• Random and Odd

    a short year in review…

    Last Year’s New Years Party Last year on this day I was not happy. I was sad & frustrated…and fed up. I was done. I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s day anyway. It seems like all the really bad things in life, I found out on or near New Years Day. When I was 16 I found out on a 45 minute trip to town that my best friend slept with my boyfriend. We were half way to where we were heading when new years rolled over. I was sitting in between the two of them. It was horribly painful to not be able to get out…

  • Random and Odd

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    Watching The Ball Drop- 2006 As Dick Clark is dusted off and joins Ryan Seacrest (third sign of the apocolypse, I believe) for the televised beginning of 2006, we bloggers pause momentarily to reflect on 2005. My New Year’s Resolution Lenses. They are a integral part of my photography obsession. I’ve actually put together a formidable collection of these bad boys, now I need to master them. So my resolution for 2006 is to improve my photographic skills by learning these things inside and out. So if you were sick of all the 2005 photos, get out now. My Favorite Picture of 2005 SOOOOO many pictures to choose from…..but this…

  • Anxiety

    Lights out…

    I watched “One Flew Over the cuckoo’s Nest” tonight. Shaun fell asleep half way through, and even though I’m not a big movie watcher, I was too lazy to get up and turn it off. I watched it all the way through. After it was over I thought; Anxiety. yes. Mentally Ill. no. I turned off the tv and got into bed thinking about how much Jack Nicholson reminded me so much of an old friend of mine, Dale. He has the same ‘Devil may care’ attitude. I talked to Dale the other day online. He got married. I’m getting married too. I’m getting married. I need to set a…

  • Random and Odd

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    It’s New Years Eve this Friday…in like 3 days! You ready for this? You ready to start a BRAND NEW YEAR? Your mission for Friday (New Years Eve) is this: 1. Your New Years Resolution. 2. Your Favorite Picture from 2005 3. Something you’ll be glad to leave behind in ’05 The first one is almost a freebie. You can just get all random and odd and post a picture that has nothing to do with your resolution. You will not be seeing a pack of smokes on my blog. Quit asking me to stop. NO ONE LIKES A QUITTER! The second one is up to you. It can be…

  • Random and Odd

    There are Nooooo Cats in America…..

    This year…Christmas went to the dogs. I have 6 different dogs on my Flickr site from this weekend alone. I had no idea how fun dogs were to take pictures of. Did you know that after you take their picture and show them the shot you got they don’t say, “Ewww, that makes my face look fat!” In fact they look at the picture and then look at you and NEVER say anything. I didn’t even hear, “That one is a little blurry, try again.” Dogs are so cool. So is it wrong to say that I am glad Christmas is over? Is it wrong to want to say it…

  • My Brats,  Random and Odd

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    I hope you all had a great Christmas! I got a wood duck, pink robe & the first season of “The Muppet Show” on DVD. Shaun got a cross dressing Santa hugging a frog-ornament (thanks Fonz), Nintendo Flashback (with the greatest game EVER…Pong!) and a Home Depot gift card. Tyler got his NintendoDS system. Marina got her cell phone. Shea got a video camera. Alyx got a video game that will keep her entertained for hours and hours. Kara got a credit card (Watch out Roseville Mall!) All in all it was probably the best Stone/Baland Christmas thus far. (We’ve only really had 2 official Christmasasssess though) What did you…

  • friends,  Random and Odd

    Please….

    Every Friday morning I go to your blogs and check out your stuff. I noticed a certain name that is usually ALWAYS on my list, not there today. Renee from “Our Life Journey” lost her dad in a car accident. Please, send prayers or good vibes…both if you have them. Take a moment today to give her all the strength you can spare. Renee, know we love you, have you in our thoughts….

  • stuff portrait friday

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    Stuff Portrait Friday- HO HO HO!!!! OK, this episode is not a ‘holiday’ version. Its a straight-up baby Jesus, Santa with reindeer, stockings, and overpriced electronic goods Christmas post!! For those of you who don’t celebrate Christmas, thanks for respecting our difference in traditions. And sorry for all the crowded malls, traffic jams, and sickening jewelry store ads. The three wise men realllllly should have seen this coming. My favorite wrapped present I have no idea whats in this box, but I’m loving the crinkled paper technique that would make Martha Stewart and Christopher Lowell squeal in delight (insert your own joke there). What I added to the decorations this…