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ebilflindas 7:07am, 30 December 2006
My Daily Photo Diary, November

Just the images, please!

ONE MONTH TO GO!!!
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ebilflindas 11 years ago
01 May 07

Maybe You've Already Heard...

Maybe You've Already Heard...

Part of the reason I've been missing from the group is that my blog-bug came out of remission, and I had the fever to remodel the look and layout of my blog. What would've taken someone versed in html and css maybe an hour or so took me several hours, as I clicked between tutorial sites and carefully reverse-engineered the template.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Ugh, yeah sometimes revamping html and css can be sooo time consuming! I hear ya there!
I gave mine a fresh new spring look too!!

Love the swing shot!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Ohh yes, quite Springy, indeed! You must've just done that--I visited your blog just a couple days ago...
AliThinks 11 years ago
Oooh, love the swing photo!

Alison
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
swing shot is a keeper and a printer outer and a displayer on the mantelpiecer and treasurer
rrrrrrr
too bad about his feet :P
ebilflindas 11 years ago
02 May 07

Quince St. Bridge

Quince St. Bridge
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
i like your home :)
u can never have too many brdges
ebilflindas 11 years ago
03 May 07

Maple Canyon, under First Ave.

Maple Canyon, Under 1st Ave

After checking out the Quince st bridge yesterday, today I took the boy to see it, and to explore the canyon below. Quince st bridge crosses the canyon from Fourth Ave to Second Ave. Looping back and under the bridge, the canyon path continues Southwest and crossed by First Ave.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
lvoe the bridge too!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Thanks JRW! Yeah, that swing-shot--I'll have to give it another try. Being under the swing, though, is a precarious position! If I didn't cut off his feet, I would've been eating 'em!

I've been exploring these bridges and canyons a little bit lately because they're in my son's school's neighborhood, but next year the school will be in a new location. I'm soaking up this stuff up now before having a new neighborhood to explore.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Thank you, Alex!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
04 May 07

Breakfast?

Chocolate Croissant @ Extraordinary Desserts

I say, "Start your day with dessert 'cuz who knows what the rest of the day will dish out!"

(ok, I don't really say that, but it goes well with the photo--and that chocolate croissant really was for breakfast!)
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
im so glad you went down into the canyon cause that's exactly what i wanted to do but cant do from here - i vote for more canyon shots (guess ill go check your stream)
and more dessert for breakfast
i vote ebilflindas for Chief Menu maker and play time scheduler
yay
leesure PRO 11 years ago
DAMN! That IS a tasty croissant.

OK doesn't work as well as the real Pulp Fiction line. Looks yummy nonetheless.

Lee
AliThinks 11 years ago
OH, nice bridge and underbridge and croissant, holy crap, they don't do 'em like that in France! :-)

Alison
eelend PRO 11 years ago
wowowwow
i L-O-V-E it
i want one of those
i'm hungry
:(


eelend's 2007
dda1605 11 years ago
Not fair.....I am on diet
ebilflindas 11 years ago
05 May 07

Mazel Tov!

Justin & Karen

While parts of my Family tree seem to grow back in on itself, other parts reach far and wide. This here is my nephew/cousin (technically, being the son of one of my cousins, he would be my second cousin, no? But generationally, in a more tribal way, he's considered somewhat of a nephew), Justin, and his Mom. We celebrated his Bar Mitzvah today, and it was a glorious gathering of families and friends, with Jewish and Muslim cousins celebrating together under a Catholic roof! How 'bout that, eh? Even the caterer, or rather, the kid working for the caterer (Stonefire, or something like that--ring a bell, Teresa?), turned out to be half-Filipino / half-Jewish! What're the chances of that?
ebilflindas 11 years ago
izas: I'll be sure to get you one when you visit for the Comic-Con! ;-)

Don't worry, dda, the photo has zero calories!
BellaGaia PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by BellaGaia (member) 11 years ago
Gawd, i love mixed families. He is stunning. I don't know the caterer.... (did you mean me or another Teresa). Love the swing shot and JRW's comments are spot on. (i love that phrase... so across the pondish). The Bridge pix is awesome. If I'd eaten something like that Croissant, I'd be laying somewhere in a sugar induced semi conscious state.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Hi Ebil: just caught up on the last three weeks (how did I manage to stay away so long)? i loved the picture of your boy practising taiji, and the pride and poetry of your description. Namaste!
Meelifluous PRO 11 years ago
OH! 04 may looks divine! mmmmmmm

