Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Davy Jones died today.
I was a huge Monkees Fan when I was in my early teens.
Saw them live multiple times, had all the albums, even met 3 out of 4 in person and have the autographs and pictures to prove it.
So I am going to allow myself to be a little sad today about the loss of someone who brought me an awful lot of happiness during a time in my life when happiness was often hard to come by.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My Husband Lets His Geek Flag Fly

BH is a Geek. Of the comic book sort.
This shot is of his messenger bag that he uses for his geek game supplies. It has many different super hero pictures.
This photo is an example of my second night of shooting without using the viewfinder, and just holding the camera at different angles and positions to see what comes out.
I have been thinking about trying out some themes for the week, to help me out with the long road of daily photos ahead. So this week I believe I have hit upon my first theme.
Can't wait to see what else it turns up!

Monday, February 27, 2012

What Happens When You Mess Around

I once again struggled for ideas tonight. I am sure that will happen many times during this project.
Tonight as I was looking around I spotted the globe my husband has possessed since he was a child. I thought it might make a cool subject.
So I took a few planned shots and they seemed boring.
For reasons I don't know I started moving my camera and taking shots without looking.
I got some cool looking stuff.
This was my favorite.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Oscar Night

Not a great picture, but this ridiculously huge stuffed lion kept staring at me from around the corner in the attic where I watched the Academy Awards this evening.
Kind of reminds me of the MGM Lion.
So appropriate given my activity I suppose.

Saturday, February 25, 2012


I tried but was spectacularly unsuccessful in getting any decent shots of the gorgeous night sky.
I think it is a lens issue.
As in I need some with a bit more zoom.
So I am full on Apple now.
This iPhone could suck up some time.

Friday, February 24, 2012


The night sky was lovely, however I only got this one awful blurry shot before my battery died.
So in keeping with my goal, I had no choice but to post this blurry picture that should be the moon and whatever planet was visible through some trees.
Better luck tomorrow I guess

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Princess Leia-offa the Tuna

Someone thinks she is special.
Wonder if they have that Princess Leia brass bikini outfit in a kitty sized costume?
It is late, I am tired, and more than a little slap-happy, but the image of a cat in a Princess Leia brass bikini costume is giving me a huge fit of the giggles.
ETA: THIS IS MY 700th blog post!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Apparently it is plant week at Chez Babble.
Maybe I can get a TV deal with Discovery Channel or something.
It also seems to still be messing around with super close up mode time too.
This plant is less neglected.
So don't turn me in to Plant Protective Services please.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


This is a sad neglected plant in our office.
This is me playing around with the super-close up mode.
Or whatever it is called.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Not Kitty, But Kitty Toys

Just thought it was interesting as I looked around for an interesting shot.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


2 hours at the Minor Med Clinic, 1 awful negative Strep screen swab, and a final diagnosis of a canker sore on my left tonsil.
Just how I wanted to spend my Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Show is done.
Hopefully there will be more exciting pictures and I will be able to do more work on skill building.
Glad to have been involved with the production.
Just as glad to be finished.

Friday, February 17, 2012


These would be our fancy books.
I should read more of them.
Maybe after the last performance tomorrow.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ice Cream. It's What's For Dinner

Show opens tonight.
I have trouble eating much before a performance.
Tonight the only thing that sounded even sorta appetizing was ice cream.
And so I indulged.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Things That Make Me Get Teary

#1 Brought this home today because she has to pick out classes for her Freshman Year of high school that begins next school year.
Holy Hell.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Upside Down

There is a strong possibility of many cat photos appearing on this blog over the next few days.
Just sayin'.

Monday, February 13, 2012


I got inspired getting everything ready for #2's Valentine Party.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Force

Some people in our house went and saw a newly released 3-D movie today and had such a good time they kept the glasses.
Some other person in the house watched a newly released romantic/dramatic movie today.
Guess who did what.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Time Flies

Wow. Seems like just a few days ago that I announced #2 was cast in this show, and now it is near the end of the first week of production!
She did a super job!
How did you spend your evening?

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Thoughtful Gesture

This is #2"s fuzzy orange blanket. She loaned it to me tonight because we have our summer quilt on the bed right now due to a cat deciding my heavy dry clean only winter comforter made a better litter box than one of the three we have provided for the cats.
That is a story for another day.
This could be alternately titled, "More Fun With Texture!"

Thursday, February 09, 2012


In my head, "KITTY!!!!!" is said in a voice that sounds very much like Cookie Monster.
Also, I really wish that you could all pet this cat and marvel at how he has such soft,soft fur.
Thus concludes my weekly kitty picture.
I really am married and have children. I am not a crazy cat lady.
No matter what BH tells you!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Whatever Shall I Do? Wherever Shall I Go?

When I set out to take this photo this evening, my idea was to show that Wednesday had wiped me out.
What I got looks more like Scarlett O'Hara met with a serious case of the vapors.
(Though really Scarlett would NEVER succumb to the vapors.)
It cracked me up so much I decided to keep it.
But DUDE. Wednesdays? Lately they are killing me. I am worthless by the end of the day.
Still capable of finding humor, so there is hope for the future.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Finished Product

Because I knew all three of you were panting with anticipation, I thought tonight I would show you the finished product from my craft night with #1 a few weeks ago.
I plan to take a picture of my husband and kids to put in this oh so crafty frame.
Try not to fall over from this overdose of awesome.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Boot to the Head

This foot:

Needs to be used to kick my own ass in gear and solidify some lines before this damn play opens in less than two weeks.

Due to my increased rehearsal schedule over the next two weeks, I predict my photos will be more, "journal entry" and less, "arty trying to improve my skills."
I appreciate your patience.
Aren't my shoes super cute?

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Favorite Thing

What is it about the glass bottle that makes a Coke taste so much better?

In non-related news, I noticed as I was logging in that my blog post total two months in to 2012, is already equal to my entire year total for 2011.
So mark one more benefit of Project 365/366.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Playing Around With Texture

Thought tonight's dinner provided some interesting opportunity to play around with texture shots.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Night Night

Lacking creative ideas tonight, so sweet dreams to you all.
I am about to make the indention in my pillow even bigger.

Thursday, February 02, 2012


Not as good as it looked. I love love love Clementines, but this batch has been a very big disappointment. The bag I bought before this one was soooo delicious.
Hope the next one is better.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

1 Month Down

Huh. Whaddaya know. I have managed to keep this up every day for a whole month.
Today I came thisclose to forgetting to take and post a photo.
Today wasn't the first time that happened, but I found it a little funny when I thought about all the bragging I have been doing in my head about my progress thus far.
This photo is our calendar. I would have done a full-on shot, but I didn't want people to share my anxiety when they look at the sheer crazy that is our schedule, and this is sort of a SLOW month.
I am a bit worried about my ability to keep up over the next two weeks. I have rehearsal 5 nights a week and getting the photo in may be hairy.