I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.
Friday, July 31, 2009
I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I called Genesis about my tattoo. Kerry has lost almost all his scabs, it's quite gross, but he's healing very well after getting off to a rocky, red, inflamed start. I haven't lost one scab, my tattoo looks like I've been embossed with black embossing powder. It's not dry, I mosturized enough. So I called to confirm my thoughts, I can't go swimming until the scabs fall off. Which means I'll be the one at the reunion this weekend sitting in the shade taking a zillion pictures and melting, because fat melts in the heat. Oh, well, maybe it will melt off of me, maybe I'll dress to warmly and it will be like a Native sweat lodge. Hopefully, the scabs are gone by the time we take the kids to the waterslides. That would be a truely sad trip if I couldn't go.
We, me and Kerry, are making plans to go to this. He loves Subaru rally stuff, I am just forced to watch it. So he asks if I want to go because it will be a good time to practice my photography skills. That guy knows what to say, he's so romantic.
My birthday is coming, about 10 days away, so we were making plans. My parents are going out of town and won't be here for my birthday. And Saturday, Aug. 8, is fight night, so I thought I'd do cupcakes for fight night, but then last night just before I fell asleep I realized that the fight co-ordinator, Dad, will be out of town. Waaaahhh...no birthday fight night at Dad's. So maybe for my birthday we will get a honkin' huge flat screen tv and do our potluck fight night at our house this month. And maybe monkies will fly out my butt.
Monday, July 27, 2009
He felt bad that I had to use Smurfette as a model for my photography lessons because no one else in the house would help, so he volunteered to help. I told him we should have had one more kid!
Here is is, back lit, and not too badly exposed, he's also doing what he spends half his waking hours doing...looking at his tattoo.
Here is is doing what he does with the other half of his waking hours.Then he helped me with these two, no dogs were hurt during this process, maybe embarrassed but not hurt. Good dogs! Sally's not too bad, she's in her rule of thirds pose but Linus is not, he's front and center like he lives life. He's also got his tongue rolled back like he always does. Low aperture makes their noses in focus and their eyes out of focus.And this one...It's much better than a few weeks ago, when I took this one.
He's much closer here but the background is distracting. The first one is a bit darker but it was at dusk so I guess that's okay. And I am laying on the ground for the first one. All photos are SOOC, because we aren't supposed to post edit them for class. I'm hoping to become a better photographer so that I don't have to photoshop them afterwards. But if I did, I'd lighten up the first one of Linus and his stick, but I also learned how to do that while taking the picture, I just didn't have it set up light enough. Live and learn! That's what it's about.
We have a one week intermission during photography class. It will be a great chance to review and get caught up on the one assignment I am behind, I did get half done yesterday. And the review will be good for next weekend, as that's our big family reunion weekend. I better start stretching for the Olympics, and practicing my action shots. I better make a chiropractor's appt. for the Tuesday afterwards. I also better get my rest now, it's a 3 day go go go event. I'm tired just thinking about it. Then it's my birthday weekend. Yay Me! It's also Mardi Gras so we will take in some of that too.
Tattoo update...We've been using Polysporin for Kids because Amanda said to use it, it's been great! I'm so dry my leg sucks it up in minutes, where as Kerry can put it on in the morning and still be dewy in the afternoon. I put it on about 3 times a day. Kerry has scabs falling off, I don't. Not one single piece has come off on mine. It's like a Braille Tattoo. It doesn't hurt anymore and was only itchy on Saturday afternoon, both of us were itchy. Thanks Amy for the slapping technique, works like a charm.
And you know it's going to be a hot day when the A/C comes on before 7:30 am.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Last night's topic ... Where did it come from?
Kerry says it's the Japanese in me. To which I reply, "have you ever seen an Asian stand-up comedian?" he said no, but Yolanda said "Margret Cho". Okay, she's Chinese, and some guy that I saw on tv once did a funny set about aliens, he was funny! So 2 people. That's it. Then I said "maybe it's the Native in me?" and we did some more thinking. Nothing, except that guy on Corner Gas, Lorne Cardinal, he's funny. And then I said there were lots of Caucasian comedians, and holy crap, Kerry, I'm part white!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I think I've healed up fairly well, unless there's more to come. The only area that has scabbed up are the eyes of each kid, and the middle of Emily/bottom of Sally. Kerry's on the otherhand is red, swollen in at least a 4 1/2 inch square around the tattoo, and scabby. Our skin types are different, and with his being on his inner arm, it's harder for him to keep it out of harm's way.
So if you are thinking about getting a tattoo, my advice is to think about what you do with that area beforehand, Kerry can't let his arm touch his side, can't sleep very well, lean on a table, put his arms behind his head. I can sleep on my side, stomach, or back, I can don't put my legs behind my head, and nothing really touches my leg, so I think this has really helped in the healing. So glad I didn't get one on my inner arm. Kerry says his next one will be done in colder months too. I could go any time. The sooner the better.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
My calf, shot by me, in our bathroom, not so great but you get the idea. I'm not nearly as red as Kerry is. I didn't bleed, either or so Kerry thinks. I didn't look. The blood will make me pass out. Not the pain, not the needles, just the blood and the fact my body is losing it. I'm really attached to my blood.
Emily was commissioned, paid in video games to draw this picture of her, Shaun and the 2 dogs. We wanted it in her chibi style, and she did colour it but we decided to go with just the black line drawing. I love it. Mom does not.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Love these pictures of my mom and her twin sister. Love that someone got down on the ground and took the photo from their level. And this one...we always say it's my aunt pulling my mom's hair. But it's probably not.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
The peas were a complete surprise. I only have 5 plants, after planting 3 times, and so when I saw them I got excited and left the garden gate open and so Sally followed me in and ate the peas. But I managed to side-track her partner in crime, before he demolished the garden. And I bribed him to sit for a few photos. He's counting...1, 2, 3 beets, one for me, one for Sally, one for mom. Then he tried to eat a pea, but I pried it out of his mouth so I could get a few more shots.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
So I went to the garden and shot some more willing subjects. My sunflower.
My alien life form flowers. Anyone know what they are?
Monday, July 13, 2009
Next Sunday I will get a picture of the tattoo shop, don't know why I didn't this time. Maybe we will eat at New Delhi again!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I'm learning stuff in photography class, not that I didn't think I would, but it's pretty technical and my brain is working over-time. But I have taken my camera off auto-focus, and have taken some photos in shutter priority mode. Karen said we'd take worse pictures before we took better ones, and she's right. She's so smart.
Last night was the BEST UFC fight night ever. Not only was it a great line-up, but it was also a first...Potluck Fight Night! There had to be at least 15 people there, so it was a bit warm in the house, but there was a great assortment of food. I made sushi that went over very well, I've been asked to do take-out now. Not doing it. GSP is so nice to watch, he's so relaxed, and he has the bluest eyes, he fought and won. Lesnar did the job, that guy is huge, but got boo'd and then fingered the crowd , it was good to see Mir's face get smooshed. And the ugliest knock out was when Henderson knocked Bisping out cold and didn't realize it and then hit him again while he was on the ground, I was sure the guy was dead. It took him quite awhile to come around. So all in all, it was probably the first time where all the guys I was rooting for won. Not so for my dad, he owes quite a few people Tim Horton's coffee.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Kerry and I decided to get a tattoo. Emily drew one up for us and we are going to Vernon for our consultation on Sunday.
Saturday night is pot luck fight night. Should be fun and interesting!
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
I cut the scallop heart out with a Sizzix die, the 5 is a SU chipboard shape.
It's hard to see in the photo but the black background is Coredinations paper, I cut a snowflake out of acrylic and put it under the black paper and then sanded the top to expose the snowflake shape.
I saw this and had to make one. I'll probably never use it, but it's so cute anyways!
It's for card sketches.
And this is probably the best picture I got last night while trying to do my Photographers' Workshop assignment. I needed to shot a fast moving subject and practice switching speeds. We don't have any 'fast' moving subjects. We have slow and slower, and lazy. I got to shoot 2 out of 3 of those, I am going to make Lazy go out today and maybe ride her scooter. I do like that Kerry is in the background, all blurry, that's my favourite thing, and I like that Linus is pretty sharp and I don't hate the pool in the background, because that's our yard, I just wish it was not there.