Friday, August 3, 2012

5 Fact Friday

Each Friday this month I'll be participating in a blogger 'link-up', where each participating blogger writes about the same prompt. Today is 5 Fact Friday, where I'll share five facts about...me.

1) I write about Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, where I spend summers. I adore Conneaut Lake! Most of the year, though, I live in California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. The two worlds are like night and day. Maybe that's why I appreciate summers at the lake so much.

2) I got my first DSLR this past year. Up until that point, other than a high school photography class, I'd been using a point and shoot. I've been working like mad to master my new baby. I've taken a few classes, including a fun workshop from Kristina at Moms who Click.

3) It's really hard for me to write, or talk, about myself.

4) I love to read. Some of my recent favorite books - Wild by Cheryl Strayed and The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. I always have one book I'm reading and one book I'm listening to on tape. If my 'on tape' book is captivating (like Wild was), I find myself taking extra walks or driving the long way home just so I can listen a little bit longer.

5) My family is going on our first RV trip tomorrow. Wish us luck! We're not going far, which is good since my husband is terrified of driving the monster. He's also not much of a camper. The kids, though are thrilled. Any tips? I'm kind of stuck, and overwhelmed, on what to pack.

If you want to participate in the 5 Fact Friday, details can be found here. Join the fun - I'd love to hear about you!

17 comments:

Lori K said...

I loved your post and your blog. I especially love your header--is it something you did on Photoshop? I can't wait to check out the books on your reading list--how do you listen to books on tape, do you have an MP3--I would like to do that more, but not sure how to get started?

Becky said...

@Lori K - the header is an old postcard that I scanned then added text in Elements. I get my audio books from Audible and listen to them on my iPhone. It's really easy if you have a smartphone.

Moms Who Click said...

Love your 5 facts....have fun on that RV trip. Can't wait to hear about it. :)

Kathryn said...

Fun facts . . . I go through phases with reading. Have fun on your RV trip.

AFE Images said...

Thank you for sharing this was fun!

Angela said...

Have been hearing a lot about the book Wild.

For your trip--easy food, prepared ahead if necessary. Smores and bug spray. Games--like frisbee for the kids in the evening. You will be set. Looking forward to seeing the photos from your trip.

Angela said...

Have been hearing a lot about the book Wild.

For your trip--easy food, prepared ahead if necessary. Smores and bug spray. Games--like frisbee for the kids in the evening. You will be set. Looking forward to seeing the photos from your trip.

Barb said...

Love your silhouettes at the lake! Have fun camping!

Sarah Huizenga said...

Good luck camping. You will have a blast!

Kim Klassen said...

love your 5 facts.... and your photos are lovely.... and good luck on the RV trip... how fun!!

thanks for joining 5 Facts... xo

Roxi -Coppercurls Designs said...

Such a gorgeous header you've done. Have a great trip.

Sherri B. said...

How lucky you are to live by a lake in the summer! It looks like a beautiful place...I will have to check out those books you mentioned, too (I'm an avid reader). I hope your RV trip is a fun success! :)

1000mercies said...

Beautiful work...I live in northeast Ohio, so I know right where you are in the summer! Wonderful stuff...look forward to more of your Friday posts as I join Kim's krazyness, as well. Life is good!

Denise Powers Fabian
Mogadore, Ohio
From BTS and BL

Radish said...

Blast off. I would love to try an RV trip. But I would be expected to cook and I love to try restaurants.

prideinphotos.com said...

Oh how exciting an RV trip!! That is on my bucket list, praying it will come to pass someday!Be sure to tell us all about it.BTW...your top photo with the children in the silhouette in front of the lake...beautiful!
Laurie @ Pride in Photos

Justine said...

I love your five facts, I am like you and hate talking or writing about myself but I love what you have written, hope you have a great trip.

photecstasy said...

What fun facts! I want to take my kids on an RV vacation on Route 66 or up Highway 1 in California!