Sunday, July 11, 2010

And this is how it ends????

This post was supposed to be called 'Bird on a Stick'.  Intriguing huh??

So, this is how it goes.My laptop is still very brand new.  Just got it in February.  I was having problems with the power cord and how it did or didn't connect to the computer. It's just finally gotten so it won't charge the computer at all.  So, I had to take her into Fry's today.  Blah, Blah, Blah.....2 hours later frustrated and with my loaner computer in hand I leave the store with a promise to have my computer back in 7-10 days.  

I wasn't worried at that point.  I had my handy dandy loaner right.  And although it wouldn't be loaded with Photoshop, I could at least post SOC. That is 'straight outta camera'.

Well, those distrusting dudes at Fry's...apparently this thing won't let my camera upload photos.  What is that nonsense about.  So, here I sit.  I'll have to decide what I want to do about all this nonsense. 

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Skimboarding (176)

Went looking for 'the turtle' and found these boys instead.  Skimboarding at the local sand volleyball pit that had a bit of accumulated water from all this rain we got.  Actually I was pretty impressed by their ingenuity and they did let Lauren try it out.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Sooooo Big....(177) is my new favorite.  I ordered this poster for Emma's room.  Quick, Easy, Fast shipping and only 15 bucks for a 2x3 poster.  The quality was very good as well.  (did I mention cheap?? that's always my favorite)

This has always been one of my all time favorite photos of her as well.  I continue to be pleased seeing my photos printed in such big size.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Turtle Hunt (178)

I'm having a tough time capturing photos right now. On my new work schedule and then after work doing this new workout schedule complicates things. I've gone back to taking my camera with me everyday. Rain has been persistent here as well.

The other day we saw a huge turtle on our walk. I keep stopping there everyday trying to spot him again and apparently this thing just doesn't want to be seen again. He really was huge. Hope to find him soon.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

P90X (179)

So, the privacy thing on the other blog is not as simple as I had initially anticipated.  Apparently I must 'invite' you, which I am quite happy to do.  Most of you I don't have updated email addresses though so please send me an email to and I will add your email to be added.  I have sent an email to a couple of you inviting you to come to the new blog but of course if you don't get it please send me that email.

Just to make it more appealing, be advised Tom has capitulated and joined in the fun and games.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


We've had quite a bit of rain and I looked out yesterday and saw this great big mushroom out there. 

I also just started a new blog.  What is this you ask....well, for anyone that's followed along for a while you  know I've left obesity and moved onto fatass.  I'm very close to normal now but still not quite there.  So, what now?? Lauren and I have started a p90x challenge.  We hope that enough of you will mock and tease Tom so he will join in.  Just for the heck of it we'll document the progress we make and when it's all said and done we'll let you decide how we've done. 

 This new blog you will actually be 'private' and you'll have to key in to access it.  But why Alice??  Well, It's intensly private huh?? I'm not really diggin the idea of some Chinese spammer running across photos or anything related to my fatness.  So there.   But don't let this stop you...Come on over and check it out!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sky is BOOM!!(181)

This was how Emma described it.  She enjoyed her first fireworks experience.  It had been a long time since I'd seen any either so it was enjoyable.  I hope your holiday weekend was good.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Frys Electro Flag(182)

I'm so impressed.  Fry's Electronics was handing out free flags for your car today.  Good choice--they are futher away but the store totally just edged out Best Buy with that move.


Got rained out tonight.  Today seemed to have plans changed all around.  It was a nice night overall though with dinner and a movie.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Swedish Meatballs..(184)

We've finally been starting to get Emma's room a bit organized.  It's nice to be able to give her a space to play.  Her big thing is 'pretend' and babies. Feeding the babies, putting them to bed, rocking them and strolling them.

Emma's enjoying the results.  We put a mini table and chairs in there as well as a lot of toys which had been clogging up the living room. 

Ikea rocks.  That's where we got the 3 flower lights and the hanging photos wall art thingy.  (Five dollars is perfect for the budget)

Tom is trying to bum rush Lauren out of the house so he can take over her room for his New York Yankees haven.  I'm pretty sure if we buy her another car she may have to acclimate to the idea of sleeping out there for a couple months till she can move to college.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Role Models...(185)

At the last softball tournament we were at we spotted these folks.  Apparently it's called Larping and is significantly different from reinacting.  In reinacting games there is major emphasis on authentic outfitting and period correct gear.  In Larping however, it seems blue jeans and polo shirts are ok so long as you have fashioned yourself some type of sheild from styrofoam or cardboard.   My initial intention was to follow them and see if I could get a shot of them in battle, but it was just too damned hot.