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ILIGHT 3:18am, 9 January 2007
Eight days in to the seventh year of this century and I'm already playing catch-up. Thanks for the invite, Philippe.
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sunshinecity 11 years ago
quick quick.... you're still in time!!

~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
ILIGHT 11 years ago


02JAN2007--We love the road. Americans spend so much money on them with cars, and gas, and tolls, and travel. I don't think that anything will ever change that. This is my bro's 'swampdawg.' It looks really tame in this parking lot. In the wilderness, it cuts deep. He says 'It don't get sexy until the roof gets muddy.'
ILIGHT 11 years ago


03JAN2007--Mahout: Behold the driver of the elephants. I'm optimistic that I can keep this up with this yearly journal thing. Even though logistically it becomes a cluster fuck trying to do anything predictably. I love plans, but I silently hate them as well. Guess I could never ride one of these into battle. We’ll see if that much changes in 362 days…
ILIGHT 11 years ago


04JAN2007--Soccer. King of Sports. Sport of Kings. Indoor soccer makes it possible for folks to play the game all-year-round. My gal gave me a super-book-gift today. It is good to be reading something fun again. In Tehran, Azadi Stadium seats 120,000 people. It is the largest in the world. Perhaps one of these two youngsters will get to experience some futbol-diplomacy in their lifetimes. I just hope we can all keep the fouls to a minimum.
ILIGHT 11 years ago


07JAN2007--Doing hard highway distance with my best navigator. Julie Taliban watches my six on the regular when we roll. Truckers know she likes to howl out the window, so they always pull a blow on their horns when they see us ride by. I used to think big dogs were the shit. Well, Julie is in the witness-protection program of sorts. She carved a chunk out of the cable-guy’s wrist one day. The guy had to have a tendon-repaired. She is now an outlaw, which is good, because these truck stops are filled with them. I'm tolerated simply because I'm her chauffer. 'Bear' Bryant was right in saying that: it ain't the size of the dog in the fight that matters. It's the size of fight in the dog that makes the world of difference.
ILIGHT 11 years ago


08JAN2007--Dick Gregory: he is a fanatic (even controversial at times) for health issues. As much junk and poor choices produced for us to consume, I get humbled when my will is weakest. And it is weak very often. Just to read another entry from leesure on his CHUBBYMAN to IRONMAN journal is great. This guy is an inspiration for me. I'll have to work harder to keep posting (and or writing) each day. He intends to compete in an ironman event. Those things are ass kickers, let me tell you. I'll be pulling for you, leesure!
leroyer 11 years ago
Wow, great pictures, nice texts...
Gotta go check your stream !
:)

[philippe leroyer - the milky bald guru on a day by day basis : too much pleasure for all !]
Tom Hall (tommune) 11 years ago
Love the quality and variety here! Keep it up!

I met Dick Gregory oo! His initial strength as an activist for social change has changes into health issues. Still an interesting cool guy to meet.

Tom Tommune's 2007 in Austin
ILIGHT 11 years ago
Metroplex Movieplex

09JAN2007--Today, I unwound by going to see a movie. This afternoon’s feature was ‘Children of Men’ and thought that it was well worth the price of admission. (That just means that I enjoyed it.) Hell, at matinee prices, that’s hard to beat- ya know?
I’m big for seeing movies in the theatres. If I can see them close to the release dates, I’m happiest. I like to join the viewing audiences on opening day whenever possible but my schedule rarely permits it. Seeing movies in the US with a full house can be nerve-racking but, there is no better way to gauge public response.
Case-in-point, I saw ‘Apocalypto’ during its opening weekend. That was the quietest full-house that I had ever sat in. At the end, my girlfriend and I were the only two people that laughed out loud as the protagonist has his big ‘eureka’ moment. Our movie-going compatriots thought we were a couple of freaks by the looks we got as we left the show. The ending just struck a nerve in our worldview and our laughter registered that.
‘Saving Private Ryan’ came out a few months after Alabama’s Mercedes Benz Factory opened up. I saw that opening night and two things struck me. The first occurred before the previews. A gentleman, seated in the front row stood and shouted a few sentences in German at the screen. Everyone got stone quiet, as we watched him storm out of the theatre. We were totally puzzled. A few folks were shook by it and left the room, too. The second event was during that gory opening scene on the beach. I noticed a small girl, probably five or six years old seated in the row across from me. Her eyes were wide as day, transfixed on the details, seated right next to her parents. Wow, I thought, “That’ll leave a mark!” Those are things you can’t get from renting a DVD or buying a bootleg. And if the movie I see on opening weekend is banned – ho ho! Bonus!
So, today’s flick was a vision of a Brit Apocalypse. Nice and clean. I’m no spoiler but whenever I can watch a movie and loose track of time, the director and actors, to me, have done something right.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
your pictures and insight are great!
I agree with you 100% about movies and movie-theatre going. It's definately an experience that is rarely comparable to anything else (when the movie captivates you, that is...).

