Thursday, January 29, 2009


Okay, I've decided that just about anything looks good in front of this sky =) It's a good thing I got some shots of the sky alone, so I can superimpose objects on it to make them look better =)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

telephone pole

another photo of sunday's beautiful sky. this is a telephone pole dividing the photo =)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Gargoyle Lamp Post

I took a photo last year of this Gargoyle Lamp Post - and Marley's post from the other day reminded me of it. When I was out walking on Sunday in the early afternoon, the skies were absolutely beautiful so I decided to do a follow-up =) here's a new shot of the gargoyle lamp post - and please take a moment to go check out marley's gargoyle over at Cheltenham Daily Photo too!

Monday, January 26, 2009

time for the dentist?

i saw this truck last weekend and thought the tooth hanging down was kind of funny... i guess trucks need dentists too =)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009


I bought stock in some local companies this week... well, national company with a local store =) I know the market seems to be so bad lately, but the prices are so low on some good companies that I can't help myself!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Before and After

Ok, I promised some before and after photos from working out. The first photo above shows this beautiful tree in the yard of the First Baptist Church. I took this back in the fall when i first started walking for exercise. This second photo shows the tree just recently, in the winter. I'll follow up later with spring and summer =)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Tonight's photo is taken from the Texaco Parking lot, looking towards the southwest from downtown - the corner of Moore and Rockwall streets. If you look close you can see our regular gas is at 1.75 a gallon and diesel is 2.29...

Monday, January 19, 2009


Today we have a silhouette of the Iris Theater against the early evening sky...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

El Pollo Regio

Tonight's shot shows a new restaurant in downtown Terrell, located in the parking lot of the Taqueria Dos Aces restaurant. This is 'El Pollo Regio' where they serve 'pollos asados al carbon' which according to the google means charcoal grilled chicken =) i need to stop in and eat some time and report back...i walk by here on my daily walks and it always smells really good =)

Thoughts and prayers to the family of George John Ley

One of my uncle Gilbert's close friends from Viet Nam.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Road marker

This small metal marker is located in downtown Kaufman, and totally means something to someone =) it's apparently been in this spot since 1934....

Friday, January 16, 2009

Inauguration preparations!

Another photo from the archives today. We have an historic moment coming up on Tuesday, and from a work perpective (I forecast call volumes for a couple customer service centers) I'm interested in seeing what impact the inauguration will have on calls into our call centers around the US. =) Will everyone stop making calls while they're glued to their TVs watching history being made?

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Well, I'm going to Vegas for my 40th birthday!! actually my birthday is march 22 and i'm going a month earlier in february - but the airfare was on sale for that time period, so i'll party early =)

forgive the out of town photo, but these two pics were taken on my last trip to Vegas in 2008. Any guess where I'm staying this time??

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Too bad I spell my name with an I (brian) or else this could be my sign =) this is the county marker as you enter oklahoma across the bridge from denison texas.

sorry for the short posts and sporadic comments lately, but as i'm edging closer to the big '40th' bday i've stepped up my workouts. i'm trying to work out twice a day now - mornings and evenings, and had pretty good luck so far =) i am still visiting all my regular sites, but haven't always been leaving comments - but promise to catch up soon! i will have before and after photos of myself before my birthday too!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

yellow dog

today's pic is 'yellow dog' her real name is 'Meka'... she belongs to some friends (Shawn and Kim) and this was taken on New Year's eve right before midnight =) she's a Shar Pei, and always has such a sad look =[

Monday, January 12, 2009

Railroad Trestle

One more bridge photo - this one has a slight glare from the sun, but I still like the way it turned out. This is another one taken with my Grandma's new Samsung camera... I can't tell you how many times I've driven across the car bridge right next to this trestle and thought "I'd like a picture of that" but I'm always in such a hurry to get to the casino I never stop =)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Road trip

i took a quick road trip with my grandma up to Choctaw casino in Oklahoma yesterday. This first photo is the railroad bridge that spans across the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma.

