Friday, 27 January 2012

It's My Life - Animals > Humans.

Consider this an introduction to my newest family member; little miss Mousen Eskdale. :)

I have been an animal lover as long as I can remember and have up until now had 3 rabbits, 1 Guinea Pig and 8 hamsters (alongside numerous fish, even though they freak me the hell out).

They are defiantly considered a friend and family member by me. I talk more to pets than I do to people most of the time, as there is no worry of any sort of let down with a cute tiny fluff ball. 
Most of my babys have had, what I consider to be, cool names! :P And my new Syrian, Mousen, is no exception. Dubbed 'Moo' for short the name first came from her having markings similar to that of a cow, hence 'Moo', then it evolved to 'Mousen' and inside joke about a small place I drive past on the road up to my parents. 

I agree with the 'never work with children' quote but I think working with animals is brilliant! I've always tried to get some interesting photos of my hammies and even though they hardly stop moving when you get a great shot its so worth it! Ive also been explored on flickr for one of Scamp. :)  

Here are a couple of my hamster army past and present - 

Minnie

Dusty

Travis 

Scamp
                                 

Pepsi

Halo
                                           
I also had a gorgeous tan and white smooth haired Syrian called baby bear who unfortunately passed away after only a fortnight of living with me due to breathing complications :(
This group of beauties are better friends than any person could ever be! Just wait until I win the lottery and buy my farm! :D





Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Pointless

I want to write a blog but I haven't really anything to say.
I'm not feeling great with myself lately but hopefully I'm gonna change it as soon as possible.
I know that if I had a job or something that meant I could afford to go to the gym, I'd be there all the time! Might go swimming next week or see if our local leisure centre has a sauna :)
Until then I'm gonna keep cracking up at the non-funny spelling mistakes on damnyouautocorrect.com

Goodnight x

Sunday, 15 January 2012

MMA Madness - UFC 142

Best, most exciting card this year! Okay, its only the first event this year so far...but so many quality finishes on one night was amazing.
With almost every fight ending in the first round there was no chance to take your eyes off the screen.

There was only one Facebook prelim last night, Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio Carvalho, a great opening fight that went the distance ending in a unanimous decison for the Brazilian.
We then moved to FX for the preliminary card where the action was started straight off when Mike Pyle TKO'ed Ricardo Funch. Originally rocking Funch with a straight right, he followed it up with a brutal knee and following him to the ground, raining down punches, the ref jumps in 1.22 into the first round.
Another unanimous decision came for Yuri Alcantara after a nice bout with Michihiro Omigawa making good use of his judo. The end of the first round ends in confusion when it is unclear until the tape is played back whether Omigawa had tapped to the vicious arm bar Alacantara pulled on with just seconds left of the round, it is confirmed that there was no tap and the fight goes the distance.
 Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ednaldo Oliveira, originally the Brit Rob Broughton vs. Ednaldo Oliveira, starts with an display of faints leading to a small exchange where Gonzaga grabs his chance to bring it to the ground. Here he wastes no time in making this the second 1st round finish of the card with a super fast rear naked choke! Awesome.
The last pre lim fight again goes the distance and ends in a unanimous decision defeat of Sam Stout for Thiago Tavares.

Main card time! And what I am sure many will regard as a definite contender for KO of the year.
Following an attack on Terry Etims legs, the first two rounds go to Edson Barbosa. No change in 3rd for Barbosa use of leg kicks and at 2.02  he lands a sweet spinning wheel kick square on Etims jaw knocking him out cold. Everyone goes crazy, including all of us twitter fans :P This fight also was awarded KO AND fight of the night.
Next up alot of controversy after the Erick Silva stoppage of Carlo Prater. Only 29 seconds in and the fight is stopped with Prater unable to escape the barrage of hammer fists but as Silva celebrates, ref Mario Yamasaki declares him disqualified for illegal punches to the back of the head. After many replays no one can see the apparent illegal blows, Joe Rogan especially found the result unjust as he 'interviewed' Yamasaki practically telling him he was wrong.
Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Massenzio, again, was a first round defeat. Palhares, the ADCC silver medal holder used, what could be said to be, his signature heel hook to finish Massenzio just over a minute into the fight securing himself the submission of the night bonus!
Jam packed full of action even before the co-main fight took place, the event kept up its string of outstanding fights when the legend that is Vitor Belfort makes this his first submission stoppage (in the UFC) since 1997,  rear naked choking Anthony Rumble Johnson, despite his failure to make weight. Coming in at 11lb over the weight limit, this isnt the first time Rumble has come in over and it has been reported that he has now been cut from the UFC roster for his continuous cutting issues.

Personally the fight I was least interested in was the main event and featherweight title fight between  José Aldo  vs. Chad Mendes in which Aldo retained his belt. KO by knee joining the evenings 1st round finishes and celebrating by running into the crowd! ( Much to the horror of the security. I'm sure he can take care of himself lol)

Overall defiantly a hard card to follow you should agree. Just wish I could of afforded to be there live.
 Now to look forward to seeing Bang KO Neer on the 20th! Woo!!

Friday, 13 January 2012

The World Is Definatly Gonna End This Year!

Once again, its very late and Ive messed up my sleeping pattern more. Not that I cant get up if I need to obviously.
My handsome mans new shoesies are arriving tomorrow/this morning hopefully and as we never hear the door, were staying up in the hope they come at a reasonable hour.

Anyways, I gathered I hadnt written a post in a while and thought an update was in need before my usual post UFC blog on Sunday.
Since last time Ive had another photoshoot, a newborn shoot, for my clients mentioned a couple posts back. Also still on the hunt for a full time 'day job' until I can get enough bookings to make a proper living out of (if ever) or my dreams come true and my exciting emails are put into action again. This time Ill keep all hush about that though as not to jinx things!

Oh! And the hugest change lately...
The other day marked my 1 year anniversary of being a full UK driving licence holder...and the 11th marked the day I had to declare my car off road and decide to sell it.  :'(
Im not in the position right now to be able to afford the madness of the amount of money insurance costs for a 21 year old female. I am so extremly grateful for all the help my Dad and Mam have given me the past few months, especially with the car, without which making it to photoshoots in Berwick would of been potentially problematic (sneeky HP quote hiding in there for any super fans like me lol). But yeah. Im car-less. Its been a little weird so far but Ill get used to it I guess.

Other than all that nothing too exciting going on in Blyth. But apparently at 3.13 on yesterday there was a suspected 'Sonic Boom' which of course everyone is claiming to be an earthquake and that the world is deffo gonna end now. Gotta trust those Myans!

...Im off to play Runescape. Peace.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

It's My Life - Cliche New Year Post.

New years resolutions and all that jazz.
First of which is to take more bloody photos haha. So saying that I've started two new projects...Eyes and Feet. Doesn't sound too exciting but my Mam of all people will defiantly agree I've always had a fascination with feet and the different shoes people wear.
It started out that I was planning to do trio photos of each person, their Eyes, Hands and Feet but found when doing my self portraits that hands are awkward to photograph.
Here's my eye and foot self portraits anyways...



More to come!

Oh and if anyone would be so kind as to act as Guinea pig for me feel free to drop round the flat, preferably between the hours of 5pm and 7am as I'm currently nocturnal.

:D