Monday, May 31, 2010

Day 151- Holiday

{151:365} Memorial day

Happy Memorial Day.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Day 150- drunk

{150:365} the photo game

This was a fun day. Drunk in this pic but you can't tell cause you can't see my drunk face! haha had soooo much fun. I needed this happy day!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Day 149 long walk

{149:365} it's soft, its fuzzy, its sooo cliché Saturday
and another
and another flower

such a gorgeous day. I can't tell you how great it feels to be able to be outdoors without feeling like my lungs are going to shut down. We took the dog on the longest walk I have ever been on! lol My legs hurt, and I won't be able to move tomorrow, I am sure of that.

Its a wonderful weekend and I am enjoying myself a great day.

On my walk, I took 2 cameras, my canon xsi, and my bday pressie, canon ae-1.....lordy be on the canon ae-1. I hope to god at least 1 pic comes out!!! haha I am so looking forward to getting back to the roots of photography though. I started in film and stopped and now I want to go back to the basics. hopefully I can get that developed tomorrow. eeek.

A funny story, after we walked, we drove around, well we pulled off the road but the truck was kind of sticking out a bit and a cop pulled up next to us, I have 1 camera up to my face pointing to a huge old sign (nothing else but some homes are around) , and the other on my shoulder, and this cop says...."what are you doing"? um.....yeah, I had to do it. I responded with "planting a garden......(here's your sign) really? what am I doing, I can't believe he asked that. he didn't get my joke....of course not, but he asked it again, I said um, TAKING A PICTURE! "ooooh",he says.
Then he tells us to move our truck just a little cause someone could accidentally hit it.
um....yeah. I guess they don't hire the sharpest tools in the shed here.

Anyways, there are my flowers that I saw on the walk and snapped for cliche Saturday.

Film shots developed the next day:

selfie on film

Friday, May 28, 2010

Day 148 - my awesome Birthday gift

{148:365} canon ae-1 [aka- my bday gift]

My final gift arrived! I already knew what I was getting because its something I have wanted for a very long time and my baby got it for me!!! I honestly feel so spoiled for my Birthday. I've always felt weird when it comes to my bday. Its been forgotten by a lot of people in the past, and yeah, it sorta hurts when that happens, it tends to make me shy away from my own day. I love doing special things to my loved ones Birthday's though.

I feel on your Birthday, you should be treated special. It doesn't have to be pricey gifts, but I do like thoughtful ones. This camera is something I have wanted but I knew there was no good reason for me to get one, because I do have a 35mm camera already, this was just a huge want. A want that I have had since I was a little girl. lol

So....I have a wonderful man in my life that spoiled me and got me this super awesome vintage camera....I LAUGH at that, I'm pretty sure I'm a little bit older than this camera! I'm so antsy to get out and use it. As you can see by the time posted....Im still up, I have been playing with it, reading the manual, took pics of it and now its time to sleep so I can get up tomorrow and play with it.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Day 147 my house smells of Roses!


What a great day! its gorgeous out and I gots nothing to do!!! I decided to pick the roses off my bush and fill them in mason jars and put them all over the house. it smells SOOO good.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Day 146 pac man fever!

{146:365} Pac Man

Pac Man turned 30 the other day and ever since then I've been wanting to play. I don't have it for any of our systems but I remembered we had the joysticks that you plug into the tv.

heck yeah, while I suffered with awful cramps, I curled up in bed and played Pac Man! It totally brought back memories of when I was in Junior High. I had a crush on this guy and vice versa, his parents owned a restaurant in the mall and it had pac man machine that you could sit down at. Me and my friend would go play it when we would hang out at the mall....yanno, so I could catch the eye of the dude I thought was so cute. LOL ( oh and of course, I got the guy)

totally LAME!!! but I always think of that when I think of Pac Man

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Day 145 FRUIT!!!!

{145:365} a bowl full

omg YAY!!! I picked 24 Loquats off the tree today!! omg they are sooo yummy.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Day 144 The Flag

{144:365} Proud
I'm American and couldn't be more proud to be that. In one of the 365 groups the challenge was country. This is what I came up with.