The next pic, well, is the someone who I apparently treat like a dirty old shoe. At least, that's what she tells me. These pictures, by the way, are taken with the Samsung point and shoot that my mom and I bought her for Christmas =)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Corner marker

Today's photo was taken at the caretaker's lodge at Eisenhower's birthplace. The corner marks the old lot edge of the yard... it was very brisk and cold here today!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

downtown terrell

happy weekend all!! a lazy night in downtown terrell... and maybe just a little christmasy =)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

So Long Christmas

As Jim over at Terrell Daily Photo says goodbye to his glasses tomorrow, I'm saying so long to my Christmas photos for the year with one more view of downtown - looking north up Frances Street. It still seems so strange to me for it to be another new year...
Jim, by the way, is getting Lasik surgery tomorrow at Dr. Boothe up in Plano and I'm his designated driver for the ride home =) Good luck to him too =) I had lasik done 8 years ago in 2001 and still feel like it was the best thing I've ever done. I had mine done at Dr. Boothe also (i recommended him) and even though I was one of the few people who ended up with complications, my problems eventually healed and i'm all good now. and would still do it again, for sure. =)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Best buds

There's something about this IKEA chair that my cats just love. Sitting on it, underneath it, jumping on and through it during chases around the house. Its also like a hair magnet and frosty appears that he's going to be a cat that sheds his white hair on everything =)

a little queen 'you're my best friend' =)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Terrell Texas Daily Photo turns 1 year old!!

well, the official one year anniversary was yesterday - so I'm a day late, as usual... =)

It was right after New Year's last January when I decided to start my blog. It hardly seems like a year - the old saying about the years going by faster the older you get is so true. Jim over at Terrell Daily Photo tried convincing me to start one the year before, but I was hesitant because of the time commitment.

Even when I did my first post, I pondered if I'd be doing my 2nd post 'next November/December' =) Like other changes I made in my life last year, it's all about taking it one day at a time. And admittedly, I've rekindled my interest in photography - and also spent an inordinate amount of time editing and playing around in paint shop pro photo =) so not everything has been for naught.
Today's photo is the Iris theater in downtown Terrell by the way.....

Monday, January 5, 2009

Artesia Lodge

Today's photo is the front of the Artesia Lodge building in downtown Terrell. I posted a night photo of the front of the building last year that you can see here by clicking thru =)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

So Long, Sunday

Here comes Monday....

today's photo is the Carnegie Library in downtown Terrell - all decked out for the season with wreaths on the columns =) one that I had to sneak in before the season was too far gone...

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Survivor Tryouts in Terrell

Well, if you read Jim's blog over at Terrell Daily Photo you may already know that the big news in Terrell this fine Saturday was that Channell 11 and a local radio station were sponsoring tryouts for Survivor TV show down at the local Randall Noe car dealership. I went down with Jim and started to wait in line with him - but I got tired after about 45 minutes and went home =) In hindsight, I guess I should've waited and stuck it out - but the line really wasn't moving...

For a surprising and slightly 'adult' t-shirt, please click on this pick for a closer look - it's not safe for the childrens =)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Here I Am

My first photo (not theme day related) for 2009 is one of myself... this is my shadow in the afternoon sun, and what you can't tell is that I'm taking a drink of coke and taking the photo at the same time =) i was hoping the shape of the coca-cola bottle would be visible in the shadow, but no such luck. Bet you didn't know my legs were 10 feet long either~

And the title 'Here I Am' reminds me of this classic from Air Supply =) sappy love songs =)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Fly #1 'Theme Day Photo for 2008'

Ok... it was a difficult decision to choose one 'best' photo out of so many over the past year. I originally planned to choose one of the 'cigarette' photos, in order to note how proud I was of myself for quitting smoking last June. It's been a little over 6 months smoke-free now, and I feel so much better not smoking....

After stopping smoking, I started a workout program at the local gym and started walking around my neighborhood for additional exercise. I often take my camera when I'm out walking, and it was during one of these 'walking photo shoots' that I happened upon a small patch of white flowers that I wanted to take a macro photo of. I was zoomed in and about to take my flower photo when this fly entered the scene and decided to stick around. I moved and got in closer and he never budged =) Anyway, I've been lucky enough to capture several bugs and insects over the last year on macro, but really loved the way the colors and all turned out on this one =)

Please take some time to peruse through all the other City Daily Photo Blogs participating in the theme day!! All these people have selected their favorite photos for the year also!

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