Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Not a photo, but at least a post: Repo! The Genetic Opera

This is a neat new-ish Rock Opera starring Anthony Stewart Head and Sarah Brightman that one of my co-workers told me about. The dvd is coming out on January 20th, but you can download the soundtrack on iTunes already. I must say its quite good, although if you have a problem with the concept of organ harvesting you may want to give it a pass. This is more for the Buffy, Angel, and Invader Zim loving crowd. My needs for a rock opera have been fulfilled. Honestly there hasn't really been anything since The Who's Tommy anyway.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pumpkins and Apples and Gourds, OH MY!

After Saturday's day at King Richard's, I wasn't exactly moving very fast or far for that matter, but I did want to work on my photography since I haven't been able to much as of late and I want to be in practice for my class next week. So, since Brian was at work, Mom drove to the apartment and we wandered around town taking pictures at all the local farm stands. We had some pretty good luck as you can see below. I just love the fall with the air being so crisp and clean. Suddenly sweaters are coming out and hot cider and cocoa are more and more commonplace and you can smell the heady scent of wood burning in stoves. As much as I really do like all the seasons, I am leaning towards fall as being my favorite. It's really the only one I don't get really sick of after awhile. Winter is great until after Christmas and then it's annoying, Summer can just get too damn hot and I hate being sweaty. Spring isn't bad becuase you get all the new growth and flowers and lovely rain (yes, I think rain is lovely, so sue me). But Fall just seems to have the most perks when compairing it to the rest.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Random Rainbow

It hadn't rained all day, but when I was on my way home today, there was a tiny shower and it produced this lovely rainbow. I'm pretty bummed that I didn't get a better picture of it, but I almost didn't get one at all since it dissapear about 5 minutes after I first saw it.

After failing to get a better raibow picture I noticed that the sunlight made the area near the bridge on Moody St. over river/lake look really neat, so I snapped a few photos. This was the one that came out the best.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Today Chris and Ceci came down to our apartment to have a Tastefully Simple party which Ceci runs. The food the company does is very good and easy to make (my kind of food). If you would like to check them out go to www.tastefullysimple.com The party went really well and after everybody left except for Chris, Ceci and Jared, we broke out the Rock Band. I had really wanted Chris to play this game becuase he IRL is a very talented drummer and I thought it would be fun for him to try out and see how he would do. I must say Rock Band is a fabulous party game. You can play for hours on end and have up to 4 people playing at once. Plus once you finish the original game you can download content from xBox live and get new songs to play. We ended up downloading The Who's album that day because Chris and I are both fans of their music. I had been wanting to download that for a very long time. So we rocked out to Behind Blue Eyes and Baba O'Riley to our heart's content. Afterwards we went to the Horseshoe Pud for some yummy dinner and everyone went their own way. It was a really fun day. I'm hoping we can get together again really soon!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Ice Cream FTW... even if it's from Friendly's

I swear, it's like we had been hit by anti-ice cream finding missles! We went to no less than 3 different places to get some and all were closed for the season or didn't have counter service.... GRUMBLE! So, we ended up at Friendly's which really should be called Surly's. Although, the server we had was nice enough. Anyway, these are the sundae's we ended up with. I think Sam's intimidated him a bit. considering it is this size of his head, I can't say I blame him. I had a fudge brownie sundae and Brian got his college staple of sherbert with gummy bears. He's weird I tell you... very weird.... I mean really? Gummy bears? My husband has the oddest taste sometimes. I mean, chocolate I get, coffee I get... he likes neither... sometimes I am amazed we are able to each the same food at all!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Best sail eva!

This weekend Sam came to the Cape with us. Since we planned the trip we had hoped to be able to take a nice sail provided the weather was favorable. Now we don't get to take out the boat as much as we would like, hell we don't even get to the Cape as often as we would like... so when the weather looked great on Saturday we decided to go while we had the chance. Brian rowed himself and Sam out to the boat in the dinghy while I amused myself on the dock waiting for them to pick me up. I took a few photos and talked to a couple guys that were cleaning their boat nearby... no big deal. The I started thinking, "Where the hell are they?" I swear it had been an hour that I was chilling out on the dock. Now, it does take awhile to get the boat ready, you have to get the sails ready and unhook from the mooring and start the engine up, but nothing that should have taken that long. At this point I had lost sign of the boys because the boat is moored behind a couple others, so I was trying to see if I could figure out where they were. I finally saw a mast moving and relized it was them. It was odd though, why was the mainsail up? Are they sailing in to the dock to pick me up? What are they nuts? There's a bazillion boats to weave through before they get here..... ooooooohhh.... they couldn't get the outboard started :-O So, after figuring this out I watch them slowly creep towards the dock to me. Poor Brian, he was not pleased. Well, despite this inauspicious beginning we had an amazing sail! Probably the best one I have ever been on in fact. There was great wind and waves so we kept getting sprayed by the surf. We hauled at a pretty good clip once we got out of the channel causing the boat to heel just enough to make the ride fun. We were out on the boat sailing for about 3 hours, and returned from our tour unscathed and exhilarated.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

