Monday, September 29, 2008

The Ice-cream Run

If there is one thing that any ice-cream lover needs to know in order to survive at Rhodes it is the Steers Ice Cream Run! At almost anytime of day and sometimes well into the night no matter how cold the weather students can be seen taking a stroll to the local Steers for some of the best ice-creams in town. I have myself just tonight been on an ice-cream run with the girls. It resulted from a spontaneous decision after supper that ice-cream was to be devoured at the anointed hour of 20:30. So off we went in the cold to fill our bellies with the ice-creamy goodness for no particular reason but to get out with your friends for some fresh air and if a tasty frozen treat happens to be involved – bonus!
I suspect that as summer starts to kick off (today was a brilliant warm day) and the Grahamstown cold begins to release its icy grip that these ice-cream runs will become more frequent. Which is great for my stomach that loves ice-cream but not so good for my body which enjoys to store the said ice-cream in all my love handles. At this point I think it would be wise to…..increase the number of times I go to the gym. Bet you though I was going to give up the ice-cream didn’t you. No such luck I’m afraid the ice-cream is too good and the ice-cream runs just too much fun.

Happy Eating!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Weekend Closure

And so another weekend in Grahamstown comes to an end and yet again I did less work than I had planned too. It is amazing that no matter how good my intentions to get ahead of my work load are my rubber arm and fear of cabin fever always result in my coming short of par on Sunday evenings. Well no need to worry about that anymore as it is officially Monday morning - the start of the week and too late to cram anymore work in on the weekend . Which in student terms means that a whole week of lectures and tutorials lie ahead of me starting with my journalism tutorial in exactly 16 hours time.
The reason for my procrastination this weekend had to do with an awesome Friday night out, the ensuing hangover and my newly formed addiction to Photoshop. Friday night was a semi-planned girls night out that started with pre-drinks at res then out to Old Goal and Friars. It turned out to be a wicked night out especially since I was out with some new and old friends. I had such a good laugh. The drum practice that was going on in my head when I woke up on Saturday morning on the other hand was not as easy to laugh at…or at least not at first! The rest of the weekend was spent chilling with friends and playing around on my new toy Photoshop. And can I just take a moment to say that I am in LOVE!!!! It is so much fun to get creative with your photos and take them to another level! I have had it for a while but didn’t know too much about how to use it but with our latest journalism assignment I have been trying to manipulate my groups profile photos and so been learning a thing or two. I have put one of the group ones up for you all to see. Please feel free to visit the site the girls are the best! And I’m not just saying that because I’m biased :)
Will keep you all updated and share any golden tips that I discover for any other Photoshop lovers out there. That’s it from me for now as my bed is seriously calling my name.

Sweet dreams to all you people in cyberspace


Welcome to my humble blog.

I’m afraid as you can see it is a work in progress but I promise you as soon as I find a uber geek to help me I will pimp it out for you all. So for now you will have to put up with my minimalistic amateur attempts.

For all of you out there reading this who do not know me. My name is Tarryn but you can all call me Savy (it’s a long story involving Pirates of the Caribbean and lots of beer). I am a Journalism and Media Studies student at Rhodes University in South Africa. I live in a mud hut and have a lion for a pet! Hehehe only jokes! I am in fact a regular student living in residence and working my ass off to make it into the 2nd year of Journalism so that I can study photojournalism.
You may be wondering why I would call my blog ‘Drawing Life with Light’ well the word “photography” based on the Greek φώς (phos) "light" + γραφίς (graphis) "stylus", "paintbrush" or γραφή (graphê) "drawing", together meaning "drawing with light." Hence my love for photography resulted in drawing life with light.

Photography is not the only thing that interests me. I also enjoy painting, politics, music, learning about ancient civilizations and people. Yes, people. I am fascinated by people: how we differ, how we think and why we do the things we do. So stick around and visit every so often to have a read and find out how life as a student is going and what it happening in the little old town of Grahamstown.