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Election Day

Today is the last day to vote in Texas for the mid-term elections, so make sure your voice is heard. For Election Day, you’ll have to vote at a specific polling location, so make sure you know where to go before you go: https://www.votetexas.gov/voting/where.html. There may be long lines, but our rights are worth it!

IMG_2183Enough about that—I’ll assume you got the message! Right now, I’m reading The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, an interesting read about some brothers and sisters who are supposed to get a small nest egg from their father in mid-life. But as the date approaches and most of the money has to be used to bail one of the siblings out of a self-induced crisis that could take down the family name, the siblings realize they may have taken that money too far for granted, Will they be able to get the money back or will they have to tell those they love the money mistakes they’ve made relying on future money as a savior? We’ll see! I’m only about halfway through, but so far so good.

And this past weekend, I took photos, as I often do, at the Texas Farmers Market in Mueller. It was a beautiful weekend and I enjoyed seeing everyone’s goods and taking photos for them. Be sure to follow their Instagram at texasfarmersmarket and mine at tyoungster. I bought some goat cheese, which I used as a ricotta replacement in lasagna. It turned out beautifully! I had enough leftover to freeze.

MediaBistro volunteer photographer

Last week I volunteered to take pics of MediaBistro’s Happy Hour Party at Wine House in Austin, TX. You can find the rest of the photos here.

I enjoy taking pictures and wanted to try my hand at taking pics under pressure—there’s nothing like taking pictures from a party not knowing if it will be inside, outside, how many people will be there and making sure you have them all edited with captions by a certain time the next day. The experience was good and just goes to show everything takes longer than you think it will! Everyone at the party was very fun and mostly willing to have their photos taken, although there weren’t a ton of people there. It looked to me to about 30 people throughout the night, although some people were rotating in and out, so it was hard to keep track.

MediaBistro volunteers are also given a credit towards its site to use, so I am using my credit for an AvantGuild membership, which I hope takes my writing business to the next level. You can see more of my photos here.