Sunday, February 05, 2017

Sunday #34: Super Bowl Sunday


It's Super Bowl Sunday!  My roommates planned a party this afternoon; I'll be popping in and out because I don't sit still!  It's a good day for indoor activities because it's quite uncharacteristically dreary for Southern California today.  Luckily, I managed to get some lifestyle photography for the blog done yesterday (see above) because the light's dodgy today. 


I went to our university's biannual career fair this week.  This year, I did some shopping and invested in some pieces for my closet.  Shopping for business professional/casual clothing was more difficult than I had imagined.  A lot of suits just look frumpy on me, especially with how wide pant legs are.  However, I did end up finding a few pieces (post coming soon).  Overall, it was a good time for me to update my resume again and get talking to recruiters.  I used to think that a chemistry PhD limited me to lab bench related jobs, but there are a lot of different career opportunities out there for STEM degrees, which is reassuring.


My Saturday was jam packed.  I had a photoshoot with my friend Tami who is one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen!  I'm sharing one of many good shots.  My friends have been telling me to start charging for services, but I'm technically disallowed with my graduate student contract.  At the moment, I photograph and create art based off what inspires me and my whims.  I do it because I 100% enjoy it.  Which brings me to a message I got on Instagram this past week from a complete stranger requesting a drawing of him (sent with a heart emoji, no less).  I asked if it was for commission or for free and this person had the nerve to say FREE.  Can you believe that?  If you like my work enough to want a custom piece, you would also value my effort, talent, and time to compensate me for it! 

Me, Tami, and Betty on location (L).  Tami strikes a pose (R). 

It's early afternoon now and people will be arriving soon.  I'm going to keep it short this Sunday.  Now, I'm off to eat my weight in chips and guacamole . . .


  1. Haha I love this short and sweet post! Tami is gorgeous, you + your friends are such happy, gorgeous people! Also ugh, the nerve of that guy just point blank asking it for free. Did he really expect you to draw something out of thin air -_- also your PhD will definitely come into handy for many career opps - I know a bunch of people who did STEM subjects and now are in a variety of industries!

    Cherie ❊ sinonym

  2. You and your friends are gorgeous! Also, that notebook is so pretty - I want it! But then that'd be super bad because I'm holding to way too many notebooks at this point, haha.

    Eena // Cabin Twenty-Four

  3. You and your friends are beautiful! Ahh I've been hearing a lot from other bloggers about people asking them to do work for them for free >:( -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  4. What a nerve! I really don't understand how people can ask for free artworks in these cases... Anyways, your friend looks so gorgeous! Can't wait to see more photos :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  5. You take great photos! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Haha such fun pictures of you and your friends and Tami sure is super gorgeous! And seriously I don't understand how do people dare to ask an artist to work for free? Be the complete stranger who asked you or the brands, they all need to learn to value other person's talent and efforts!

    Makeup, Style and Sugar

  7. you have gorgeous friends and so are you, alyse! and yes you really should taking charges. never do things you're good at for free ;D