Saturday, October 31, 2009
Oh my, I look forward to the Opus Gluei Challenges! This one involves apples and in honour of it, I just ate an apple. Well, not really. I was hungry. I did enjoy doing the LO though. I love harvest time.
The good news is I got up this morning and got under the hood of my truck and fixed my burnt-out tail light issue. Myself!!! I am so proud of myself! I dug around until I found the burnt-out fuse (which I thought was the problem) and I replaced it. Not a big deal to most people probably, but it is to me.
So it's been a great day today.
for having no taillights on the truck. who Knew. I thought he would give me a warning instead of the ticket, cus I was SO surprised, but he didn't. Gave me a full-fledged ticket. The bum. Maybe he'll run into a moose on the way back to his detachment. OK, that was wrong. A squirrel. Maybe he'll run into a squirrel. It wouldn't have a effect I'm hoping for though.
Note the car. This little ride-on lawnmower was parked out front of our house the other day and I simply HAD to take a photo of it. Can you imagine this in a car chase? I would win, hands down. Too bad it wasn't the city police who pulled me over. I could have outrun them.
FRIDAY FILL INS:
It was a dark and stormy night under the stairs in my furnace room.
My cat was busy hiding in the Xmas decorations under the stairway in the furnace room, so I offered to take the books myself.
Rushing out, I tripped over the snow shovel I had left by the front door.
Oh crap,I think I heard a howl!
Shhhhhhhhhhhhh, maybe it won't notice me.
Listen you cretin, I said to the child dressed as a little witch, "Give me something good to eat"
As for the weekend tonight I'm looking forward to an uninterrupted sleep, tomorrow my plans include getting the taillights working on my truck, and Sunday I want to make sure I remember to set the clocks back so I don't end up at work an hour early!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Irene Tan has a scrapperlicious giveaway at the Crop Spot happening right now
Her talent alone is worth checking it out, the giveaway is just a bonus. I love her style, she has NEVER, and I mean NEVER made anything I haven't loved. You will too!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I've spent the last few hours trying to sort some things out on my puter. Nuff Said. I feel like the little boy in this pic.
Other than that, it's been a bonnie weekend. Spent some time yesterday and today at the Digital Photo Expo, and took some terrific classes. Plus I got a great deal on a camera bag, so now I don't need to carry my equipment in my Betty Boop backpack anymore. I feel like such a grown-up!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Do you remember the movie "The Shining"? I do, scary-scary. I took this photo of the Prince of Wales, which at the time, had just been boarded up for the winter, and couldn't get the movie out of my mind. It's just SO "The Shining"! Spooky, kind of magical, I think. When we looked in the windows, the furniture was covered with sheets...you just know there is someone or something living in there that was waiting for everyone to leave at the end of the season so it could.........
Friday, October 23, 2009
Is it really possible to have some meories for over 50 years ago? Cus I do. I remember dancing around with scarves at my greaduation ceremony at age 5. I also remember being happy. Things were so much simpler then.
Not that I'm not happy today. I am, I'm just too tired to enjoy it. Getting up early again tomorrow, although not as early as 4:30 AM. Good night.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
and I must get to bed. Need to be up at 4:30 to pick up some staff and go out of town for drug court training. It will be worth it, but I can't promise anything uplifting about my mood. Heck, I'm driving, I don't need to be pleasant. They're young and perky, I may have to hurt them if they are too perky. I hate perky. Of course it's Friday, which is always a happy day, so I can do anything for 8 or 10 hours.
Good night, I shouldn't make it any worse than it could be through lack of sleep.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
We found this early one morning somewhere in Arizona. I had read about the giant jackrabbit on some Route 66 website before we left on our Great Canadian road trip this summer, and we arrived very early in the morning, before it was open, or for that matter, before anyone was up. That allowed us to be silly. I won't post the picture of me up on that giant rodent, (I needed help getting down after a fairly feeble EEHAW!?! but as you can see, the girl had a blast. I used Virtual Studio on the print, because it makes me think of an old Poloroid photo in a kind of whacked-out-maybe-it-fell-in-a-vat-of-hot-steaming-toxic-chemicals-kind of way. Try to say that fast five times while patting your head and rubbing your tunmmy. If you can do it successfully, send me your email and I'll send you something very special and very valuable. But be honest, because I have cameras hidden everywhere. Everywhere.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
and took an online class from her. In spite of dropping my camera in the lake when I went out for the day to take picutres for this album, I enjoyed the whole class. I pretty much made the album without many pictures, kind of used other things. Well, ya makes do with whats ya gots. At any rate, check out her blog, she's young and very talented.
Monday, October 19, 2009
I quit my Bollywood clases. I am simply TOO clumsy and my already fragile self-esteem could handle it no longer. It got to the point where the instructor wouldn't even look me in the eye anymore and I was in the front row, directly in front of him!
To get to this point, I had to bash myself mercilessly for being too unncoordinated, too fat, tool old, blah, blah, blah. But then, I discovered Rebecca's Dare
here and was able, through the planning and execution of my LO, to purge my Bollywood demons. I feel better now. I can't dance, but I do some other things very well. And I'm OK with that. Bless you Rebecca.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
So I checked in at Opus a little while ago and learned that they are looking for a magical submission. I had been thinking about making a card for a little girl and lo and behold, what an opportunity! Plus, it was make the card or clean the oven. duh. So the card is made!
After all my whining this week about the crummy weather (aka snow), we have a Chinook. This guarantees warmer weather on the way. This is a picture of part of it. Basically, it's a huge arc of clouds across the city, something to do with the mountains west of us. Whatever the reason, it makes me very happy.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
We had a memorial service tonight for one of our peer support group members whose husband died in jail. Corrections took the money he made working inside to pay for his own funeral.
That's about all I have for tonight.
Monday, October 5, 2009
So, we invited our friends over (because of course you never want to do these sorts of things alone) and I made a big pot of spaghetti and we set the table for supper. Then we wrapped ourselves with big black garbage bags (in lieu of big black bibs) and with our hands behind our backs, dug in.
If there is anything to be learned from such an experiment, it's that you should never eat spaghetti like a cat in a kitchen with white walls.
And that, my friends, is today's lesson.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
as I would have done otherwise. I guess the good thing about it is that I learned how to do a circle of embellishments. I enjoyed doing it nonetheless. We can pretend it's real bling.
Just lke we're pretending you can actually be a rock star with a tuba.