Tuesday, January 31, 2012

old friends

i lost one of my oldest friends at 12:23am this morning. my grandma, helen porter.

she'll be sorely missed, as she's been such an important part of my life... especially over the past 10 years.

bye grandma, i love you and miss you already.

Monday, January 30, 2012

monday monday

there's a song here somewhere. an oldie and goody.

today's photo is my ride into work last thursday... in the much needed rain... there's a small rainbow in the upper right corner =)  when things look dreary, look for the rainbow.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

weekend's end

here we are at another end of the weekend. back to work.

time and life moves on.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


haven't been out lately to get any new pics... long commute to plano, and visiting grandma in the windsor care center during the evening.

this photo was taken in august 2011, my 2nd cousin Justin with my grandma.

Monday, January 23, 2012

terrell barn

today's photo was taken somewhere north of terrell... can't remember exactly where!  =)

click over to tricia's blog here to view everyone participating in the weekly barn charm photo meme!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

my 2nd 15k!

today i got up early and went down to white rock lake to participate in my 2nd ever 15k (9.3 miles)- Too Cold to Hold. This was the 2nd race of 7 in the new 'run project' series sponsored by RunOn! Dallas.

i had a good run... didn't make a PR - finished in 1:49:46.. and Jim beat me by 2 minutes. But, i had a good run =)

Saturday, January 21, 2012


time passes. it's an inevitable part of life. and it often finds us at a 'crossroad'. grandma's been sick since around thanksgiving, fighting pneumonia. then a week ago saturday she suffered several small strokes. after a week in hospital down in kaufman, she's finally settled in at windsor care facility here in terrell. just around the corner from the senior terrace apartments she was living in before.

we spent about 8 hours today moving everything out of the old apartment.  tomorrow we're running a 9.3 mile / 15k race... in the morning.  this will be interesting, cause i'm already sore!

Friday, January 20, 2012

i got my eye on you

even when i'm sleeping, i got my eye on you!

click over to tricia's blog to see my dad's cat, who just happens to be named frosty also!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

looking west

forgive the similarity to yesterday's post... i'm fighting a cold/flu here. but back to work tomorrow, one way or another...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

looking ahead

started feeling bad last night and came home sick today... stuffy nose, congested and scratchy throat. yuck! gotta get well so i can run 9.3 miles on Sunday at the Too Cold to Hold!  =)

Monday, January 16, 2012

mayfield company

The back of the Southland Athletics building still bears the markings of former tenant Mayfield Company wholesale grocers... =)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

sunday night

another sunday night where i'm left wondering what happened to the weekend. it all seems a blur. i'll blame it on the beer =)

Saturday, January 14, 2012


well, i didn't quite make a PR today, but i was only 45 seconds off =) not too bad... i finished the 10k in 1:05:50 - my PR is 1:05:06.... next weekend is the 15k, and right now i have a hurt ankle. hopefully it heals quickly!

Friday, January 13, 2012

dublin dr pepper RIP

Tomorrow morning is the hotcake hustle 10k in addison... after the race they have pancakes, hot chocolate, pizza and beer!! woo hoo!!

today's photo is another reminder of a texas tradition that just got screwed by the parent company - Dr Pepper Snapple. Dublin dr pepper was the last bottling plant still making the original dr pepper recipe with pure cane sugar. the parent company came in and shut down the dr pepper operation. greedy people suck.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

dublin dr pepper RIP

a texas tradition ended yesterday. dr pepper snapple corporate came in and bought out the local dublin dr pepper bottler and ceased production of pure cane sugar dr pepper at the local facility. doc's soda shop will remain open, but the bottler will no longer bottle the original dr pepper that's been their main product since the 1880's!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

team usmo

today's photos are the before and after shots from the metroPCS White Rock Marathon back in December. Our team photo from work, in order left to right by the leg we did in the race, first thru fifth =)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

hwy 34 south

today's photo is taken from the intersection of hwy 34 S and High St, right in front of the sub courthouse.

the location for the new bridge overpass for Moore Ave/hwy 80. i plan to *try* to post regular updates on the progress throughout the year =)

Monday, January 9, 2012


joe (joseph) is the short donkey in front that kept charging towards me while i took pics walking backwards =) mary is the larger donkey following behind. i didn't trust them enough to turn my back on them.

**happy 4 year blog anniversary to me!!** i opened my blog with my first post back on jan 5 2008. i originally started because i was planning to quit smoking in 2008, and i knew having a daily project like a photo blog could keep me motivated and busy with other things. it worked, i quit smoking that year. next i decided to get off the couch, join a gym and work out. check. started walking and then began a running program. another success. blogging can be overwhelming at times, but it's just a little something each day. it taught me to not let the big tasks overwhelm me. do a little each day. it all adds up. with exercise or studying or anything else. it doesn't always have to be 100%, just show up and make an effort. then work to improve. and keep at it. wow, 4 years!! here's to 4 more!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

and the band played on

a few shots of the band from NDSU ... i still have a ton of photos to go thru ... the weekend has slipped away again! they go so quick!

**i have a special blog anniversary tomorrow! 4 years blogging on Texas Daily Photo =)

Saturday, January 7, 2012


today i tagged along with Jim from Terrell Daily Photo and attended the NCAA game between North Dakota State and Sam Houston State up in Frisco. It was a nice day, a little cool and cloudy, but perfect for taking pics =)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

dropping in

one more parachute entrance =) i'll try this one day, but i'm pretty sure i'll have an experienced jumper strapped to my back for just in case!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


3 people parachuted into the cotton bowl before the ticket city bowl game.

i just walked down a ramp - parachuting wasn't on my resolution list for this year. =)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

ticket city bowl

jim got sideline passes to the ticket city bowl for the 2nd year in a row, and i was able to tag along and snap a few photos.  after the game, we came back and went for a 5 mile run =)  our next half marathon is scheduled for end of March, and we need to start preparing!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Theme Day - Photo of the Year

Today's photo is one that I've selected as my favorite photo of 2011. Taken at Lake Texoma ... a father and son fishing =) and below a few runners up. happy new year!

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