March 27, 2009

Artsy Shots

I was so excited when I got the Cannon SD1100 that I went into artsy shot mode.  Here are my top 5 favorites: 

Random yarn in my basket waiting to be knit.

Funky box that I really like for some reason.

A very cool shell that my hubby found in the Gulf of Mexico several years ago.  The conch extraction was quite a procedure.  Not for the faint of heart.  I do have it on film somewhere.

A close up shot of our new shamrock plant.  They are very cool plants.

Last but not least the Buddha head in our fish tank.  If you look closely you can see our male Kribensas in the back hiding.  He is so lonely since his mate died.  We will have to get another.

I look forward to many photos in my near future.  Hope you enjoyed.  

March 26, 2009

Friday Fx4 - Last shot

For this weeks phriday photo phinish, hosted by the ever clever Candid Carrie, I submit this final shot. Not final as in my last post, but in the final photo taken from my decade+ digital camera.
I thought I would try to get some artsy type photos and this was the last one taken before the LCD screen cut out. I think it came out pretty cool. I'd been wanting to upgrade the camera for a while and I am quite happy with the new Cannon Powershot SD1100 IS. It is awesome!!! I look forward to taking many fun shots. Make sure to stop by Candid Carries place to see who all is playing along.

March 18, 2009

Many bad words...

I am thinking of a word that starts with an F and rhymes with duck. You know how you think financially everything is going o.k., then all of a sudden things take a turn for the worse. This has been my last month.

1. Home PC died. We knew it was coming, so it wasn't such a shock, but then the monitor went with it. Had to get both. Yeah, an extra couple hundred on top of that.

2. $808 for a grad class that started in January, plus the cost of books.

3. Digital camera just died. The screen just stopped working, today. I can take pictures, but I can't see them until I download them. How 1990. I'll have to wait to have the photo developed. I can't afford a camera right now. Maybe it will make me appreciate the simpler things in life.

4. Just found out the course that was supposed to start in June actually started in Feb. Now I am begging to get into the class a month late to pay another $808 for that class plus the cost of books. Not to mention IF I get in the massive amount of homework to make up what I missed.....

I think over spring break next week I am not going to leave the house. I may get struck by lightning, get a flat tire, break a bone, god only knows. Shit, who have I Karmically pissed off lately.

I'm just going to say it.....


March 9, 2009

Postponed Contest and other gripes

I hate to do this, but with the pinched nerve I have in my thumb I am postponing my Friday the 13th contest for later in the year.  I am unable to craft without severe pain in my left thumb.  I have huge cortizone shot fear, I hear that is the remedy for what I am now calling 'craft finger'.  I sincerely apologize and those already entered get extra entries.

On to the gripes.....

This past weekend kinda (but not totally) sucked.  

The highlight:  Going to see The Watchmen.  The hubby and I are huge comic book geeks and when we found out this was coming out it was game on.  I loved it.  All 3 hours.  Not your typical super hero movie.  All of the so-called super heroes have so many personal flaws that it is more like a Jerry Springer show at times that true heroes.  Especially Rorschach.  He was a truly sick individual.

The lowlights:

Three hours of sleep on Sat and Sun night due to my brains inability to shut off.

Nasty cardboard cut on my middle finger.  However it gives me a chance to try out the different ways to flip the bird.  I guess it can't be all that bad.

PC is dead.  By dead, I mean dead.  Had to order a new PC so hubby can do homework.  Fortunately the income tax refund will cover most of it.  It is just a pain to be down to a lap top when you are spoiled with two computers.  I really shouldn't complain.  I just don't think he is as proficient with a mac.  

I lost my cell phone.  I have looked everywhere.  Can't find it.  I am sure that I am staring at it, but its dead and I can't call it to find it.  I am giving myself one more day and then I'm going to have to get a new one.  I am so scatterbrained sometimes.

Oh, my paper that is due on Wednesday was on the crashed PC.  I had to recreate all 6 pages by memory for my grad class this weekend.  It was fun!  Rectal extraction at best.  I have really stopped caring about grad class.  Unfortunately I have 8 weeks left!

And as always I have a Monday morning special ed meeting that I host EVERY MONDAY.  Not by choice mind you.  Oh, yeah and it starts 15 minutes before contract time.  I think I need spring break to come around, so I can do.... more homework.

I hate this semester.....

March 5, 2009

Friday Foto Finish 3.6.09 - parental advisory

My dear hubby had a birthday a couple of weeks ago.  In order to keep him feeling young I got him this book.  It just came in the mail today, I am so excited.
So, I thought I would share with you some of the lovely photos inside.  This is an example of the Waving Bird.  See how his arms are going in circles.  Classic.
The ever subtle pet the bird.  The dog does not notice or care, he's getting some love and thats all that matters.
This is similar to the running man.  Its called the running bird.  I like how this book includes several different cultures flipping that bird around.
The Bookworm Bird is also another goodie!
Oddly, I busted a student today flipping me the bird.  I wish I had this book sooner so I could have written on the referral what type of bird was actually flipped.

Make sure to stop on over at Candid Carries and join in the fun!