31 May 2010

in memory

in memory

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army
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In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

28 May 2010

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Saw The Heavy in concert last week. They were most excellent, as comic book guy would say. And should they happen to ask, I like them just fine.

23 May 2010

this is your pilot freaking

this is your pilot freaking

Finally finished processing this session.. If you are friend or family to me on flickr, you'll get to see a little more flesh. Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as my husband and I did shooting them. I was laughing pretty hard during this particular shot.

19 May 2010

the girl can't help it

the girl can't help it

Still processing photos of the girls. Staying busy outside the home these days, so your patience is appreciated (and rewarded). Few more yet to come...

11 May 2010

power play

power play

A shot from our play date with Kitty LaRue and Moxie Rhodes this weekend. Quite a few images yet to process. I haven't even viewed the second flash drive yet. By all means, watch this flickr set over the next week to see what pops up.

Yup, I said it.

See a performance by Kitty and Moxie here.

10 May 2010

but only until 3pm

but only until 3pm

Had a lovely Mother's Day weekend including my son and his bride cooking us an amazing brunch. I can't recall what each thing was called but I know waffles when I see them. Other items were a blueberry buckle (similar to a coffee cake), and some potato, bacon layered pile of heavenly goodness. gaaaaaaa... I didn't take photos, but trust me, you'd be drooling.

This photo is still from our trip to Chicago last weekend. Brunch at Lou Michell's, in business since 1923. And they have a very good reason to be in business that long. I enjoyed french toast with fresh strawberries and cream, and Glenn ordered a Greek sausage omelet. Yum! Plus, this little old lady walks around with a basket on her arm asking everyone "fresh doughnut hole?" "Yes, please!" Here's a bit of Chicago trivia for you. Jackson Street (where you'll find Lou's) is the start of the infamous Route 66. More specially, it begins at the corner of Jackson and Michigan, right outside the doors of the Art Institute of Chicago. Although I haven't noticed any historic marker of any sorts there, Lou's declares it quite proudly.

You'll find other images from our trip on flickr, but since we had another productive weekend in the photography department, I have to keep things rolling. We finally bought some studio lights and set up an area in our basement where two burlesque friends of ours allowed us to test our new equipment. They went all out! Unfortunately, we're lacking in backgrounds, props and any goodies yet to pull off some creative sets, but once you see these gals, you probably won't pay attention to their surroundings anyway.

;o)

06 May 2010

<<< entrance

<<<entrance

So, here's where a hundred or more members of Craig Ferguson's robot skeleton army stood waiting (in light rain) for the man to show his face after his live show last Saturday. We left after 45 minutes. About a quarter of the army remained. Teamsters were leaving and packing equipment so at that point we figured Ferguson had bailed.

Craig mentioned during his show that he googles himself. Knowing this, I would casually like to point out that Eddie Izzard stood out in this alley (practically in a downpour, no less) talking to fans, and Jim Gaffigan stood inside for over two hours shaking hands, signing stuff and having his photo taken with groups of weirdos. So, I hope he happens upon this post and the guilt becomes so unbearable, he's urged to send me an autographed copy of his book. (Tweet me Craig, @ph_kitty).

Seriously, the show was hilarious. No grudges held.

04 May 2010

get a room!

get a room!

...at Hotel Monaco in Chicago. Seriously, this is my third stay at a Kimpton hotel and they are awesome. This one is even pet-friendly, so there's usually a dog or two hanging out in the lobby. And if you can't bring your own pet, you can borrow one in the form of a goldfish for your room! Cool, huh?

The cost of the bowl and water, however, are through the roof. Just so you know.

03 May 2010

life on mars

life on mars

Weekend passed too quickly. Chicago too enjoyable. Outdoors too demanding. Processing photos too time consuming...

01 May 2010

jackson pollock must've had maples in his yard too

jackson pollock must've had maples in his yard too

I'm up much too late considering we're heading in to Chicago tomorrow (um, today). But we're taking the train, so napping is the first thing on my to-do list. We're seeing Craig Ferguson live. Not much else planned really. We always try to hit Rotofugi and/or Quimby's. I saw Glenn scoping out a guitar store online earlier so I'm guessing that's on the agenda. Looks like something all highfalutin (to quote my nephew) is going on at the Merchandise Mart, but all my black clothing is at the cleaners. Sounds like outdoors is the place to be anyway.

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