frightens us, and playing small does not serve the world.  So I challenge you, I implore you, to rise above the common man.  I challenge you to take action with what you believe in a manner that bespeaks the determination with which you believe it. Because “almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”
Thanks for reading,
              Miss Hale
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