Sunday, May 31, 2009

El Jimador

El Jimador
Mexican restaurant off of 181 in Floresville. This is not precisely SA, but close enough to count. I really like the color of it, bright and cheerful.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Highway Feelers

highway feelers
Saw these on some construction being done on 37 close to 181 I think. I was wondering what they were until it hit me that they must be prepping to put up some of those highway signs. It threw me for a few moments and my sister too because they just look to big and low to be that. They also remind me a bit of the antennae of those blue skinned aliens in Star Trek.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

sky watch
Glorious clouds in the sky with the sun just peeking through. What more is needed to make a day start/end right?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

School Library Books

library books
I was up late the night before the last day of school looking for school library books that my nephews never turned in. I did find all but one of them I think. These two are my older nephews I think. He's the weather freak and the Wizard of Oz book is a bit beyond my 6 year old.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

San Fernando Fountain

san fernando fountain
Here is the shot of the fountain I mentioned in the previous post. Even the birds are trying to cool off on this hot day in SA. It even looks like all those succulents are trying to crowd around and grab some of that water too.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Godzilla And Church

Godzilla And Church, originally uploaded by bibliosopher.

I missed taking a photos of these blow up dolls but luckily my comadre got a few shots and was kind enough to give permission for me to post them. By the time I got to Main Plaza there were no longer there. The fountains weren't playing either because of the draught and water restrictions. I did get some photos though, and even one of a fountain that had water and was running (The San Fernando Cathederal one).

Monday, May 25, 2009

Boy Shorts

Boy Shorts
Not sure if any boys would be caught wearing these. They remind me of way colorful under-roos. It also makes me wonder if these babies were around before Cameron Diaz did her bootie shake in similar undies in one of those Charlie's Angels movie. Which came first the Cameron bootie shake or the style of girl undies...hmmm?

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Took this shot on my way home from the upper deck of the highway. I like the bright orangey/yellow of the building. It's very "welcoming" isn't it.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Chuck Norris Facts

Chuck Norris Facts
The people at work laugh at how funny I think Chuck Norris Facts are. Well how funny will it be when I buy these babies and hang them up at work. Who'll be laughing then funny boys. :D Ha and all thanks to WAL-ly world.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

sky watch
Another Friday has come and another shot of the sky. This one I got in downtown as the suns rays came shooting out of this cloud. I like those arms of light and do my best to capture some when I can.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Duct Tape

duct tape
Saw this on the way in to work in the morning. It reminded me of a giant roll of duct tape. Of course it could have been that it was still early in the morning and I was still half way asleep. I tend to use the morning commute to sleep a little longer (and thankfully since I'm only a passenger that's not such a bad thing--of course the driver tends to like to keep me up with conversation, but passengers can't be drivers, etc.)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Book Bird Houses

book bird houses
Saw these little wonders when I was at the Southwest Craft Center perusing their gift shop. They also have such cute little things. These seemed to be themed bird houses made out of books and bits and pieces to fit the theme. This one's theme is golf or so it seems.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pepsi Rims

Pepsi Rims
I liked the juxtaposition of the stack o'rims next to the Peps machine. I don't think we've ever had to buy rims but we were looking for hub cabs a while ago. My little brother was the one who was into rims when he was younger. He had his truck all tricked out, which of course attracted those who wanted it for themselves.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Dangerous Book for Boys

Book: The Dangerous Book for Boys
Saw this book on the shelf and loved the title. I have no idea what it's about but the cover would draw my attention enough to read the back cover at the very least.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Domino's Pasta Bowl

Domino's: Pasta Bread Bowl
We order pizza every once in a while since the kids love it and will eat it everyday if we let them. I had seen a commercial about the new Pasta Bowls so I ordered one. The edge of the bread bowl was great, much like a pizza crust. We all took hunks out of that. The center of the bowl was a bit moist and mushy, as could be expected. The pasta, chicken and bacon were pretty good. Not sure if I would order the whole thing again, but the pasta I wouldn't mind eating again, and the edge of the bowls (pizza crust or bread sticks like) would be good too.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Stormy Gray Skies

stormy gray skies
Saw these gray skies as we were heading for a bit more shopping. We went to go look at some furniture at a thrift store but it was closed and we wer going to stop at another store before we headed home, but when we saw these clouds we decided to go straight home in hopes of missing the rain. When we got home the first few drops started to fall and then it rained for a good bit.

