monday morning and i feel like #7 about to be trampled by a tiger =)
Sunday, August 29, 2010
a few more photos from Friday night. i really enjoyed taking photos on the sidelines; a unique opportunity to snap a few candid shots to remember the cool, late summer evening. not to mention the best seat and view!
i'm definitely still the novice here, as i continue to learn the different settings on the slr camera.
there's no shortage of professional photography going on though - check out Jim's photos on Terrell Daily Photo and facebook - and Don's in the Tribune, and Michael's over at Obstructed View. some really great captures by all...
I've got some more photos posted on my facebook page here.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Jim and I went down to the Richardson Run-On Texas store to get fitted for some new running shoes during our lunch today. My old shoes were worn out and hurting my knees -and the run today went much smoother in the new ones...
New shoes, of course, means Frosty has a new box.
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find the software for my photo editing since moving over to the new pc. And the basic photo editing software I've been using won't fix today's red eye issue. So, here is frosty in all his red eye glory =)
happy wednesday - the week is almost half over!
Monday, August 23, 2010
The normal Monday pressures did not get me down today!
When my car broke down (dead battery) at the gas station on the way home... no worries. I was luckily close enough to walk home and get the 2nd car to come back and jump my own car =)
Then I made it down to Firestone before they closed - and discovered that my battery was still under warranty. Seriously... Bad things for me are never 'covered'. But I got a brand new battery and was only out a total of 18.00 for a core charge fee and some other fee.. =)
Happy Monday - and thanks Firestone of Terrell!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
the weekend, as usual, has gone so quickly!
grandma had a return trip to the hospital beginning Thursday afternoon, and she came back home today (Sunday).
My first slot tournament, scheduled for Saturday, was canceled... and I wasn't informed prior to the trip. Nice scheduling FAIL Horseshoe. I still passed my time (and lost my money) at several other casinos.
And to finish off the weekend, I enjoyed my Sunday afternoon taking in a play at Books and Crannies in the old Iris Theater. It was 'Barefoot in the Park' a Neil Simon play, performed by the Vagabond Players. It was an engaging performance with a lot of comedic talent in the group, and a really nice afternoon!
Can't wait for 'A Christmas Carol' by the Vagabond Players, coming up in December!... =)
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
don't forget! it's the last week for 'barefoot in the park' - performed by the Vagabond Players at Books and Crannies (located in the old Iris Theater downtown.)
Oh - and please hop over and wish Jim at Terrell Daily Photo a Happy Birthday. I think he stopped counting at 29... =)
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
on the way to work this morning, my brakes started squealing/scraping on the car...
tracking my new pc delivery online today, i saw when the fedex guy didn't deliver my package... at 1:35pm, because nobody was home to sign for it.
luckily, my favorite boss kim let me leave a little early so I could take my car to the shop and have them check the brakes.
when i arrived at home, the fedex door tag said i could pick up my package after 5pm at their distribution facility, otherwise they would attempt delivery again tomorrow.
so, of course I was off to Garland to pick up my new baby!!! and, I love it!
the 17 inch screen is a nice upgrade, and being back online after 9 days is the best!! pathetic, eh? but yes, it's come down to that...
oh, how i've missed bejeweled! =)
Monday, August 16, 2010
it's been over a week now with no computer. i've managed to use my old pc a little - it overheats after being on about 10-15 minutes, and the boot-up process takes a while =)
Dell called me on my cell phone tonight to let me know the new pc should be delivered tomorrow.
Fingers crossed. I'll keep an eye out!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Went out to the Dallas Zoo today, and endured some late summer heat... the animals didn't seem to care for the heat very much either.
Learning experience? Eat lunch BEFORE you go to the zoo. 1 hamburger, 1 hot dog, 1 french fry, 1 onion rings and 2 drinks should NEVER cost 32.00. Period.
Still waiting on my new pc, which is why I've missed a few posts this week. I promise to make up for them when the new one arrives on Tuesday (or hopefully Monday =))
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I've always been somewhat of a pack-rat. Hate throwing things away. Tonight I fired up my old laptop - first time its been on since September of 2008.
Today's photo is one found on the old pc, taken in '08.
I replaced this old laptop due to overheating. So far tonight, no problems =) maybe it'll hold up til the new one arrives.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
still anxiously awaiting a status change for my new laptop.
in production to shipped is preferable.
I paid extra for 2nd day shipping... i didn't go for next day, but thought 2nd day may speed things up...
please, dell! hurry up!
Oh - and please click over and check out this photo my sister posted on her blog. An amazing macro, in my opinion!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Still no computer... I keep checking the website status, and it just says 'In Production'...
Sad that I've grown so dependent on technology to pass the time... and to feel anxiety when I don't have instant access to information. The horror!
Found a photo of me posted on the runontexas.com website from the Mckinney 5k this past Saturday. Truly famous now, really. I'm the 6th photo down in the right hand column - in the blue shorts behind the elderly man =)
If I ordered the pc on Sunday, it could possibly ship by tomorrow, right? =)
Sunday, August 8, 2010
you take the bad, you take them both... blah blah blah.. sounds like a flashback to my childhood tv viewings =)
Grandma had her bypass on Friday and is coming along well in Plano Heart Hospital, where the whole staff is taking great care of her! Today's photo was taken from her hospital room - which is super nice! I didn't dare post a picture of her in her hospital gown, she'd kill me!!
My PC, unfortunately, didn't make it through the weekend. It's been overheating the past few months, and I've recovered it from a couple 'blue screens of death'. But this time, it just wasn't meant to be. I'm posting today from Jim's pc. I'm completely without til the new one is delivered =(
Which means I ended my weekend with a frantic search for a new Dell online. I'd like an Apple, but I also have to live on a budget, so Dell won out =)
but life is good, and if I'd only bought Dell stock when i lived down in Austin back in 1993. Arghhh!
Saturday, August 7, 2010
today's photo is one from the archives... a baby frosty taken 2 years ago =)
Grandma is doing well, and will remain in the hospital for several days before coming home. She's messing up my Sunday schedule of Denny's for breakfast followed up by fighting the crowds at walmart, so i'm hoping for a speedy recovery.
Thanks to all for the well wishes!
I finished my 5k today in 32:54... not too bad, but 3 minutes longer than last weekend.