I had always wanted to ride along the Santa Maria with Christopher Columbus. I finally got that chance with the time machine I had built in my basement that I called Billy 9000. My time had finally come. I set the coordinates to August 3, 1492. Then I stepped into the machine, and closed the glass door.
I thought I would inform you that if you would come and stay with me, you would have a higher chance of survival. I have food, shelter, and the intelligence to survive. I know you are probably hesitant about coming with me, but I promise that I will keep us alive. No matter what I have to do I will make sure that you live. We will stay in a place that no one would ever think of.
From the roar of the crowd filling the stands, to the vigorous scratching of pens and pencils on paper, the city of Cupertino has provided a unique atmosphere for me to grow and develop in. Ever since I first picked up a baseball bat at 5 years old, there has never been a period of time I wasn’t participating in sports. I love competition as it always drives me to be the best I can possibly be. In everything I do, I intend to stand triumphant and compete to the utmost of my abilities.
One chilly night in late November as my family and I were eating dinner, my mom and dad told my sister and I they had very exciting news. I couldn’t image what it could’ve been. A pet dog? A trip to California? I had no clue!
Around ten o'clock, the large pacific train came rolling in. I had been waiting on the train for about three hours, because it was running really late. I had to sit there in boredom because my mom took all the data off of my phone because she said that I would pay more attention to my phone than I would in California . The journey to California will take three long horrible days on the train with grouchy babies crying and moms yelling horribly at their kids because they are acting really bad.
This past summer, my family took a road trip to Southern California to visit family and friends. While we were there I was able to hear stories of when I was younger, as well as a few about my parents. California was in the middle of a large drought, which made the air excruciatingly hot, so we visited the beach to cool off. I walked out onto the very edge of the wave break, the waves pounding against the rocks and spraying me with their salty drops. As I looked towards the horizon, I was reminded of how amazing God 's creation truly is.
The thought that the world would end simply because a culture ceased the production of a calendar was, in my mind, preposterous. But for an unknown reason my mind began to change. The story was on the internet, in the news, and there was even a movie made about it. I was becoming convinced that the world would truly end in 2012. I dreaded the day when I, and everyone I loved, would see the world come to a standstill; but we never did.
My altered landscapes project explores how every individual has environments or places that at some point served a significant purpose in their life. For some, this could mean their grandmother’s house because it reminds them of when they were 5. For others, this could mean something as simple as their favorite coffee shop. This set of images captures locations that were important to me during specific periods of my life.
Over thanksgiving break, my friend and I decided to go visit the California Museum near downtown. After we purchased our entrance, the first thing that caught my eye was the live size bear in front of the museum. This was my first time at that specific museum so it caught my eye more than my friend. Since he has been there already, he showed me around and we went outside to see the giant Constitution Wall. The wall was also fascinating because it was huge and it had phrases from the California Constitution.
It was a warm fall day in Illinois, my mom and dad thought it would be a good night for a date. My mom called up “Aunt” Janie at the farm and asked if it would be okay if we came there while they went. I sat at the counter listening to the phone ring and ring and finally she answered and said that it would be great if the clan would come out. We were all so excited because a day at the farm was the most exciting event that happened a lot of the time. We all hopped into the van with our jackets, rubber boots, and many other things that would help us be fit to get all dirty and have fun.