Before we got home though we had to dodge a couch that came flying off of some truck in front of us. Either it hadn't been tied down, or the wind was just too strong for it. As my sister and I were driving right behind it we saw it kind of flapping in the wind and right after we moved to the side line to avoid any mishaps it came off the truck. I don't think it hit anyone but it was a close call.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Not So Little Red Barn

Not so Little Red Barn
On the way to have dinner with some friends I got to get a snap of this planes garage. I always think of it as a red barn. I always laugh when I see the little cut out towards the roof that allows for the tail of the plane. The ATC tower is almost center in the photo and everytime I see it, it reminds me of my little brother who does ATC for the Marines. I like to tell myself that maybe one day he will be back home perhaps in this very tower, or heck I don't care where he would be, having him home would be enough.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

UTSA Speed Limit

UTSA Speed Limit
Most schools have speed zones that people should follow. This one I'm sure is for the downtown lanes, but I liked the juxtaposition of the sign and the parking garage and the UTSA labeled building in the background.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

151 Construction

Construction has been going on to the side of 151 for a while. At first they built two white water tower looking things, but then they got started on this red thing. Not sure what it is, but with those weird projections coming out of the side it reminds me of one of those man-made climbing rock things.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Up in the Wild Blue Yonder

up in the wild blue yonder
Looked up into the sky when I saw this glint coming off of the wing of this plane. Not sure whether it was a light or a reflection or what but I took the shot. I liked the tricolor of this shot the gray tones, blue and white of the sky.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Home From School

home from school
Got this shot as I was getting home from work and she was getting home from school. She reminds me of a little businesswomen carrying around a briefcase, or perhaps a laptop, although no grown up products are ever as colorful as what she is carrying.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Van on a Stick 2

truck on a stick
Not sure how long it took me to notice the make-over this van on a stick had done, but since I did notice I've been trying to get a shot of it. This was m first fairly clear shot of it. You can see the before shot here.

Saturday, May 09, 2009


I see this mural on the way home most days. It's visible off the highway. I've tried to get a shot ot if many a time, but this is the first time I've gotten a halfway decent shot off before it moves out of my field of view. I like the vibrant colors of it. Not sure what building that is. One of these days I'll have to get a close up view of it.

Friday, May 08, 2009


sapd @ sapl
Some days are good and some days are bad. This day was one of the latter. The caution/do not cross tape was up all day I think. When I went to lunch these guys were still here, but on my way home they were gone.

Read more about it at WOAI and mysA.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

I Was Here

I Was Here
Was at a presentation today and this was one of the slides the guy talked about. I really liked the look of it. It's kind of washed out here, but its suppposed to be some cave wall painting. The guy was talking about how many a thing is just a persons way of letting someone know that they were there.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Kate Ruckman Art

Kate Ruckman art pieces
Stopped by the Java Nook for my fix of one of their frozen drinks and/or sweets. I always like to look at the art they have posted. I liked how the flower piece on the left matched the walls. Stop by for a sip or a bite of something and check out the art on the walls.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

La Familia Portrait

La familia
Was over at the Southwest Craft Center for lunch and as always took a look around at the exhibits and the gift shop. I liked the look of these art pieces and the color of the quilt on the bed really drew my eye.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Bacon Chocolate Cupcakes

bacon chocolate cupcakes
This is not the best of pictures, but how could I pass up taking the shot, posting it, blogging about it and of course getting a taste. One of the guys at work bought some of these in for us to try. Me and a coworker split them. They were better than you would ever think.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Arte por Vida

Arte por Vida Tattoos
We were back in the old stomping grounds by Hildebrand and Blanco. We ate lunch at Chris Madrid's and passed this place on the way home. This was the place where I got my nephew his first tattoo for his birthday. The man was really nice and a stickler for the rules as I had my underage nephew with me at the time, and we had to get him picked up since he could not be in the shop. Nice to know it's still there--at least the storefront is. I wonder if it is still open.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Looking at You

We were at the Zoo and this was one of the last animals we saw. It was almost out of its little pen, checking everyone that walked by out. My niece wanted to touch it and I said go ahead, but I'm not sure if she did or not. They had just seen some goats at the Petting Zoo so she just might not have been up to it.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Theme Day: Shadow

papi y mija
The theme for today was shadows. Now I like shadow shots much myself but when I saw this shot I knew I had to use it. I chose this photo because of the little girl and what I am assuming is her dad. Children always seem to be their parents shadows at least for a while.

Also in this shot you can see the library's shadow and one of those cement pillars is in shadows so either way, it would have qualified.