Category: Back Then

Parental Permission

(n) irony: incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs

Remember how when you were still living under your parents roof you had to ask permission to do things. Like “Mom, can I go to the mall with my friends?” I find it so funny and ironic that now it’s the opposite. I get a call from my mom this evening and I quote “Hey, can I come up Friday night and go watch the boys soccer game on Saturday?” Um, yeah. Like I’m going to tell my mom no! Apparently my dad is headed down south to go fishing and mom didn’t have much else to do. It’s not quite role reversal but quite humurous. Interestingly enough we go both my folks to follow us on our trip to Colorado. They are leaving later than us but we’ll catch up to each other in New Mexico. Everyone is so darn excited!

(n) irony: incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs Remember how when you were still living u...

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Childhood Loss

Please say it’s not so. Mother’s Cookies has abruptly shut down. 230 people lost their jobs. Who will make pink iced animal crackers and the sprinkle cookies?? These were my prized snack pick when I was a kid and when I could convince my mom to let me get some it was heaven on Earth. I think I ate about 20lbs of these my freshman year of college (maybe that’s what they call the freshman 15 – 15lbs it is) because I could buy my own groceries and eat whatever I wanted. Which also involved lots of boxes of Macaroni and Cheese. On another eating note if you have never had a Honey Crisp apple, you don’t know what you are missing. Oh man. That was the best apple I have ever had. They are organic and cost a bit more per pound but every member of my family loved it and that is super rare. So grab you one next time your at the grocery store, you won’t be sorry!!

Please say it's not so. Mother's Cookies has abruptly shut down. 230 people lost their jobs. Who will make pink iced ani...

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Wild Man

This is the same boy who while at the pool yesterday went under water, popped up and told me “Mom, I saw your boobies.” What? I thought I mis-heard but no, he did it a second time proclaiming the same view only this time within earshot of the lifeguard who I am sure almost peed on herself she was laughing so hard. All I can say is he really does take after his dad. (I found this clip of video on my external hard drive along with the last slip-n-slide clip). Enjoy. 🙂

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nkFNbUIqZM] This is the same boy who while at the pool yesterday went under wat...

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Some summers ago

I dug up some video of the boys playing by their own rules on the first slip-n-slide we set up for them about two years ago. With all the summer activities going on this video popped into my head and I threw together some quick editing on it. I had to put music to it because I am laughing hysterically in the background the whole time. It still makes me laugh every time I watch it. They were saying “1-2-3 go!” then running and crashing into each other. Too dang funny. I’m don’t recall why they were only in their undies but that just makes it even funnier!

I dug up some video of the boys playing by their own rules on the first slip-n-slide we set up for them about two years...

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Thoughts Count Right?

You see Velociraptors attacked the local Post Office this week making it nearly impossible for me to go buy stamps and I couldn’t for the life of me find the three books of stamps I already had – until yesterday. So mom’s card will be a day or two late. The thought counts though doesn’t it? Even my post is a day late. Holy cow. Oh well, look at me in all my cuteness when I was little and forget how forgetful I am :-).

You see Velociraptors attacked the local Post Office this week making it nearly impossible for me to go buy stamps and I...

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Itty Bitty Obsession

We all know I have a tiny obsession with photography, it’s only recently reared it’s head but it started about 8 years ago while working on a project (thanks to my dear friend Charles) and I remember the artsy side emerging again. I did take art in the dungeon over at the convent from like 1st grade until 5th with a nun, I can’t remember her name but she was serious about art. If we would talk to each other she’d make us separate and I mean like me on the south pole my friend on the north pole. I hope to get some of the work I did way back then and get it scanned in and eventually posted somewhere here so that you can all laugh at my artistic skills. However, this need for art emerged again and with the recent investment of a nicer digital camera I spend way to much time editing photos etc but not near enough time taking them though. Not yet at least.

A few days ago I got an email asking to use one of my photos on my flickr account for a service called Schmap. It’s more of a digital publication but it still gets me some exposure. It will be included in the San Antonio 2008 version of Schmap – maps and guide content are dynamically integrated, allowing intuitive, real-time access to reviews and photo slideshows for places of interest. The photo they will include I took at the Lion and Rose Pub off Broadway in San Antonio –

Pub Lamp

In my other obsession, flickr, my photo of Casey John has won a few photo pool awards. It helps the ego a bit, but it doesn’t make any difference. I love taking photos and can’t wait until I can find a way to make more time for it. Now that you know where all my piggy bank money (actually I got this cool one from Discovery.com that counts your change as you put it in and keeps a running total) will go to, more lenses and goodies for the camera. I’ll leave you with one of my most popular photos of Casey J –

Thinking about it...

We all know I have a tiny obsession with photography, it's only recently reared it's head but it started about 8 years a...

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