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Saturday Snapshot

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by West Metro Mommy. To participate, post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.

This week, I was in Houston for work, and that always means a trip to Taste of Texas - it has become a tradition for new visitors. They are famous for their steaks, but this is the first time I have ever seen anyone order (and finish) the Tomahawk Ribeye. That monster is 38 ounces and the bone on it is 14″ long. It’s a behemoth!

Saturday Snapshot

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by West Metro Mommy. To participate, post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.

Last week, I had to haul some stuff out to the County Recycling Center and I passed this building. Tell me you don’t think this is a great location for a great ghost story!

Saturday Snapshot

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by West Metro Mommy. To participate, post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.

Last week, a friend and I spent a lovely afternoon at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Here are a few of the photos…

 

Saturday Snapshot

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by West Metro Mommy. To participate, post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.

A couple of weeks ago, I visited our new facility in Daleville, Indiana. Not exactly a glamorous destination, but my new colleagues were friendly and the work will be interesting. That’s what really counts. One of the great places they took us was a bit of a drive to Bonge’s Tavern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doesn’t look like much from the outside, but the food inside was first rate!

Saturday Snapshot

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by West Metro Mommy. To participate, post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.

Last weekend, I hosted a party for my parents’ 50th anniversary. The party was exactly what they wanted — small, close family only, plenty of time to chat and visit and reminisce. Rather than go for a big cake, I thought we’d all like some variety for dessert. This went over really well:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, blueberry cupcakes with lemon frosting, vanilla-almond cupcakes with neon pink frosting, chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting topped with tiny Reese Cups. Best of all, there were spice cake cupcakes with no frosting at all, just powdered sugar. My mother’s favorite.

 

 

 

 

Saturday Snapshot

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce at At Home with Books. To participate, post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.

This week, I am going through some old photos and I found this tiny snapshot – a picture of my mom and dad on their wedding day! We’re currently preparing for their Golden Anniversary party, so it makes sense that they look like kids in this picture, but oh my! They look so young!

Saturday Snapshot!

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce at At Home with Books. To participate, post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.

Cats do very strange things, as all cat owners know. I like to think CoCo knows how much I love books, and that’s why she always prefers to perch on a pile of them. Here she’s enjoying some early spring sunshine, sitting pretty on a stack of books, just daring me to disturb her to get to The Best of Punk Magazine there on the bottom! (She knows the review is due soon.)

Saturday Snapshot

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

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Today’s picture is of the guy who almost ruined my Thursday. I had to go to the dentist (follow-up on a root canal I had a few weeks ago – OUCH!) and when I came out, someone had proved they needed a copy of Parking for Dummies (my car is on the right):

I went back into the building, where there are several offices, but no one would admit to driving a blue Echo and not being able to park it. I had to climb in from the passenger side, over the console, and squeeze into the driver’s seat – not an easy task in a small car! Too bad I couldn’t find the driver – I would have hauled them out and made them move it!

 

Saturday Snapshot

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

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I have been sick in bed most of the week with a bad cold, so I’ve got no new pictures (they’d be of tea cups and tissues, I’m afraid). Instead, I found some interesting things in the archives. Back in 2009, I had a long work trip to Amsterdam and 2 colleagues and I spent the weekend in Brugges. It was the weekend of misadventure, which is why most of pictures of the city are at night.

First, we stayed at a lovely inn just outside of town:

I always thought this place must be really beautiful in the summer.

We got into town very late, so we saw the city mostly by night, when the fountains are quite dramatic.

And the lighting makes everything mysterious.

Saturday Snapshot

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce at At Home with Books. To participate, post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.

I was going through some old pictures this week and found a couple of old photos I wanted to share. These are from a birthday trip I took to Paris in 2005.

 

If you look very closely, you can see two firemen in red suits, dangling from a line. They were using the base of the Eiffel Tower for rescue training – perfect spot! (You can see them better in the larger photo – just click.)

 

A view of the Eiffel Tower from the other side of town, on the stairs of Montmartre: