Sunflower Halved Hypersaturated

Sunflower Halved Hypersaturated
Yes this is a real sunflower I took this shot a couple of summers ago in the garden outside my work window

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

To Dust You Shall Return....

Today is Ash Wednesday, and I have been contemplating what I am going to give up for the next 40-days. It's really hard making a decision, but I think I am going to be able to come up with a short list. I asked our resident preacher in the office for more insight into the details of Ash Wednesday and I learned quite a bit of knowledge, but what is knowledge if not applied? So my contemplation has begun, wish me luck, as I wish luck to all who are also going to willingly give up something and use this time as self-reflection.

Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Calendar Chic

Maybe, just maybe, I am the biggest dork ever, but have you noticed that this month and next month's day and number pattern are the same, until you get to the 29th of course. So next month there will be another Friday the Thirteenth (are you scared). So since I noticed that I went ahead and compared all of the month's and low and behold most of them match up...

January and October
February and March
April and July
September and December

So the only ones left out are May, June, August and November. I thought it was pretty interesting, of course there is probably some long drawn out mathematical explanation as to why this is so, but who cares really.

Just thought I would pass along this bit of rather useless info. Why keep all of it for myself, I know how to share sometimes :-) I know you're going to go look at the calendar now that I have brought this revelation to your attention!

Ha ha, you're very welcome!!

A Bit of Ketch-up!

OMG I can't believe it's been 9 days since my last posting! Shame on me!! In lieu of being missing in action...I will do a brief recap of events:

~February 10-12th, I don't really remember so nothing to discuss there!

~~February 13th, Whoo hoo it's Friday the 13th, but again nothing I remember!

~~~February 14th, the day of love, (Happy B-Day C) I had a lovely Cupid Day and I hope all of you did too!! I'm not a big fan of commercialized holidays, but that does not mean that I don't enjoy the presents, I mean who wouldn't! But hopefully you tell somebody (even if it's just yourself) that you love them everyday and not just on occasion.

~~~~February 15th, Good ole' soul food dinner at Mama J's house. And it was sooooo good!! She even fixed some collard greens and I don't even like greens, but they were so good! And the company was hilarious! I thought I was watching Comedy Central for a brief moment.

~~~~~February 16th, President's Day, While the only thing I know about this holiday is, the celebration of Washington and Lincoln's B-day's and all the stores have sales, I enjoyed the free day off from work. I went to visit my favorite baby in all the land and of course took some pictures. Some were better than others, but I have an absolute favorite. The lighting worked, Z was still for just the right amount of time, and I actually figured out how to work the camera a little bit more (I don't read instruction manuals so I learn by trial and error). I was so impressed with myself (can I say that?!?), because not all photos come out the way I have them imagined in my head (go figure). Anyhow, here it is:

Isn't she just a doll!?! I am so ridiculously proud of myself for this shot, I just can't stop looking at it! And her socks give just enough color without it being too much. I love black and white much better, but this is a great color photo. I may have to actually order the print for this and surprise her mommy with it, (hope she's not reading this, well surprise if you are). Back to my recount,

~~~~~~February 17th, Pres. Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which is to create or maintain 3.5 million jobs, cut taxes for middle and working class families and help with health care and clean energy. The administration has developed a website, that will track milestones and show you, the public, exactly how money is being spent. While I think it's nice to be informed, I really hope that this new development will have a deep impact on our current situation. Just driving down the street and being able to see all of the yellow and black signs in the front yards or homes that used to be inhabited by families is sobering.

~~~~~~~February 18th, Today, fake snow prevails again...while I am still holding out for my 2 1/2 feet of snow, time is not on my side. All in all it's going to be a long day...Oh how I ♥ angry people...I hope I make it.

Have a better day than me, or at least try :-)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Watch Something!

Good Morning and Happy Monday!

Not much to say today, but some interesting items for you to watch. They are not too long so check it out!

Have a Great Day!

Octuplet Mom





Obama on the Economic Recovery Plan



Governor Kaine answering questions on the Economic Recovery Plan

Monday, February 2, 2009

Black and Gold BABBEEEE

First off, Congratulations Mike Tomlin!!

Superbowl parties are the best, especially when all of the guys are going for the losing team. When I say I have half a voice today from yelling and talking trash, I definitely mean I had the best time ever!! Although I had Ben's jersey in his own special chair, he got abused at halftime by a salty Cardinal fan. I tried to get them to convert during Springstein, but they wouldn't commit. I unfortunately had to quiet down in the 4th quarter since the Steelers made me nervous and let the Cardinals get in two touchdowns, but fortunately that was only for a little while!! By the end of the game it was pretty quiet in the house, quite funny!

There are a few things that I would like to highlight;

~Jennifer Hudson was awesome doing the Star Spangled Banner, even if she didn't sing live. I was really happy to see her!
~~James Harrison with the 100 yard return touchdown. What more needs to be said about that.

~~~Santonio with the beautiful catch with seconds on the clock in the fourth quarter.
~~~~Fitzgerald's walk off the field...I don't know if anyone else caught it, but the people I was watching the game with did and it looked real sweet to us!
~~~~~Halftime show sucked majorly (thanks Janet)

The commercials were rather dull and boring. I only liked four of them.

The Sobe Life with the lizards, mostly because I like the lizards.



The spaceship getting jacked for it's wheels...that was funny



The talking flowers, partially because I'm mean and thought it was hilarious!!!



And finally the Coca Cola ad with the bugs because it was cute!



In other happenings, it is Groundhog Day. I'm not particularly interested in it, but for those of you who believe in this superstition, I hope Phil does or does not see his shadow (whichever you prefer).

Happy Monday!