You are lucky to have a very good looking girlfriend by the looks of it! Got me starring too... and I much prefer the man-kind!

As for your soccer picture, you're going to have to add that to the group Caught in the Act... very good shot! Hope the kid was ok after receive such a kick!

Give a big hug to Julie Talliban... tell her it's ok to keep a low profile for a while, it'll be worth it in the end. She sure travels in style huh??

~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
Wespionage PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Wespionage (member) 11 years ago
These are some great photos -- it's probably the most benign shot, but I really like the one of the movie theater -- sticking up against the blue sky.

I heard great things about Children of Men. I seem to be requiring a lot of motivation recently to actually get up out of my chair and do anything. Maybe it's that time of year for me. But maybe this will act as a shove out the door!

Wespionage :: A year of spying on myself
abashed shoe [deleted] 11 years ago
Of course ! the elephant who stole your toothbush : )
Diario del brujo bueno
Loca.... 11 years ago
Just came here today. Great, great photos.
I do agree with sunshinecity, your girlfriend is quite a body, Great shot!
Love the elephant too. And agree with you, I'm not much of a plan follower, like to make them but then I'm always arguying with myself because I've made them and can't follow them.
Will be back, loved all of it!
:))

Loca
minitv2002 11 years ago
ILIGHT, great pictures , and I like you humor , but I would have stayed home on the 5th :)

JMW ( - Here by Samrag's command )
ILIGHT 11 years ago
10JAN2007-My favorite lens has been wounded-in-action today. While working to record the noble efforts of a few young folks volunteering on a farm & barnyard clean-up detail, my carelessness has caused pain to a dear friend. Taking the fall, I succeeded in busting my only wide-angle lens. Oddly enough, this is the last image I was able to record before chaos erupted. *hands shaking violently* I think I need a drink…
When Hard Work Pays A Heavy Price
My superiors have decreed that they share no remorse for my situation and will not compensate me for repairs. Bastards, all! *pours another shot*

This evening I will drown my sorrows in pure Kentucky bourbon- while listening to the Commander-in Chief tell the world that help is on the way, again. (Lucky us, lucky you.) In the morning I will box up my short-barreled friend here in a sturdy cardboard box, with 2 inches of bubble-wrap, insure it and mail it to the powerful Canon manufacturer in Virginia. In the following weeks, I will form a study group to assure my constituents that such a catastrophe will never happen again. So please members of the global village—pray for our nation, our leaders, and my repair bill. That is all.
leroyer 11 years ago
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
how did I miss this stream ?
what an eye you have !
and what a girl !
as for the words ... I guess I'll be back
(I am trying to work here !)

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
cautious range [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by cautious range (member) 11 years ago
Oh, these medium sizes are killing me.
It takes about 5 minutes to load 1 diary. And I am so impatient :(

And Amen about the lens - and Cheers (mh, by now you might be sober again, or in need for another drink ;)

NicoleB
CoffeeCypher 11 years ago
I clearly understand why you cannot go out of bed! ^^

I am really sorry about your lens, hope it won't be to expensive to fix!
ILIGHT 11 years ago
Thanks, to each of you, for clickin' through to read, see and say a little sumpthin'!

@ Nicole/Rainmountain: So sorry about the sizes and the loadtime. I was only following orders...
mbauhs PRO 11 years ago
Intense stream of photos and words. Nicely done so far. I'll be back.
cautious range [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by cautious range (member) 11 years ago
Yeah - I had patience today and the pics are all there ;)

I have to agree - your girl-friend is GORGEOUS (and so is the picture)

I love that car of your brothers :)

Julie Taliban cracks me up - I'm sure my big Lab would love her ;)!

Glad you posted the lens instead of the Vomit ;)
I have seen enough of that last weekend.
Our Dachshund played escape artist once again and ate something somewhere and it didn't do her much good. The Vomit smelled like dog poop. Yack. :/

NicoleB
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
still not in the mood for reading
pics are really powerful !

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
Innamorata Crush 11 years ago
Your girl is gorgeous! I'm surprised you get out and about at all!!
chokegiggle "I almost took pictures of the small puddles of vomit I woke up to this morning."
Lori - Is There Life on Stars?
ILIGHT 11 years ago
12JAN2007— This is for the birds. We are getting a blast of cold, wet weather and it is going to blow my plans for the next few days. Dinner sucked. The ceiling is beginning to leak. My leg hurts. And the notes I took from the conference today are worthless because my mind kept wandering. I feel like I have just wasted my entire day, yet here’s another entry for my journal:

The Persian Plan

1.) Know the turf
2.) Diagnose the problem
3.) Organize for acumen
4.) Organize for teamwork
5.) Find a cultural and political adviser
6.) Train and trust your folks
7.) Seniority is nothing: talent is everything
8.) Have a game plan
ILIGHT 11 years ago
13JAN2007-- [ICE STORM TO HIT NORTH TEXAS and the METROPLEX]: ~Why I may miss a few uploads over the next couple of days...In Need of a Truck?

