Sunday, August 31, 2008

8.31.08 Happy Day!

I turned 32 this year. Yay me!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

8.30.08 Orchid under water

This is a real orchid at the Broadmoor Hotel, decor for a formal event that was going on the night we were there for a Stick Horses in Pants show. It is submerged under water in a columnar glass vase, illuminated by a floating candle. Absolutely breathtaking.

Friday, August 29, 2008

8.29.08 A fun mess to make

A friend of mine, Evangeline, has a hilarious blog that she started writing several months ago. We've been talking about the design for awhile, and I told her that she could do so much more with it.

After researching photos and having a photo shoot of our own, we came up with a design that communicates both sexy, sophisticated woman and hard-working, normal stay-at-home mom.

A contributor, LisaBelle0705, granted us permission to use this awesome image from her Photostream.

Then Evangeline and I got together this afternoon to stage the above shot. The final result, after an afternoon of having fun in Photoshop, can be seen at

Thursday, August 28, 2008

8.28.08 Birthday Wishes

My birthday is on Sunday. This is the first birthday card I received this week. :o) It's from the same friend of mine who has been inadvertently featured during my Project 365 several times this year.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

8.27.08 IMing is Fun!

I normally don't have that many IM windows open. It was so unusual that I had to take a picture for today's image. If you closely at the larger image (click the one above), you can see in the far right IM box, I'm telling my friend MightiMidget that I'm going to take a picture of the screen. :oD

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

8.26.08 Buried Sign

Can't quite figure out what went wrong here. How did the sign get buried like that?

Monday, August 25, 2008

8.25.08 Vampire Cat

This is actually the original "mangy cat." He was just a kitten when I was sitting at the computer, trying to think of a Yahoo ID so I could figure out what this whole chat room thing was about. He was tearing around the house, so I suddenly thought, "That mangy cat!" which was a phrase used in a cartoon some time ago. That was 11 years back. I've been "mangy cat" everywhere online since.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

8.24.08 Rewards

Saturday, August 23, 2008

8.23.08 Already?

It's August. Does anyone else see something wrong with this picture? (Besides the fact that it's fuzzy. :oP)

Friday, August 22, 2008

8.22.08 Last call

Friday after putting the kids down to bed, I gave myself permission to go to bed at 7:00 p.m. I woke up (predictably) at 11:30 p.m., took this picture, read, and went back to bed at 1:00 a.m. When I awoke naturally at 7:00 a.m., I felt more refreshed than I have in a long, long time.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

8.21.08 Back road

Going up to visit a friend, I took the road less traveled. It was a beautiful drive.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

8.20.08 Pear tree

This is kind of fun: These are the pears that have grown from the snow-covered blossoms I featured back in May.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

8.19.08 Midnight Eclipse

The shape of the light coming from this solar lamp caught my eye tonight. I had to enhance it in Photoshop to get the brightness and contrast just so. Love the way this one came out.

Monday, August 18, 2008

8.18.08 Short-lived snack

Sunday, August 17, 2008

8.17.08 Gotta go

Bathroom door at Old Chicago.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

8.16.08 Done!

Gotta love a list that's been checked off completely.

Friday, August 15, 2008

8.15.08 Some like it hot

Thursday, August 14, 2008

8.14.08 Hail stones

It came fast and furious and very, very loudly.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

8.13.08 Beef with snowpeas

It doesn't look quite so appetizing with the flash, but the other shot didn't turn out.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

8.12.08 Ominous

Monday, August 11, 2008

8.11.08 New bus stop

Checking out the new bus stop. Huzzah!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

8.10.08 New writing spot

The Waffle House is awesome. No outlets, no wi-fi. But they have excellent good and service, not to mention that their booths are comfy enough with their curved backs.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

8.9.08 Short Story

A friend of mine has this delightful old typewriter that used to belong to her grandfather. She typed up "Once upon a time...", and one of her recent house guests finished the story for her.

Friday, August 8, 2008

8.8.08 Goodwill

I've always liked the Goodwill logo. Did you ever notice that it's a lower case "g" as well as a smiling face?

Thursday, August 7, 2008

8.7.08 Bento box

Notice the little thief trying to get his mitts on my tempura vegetables.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

8.6.08 Rainy night

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

8.5.08 On Vacation

This is the same marquee I shot in February. They do sometimes manage to be pretty entertaining over at Old Chicago's.

Monday, August 4, 2008

8.4.08 Boone's Apple Wine

I am such a cheap date. LOL

Sunday, August 3, 2008

8.3.08 Sword-wielder

Thomas used a sword as his illustrative device this Sunday. He had fun swinging it around as he spoke on how fathers need to forge their sons as a blacksmith forges a blade.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

8.2.08 More power

This is what happens when a bunch of writers get together with their laptops and write.

Friday, August 1, 2008

8.1.08 Mile High Sundae

This is called the "Mile High Sundae" over at Champps. I believe this would define "gigantal" quite well. No, we couldn't finish it. (There were only two of us!)