Sunday, August 29, 2010

8.29.2010: day 185

So...I was trying this dress on, and couldn't really see what it looked like from the back...
and thought maybe taking a photograph would do it. It didn't.
But I got this funny, hairy self-portrait out of it.

8.28.2010: day 184

A quick trip to the beach. Lovely.

Friday, August 27, 2010

8.27.2010: day 183

Part of my (freshly washed) t-shirt collection.
It's funny, I used to really like goofy t-shirts when I was around twelve. My favorite, which my youngest sister may still have somewhere, had a flamingo on it, of all things. (It was a cartoon by Boynton.) I wore that thing all the time. And then at some point, I decided goofy t-shirts weren't cool. Maybe I've made peace with my uncoolness, or maybe I just don't care whether I'm cool or not. Because, doggone it. I get a giggle every morning I put one of those suckers on.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

8.26.2010: day 182

My current fridge magnets.
When I moved in last year, I randomly grabbed a few magnetic poetry pieces,
and ended up with this:
"deep laugh after velvet see"
I liked it so much, I haven't changed it.

8.25.2010: day 181

"here's to health, here's to wealth and may you never doubt yourself...TRIUMPH"
And, then below that with an arrow pointing up: "BE REALISTIC"
Ouch. And, what does it mean that this chair was destined for the trash?
Classes started today, too...

8.24.2010: day 180

So...I forgot to take a photo today, but remembered when I woke up the next morning.
The sky was lovely at around 6am.

Monday, August 23, 2010

8.23.2010: day 179

You lookin' at me? Yep. You lookin' at me? Yep. Ok then. Carry on.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

8.22.2010: day 178

It rained most of last night and this morning, and our campsite was a lagoon by the time we got up. (Luckily, Dad and Barb's tent was on higher ground and didn't flood.) Since it was raining, we decided to go to the Virginia Aquarium. My niece and nephew had a great time watching the animals. I did too. I miss diving.

8.21.2010: day 177

Dad and Barb came to town last night, and this morning we drove to Virginia Beach. They're camping with my step-sister and their family for the week. Dad, Barb, and I arrived before the others, so we went down to the beach, had a great lunch ( tacos...) and then wandered along the boardwalk for awhile. We dipped our toes in the Atlantic and eventually went back to the campground to hang out with the rest of the camping folks.

We enjoyed the warm (and muggy) evening outside, and as it got dark, I noticed the cute light strands hanging from the camper canopy- little fire engines and fire hydrants. My brother-in-law happens to be a firefighter...

8.20.2010: day 176

I nearly forgot to take a photo today. My old phone was the closest camera within reach. This is a view of my bedroom window right after I turned out the lights. The yard light filters in a bit.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

8.18.2010: day 175

I love how important that slice of space becomes, and the little nub holding up the layers...

8.17.2010: day 174

Corks. You know, cork is a strange sounding word. But, then again, I suppose if you consider any word long enough, it begins to sound odd.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

8.15.2010: day 172

The cracks look like wings.
(One of the sinks in the bathroom in Virginia Wesleyan's library.)

8.14.2010: day 171

Yep. That's a table saw being carried down the stairs. Crazy.

Friday, August 13, 2010

8.13.2010: day 170

Sometimes squirrels are annoying, and sometimes they're just cute. This time: cute. Good morning, little curly-tailed squirrel. I think I'll name him Ralph.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

8.12.2010: day 169

I took a little detour this afternoon and stopped by the Skyline Caverns. Pretty darn cool, if I do say so myself. (Literally, and visually: it's a constant 52 degrees down there.) It gives you an entirely different perspective on the lifespan of things. Amazing.

8.11.2010: day 168

I've been watching this spider for a couple of days. At first I thought it was a huge one (by MI standards). But, when I checked on it again this morning, I realized it had been wrapping up another spider as food. Yum? No. Don't think so. But even though I generally dislike spiders, I try to leave them alone unless I'm in danger of being bitten, or are poisonous and could potentially bite me. Happy meal, Spider (as long as it's not me.)

8.10.2010: day 167

I made these several years ago and was surprised to find them in my old office at my old job. I'd forgotten about them and it was nice to see a little bit of myself still hanging around (albeit, as unfinished artwork...)

8.9.2010: day 166

I had dinner with friends tonight. One of our friends doesn't have a computer right now. She (and her husband (Oh Great Doctor)) recently hooked up wireless internet, but have yet to get a computer. So...we were picking on most possible opportunities... heehee... Reason: most of the time when we set up gatherings, we do it via email and she keeps missing out accidentally, because she isn't in the email loop... Either we need to change and make a habit of calling her. Or. She needs to get a computer. Yep.

8.8.2010: day 165

Hand abstraction. I'm kind of wrinkly.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

8.7.2010: day 164

Ohh noooooo... the transformer's on fire?!?!??
Nope! It's fireworks!
Yay fireworks!
(I feel like I should get some pom poms and do a cheer or something...)

Here's the story: Dinner at friends'. (Thanks K and E!) We sat and chatted out on their screened-in porch. Around 10pm we got to watch a lovely little fireworks show,
thanks to Dearborn's Homecoming Festival a few blocks away.
Good food, good conversation, good fireworks, good evening.

8.6.2010: day 163

Yep. It's a keeper.
Whomever invented the fan is too.
(That would be Schuyler Skaats Wheeler in 1886.) Thank you Mr. Wheeler.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

8.5.2010: day 162

5:53 am.
Another clear, early morning wishing I could sleep, but still enjoying the brightening sky and the subtle, insistent shift from night to day.

8.4.2010: day 161

Little Bambu...

(see also: Big BambĂș)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010