As the rappers say, "It is about to go down!"
My knees should be meteorologists. I spent today running around making sure that we would have what we needed to make it while all 'iced out.' BLING-BLING! So, I bought one bag of charcoal, some dog food, and a 12 pk of bottled water, eight AA batteries, three cans of soup, a pair of gloves, some firewood, and a deck of cards. I won't bother to list the Cohiba and Maker's Mark (booze & a cigar) since those are standard issue. The stores were swamped with doomsday-ers piling shopping carts full of goods, trying to get everything they could possibly think of in addition to what they'd need. Yay. Gas was $1.99/gallon when I filled my tank this morning. There were lines twenty cars deep by late this afternoon, all waiting for a turn at the pump. While the temperatures dropped further, the streets became more like weekday rush hour. This is one of those days that I wished I'd have bought a truck. The additional ground clearance, and optional four-wheel drive, would have been a bonus. But if I could have piled it high with firewood, and posted up outside of Home-Depot, I would have made some easy money. I would have been a popular guy.
In wal-mart I had ringside seats to a shoving-match between two testosterone poisoned idiots ready to exchange blows over the last couple of firelogs. (A firelog is made of compressed 'material, made and formed to burn in a fireplace just like a real log would.) Not worth more than $3.00, and defiantly not worth an assault charge. I hope things worked out for them, and the logs.
After dinner I made sure to charge all the camera batteries and clear all the media cards so I can go and scout around tomorrow for interesting things to point the camera at. (A video camera would be better to document the ice-sliding cars, and people, that insist on being mobile in weather like this.) I'm a big fan of 'Jack-Assery.' Speaking of Jackasses- came to find out that my ceiling was leaking because my neighbor upstairs left the window open during the rain-storm. An honest mistake since we both rent, but he's still a jackass. Damn its midnight already. I'd better post another image since it is already tomorrow...
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Well, for the sake of some interesting shots, may you get some serious, grid-down-knocking weather! ;) As long as you've got what you need to get by.
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
sunshinecity 11 years ago
I am loving your shots!
The birds pic just cracked me up!

Sorry to hear about your lens, hope it gets better soon!

Love those pick-ups!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
ILIGHT 11 years ago
16JAN2007~
Time to Leave...*

“The perils of duck hunting are great- especially for the duck”
~Walter Cronkite
Loca.... 11 years ago
Just came to say hi.
How are your knees?
:))

Loca
lramiro520 11 years ago
An amazing series of photos! I've got to stop by regularly :)

The Other Side Of The Fence
ILIGHT 11 years ago
17JAN2007: President George Bush Tollway

It looks like we are getting some winter payback for all of the mild weather we have enjoyed this winter. The weather-gurus say that the freezing temperatures will be here until next week. The precipitation will be making guest apperances throughout. Guess I'll be driving home to Alabama___ v e r y s l o w l y____if, and when the bridges open up. I'm supposed to be on assignment back there come next Tuesday!

My knees (and back) are doing better thanks to my pharmacist and a comy couch.

IRAMIRO & LOCA-BANDOCA, thanks for stopping by!
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sunshinecity 11 years ago
your duck in flights is just amazing!!!
Gets my seal of approval!!
Congrats, this pic deserves the Pink Star!!!
cautious range [deleted] 11 years ago
Uh, hope, all's fine with you guys and the weather soon!
Take care!

NicoleB
ILIGHT 11 years ago
Thanks LADYBADTIMING, SUNSHINECITY, & NICOLEB / RAINMOUNTAIN!! Always nice to have you folks to visit.
ILIGHT 11 years ago
16JAN2007: [Fun with Fiction] The driver knew that if he made another stop, he'd certainly be late. Mr. Kim soon would be missing his flight, unacceptable in such an emergency. Texas Highway Patrol did in fact yield to the flash of their diplomatic passports. The warning the officer in the cowboy hat gave them was diluted with a simple smile, a nod then a wave of the hand. Snow and ice were inconsequentially hazardous delays that would have a lower priority on this day. There was a national crisis at stake.

Kim’s fingers began click-clacking, burning each of the blackberry’s keys with a blast of his thoughts. He had not looked up, nor said a word now for over 18.6 miles. The driver veered the black sedan onto the merging ramp of the toll way, and then reached in the glove box for the vehicle’s electronic toll tag.

This weather was not cooperating. Love Field and DFW International were both grounding all flights out. The municipal airport in Addison was a waste of time. The temperature was dropping by the minute. There was only one way out.