I could go on and on about my pride in my country and our flag, but Im soooo tired, just know..... that I have a huge amount of respect for this flag.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Day 143 out in the country

{143:365} country from my cellphone
Had to snap a fast pic, We were in the car on the way to the movies, went and saw Iron Man 2 and got treated to lunch and Bath and Body works!! teehe

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Day 142 - A remote for my Birthday


I finally got a remote for my camera!!!! yay! Its so much easier to set the cam on a tripod and use the remote, less shake....oh tripod broke. it was a super duper cheap one, I am surprised its lasted this long. lol

Friday, May 21, 2010

Day 141 early Birthday pressie

{141:365} handmade gifts are the best

When I was little my mom use to be so creative. She would do all sorts of projects, including home improvement stuff. I remember she re-did our kitchen cabinets, she made my bedroom curtains to match what I wanted, she even made me some dresses. I guess before I came along she was even more creative than that. I don't know what happened to my Mom, but that changed in her, its like that part just shut down. Perhaps it was the shitty husband she had, or 2 kids she had to raise, she also found herself having to go back to work after being a stay at home mom for 15 years. I miss that side of her.

However, when I started to want to learn to crochet, I think it made her so happy, she was buying me yarn and needles and helping me learn, she was coming over once a week and helping me out. I've always asked her if she would make me a blanket and she usually just laughs and says no. Well My Birthday is tomorrow but she won't be around so she said she would like to drop something off for me, for my bday. I thought hmm ok cause she already treated me to some stuff back in March as my early gift.

She left it for me cause I wasn't home and when I saw it I thought uh wtf is this, cause it was in a big bag, I opened it up and found the most beautiful blanket with such an awesome design. the edges are scalloped. She made me a blanket, FINALLY!!!! I was touched. I think gifts should be like that, thoughtful. I called her and told her I thought it was priceless. I will love it and use it always. I also said wow, Grandma would be so happy! haha

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day 140- Bike riders

{140:365}  Amgen California tour
Riders upclose
.....and there they goeach team's car and their back up bikes.

yay, Amgen 2010 came through the central valley today. It was fun to watch them race on by. Sad though, Lance Armstrong actually fell and was slightly injured about 15 minutes after these shots were taken. :( poor guy.

Either way, it was a neat thing to have so many out to cheer them on!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 139 parts and labor

{139 :365} parts and labor

I've been wanting to take this pic for a long time. I've seen it but I didn't get inspired to take this pic until some silly drama to a sweet contact of mine on flickr. Click the photo if you want to read more on that.

I hate people act like assholes.

but back to my pic.haha isn't that sorta cool to have as your mailbox, its a brake and tire place that own it. I think its fun.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Day 138- flower

{138:365} pretty

I was out for a walk, looking for things on the ground to take pics of, I found this flower. I'm please with the shot. I love that color of the flower.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Day 137- chill

{137:365} just relaxing :)

I have been loving coming home and just relaxing across my bed listening to music and letting myself fall asleep. I don't take naps often, I don't let myself but this week, I've let myself, even if they were 20 minutes long! lol

not a fan of this pic of myself but whatevs, when am I ever a fan of my own pic. haha

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Day 136- fortune sandwich

{136:365} Sandwich of Wisdom

Had a little surprise with our lunch, a little bit of wisdom was in our bag

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Day 135- muffin

I love muffins for breakie! and that is just what I had!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Day 134 Ipod lovin

{134:365} you connect with me

Today I cleared out my ipod, I removed all the music that was on it. I have a 30gig older ipod and it has good music on it, don't get me wrong, but it had some music on it that I just wasn't in the mood to hear. I deleted everything from it and picked only the music I was in the mood to hear over the next month!

I even made a new playlist. I hadn't made one in awhile :) yay, I love my ibaby all over again.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Day 133 loquats

I'm so proud of this tree. Before we moved we took a small clipping of a tiny sprout from My inlaws house. My husband grew up with these huge trees at his house, the best part of that is that 2 of them grew cause him and his 3 brothers would sit and spit the seeds out, and 2 trees grew from those seeds. haha

We have fruit and they are yummy!

