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laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago
telling ghost stories

April 17th, the finger puppets put the flashlights under their chins and tell ghost stories after we're in bed.
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago
Sean's car

April 18th, some days it's hard to pick one shot. A co-worker let me photograph his beautiful car. I guess I should have asked what it was, I think it's a 1950's Chevy something.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Ford !! - 1956

www.tocmp.com/brochures/Ford/1956/pages/56-00_jpg.htm

Been away too long ! Sorry...no excuses - just not enough clickr time.

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eelend PRO 11 years ago
nice car, indeed
it's super cool


eelend's 2007
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago
I'm only as strong as my coffee

April 19th, I'm only as strong as my coffee, which I drink and drink and drink. Any day now I'm gonna break down and start chewing it, a cheek full of it like a cowboy.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Wrap chocolate (70% cacao) around a bean and give it a go - you'll be surprised how good...

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laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Yes, CollardGreens, but would a cowboy do it? :)
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Cardinal Hotel

April 20th, Cardinal Hotel, downtown Palo Alto @ dusk. I was headed for my favorite massage parlor for a Friday night indulgence. Live like a rock star!
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago
Earth Day @ the dump

April 21st, Happy Earth Day from the recycling center at the local dump.
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago
Birdfoot Trefoil

April 22nd, Birdfoot Trefoil in a field of wild oats.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
I always promised you the moon

April 23rd, 2 hours in a conference room with 6 lawyers and you wonder why I'm taking pictures of space ships?
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
yellow irises on the table

April 24th, I'm really dry this week, dry of inspiration, dry of creativity, dry of wit. These are the flowers from the kitchen table. Yellow irises because it's spring.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
as seen on TV

April 25th, I'm not saying that I've reached the end of inspiration. I'm just saying that tonight while doing laundry late, this fell out — it's one of the fist-sized balls I use instead of fabric softener sheets in the dryer. Because fabric softener is mostly oil.

And I clicked it with my camera because I have nothing else to show you.
Simon-K 11 years ago
Well for a lack of inspiration, its a really good picture!!
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Thank you, SimonKimber. Desperation is the aunt of invention.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
the beast that must be obeyed

April 26th.

I am not a phone person. I'm still carrying spare minutes from six months ago. Normally, the battery will go dead for days and I wouldn't notice.

But this week... This beast rang and rang and rang. It's this lawyer or that lawyer. It's HR telling me that the second summer intern I made an offer to has turned me down. (Really, are there no college engineering students that think working on iTunes would be cool and hip?) It's a total breakdown in the managed care system that has been taking care of my frail, very sick mother and the arrangements to get her moved to a new facility. It's a very stressful project at work with a tight deadline and a slightly less senior member of the team acting like a glue stick in an oven (and who can say I'm not more than 5 steps behind him). It's customer care looking for solutions and workarounds for our existed users who have fucked up their Windows systems. People want favors — I'm arranging quid pro quo deals between feuding people, like I'm frigging Tony Soprano. People want a sympathetic ear, somehow mistaking me for the parish priest. (Answer — not unless this is a Steven King novel.)

Perhaps I need a more expensive phone so that if I dropped it, it might actually break....?
jrayfarm1980 11 years ago
Geekish girl, sounds like a lame week. I will say, however, that I really enjoy the laundry ball photo because I think this whole blog is about taking pictures representing our day.

And for me, some days the most exciting thing that happens to me is laundry. I'm just saying....
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
jrayfarm1980, I think I started this project with the arrogance that I could create art every day, that I could create beauty on demand, that it was all about commitment and the art of looking. The reality is that the subset of people that have stuck with the project all swing between the personal and the poetic.
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago
on the school grounds

April 27th, we joked about this woman all day, so naturally this is what caught my eye as I went out for a walk last night at sunset. It's on the school grounds of the nearby elementary school.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Crimson Bottlebrush

April 28th, I live in an unfriendly neighborhood, but the flowers always peek over the fences to say hello.
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Nice diary! Just found yours... Very cool geeky stuff, I'm all over that.

Very nice photos you have in here.
Dragonhide deep in the bush
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Thank you, dragonhide.
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April 29th, dead oak tree in a vacant lot between home and work.
Meelifluous PRO 11 years ago
Love your photos - your B&Ws are great - and I love the color on the 28th.

Mee Mee Meelifluous
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
It has been a while since I last visited your photostream. Just checking and loving the April19th picture.

