Project 365 | Week 22

Day 148 | Monday

Built in 1888. Part of the National Seashore

Here’s what the blurb at the national seashore said: “Can you believe the building in front of you is the one in this photo?  It has had many lives.  Built as a Life-Saving station in 1888 it was absorbed into the newly created US Coast Guard in 1915.  The next year the Coast Guard moved it 70 feet to make room for a new station.  From 1919 through World War II it served as a barracks for naval radio navigation operators.  Finally, in 1957 it was sold as surplus and moved here, where it became a residence.  After years of service as a lifesaving station it seems only fitting that the building’s life has been saved too, preserved as part of the national seashore.” (Thanks Amy for taking some of these photos too).

When I was away for Memorial Day we visited an old town on an island near Cape Lookout.  Years ago it was evacuated due to Hurricanes.  The only problem with making the residence leave, and later move was that their hundred year lease was not up yet.

Day 149 | A Tuesday

Kindergarten Report Card

In rummaging boxes for paperwork about my life (ah, bank companies) my dad found my kindergarten report card.  It seems my love of reading started at an early age.

Day 150 | A Wednesday

He isn’t always a poser.

Sars got me a cat lady shirt on impulse.  The only way to wear a cat lady shirt is to hair it up with cat mane, thus, this happened.

Day 151 | A Thursday

Doing my first pinterest DIY

Yep, I’m one of the 1% that is actually creating something off of pinterest.  I’m also planning my wedding, my floral arrangements, tomorrow’s outfit and breakfast, my future bathroom design, and how to do a “summer bun.”

Earlier this week, I had to teach my teens what “it’s” meant, rather than “its.”  I also had to teach them how to spot a fragment and a run-on.  It was two hours of one-on-one tutoring using a 2009 EOC test.

I’m angry with my teens for being rowdy and not paying attention in class.  I’m angry with those stupid grammar workbooks that teach students NOTHING.  (I know because I had to use a few throughout high school and then teach myself grammar basics in college just to be able to write a functioning paper).  And, I’m angry with educators who haven’t engrained the differences between there, their, and they’re to these students.  (Please ignore my use of “and” as a sentence starter, I like to write like I speak).

One of my teens writes poetry in his free time; he loves English.  Why does he have an F?

Day 152 | A Friday

Inspector Gadget

We went to the new wing of the NC Museum of Natural Science and it was probably the coolest (and I use that word lightly because it makes me want to put my thumb in the air and yell, “rad!”) museum I’ve ever been in. I saw an actual dinosaur bone, and an actual chip of Mars.  We studied enlarged germs while Jack asked what they all did (most of them ate things…).

Sludge Scientist

Magnifying the tubes of sludge.

First genetically modified pet in the US.

These are glowfish.  Scientists took the glow gene from certain corals, and certain jellyfish and injected it into these tiny finned creatures.  If anyone ever asks you what the US has given the world, announce with pride, “THE GLOWFISH.”

Day 153 | A Saturday

Stanky Leg

My cat with half-kangaroo feet.

Day 154 | A Sunday

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Fairest of Them All?

I bought a new mirror at the flea market yesterday.  This doesn’t show it off at all, but rather my evil queen face.  I saw Snow White and the Huntsman yesterday and you should see it.  Every girl can relate to an evil queen who has been “ruined by men.”  Are we all not unhinged at one point?

28 thoughts on “Project 365 | Week 22

  1. Brianna Soloski says:

    I like that you actually put some description with your 365 photos. I fear mine are not cool enough to warrant such explanation (or maybe it’s that they are all just self-explanatory).

      • Cassie says:

        Haha you’re right – sometimes it works in my favor. Maybe it’s better to not explain sometimes so that the reader/viewer can take your art/photo however they want to. It’s inspiring. : )

      • Brianna Soloski says:

        Agreed. Is this your first time doing project 365? I’m on my third attempt and I’ve fallen in love with it, finally.

      • Cassie says:

        It is my first. I just decided to take a photo a day, but since then I’ve found people have already set certain things you’re supposed to capture each day and a new list comes out every month and I love that idea — I may do that next year.

        That way it’s kind of an assignment to find certain things in my life. I’m not sure.

        Do you go by a list or just take photos that inspire you?

  2. The Other Watson says:

    It seems our education systems have similar flaws. You should see the average Australian’s use of spelling and grammar…it’s appalling. I can’t understand how these kids are not thoroughly taught even these most basic rules.
    Love that kindergarten report by the way! And all of your other photos…I always enjoy these posts! :) (Ooh ahh, I started a sentence with ‘and’ too :P )

    • Cassie says:

      Thanks about the report and the photo compliments. :)

      I always thought Australia’s Education System was much better, but that might just be because I have the “grass is greener” mentality.

    • Cassie says:

      Me too :) It’s funny what parents save. I feel like I’m going to be that hoarding parent that saves every kindergarten finger painting.

  3. Bea says:

    We may save a “few” things….OK, I admit to saving all of my son’s baby teeth,doesn’t everybody?, but I believe you have a note I read to you when you turned 18, so you are well on your way!
    Love the pics and the explanations that go with them. Good job.

    • Cassie says:

      Aw, you are so sweet. Thank you so much! I’m always excited to meet new people through the blog and obviously have compliments – haha. I will visit your blog right now – thanks for coming! Happy Reading and Blogging!

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