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BellaGaia PRO 1:30am, 18 December 2006
See u in 2007 xoxoxo


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BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
i think they've gotten a bad rap -- there's just a bunch of loved ones there.... unloved people aren't there because nobody would spend that much money to throw them in the ground....at least these days..... being buried is not a cheap prospect. I like looking at the older monuments... they're quite lovely. On the other hand Lala, I'm not cutting through one at night ::: bella thinks immediattely of Thriller::
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
there's just a bunch of loved ones there

I guess so. Maybe I've just seen too many scary movies {;->
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
and now you're making me thank of them.....night of the living dead....
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
Haa haa!

You saw my stream? That day was so fun {:->
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
"you're so undead sexy" ..... that's a good one....
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
Hee hee, that cracked me up so much {:->
ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
Lovely pic of the globes.

Spooky cemetary, your picture renders the atmosphere so well.

ParaScubaSailor en voillage (prononcez voyage, petits voilleurs)...
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Darkness falls across the land,
the midnight hour is close at hand.
Creatures crawl in search of blood,
to terrorize y'all's neighborhood.

And whosoever shall be found
without the soul for getting down
must stand and face the hounds of hell,
and rot inside a corpse's shell.

The foulest stench is in the air,
the funk of 40,000 years,
and grizzly ghouls from every tomb
are closing in to seal your doom.

And though you fight to stay alive,
your body starts to shiver;
for no mere mortal can resist
the evil of the Thriller...

Mwahahahahahahaha
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
*eats ebilflindas' brains
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Yay Vincent Price.... that was genius to have him on that record....
ebilflindas 11 years ago
*hands glory a sandwich, since my depleted brain couldn't possibly be enough
eelend PRO 11 years ago
wow
i don't know if i'd do it
i think i'd be frightened

eelend's 2007
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
not to worry, Eeland, i was on the outside of the fence shooting :-).... or were you saying you're firghtened to eat ebilfindas brains.... hmmm
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hey Bella - spending a few minutes before slumberland to visit a few...tombstones and brain sandwiches..man - you do it all here !!

CollardGreens: Oops !
ebilflindas 11 years ago
If you're talking about partaking of some of my grey matter, I'd be scared, too...Some of the stuff I used to kill off brain cells might still be lurking...
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
would it be like brownies then, i wonder.... geez, this has gotten morose today..... i better hurry home and download the pix i'm missing....
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
April 6

relaxing after a long week...

ebilflindas 11 years ago
Now that's what I call changing the subject!
Forget the brains, y'all, I've found a bath full o' legs!
Woohoo!
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
Just for the record. I've been checking in here every day.
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Duly noted, Buns :-)
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
*confesses...

I lurk here too. Especially during the shower scenes :)
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
Men!
They are all the same :-)
*sweet coffee* Candy for the eye
eelend PRO 11 years ago
mmm eating those brains could be dangerous


eelend's 2007
'stee 11 years ago
just caught up on all your photos and posts - what a full-on couple of weeks it's been for you, especially with the death of your friend.
i hope you are keeping well.
x

--
stee's 2007: a blank canvas
Яick Harris PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Яick Harris (member) 11 years ago


guilty :)
sunshinecity 11 years ago
You sexy thang, you!!!

And thanks for the snow globes! They look cool!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Rick -- Confession is good for the sole, I mean Soul.... glad everybody's done lurking and back to showing their lovely (icon) faces :-)

Stee -- A good hot bath helps relieve my mind. I don't drink much, and don't smoke anymore so sometimes that's where I head when I've had too much of the outside world.

I have no complaints though. I received word that my friend/colleague has stage 4 breast cancer and it's also elsewhere in her body. She's a fighter though and intends to undergo a relatively new treatment program. .... another reminder to enjoy life while you can.

Thanks Sunshine :-) == I thought the globes came out pretty good too.

Eeland -- yes, I don't recommend eating brains :-)

Hi Sweet Coffee -- it's nice to see you!
BellaGaia PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by BellaGaia (member) 11 years ago
April 7

DSCN3528
My cousin is marrying the nicest guy. It's her second marriage and they really do things up -- she had an engagement party -- mostly because the wedding will be held on the east coast (in Aug at Martha's Vineyard -- can't wait for the pix i'll get there) and this allowed folks who wouldn't be attending to participate.
This was in the bathroom at the (Viceroy Hotel)
where her party was held. I loved the green tile....
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
It´s green alright! It seems to be quite a Fab Hotel.
Lucky you!
*sweet coffee* Candy for the eye
Simon-K 11 years ago
Wow if thats what the bathroom looks like the rest of the hotel must be amazing!!