*sweet coffee* Candy for the eye
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago
Thank you, Meelifluous and sweet coffee. I know, I have a terrible habit of reading the other threads that are posted close to mine, so I end up swing in and out of other people's threads.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
self portrait with flatbed scanner

April 30th. Self-portrait with flatbed scanner — you know, you really shouldn't leave curious geekish girls alone with office equipment.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
self-portrait with flatbed scanner

May 1st, spend the evening throwing things on the scanner — but nothing grabbed me, so I grabbed glass again. I'll get back to my camera tomorrow. Just needed a break. Hard to imagine it's been over a 100 days.
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
long time no see
you look like you're having fun !
cheers L

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Thanks, Ladybadtiming. I have an infinite capacity to amuse myself with household items.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
cloud edge on grass

May 2nd, morning rain, afternoon sun. This was the edge of the last evaporating rain cloud on the shaggy grass at toward the end of the day. Is it just me or does it seem wrong that I am standing on the shadow side of the line?
eelend PRO 11 years ago
i love your scanner shots

:)


eelend's 2007
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago
self portrait with flatbed scanner

May 3rd, the magnetic pull of the flatbed scanner. I can't seem to stop playing with it. :)

It is true that I lead with my chin.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
some sort of shrubbery

May 4th, I had such high hopes that the Cinco de Mayo beer bash would include a mariachi band and mariachi bands are lovely and photogenic in their tight pants with the silver buckles. But alas and alack, flowers ripped from the hedge outside the parking lot of the gym it will have to be.

I think they're some kind of Oleaceae (or Olive) family, but that's as far as I've got and that's kind of a big family.
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
thaks for the tip - chewing coffee - alll right
dont why i havent been here in a while- lots of great shots - too many to mention - guess i havent been anywhere lately - but if i do visit anywhere in the near feature, ill be including this - im finding it a hand ul just to keep going - id almost say i take the photos now with machine like regularity but i missed day last week - just missed it :(
hope you see some tight pants tomorrow :)
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
crowd shot

May 5th, I'm throwing this one in as my daily pick because I don't seem to be taking a lot of pictures with other people in them. I don't want people to think that I live in some sort of post-apocalypse world where it's just me and the cockroaches.
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May 6th, random shot from my little slice of suburbia.

I have real blog where I talk about things. But what I want to know here — am I the only one that is being thrust into the secret underworld of self-important security guards here? By December I think I'm going to know every man with a clip-on badge and a white short sleeved button up shirt here in the valley.
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago
collect the whole set (continued)

May 7th, everyone queues up to give the "Infinite Loop 1" sign a lot of love. Some summer afternoons there's a crowd of tourists waiting patiently to get their go at having their picture taken in front of it. But "Infinite Loop 6" sign is almost as beautiful (if recently polished by someone a little too short) and gets a beautiful southern light exposure.

And this is the building that really deserves the love, because this is where the Macintosh computer hardware is designed.
Simon-K 11 years ago
What's Infinite Loop 1 and 6???
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Hahah. Infinite Loop is the street in Cupertino where Apple, the company that makes iPods and Macintoshes, has it's main headquarters. They're a set of 6 buildings in a circle. Infinite Loop 1 is the front door, the main visitor entrance.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
90 degrees and the magnolias in bloom, tell me it isn't summer

May 8th, 90 degrees and the magnolias in bloom. Tell me it isn't summer.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
no crossmarketing messages here

May 9th, too hot, apply beer. But more importantly, if you bring your iPod with you, are you still on the clock?
ItinerArts 11 years ago
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scales of a fish in bright light

May 10th, an abstract of bright lights reflecting off the scales of a fish. A blurry pre-dinner macro.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Sunset and unfallen rain

May 11th, on my way to Idaho for my mother-in-law's surprise birthday party. I can never remember the word for rain that evaporates before it reaches the ground, but you can never forget that dry hot smell of rain drying up somewhere over your head.
Jonathan W PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Jonathan W (member) 11 years ago
its called verga :), and thats a pretty cool picture
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
that's right -- verga. How could I forget? Someone asked me if this was a private plane, but it's really not, it's just a tiny little commuter plane, a puddle jumper on the milk run.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Nathan

May 12th, my husband's cousin's oldest son at my mother-in-law's 70th birthday party in the large sunset shadows of the back yard. It's probably the blurrest picture I took that day, but I'd been chasing him all day with my camera and finally, finally he gave in to me and dared me to take his picture. He is a red-headed stubborn child, too smart for his own good and too aware of his awkwardness.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
on a lazy Sunday afternoon, it's hard to believe we fill this up

May 13th, the flight back, landing in San Jose, California.

