Nate is one dedicated Dish TV employee. I’ll give him credit for that.
I don’t know how Nate does it?! He works evenings and weekends yet has time to leave these comments. I googled this guy’s name and email address and came up with similar comments, so I know this isn’t just some innocent, yet enthusiastic Dish TV employee trying to come up with a genuine comment. I’m on to you buddy!
This week, the theme for Cee’s Fun Photo Challengeis lines. While I do have some outdoor shots of things that demonstrate the theme, I decided to go in a different direction for this challenge.
Back in June when I was developing a logo for the Spotlight Award, I experimented with a few different layouts of the multi-colored aloes. At one point, I made a big blanket of them. I don’t know what exactly I was trying to accomplish with this layout. Perhaps I was channeling Andy Warhol at the time, who knows? But, looking over this again, the lines jumped out at me and I thought this current challenge was the perfect opportunity to post this graphic.
This week’s Two Cents Tuesday topic on Across the Bored is decorations. I’m sure by now many of you are up to your eyeballs in decorations. Despite warm summer winds that could be felt well into early October, many of my neighbors got into the decorating spirit as soon as the first day of fall hit. After all, Christmas doesn’t hold a monopoly on decorating!
Hi there. I wanted to take a moment and talk about my activity on this blog. You may have noticed that I’ve posted something new each day since December began (or not…we are only 5 days into the month). I will never commit to posting daily, but I thought I should take a moment and explain what I would like to accomplish on the blog this month. Continue reading →
This week’s travel challenge at Where’s My Backpackis HOT! As in, post photographs to illustrate hot weather to help those of you in the cold, well, warm up.
Living in the Southwest, I have MANY photos that capture the light and sun of the desert. But rather than post a picture of mountains or outdoor scenery, I chose this pair of photos taken during the dog days of summer.
This was taken on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University. As I was navigating my cousin through the campus so he could easily find his classes before the start of the semester, I wanted to snap a photo of the math and science building. I love the depiction of the Bunsen burner and beaker. It’s a throwback to another era in time.
Problem is, the sun would not stay out of the picture! With sweat running down my face, I gave up my quest to take a clear picture of this building.
As a blogger, one of the interesting aspects of blogging is site statistics. Yes, it’s fun to see what blog posts generated more traffic and how many site views my blog receives each day. It is also amazing to see the number of countries represented by people who have stopped to look at my blog, even if just for a few seconds.
But beyond those statistics, the piece of information that entertains me the most is the search terms. This is the area where Word Press tells me what search terms people typed into a search engine to land on my page. I’d thought I’d share some of the more interesting search terms that have led people to my blog. Continue reading →
December is quite a special month. It is a time for celebration and a time for reflection. It is the part of the year where we look at what we’ve accomplished and discuss what we’ll remember about the past 11+ months before the calendar turns over another year.
Holy Cannoli, it’s already December? I’m still adjusting to the long stretch of holiday called Thanksgiving! While many of you are dealing with snow and cold temperatures, I’m back to pulling out my spring sweaters for work each day. Normally I’d at least need my beige “detective” coat for the mornings and evenings, but the weather has been more mild than usual with highs hovering near the 80 degree Fahrenheit mark.
I also get to celebrate the fact that I lived another year this weekend and kick-start the next year. Yes, this is my birthday weekend. With the buildup to Christmas and then New Year’s over the next 30 days I try to stretch my birthday out over the whole month. Why? Because I can. Now back to the point of this post. Continue reading →
I was going through some old photos (the non-digitized type) and was drawn to this pair for the Weekly Travel Theme photo challenge over at Where’s My Backpack. I’ve already posted several photos of SoCal and the Pacific Ocean on this blog, so I wanted to feature a different locale. After I put this post together, I re-read Alisa’s post on Where’s My Backpackand it turns out she lives in Seattle!
I took these back in the summer of 1996 while standing on the observation deck of Seattle’s Space Needle.
I scanned these photos to my computer, so please excuse the non-HD quality of them.
The photo above is of Washington State Route 99 and the photo below is a shot of the city. I believe the body of water captured in the photo below is Lake Union. Not sure of the top photo. I’d LOVE to say it’s Puget Sound, but I can’t say with any certainty that it is.
If anyone familiar with Seattle would like to chime in and add more detail about what I took pictures of, please go right ahead. I wish I would have paid more attention to my surroundings at the time. By the time I had the pictures developed months later, my memory was a bit fuzzy on what was what in relation to where I was standing at the time.
It’s official! The holiday season has arrived. Malls everywhere are lining up little lampsand shovels to stand in line and defenestrate their Christmas wish list to Spock. Despite the late atmosphere, many people are curious about the early Christmas displays. After all, stores used to wait until after St. Patrick’s Dayto don their tinsel soaked bananas. Now, stores display their Christmas wares before Deviled Egg Day.
Although many whooping cranes lament the early onset of the holiday season, retailers continue togargle out early holiday sales, as holiday sales shovel annual revenue. Therefore, don’t expect stores to usurpthe holiday season anytime soon. In fact, don’t be surprised if in the future you see holidaytoilet seats lining the walls of your favorite store after Labor Day.
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