Archive for January, 2010

29
Jan

Petrol in the Sun

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

12 January 2010
A very long time ago, I did an Eyeball Bender shot of the handle of a petrol pump at a Valero station. This is a similar image, but at a 7-Eleven.
Petrol Pump and Sun
Now, if I could only figure out how to use my camera properly. It had the makings of a decent photo, but operator error screwed it up.
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 29 January 2010)

Listening to:
Take Me Bak Ome by Alde
from Planet Pop – 70s

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1600)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off, Did not fire

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29
Jan

From the Worm’s POV

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

11 January 2010
I cannot even begin to tell you why I took this photo nor where. But, it is the only photo I took today.
Worm's Eye Pavement
Mayhaps I was feeling lowly?
Cheers

~KR (Written on 29 January 2010)

Listening to:
I’m Coming Home by Tom Jones
from British Top 30 – 1967

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1250)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off, Did not fire

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29
Jan

Burrito Bowl

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

10 January 2010
I cannot recall the details, but we ended up in the Arlington Highlands at the Flying Burrito for lunch.
Burrito Bowl
Fine burrito bowl this was. I’ll be back.

Cheers.
~KR (Written on 29 January 2010)

Listening to:
I Want Your Sex (Part II) by George Michael
from Ladies & Gentlemen – the Best of George Michael (Disc 2)

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off, Did not fire

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29
Jan

Electronics

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

9 January 2010
Another in my scintillating series of exciting electronics.
Electronics
If memory serves, we spent the day at home. But, like most Microsoft products, my memory could be faulty.
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 29 January 2010)

Listening to:
Outside in the Rain by Tommy Shaw
from Girls With Guns

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.067 sec (1/15)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off, Did not fire

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29
Jan

Butt Burnin’

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

8 January 2010
Went to our local Fuzzy’s Taco Stand (hooray for having a Fuzzy’s near us!) for dinner tonight.
Butt Burnin'
I dare say that even Larry might like this hot sauce. It doesn’t compare to “Nuclear Waste” or “Da Bom'” in terms of overall heat, but it’s damn tasty.

Cheers.
~KR (Written on 29 January 2010)

Listening to:
Working in the Coal Mine by Devo
from Heavy Metal Official Soundtrack

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.05 sec (1/20)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off, Did not fire

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29
Jan

Candle in the Leaves

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

7 January 2010
I’m VERY embarassed by the lag I’ve created and how far behind I have fallen in our ‘Daily’ Photoblog. No resolution here, but I will certainly strive to be better & do better.
This candle sits on the range in the kitchen.
Candle in the Leaves
Cheers.

Listening to:
Like Toy Soldiers by Eminem
from Best of Eminem

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.3
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off, Did not fire

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29
Jan

Sunset Birds

   Posted by: MB    in Daily

Sunset Birds 1

23 January 2010

I drove to Addison today—drove up Midway from 635, and didn’t shop for fabric. I had a more important mission. It was time to pay for my sofa!

Daily KRuMB readers may remember that one lovely day back in the early fall, I had a chance encounter with the most beautiful sofa that was just meant to be mine. Its upholstery *exactly* matched that of our two big over-sized chairs. It was in a liquidation sale, and was only available through November . . . or so they said. After much consideration I painfully decided that the timing and the price just didn’t combine to make it possible, so with much sadness, I let the deadline come and go and tried to forget about the missed opportunity. Then, about a week ago, came the phone call telling me, they’d had an extension on their lease, and were finally closing their doors at the end of January. They still had “my couch” . . . did I still want it?

Did I want it? I was overjoyed, and delighted that they were willing to sell it to me for considerably less than the price had been three months ago. Still a sizeable investment, Kyle and I deliberated about it for quite a while, and finally decided it was in fact, the thing to do. I mean what are the chances that opportunity knocks twice?

So, today I drove over there, paid for it, and began making arrangements to move it. I am so excited I can hardly stand it.

Kyle spent some time at No Frills while I was gone, and when I got home we grabbed some dinner, and made a necessary stop at the grocery store (necessary if there are to be bloody marys tomorrow, that is!) Upon exiting our Kroger store, we looked up and saw the most amazingly colourful sunset . . . and then the birds! I had to take photos, and the one I’ve chosen to share is the best of the lot. Many of the others are on my Flickr stream.

~MB

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29
Jan

Wheat Weaving

   Posted by: MB    in Daily

Wheat Weaving

22 January 2010

This photo was cooler in my head, but it’s just another example of a beautiful object in our home. This is a small wheat weaving that hangs on the wall in our entry way. Handmade by an artist in Kansas City, it makes me smile.

~MB

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28
Jan

Fabric for Dan

   Posted by: MB    in Daily

Fabric for Dan

21 January 2010

It’s been a couple of years since I had the pleasure of outfitting Dan for his role at Scarborough Renaissance Festival. The last time I costumed him, was in 2008, when I did coordinating outfits for him and Bert, as they played the roles of Figbash and Scrump—never telling anyone which one was which, and constantly changing that fact, anyway. It was a hoot, and Dan is a pleasure to sew for . . . he trusts me. That’s a great feeling, and so last year, when he informed me he would be going back to an older character and would be needing another new outfit, I was thrilled he picked me to do it for him.

Since I had my first official meeting with him this season, tonight, this photo today, is of his favourite of the fabrics we’ve chosen for him. The character is a bit of a clown . . . almost a jester-like guy . . . an “actor.” So, his ensemble is a bit outside the perfectly “historically accurate” and will therefore be both a challenge and a delight.

~MB

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28
Jan

The Pub Guys Live at the Firehouse Grill

   Posted by: MB    in Daily

Pub Guys Live at the Firehouse Grill

20 January 2010

Finally, the long-awaited, much anticipated first official professional gig for The Pub Guys! We had a great turn-out of PG1s or Pub Guys fans . . . the show went great, and everyone had a really good time.

I am so proud.

~MB

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