Sunday, May 30, 2010

Kissing Leslie 239/365

Just trying to start a rumor here and there LOL!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cari Dell my Guitar Heroine 238/365

We went to Territory Days. I was a little disappointed at the fact the Civil War people weren't there nor was Brule but my guitar heroine, Cari Dell, was rockin! I got to talk to her and she gave me a promo pic with her phone number on it. I can get electric guitar lessons from her someday hopefully.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Capturing the Skull Quilt (not as easy as you'd think) 237/365

I had a comment on my blog yesterday about the CQ on my banner up there ^. I thought I'd show it in this post so I tried to get some pictures. hahahahaah! Fail Fail...give up and ask Jack to take it!

I used to have kits for this but they are all gone.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Glorious Guess 236/365

That's her name, Glorious Guess. That's what I want to call myself after Faith Nation. (This picture was taken with the craptastic OLD camera bleh!)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

235/365 Kryptonite cover by a FEMALE (formerly BY A GIRL)

My Kryptonite video broke 43,000 hits. They either love it or hate it. "Bad publicity is better than no publicity" some guy said that once and I think I agree hahahaha

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pot o' Plants 234/365

This is the planter I liberated from the abandoned house that burnt last year. It's slowly disintegrating but it should last another year or two.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Blue Glass for My Baby 231/365

Hit Mindy's yard sale today and bought this blue vase for Jack from her mom. Could be worse, he could collect oil cans like the guy in American Pickers.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Curtains That Sold the House 229/365

Remember back when I helped Vickie get ready for her yard sale and then I made her some chicken curtains? Well guess what? My curtains helped her sell her house. True story. The people that bought it even asked for the curtains to stay so I may have another job making more.

I helped her clean today in anticipation of closing on the deal tomorrow. I need to teach her how to take pictures of me lol!

This is Stuart. He was a pain in my butt all day hahahahaha!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Friend and Old Friend 228/365

Got to quilt guild and discovered a new friend I met last week at a home Bible study was there. Leslie hopped in the picture with us making it a perfect triangle of old and new.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Of Slave Boats and Jury Duty 227/365

I was summoned for jury duty today along with about 300 other people from El Paso and Teller County. On my way in I noticed a new sculpture out front of the court house. "Hey it looks like a boat". "Hey it looks like people making a boat" "OMG! It's a frigging SLAVE BOAT!" ...Check the signage...yep...slave boat...stomach churns, head spins...

I went on in to do my civic duty. Passed security no problems. Wait in line, turn in card, get form, sit down, fill out form, take pen back,turn to sit down, see someone waving madly at me...HEY!!!!!! Susy from knitting !!! YAY!!!!! She was, of course, peeved to be there but I had fun anyway. LOL! She got called in the fourth round and I didn't. Good thing I thought to get a pic before we were separated. 

Monday, May 17, 2010

Gardening 2010 226/365

And so begins the growing season for real. My herbs are up and the alium lilies from my landlord, Dee, are blooming. We decided against tomato plants this year so I sowed the seeds Gina sent me in the IME. So far so good! My 365 is me getting some starts of Basket of Gold from my neighbor's front yard. They said I could I swear!!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Picking Lilacs 225/365

Felt a little better today. Took a walk after supper down the next alley coz I knew there would be white lilacs along with the purple.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Keeping Up Even When I Don't Feel LIke it 224/365

Feel like crap. The iris are blooming I can tell. Got a fairly decent shot with the webcam and effects anyway

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Replacement 220/365

Dear Camera,

I am sure you have heard me say many times how much I hate you. You didn't have sound. You didn't flash automatically. You didn't show me the picture I just took. You used 3 AAA batteries thus causing me to have to buy 8 so that I could have a set charged at all times. I had to download your manual because you didn't come with one.You were impossible. I hate you still.

I regret (NOT!) to tell you that you have been replaced. My new camera has sound, the settings are easy to understand and it came with it's own battery and charger at no extra cost (not to mention a case and a 2 gig memory card). It's smaller and lighter too and it's PINK!(see my new camera HERE)

I hope you have fun out at the job site with Jack and at Wasson High School next year with Dakota. They are not as discriminating as I am and I am sure you'll do fine taking blah blah pictures of dirt and whatever class assignments you receive. (See the old camera HERE)


Rebecca aka Dances with Pit Bulls

The only good thing is I did not pay retail for either camera. I got the yukky one when Kohl's opened by getting a price match on it at WalMart (ooooo I had such high hopes for this camera!) and my new one was a steal in my Daily Deals from Mypoints....woot!

Here's the new camera taken with the old camera...see what I mean?

