Monday, May 21, 2007

Can you tear a phone book in half?

Andre can. Here's a picture of him doing it.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

More Strength pictures

I was pleased with how this picture came out. There were no lights on in the gym, just the fire light. I was at the back ... a basket ball court width plus 10 feet away from the stage. You can barely see the guy in the back on the left. He was running around breaking bricks and boards that were on fire. He would wet his arm with water inbetween every two breaks.

The second picture is "the grip". There are 10 men on each side of "Big Dave" trying to pull his grip apart. They told me later that is the hardest thing for anyone to do because that is the strongest "hold" a person can do. Oh - they were not able to pull his hands apart.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

The Strength Team

This is the only picture I got of the 4 men together. There was always one of them behind the others. Two of them weighed over 300 lbs and the other two were in the 200 lb range. All of them had upper arms the size of watermelons!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Just how big can a water bottle get???

We had The Strength Team at our church this week. They do amazing strength demostrations. That really is a hot water bottle blown up. It popped soon after I took the picture.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Proud to be an American

I took these shots driving home from the Post Office one evening. the flag is on top of the crane where the our new county jail is being built. And I thought the steeple was pretty in the sunset so pulled over to get it.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Not just another pretty flower

Here's the Fushia I bought myself for Mother's Day.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

My Poeny not to be confused with "my pony"

My poeny bush is showing itself this year too!!! it's gorgeous. Here's a shot of the bush with blooms on it and a closeup of 2 blooms. I think I cut 6 - 8 of the blooms off over the weekend and it still has plenty on it.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Yummy salad & haircuts

here's what I had for lunch today and J ate my leftovers for supper. A friend took me to the place to get one of these last week. When I went out for a sandwich today I remembered it, but I forgot we only ordered a half last week. Boy was it big!!!

We also got haircuts this evening. J got his "summer" cut. Here is the before, mid-way and after shots.

Snap to!

My snap dragons are showing themselves this year!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Meet Nellie, Jack's new friend

I bought another clementis over the weekend and planted it today next to my other one. "Nellie" will be "Jack's" new friend :). I hope they get along OK. "Nellie" is the white one with pink highlights. "Jack" is the purple one.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

One of my Pretties

I bought this Columbine last year and it is doing great this year. I've always wanted one and was thrilled when I found it at Lowe's hardware.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Pretty clouds

Another happening that somes with the cold fronts... pretty rain clouds. I took this from my car window (I did stop) on the way home from church this evening. Aren't they pretty.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007


Here's a shot of J climbing the hill just off our driveway. It's a killer because you don't have time to build up any speed leaving our driveway.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Summer home

Over the weekend I moved my house plants to the front porch... their summer home. Of course, another cold front came through. they just had to suffer through the 40 degree nights.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

what wind can do

this has happened the last two cold fronts that have blown through. Our basketball goal has decided to lay down - lol.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

No Strings Attached

I knew sooner or later my veggies would need some help growing up instead of sideways so this weekend I tied string across the inside of my wire. Now I just need to train the cucumber to climb. check out how tall my corn is already :).

You can see it just in front of the pot.

Marine tribute

I saw this truck driving home. I keep hoping a signal light would catch him so I could take a picture. when I realized it wasn't going to happen I did a very bad thing ... I took the shot while driving. You can't see the Marine emblem very well but that's what is in the circle and I can't remember what it says around it now. I thought the whole thing was beautiful and it made me think of my friend Chandra and her Marine :).

(Oh, that's the light I turn left at and I was kicking myself after I turned for not following the truck a little further. Bet he got caught at the next light... I always do - lol. I'll be on the look out for him again.)

Thursday, May 3, 2007

I thought I saw a Putty cat?

This is one of the Panther sculptures outside the football stadium. The stadium is right next to the parking deck I park in. I walked around the back of it to get this shot. I noticed before I took the picture that the eye was "shining" in the sun. I had never noticed the green eyes before. It look wicked cool and I was so happy when I saw it was captured in the picture. BTW, Our Panthers and the Jacksonville Jaegars look like the same cat. I've always wondered if the same artist did both of them, but I've never wondered enough to research it - lol.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Around the world...

This is a scuplture located on the corner near one of my company's buildings. I thought of it the other day and walked by to take these shots. It "floats" in water and rotates continuously. I took both shots from the same spot. I just waited for it to rotate. It is the coolest scuplture I've ever seen and I love looking at it. It's not on my normal walking route to my office so I don't see it often. I guess I should take this detour more often.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

"SOX" Monkey

I don’t know if any of you were affected by the Sarbanes-Oxley (SoX) Compliance that came about after the Enron fiasco, but I was. We have all kinds of paper work now that has to be completed and updated each year. I was on the original project to collect all the information to document. After the project completed, we were given a sock monkey – get it? He sits at the corner of my cube to remind me of that horrible time – lol. His shirt says "Keep the SOX monkey off your back" One of my co-workers that also worked on the original project hung his monkey from the ceiling - snort.