Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

new office puppy

Oakley, CA

One of the departments across the hall brought this cute girl in today and we all enjoyed her. Her mom is a chocolate lab (pure breed) and her dad is a golden retriever (pure breed) who evidently is really good at jumping fences and getting some action before being sent back to his pen. The fur as soooo soft.

(more puppy)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

my limo

Antioch, CA

I'm a real paranoid passenger and I usually won't let others drive, but when I'm out with Tom doing a job...I am totally at ease in this thing. I literally have to leap to get in it, but once inside I feel fine and I can relax with Tom's driving.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

not a bug

Antioch, CA

Friday, September 26, 2008

Lizzy the Lizard

Oakley, CA

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Antioch, CA

And for my next feat...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Insert Evil Scientist Laugh Here

Oakley, CA

We have a new policy at work where every toy gets bleach cleaned now. Because I was getting a high and my eyes were burning I asked for a mask, gloves and eye protection. I was sent all of that plus new gloves and a gown today. One of my co-workers suggested I didn't need to worry about a Halloween costume now. After seeing a movie this weekend about evil scientists I felt it was a role I could easily assume now that I knew the ins and outs of the mad scientist business. And now I've got the uniform for it.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

drip drop rock

Oakley, CA

There is this nice waterfall on a street near my office. Every time I drive by it I'm tempted to put a bar of soap in the fountain and then come back a few hours later and see how much it looks like a rabid dog.

Monday, September 22, 2008

just sean

Antioch, CA

My "Vision of Sean" poster got ripped during the move. So last night I sat down and made out a new one. Somethings got taken off and somethings got added. These reflect the things in my life that I am or would like to become. It's almost a goals and accomplishments kind of poster. After the picture was taken I added two more to the "To Be" string: "Taking pictures" and "writing." It's been a long while since I wrote anything good.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Twofer Sunday - Same Sun 10 minutes apart

Oakland CA

I went to a religious lecture tonight that was supposed to start at 7 PM. So I rushed there in time to take pictures across the parking lot from the lecture. I then went to the lecture and the organizers were running late so about 7:05 I went back out side and took some more pictures. What I love most in the first one is how the sun is shining through the buildings. What I love most about the second building is the colors of pink on the horizon.

(BTC to be updated later)

(Tomorrow we return to none sunset pictures.)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Twofer Saturday - S cloud sunset and pink palms

Fremont, CA

Yes Yes, I know that there are power lines in the bloody picture up top. I was running late for mt date so I didn't have time to frame it right.

Yes Yes I know, this is my third sunset picture in a row. Don't worry, Monday will go back to being mundane pictures.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Aye Matey, thar she settles over them thar busses

Antioch, CA

In case you missed it, September 19 is international talk like a pirate day. Aarg!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

traffic shot

Walnut Creek, CA

I was stuck in traffic and kept trying to get the sun to line up with trees, but after each light cycle, I'd move just enough to be on either the right or left side of the trees with the sun. I tried this like 8 times. Oh well. Maybe I'll have better luck tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

settling down

Antioch, CA

I found out my ex-fiancee is engaged. I used several pain killers and antacids to settle my stomach down.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Antioch, CA

Monday, September 15, 2008


Antioch, CA

This is my 5th attempt at Stats. The first two times I got a W (both related to mom dying issues). The third time I got a F. This last time I got a D-. However as I'm going through this 5th attempt I'm happy to anounce that I am one of 6 people with an A in the class. Go me.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Antioch, CA

I'm borrowing a laptop for the week.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Antioch, CA

I'd like to thank the nice kind people that attacked my computer tonight and put a virus on it. Bastards.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Bridge by night

Vallejo, CA

I got a ten cent tour of this boat tonight.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Chad!

Antioch, CA

One of my heroes turned 32 today.

(I got less contentious candles this year so there will be no arguing over the number like last year)

(Catch of the Day - BTC)
(BTC - Flat)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Brentwood, CA

(BTC - Frog
(BTC - Sunset)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

Heron on metal

Heron Park, Brentwood, CA

This was the only Heron I saw in the park.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

not even a rusty nail

Antioch, CA

Tonight started the argument of how much of this goes toward a garden and how much goes to lawn and and other things. This is where it was when I came into their lives. (Those are weeds not grass in the photo.) On Wednesday a man with an industrial rototiller will come and till the soil. After that we will embark on a 5 month process of getting the soil ready to plant. By the time we are done, the soil will not have any rock in it, or weed, or even a rusty nail. And then we will plant. I am really (REALLY) excited. The list of things the children want to grow is getting longer by the day.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Hydrania and Hoeing

Top picture from Oakland CA.
Bottom picture from Antioch CA.


Friday, September 5, 2008

orange on the horizon

I think I was in Antioch, CA

(Bloody power lines are always in the way.)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Dancing in plaster

Walnut Creek, CA

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

hanging out

Antioch, CA

I'd like to apologize to whatever viewers I have left over at this point. I think Sally said it best when she said that I pretty much moved twice. I moved from an apartment to a storage unit and then from a storage unit to my room. I feel like I literally lost a whole 2 months of my life. Part way through that second move, school started. I'm not sure how it happened but my life got full. So I just have to say sorry. On Mondays and Wednesdays for the next 3 months, the pictures are going to suck. You will get mundane shots like this. I will try harder to make Saturday and Friday shots as good as I can to make up for the crap on Monday and Wednesday. Those other days are just a crap shoot as to whether or not they will be good or bad. Sorry. I will try to calm my life down in the next several weeks so that this is a better photo realm.

This is post 451.

I recently discovered that I have too many clothes or not enough hangers. I either need less clothing or more hangers. Today I decided to go with more hangers.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Glow of the Neon Moon

Antioch, CA


Monday, September 1, 2008


Dublin, CA