Simon’s Project 365
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hey Bella - sliding through and paused...seems all is in order ! Snappy bathroom(s)...

CollardGreens: Oops !
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Sweet Coffee -- It was quite fab --- by the way, I checked out the website and they have that bathroom in their flash pix too -- loved the sink and fixtures. Anyway, call me stupid, but I've never eaten brie and dates together -- There was this wonderful cheese and dried fruit platter. There was this triple cream brie (St. Andre brand -- I called and found out yesterday) that was to die for -- not calorie free, mind you, but definitely worth the guilt. it isn't dark and creamy like regular brie, but had a consistency much firmer and an almost pure white color -- pure heaven the slight savory taste of the cheese and the sweetness of the dates...

Yes, Simon -- check out the link -- it's got a kind of beachy elegance to it. They redid it -- it used to be sort of a dive, but now it's very nice.

Hey CG -- always good to see u :-)
sunshinecity 11 years ago
oh that's hot! I am loving those tiles!
LOL

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
eelend PRO 11 years ago
it's very beautiful

please, please, please, take a lot of photos of the wedding :)


eelend's 2007
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Definitely, Eeland -- by the way -- I love the new Icon :-)
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
April 8

Not exactly Easter Lilies...

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drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
*sniffs!
gorgeous flower, bella
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
I always seem to find flowers when there's nothing else to shoot -- the benefit of keeping fresh flowers in the house.... Thanks Glory :-)
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Unlike Buns, I haven't been checking in every day, and its amazing how much you miss in a week. Lots of chat. Like all your bathroom pics, and the graveyard and the lilies, plus all the sophisticated chatter.
Rob
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Flowers are just a tiny bit suggestive aren't they - we keep them in the house just for that very reason !

CollardGreens: Oops !
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Easter lilies or not, they are beautiful!! I feel like I can smell them from my monitor!
Amazing what the power of suggestion can do huh??

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Sunshine -- thanks, (these have no fragrance though) Star Lilies are super fragrant, but these are day lilies and they just look good...

CG -- I'd have to agree flowers are quite seductive -- I try to have fresh flowers every week at home and I made a little pact with myself to get a flowering plant in my office once a month or whenever the previous one dies.... (i'm not terribly green in the thumbs)

Rob == glad you came by -- It's like someone once said (and I know Ebilflindas knows who) "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it." I'm with you though, I haven't been keeping up with everyone's diary like I'd like to.... hell, I haven't kept up with posting my own very well the past couple of weeks..... Always good to see your smilling face and sparkling blue eyes :-)

Sweet Coffee -- what's "hatsjoem"?
AliThinks 11 years ago
Did you just quote Ferris Bueller? :-)

You've been posting some cool photos lately! Like you, I haven't been into the diaries lately. I have managed to post a photo for each day, and as time goes on, I've realized how much I've come to appreciate this community.

Alison
bunæn PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by bunæn (member) 11 years ago
Bella, it's like my postal carrier tells me... She says, "Buns we are so busy down at the Postal Service, we barely have time to deliver the mail, much less read it all."
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Winnah, winnah, winnah -- ladies and gents we have a winnah! right-e-oh Ali :-) Thanks so much I'm glad you've like the pix. Tonight I'm catching up to today (does that make sense LOL) and I must agree, I definitely appreciate this community -- it's quite a phenomenon, isn't it.
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
April 9

Today Jade came home and asked if we could use her Baskin & Robbins gift certificate -- why not..... and so we did....well she did. the combination of dairy and sugar in ice cream makes me deathly ill.... but i'll rock some tofuti or soy ice cream in a minute!

treats
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Yeah, Buns, but there's SO much good stuff in this group -- I have really had to discipline myself from losing myself in it for hours at a time....
BellaGaia PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by BellaGaia (member) 11 years ago
April 10 -- property taxes due today....

Dashed into Pavillions to get the king crab legs they had on sale. The guy had already cleared out all the cases, good thing I caught him..... yum, crab legs..... which you do not see on the cart, because he's removed them to give to me :-)

MEAT DEPT....
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Yay, I'm caught up -- first time in a little while....