More rain began to fall, as Kim suddenly spoke loudly into the earpiece attached to the side of his head like some strange, plastic growth.

"Those lawyers know that if he goes to jail it will cripple the company,” Kim replied. “It will wreck the economies of both the North and the South. He became agitated, and made each of his points in English instead of Korean. “There is too much at stake,” he exclaimed while fumbling with the lock of a steel briefcase.

The driver quickly switched lanes as the needle on the speedometer stretched up for three more notches. They passed some cars as if they were standing still, others because of icy roads and collisions, were actually standing still.

Taking the exit for Marsh Lane, he glanced in the rearview mirror to see Kim’s face turning fox’s ass- red. Averting his glance to mimic the dignity of privacy, some other sentence caught the driver’s ear as they proceeded through Carrollton.

“They shot down a satellite?!”

Their Lincoln turned onto the small lane that led into a neighborhood of homes called Air Park Estates. The road is worn with potholes and cuts straight into this unincorporated community of about thirty houses. The residents here keep airplanes in backyard hangers, sharing a single runway with their neighbors. Kim eyeballs a Cessna housed in an oversized garage, between a Jeep Cherokee and some children’s bicycles. He tells the party on the other end goodbye.

The car stopped before a modest patio home with the largest garage on the block. Kim leapt from his warm seat before the driver could shift into park.

He marched to the backyard, while the driver grabbed that briefcase from the back seat and followed. As the two men loaded themselves in to the waiting Eurocopter EC 135, the driver tossed the car keys to a waiting young man sporting a blue sweater. The young man placed them in his pocket and dialed a number with his cell phone.

Kim glanced at his watch as the helicopter lifted away. He would soon have new and explicitly personal instructions for that bumbling envoy, long before the ink on the press release was even dry.
lramiro520 11 years ago
Keep your car heavy and drive slowly, and show no fear! You'll be fine out there in the snow :-)

The Other Side Of The Fence
ILIGHT 11 years ago
..."car heavy....drive slowly...show no fear!"
Got it! Many thanks Iramiro520!
cautious range [deleted] 11 years ago
Cool fiction story :D!

NicoleB
sunshinecity 11 years ago
indeed...

love the elaborations of the mind, sparked off by a photo...

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
cautious range [deleted] 11 years ago
- or was it a reality story ;)?
ILIGHT 11 years ago
19JAN2006: Today I hung out with "Lady Gee." She cans her own food. Says that she has been doing it since she was a young girl living on a farm. For the sake of not being rude, I'll say she is "old skool." God knows how I feel about the old skool: They rock.
(So much to learn: about yourself and the world, whenever we hang-out.) She calls herself a 'country gal' and believes that hard work is the best cure for most people's problems. preserved
We talked about 'hard times' again today. She made me feel miles better. These mason jars are filled with her "sweet peppa-apricot jam." This is not a commercial, but she almost sent me home with twenty jars in all. I settled on three. I love her 'blackberry jam' the best. I ate the last of it on a bagel this morning, so I had to pay her a visit today, to re-supply. I will never be able to repay the kindness that she has shown to me throughout the years.
ILIGHT 11 years ago
20JAN2007 - We are all heated about the PRC's satellite stunt (applause) last Thursday. Don’t get it twisted. I love America dearly, but I cannot stand it when we throw these bitchy-hissy fits in the wake of acting so surprised. We love to complain more than we love to compete these days.

“When Chinese Missiles Threaten To Put Your ‘Eyes’ Out…

I'm (thankfully) glad that the PRC hustles (hustlin’ like rain drops, baby) so hard to step the game up. [As a matter of fact: Saddam wants to know, "What took you guys so long?"] There will never be a monopoly on garden variety will-power. Never! Better knuckle-up, humanity. The 21st century is shaping up to be an ass kicker of historic proportion.
ILIGHT 11 years ago
21JAN2006~ PLANO, TX: the television is a glow with Discovery Channel’s tributes to Steve Irwin (AKA ‘The Crocodile Hunter.’) Boy! Now that was a guy who navigated his life loving what he did. (Take note) That’s the best way to do it! Way to go, Steve. This navigator is for you, mate!

