Tuesday, January 12, 2010

12 of 12 - January 2010

Happy 2010 to all. Yeah, I'm a little late with it - guess that means my resolution to be on time and to not procrastonate so much isn't going too well. But at least my 12 of 12 is going out on time, so maybe there is hope.

By now, those (few) who follow me know the drill - the 12 of 12 is where you take 12 photos of your day on the 12th and share them on your blog. The 12 of 12 is Chad Darnell's creation, go to his blog and enjoy the entries from all other bloggers and photographers world wide. There are some great snow photos this time around from people who got real snow where they live.

This will be the last year that Chad will host the 12 of 12 on his blog, and as a bonus photo each moth this year, he suggested that those of us that have done 12 of 12 for a while to go back and recreate an old photo from the same date and time. I didn't see that before starting my day, but coincidentally enough, I almost managed to do it anyway.

Here is my Bonus recreation photo that I accidentally took. I had a photo from last January's 12 of 12 taken from about 20 yards to the left. This was taken during my random daily drive-by of the house and neighborhood. We've had a number of break-ins lately, and so now when I leave to go anywhere, I circle and come back by the house. Also, fortunately, 2 of my closest neighbors work from home, and 3 others work odd hours, so we've been watching out for each other as much as possible. But, if my house does get broken into, they will surely be disappointed, since I'm apparently the only person on earth that does not yet have a big flat screen plasma TV or any other expensive electronic stuff.

3:40 p.m. - Saving you all the boring shots from work today and skipping over the work hours. Here is a shot as I leave work to head to the chiropractor. I was aiming for the flags and hit snap as I rolled over the speed bump and sort of missed the shot I wanted, but liked the picture anyway.

3:42 p.m. - The sky was really pretty today, so I seem to have a lot of these. This was as I was passing the airport. You can barely see an airplane in the clouds in the lower half of the picture.

3:43 p.m. - Same plane, a little further along. Do you see it?

4:47 p.m. - Stopped by to visit Mom and Dad on the way home from the doctor. This is from their driveway - again, loving the sky today.

4:49 p.m. - Mom and Dad. Both of them are looking a lot better now than they did this time last month.

5:52p.m. - It has been almost a week since it snowed, and it will still not melt off the back side of our houses.

5:53 p.m. - I also have the added bonus of a big patch of ice right where I pull out of the garage from where the snow has melted off the room and dripped down on the shady side of the house and frozen solid. I'm afraid I'm gonna break my neck on it if it doesn't melt soon. But, on the bright-side, maybe if someone tries to break in and steal my 15 year old 29' TV, maybe they will fall on the ice and bleed on my driveway and provide us with some DNA evidence.

6:00 p.m. - Also stopped and picked up a couple of groceries since I had been trapped in the house all weekend. So proud that I remembered to take my green bags with me.

6:02 p.m. - One of my New Years resolutions is to put stuff up with I get finished with it and to not waste money. Here is evidence of both - I hung up my coat and scarves when I came in, and instead of going out and buying a scarf this year, I went up into my keepsake box in the attic and found the scarves I wore back in college. The yellow and black one was from when I dated a guy that went to Ga. Tech, and the red and black one was from when I dated a guy that went to UGA. And the third one was a gift from another guy I dated. I know 3 different guys seems like a lot of boyfriends to have, but to be fair, I spent 11 years working on my BA, so that averages only 1 every 4 years.

6:20 p.m. - Heard something going on outside and went out to see the street lined with police cars. It's not really a good shot, but I didn't want to turn on the flash and draw the attention of the police. Not really sure what happened, looks like they were in front of the neighbor's house who had her car stolen yesterday. She did the ole "left the car running to warm up and went back in the house for just a few minutes" thing and came back out to no car. I hope they didn't come back and try to use her house key or something.

7:14 p.m. - Photo collage that my friend Dale made for me a few years back from the day we retired The Spirit of Delta aircraft. Dad and I were both selected to be part of the final retirement of the aircraft and moving it into the Delta Heritage Museum in the old Delta hangar. Trying to figure out where I can hang it, but for now it is propped up on my desk behind the computer.

7:22 p.m. - I'm really tired and feel pretty icky, and I need one more picture so I can go to bed. So this was the closest thing to photograph. :-)

Thanks for visiting, see you next month.