Sometimes when Coraline gets super crazy, K will pick her up and show her around the room Lion King-style. For some reason this works to calm her down a little.
The other day he did this and then perched her on his shoulder like a parrot or Squirrelly.
Uh-oh, someone senses an opportunity…
And she dives for the mouth. We had just eaten dinner and apparently K’s breath smelled delicious. She is a weird, adorable puppy.
Some friends of ours hosted a fourth of July soiree over the weekend and we were so glad to be there. Lots of delicious food and drink and great conversation, and then there were fireworks. Woot!
I realized when we were out there that my camera has a setting for fireworks, so I switched that on and hoped for the best.
It works pretty well, actually.
The hardest thing was getting the camera centered properly to get the entire blast in one shot.
I have to say, I’m pretty impressed with how well it captured these! Because of the fireworks setting process, it takes a longer moment before you can take a second shot, and by then that firework has usually faded, so I got better with timing the further on it got.
Many big thanks to our hosts George and Jenny for such a terrific evening!
Testing 1, 2, 3 – please ignore.
Opals are October’s modern birthstone (there are other types of birthstones). Opal is said to symbolize confidence and faithfulness. It is also said to bring good luck to the wearer, though others claim that it reflects the wearer’s energy back to them – that only those who radiate positivity should wear opal. Regardless of all that, though, they’re pretty.
A short time ago I added support for gravatars here, so that commenters (and I) could have an easy way to make our icon/avatar show up in comments. If you want to know more about the benefits, here’s an article espousing the service.
An old pal of mine from the days of yore at The Bird has come up with some sound financial advice in this uncertain time, which I would like to share, because it is awesome:
“If you had purchased $1,000 of AIG stock one year ago, you would have $42 left.
With Lehman, you would have $6.60 left. With Fannie or Freddie, you would have less than $5 left.
But if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all of the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling REFUND,you would have had $214.
Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.”
Have you checked out YA for Obama yet? It’s a sweet site created by teen lit author superstar Maureen Johnson and there is a shitload of awesomeness there. Friend me while you’re there!
The area news recently reported:
ROMEO, Mich. — A local high school football game turned violent after the marching band became a target of rocks and paint.
One student was struck by a rock and several band uniforms were damaged by red face paint.The game, which took place at Powell Junior High on Friday night, was played between Romeo High School and Macomb Dakota.
“We are not sure what they were using to throw (at the band members),” Capt. John Roberts said. “Apparently, from what we gather, no one saw who threw the items but the matter remains under investigation.” No one was seriously injured.
Seriously?! Throwing stuff at the friggin’ marching band? How much weaker can you get?
*WTD is a newly coined phrase, credit due to picturegift. Originally a possible IM typo, WTD = What The Dick?!