Long Gone

Good day today. Spent some time and money at Border’s (a bookstore) on some much deserved edutainment. Bought a couple of moleskins with my handy-dandy online coupons. (Thanks, market-eers) Checked out some box sets that I would love to own, but never have the discipline to save up for. (Miles Davis, I’ve got your number, dawg!). Ran through fresh market for some rockin’coffee and some ginger beer. (Then I boxed up a set of goodies for my bros ten-toes-down at FOBs Marez and Warhorse. Took a call over the horn from a pal that is getting hitched come November…in Paraguay. Hmm. I bet it will be beautiful but I don’t know if I’ll be making that. But I’m happier than a monkey with a sweet potato for him and his lady friend, no jokin’! I’m taking inventory to hopefully turn in early cause tomorrow will be a jobby-job! I hope to get a crack to do the distance east at around 3am (local). Smooth moves, light heat and minus snags (fingers crossed) and by this time tomorrow I should be feet dry (Macon County)

So, after I wrap this up I’ll slime out another resume, with some business cards, to tuck in the ‘thank you notice’ to squirrel away in the ‘good guy’s’ mail box before glowing tail lights on the divide. Woooooosh. These mimosas are starting to kick in. And I thought they were just great, bubbly sources of vitamin c…
My best to whoever may read this. My best, even, to those who don’t. Adiós y vio con Dios
ILIGHT 11 years ago
22JAN2007 -- Columbus, GA: [23 Hours] Whew. What a trip. Have to thank the powers that be for making it through that one. Made good time. Had a great think. Smooth travelling weather. Tomorrow will be another day. Checked out the wildlife...

Camp X-RAY redux??

Polls say that the President's speech will be a historic one. I'd better recharge my batteries. Damn, that's good hot chocolate.
Sandra.Pi 11 years ago
your diary full of...of...variety!!! elephant, beautifull girl, misterious cars, canned food, science, good stories....it seems your are having a great year and the first month has not ended yet! want more!!

Sandrapi
ebilflindas 11 years ago
You drove how far for the jobby-job?
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
lramiro520 11 years ago
Whoa, camels! I missed those the last time I was in Columbus...lol! Looks like you're everywhere lately!

The Other Side Of The Fence
ILIGHT 11 years ago
SANDRAPI: Why thank you. Thank you, much!!

EBILFLINDAS: 16+ hours of burnin' the fossil fuels-- Texas to Georgia with the time change from CST to EST. [23 hours since my last post...or so flickr sez] heh heh.

IRAMIRO520: Yeah. The camels and zebra were in Texas. The rest of the trip was a snoozer as far as the pictures go!

THANKS, ya'll for STOPPING BY!! =)
msspider66 11 years ago
I am debating on if I should watch our revered leader's speech. I tend to yell at the tv when he speaks.

I love the camels. They remind me of something that happened with my now 5 year old niece. When she was learning animal sounds ( a cow says moo, a cat says meow, etc) I had to teach her what a camel says, pht (sorta of a spitting noise). A few days later whe was watching Animal Planet with her parents. When a camel was shown my dear little Kayla got up and spit at the tv.

Her mother wasn't too happy, but it still cracks me up. She is definately my niece (much to her parent's dismay).

[Ms Spider66]
ILIGHT 11 years ago
23JAN2007 -- Great story about your niece, MS SPIDER66 camels are known to spit and I'd say that the young Kayla is as clever as she is accurate. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Today's image is a 'sketchy' one. It is blurry and noisy in places--but maybe the subject works well with that. Relationships between countries are often like homemade chili in that when some recipe may seem like the greatest, some how they only taste best with nobody (but family) in the room...editorially, speaking of course. This guy is a what a real 21st Century diplomat looks like. Right down to the last sound bite- great stuff, indeed. Google him, cause I'm too beat to type. My mouse hand gots da shakes. Weeird. Had I not been in a rush to stick to my resolution of posting each of my entries (by midnight-- local time), I could have taken some time and did this right.


A Prince of the Kingdom

Plus ++ the 'handlers' were eyeballin' me. hard...I've been eyeballed before, but man, they made me feel it. So, now I'm too subconscious to hold below 1/60 of a second while seated. That was some hard eyeballin'. Hard enough for me to shoot available light right up until the end of the open mic questions. Hard enough for me to fire no more than three flash-bursts as he was escorted out of the room. Hard enough for me to give each of the handlers their professional dignity by not pointing the business end of my lens in to their faces. And that is some really sharp security. (3 mission staff - 4 DSS travelers)
Excuses. Yeah, I know. But that was just one.

The Prince knows, too. And he had a menu of excuses, or reasons, and few opinions sprinkled for flavour. The chili was well received, besides it is cold outside and we professionals are good like that. Because that's part of the job description.

Speaking of excuses, Prince Faisal probably watched the President, on the tube, during the Gulfstream ride back to DC.
I’ll just wonder about which of us three will sleep most soundly tonight, instead of wondering which our bank balances is probably the most pathetic in size.
I'm such a typical (predictable) american...
ILIGHT Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ILIGHT (member) 11 years ago
24JAN2007-- Because it is just nice to come home to the greatest seat in the house...Home, [YG1G6585-24-2007]-to Grandma's House
ILIGHT 11 years ago
25JAN2005 -- For IRAMIRO520:

Post-Grad work is worth it! Don't give up!!! Dr. Margaret Tolbert (NSF) told me to tell you that. =)

tolbert-NSF

This message was brought to you by The NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION: "Where Discoveries Begin"
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
I love your shower curtain
you do seem to see a lot
don't you ever get tired ?

