27 September 2008

bubbly conversation

bubbly conversation

You can't have a parade on Willy Street without the infamous bubblecar! Or hippies.

The 30th annual Willy Street Fair was held last weekend, and it was perfect belly-exposing weather. Afterwards, we walked around with Olive for a while (who was in the parade. Although, anyone who wanted to be in the parade could be), and it was fun watching her and the reaction of the people seeing her. Men especially enjoyed the view. Now, I've heard tales of when Republicans "party". Lots of money is spent on food, drugs and hookers, and somehow that expense falls back on the hands of the taxpayer. Dems know how to throw a cheap party. AND because they're also Earth conscious, can clean up after themselves. Just be sure to sign the petition at the Labor booth after enjoying your plate of humus.

Today we're heading to Dogtoberfest at Capital Brewery in Middleton. Although the high temps are still pushing 80ยบ around here. Not comfortable pug weather. Could be we'll sit in the air-conditioned car barking at bypassers.

No party affiliation required there.

22 September 2008

20 September 2008

under my umber-el-a-a-a-a

under my umber-el-a-a-a-a

Did I mention we got our fare share of rain while we were there? Well, I'm saying it again to emphasize the fact we got our fare share of rain while we were there. I think this is the afternoon that we got a nap in.

I was reminded of something yesterday (it being Talk Like a Pirate Day), that reoccurred at the film fest. At the first movie we attended, the volunteer came out to announce the director, yadda yadda, and state that they had a "no piracy" policy. A handful of audience members vocally exclaimed, aaaaargh. Their synchronicity lead us to believe this was not the first time it happened. Over the next several days, at every movie, a small of group would whip out pirate noises every time the anti-piracy message was splashed across the screen. Rather quietly too as if the said pirates were disappointed with this decision. Non-pirates would then giggled. Rubbing it in.

17 September 2008

Adrien, out of focus

Adrien, out of focus

My auto focus is shot. It has been for some time now, which now looking back at all my photos should impress you knowing I shoot everything manually, right?! Sure. But the reason I bring it up here is that all the shots taken at the Blindness premiere were taken over the heads of screaming fans. If someone was coming, I'd take a stab at where they'd be in focus since I wouldn't be able to look through the view finder. I got a few ear and shoulder shots using this technique. Plus an awesome shot of Julianne Moore from neck to knees. I'm thinking I can sell that one to People magazine to cushion my retirement fund.

14 September 2008



My God, the man is a thing of beauty.

Contrary to what you may think, I did not surprise my husband with plane tickets to Toronto for our wedding anniversary so that I could see Gael Garcia Bernal. Or at least, this is not something I will admit to. I bought the tickets back in May, and at that time no one knew which movies would be playing or what celebrities would show up at TIFF. Gael's appearance was merely a happy coincidence.

Johnny back in March, and now Gael. Good year.

11 September 2008

nice melons


I've got a third of the photos posted from our trip to Toronto. When I get to the celebrities, I'll put those in their own folder so you won't have to rifle through these boring ass ones again. 'Cuz I know you're here to see John Malkovich. Naked. We did get to see Dave Foley naked as a matter of fact. But it was on film, not live. So, I don't have any photos to share.

You're welcome.

01 September 2008

grrl group

omg, who are those hotties?! Alright, it's TLC, Cupcake Wahine and myself rocking out. TLC was unfamiliar with Creep and required backup.

Anyway, the recent addition to the wedding set photos were taken by our pal, Steve, and marked as such.

We're enjoying a gorgeous Labor Day weekend! Backyard campfires, Taste of Madison, flinging fallen pears from the tree before the wasps find them...what everyone is doing with their three day weekend! I do need to get some work done as well. Glenn went into work this morning for a few hours and I should be using this time to do the same. But doing something that is so very thankless and unfulfilling usually requires some procrastination. Procrastination before motivation! I think I just found a new motto.

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this blog is my "live" photo album of sorts. occasionally, i'll throw in some art i've done or some work of my husband's as he's an artist as well. we have a nice yard in a quiet neighborhood with two pugs and a cat, all black. which most of my photos will attest too. ;) i'd love to hear from you, but happy for you to just browse. hope you find something to make you smile. b.