Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Oishi anniversary

Happy anniversary, to us. 3 years, officially, a decade unofficially. We celebrated early, with sushi madness at Oishi in Sudbury. If you haven't been privy to Josh's highly detailed account of exactly what we ate, here is a sampling: the torched toro roll, topped with waffer-thin slices of chili pepper in a mound of fancy mayo. Yum.

Too bad we didn't think to use this as a cake topper.

(yes, this photo has issues - it was dark)

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


The Care Bears coloring book provides entertainment for all:

and Terry (my stepfather)

Monday, August 28, 2006

Jeni in Two States

My niece, Jeni:

Concentrating on her ice cream cone

And, passed out for a nap a few hours later


Fire Hydrant

No, really, please don't.

Friday, August 25, 2006

El Diablo

Meg takes on the cayenne pepper chocolate ice cream cone.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Evil Cat

AKA Sage
+ stupid camera tricks

("night mode," which has rendered her freakishly see-through).

She's normally a sweet creature, but has lately taken to disappearing at night to prowl outdoors in the dark hours. Then, promptly at the crack of dawn - 5:30 sharp, she howls directly below the open bedroom window. Hence my calling her evil - this week.

The Office

The mundane. Where I work. It's one of those office farm type buildings, yes. As seen from where I'd rather be today, out among these fine allergens...if not sleeping...

Monday, August 21, 2006

Mini Produce

'Tis the season. Well, sort of. It has been a very slow starter, I guess thanks to our cold, wet spring. Here are a few small vegetable offerings.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Little Umbrellas

Nothing quite says "party" like a bunch of little umbrellas. From the bar at Sharona's 31st birthday party (reference: Sharona, below, in party attire).

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Lizzy Poses

Serious Lizzy

Wacky Lizzy


A note of explanation: Lizzy weighs about 20 lbs and was using the help of the wall to prop her up during grooming. Poor fat kitty.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


More flower pix...

As promised...

Or more accurately, the weeds in front of my house. I really need to get out more...

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Paint Me

The sorry state of our front steps' paint. It's impressive how easy it is to ignore stuff like this when you see it every day. I'd should probably be more embarrassed - rather than posting this pic! - except that I like the way the textures looks up close. Then again, this was mid-scraping, when paint tends to look its worst.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Test Drive

This is my boring camera-geek post. Apologies, I've spent the last 2 days reading about digital SLR cameras, in preparation to buy one (yay!!!). Yes, I've decided that it's time to upgrade from a point and shoot digital camera. I miss the contol I had with various old film SLR's, but don't want to deal with film or chemicals anymore either. Digital SLRs have gotten into a semi-reasonable price range finally, so I'm getting ready to take that plunge.

Josh's co-worker was kind enough to let me take his Canon Rebel XT for a test drive. Just for fun, with some mini glass vases on my kitchen windowsill, I've pitted it in an unfair and unscientific battle against my 3-year-old point and shoot, the Canon Powershot s30.

This first pic is about good/close as I can get with the Powershot:

And this 2nd shot is the Rebel XT (SLR):

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Sandy Feet

Josh's sandy feet on a windy un-hot day at Hampton Beach.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Shrimp Heads

Wang's shrimp heads, with dumplings in the background. Josh eating with concentraion.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Sarah's feet

From our recent visit with the newest addition to my niecedom, Sarah, now 6 months old. Her right foot is, sadly, out of focus. Baby feet are so perfectly squishy, marshmallow-peep-like, no?

Oh, what the heck, here's a 2nd one - of her face:

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Library Stairs

I love the library, conceptually and physically. Of course, there are the free books - lots of them. But, I also am drawn to the building itself, of mine in Arlington. Well, ignoring it's annoying unnavigable parking lot. This was from the stairwell in the new wing, looking down over the old exterior wall, where the addition was attached.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


What are the odds that my Old Navy sparkly flip flops (picked out for me by Sydney when she was 3!) would go so well with this skirt from a stand in Jaipur (India).

Monday, August 07, 2006


Something I eat. A lot of, this time of year . If you're reading this, you probably know about my seasonal addiction. Alas, my tastebuds are sad that it's already August, but I think my intestines are looking forward to the repreive. :)

Anyhow...the last few days of my life have been pretty boring. I thought this would be more appealing than a shot of Josh and me cleaning out the basement, no?

Sunday, August 06, 2006


Warning: I'll probably be posting a lot of these. My brain has been programmed, perhaps by early exposure to Georgia O'Keefe, to switch on my macro whenever I see that combination of good lighting and a perfectly formed large bloom, such as this one. This, btw, was also up in Maine.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Damariscotta Lake, Maine

4 days in Maine, 4 pictures. Spent last weekend + some in a fantastic lake house with Josh's family. Fantastic light in the afternoon, looking out over the daylilies to the lake...

...and, inside at the mason jar filled with lobster crackers and other related surgical implements... eat these guys, once their done with the business of racing. I know, we're terrible, cruel people... That's Sydney and Sarah, my nieces, with their mom, Jennifer.

Justin...reading and in the water (photo credit, Josh). What a nut.

Friday, August 04, 2006

First Post

I've been inspired to start a photo blog (thanks, Melissa!). I'm not one for words, so much, but do like the idea of a visual timeline and/or portal. I wish I'd started this 20 years ago, but sadly, the internet was just for uber-geeks back then.

I'm starting off with an old picture, just so I can kick this thing off. It's an orchid that was growing in the lava field next to the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica (October 2005).

Enjoy....don't enjoy, whatever!