Mee Mee Meelifluous
ebilflindas Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ebilflindas (member) 11 years ago
Yes, that was directed at you--the Bar Mitzvah was in LA; the party, north of Burbank (Sunland exit). Everyone kinda ooh'ed and ahh'ed that the food was from Stonefire, or whatever it was called. I thought it must be an LA thing. (And of course you know that if I wasn't tied up with mi familia, I woulda sent you the high-sign for sure!)
Indeed, Rob, how does anyone stay away for so long? ;-) Probably the same reason I can never make it to everyone else's diaries--LIFE! Thanks for the visit!
And it tasted heavenly!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
06 May 07

Internet Radio Equality

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After signing the petition and sending an email to my senators and congressman, I received email replies from my senators--one favourable (from Senator Boxer *grrrowl*), one not so favourable (from Senator Feinstein *boo-hiss*). I was wondering why I hadn't received a response from my representative, and then this letter came in the mail. It always feels good when your elected representative actually takes action that represents you!
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
mazel tov!

I love Bar Mitzvahs (and diverse / mixed families).
eelend PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by eelend (member) 11 years ago
they look beautiful :)

comic con, delicious dessert... who could i say no?
:D:D

eelend's 2007
BellaGaia PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by BellaGaia (member) 11 years ago
Stonefire's locations look to be a bit out of my normal stomping grounds.... so that explains why i've not heard of them -- but now that you mention it i'm not really that up on all the happenin' joints these days. What did Feinstein say.....
ebilflindas 11 years ago
L'Chaim!
It was breakfast, I tell ya! But the desserts there are quite a sight to behold, too!
I don't know just how happenin' Stonefire is--sounds like just another take on the wood-fired pizza place--but the catered food was pretty good. And they are kinda in the out-lying areas, aren't they? Regarding Sen. Feinstein's response, I wrote this on my blog:
From Senator Feistein's response:
The new rate that was established is less than a 5 percent increase of the rate in effect from 1998-2005.

Sure, but then it jumps up to 44.35% (Docket No. 2005-1 CRB DTRA, p.4, para. 2)!
I am a strong believer in intellectual property rights and believe that artists and performers have earned the right to be fairly compensated for the broadcast of their works by webcasters who benefit - financially and otherwise - from their talents. Without fair compensation, these artists would not create their works.

Does she honestly believe that artists and performers will see any of this money? And "webcasters who benefit--financially and otherwise"? I wonder just how many webcasters are profiting such that they must pay more than radio broadcasters who are nothing but profit-driven? And those who benefit "otherwise"? Hmmm, if I were to start a music webcast, it would primarily be to share music that I love; the benefit being that those listening might like what I'm sharing, would be turned on to new music, and maybe seek out more of that music for themselves. So cheerleading for the artists is something I would have to pay for?
ebilflindas 11 years ago
07 May 07

Sunlit Springrolls

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I hadn't been to visit my friends, Erin and David, since David's birthday party on 02 April. A whole month without seeing them?! Incroyable! We caught up with eachother over cereal, tea, many laughs, and for lunch, home made springrolls!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
08 May 07

Close Encounter of the Fish Kind: Field Trip to the Scripps Institute of Oceanography Birch Aquarium

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Of course we can't know what's going on in a fish's brain as we gawk at it, but for what ever reason, this finned-specimen seemed to take a particular interest in my boy. Maybe he's like Harry Potter, except instead of snakes, my boy connects with fish. Good thing we got outta that room before anything weird happened, like with Harry and the boa from Brazil.

Being in a place like that, I got plenty of pictures--and a few not-so-bad ones! It was hard to choose; besides this one, I wanted to show you the trippy cuttlefish (what an odd, fascinating creature!), the fish protrayed by Gil in Finding Nemo, and the kelp bed in black & white. Oh, and of course, there is the obligatory shot of La Jolla Cove on a perfect day (try it LARGE if you really want to hate me for what I do with my day), and a shark with a mouthful of crunchy, yet tender children.
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Like you, internet radio is the best place to hear new and obscure artists. I'm sick of Radio One or whatever the stations are that play 15 songs (if that) all day long
ebilflindas 11 years ago
09 May 07

I haven't even seen the movie...



