Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Resume (31/366)


If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.
~ Mason Cooley

It's time to stop treading water and move forward.

Resume overhaul and job search focus.

I love the library.


Monday, January 30, 2012

Glove (30/366)


The only way I'm going to win a Gold Glove is with a can of spray paint.
~ Reggie Jackson

A trip to the ER with Mike resulted in purple gloves.

Purple gloves that are NOT in order.

I was tempted to pull off the labels and reorganize them.

Seriously ...


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Light (29/366)


This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

It doesn't shine anymore.

In fact, this light has been sitting in the common area of the apartment complex for at least a year.

I am amazed that no one (including me) has the pride to clean up the trash.


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Caterpillar (28/366)


There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller

Look! It's a snow caterpillar!!


Friday, January 27, 2012

Pills (27/366)


We're more effective than birth control pills.
~ Johnny Carson

And then there were magic blue pills ...


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Doctor (26/366)


The doctor who applied a stethoscope to my heart was not satisfied ... I was medically rejected.
~ C. S. Forester

Then he sent in a nurse to draw with a Sharpie on my butt.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Jewelry (25/366)


Jewelry takes people's minds off your wrinkles.
~ Sonja Henie

I seldom wear jewelry, because when I do?

This happens.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Safe (24/366)


Music is a safe kind of high.
~ Jimi Hendrix

We have a safe - actually a vault - at work

No, I don't work at a bank

No, there isn't anything in there than needs to be stored in a vault

But every day it gets opened and then locked back up


Monday, January 23, 2012

Helper (23/366)


He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
~ Edmund Burke

In our house we need TWO helping hands

And TWO pounds of hamburger


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Icicle (22/366)


“Honesty is like an icicle; if once it melts that is the end of it”
~ American Proverb

We had our first significant snow ... and melt ... this weekend.

Cavy looks 'mean' with icicles!


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Bigfoot (21/366)


"Some people say Bigfoot doesn’t exist and maybe he doesn’t, 
but all of these people have seen something and they can’t all be making it up.”
~ Vance Winsor

One of the things I like about snow is that I get a chance to see the bottoms of everyone's shoes.


Friday, January 20, 2012

Birthday (20/366)


"A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday."
~ Erma Bombeck

No, not mine, but when it is your birthday at my workplace?

Everyone knows because they publish birthdays on the monthly calendar ...

And you are 'required' to bring in your own treats.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bird Seed (19/366)


"I planted some bird seed. A bird came up. Now I don't know what to feed it."
~ Steven Wright

My neighbor is an animal fanatic lover.

In addition to the 2 dogs and 5 cats that live in her apartment, she also feeds the birds and squirrels, and she places the seed right in front of my livingroom window.

I think she's secretly trying to torture my cats.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Vegetable (18/366)


An onion can make people cry 
but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.
~ Will Rogers

I've been trying to eat better. Shuddup! It is not a new year's resolution.

I'm just getting old(er) and need to increase my fresh fruit and vegetable intake.



Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Wire (17/366)


Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.
~ Ronald Reagan

These wires live in our mail room. I assume they power all of the phones. There are days when I want to do nothing more than rip them out of the wall.


Angry post??


Monday, January 16, 2012

Cutie (16/366)


Cutie cutie, make sure you move your booty.
~ Black Eyed Peas

I've seen these a bazillion times in the market, but I'm not very receptive to peeling oranges ... all that white stuff ... UGH!
But this weekend, while shopping with Mike, he assured me that these Cuties were different - sweeter - no seeds - easy to peel.

He was right!



Sunday, January 15, 2012

Squint (15/366)


Squint your eyes and look closer. I'm not between you and your ambitions. I am a poster girl with no poster. I am thirty-two flavors and then some. And I'm beyond your peripheral vision, so you might want to turn your head. 'Cuz some day you are gonna get hungry, and eat all of the words you just said.
~ Ani Difranco

When all else fails, take a photo of your cat ...

And find a good quote!


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Honey (14/366)


I think you're running into a lot of trouble if your idea of foreplay is, 'Brace yourself honey, here I come!'
~ Phil McGraw

I was going through the pantry trying to see what I had and came across this honey bear hiding behind some Shake-N-Bake.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pine (13/366)


The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship.
~ Norman Douglas


The first measurable snow of the winter.

