Friday, November 12, 2010

Nothing Productive.

That's exactly what I'm doing tonight. I'm listening to some tuneage, looking through the archives of my photos to try to put some together for the show I have to put up for Portrait Photo. Okay, so maybe that's a little productive. Let's just say I'm not busting my arse to get it done tonight. This week has probably cost me about a year from the end of my life.

In happier news, I finally ordered the new album from The Alternate Routes in a package along with their Live in Seattle CD. Speaking of which, there should be a download link in my email inbox. I also downloaded Amazon's Deal of the Day from yesterday, I believe, which was from Superchunk. I'm not sure how I feel about giving up my $3.99 for it. I liked it when I listened to the samples, but I'm not sure how I feel about it now. Ah well, I'll listen to it more. I'm now contemplating some Joe Bonamassa. His song, "Tea for One," kicks rear. I am trying to find it used, but the least expensive copy is $7 plus shipping. I wonder how much it is at Best Buy.

OH, hi. You're still reading. Apologies for the conversation with myself. But, isn't that what this is, anyway? Never mind.

It smells really good in here. My mom's making gravy (sauce, for the non-Italians) and sausage and stuff because she invited some people over on Sunday. Not sure if I'll be here to join in the festivities, but I'm thinking not because it's supposed to be really nice out, and I get nervous when there are that many people in my house.

Tomorrow, hopefully somewhat early, I'm planning to head over to the PSU campus to shoot what's left of the fall colors. I'm hoping the rain spared some of the color and gives me one more chance to capture it.

I think that's it for now. I'm just enjoying not having something extremely pressing to do right now. So here are a few random shots from this week, or some time in the recent past.

PSU Homecoming Queen and King


Crimson and Gold Dancers and the Spirit Squad

Letter C, trying to get votes


Another shot from Homecoming

Da Moon

Another of da moon

This leaf was on the roof of my car when I left work

Waiting for Applebee's-To-Go

Another of The Leaf

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Eye Twitches...

...are a pretty good indication that the night should end right now.

I've been working on my part of the group project for Tech Writing and my direct mail piece for Digital File Prep for just about six hours now. It's just about ready for critique; I just have a few more tweaks and I'm thinking about changing the color on one of them. We'll see. Not sure how it'll work.

BUT, as I said, my eye is twitching now, and I'm taking that as a sign to GO TO BED.

It's been a busy day. I got up at the rear crack and headed to Firestone to get the oil changed and the wheels aligned and the tires balanced and rotated on the CR-V. I chilled out at the 'bux while I waited, and, two and a half hours later, I decided to head back over to Firestone to see if they were done. There was also a whiny little girl who kept whining the same thing over and over. I took THAT as my cue to leave.

Starbucks has a friggin' awesome breakfast sandwich. It's some kind of ham, of which I'm not normally a fan, cheese, what looks like egg whites, and frittata. What the heck is a frittata? Whatever it was, it kicked bootay. I washed it down with a grande iced peppermint white mocha. Ahhhhh, 'tis the season.

On the way home, I stopped by Schifferdecker Park and parked in front of the museum because there were two trees that had really pretty fall colors, and I snapped some pics of those, which I'll post here in a mo'. Then I decided that I should head home because I had a lunch date with Mom, and then I knew I was in for a fun-filled afternoon/evening of working on my projects.

OK, didn't I say it was time for bed?

Fourth and Rouse


Pretty Pine and Yellow-Orange-type Leaves

More Pretty Fall Colors. And Pine.

A Very Strange-Looking Sculpture(?)

In front of the Joplin Museum place thingie



High-Contrast Fall Colors

YELLOW!! And Orange.


Some place that looked like a metal cemetery

Driving west on 4th Street outside of Joplin