Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 181 dymo message

{181:365} I love you, baby

I got into my craft/scrapbook room and saw this fun thing. I use to love the one I had when I was a kid. I am kind of wanting to scrapbook again. I just don't know if I want to make that huge effort.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 180 meat!

I love this deli/butcher. The sign is just perfect, I've been going around lately and trying to find old cool signs like this.

{180:365} meats

Monday, June 28, 2010

Day 179 in my writing

{179:365} in my writing

I use to keep a journal for myself years ago but for some reason I stopped. I do keep one but its for someone special. I write down my thoughts, and random babble. I hope one day to give it to the person I have been keeping it for.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day 178 - Dinks Creations

{178:365} I see you
Reagan and Al-Gaddafi
junkyard snoopy
Its Ronald Reagan

Part of the day was spent geocaching.

This place was by far the best. When you pull up, you realize you are in someones driveway, but the geocache did say that and it did say he was fine with it. I see why. This guy is so creative. I got a chance to meet him, he is very sweet, an older man, with such vision, at least I think so. He takes recycling to a new level. All of his creations are made with old junked parts.

I always admire people that can create like this. How does one's mind work to see a box of old parts and junk and see a dog, or an elephant? I think people like Dink make the world a brighter place.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Day 177 my furry babies

{177:365} grumpy look

omg! this makes me so cat was my only pet for the longest time and a couple of years ago when we got the pup, the cat just has decided he doesn't like being around her, so he stays upstairs, he will come down, but only if the dog is not around. However...this is the 2nd time in a few days they have hung out and even cuddled.

Kura (the dog) loves MAC (cat), she likes to give him a bath and snuggle up to him, its so cute. MAC isn't totally sold on the idea but he has hissed or anything, if he's done with her, he just gets up and leaves, but so far they are still laying together.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Day 176 Friendship

{176:365} friendshipDo you remember these? flash back to the 80s. I remember making these like crazy. I would sit on the phone and chat with my pals or boyfriend and bust out like 3 or 4 in one convo. lol

I ran across some old pics and one was of my High school boyfriend, and he was wearing one of the bracelets I had made. I made in our HS colors. I giggled when I saw it, thinking how did he not get made fun of...then I realized cause he was the "cool" dude that played football that our entire city knew who he was. He didn't care how silly it might have been that his chick made him a bracelet, he wore it anyways.

Well....since I've been doing the geocaching thing, my friend suggested I make some of these bracelets to leave as my swag. So I have made a few, some I have even done macrame with hemp. LOL....that's right, I'm rad.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Day 175 stealth photography

{175:365} taking a break

I was stoked when I saw the people who created the group FGR have made a new group called FGR 2.0 its not about selfies!!! yay! same concept. I figured I would give it a whirl, its always nice to have some good inspiration.

Today's pick was Stealth photography. capturing people when they have no clue. Its so much harder than I thought it would be. I first drove down our main street and that didn't work out, so I went to the not so good side of town, and wow, tons of people out and about, the only problem, you can't be stealth there. LOL not at all. I tried my best but I would just attract attention and where I was is not the kind of attention you want. I got these 2 guys, not the best pic but I like them anyways. I am for sure going to try this again. Its fun people watching.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Day 174 colors

{174:365} color

I saw these panels at museum today and had to get a pic, They reminded me of otter pops. I love the bright colors on a sunny summer day

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Day 173 full bar, fulla fun

{173:365} full bar, fulla fun

That is what they claim. LOL this place looks rather scary, I didn't go in, yet. I will give it a whirl one of these days

Monday, June 21, 2010

day 172 ☉ wagon wheel

{172:365} ☉ wagon wheel

I drool over old signs. I need to find more. I think I might do a book on old signs in the central valley. I think this place is no longer in business, glad I got the snap of the sign before it went away.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Day 171 get your info here

{171:365} they sell stuff there

I love wandering around the main streets of small towns, they always seem to have the best old buildings and signs.

It was already closed so I didn't get to go in, but I want to see what kind of place is it.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Day 170 sun protection

{170:365} sun protection

Saturday afternoon was spent either in the car or walking/hiking. I'm using geocaching as a great excuse to get out and take long walks. seems to be working too. I've logged several miles this week from all the walking. yay!

So...there was a interesting geocache today, or location I should say. There is a dirty road not too far from me and I had seen it before but never took it, well....I did today. There is a garden back there, so once I got to the tree and pulled out the cache, I walked around to see the garden and I swear to god there was nobody there, no cars, I left I saw this cardboard box and noticed it was attached to someone. I could stop laughing, what an odd use of cardboard but rather inventive. she never looked up, she just kept her gardening.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Day 169 wtf? Roses and otter pops

{169:365} wtf?....roses and Otter*pops

I took some pics with my 35mm and camera and got them back and omg...I can't stop laughing. something happened and I don't know what but the film didn't get advanced at one point, I assume. haha I swear to god, I am such a newb sometimes.

this pic is awful but cracks me up so bad that it had to go up as my pic of the day. Roses and otter pops...cause yanno, those things go together so well. LOL!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day 168 up on a bridge

{168:365} locked

I decided to take a long walk with the pup today, figured might as well get some much needed exercise and I really like that geocaching is helping motivate me to do that.