Trying to catch up before I leave again.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
hey, nice shot

i like that kid's look



eelend's 2007
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Thanks, eelend. :) He drives his father crazy with his stubbornness.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
more of my mother's art

May 14th, more of my mother's artwork hung up around the house. This is a watercolor of "the buttes", the only pointy spot in the middle in the flat as a pancake Sacramento Valley not far from the house I grew up in. The local rumor was that there's a missle silo hidden there, but I've flown over it many times and there's no missle silo. There's no road up to it. It's just some farmer's cow pasture.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
wild rose from the garden

May 15th, I want to apologize for this week. It's been all I can do at the end of the day to stumble out into the garden and shoot something with a macro lens. I've come down with a cold, work has been stressful. This is the center of a wild rose.
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May 16th, really I would have shot something fabulous if I hadn't been trapped in a manager training class on how to fire people. Oh, wait we're not supposed to say that, we're supposed to talk about separating people from the company.
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May 17th, this is my brain on cold medicine — tiny little thoughts going in all different directions.

Almost the end of the week, just another day to a week off.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
in an post-apocalyptic land, we set out chairs for people who don't come and we are constantly celebrating birthdays

May 18th, when I drove by the park on the way home, it will filled with empty tables and chairs. Don't know why.
ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
Party time!!!

Loved your photo of the 17th.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Yow ! It has been too long since I visited...evil scanners - they copy your brainwaves as well !! I love the cloverleaf 13th BW...and the old tree - a sucker for otherworld shots.

Good stuff here - CollardGreens: Oops !
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May 19th, Tom and Alanna's engagement party.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
hops trellis

May 20th, the drive up to Idaho to spend a week in the bosom of my in-laws and the forced feeding of motherly love. These are hops, like the ones in your beer.
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago


May 21st, my nephew, Sam, at his graduation from Fruitland High School.
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May 22nd, in the Payette, Idaho, cemetery.
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Found your diary for the first time this morning, took a quick look at your photo set, and saw several very interesting pics. I've been browsing the last page, and I must say I totally relate to your comments about lacking inspiration a few weeks ago (around end April); I think it is something we all experience regularly here, snatching at anything to fill a daily hole. Sometimes the results are not at all bad.On other days, an embarrasment of riches, and you don't know which to choose.

And April 27 is a little scary, with a wireless router sitting on the wall directly over my head.

What I Did in 2007
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Thank you, Rob. Yeah, we're all arm wrestling the same muse — well, maybe not the same muse because I secretly believes that mine drinks too much. But a muse...
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Far East restaurant

May 23rd, there is a rich tradition of Chinese restaurants in Western train towns. This one used to be down by the Southern Pacific depot, but since Walmart has killed the downtown, it's moved out to the highway. You can't tell by the sign, but it's actually moved within the last 7-8 years and this sign is not that old. Winters are hard around here.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
baby quail for sale at the hardware store

May 24th, baby quail for sale in a bin at the J&B hardware store.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
wowwowwow
they are cute!!!!


eelend's 2007
daxster78 11 years ago
Quail at the hardware store?
Simon-K 11 years ago
Awww look at the pretty little birds :) Love the Chinese sign as well!!
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Are they for cooking?
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago
I have no clue why they were selling baby quail and pheasant at the hardware store next to the mixed tub of baby chickens. I don't know if people are raising them for eggs or meat -- or some of the farmers make a tidy profit from the hunters paying to shoot on their land in the fall, so maybe they're using them to restock the local population.

I guess I should have asked.

(Sorry I'm so far behind with posting the pictures. We released a new version of iTunes last night just after midnight.)
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Thanks for the tip - I must go and download it. New version of Firefox today also.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
the farmer, coming through the rye

May 25th, rare photographic proof of my husband's existence. He belongs to that tribe of people that believe that every photograph taken of them takes away piece of their soul and, damnit, stop pointing that thing at me. I have to stalk him like any wild animal in his native habitat.
jrayfarm1980 11 years ago
I like this photo. "In the wild". Besides, growing up in Orange County, I don't have an opportunity to take this kind of photo often.

Although, I still like the laundry ball photo. :)
ItinerArts Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ItinerArts (member) 11 years ago
You got him! Maybe next you should go after the yeti or the Loch Ness monster.