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
ILIGHT 11 years ago
=) Sometimes...

But if I'm lucky' I'll get to see more!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
wow so much info in your posts... I feel so behind! I missed a lot and half of the time don't know what you're on about... lol...
I'm sorry to have missed the President's address to the nation, but we don't get it here... also, no clue what went on with the PRC's satellite stunt , as you put it....

Do you offer weekend catch up classes for the foreign like sof me?
= P

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
ILIGHT 11 years ago
@ SunshineCity: =)

"Come when you can; and we're happiest when you do, cuz we know that you're well!" - that's a southern ideal, and I take (much)stock in that. These journals are becoming real extensions of ourseleves.

RE: The Pres. and PRC...you ain't missed anything there.

To be honest, I don't even know what I'm going on about, myself, most of the time...so you ain't missed nuthin' [nothing]. ;) Always great to see you've noticed!
pjtubridy 11 years ago
Thanks for the inspiration , youre work is dedicated and has help me to decide to try harder , ,
ILIGHT 11 years ago
Thanks for taking the time to comment, Patrick! And thanks for sharing your Littlle Red Riding Hood series. Awesome stuff.
ILIGHT 11 years ago
26JAN2007- "Must have been the Chili..."
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
oohlala
shouldn't the guy with the red t shirt be on that stretcher ?
or is just a slight case of outdoorsy stomach ache ?

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
satrina* 11 years ago
I think you're right LadyBadTiming! just look at his face


And I don't think I've said it before but I really like your photos ILIGHT!

Satrina: av meg
ILIGHT 11 years ago
@LADYBADTIMING: he's actually a truck driver. I heard about this on the scanner. He waved off the guys with the stretcher because he was well enough to walk to the ambulance, for his ride to the hospital. I just thought that despite being out of focus, it amused me so. I know, being amused by another's discomfort is rubbish, but I was. (i'm a despicable american, and i'll be the first to admit it.) He had to be feeling lower than low. He left his trailer, and his haul, on the highway unattended. Never a good idea.

@satrina*: Thanks ever so much.
ILIGHT 11 years ago
27JAN2007 ~ Spent much of today practicing my snoring and never even touched a camera. Every now and again, that is the best thing for me to do. There will be plenty of that tomorrow, anyway, since it sounds like I’ll be working. Humph! I did touch a few loads of laundry, though. No matter how old I get, with all the running around I do, I still manage to orphan socks. (So strange.) I Took care of Kali the cat. I spoke with my uncle. I played a video game or two and then wrote my girlfriend a 'snail-mail' letter. (You know. The kind you have to give to the post office.) I do that a great deal since we are apart so much. She says that it helps. Her week was pretty lousy: her laptop got sick, the car was being disagreeable, and she is stressed over a deadline that is fast approaching. I wish I could have been there to help in some more tangible way- but I'm not going to go into this right now.

Anyway, this is my bro Heath. He is currently working on competing. He loves climbing and I'm glad he gets to do it so often. He has come along way from gymnasiums and indoor walls. He gave me a campus board, which I should use regularly. I don’t have any place to mount it and that sucks.



"Do what you love, so that you may love what you do."
Tom Hall (tommune) 11 years ago
That's pretty exciting!

Seems like there's a face hidden in the rock....

Tom Tommune's 2007 in Austin
ILIGHT 11 years ago
There is? Hmm.
* ! *
...I think i see it.
ILIGHT 11 years ago
28JAN2007 ~ Gulf Shores: Matter of fact, dinner was wonderful. There were no leftovers of anything, anywhere. (We were superb dinner guests.) Dessert was 'standing-room' only. Two of us raced through the salad just to have space ready for any stray-scraps.This is from our farewell party for Chad. (He is moving out west.) We all wish him luck.

"Ten Minutes Until Dinner"

(The guy's got talent. He'll do some real damage out there!)
lramiro520 11 years ago
Nice rock-climbing pic. I also see a face in the rocks....a nose and, actually, a nice pair of lips, which your bro is holding on to.

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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
if you are a despicable Amarican
I agree to be a despicable French !

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
Loca.... 11 years ago
Just catching up on you,
great climbing shot. Love the words on it as well.
:))

Loca
ILIGHT 11 years ago
LADYBADTIMING: Well, I guess we cannot have things getting despicable around here. Can we? After all, I have to be here for eleven more months, right? This place, sadly, would become like so many others Thank you, for bringing me to my senses. =)

29JAN2007 ~ If we do start putting up walls to keep each other away, can they at least be this cool?
"Slap de' arr-key-tek...dat's niiiice."
Just to be curious...What becomes of those that do not keep journals, or even attempt to make an effort?
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Have stopped by often but never commented - so...nice stuff, varied and full of mischief ! You get a pretty good idea from journals what kind of person is writing (snapping). I must admit, I am a bit lost with yours - that is a good thing ! I like to be lost - makes the finding fun...