As I was checking in on my blogroll the other night, I checked out another one new to me. It was there that I found out Al Gore would be in town giving his lecture upon which the movie is based. Better still, the tickets were free! The photos shows that it was taken on the 10th, but I actually got the tickets on the 9th, and I'd meant to take a picture of them, but, well, you know how it goes. Some other shots I took that day--since I was in the area--include shots of the Theodore Geisel Library (@ UCSD), shots from the Torrey Pines Gliderport, and a view of (clothing optional) Blacks Beach.
lramiro520 11 years ago
Whoa, that's a funky fishy picture...haha.

How was the Al Gore lecture?

The Other Side Of The Fence
ebilflindas 11 years ago
I'll let you know--it's not until the 21st.
daxster78 11 years ago
Hmm, why am I craving a McDonalds Fish-wich now?
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
Sad that Feinstein would be pulling for big entertainment -- sad but not surprising. I've been listening / supporting Radio Paradise for at least 5 years. It's a great radio station that will go silent if these rates go thru -- a pox on Feinstein and her ilk!
dda1605 11 years ago
Enjoy the lecture, the movie is great.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Because it was Friday when you posted that? ;-)
Yeah, to me it sounds like she's just ignorant about the issue--not that that excuses her.
Thank you. It'll be like attending a concert--I hope the live version is as captivating as the recording!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
10 May 07

Covered Sedan

Covered Sedan

Driving past the place where a bunch of dealers stow their stock, I watched a handful of new, shrink-wrapped Audis on their way to the sales lot. I was so dumbfounded by the waste that it took me a minute to think to take a photo. This was the last one in line. (View it LARGE to see how ridiculous it looks.) Imagine thousands of cars wrapped thusly...I wonder if all that plastic gets recycled...
ebilflindas 11 years ago
11 May 07

Good Morning!

BBs, Bs, and 'Os
ebilflindas 11 years ago
12 May 07

How tiny we are in the face of Nature...

ebilflindas 11 years ago
13 May 07

Happy Mothers Day!

On the 'fridge

My Mom and Me + Me and my Son
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
happy mom's day to you too Ebil -- (I celebrate for father's day ;-) )
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hey there...zooming through for a visual catch up.. I see this will take longer...starting tomorrow over coffee. Hope all is well.

CollardGreens: Oops!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
14 May 07

Surprise

Well, at least I made it to the two-week mark for missing a day...
ebilflindas Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ebilflindas (member) 11 years ago
15 May 07

Dig your hands in the dirt,
Children play with Earth...*


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One of the class Moms teaches the kids about gardening, but, while shes wrangling be-soiled kindergarteners, she's not able to take photos. Yesterday, knowing that she'd be doing some gardening with them today, she asked me if I'd come around to do some photo-ing. I got some fun shots of the kids, and had fun, myself, just watching them enjoy themselves.

* Who's gonna pick up on the reference?
eelend PRO 11 years ago
your son and you look very alike :)

i always wanted to do some gardening, but i have no idea (and no time, and no place...)
i helped mom sometimes, that's true, and i enjoyed it a lot


eelend's 2007
ebilflindas 11 years ago
16 May 07

Humble Bee

Utility box art
ebilflindas 11 years ago
17 May 07

Senseless

Utility box art
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Perhaps you are in the middle of posting a set...pardon. I will be interested in the tale behind these !

CollardGreens: Oops!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
18 May 07

Visual Piss

Visual Piss
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Did you paint these?
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
not the graffiti -- actually, the way you've presented it, it looks good....
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Ahh, Salut, CG!
Nope, not so much a set--just happened to catch these pieces of urban art (the last one excluded) on two consecutive days.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Hi T!
No, alas, I didn't paint these--just some urban "beautification" pieces done on electrical utility boxes.
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
nice work -- i don't see much of that here.... another reason why SD rocks....
ebilflindas 11 years ago
19 May 07

Jo' Buddy

Jo' Buddy

My son and I met up with his 'Mimi' (Grandma) in Dana Point, where she and her husband were visiting his brother for the 10th annual Doheny Blues Festival. Before the Fabulous Thunderbirds (of whom the only remaining original member is Kim Wilson), Susan Tedeschi (Mmmm...), and the day's headliner--The Reverend Al Green (who still got them chops--CAN I GET A HALLELUJAH!)--I caught this guy, Jo' Buddy, from Finland. I had to hear what Finnish Blues sounds like. I'll tell you what, ol' Jo' Buddy laid the shit down thick & gritty. With just a fuzzed out, distorted guitar and a drummer, it sounded like some pre-signed White Stripes or the Black Keys.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
20 May 07

Sick day

The Boy took ill last night.
We spent all day cuddlin' & sleepin'.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
21 May 07

It wasn't me, it was the one-armed cherub!