April 11 -

Jade and I ate dinner at CPK (california pizza kitchen) had a neopolitan pizza and chicken piccata to share together. While having dinner we studied her Spanish vocabulary words. she had a lot and was a bit intimidated. Used some tricks and she mastered them all over dinner. 25 words she did not know when we sat down. by the time we got up she rattled them all off along with the 15 or so that she knew to begin with. YAY!!!

soft watt
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Bella - Keeping up...I'm finding it difficult this week and last but somehow have squeeked through - I get them posted ok but have not the time to properly visit around. So I do drive by visits...quickly scan the thread and post a hello. Today I had a little time for a slow drive by....Hello

CollardGreens: Oops!
ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
Yay for the legs in the bath! Can't let the men's reputation slip, y'know ;-)

Love that pic of the lilly, more so because I love the smell of lillies in a house.

Well done on the Spanish words.

ParaScubaSailor en voillage (prononcez voyage, petits voilleurs)...
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Thanks for the drive-by CG and for the "tag" -- I've got to stroll through the neighborhood myself!

Para -- She was so empowered by how fast she learned those words. It was pretty amazing how the visualization and word association tricks worked so well for her. I even retained them today! Glad you like the "getaway sticks" pix (nod to Ebiflindas for that)
Simon-K 11 years ago
That ice cream looks great, but what are the two flavours on the left, they look really interesting :)
BellaGaia PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by BellaGaia (member) 11 years ago
i believe they are sorbets Simon -- one i think is rainbow (probably orange, pineapple and raspberry) and i don't know what the other one is
ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
Getaway sticks... How un-romantic!!!
The sepia treatment of the photo makes me think of a late night, candle-lit bath to relax after a long day, a moment to unwind and slip in a more romantic part of the evening.
Nothing to do with "getaway"...

ParaScubaSailor en voillage (prononcez voyage, petits voilleurs)...
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Yes - and eyes half closed by the perfumed waters...should be a Friday !

CollardGreens: Oops!
BellaGaia PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by BellaGaia (member) 11 years ago
touche Para -- you state a compelling argument. ok -- no getting away with those in that shot.... i'd just probably slip and fall in a puddle or something...

CG -- that is how I usually wrap up my week to start the wind down.... in the tub with a big tumbler of jack and coke.... (is that unromantical too)
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Wow, did I just get referenced twice? *beams =D

ParScuSa: I'll grant you that--but what if, by getaway, I meant that with those "sticks", she could "getaway" with anything! (what do you think of my abbreviation of your name? Try it just phonetically...I don't know. To me it sounds like it might make for a cool Flickr name, or diary title: parce que ça... Or are my 20 year-old, four years of high school French showing their age? (That's a combined quatre-vingt ans!!!)
Ok, enough of the crazy talk, Emil.
Anyway, so is it Tofutti Cutie, then? ;-)
Mmmm, crab legs...
Awesome shot of that hanging lamp, I caught myself staring after a minute or so!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Cool light fixture!
Yum I love ice cream!

sunshinecity
~ a picture, a story
Wespionage PRO 11 years ago
Love the photo of the flower and, for some reason, the drive-through liquor sign. Those things always crack me up -- it's a brilliant idea. They just need to start selling guns to make those businesses perfect!

Martha's Vineyard in August? I'll be there too (at the very end of August).

Wespionage :: A year of spying on myself
eelend PRO 11 years ago
auuuuuh
i feel hungry

(glad you like it :D)



eelend's 2007
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Emil -- I even reference you on other streams....

Wespionage -- I'll be there the first weekend :-(
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
April 12

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BellaGaia PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by BellaGaia (member) 11 years ago
Apologies for yet another self portrait -- this project isn't easy when all you do is go to work and come straight home and you find yourself with no photo right before you go to bed....--- but i guess i'm preaching to the choir

April 13
DSCN3583
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Why indeed did the chicken cross the road!

April 14

this one's too easy
ItinerArts Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ItinerArts (member) 11 years ago
Self-portrait? Amazing the way you've changed your identitiy....

EDIT-- Heh... I was responding to the shot of the wheel--you weren't up yet!

So... Did the rooster make it across the road without becoming McNuggets?

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594528937014/
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
yeah he did -- there are these chickens that roam my block -- it's the oddest thing....but i guess no odder than the peacocks that roam the streets a couple miles from me near the rose bowl
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
haha! street chickens!
jrayfarm1980 11 years ago
I guess the chickens come in handy if you're stuck without dinner plans? :)
AliThinks 11 years ago
Popping in to say hi...

Again, these are some great photos you've been posting.

Alison
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Glory -- I know, huh.

jray -- can't look my dinner in the eye, I'm too chicken HAHA.... oh that was corny....

Thanks Ali -- I've been feelin like they're not so good, -- like i'm only good for maybe one decent shot a week -- but if you like them, I appreciate it.
leesure PRO 11 years ago
LOVE the shot on the 11th!