If night didn't lay in the darkness, then daylight would be too hard to find - Lyle Lovett

I'll steal his quote and say thanks for the entertainment - I'll be back.

CollardGreens: Oops
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Hi -- I just found your stream -- i like quite a lot of your photos... I'm gonna make my way over to your stream and see what you got there..... looking forward to keeping up with you through the year :-)

BellaGaia (Living with BellaGaia)
ILIGHT 11 years ago
CollardGreens: That is a great quote! Thanks for the visits! I'm just trying to keep things interesting here and lost is often where I end up!

BellaGaia: So nice to meet you. Thank you for coming by!
ILIGHT 11 years ago
30JAN2007 ~ I finished a beer with some good friends. We gathered to hear Vince play in a small town west of here called 'Poka.
Actually the town is called Lochapoka. The years drag and the tongue gets lazier. I think I've even heard it called 'Da Poke" before.

Vince hates working at that bookstore. He becomes somebody else on that stage. He may never hit it big, but performing becomes a big part of his week. (I'm a big fan of weekly distractions, country music ballads and great banjo picking. I usually save the 'gangsta-rap' for the weekends to allow the ego to heal.)

"Times are Too Wild To Be Playin' Requests!"

"Times are Too Wild To Be Playin' Requests!"- V. Bracken
So this entry is for him, with hope that it is well worth me getting Vince's employee discount, the next time I stop by. (Fingers crossed)
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
Sandra.Pi 11 years ago
uuuu!! your brother rocks!!! on the rocks...great shot!!

Sandrapi
ILIGHT 11 years ago
31JAN2007 ~ Citizen-Journalist, Citizen-Media, Netizen, You-tuber or another hack in the making? Only time will tell.
The Birth of The Citizen Journalist
One thing is certain: better a camera, than a glock.
ILIGHT 11 years ago
FEBRUARY....

Rainy Day DiaryPost

01FEB2007~ Rainy and cold. Rainy and cold
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
as long as there are some colours
we don't mind the cold or the rain
do we ?

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
ILIGHT 11 years ago
LBT: Nope. Not a bit.
ILIGHT 11 years ago
02FEB2007~ Progress is a muthaf**ka!

"It's later than we think..."

Have a good weekend, ya'll!
ILIGHT 11 years ago
03 Feb 2007 ~ Made it to Dothan. Could use an oil change. I’m half way through this belt of Beam. Most delicious fresh off the road as you take off your shoes. (Sumpthin’ wonderful about bourbon and the end of the day. They just go together.) This shot is for my southern fave-collectors who some how cannot seem to get enough of this 'back woods' sh*t. Jackasses. Come visit and see for yourself.
The black belt ain’t no accolade in Alabama. It is an economic zone: a pool for votes and federal aid. We chest-thump serious politicians like fried catfish. So many are cutthroats, we’re saturated, corralling voting sheep to milk grants and sway under the cane-sweet words of pimps sporting alligator square-toed shoes. Half a million in the basement, every preacher in the zip code on lock, while pushing a 300, flossin' like a leper at a hardware store.

We are timid. Ignorant. (It scares me.) Segregation still lives and breathes...1960's style...around here. Farmer's Branch, TX ain't got sh*t on what the Macon County Board of Education has pulled off. in the last two decades. Sit and learn, ya'll.

America lives and dies in these small towns. Everybody else is just taking up space in those 'big ol' cities.' And these masters of the beast, now, once were fed and bled within the jaws, during Jimmy Crow's time. (N*gga it is what it is! I am the south!- we make that white flight right, and keep it green.)



Macon co. tag number 46

Rural rule.
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
wow "RURAL RULE"
you would deserve an award for this
...
I am working on the idea anyway !


[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
ILIGHT 11 years ago
04 FEB 2007 ~ Notasulga! ‘Supper’ Bowl Sunday at Dot’s house and not a single bookie to take my action. Everyone knows the best thing about pro-sports is the gambling stupor that follows. Right? Right! Pathetic. Family, I love them but I feel that I need a vacation just to decompress from dealing with them. So, even though it is Sunday, I feel as if I should be high-rollin’ in Vegas right now. Or even strolling the boardwalks of Panama City Beach with a few hotties on my arm, and our names (with the Super Bowl score) airbrushed on matching hoddies. What a dream. So nice to have the heaviest regulator along to protect my fortune of big winnings…bedazzling! Meet another member of the family…