I didn't find the cache at this location but that doesn't meant its not there, I just need to look harder, it really means that the person who hid it is clever! I did get these pics though.

I have a feeling I will be doing a lot of pics of my geocache adventures, because basically its walking and hiking in nature and of course the city too.
just a little fyi: I took the pic of my nickname (TC) but I didn't write it.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Day 167 swag

{167:365} quick swag

Since I started geocaching, I was using little green army men but I grabbed some other stuff to. I do plan on making up my own geocaches to put somewhere, so I am gathering all the "swag" stuff to take with me.

Thats the fun thing about geocaches, somethings there is swag, sometimes its just a log but its fun hunting either way.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Day 166 geocaching

{166:365} Geocaching

oooh I found a fun thing to do. Geocaching is so fun, its a high tech treasure hunt. You use your gps device to find the caches in the area you are going to be. I was surprised to see how many that were in my city alone, there was one less than a mile from my house.

I see that this is going to be a fun thing to do, it will help me get out and get walking and hiking.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Day 165 what a jip

{165:365} no tattoo

I shared a box of crack jacks today and we realized the prize sucked. lol I remember when they were tattoos, now its just some sort of history lesson. yeah, I know I should be happy about that but I still think its a jip

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Day 164 otter pops!!

{164:365} It's otter pop time

I love Popsicles and otter pops. When it gets into the 100s here I get miserable and all I want are cold things. I might have a bit of addiction to the otter pop, but I don't want to be cure. lol I eat 4 at a time, I run them under water and I cut them so they are round at the edges. its a whole routine. When I do a itchy throat sugar cough is when I know I've had too many, and I usually have a huge sugar rush.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Day 163 democrat in the forest

{163:365} Democrat in the National Forest.

yeah....I had to hit the brakes and snap a pic. I should make it my facebook profile pic.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Day 162 bored

{162:365} bored? make a scarf!

Since I was basically stuck at home today, I thought I would make a scarf. One of my good friends is trying to convince me to open up an etsy shop and sell scarfs and hats, but I dunno....not sure that my stuff is all that great but I thought I would make one and maybe that would get me motivated to do that.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Day 161 Eff you

{161:365} Just a shell of a car

yeah...this is pretty much what I visualize my car looking like if its ever found. lol but I hope nobody spray paints, F.U hobo on it. I am not sure why that make me laugh but I keep saying it to my good friend " F.U HOBO!!!" hahaha so lame but so funny.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Day 160 singing sweet songs


Most of my pics are starting to have the same theme...outdoors, wilderness and animals! lol I guess that is because I live near 2 national parks and tons and tons of country roads. The weather hasn't got disgusting, yet. It will get too hot for me to even care about seeing the sunshine so I am getting out and about as much as I can.

I was out driving, as I do...driving is my relaxation. I saw these 2 little birds and had to make the pic snappy cause they flew off fast, but the song, Three little birds by Bob Marley popped into my head...I know, There are only 2 birds sitting there, I can't explain how my head works, ok? lol

so all day I have had these lines stuck in my head:
Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', ('This is my message to you-ou-ou:')

Singin': 'Don't worry 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right.'
Singin': 'Don't worry (don't worry) 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!'

Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', 'This is my message to you-ou-ou:'

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Day 159 The Lizard King

{159:365} The Lizard King?

well well, what do I see? Is that a lizard missing it's tail? yes, yes it is. There is a little doggy that I like to call "the lizard hunter" and she chases them and well...I guess they drop their tails since she is a threat to them. Oh they taunt her so much. I really wish they would go away but they are all over right now....I'm not sure why.
Well...they are funny to watch at least...they do their push ups and my dog chases them like a silly pup, and well....I take pics of them. all in all, I guess its not so bad.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Day 158 come fly with me

{158:365} come fly with me

So there I was minding my own business and taking pics with my film camera and along came these holding the other, they sat there and I grabbed my digital slr as fast as I could. I got one snap and he took off with the fly.

I hope someone out there in the internet world can tell me what the insect/bug is that is holding the fly.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Day 157 Day in the Forest

{157:365} I named him Steve.through the car windowpanoramic in the sequoias

Such a fun day spent up in the Forest.

started off awesome, it was free admission into the park all weekend, so that was a nice surprise. It was rather crowded though. Still snow up there which was pretty to see.

I got home and something happened to my memory card :( I took 273 pics and not all of them loaded, like maybe 7, so I was rather sad.

Highlight of the day. I saw a bear!!! I love bears so much, I love watching them in the wild. Every time I go up there I see one. This little guy was a cutie, about 10 feet from the road, I got so happy that I squealed and tried to get his I see, that might not have been the smartest thing but yanno? he turned and sat around then went to play with his little brother or sister down the hill.

2 film shots for the day

tree on film
Lodgepole campground on film

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Day 156 giraffe in the wilderness

{156:365} a giraffe in the wilderness
oh my gosh, I can't tell you how much I love giraffes they are sooo cute and I was so thrilled when I saw this mailbox kind of out in the middle of nowhere. so cute

Friday, June 4, 2010

Day 155- wild flower


yeah...I really didn't take another pic this day, just one of this little wild flower.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Day 154


I don't know why I love these so much but I do, they just look like random art on the side of the road. I think almost every time I see them, I have to stop and snap a pic.