Lee
ebilflindas 11 years ago
I hate to say it, but is that the cock block?
Ooh, ouch, I know. Sorry.
Ok, what about the street-struttin' road rooster?
I'll have a scoop of that atlas colored ice cream--that way I can not only see the world but eat it too.
( A Gypsy Outdoors)
sunshinecity 11 years ago
LMAO.... april 14th wins the Comedy oscar!!
You had me laughing for 10 mins straight when I saw that!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
No apologies are really necessary, Teresa. Having to look at your self portraits is not as bad as it might seem. You're kind of beautiful, you know. Actually, you are just plain lovely. So, I guess it is okay.
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Thanks Leesure, that's my favorite of the week too.... hey maybe I'll put it on the group collection -- i haven't really added one every week, just sort of periodically.

Good one Emil -- I was looking for a come back for Glory and I couldn't think of one --

You're right La Maquisarde -- now I can't "unsee" it as the world!!!!

Glad to be of service Sunshine :-) laughter is good stuff!

Buns -- cut it out, you're making me blush....
ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
Since Buns is going to cut it out, then I'll state my opinion. Looking at your self portraits makes me wish you were out of interesting subjects more often, even though you shine a light that makes ordinary objects interesting.
Not only are you beautiful (why "kind of " beautiful, Buns?), but you've got class. That is very attractive.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Can we have a self-portrait of you blushing now, please? Loved the free-range rooster!

Rob
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
(resisting the habit to throw my self into self-deprecating remarks....) Thank you. Para.

I like what you say "shine a light that makes ordinary objects interesting" -- that's kind of how I see the world -- seeing the beauty in the ordinary. I should focus on capturing that more often -- thank you :-)

HA, HA rob, you should have seen the self portrait i did last night with a goofy face and crossed eyes ... maybe i can photoshop in some blush to top it off......
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Ooh! Please?
;-)
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
ok -- i'll PS it tonite and post for my sunday photo LOL
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
*1000th post


that is all :)
ebilflindas 11 years ago
And I shall be the first of the new mille!
Dragonhide 11 years ago
hehehehehehe

Even the obvious still cracks me up- does that make me a goofball?

;-)
BellaGaia PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by BellaGaia (member) 11 years ago
not any goofier than the rest of us ;-). we're (maybe with the exception of Rob & CG - maybe....) at about a 6th grade level of humor sophistication.... meaning, we definitely still laugh at fart jokes... ask Glory, she'll tell u.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
huh-huh huh-huh
she said fart
huh-huh
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
see what i mean LOL
BellaGaia PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by BellaGaia (member) 11 years ago
I am sure i will at some point regret posting this photo -- i'm already cringing..... as promised... sunday's picture..... complete with photoshopped blushing...

just for you ebilflindas (see what "please" will get you....imagine how far you'd get with "pretty please"....)

April 15

by request...
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
Para, I am not cutting anything out just because I'm told to. And teresa is kind of beautiful. The kind of beauty that one hears whispered of by forest nymphs on a sultry summer's night. The kind of which the stars sparkling in the firmament on high can only intimate. The kind that is heady and sweet as from an enchanted bacchanal--a riot of succulent fruit rendered unto wine by the toes of nubile goddesses.

"...resisting the habit to throw my self into self-deprecating remarks..."
You'd better resist, or I'll make you blush!
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
Of course I could be wrong.
BellaGaia PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by BellaGaia (member) 11 years ago
ok, lets change the subject...... monday's picture..... at any cost i avoided a self portrait -- behold!!!! my boring snack! sliced apples baby!


April 16

an apple a day
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Yow...seems like the "march hare" waited until april to make his appearance ! This thread makes you hold on tight to the tail and watch closely or you will miss something .

(I do too laugh at fart jokes !!)

CollardGreens: Oops!
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
CG -- I stand corrected LOL .... i wonder if Rob does ......
BellaGaia PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by BellaGaia (member) 11 years ago
What a group of babes i have sitting on my desk.... Mary Engelbreit's cupie doll, Cruella (my idol), and Mrs. Sees (for my international friends... she's the face of See's Candy here)

April 17

at my desk....
ebilflindas 11 years ago
I don't need the jokes.
I laugh at farts.
ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
sultry summer's night Buns, you're my kind of guy!

Teresa, see what I meant? Apple slices in B&W! and they look good!
bunæn PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by bunæn (member) 11 years ago
Mrs. Sees is starting to look pretty good to me.
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
what's mrs. sees first name... this is an easy one... really easy....

para -- i'll let you in on a little secret -- i did them in B&W cuz the bag had been open for a little while and they were getting a little brown.
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