I woke up this morning with the head cold that's going around. Here's my cold remedies:
Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
The Academy Awards are on tonight. Here is one of the first awards I ever won. It was for a bowling league I was in when I was 12. Everyone got one at the end of the season but I was still pretty excited to have a trophy of my own.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Today is my brother's birthday so I wanted to take a picture of something that reminded me of him. But we were hit with snow and since I'm a wuss when it comes to driving in it, I had to come up with a Plan B. So here's my boys. Raised together since they were puppies, if I tell Charlie to go get his brother, he'll go over and bark at Sammy. If he feels like listening, that is, which is rare.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I was really at a loss on this one until I realized the object didn't necessarily have to be vertical by nature, the orientation of the picture being vertical would suffice. In this case, I did find a vertical object, however.
Monday, February 21, 2011
I took a bunch of nice shots of some little crocus-looking flowers that have bloomed, but ultimately decided on this. I'm pretty sure it's a daffodil but could also be a tulip. I chose this because I felt it was more of a sign of Spring being on the way than the flowers that are already bloomed.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
I took the dogs for a walk along the river today and as I was driving home, I was thinking I would just have to settle for a picture of an umbrella for today. As I was exiting the highway, I saw a sign for the U.S. Forest Service office. I see that sign all the time-it's about two miles from my house-and I've never really paid attention to it before. So I decided to check it out. I'm quite pleased with this shot of the U.S. Forest Service logo I was able to take.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
A friend of mine is running a half marathon in April to raise money for leukemia and lymphoma research. So another friend hosted a dinner here to help her raise money. He's from India and made a 4-course meal from scratch (and made a disaster out of my kitchen!). Here's a shot of one of two curry dishes. This is the lentil curry.
Friday, February 18, 2011
You would think with all the pictures I've been taking, I'd have something to put in these. I've got a couple of ideas for them and actually have two of the dog frame. One for each dog-I definitely have a lot to choose from when it comes to pictures of the two of them!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
I had a houseful of people over today for an Anti-Valentine's Day party. So this should have been an easy challenge given I had a lot of hands to choose from. But I forgot about it until after everyone left, so I had to get a shot of my own hand.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
It would make sense that being so close to Valentine's Day I would pick something along those lines for today's shot. But I didn't. I went with some old VHS tapes instead.
Friday, February 11, 2011
I found quite a few red things laying around but none that I really thought were good for this theme. I finally settled on the wrapper of my Norfolk pine that doubles as a Christmas tree.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
This ended up being more of a challenge than I thought it would be. I tried to get a good shot of my mini-blinds but didn't get any I really liked. So I tried the siding on the back of the house and found those to be slightly better.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
"If I don't make eye contact, maybe the human won't notice I'm standing on the table." No, my dogs aren't supposed to be standing on the table. I do have some rules they clearly don't believe in following.
Monday, February 7, 2011
I'm not really a basketball fan, but I am a fan of winning things so when I had the opportunity to enter a drawing for tickets to tonight's Blazer game against the Bulls, I went for it-and I won two tickets. It was a really good game-it was pretty close the entire time with Portland winning.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
My plans for today included a glass blowing demonstration. Though I've seen this done before, it was really cool to not only watch the vase being made from the very start but also to have the technical aspects of the process explained as well.
Friday, February 4, 2011
At game night tonight, one of the games being played was Sequence-a game I loved when I was younger but haven't played in years. Unfortunately, I didn't get to play tonight but I had a blast playing Taboo instead.