Friday, July 2, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
(the kitten my mom found abandoned by the kitten's mom and has since been hand fed and is growing nicely, thank you)
people will say you're crazy.
you might get to take photos like this:
(don't worry. it's the steam from a humidifier)
or this:or if you're lucky, you might get to take a shot like this:
good to be back, America.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
On our way back home, we did many day trips. One was here in Santa Cruz, where we cruised the Boardwalk, checking out the rides and going on none of them. Apparently, each ride has it's own price - this coaster for example, was, i think, $6 a ride. Daaaaang.
I so gotta school him.
It got boring, looking at all the things we didn't want to spend money on. So we moved on to further explore Santa Cruz, and eventually found Mission Santa Cruz.
Moving deeper into the hills & woods of Santa Cruz - we found...
Cool woods. I though to myself, there ain't no way i would be here.by.myself.at.night. Just ain't a-gonna happen.
For those of you asking, if you have ever been to Knott's Berry Farm and remember the old Mystery Shack, well, that's what this is. Only bigger. And more mysterious.
Wish i could've seen more. Oh well, there's always next time...and next trip.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Road trips rock. If you're not driving (me? drive his sacred car? not a chance), you get time to stare out the window, look at farms lining the 99 and think - 'hm..wonder if i can do that in Farmtown/Farmville?'
Then you think - 'my gawd, i need a life.'
Then you finally hit Reno, and your brother & sister in law, their kids and your husband's cousin visiting from Ireland.
Then you get in some pimp photo love.
It's hard to get good shots of him. He's at that age where he'd rather make goofy stupid faces. But sometimes, the stars align and he cooperates and then all i wanna do is shower him with hugs.
But he's at that age. There will be no hugging, especially in front of his friends.
None of those problems with this one. 'Photo shoot, auntie? But of course. I would fancy a go at it!'
After a few days there, we drove on over to the home of Journey, Rice-a-Roni, sourdough bread and Levis.
The Golden Gate Bridge, from the Presidio. We spent two hours there, just looking around and checking out the Walt Disney Family Museum. Totally cool. The animated model of Disneyland was beyond cool.
I don't know who Gavin Coombs is, but i still love Dick Dasterdly from the Wacky Races.
Just above this harbor, is Alcatraz.
We didn't tour it this time, the Rock, it was depressing on the inside.
Not that i expect prisons to be a ride at Disneyland, but man. I was never happier to be out of a building than i was that day when we toured it.
Made me think that's where Debbie Downer got her inspiration.
And on that note...
Later - Santa Cruz, San Jose and whatever else i can find.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
After two years of fair photo contests, art association photo contests, online photo contest and what not...i won.
So what if it's 3rd? Dude. I won.
This is my niece. Little hambone, she knows how to work the camera. She knows how to project and how to give her auntie what she wants, even if auntie doesn't even know what SHE wants, sometimes.
She also knows how to work her auntie. Like her brother.
This year at the OC Fair, my girlie was next to the winner. So i was hoping that maybe a little of the winner ju-ju would rub off on me.
And it did.
The Anaheim Art Association was kind enough to pick it as their 3rd prize for photography.
Now i can add 'award winning photographer' to my resume...and my business cards.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Her birthday cupcakes.
Everyone was happy to see everyone else.And this one, while not the Birthday Girl, fell in love with the Fritos.
This little cutie-pie, is also a photo hambone. She wanted to be in every.single.picture. Even the family ones.
Sometimes, it's easier to just roll with it than fight it. Then, you take her and give her her own photo shoot.And she is a happy girl.And she thought the butterfly pinata was pretty. The other kids, however, were salivating over the possiblity of candy, candy and more candy.
They weren't far off.
Oh, the humanity. The carnage. I--i must look away.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
And my mom, ga'bless her, can be trouble as well. Don't let that sweet smile fool you.
Then it was time to practice with the timer. And if i look like trouble, it's because i am.
No doubt about that. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Thank heavens. As klutzy as i am, i'd probably break something.