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ItinerArts 11 years ago
Damaged statues are always great photo subjects!

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594528937014/
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Well, tonight was the Al Gore gig at UCSD.
Unfortunately, I have nothing to report, as I did not attend.
My son was too sick to leave with a sitter, and I would feel way too bad to not be with him when he's not feeling well.
I was able to give the tickets to some very appreciative friends.
I told them to say hi to Al for me.

I also found out that my son's mother (not my website--someone else who's been affected by her) gave birth today for the third time. I spoke to a social worker from the hospital, who had been speaking to people all day about concerns for the baby's well-being if it were to go home with the "mother". Hopefully this time the system will work in the child's best interest, rather than just deferring to the mother--who in this case is a mother only in the biological sense. I'd heard that she's left a 2-and-a-half year old in Alabama, and today that was confirmed.

My son has half-siblings who he'll probably never meet. I feel queasy. Not because she's here in San Diego, but because of the swath of trouble she continues to leave in her wake...the ripples of which will continue on long after she's gone. I hope the other two are loved and cared for as my as my son. And I feel horrible for this girl's mother, my son's 'Mimi', who has no contact with her daughter, except for when she gets a call from a hospital informing her that her daughter has given birth...again...to yet another child that will likely not know it's mother...

I hope she doesn't try showing her face. She's stayed away this long...Gods help me if she shows up at my door...

I know I've never dropped anything like this on you, my constant readers. But I had to dump it somewhere, and I feel safe enough to leave it here.
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
wow.... now it is I who am without words....and I can relate, more than you know...
jrayfarm1980 11 years ago
Speechless is right. Thanks for sharing that Ebil. And I understand how you feel this is a safe place. It's been a great way for me to process my divorce. And it's a daily reminder for me to find something beautiful to appreciate, even when life feels crappy.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Best you can do here is keep your head down and keep on doin the right thing. Your son knows already who is who without words.

You wouldn't think it but Helsinki is full of music clubs and good bars (what else it there to do in the winter?). In the summer it all moves outside and the city supports this in a big way. Don't we have a FI resident on the MDPD?? Anyway - good stuff

Really cool on the painted electrical boxes - I like the idea.

...CollardGreens: Oops!
eelend PRO 11 years ago
sharing feeling is good
all i can tell you is don't worry
you love your son, he loves you and that's all that matters
don't think about her, just stay calm

my best wishes


eelend's 2007
luckywhitegirl 11 years ago
hi, it's my first time visiting. you leave such nice comments on Ali's diary (I'm always seconding what you said! lol) so I thought I'd come by and check your dpd out. you have a unique style. like the beauty of every day. I really like it.

take care!
--barb
(my dpd, my photostream)
AliThinks 11 years ago
I think I understand how this must hurt you, maybe it's like a sharp pain. Just remember that you are your son's mother, too. (Remember Mothers' Day...I think I told you to celebrate it). In time he will understand these things. In the meantime, keep doing what you're doing. You're a great dad.

Alison
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Thank you all. It's been kinda...I don't know...It's just...well, when it comes to her, everything is suspect--everything. I mean, the website I linked to in my above post--I'm not even totally convinced that she didn't have anything to do with it. I've even been wondering if the "social worker" I spoke with isn't actually someone in cahoots with my son's mother. I tried calling what I thought was her office number and it was busy. Strange, I thought, wouldn't a County social worker's office number have a voicemail? Maybe her line really was that busy. I tried the number again in the middle of the night. Busy again--but at 2 a.m.? It's sad that I've become so suspicious, but I was fooled so many times by this girl--let alone the friends who've all suffered from her sociopathy.

Regardless of the pain she's caused, I have the eternal treasure of my son, and we've also been blessed with the rest of his mother's family. No matter what, our blessings far outweigh our troubles--but it sure makes those troubles (especially the doozies she conjures up) stand out in contrast!