This is Slick. Slick is my mother’s puppy. She wanted to name him Mugabe, Rodolfo or some such business. (We once had a Weimaraner she had named Anubis.) I suggested that this one be named Slick since he was saved from a life of violence and crime. So in keeping with the theme, this is the beast of the house. Good thing Dot is a vet.
I made sure Julie Taliban sat this one out, just for the sake of peace and quiet throughout the evening. (Pet emergency room visits are costly) She gets too worked up whenever she sees Slick. Expecting Armageddon, the meeting becomes punctuated by a series of Pomeranian pre-emptive strike attempts: each one Slick sees as some sort of interpretive dance. Nobody’s blood pressure can take it. After five minutes, it just gets too loud because Slick is amped up & really ready to play. Juli-ban is, unfortunately, about the size of one of his toys, so she never gets the joke. Cousin Adam didn’t get it either until Slick snarled at him convincingly, reminding him that even a frisky game of fetch deserves overtime. Adam had had enough tennis ball fun, I think. But Slick still regulates the fun in this house and Adam, always the courteous guset, threw the ball just a few more times. (Jolly-good.) The sucker!
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
is that the kind that looks fierce
but is in fact quite sweet ?
hm ?

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Hey -- i've been looking at your photostream and missing out on here.... when you re=up on the peppa jam, how bout hookin a sista up..... LOL looks good.

I told you i was gonna post my friend's pit -- that was my yesterday shot. Yours is a puppy -- Achilles is grown....and big...

are there photos of you in your stream?

bellaGaia (Living with BellaGaia)
ILIGHT 11 years ago
Ladybadtiming: Slick is really just young and unpredictable. He can be sweet at times and down-right intimidating the next. I sort of think he is going through that knuckle-headed stage of adolescence right now. I always give him time to get reacquainted with me whenever we cross paths. He was rescued from a fight kennel when he was seven months old.

BellaGaia: None of me in the stream. Just the one here in the diary. That jam is good stuff and hard to come by. I left the last jar with Dot, and that was barely half-full. We can work something out, though. I understand you've come into a windfall of 'handy cash' recently. For a donation, I'll promise to remember you Lady Gee. =)
ILIGHT 11 years ago
05 FEB 2007 ~ It is a sad day when small towns stock-up on big profit, Coming south from the north...

...only to sell out on goodwill.
Our local gambling & 'racing commission’ waited anxiously for Hyundai boss man, Chung Mong-koo's verdict to be announced today. Local media was scooping response pieces for the affiliates, in the guise of small-town feature versus vicious global effect. (Everyone hopes to predict business as usual; even the smaller parts companies that followed Hyundai here.) I thought it was spiffy the way time stood still, in Bama, for a (big ballin') Korean embezzler on the other side of the world. Granted, he did just bless this state with its second major auto-factory. If we can make missiles, we can make Sonatas, damn right! Even if he does three years of the six, I’ll still see scores of his execs continue to tee-off on the golf-courses in the mornings, and enjoy their oysters at Hooters, in time for happy hour. We seem to never quite know when we should be scared, and when we should just shut up.
satrina* 11 years ago
Slick is very good looking! I'm sure he'll overcome his violent past

Satrina: av meg
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
fight kennel vs goodwill
that would make a nice boxing poster
uh ?

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
ILIGHT 11 years ago
06 FEB 2007 -- Boxing Poster, eh?
ILIGHT 11 years ago
07 FEB 2007~ Working the roads. Here is a look at the peak of Macon County traffic, in the swell of 'Rush Hour'.

Rush Hour

Intense, I know. Commuters haven't got a chance here...
lramiro520 11 years ago
Damn, you'll never get home in that traffic!

The Other Side Of The Fence
ILIGHT 11 years ago
08 FEB 2007 - Drank so hard, I saw ninjas! -Jan 8th--Oh, shit! Ninjas!
ILIGHT 11 years ago
09 FEB 2007 - Dot's birthday was today. She got flowers and a few, cool Odetta cds plus the promise to make good on a deal. After work, we enjoyed a 'show & picture at the big chat & chew.' Mitt Romney was the star attraction, but I think everyone enjoyed meeting his wife most of all. Regular politics.



"She'd make a fine First-Lady," whispered the silver-haired lady as the governor introduced her. Even as a Mormon, he knows he needs the bible belt if he wants to get to the White House. Fundraising is fundamental making this place the grassroots. When the subject of funds came about, the biggest tiff of the evening grew from where Obama was born. As ‘beggar turned host-playing-guest,’ Romney smiled through the most uneasy pauses with nothing to add. (Awkward all around.) The silver one swore that Obama was a foreign born Arab, and could not become president, "because it says so in the constitution!!!" She had almost succeeded in debating the room to a silence, until Dot said, "Obama was born in Hawaii!" This will be a helluva election.
ILIGHT 11 years ago
10 FEB 2007 -

seal check
ILIGHT 11 years ago
11 FEB 2007 ~ My jesuit moment.

battle the beast!
ILIGHT 11 years ago
12 FEB 2007 - I can feel the strings...
"I walk it out"

somebody loves to watch me dance.
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