Thursday, March 31, 2011

downtown terrell

as promised, today is the terrell skyline =)

this weekend's run is the first annual Lion's Dash 5k in Rockwall... after that, yard work! spring has sprung and the lawnmower needs a workout!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


ok, one more photo from austin.

today i've got the downtown skyline - jim posted a wider view on his site here.

tomorrow i'll follow up with the Terrell skyline.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

40 feet up

no worries here... i will not dive

although, i've considered it a couple times at work in the last few months...

Monday, March 28, 2011

two horses

or dos equis... whichever you prefer (click photo for larger view!)

i prefer a little rowing help (so i can take a cerveza break!)


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Zilker Park, Austin

lots of people were out in Zilker Park yesterday, enjoying the lake and the beautiful weather.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

austin - capitol city

one of the sites you have to visit, when coming to Austin, is the state capitol!

a huge, beautiful building made of pink granite... that shines in the flood lights at night!

tomorrow morning, jim and i will be running the Austin American Statesmen Capitol 10k!

it's my 2nd capitol 10k (and my 3rd 10k for 2011), and i'm looking to make a personal record by beating my best time of 1:09:37...

Friday, March 25, 2011

austin bound

this weekend will be my 3rd 10k for 2011; my new year's resolution was to try and do one per month.

it's my 2nd time to do the capitol 10k - last year was my first.

any excuse to go to austin sounds good to me =) i lived there back in the early 90s and LOVE austin =)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

nightly apparitions

a bald ghost lurking about downtown terrell?

the weather has been amazing the past week - and last night i decided to go for a walk downtown...

keep an eye out for strange things in the night! =)

Monday, March 21, 2011


bonnets? it's early, but i've found some growing in the neighborhood already =)

love spring!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

weekend whizzing by

another weekend has flown by and is a blur of a memory... but i am loving the sun staying up for the later evening hours =)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

saturday evening post

not sure what's going on with the site, had trouble getting my post up last night... must've been the super moon playing tricks on me!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

one for the road

actually, this one is for grandma...

her 1991 caprice classic that was bought brand new... and sold a couple years ago... parked at the neighbors house across the street.

happy st patrick's day!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

spring is in the air

and it's early... first day of spring will be next monday, but everything seems to be in bloom around here a little early. lots of people out enjoying the great weather at ben gill park.

Monday, March 14, 2011

welcome to terrell

a new sign built at the intersection of 148 and hwy 80 will soon greet visitors as they enter Terrell... it wasn't cheap to get my new advertisement, all lit up with flag poles and everything!

Here's the original photo =) i'll follow-up with another shot when it's complete with the new lettering!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

monthly tree

it's the 13th of the month, which means it's time to take a look at this tree down in ben gill park.

cilla over at a swede lost in texas does a series looking at a tree throughout the year, and this is my monthly contribution!

happy weekend all!

and here's last month's photo! quite a change in a month! =)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

the dog's got bling

even the dogs get decked out for the dash down greenville 5k and parade! i'll have some more photos posted over on facebook later tonight...

i finished the race in 32:42 - an improvement from my 34:24 time from last year... and, honestly, for the number of people you have to try to run through and get around - i'm happy with that time!

Friday, March 11, 2011


happy friday~!

tomorrow is the dash down greenville 5k in dallas... the anniversary of my first race that I did last year! I'm not quite as nervous this year, and should be able to beat my time last year of 34:24.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

ahh friday

ok... ok... i promise to take down the rest of the Christmas lights this weekend...

Did i mention i'll be another year wiser older this month?

i think it's time to plan another trip to vegas =)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


well... the demolition gave taqueria dos aces more parking... i'll have to try to get a better picture later... when they're not so busy =)

is it friday yet? this week is dragging.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


alright... it was raining tonight so i couldn't do my before and after series on the same day... so for today we have the before. =)

this is the parking lot of Taqueria Dos Aces in downtown Terrell. The building in front has been several different businesses, most recently a chicken restaurant named El Regio. Dos Aces has a nice patio on the front of their building. Years ago they were located in the building blocking its view.

I'll follow up tomorrow with a current pic. Today's photo was taken on Feb 23rd.

Monday, March 7, 2011

drinking like a fish

HATE when i forget about the beer on the bumper!

wonder if a cop behind this truck would've stopped them....

i removed the license plate to protect the allegedly innocent.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

spring forward sunday

no, not today - next weekend =) daylight savings time changes at 2am next Sunday morning!

next Saturday is the Dash Down Greenville 5k. The Dash was the first 5k Jim and I did last year, so it marks the end of the first year of running. We've done a total of 26 runs (5k and 10ks) in the past year, which works out to about 1 every 2 weeks. Not too shabby!

At the end of the month, March 27, is the Capital 10k in Austin. That was the first 10k ever, so another milestone coming up! Today's photo was from the capital 10k last year.

who is it we need to talk to about extending weekends? they're much too short, and pass way too quick....

Saturday, March 5, 2011

lazy saturday

well, i got up early today to go to the mardi gras 5k in Richardson. I had a good run, with my 2nd fastest time, finishing at 31:37. It was COLD though =)

enoyed a Gordon Biersch dark beer after the run... very good! on the way home, picked up my laptop from work - a coworker fixed it yesterday by replacing the hard drive. woo hoo!!! it's working again!!!!

now, it's nap time. well, i've already had one nap - but, i'm tired again and one can never have enough naps on the weekend! =)

Friday, March 4, 2011

friday night flashback

tonight's photo is one from the archives... i've been without a computer at home for a couple days this week, because my new DELL computer has been on the fritz. Their customer service is no help; it only serves to raise my blood pressure.

luckily, one of the people i work with counts computer genius among his skills... and he copied everything over to a new hard drive and replaced it for me. i'll pick it up tomorrow, and fingers crossed, everything will be like new!

tomorrow morning is the mardi gras 5k in richardson. i'm preparing tonight by drinking beer and eating pepperoni pizza. =)

one more week til daylight savings time!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

picnic weather

with all the recent sunny weather, i need to add a picnic in the park to the to-do list!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


this week is a 'final training' week at work for some new software.

it's been a very long process to replace our phone systems and software. years, in fact.

meetings, vendors, products... demos. pens. business cards.

this is the end =)