OMG Family BBQ

Ok, so obviously this is not one of the pictures of the family BBQ we had at Fred and Sheila's this weekend, but.... it was taken during that BBQ! I took lots of nice family pictures of our afternoon, but this one just spoke to me. The others are nice and all, but they were just documentation of the day whereas this swimmer is just damn interesting.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Vermin (the car, not rodentia)

Awwww.... isn't he cute? These are shots of "Vermin," my dad's 1935 Oldsmobile Street Rod. He just got it this past year and it's his new baby. I was only recently able to finally meet the new toy and go for a ride. I must say, it's a pretty nice car. I of course, didn't get good pictures of the car as a whole, but did get some neat close ups. If you want to see the whole car, go to: www.teds-olds.com

My dad has been collecting since I was in high school and at this point in life he even lets me drive a few of them (well, the ones that aren't standard anyway). He usually sticks to 1960's Oldsmobiles but "Vermin" obviously does not fit into that mold. It's a fun car and basically looks like a mob vehicle to me. Dad even has a fedora that my mom got him to wear at shows and carries a violin case in the back just in case there's trouble. It's a pretty good package deal if you ask me.
Dad with his baby.
A Neat shot I took on the ride down 495 on the way home. You have no idea how hard it is to hold a completely zoomed in camera steady at 75 mph.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sun lit clouds on the way home

I always seem to find some cool looking thing to take a picture of on the way home. The only problem is finding a place to stop. Luckily, today I found my shot before I even started the car. I was leaving late and the clouds surrounded the sun just enough to make taking a picture work out.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

What is C-3PO doing in a pool?

Why this picture do you ask? It was too funny to not take, that's why! The Jedi, Master Frost, celebrated his birthday in grand style complete with space mojitos made by the protocol droid himself. It is amazing what a little tang can do to an already perfected concoction. R2-D2 even made an appearence during the toast. Overall, a wonderful event with great food and pool parttying for all!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

White Roses

It is amazing what beauty you can find in your office parking lot when you take the time to actually look.

Monday, August 18, 2008

A birthday book with a purpose

Ok, so..... sorry for the lack of posting. Things have been very busy lately. Actually the funny thing is that I have a lot of things to post, I just haven't had the time to get them up on the blog, lol! So, I'll start with this birthday book I made at a class at Ink About It (my absolute favorite crafting store). Each person who took the class put this beauty together in about 3 hours. Now I don't usually do classes like this one becuase they are so involved. The last one Mom and I did was a Christmas album and I think we ended up being more stressed once the class was over then when we got there! It's not hard per-se, just long, involved and intricate. This project, while more in depth than my usual quick and easy card classes, was really fun. Plus I now have an album I can use to house all my birthday pictures from this year. I figure I should probably commemorate the 30th one if nothing else.... I took a few pictures of the inside pages as well. I just love how the book has all the tiers of the cake and "frosting" as Mary the instructor said. Plus, I got to play with rub-ons, which are a throw back to those annoying things I did as a kid. They have definately improved since then.... every word in the book was a rub on so I was a little worried about messing them up. Happily, they all came out great and went on easy with the little rub-on tool I bought a while ago. Great, now I have to buy a bunch of rub-ons... just what I need, more craft stuff!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Water on Fire? Brilliant!!!!!

After going to Sakura, Colette finally succeeded in getting me to WaterFire a (basically) free display of bonfires and music along the main waterways in Providence, RI. The show started with a multitude of silent boats coming into the apex of the two rivers to light their torches. They then progressed down the lines of floating piles of wood to start the fires. During the lighting and while the fires are still lit, they play tribal new age-y music that fits in well with the heat and smell of burning wood wafting through the air.

A nice view of the Providence waterfront while we were waiting for the lighting ceremony to begin. It's amazing how low light and water can make a city look so neat.

Let there be fire!

Colette and I both thought it would be neat to go on one of the gondolas that offer rides during the lighting. Of course there would have to be a boat-by-marshmallow roast on our part for that to truly be successful. I mean, why boat by a floating pyre if you can't get some dessert out of the deal. Mmmmm... smoars....

Typical me and my ability to turn everything into a photo shoot.

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