29 August 2008

every august

every august

...these flowers shoot up on tall stalks in my flower bed and die a week later. I have no idea what they are.

So, Glenn and I are currently in the process of researching All Things Toronto in preparation for our upcoming trip. We have fortunately, been there before we so do know the difference between Kensington Market and St Lawrence Market. (One is named after my dog!) But we’re by no means seasoned, so this last week, we’re cramming. And not just typical stuff like, who makes the best peameal bacon sandwich in town. No! We have to read up on all the movies playing! We’ll most likely be standing in sold out rush lines for several hours, and if the film sucks, well, that’s 4-5 hours we’ll never get back. (Thanks a lot, John Waters!)

What do you think...it this plot worth the wait?

28 August 2008

armless bandits

armless bandits

Are you aware you're not allowed to take photos in a casino? Me neither.

I'm sitting here waiting for Obama to make his appearance at the DNC tonight, and curious as to who is responsible for picking out all the music. "Isn't She Lovely" played the other night when Michelle Obama came out. Sure, there are no songs that exclaim "Isn't She a Lawyer" but someone could've put a little more thought into the selections. Or least allowed someone younger to do it. Barack could leave the stage to DeVotchka's Head Honcho. Hell, I'm sure Conor Oberst would probably write a song specifically for the event if he was asked nicely.

While we wait for our next president to appear, take a look at this.
And smile–
Where The Hell is Matt?

27 August 2008

sonny

sonny

Been working some long hours lately. Mr. Blog and I haven't been seeing too much of each other. Like any relationship, ours is currently waning. The admiration is still there, but we're just not able to find much quality time. I'm sure things will pick up after some therapy.

The photo was taken last Saturday in Madison. Sonny Landreth played a free concert outdoor in Orton Park. We saw him several years back playing an outdoor event in Milwaukee too. Also free. We're cheap like that. Or rather, we know how to enjoy ourselves on a shoestring.

Fact is, we need to save all our "loonies" for our trip to Canada next weekend! We're heading to the Toronto Film Fest to see how much celebrity action we can score. Wish me luck in the form of Gael Garcia Bernal.

16 August 2008

daily vitamin c

daily vitamin c


No.2 son has left the building. We are thus empty-nesters now. So, if you'll excuse me...

10 August 2008

oh to be a pug...

oh to be a pug...

One owned by me anyway. Let's face it, they're pretty spoiled.

09 August 2008

eef barzelay

eef barzelay

No good photos of Eef's performance Thursday night. Cafe Montmartre's lighting is comparable to that of the inside of a mole's lair. If moles reside in lairs. An evil mole, I suppose. Anyhoo, I put on the lensbaby lens, turned the camera to 3200 asa, and crossed my fingers. Then of the shots that did turn out, not many resembled him. Not sure what that's about. Just the same, I was there and this proves it. So do not challenge me.

He signed a cd for me too. In case more proof is needed.

On a totally unrelated tangent, I came across this website today, which amused me. Obviously none of these folks ever landed on Designed To Sell while flipping though the channels.

04 August 2008

guess the auto...

guess the auto...

What a glorious weekend. Beautiful weather. Good friends...

Did some outdoor grilling, movie going, and attended a vintage auto show at Botham Vineyards. Fifteen acres of rolling, vine covered hills. Although, we'll have to go back sometime when it's event- (and crowd-) free.

Can anyone guess this car shown? My parents had one was I was little-bity and they have a shot of me peeking out the round window. Man, do I wish they still had that car...

I also broke it to Glenn this weekend that we are going to Toronto the weekend of our anniversary! Which coincides with the Toronto Film Fest. Hells yeah!! We went in 2005 too. At that time, we purchased the out of town package and paid an arm, leg, and kidney to pick out our movies in advance. This year we're going to save a little cash and wing it. May not get in our first or second choices, but here's the best thing...even if we don't get in any movies, we'll be in fuckin' Toronto! In your face!!

Sorry. I get a little excited when I'm in celebrity stalking mode.

03 August 2008

{add zebra noise here}

{add zebra noise here}

Earlier this week, TLC and I went to check out what was going down in Richland Center. Turns out things were going up. A house being built by ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. I knew nothing about it, but when she said "hey, wanna go?" I said, "do I need to take off work?" and you can pretty much guess the rest of that conversation.

I didn't take any exciting shots, as we couldn't get that close. Which is why you're getting this shot of a zebra's ass instead. We stopped at a roadside vegetable market/petting zoo on the way home to get our fill of cheese curds and being nibbled by baby goats. Gotta love Wisconsin, right? I'm sorry, that's not really a question as the correct response is most certainly...yes.

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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.