The best part of this?

It will be a short winter.


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Crystal (12/366)


He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
~ Edgar R. Fiedler

First snow of the season

I hate it when the snow melts - then freezes - on the car windshield!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Freezer (11/366)


Gib: Same thing happened to me with wife number two, 'member? I have no idea nothing's going on, right? I come home one day and the house is empty, and I mean completely empty. She even took the ice cube trays out of the freezer. What kind of a sick bitch takes the ICE CUBE trays out of the FREEZER?
~ Memorable quotes from True Lies (1994)

It was market day for Market Day!  

Cam's High School Band uses Market Day as a fundraiser. I try to make a purchase each month to support the program ... and to fill our bellies!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Skittles (10/366)


 Life isn't all beer and skittles, but beer and skittles, or something better of the same sort, must form a good part of every Englishman's education.
~ Thomas Hughes

Remember when 25 cents could make you happy?

Today it made me happy!


Monday, January 9, 2012

Sunrise (9/366)


 Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron 
is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
~ Joe Adcock

Just because sunsets get all of the attention ...


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Cereal (8/366)


I won't eat any cereal that doesn't turn the milk purple.
~ Bill Watterson

I'm fairly certain there is some law that requires all hotels who serve a continental breakfast to include Fruit Loops.


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Hotel (7/366)


Be kind to your mother-in-law, but pay for her board at some good hotel.
~ Josh Billings

Saturday called for a little adult time ... and no mother-in-law was involved!


Friday, January 6, 2012

DROID (6/366)


 "Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Ambush (#1.1)" (2008)
Battle Droid Driver: [escaping from Trade Federation tank] Run for it!
[being pulled into tank]
Battle Droid Driver: But I just got promoted...

I got promoted today! Or upgraded ... or totally confused!  That "Getting Started" pamphlet?  It needs to be a 90-minute, YouTube video.

I'm sure I'll find the appeal soon, but right now?
I'm overwhelmed and longing for the simplicity of my LG EnV3.

Change is hard ...

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Cookies (5/366)


Remember, sex is like a Chinese dinner. It ain't over 'til you both get your cookie.
~ Alec Baldwin

It's time to order Thin Mints.

Because there aren't really any other Girl Scout Cookies worth eating!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Shattered (4/366)


 Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained.
~ Vladimir Nabokov

Corningware might be microwave and oven safe, but it isn't Dana safe.

As I was putting away dishes this morning I managed to shattered not one, but two of these pieces of cookware - and without a drop of blood shed.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Files (3/366)


 I wanted to have virtual memory, at least as it's coupled with file systems.
~ Ken Thompson

One of my favorite things about the new year is fresh, new files.

It plays to my anal retentive need for, and appreciation of, organization.


Monday, January 2, 2012

Rose Bowl (2/366)


"What am I seeing? What's wrong with me? Am I crazy? Am I crazy? Am I crazy?"
~ Broadcaster Graham McNamee, calling the infamous 
wrong way run by Roy Riegels in the 1929 Rose Bowl

Because January 1st fell on a Sunday this year, and God forbid we disturb the NFL on Sunday, the Rose Bowl is being played today ... during the day ... and I was working!

Thanks to a little help from my friends, I was able to find a live stream of the game so that I could watch from work ... during my breaks of course ... which I saved up until the end of the day so that I could watch the game.



I swear!!

Okay ... maybe not ...


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Tracks (1/366)


The time will come when people will travel in stages moved by steam engines from one city to another, almost as fast as birds can fly, 15 or 20 miles an hour.... A carriage will start from Washington in the morning, the passengers will breakfast at Baltimore, dine at Philadelphia, and sup in New York the same day.... Engines will drive boats 10 or 12 miles an hour, and there will be hundreds of steamers running on the Mississippi, as predicted years ago. 

~ Oliver Evans, 1800

One of the things I wanted to do differently with my Project 365 366 this year was to repeat a photo monthly. 

I remembered Sujomi doing this in 2010 with a tree. I was fascinated watching the changes each month.

So, the first of each month I'll give you this same view.  Hopefully it will cooperate and change with the seasons (and no, we shouldn't have that green grass on January 1st).