Aug. 1st, 2007 02:25 pm
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Jul. 30th, 2007 06:15 pm
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I made pesto. Blogged about at Too lazy to post it twice.
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I'm a Simpsons character!
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We are thinking about going to chicago in two weeks to see the Kwik-E-Mart.
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"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.”
Ansel adams (not my favorite photographer)

“Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.”
Arnold Newman (one of my favorite photographers)

I am ordering moo cards with my holga pics. I was thinking about putting a cool photography/Holga related quote on the back. Ideas? Got something cool to say about the holga or my holga photography? If you haven't seen any of them you can go here.


Jul. 4th, 2007 06:25 pm
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I found a fabulous way to trim my bangs. Yes, I was growing them out and now they are short again. Here is how you do it....separate the bangs you want cut, twist them together in front of your face, holding it where you want to cut. Cut. They lay perfectly with longer edges. I'm shocked it worked. I read about it on a wiki. For the first time ever I cut my bangs right the first time and didn't have to go get them fixed.

Coming up....dinner recipes and pictures!
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I am going to work backwards through our weekend. I have pictures from almost everyday but they are on the mini downstairs. I'll have to share what I put up on flickr.

Today we took a short drive to this sculpture. It's right off I-80 close to Grinnell. It was huge and very cool. It was created by L. J. Maasdam in 1997. I bought the book "Iowa Curiosities" and this was our first adventure. I am sure we will have many many more this summer.

Saturday we went to a vineyard in Newton for live music. We met up with several people and our neighbor watched the boys. We needed a night to relax after spending several days with a house full of people.

The visit with our friends was smooth and easy. We had a really nice time. Friday we went to DSM to the big Art Festival. The kid stuff was awesome and now Silas wants a violin. We stopped on the way home to play pinball and video games at S's house. They have 4 pinball machines in their basement. I became seriously addicted to the fish one.

Thursday was music in the park. I also had a photo shoot with three teenage girls. They were such hipsters. We are doing it again this Friday which is a good thing because one of the girls was wearing a logo shirt and I didn't realize until later that I can't use that for stock. She also never gave me her model release and is now on her way back to florida.
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I got stuff up on Etsy. I have a lot more to list later.

Dog Cake

Jun. 12th, 2007 10:05 am
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Here is S's cake. It turned out pretty funny. I didn't have the candy for the top so we improvised with frosting. It made it look a little rough, but it tasted good. The layers were squished together with chocolate frosting.


Jun. 11th, 2007 09:04 am
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This daily yoga: I can feel myself getting more centered and on track. It is too easy to slip out of the yoga habit. Today on YogaToday they did backbends. I did poses that were totally new to me and I did poses that I thought I would never do. Some were too hard for me. That's good. It shows I have room to move forward. It really was a great session. I was able to focus solely on my practice and not let other thoughts intrude. I guess that is easy to do when you have to concentrate on not falling down!


May. 27th, 2007 08:15 am
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Mar. 2nd, 2007 06:45 pm
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[ profile] stillnominivan, I think I did something wrong. They look nothing like martha's.

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* 2 teaspoons olive oil
* 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into thin strips
* 1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
* 1 cup sliced halved zucchini
* 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips
* 1/2 cup sliced carrots
* 1 onion, quartered then halved
* 1 tablespoon cornstarch
* 1 (14 ounce) can light coconut milk
* 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces; cook and stir for about 3 minutes. Mix in the curry paste, zucchini, bell pepper, carrot and onion. Cook and stir for a few minutes.
2. Dissolve the cornstarch in the coconut milk, then pour into the skillet. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat for 1 minutes. Right before serving, stir in the cilantro.
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Last day of work and school. We are all off for an entire week. I am so excited. I need the break. Wish I was getting paid for it but whatever. My boss is out today so that should make for a very laid back day. I hope.

I need to do:
Sign up both boys for Playhouse classes
Sign up dogs for obedience classes
Photo shoot tonight so need to make sure everything is charged and packed
Pick up dogs records at the vets
Finish laundry and do light cleaning
Pick up last minute gifts
Need to get knitting together. Makes the car ride go faster.
Pack up pictures for my Grandma
Library for books on CD
Print more To Do and Daily sheets for my organizer

It has been raining the last couple days. Rain in December. Where's the snow?
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I got a new cell phone yesterday. I never get excited about cell phones. I guess I never had a cell phone cool enough to get excited about. I wanna call people but I don't have anyone to call. I can get text messages on this too! Somebody text me! I am going to be one of those annoying people walking around with the cell phone attached to their head. But wait, not really because I got the even more annoying bluetooth piece! I can talk to people and everyone around me will think I'm talking to them.

I am having terrible dreams about work. Anxiety dreams. Last night it was that I forgot to show up for a scheduled photo shoot here in Grinnell. It was terrible. At one point Silas and I were on a school bus and the driver kept stopping so 2 or 3 people on the bus could go fishing.

Time to balance the checkbook. We want to take the kids ice skating in Iowa City today.


Nov. 27th, 2006 06:11 am
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I will be working on taking food pictures and posting recipes everyday at zink photography blog. Feel free to send me recipes. I will make your recipe and post it on my blog. Giving you credit of course.


Nov. 13th, 2006 05:44 am
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Thank you Halloween faery for the wonderful box of goodies! Everything is so perfect and fun! We listened to the cd on our way to DSM on Saturday morning. The kids informed us that track 2 was from Billy and Mandy, and man some of those songs took me back! I can't wait to sit down and read the book with a cup of tea. Thank you again. Also, for some reason our little dog Gracie was obsessed with the square monster guy. It was so cute and I couldn't keep it out of the boys' hands and they could barely keep it away from Gracie. She followed them around jumping at it. It was pretty funny.
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Food of any kind
Books of any kind
Yarn (I'm still learning to knit)
Mix CD's

Unnatural scents
I can't really think of any other dislikes.

New dog

Oct. 14th, 2006 03:07 pm
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We have a new member of the family. Her name is Gracie (was Janis but that didn't seem to fit). She is a boxer, about a year old, and comes from the rescue center. We are still getting to know her, but she has totally bonded with Bruno. I'll get pictures up soon.
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