Sunday, May 4, 2008

{I Heart Ogden}

I'm not a early morning kind of a gal. The only times I have ever woken up earlier than 7 am is when I am traveling or for that one killer semester back in college. Things have changed a little since the dog, but not enough to require me up earlier than 8. So, no one was more surprised than me when I pulled myself out of bed at 6 am Saturday morning. Deep, deep down, buried somewhere between my good intentions and my brain, I have always harbored the notion that it would be a lovely thing to be a morning person. I fondly imagined myself waking up at the crack of dawn so I can sit on the porch and watch the sunrise while I eat my breakfast (fruit and granola). I would then head off to the gym, because I am totally healthy like that. I would be so proud that I was up and at 'em while the rest of world was lazily sleeping on. These musings, however, were about as close as I ever got. I have never had the will power. That alarm goes off and I hit snooze over and over again until Scott gets mad at me and then I just turn it off.
But I digress. I woke up at 6 am on Saturday because I had a photography shoot with Adam, fellow photographer/cousin-in-law. We had talked long ago about attempting to do this. Scott, as I have mentioned before, isn't so much a fan of going out with me. Sure, he will go if my life depends on it (literally), or if we are on vacation and he doesn't have much of a choice, but in all other scenarios he is adios. Even when he does go with me he looks like such a sad, bored puppy that I feel guilty and decide to end my endeavors early (the same is true of shopping). So, when the opportunity arose for me to go with Adam I was super excited. I don't photograph for pleasure nearly enough and I hardly ever go with someone.
After many different options were discussed we finally settled on Saturday, Odgen, meet at 7 am. Sure, I know the light is better early and all that, but I wasn't thrilled to give up my sleep-in-day. I have to admit that I went to bed on Friday with a little sadness in my heart. However, Saturday morning came, I got up, and even showered--yay for me! It was worth it. The light really is better. Also, it's pretty cool to realize that at 10:30, when I would normally be waking up, I had already been photographing for 2 hours. I felt very productive and satisfied with my early-rising bad self.
I think it was safe to say that fun was had by all. We were flashed by a large man with a butt covered in tattoos, Adam made fun of me and my 3 cameras, (hey, I just can't commit to one), and I was able to convert Adam to all the wonders of Ogden. I have always loved Ogden. Sure, I know it is considered ghetto, but I think it is ghetto fabulous.
So, there you go. That was my Saturday. Here are some of my pictures. I will be posting more tomorrow or maybe the next day.

~Later Alligator

Here is our favorite apartment ice box. I wonder how it got here?


caitlin said...

Oh Lindsey we are too alike. I have always wanted to be one of those morning people (I didn't get that gene.)

I on the other hand am convinced one day I will magically morph into one. That one day I will wake at 5 or 6 and think hmm, how about a little breakfast and gym? Yeah and then I will organize my closets and wash my car all before noon.

I maintain that one day it will happen, but in the mean time I intend to sleep in on my Saturday's... you know until it that day.

(p.s. love the photography as usual)

Tara and Dan Stewart said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one who thinks mornings are impossible. I don't even think I'd be able to click a camera at that hour :). So, I am impressed by your fabulous pics :)

Rylee & Katie McDermott said...

Lindsey- hey yeah we could do the 10th in the morning. Or after work should be fine too. Just let me know what works best for you. The 31st is our anniversary though. We will work with whenever you can do it.

I have always been forced to be a morning person. I envy those who can sleep in!

Rob & Kelli said...

I love your attitude about it all-waking up early is an acquired taste for sure...and I've always thought Odgen was ghetto too, but the pictures show a whole new side.

Marianne said...

My motto: Early to bed, early to rise. But I've never been a night person, as some fellow photo students can attest to (they'd be slaving away in the darkroom and I come in at 9:30 prepped for slumber and just popping in to retrieve my already dried prints).