{133:365} yep, I grow fruit!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day 132 roses

{132:365} climbing over

Just some roses in my backyard.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Day 131 my little girl

When I have no desire to take a pic, I just snapped ones of the dog. Her sweet face can cheer me up, so whats not to love about it when I actually get a decent pic of her.

{131:365} when all else fails, take a pic of the dog.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Day 130 - cold treat

I love slurpees so much, especially when it gets warm out, its starting to get a little hot so we went and got some slurpees! yay. my pics suck but whatever! I have a slurpee!

{130:365} slurpee time

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Day 128 gross food

{128:365} beef stick

but I ate it. hahah

Friday, May 7, 2010

Day 127...cribbage

I swear this game confuses me. I can sorta play it online but not at home. I need and want someone to teach me how to play.
{127:365} cribbage?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day 126 simple things put a smile on my face

{126:365} Cheese in a can art!

had a crap day. This made that change. :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Day 125 beautiful sunset

the skies have been so beautiful, I had to pull over and take this shot.

{125:365] beautiful sunset

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

Day 123 bird on a wire

{123:365} you're a bird on a wire

"you're a bird on a wire
and you're wrestling
no station is final"

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Day 122- My loves

{122:365} 4 loves of my life +1
I've been having a hard time being happy with my 365 project. Luckily I have the support of a couple of people in my life and I know they want to see me happy and if this makes me happy they are behind me. It's just bleh sometimes, I am sure any of you who are doing this project totally understand.

So, I thought I would take a picture that ties into love. I love reading, that is not shock to anyone that knows me. I have 4 top faves, even though I love a lot of books, there are 4 that will always be special to me. If ever asked what is my favorite, I will always say 100 years of solitude, by far it was the hardest read but wow, what a beautiful written story.

The other love I have is for the special man in my life. :)

When we met, we hit it off well, we had lots to talk about, music, movies, life, jokes, it just seemed like we clicked right off the bat. We were friends instantly, there was never an uncomfortable feeling with him. He made me feel so different than any other person ever had.

He asked me what my favorite book was and I told him. About a week later he tells me he got the book and he started reading it. WOW! who does that? he wanted to know me, he wanted to see what kind of book I liked, he wanted to see what made my brain work. He was sizing me up to make sure I wasn't a ditzy girl! lol surprise! I got a brain. ahhaha but I've never had a person care about me that much. A man that would care enough to find out what I love to read and get close to me by reading that same book?......yeah, he really had my heart since then.

1. 100 years of solitude- even though the book is a very hard book to stick with, and the names are so hard to keep track of, the story itself is just beautiful, it's magical realism defined. I'm not sure I've walked away from a book with the feelings I had after this. I felt good after because it was so hard to get through and at times I hate the book but after is when I saw the beauty of it.

2. East of Eden- John Steinbeck is by far my favorite author, I started reading his stuff at a very young age. My mom went back to college when I was about 10 and she would have me read the same books she was reading, and that is when I fell in love with him. Of mice and men will always hold a special place, but East Of Eden is my favorite.

3. Like water for chocolate- Wow, just wow! This book made me embrace the fact that I am part Latina and became very proud of that. This story is so insane, sad and loving. I'm not sure everyone could love a story like this, but really haaha its such a Hispanic type story, its unreal.

4. The lovely bones- Such a sad story but written with such beauty. I liked this book for so many reasons but one that I will spoil for you if you haven't read it, you might not want to read on. Susie was murdered and some people don't catch on to one key part, and now that the movie is out it doesn't really give the explanation either. Susie in the end does get her revenge on the man that murdered her, at one point in the book she says her perfect murder weapon would be an icicle , and....years later the man that killed her died when an icicle hit him and caused him to fall down a huge hill. Justice was served (in a way)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Day 121- gumballs

(121:365} gumballs
Color of the week was, Scarlet. I love the color red but I for some reason had a hard time finding something, but then I looked up and saw my little gumball machine I have! yay