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As we all know, I am probably the least person you’d expect to be talking or writing about weddings, romanticism, or anything couple-related in general.  I’m not a Love hater or anything but that’s just not my “thing” as they say.  However, it has recently come to my attention that two of my very good friends are getting married.  Last Sunday in the middle of karaoke, I receive a text saying, “So I’m engaged.”  I couldn’t believe it for a second.  I knew that it was going to be sometime soon, I just didn’t expect it in the middle of belting out “Lamento Boliviano” by Enanitos Verdes at the top of my lungs, hahaha.  In all honesty, I thought he’d be dead once he asked his girlfriend’s father for her hand in marriage .  .  .  Totally kidding.  Anyway, I was super happy for them both.  The next day I was asked if I’d be down to do their wedding pictures.  I said yes of course.  So there’s that wedding coming up, but before that I will be doing another wedding.  It’s one of my best friend’s wedding.  So just FYI peeps, keep your eyes peeled for those pictures!  Anyway, here is a picture that I immediately thought of when my friends told me their news.  It’s actually from that day with my other friends out on the town…






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I’ve been pretty down recently.  Some news I got recently weren’t exactly what I expected, thereby ruining my 6 month plan – dag nabbit!  Meh.  Now I’m actually trying to reshape my thinking into taking these bad news and using them to my advantage… bettering myself, taking more time to do what I know is more important but haven’t been doing, and just basically turning this seemingly negative thing and turning it positive.  All that in mind, I decided to take a “recovery” day with a couple of friends and just forget the world with all its madness and go show El Paso to a newfound friend.  We took him all over the place, from the Fox Plaza flea market to Memorial Park to some awesome parts of downtown.  One of the “in between” places we stopped at spoke to me though.  An old motel in west El Paso that has been turned into a sort of  “mini mall” of consignment stores is what I fell in love with. I have a few shots.  Check em out.