Thursday, June 4, 2009
So Hoda & Kathy Lee were honoring this man for Father's Day. It was all nice and fluffy with puppies, unicorns & rainbows. And then they did it ......
They taunted, teased, and tormented these unsuspecting and undeserving sweet people by making them listen to a song by none other than .... oh, I can hardly type it .... Constantine Maroulis. (Ouch, that hurt.)
This man is just ick to the Nth degree. I hated his devilish stares into the camera during his season of American Idol. I always felt like he was glaring at ME. It drove me nuts. Plus, I don't think he can sing worth a darn.
Oh, and the title of the song? "He only had eyes for me". Sweet.
For your viewing pleasure:
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
First camping trip of the Summer season ...... Otherwise known as: Shock of the year - I'm actually blogging!!
We kicked off the summer by going on our first camping trip of the year, and boy did we get lucky with the weather. We went to a State Park called Fort Stevens on the northern tip of the Oregon coast. There is a shipwreck that has been on the beach since 1904, I think. I'm too lazy to look it up. The ship was called the Peter Iredale. Someone research it and report back.
The place is called Fort Stevens because it's an old military installation that was active from the late 1800's until the end of WWII. This is one of the batteries. (I didn't know what it meant either.) It's where they had huge guns that could shoot miles out into the sea. They never fired an attack, but were fired upon.
It was a great way to get the summer started. We have 3 more camping trips planned, as well as a trip to Crater Lake. I can't wait!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
In this one, you can see the bird bath filled up with snow. I think it looks kind of like a pie. You can also see that the pond is frozen over. In fact, the birds were walking on it.
In this one, you can see how much snow piled up on our car. That was after scraping it off once the day before and driving to the grocery store. You can hear that there is a 1/2 inch layer of ice on the top. Oh, and it was taken through a screen. Yeah, I didn't want to go out in the 23 degree weather!
This was taken to show the colored icicles. They really did look prettier in person. It was hard to get a picture that captured what it really looked like.
Our house with 8 inches of snow.
This is a gazebo in a park in the center of town.
Icicles and Christmas decorations.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Had a great time with the family. It was nice going from 50 degrees and drizzle to 70 degrees and sun. I tried to soak up as much of it as I could. There were 10 of us for dinner. I have 2 brothers with wives, 2 nephews, my parents, and of course me and the Hubbs. It's hard to get us ALL together at the same time, so it was really nice. I think the last time was in Vegas in 2005. That was for my husband's and eldest brother's 50th birthdays, which are a week apart.
Ok, here's the problem. I have some pictures but not all of them. I have a 4GB memory card in my Canon digital camera, and after 2 years and over 1,000 pictures, it decided to throw a "Memory Card Error" on me -- AFTER I took a bunch of pictures over the Thanksgiving weekend. After researching, I discovered that I have to buy a card reader (which I never heard of before) to get the pictures off of it and on to my computer, but it's not guaranteed that it'll work. It depends on how bad the data was corrupted. Darn technology. I thought I liked it. Anyway, we went to Walgreens and bought another card so I could take pictures of what remained of the weekend.
Here are a few shots of our trip to Sedona. It's just beautiful. My Grandparents lived in Arizona when I was growing up, so we'd drive there from Los Angeles often, and I've always loved going to Sedona, Flagstaff, and the Grand Canyon. There is a church built into the rocks that is so pretty that I'm going to make a separate post about it. (Yes, I know I'm slow at posting and I haven't even finished my Alaska cruise series yet, but bear with me!) As always, click the pictures to make them bigger. These are best viewed BIG. They are really gorgeous.
Edited to add: I had gotten a new Flip Video camera just before the trip (I LOVE IT, and will make a post about it later). I was playing with the software it comes with, and here's what I made.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Dispute over pet cat ends in murder-suicide
FLORENCE, Ore. -- A neighborhood dispute about a pet cat escalated into a murder-suicide Friday in a rural part of Lane County, investigators believe.
Teddy W. Sellers, 63, died Saturday morning at a Eugene hospital from gunshot wounds sustained Friday night in a dispute with his neighbor, 57-year-old Guy A. Frazier.
Frazier believed Sellers had injured his cat, investigators said. Frazier confronted Sellers on the street about the incident and a shot was fired, striking Sellers in the head, according to the Lane County Sheriff's Office
The two men lived alone and next door to one another. Investigators believe the two had an ongoing dispute over trespassing, pets and other neighborhood nuisance issues.
A postal carrier saw the injured Sellers and alerted authorities. Sellers was taken by air ambulance to RiverBend Hospital in Eugene, where he died the next day from his injuries.
The sheriff's office closed down Canary Road for several hours Friday night and Saturday morning while they searched for the shooting suspect. Officers executed a search warrant at 2:15 a.m. and located Frazier's body. Investigators believe Frazier took his own life before emergency crews arrived.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Kids in the neighborhood came out to play as if it had snowed.
I hope they didn't dent the car. They were huge and were hitting really hard. It was seriously LOUD.
Monday, October 6, 2008
They had a few gold pans out and you could try your luck in the creek. Hubby was all over that.
There was a really pretty waterfall, and I must have looked like a professional photographer or something, because I got asked by no less than 5 couples/families to take their picture in front of it. We were all one big happy family.
Oh! And it was lightly drizzling off and on, so they had this row of umbrellas hanging at the entrance that caught my eye.
Here's a short video of the creek and waterfall. Complete with some random guy's voice.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
The good news is we're up to the most scenic part. Tracy Arm Fjord. We entered the fjord about 6:00 am and boy, was it cold outside! Probably mid-40's. They had a place on board where you could sign out a wool blanket. Even with the blanket it was pretty dang cold the whole time we were in the fjord. But the views were spectacular as you can see from the pictures. There was a naturalist on board providing commentary which could be heard out on deck, or through your stateroom's television.
Tracy Arm is a long, narrow, dead-end fjord cut by a glacier thousands of years ago. At the end of it is Sawyer Glacier. We were there on July 23rd, and of the weekly cruises from May through September, ours was the first to make it all the way in. They go as far as the icy waters will allow. Did I mention the awesome views? I took 94 pictures and 3 videos that day alone.
We were back out into the open waters by 11:00 am and I'd tell you what we did the rest of the day, but since it's been 2 months, I can't remember. So in the meantime, just enjoy these pictures and hang on 6 more weeks to find out what we did the next day.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Since I like to attach photos to all my posts, here is a cartoon progression of what my computer has gone through. Poor baby.
...While we used an OLD computer
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Summer is sadly coming to an end. We just got back from a 9-mile bike ride on an 85 degree day. I must say, it wore my ass out. I cannot for the life of me understand how those Tour de France guys do it. Maybe it's the extra few (dozen) pounds I carry. Ya think?
Anyway, I'll be back, as Arnold once said. In the meantime, enjoy these photos from our annual Dahlia Festival in Canby, Oregon. We live less than a mile away from the country's largest producer and supplier of Dahlias, and for two weekends every year, they open their farms to visitors and have a simply GORGEOUS display of arrangements in their nice and cool basement. Maybe I should blog about that someday. Hmm... a new idea!! Click on the pictures to enlarge them. Especially the 2nd one with the bee on it.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Here are a few more pictures from the train ride.
After we got back, we walked through the town a little bit, then headed back to the ship.
I'm going to try posting a short video of the train trip. I haven't had much luck with videos in the past, but here goes.
Wow, it worked! Ok, it's not very good, but it worked! Ok, that's it for today. See you next time!