Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Excuse me- what??

I just got an email from my beloved Pandora letting me know that I had almost reached my free listening limit for the month! I didn't even know there was a limit?? Did anyone else know this?

So appearanty my options are to pay $0.99 for the rest of the month (admittely a low rate), pay $36 for the year or just come back in December.

The funny thing is I only listen to pandora during the Christmas season, I prefer for the rest of the year. So I have worn out my free listening in the last 2 weeks really! Ha!

Has anyone else used up their free pandora before the end of the month??

- Mrs.Pate via my iPhone

Monday, November 15, 2010

A list

1. I watched my first Christmas movie of the season today, The Santa Claus with Tim Allen. Yay!! It was warm and fuzzy.

2. I never cook anymore. I am very out of habit this semester.

3. Number 2 probably has something to do with the fact that I am taking this photo class and it takes this thig called time. And another thing called work. Overrated.

4. Said class only meets 4 more times. Woo hoo. I have enjoyed the content but hate HATE all the extra time it takes (shooting, editing, writing stupid papers etc). Blah!

5. I begged Mr.Pate to let me quit the class tonight. He said no. Poor me. So I had to spend the rest of the evening writing a 5 page paper about the LATimes' use of photos. Really? Ick.

- Mrs.Pate via my iPhone

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A simple quick photo tip

I want to share a quick photo tip with you guys that works for any point an shoot camera. How many times have you tried to take a picture but the color comes out all jacked up? This especially happens to the background, and often the colors of the sky or whatever just end up too light. This is because your camera is choosing the exposure based on whatever is closest to you.

Here is the trick:
--first point your camera at the main subject you want in focus and press the shutter halfway down (it's a good idea to pick the brightest or lightest thing that will be in the pic for this)
--you will hear your camera focusing
--once your camera stops making noise and it's ready to take the pic, keep the button pushed halfway down!!
-- recompose your picture the way you actually want it and them press all the way down

Hope that makes sense, it should help you get much nicer pics! Hopefully I will find sometime soon to share several more indepth tips from my photo class, but it is keeping me busy with homework!

- Mrs.Pate via my iPhone

Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's just time

I have a confession.... Today I began listening to my Pandora Christmas station. I just couldn't take it anymore, it is time!!! Oh and it has put me in such a joyous mood too!! I love it!

And as a sidenote, my pandora Christmas station rocks. Let me know if you want me to share it with you! Happy early holidays guys!!

- Mrs.Pate via my iPhone

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I love Mr.Pate! I know, big surprise there huh? I love my husband. But seriously, the Lord blessed me with a really good one. He is sweet and caring and funny but he is also strong-willed and hardworking and dependable. Sure there are more than a few days where our house is an explosion of strong bossy personalities, but today is a day where I am reminded how fabulous that man I married almost five years ago is. And thinking of him makes me smile....

I think Joey kinda likes him too!!

- Mrs.Pate via my iPhone