Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
Todd and Daddy play baseball in the backyard. Here's Todd running to catch the ball that Daddy will hit-- this photo was snapped just a fraction of a second before he took a tumble onto the grass-- you can see the beginnings of his fall in this shot.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Spied this car in the parking lot of the Rite Aid where we went to get ice cream. All the "U.S. Army" logos stood out, and then the government license plate caught my eye. Looks like it's the car used by the local Army recruiters! Recognize the brown star logo from the T-shirt Todd was wearing when throwing up a "gang symbol"?
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
More from the Chili Cookoff-- the College Hire Network had a booth, and the theme was "Bubba Gump Chili"-- as you can see, some of them dressed up as characters from Forrest Gump-- here I am with Lt. Dan (AJ), Forrest (Kevin) and Jenny (Piper).
Second pic is a closeup of the funny haircut that Kevin obtained in order to properly play Forrest Gump.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
A tribute to the wonderfully high cost of living here in Santa Barbara-- gas is no exception. Here's the filling station down the road from our apartment displaying today's sky-high prices.
EDIT: LOL, I just noticed that the dollar portion of bottom price (for the super unleaded gas) looks a little different from the rest. Do you see it? Someone put the "3" on backwards and upside-down, tee hee!
Friday, May 18, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Todd's stuffed sea turtle (aka honu) from Hawaii, a present from his aunt and uncle who vacation there regularly. Here he is, peeking out at the viewer from inside the laundry basket I pack with clothes and other essentials every weekend for our stay in SB.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
This person is obviously against Super Wal-Mart. I can't say I agree with some of their labor practices, but man, you can't beat the great prices you find on everyday items there. I'm not sure I'm ready to thin out my wallet just to make a political statement...
Monday, May 14, 2007
This is our new camera (well, sort of new-- it's about a month old now), a Fuji FinePix A360. We're happy with it so far. It's a bit of a battery hog, but it isn't too bad. It's been quite useful in taking a lot of the pictures that have been posted on this blog so far. And just as I posted a photo of my phone, snapped with the camera, I snapped this picture of the camera, using my phone :-) Turnabout? Meta-photography?
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
This was one of Allan's purchases after today's weekly grocery shopping trip. We love Spam. So it was natural to restock our shelves of it when we ran out, and when it's on sale. But this was no ordinary Spam can-- this can was adorned with the retro design in honor of Spam's anniversary. Blast from the past!
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Continuing on with the bachelor weekend theme-- this was one of the few remaining bottles (I grabbed it out of the fridge) from the big box. The guy that brought them over is from Reno, Nevada, where apparently they aren't allowed to have glass beer bottles. So plastic it is (the label itself reads: "insulating plastic bottle"). I kinda liked it, actually-- the resealable screw-top cap was a BIG plus!
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Monday, May 7, 2007
Sunday, May 6, 2007
This weekend was spent doing some spring cleaning. The most time-consuming chore? Washing windows. When Todd spied what Mommy was up to, he clamored to help, as little kids always do. Here he is, wiping a sponge on one of the glass doors of the sunroom. That's not so much a grimace as squinting in the sun-- he really DID enjoy helping wash windows!
Saturday, May 5, 2007
Decadent desserts: an Apple Chimi from Acapulco's in Orange, CA. Sliced apples cooked with a cinnamon-sprinkled tortilla, topped with a pecan-coated scoop of ice cream, whipped cream, and caramel-Kahlua sauce. And the bubbles? That's the effects of the continued sizzling after it arrived at our table. Are you drooling yet? I sure am... :-9