Archive for February, 2010

27
Feb

Snow Covered Willow

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

12 February 2010
Today, our world remains covered in beautiful white. Unfortunately, a very large percentage of our suburbia is without power. I worked from afar today, not willing to entrust my life to the bad driving habits of others on roads that are far more treacherous than normal. Luckily I have an extended battery on my computer and an air card, so my ability to do my job was not impeded in any way.
Snow Covered Willow
Cheers

~KR (Written on 27 February 2010)

Watching: Highlights of Chelsea’s loss to ManCity (hah!)

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/9.0
Focal Length: 7.5 mm
ISO Speed: 80
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Auto, Did not fire

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27
Feb

Snow Covered Garden of Angels

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

11 February 2010
The drive into work today was challenging, but beautiful. Challenging because North Texas is not equipped to deal with 10″ of heavy, wet snow and drivers here are, in no way, used to this kind of snow dump. Beautiful, because…well, snow is beautiful. There’s something serene & calming about a white-washed world. This memorial garden, the Garden of Angels, that I pass on my way to work has never been more beautiful than this.
Snow Covered Garden of Angels
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 27 February 2010)

Watching: Commercials – waiting for the Arsenal game

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/3.2
Focal Length: 7.5 mm
ISO Speed: 80
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: On, Red-eye reduction

27
Feb

Good Friends

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

9 February 2010
Yesterday evening marked the arrival of our good friends from Colorado, Damaris & Roxy. They are on their way to Florida where they will be performing as Iris & Rose at a newly-picked-up festival. They were to have left to continue their journey to Florida this morning, but instead conspired to surprise me and stay an extra day. I was delighted! So, off we trundled to No Frills Grill for trivia, cheap beer, food & fun.
Good Friends
What a delightful evening. I wish these girls good custom at the show in Florida.
Cheers

~KR (Written on 27 February 2010)

Watching:
Birmingham at Wigan
1 – 0 at 94 minutes

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.125 sec (1/8)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 250
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Auto, Fired, Red-eye reduction

27
Feb

First Class Breakfast

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

8 February 2010
Today marked the first official in-office day of the new VP at work. To celebrate, he brought in a small number of breakfast trays like the ones offered to First Class passengers on AA domestic flights.
First Class Breakfast
I was lucky enough to receive one.
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 27 March 2010)

Watching:
Birmingham v Wigan
1 – 0 at 87 minutes

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off, Did not fire

27
Feb

BJ’s Mural

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

7 February 2010
We tried on Friday to take Kelly to BJs (I like it a lot and was pretty sure she would, too), but were thwarted by the hour long wait. I contend that there are no (or at least very few) restaurants that are worth a 10 minute wait, much less an hour wait. So, knowing that 90% of America (according to the PubGuys) were going to be occupied with the Super Bowl at Super Bowl parties around the metroplex, was pretty sure we’d have BJ’s relatively to ourselves. I was correct. What I didn’t figure on was staying at BJ’s for the entire Super Bowl.
Mural at BJ's
By the time we left it was dark and the Saints had marched to victory.
Cheers.
~KR (Written on 27 February 2010)

Watching:
Birmingham v Wigan
1 – 0 at 82 minutes

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.077 sec (1/13)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 250
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Auto, Fired, Red-eye reduction

27
Feb

The Cat … again

   Posted by: MB    in Daily

The Cat ... again

26 February 2010

Housework, patterning, sewing, and even a little bit of scrapbooking filled my day and made it fly by. Kyle had a hugely important presentation to make at work today on top of a full schedule of meetings, so when he got home, he was ready for No Frills Grill! We went there, met Jill and Brett, and Terrill even showed up, too. Beer, food, trivia . . . unwinding.

Back at home, Kyle settled into a movie, and that’s when I got to indulge in a little bit of cropping. The cat curled up on the futon where I was working and stayed there, so before I moved her into the bedroom with me, I snapped her photo. I was adamant about posting it tonight, because it feels so good to be finally all caught up, again. I want to try to make that last.

Tomorrow is officially the last free Saturday we will have until June. Hoping to make the most of it … doing very little.

~MB

25
Feb

Pub Guys Love

   Posted by: MB    in Daily

Pub Guys Love

25 February 2010

If I had thought to take this photo on Wednesday, rather than Thursday, I might have titled my post, “Pub Guys Live,” since it was yesterday that there was a show recorded, and we had a record number of fans in attendance. But, since it’s the day after, I decided a little play on words would be more fun!

I love my Pub Guy! And he loves me, and he bought me this terribly cute new shirt to wear! He has become a bit of a genius in the shirt design department, I believe! The next new cool design is a St. Patty’s Day Pub Guys shamrock! I can hardly wait!

The show last night was amazing, by the way! Download it and listen!

~MB

25
Feb

Tiny Girl Glass Bowl

   Posted by: MB    in Daily

Tiny Girl Glass Bowl

24 February 2010

My photo has nothing to do with the contents of my day. It just happens to be the only photo I took all day. This is the little bowl that frequently holds a gardenia in my shoppe on a faire day. The little florist petals that get added to the bloom fit perfectly in the waves of the tiny flutter bowl.

~MB

25
Feb

Golden Diamonds

   Posted by: MB    in Daily

Gold Diamond Brocade

23 February 2010

This is the fabric I’ll be hoping to purchase the next time I’m in Dallas. The Queen hath spoken. 😉

And today’s meeting with Glenda determined the exact shade of coppery silk I’ll be buying as well. So, the next fabric safari isn’t so much a “hunt” as a “kill!”

~MB

25
Feb

Absolutely Amazing Cloth of Gold

   Posted by: MB    in Daily

Absolutely Amazing Cloth of Gold

22 February 2010

When I bought two yards (that’s all I could afford!) of this amazing fabric on Saturday, I was sure it was the perfect underskirt fabric for the fabulous purple brocade I thought Shannon was going to pick for her overskirt. And it is. And, someday, she’ll have that outfit. But, this year, as of our meeting tonight, she has made a different fabric decision, and so this one will be folded and placed in a safe spot for future use.

And, yes, the new choice is fabulous also!

~MB