Thursday, September 18, 2008

Let's play tag...

Ok I know this isn't photography related but I've been tagged so I guess I should go along with it...

I am: Erin Christine Robinson

I have: the best parents, brother, sister, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends in the world!

I Am: moving to Utah in 1 week!

I Think: Michael Buble has the best singing voice ever!

I Know: my Heavenly Father loves me

I Want: to be a wife and mother

I Have: a new 2008 Mazda 6

I Dislike: people that constantly make noises during movies, slow drivers in the fast lane, people that eat with their mouths open, and most of all rude inconsiderate people

I Miss: being a kid with no responsibilities

I Fear: I will never get married

I Feel: grateful for all the love and support my family has shown me throughout my life

I Smell: like Armani Diamonds

I Crave: a Domenico's sandwhich...MMMM

I Cry: at most things...I'm like my mother

I Usually: procrastinate everything

I Search: the internet for inspiration for my photography

I Wonder: where I will get a job in Utah

I Regret: not finishing college and being such a brat to my parents growing up

I Love: PUGS, the color green, LOST, rain, thunder, my new car, diamonds, movies, Michael Buble (yes I'm obsessed with him), New York, Chicago, San Francisco, sleeping, trying new restaurants, looking at old photo albums....

I Care: about what people think of me

I Always: listen to instrumental music or nature sounds while I sleep

I Worry: about Janet- my co-worker who is in the hospital

I Am Not: a Democrat

I Remember: phone numbers after hearing them only once or twice

I Believe: laughter is sometimes the best medicine

I Dance: when no one is watching

I Don't Always: believe in myself

I Argue: only when I know I'm right

I Write: "To Do" lists every day but never complete them

I Win: at Scrabble against certain people

I Lose: at Scrabble against certain people

I Wish: Obama would just go away!

I Listen: to Michael Buble constantly

I Don't Understand: politics

I Can Usually Be Found: at work, at home or in my car (ya I have no life)

I Am Scared: of heights. If I am not driving and we are going by cliffs I will close my eyes and not look or sometimes even cry

I Need: to learn Photoshop

I Forget: to take my vitamins

I Am: Happy

I tag: Randi Spears and Paige Cordon

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

French Greg

Almost a year ago my cousin Jessie met "French Greg" (as we Americans like to call him) through an American/French website and have been great friends ever since. Just to give you a little background (for those of you that don't know), Jessie's sister Sarah is fluent in French and is majoring in French at The University of Louisanna at Lafayette. So both Sarah and Jessie have made a lot of French friends over the years and have even hosted a few exchange students.

I was introduced to Greg about 4 months ago and we have also become good friends. When he mentioned he wanted to come visit the states I thought it would be a great idea to have him come stay with my family. Ya know, to get a little culture going in my house and help him save some money. My parents were a little skeptical at first...ya know the whole internet thing still freaks them out but they finally decided it would be ok. So on August 8th Jessie, Sarah and I picked "French Greg" up at the airport and so began our 3 1/2 weeks of living with someone from another country. The language barrier was a tad difficult at times, but all in all he understood most things as long as we talked with "slow and simple words". It really was a joy to have him around and when it was time to say goodbye I have to admit I was pretty sad. But, I now have an open invitation to say at his house whenever I want to visit France. Who wants to go to France with me?!?!

One of the things Greg loves to do is ride his bike (my mom let him borrow her bike during his trip) and do "wheelies" all along the streets. So one day I decided to get him in action and this is what I was able to capture. He also has a neat trick where he rides straight up to a person, stops, tilts the back tire up and gives them a kiss (not everyone got the lip action like Jessie).

We miss you French Greg!!!!!