Friday, April 28, 2006

Straw stealer

Ah yes, fond memories of drinking margaritas. I joined this scrapbooking swap, of sorts, where we made a layout of our favorite mixed drink recipe - mine of course being, the margarita, and we made enough copies for everyone in the swap. Then we all mailed them to the coordinator and she mailed us back one of each, which was fun. As I expected, several people dropped out or were 2 months late on theirs, so I don't know if I'll do swaps all that often, but it was fun to make them. We did 8x8 layouts...

Anyway, one of the pics was supposed to be us drinking our drinks, and I thought this was cute. Although Mina really only has water. And she didn't really *get* the whole drinking from a cup thing. All she wanted was the straw... Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

My drama queen

Not to be accused of favoring my dog, this is my first pet, Cutlass. He's an orange tabby we rescued the night before I graduated from college in 2001.
He is one of the most beautiful cats I've ever seen, but he knows it. While he's very prissy and whiny, he's also incredibly smart - he knows sit and shake, and we taught him how to use a human toilet. But that's a different story. Posted by Picasa

My grandmother

This, albeit a rather blurry photo, is my grandmother. I have no idea when this was taken - probably early 1940s but I just love the look on her face. In particular, the look in her eyes. You just know she's up to something.

It's interesting also because this photo shows a side of my grandma that I rarely see. And it's not just because I live far away now. I guess that's because people change, in particular women, who feel like they have to mask the fun sides of themselves to be "responsible" or "adult"....I'm sure it also has a bit to do with going through hardships and such too.

I like remembering my grandma can be mischevious. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

I heart Google

I read an article awhile back (from Ali Edwards I believe on cool software products and one of the ones mentioned was Picasa. It's a free software product owned by Google and man it is COOL. Plus - you can post to your blog straight from there and also to your photo printer from there (like if you use Shutterfly or something like that). So freakin' neat.

Anyway, have a great day!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Best friends

This is Mina's best friend in the world, Piper. Mina really misses her I think. I wish there were a way for dogs to travel as easily as humans so that they could actually visit each other. Posted by Picasa

He's a giant chicken - a chicken I tell you!

This is one of my many favorite pics of our dog. We dressed her up as a chicken last Halloween and we were totally surprised to discover, she LOVED her costume. Every time we would put it away she would go and find it and get it back out. Posted by Picasa