Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Danielle's new ride....

It's been my running around town car for over a year now and I just love it! But since Daneille will be 16 in June and will have a licence to drive (we hope) I will have to hand my beloved Lumina over to her :( We will however have to get new lenses for the headlights as she has already been pulled over once for not having her lights on at night! The lights are so dim that in a brightly lit shopping center at night it is hard to tell if they are on or not.(Which is where she was spotted driving without headlights) We found that driving with the brights on doesn't even get us flashed by other drivers. So this will be first on the TLC list for the Lumina.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Decatur Church Rodeo

Photo Shoot with NTPC

Taken last year with the NTPC photography meet-up. We used available light, off camera flash, pocket wizards, diffusers, and reflectors. This location shoot was SO much FUN! We learned so much...and I now have many more items on my ever growing "wish list"


Bunny and Lola enjoying their favorite passtime!

Pink Walls

If those look like pink walls behind Danielle, it's because they are! She and her friend Amamda spent the weekend painting and now Danielle's room is pink. Including several spots on the carpet(not happy about that) The Blackberry that Danielle is on I'm pretty sure is permanently attached to her ear. We'll just call it a new piercing (kidding)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

More "Natural Light" photos

Danielle; with light from a North facing window.....

Valentines Roses

Trying my hand a "natural light" as homework for photography class;

Thursday, February 12, 2009

FIRE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay, so it wasn't really a fire; but Danielle's Chemistry class did set off fire alarms and have the Denton Fire Dept respond to a 911 call. In a case of experiment gone wrong, in this case adding two tablespoons instead of two teaspoons caused a huge puff of smoke that just happened to be right under the fire alarm. After evacutaing the church and waiting for the fire dept to give the all clear classes were allowed back in to resume science class. We have all been warned to watch out for those "mad scientists" in Chemistry class!
This picture was actually taken in the summer of "05" when a grass fire started on the side of the road, probably from a cigarette thrown from a car "Shame on you, you smokers"

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Rural Texas

We stumbled across this very cool barn and windmill traveling the backroads in Krum, Texas. I haven't edited the picture with PS yet, but would like to lighten the shadows to bring out the John Deer tractor parked in the front. Love the Phillips 66 painted on the backside of the barn. Danielle was driving "Larry" and was just sure we were going to be shot for trespassing on these peoples property, but I had a plan! If an outraged farmer came out with his sawed off shotgun, I would politely explain that I was a photography student and our homework for the week was to photograph old barns. I would explain that his barn was "by far" the most interesting barn I had come across and that with his permission to use the photo I would be sure to get an A on my assignment! If that didn't work, we would turn on "Crazy Larry" and drive like Hell!! Luckily, nobody was home!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Thought for the Day

> > Home Invasion Leads to Pre-teen Shooting the Two "Perps" in Butte , > Montana> > Shotgun preteen vs. illegal aliens -- Final Score: Her- "2", Them "0"> > Butte, Montana November 5, 2007> > Two illegal aliens, Raphael Resindez, 23, and Enrico Garza, 26, probably believed they would easily overpower home-alone 11 year old Patricia Harrington after her father had left their two-story home. > > It seems the two crooks never learned two things: they were in Montana and Patricia had been a clay shooting champion since she was nine. > > Patricia was in her upstairs room when the two men broke through the front door of the house. She quickly ran to her father's room and grabbed his 12 gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun. > > Resindez was the first to get up to the second floor only to be the first to catch a near point blank blast of buckshot from the 11-year-old's knee crouch aim. He suffered fatal wounds to his abdomen and genitals. > > When Garza ran to the foot of the stairs, he took a blast to the left shoulder and staggered out into the street where he bled to death before medical help could arrive. > > It was found out later that Resindez was armed with a stolen 45 caliber handgun he took from another home invasion robbery. That victim, 50-year-old David Burien, was not so lucky. He died from stab wounds to the chest. > > Ever wonder why good stuff never makes NBC, CBS, PBS, & MSNBC, CNN, or ABC 11 year old girl, properly trained, defended her home and herself.... ..against two murderous, illegal aliens ........and she wins, she is still alive. Now that is Gun Control! > > Thought for the day:> > > Don't be a victim; sadly, everyone should always be prepared for this > type of thing> > > Have a "plan" in place for any home invasion; share the plan with all family members!> > > Take action when needed; have enough firepower to diable the perpertrators!> > Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug dealer an 'unlicensed pharmacist' > > Give me an Amen - Amen> Have a good day !


My reading list

  • Nicholas Sparks; The Choice

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