I didn't have any exciting plans for last night -- just another Thursday, and I figured I'd stay home and work on my backlog of post-processing. Then yesterday morning I got wind via Sacramento Connect that in the evening, a scant three blocks from my apartment, the second annual Sacramento Bastille Day Waiter Race would be held. Now, given that I've →
I vacillated between capitalizing cinco de mayo or not in my post title. These are the things that keep English majors awake at night, people. See, in Spanish, you don't capitalize months. But it's a holiday, so shouldn't that be capitalized? I should go look, but I'm too tired. I was up until 3AM finishing the Prom pics (FINALLY) and →
I think I set a record with these pics for the shortest it's ever taken me to post-process a session. Ok, I kind of lied... I'm not done with the session. But it's the fastest I've ever pulled out this many, anyway. On Saturday after work, I took some pictures of my coworker Kim's (of Yep They Are All Mine fame) →
Someone dumped a litter of four kittens in a box at the barn yesterday, and while I didn't manage to be one of the lucky four to get to take one home (not that we need a THIRD cat anyway) at least Moose got to pose with one. OMG MOOSE LOVE!!!!!! Seriously, I can't stand the cuteness here. By the way, while →
I'm actually in the Bay Area for work-related stuff from this morning through Wednesday night. The insanity continues through next Saturday, and then it's SSSPPPRRRIIINNNGGG BBBBRREEEAAAAKKKKKK (make sure you read that in a deep radio announcer voice, complete with reverb.) Because I spent most of today in meetings, I really couldn't bust out my camera (they weren't big meetings where I →
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Who can take an ice rink, scrape it a time or two Cover it with warm water and melt the ice into a goo The Zamboni man, oh the Zamboni man The Zamboni man can 'cause he mixes it with love and makes the ice skate good You've seen "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", right? If you haven't, please go find a copy →
If you're a regular Cartalk listener, the title of this blog post should be fairly familiar. If you're not, say the last four words of the title really slowly. :-) Because of the epic rain we've been having this winter (currently the Sierra snowpack is running at 198% of normal for this time of year!) I finally broke down and moved →
While I don't mention them very often on here, we have two cats -- Jem (black cat) and Scout (tortoiseshell), named after the brother and sister in the book To Kill A Mockingbird. Hey, I was an English major! Like their namesakes, they're brother and sister, and we got them from a feral cat rescue about a year and →
For those of you that celebrate the day, may you all spend it with your friends, families, and other loved ones. And whether or not you celebrate the day, and do so in a religious or secular manner, wishes for peace on earth and goodwill toward all never hurt anyone. So peace, y'all, and Merry Christmas. :-) ~ Guess I don't have →
Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say On a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day That's the island greeting that we send to you From the land where palm trees sway Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii's way To say "Merry Christmas to you". Poor John. For the past →
Just like last year, a veterinarian friend of mine is holding a 12 Days of Petmas roundup on her blog, and just like last year, I threw my hat in the ring to participate (you may or may not remember my post with my cat eating the Christmas tree ornament.) This year, I went for the first day of Christmas, →
Early last week, I randomly came up with the idea to take a picture of one of everyone's eyes at my parents' house on Thanksgiving, and make a collage out of them. As I was taking the pictures on Thanksgiving Day, I decided it'd be fun to make a contest out of it, to go along with the other games →
The title of this post comes from a table grace I learned backpacking in the Sierras with my church when I was a kid. I may have learned it before then, actually, but I associate it most strongly with backpacking, and I've been known to not just use it as a table grace, but whenever I'm feeling happy and blessed. →
So I know that today is Tuesday and thus this should be a Moose post, but between weather and time, I haven't had a chance to take any interesting pics. Besides, I took an awesome field trip yesterday, and I wanted to post pics of that!! So I'll try to get a Moose pic or two up tomorrow, but if →
I hosed off Moose on Saturday after our ride, then I turned him out to roll (since he likes doing that.) Then I took cameraphone pictures, then I wrote a really bad song parody about it. I blame my friend Tracie for getting Hey Jude stuck in my head. :-) Hey Moose (sung to the tune of "Hey Jude", by the →
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good pumpkin must be in want of a knife
I feel like I should apologize to Jane Austen for that absolutely atrocious pun in my post title, or at least to my mother, since I'm sure her groan will be audible from here, despite the almost 600 miles that separate us. But what fun is life (and why was I an English major for four years??) if I can't →
Back in 2002, I dressed Moose up in his first Halloween costume -- a Western sheriff. It was a spur-of-the-moment thing sparked by the bandanna print fabric I saw at the fabric store, and I had quite a bit of fun with it. :-) Now that I have him back, and since my barn had a Halloween costume contest/game day, →
Question: What happens when you get a three-year-old, a window, a camera, and the sugar-laden promise of birthday cake and ice cream together in the same place?
Trompe l'oeil is French for "deceive the eye", and describes any style of art that depicts two-dimensional objects in a way such that the viewer perceives them as being 3D. Basically, the artist wants to fake out the viewer by making them think something is real when in reality it's not. I've always thought stuff like this is fun, with →
It really makes me depressed to hear about the dearth of art in schools, especially at the elementary level. I'm not just talking about crafts projects, I'm talking about actual art education -- artists, time periods, styles. In the fifth grade, I was fortunate enough to attend a school that treated this art history just as any other subject for us →