Monday, November 30, 2009

I'm "Behind" the Packers, All the Way!

I Heart Tooshies

I was at the Green Bay-Dallas game, and captured some good tooshies, 'cause I was behind the Packers' bench. Get it?

My contribution to the I *Heart* Faces We *Heart* Tooshies Contest...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Please...Vote Early and Often, OK?

Lesson Plans a la Mickey D's

The Scholastic Scribe: Best Individual Blog

Those of you who know about these things, know that the 2009 Edublog Awards-also called The Eddies-are a pretty big deal in the education blogosphere. In fact, my Mom's blog, The Scholastic Scribe, came within 9 votes of winning an Eddie last year.

Well, I'm nominating Mrs. Scribe this time around. She's fresh, she's current, she's funny, she's a great teacher, and she's my Mom. I can't think of a better reason. BTW, nominations close December 8 and voting ends December 16.

My nominations for The Eddies are:

Best individual blog: The Scholastic Scribe

Most influential blog post: The Hardest Part of a Teacher's Job

As my Mom, Mrs. Scribe, likes to say, "Vote Early. And Often." Pretty please?

Friday, November 27, 2009

Reflecting on Vince Lombardi

Lombardi Reflection

Went up to Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, to do a photo shoot a couple of weeks ago. This humongous statute of Vince Lombardi, the Packers' longtime, old-school coach, is a fan favorite. Couldn't resist snapping a shot of this pint-sized Packer-Backer. Oh, and the Pack won yesterday, smashing the Detroit Lions, 32-12. Go, Pack, Go!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Help is Just a Click Away...

Peninsula Debris

I shot this snap on a visit to see Miss Jo in San Francisco, but homelessness is a problem throughout this great country of ours.

Help us help those who can't help themselves...Miriam's Kitchen, and non-profits like it, provide vital services. Please click on the logo below to see what you can do to show your thanks during this holiday season...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Peeking Through the Green...

Peeking Through the Green

Packer Pearl

Packer Pearl

Meet Grandma Pearl. She's in her 80s, and still goes to Green Bay Packer Parties at my Uncle and Aunt's house every Sunday. A couple of weeks ago, my Uncle Lynn did a backyard tailgate, complete with grill, firepit and TV on the patio. Grandma Pearl did her hair up in pigtails, with green and gold ribbons. Go, Pack!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Trick or Treat, continued...

My original assignment, should I choose to accept it, was to take a family Halloween photo & interpret it in present time, recreating it using my own eye for detail and composition. I chose a photo from my third month of life, shot by my Mom on Halloween night, 1990. My Mom featured the original snap on her blog right before Halloween.

My subjects were Sophie (the baby) and Gabby. Here's how it all turned out. I'm really pleased with the results!

Halloween Redux

Halloween Redux

Witch Princess

Original Witch-Princess, Circa 1990

Halloween Oops!

Halloween Oops!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

NYC...There's Something About You...

Shot with a digital Canon Xti

Don't Pass Go NYC

Do Not Pass Go...

Panoramic NYC

Uptown? Dowtown? All Around the Town?

Flatiron NYC

The Flatiron Building...

Monopoly NYC

Monopoly, Anyone?

Mellow Yellow NYC

Mellow Yellow. Not!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Feliz Dia de los Muertos!

Dia del los Muertos

San Francisco's Dia de los Muertos in The Mission District is a Mexican fiesta that celebrates loved ones who have gone to the Great Beyond. November 1st is the official commemoration, although the celebration lasts three days...

Grave Digger

The awesomest Monster Truck Master, on Route 158 in Eastern North Carolina, on the way to the beach...

Color Me Silly

More from Dia de los Muertos. These costumes all always really "out there"...

Shot with a Cannon Xti. For more Weekly Winners, please visit Lotus at Sarcasatic Mom...