Thank you, T, for relating--is it yet another commonality we can riff on?
You're absolutely right--all the diaries here are a reminder of the beauty in every single day.
That's funny--I've always heard "Keep your head up!" But I get what you mean. And I wouldn't have expected anything less from Finland (or any of the Scandinavian countries)--any culture that thrives in such extremes must know how to cut loose!
Arigato-gozaimasta my Spanish Kendo-ka! (Two months until the San Diego Comic-Con!) ;-)
Wow, what a way to be introduced to my diary! *blushes* Thanks for the visit--come by anytime!
Yes, you did tell me--thank you, Ali! I'd say it was a sharp pain once, but now, it's the nagging tingle of sensitive scar tissue; the old injury that keeps you from getting hurt again, but keeps you from truly feeling free...The closest example that comes to mind right now is that Julia Roberts movie, "Sleeping With the Enemy." Remember that scene when she notices the towels on the rack, then the canned goods in the pantry? It's something like that...
daxster78 11 years ago
*sigh* ok, who broke the cherub?
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Three weeks missing again - sorry, but as you say, Life!

Quite a piece of work, your ex-wife. My sympathies for all the pain she has, and is causing you, and your son. But, you're both moving on, right?

I liked those first two pieces of street art, not the third. In fact, the first one resembles in style, some pieces I have seen in Athens.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Toddler casualty, I'm afraid, daxster78!
!!!, CollardGreens
Agreed on the third bit of street "art", RobW_. The "piece of work", though, I was never married to--in fact, I'm a bit embarrassed to say just how long (or not) we...uh...were intimate. But yes, the tide is high and we're moving on...
ebilflindas 11 years ago
22 May 07

Laundry time

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My regular laundering haunt was too crowded--overflowing parking lot--so we had to go to the old dumper across the way, where the washers were all crusty and about half the dryers actually heated up.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
23 May 07

French Pressed Eclipse

French Pressed Eclipse

This is how strong I like my coffee--so dark that, when held up to the Sun, no light can shine through!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
24 May 07

My Piglet, and His

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ebilflindas 11 years ago
25 & 26 May 07

Calling in Sick

My boy's actually been home from school all week with "the Cough". Alas, no shots were taken these two days...
ebilflindas 11 years ago
27 May 07

Gan Bei!

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Spent all day picnicking in the park with friends, and finished the day at their house.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
28 May 07

Computer Security

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These guys monitor me while a sit at the computer.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
29 May 07

Crappy shot of some cute, ladybug stones

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Did some gardening today. Maybe my hand was a bit shaky from all the digging and soil-turning.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
30 May 07

Footsteps

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Went to the park after school.
Played follow the leader.
Threw the frisbee.
Played tag.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
There you are ! When the kids are sick everything stops doesn't it ? You'll have to give Rob's thread a look as you both were on a ladybug kick...and the footsteps - that is a keeper.

CollardGreens: Oops!
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Looks like your ladybugs are up to the same shenanigans as mine!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
love the shot from may 27 and this last one!!

sunshinecity
~ a picture, a story
eelend PRO 11 years ago
i love the ladybugs :)


eelend's 2007
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Kids being sick is so heart breaking.

Hopefully all is well now. :)

Can I have some of your coffee? That is how I like mine too.
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
me too, JAllen.

I've been MIA too, Ebil -- must be the time of year or something....
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Thank you all for checking in on me. Yes, Teresa, it must be the time of year or something--do you get hella busy at the end of the school year? (btw, you've previously mentioned going to ballgames--big Dodgers fan? I'm not much into baseball, but I see the Pad's just finished a series sweep of the Boys in Blue. Just wanted to give you a little bit of a hard time!) And I'm just in kindergarten! Sheesh! And I feel so guilty for not spending some time here with you all!

jallen--anytime, man, as long as you don't mind waiting for me to grind the beans and put 'em in the press.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
31 May 07

The Little Flirt

The Flirt

The boy's incorrigible, I tell ya!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
* creaks the door open, dust floats in a stream of light...sending in the dogs now ebil...

They will help you find your way home. Just give them a treat, pat on the head and send them home. They have been busy lately !

CollardGreens: Oops!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
1 June 07

CAMPING!