Monday, May 10, 2010

More Legs 219/365

How much do I still hate my camera? Enough to take it into the pool with me!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Working on Sue's Wrap/Stole 218/365

Remember the yarn I got in the mail last month? This is what I have been making out of it. A scrumptious stole/wrap that will have a pocket on the inside for all Sue's goodies.

We worked outside a lot today. Jack mowed, I watered my flowers and herbs and hung out laundry and then Jack BBQd a whole rack of ribs, three buffalo burgers and some German beer brats for supper. Oink Oink.Actually we just ate the burgers and brats, the ribs are for tomorrow.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Officially OLD 217/365

I got my AARP card today. OFFICIALLY OLD! OK I'm over it...give me my discounts.

Friday, May 7, 2010

PTA Self Promotion Plan Worked! too bad no pic :( 216/365

I helped with the Staff Appreciation brunch at the high school today. In my haste to get things done I forgot to get a picture of myself. For shame, for shame! I donated the Autumn Crazy quilt sample for a door prize. The other officers of PTA decided it would be the GRAND prize and it got a lot of ooohs and ahs when it was shown. One of Dakota's teachers, Mrs. B won! Then another teacher talked to me about making her a quilt from some batiks from Bali she got on Ebay. Heck yeah! I sorta joined PTA in hopes of showing my work. So my evil plan has finally started coming to fruition. (Dear teacher who wants the Bali quilt...CALL ME!!! I'll make you a good deal and an awesome piece of art to go with the painting you bought. I have my earth tone fabrics waiting)

Here's the certificate I got for stepping up to be secretary...

Here's the quilt I sacrificed in the name of self promoting. It was fun having new people see my art.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Halley's Comet in the News Again 214/365

 Taken from an article I saw on Remember Halley rhymes with Alley's not HAY-LEE!

Halley's Comet meteor shower hits peak

‘Earthgrazers’ tend to hug the horizon rather than shooting overhead

Image: Constellation map
This NASA graphic shows where to look in the constellation Aquarius for the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which is made of the remains from Halley's Comet.

by Joe Rao
updated 12:31 p.m. MT, Wed., May 5, 2010
It's been 24 years since Halley's Comet last passed through the inner solar system, but remnants from the icy wanderer are lighting up the dawn sky this week in the Eta Aquarid meteor shower.
The meteor shower is predicted to peak early Thursday morning. Under ideal conditions (a dark, moonless sky) about 40 of these very swift meteors can be seen per hour.
The shower traditionally appears at about one-quarter peak strength for about three or four days before and after May 6.  

The famous Halley's Comet takes roughly 76 years to circle the sun and last passed through our cosmic neighborhood in 1986. Halley's orbit closely approaches Earth's orbit in two spots, offering two chances each year to see meteor showers left over from the comet's cosmic "litter."
One point is in the middle to latter part of October, producing a meteor display known as the Orionids. The other point comes in the early part of May, producing the Eta Aquarids. 
When and where to watchThere are, however, two drawbacks if you plan to watch for the Eta Aquarids meteors this year. [Meteor shower map.]
First, there is the moon, which is at last quarter on the peak morning and "muscles in" on the fainter meteor streaks by brightening the early morning sky with its bright light.

The other obstacle — at least for those watching from north of the equator — is that the radiant (the emanation point of these meteors) is at the "Water Jar" of the constellation Aquarius, which comes above the southeast horizon at around 3 a.m. local time and never gets very high as seen from north temperate latitudes. That means the actual observed rates are usually much lower than the oft-quoted 40 per hour. 
In North America, typical rates are 10 meteors per hour at 26 degrees north latitude, half this at 35 degrees latitude and practically zero north of 40 degrees.
Conversely, those who live in the Southern Hemisphere, where Aquarius rises much higher into the sky, consider this to be one of the best meteor showers of the year.
Catch an EarthgrazerFor most, perhaps the best hope is catching a glimpse of a meteor emerging from the radiant that will skim the atmosphere horizontally — much like a bug skimming the side window of an automobile. Meteor watchers call such shooting stars "Earthgrazers." They leave colorful, long-lasting trails.
"These meteors are extremely long," said Robert Lunsford, of the International Meteor Organization. "They tend to hug the horizon rather than shooting overhead where most cameras are aimed." 

"Earthgrazers are rarely numerous," cautions Bill Cooke, a member of the Space Environments team at the Marshall Space Flight Center. "But even if you only see a few, you're likely to remember them."
If you do catch sight of one early these next few mornings, keep in mind that you'll likely be seeing the incandescent streak produced by material which originated from the nucleus of Halley's Comet.
When these tiny bits of the comet collide with Earth, friction with our atmosphere raises them to white heat and produces the effect popularly referred to as "shooting stars."
So it is that the shooting stars that we have come to call the Eta Aquarids are really an encounter with the traces of a famous visitor from the depths of space and from the dawn of creation.
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