Ski Weekend + Politics

I have decided to lug the Nikon with me … lol. Reason why I don’t bring it with me more often and snap more photos like in the olden days (when it was a true passion of mine), is that I have a long lens on it 18mm-300mm and that sucker is heavier than the whole body … so yeah. Excuses, I KNOW… but nonetheless true. Still. I am bringing it with me, so I hope I have some decently good shots from this weekend to share.

I have to admit, it’s been a long time since I’ve taken photography seriously and not just flipped my phone around and snapped a few cheesy pics which I then Instagram-ed up. So, I am probably rusty.

One of my pet peeves is being rushed. Its one of the biggest reasons I stopped being passionate about photography and became overly annoyed. Since I rarely ever travel alone, whoever is traveling with me ends up rushing me and sometimes photography cannot BE rushed. I really should learn to be okay with traveling alone because that’s when I do my best photography.

Last time I took any photos that I even decently liked, was the very last cruise we took with the family in November 2015 (before dad took a really bad turn). If anyone is actually curious enough to look through the 800ish pictures I took (over 7 days … really took like 4k, but narrowed it down a LOT). HAHAHA. Here’s the link to the whole collection (apparently 8 days since I took a handful when we docked back in).

Finally packed last night for the trip. Since it’s just two nights and only a full day and a half of another, I don’t really need much. I did stuff two books and an adult coloring book in, in case EVERYONE but me wants to ski.

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Though I think the girls are doing one thing and the guys are skiing, but we’ll see. I won’t have much of any internet up there, so I won’t be able to post all the next few days or read. It’s actually quite nice to disconnect, especially considering what’s happening today in the USA.

Speaking of… this will probably be the one and only time I ever talk politics. I really dislike Trump. I really think he WILL sink the US and maybe even get us blown up. Yet despite all of that, I do NOT wish him or his family physical harm. I do not wish to spew out all types of hatred toward him (especially since that is all he can do, so why be like him?) … but that is ALL I see on my Facebook (from both sides, both sides are equally horrible right now it’s very sad how divided our nation is and I really do blame him–and the media–for it, but whatever).

Cutting the rest to spare those who really don’t give two shits. 😛
He IS our president. As shocking and horrific as this is, people should have gotten out there and VOTED … had their voices heard THEN before it was too late. Crying now and whining now? Basically if you didn’t vote at all, you gave him your nonvote… so thanks.

And no. I am not for Hillary either. I think BOTH of them were pretty awful, but even so… I still think she would have been better than him for this country (not that I think she would in any way actually improve the country, but Im almost positive she’d at least know how to speak to dignitaries/country leaders like an adult). Hell a freaking monkey would be better than Trump.

The whole point of this ramble is that … I am so sick of all the hate. So sick of the ugly, angry, non-truths being spouted out by BOTH sides. So sick and tired of going through my feed and coming away upset, angry myself and even shocked at how disgusting some ‘HUMANS’ can be. I mean, in a very small way, it’s good to see people’s true colors, but in a very big way, it is SO depressing to see how UGLY humanity can actually be. And don’t say it’s just in America. You have people from all over the world posting on these things too and dropping their vile. It’s humanity. I almost feel like we’re a sickness and it always flashes me back to my favorite quote of all time that comes from the Matrix movie.

I’d like to share a revelation that I’ve had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you’re not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You’re a plague and we are the cure.” – Agent Smith

Two rants in two days. My deepest apologies … and that will be the last time (I am almost sure), I will ever write about politics. UNLESS … something too horrific happens that I just have to drop my $.02 in about. And that’s what the above boils down to in the end. Just my two cents, that matters nil to the world. I think I need to avoid Facebook/News sites for the foreseeable future.

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