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594528937014/
Dragonhide 11 years ago
That's funny about your husband and the camera.. :)

My wife is sometimes like that too.

Anyway a great photo of the hubby!
Simon-K 11 years ago
HaHa great photo of your husband!! I've got a few friends who are like that - one in particualr will have a fit if I bring out a camera!
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago


May 26th, this should go faster now that I'm past the graduation pictures where the photoshop requirements are higher. :)

They're all carrying roses to give to "the person who helped you get through high school" and then Alan walked right past his dad to give the rose to his mother who two years ago abandoned the kids and their father (we think they're his kids, there was never a DNA test) because she'd been responsible for a terrible auto accident (she was groping around under the seat for a water bottle that had dropped and crossed over the center line on a two lane highway) permanently crippling their youngest one. She couldn't deal with fussing with that kid in the wheelchair every day because it's hard work. Instead Alan had to take care of his little brother. (Their dad works the night shift on the computer chip manufacturing line so he can get medical insurance.)

And yet Alan gave his mother his "thank you" rose...
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Wow! That's forgiveness for you!
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May 27th, the great American west.
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May 28th, Memorial Day, back home in California.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
we practice working for years before we realize we don't want to

May 29th, you will not be surprised to know that they sell toy tractors in the hardware store in Idaho.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
hidden behind an apartment complex

May 30th, nothing is obvious here in the suburbs. You have to go looking for the out of place.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
we brag about how tired we are

May 31st, lunch with engineers from other groups always turns into a bragging session about who has the most insane schedule.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
infinite to-do lists are better with fuzzy refrigerator magnets

June 1st, things went really wrong today. The infinite list got longer and there was a bit of a screaming match about how could we force people at the end of their rope to take on one more thing. The only thing that keeps the infinite list bearable is that I use a fuzzy refrigerator magnet to hold it up.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
we like our art modern around here

June 2nd, snapped on the way home from work. Large art installations in Silicon Valley are usually very modern and non-representative. I wonder what that says about us?
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
you know, for the kids

June 3rd, W00t, W00t!! I'm finally caught up again.

This is the minature golf place around the corner from my house. On summer evening, when it's hot and the doors and windows are open, we hear the employees yelling over the loudspeaker that it's time to turn in your balls and go home.
ItinerArts Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ItinerArts (member) 11 years ago
6-3: I hope I never hear a divine voice from the clouds telling me that.

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594528937014/
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
June 2: is that the famous S-shaped technology curve?
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
With your schedule, I'm surprised you are even on this project, let alone managing to keep up-to-date.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hey there ! Haven't been around in a few days so looking in - good stuff here ! Oh...iTunes update good ! Time to turn in my balls and go home !!

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laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago
running on empty

June 4th, if you love the dryer ball, let me introduce you to the speedometer in my beloved 1983 bright red convertible which all California girls (by law) are required to drive.

Let's just say there is a small mob of people (similar in emotions to the small mob of people protesting the G8 in Germany) who cannot launch my software because of a compiler error on small subset of Windows hardware. I've got to go back to work and get this straightened out.

Y'all get some sleep for me, ok?
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
* runnin on empty...

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laheringer PRO 11 years ago
yellow pink aster

June 5th, cut flowers on the table are a busy girl's best friend when it comes to this daily photo thing.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
cherry season

June 6th, Cherry pies, cherry jam, cherry tart, cherry homemade ice cream, dried cherries, cherry juice, chocolate covered cherries. Mmmmm, we're knee deep in 'em.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
fighting the good fight, taking it to the man

June 7th, Ok, this fool really annoyed me. Yeah, DRM is not a great idea — I was there when DRM for on-line music was invented. No one has to tell me how much it sucks to write crippleware that prevents your users from doing reasonable things. But this idea that if I, the engineer, had just said "no", then it wouldn't have happened, is the byproduct of a cow's digestive system.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Good job on the flowers..great backup plan they are ! Cherries are in season here too - I like to buy a bag from the market, wash them in a nearby fountain and then eat them all - spitting the pits at targets...

Yeah - the guy in the article does like to hear his jowls flap.

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RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Beautiful, soft flower pic on the 5th, inscrutable bandit today. and yes, DRM is controversial.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
baby cherry tomatoes

June 8th, baby cherry tomatoes in the garden.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Almost big enough to eat !! good luck - nice "hairy" stems on these !

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