Matt rockin' the National

My son's kindergarten teacher reserved a group campsite in the nearby Laguna Mountains, and she invited any and all of the class families to join her for a weekend camping trip (check out the photoset and the blog entry). It was my son's first camping experience. We had a blast--the next couple photos will, of course, be from that trip.

This photo is of my friend Matt. I've known Matt for about 12 years now. We met at a kung-fu school and trained together for about five years--we both got our black belts around the same time. After that, things started to change; nothing bad happened, and I don't mean to imply that things changed because we received our black belts. It was just good ol' Change, the only constant. He was busy growing a family, and I went on to train in 'competitive' Taiji. That was back in 2000. I'd bump into him every now and then, but we weren't training together anymore, so we didn't really see each other anymore.

Now our sons are in the same class. How about that, eh? Ain't it just funny? So we got to hang out for the first time in a long time on this camping trip. It was great. No, we didn't practice any of our techniques, but we reminisced plenty. We did weave some musical kung-fu, though, with Matt slidin' on his steel-bodied National guitar and me on the blues harp (harmonica). Funny, in all the time we'd known each other, we never knew the other played music. It was really cool. I hope we get to do this again soon.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Those dogs are quick, eh, Ted? ;-)
ebilflindas 11 years ago
2 June 07

El Prado Meadow / Little Laguna 'Lake'

El Prado Meadow / Little Laguna Lake (dry)

One of the best panorama-stitches I've done yet.

On the second day of our camping trip, Matt led a group of us on an easy little hike through the El Prado Meadow, through (the now dry) Little Laguna Lake, down to Big Laguna Lake, which sits in the middle of Laguna Meadow.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
3 June 07

Camping Group Photo

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Group Photo, Sunday morning. A couple families left Saturday, to be replaced by a couple other families who weren't able to make it until Saturday.

I knew my tripod would come in handy at some point during the trip--I was able to set the timer and join in the group shot.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
4 June 07

When am I going to get a chance to sit down with my Daily Photo Diary?!

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BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
oh, i like going to the games =-- i'm not a dodger fan -- i don't really get all whacked out over whether they win or lose..... the camping trip looks like it was relaxing.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
5 June 07

20 degree (?) Male?

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I know this was just some street surveyor's markings, but I saw "20 degrees" and the "Male" symbol. Sounds like one frigid dude!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
6 June 07

As if they weren't fucking us enough as it is...

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Seen on the back of a STOP sign.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Yeah, T--it was pretty relaxing. It was a nice little getaway, and when we got home, I did feel rejuvenated, even after a couple nights sleeping on the ground! My hips finally don't feel bruised anymore from trying to sleep on my side!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
7 June 07

4th Annual SDCCS Talent Show

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Tonight was my son's school talent show. I didn't get very good shots because my flash wasn't strong enough, so I had to try to hold very still when snapping the shutter. I didn't take many pictures, period, because most of the time I was busy clapping or holding my hand to my face in disbelief over the amount of talent in our little school. It was a fantastic event, made all the better by the fact that it was held in the auditorium of what will be our new location next school year. See, for the past five or six years, San Diego Cooperative Charter School (SDCCS) as rented space in a mixed-use, Medical/Office building. Not so great considering some of the mixed-use characters milling around and in-and-out of the building, but what made up for it is its proximity to Balboa Park, one of the jewels of the city. So many field trips have been in walking distance of the school--Museum of Man, Museum of Art, Ruben H. Fleet Science Center, Natural History Museum, just to name a few.

Come September, though, we will be in an actual school, with grass and trees and real classroom-size classrooms and an auditorium/cafeteria and age appropriate play areas! I got a chance to talk to the custodian who's been at the site for the last 4 years. I told him the school had a nice feel to it, a nice atmosphere; and he told me it certainly does, that when he goes to work, he doesn't feel like he's going to work. It's a nice place to be, he told me, and anyone who has ever worked there has loved it.

Sounds like just the place for our little school!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
* Good Dogs ! - now go fetch Allan...

Glad to see you had such a good time - GREAT panarama stitch - I have never been able to pull one off that good.

One year when our 2nd oldest was in high school we went to a school function. He introduced us to a friend of his - it seems the friend's mother and my wife were childhood neighbors ! Small world indeed.

Good to see your photos again...
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