Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
I gave blood today. I try to give when I can, but usually my iron count gets me out of it. This time I got in, but they had to poke me twice, and I had just had blood drawn about a week before this. By the end of this day I was feeling a bit like a pincushion but I reckon the people that end up receiving it don't mind a bit, and I didn't mind (too much) either.
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Sunday, June 28, 2009
They've been selling these right outside our local H.E.B. I've only tried two flavors: cherry and a coconut I think. I much preferred the cherry and only ordered the coconut because my sister wanted it. Before they were here this spot was used to sell Kettle corn. I've only bought Kettle corn twice, once for my niece and once for myself when I found I liked it, but before that I always bypassed the Kettle corn and went for the sour pickles and chinese candies. The only thing I don't much like about these places is you need cash and I hardly ever have cash on me. HEB has an ATM in it and if I remember I try to hit it before we leave so that I can get a cone or a pickle. I don't know if it's the heat or just how good these things are but there is also usually a line.
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Friday, June 26, 2009
Esperanza Springs Eternal
The name of this plant translates into hope. I see them sprouting up all over San Antonio, when everything else is giving in to the heat, so I guess it does spring eternal.
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Thursday, June 25, 2009
Driving home I spot the crescent moon up above in the sky, barely visible in this shot of a neighborhood getting ready for the fall of night.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Finger Lickin' Good
This was one of the displays at Tar-jet. I love the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. The shelves had some empty spots and were not quite in order, so I fixed that. I used to work retail back in the day, so I just can't seem to help myself from straightening up as I shop.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Still Hanging On
Even with the drought we are growing through you still see some of the colorful vegetation hanging around. As the summer progresses though I'm sure things will begin to get a little brown around the edges.
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Monday, June 22, 2009
Saw the cover of this book and it reminded me of all the street art/graffiti I see while out and about. I wish more of it were like this instead of just the "I was here" kind of scrawls I see.
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Sunday, June 21, 2009
Sometimes when I'm on walkabout taking pics I think about how what I am looking at could be a scene from years in the past. This one made me think that with the fire escapes and the smoke stack and really no evidence of anything too modern.
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Saturday, June 20, 2009
I find myself looking down and checking out shoes quite often, and I guess I'm not the only one. Whenever I wear these shoes people always comment on them. I like them cause they are slip on and comfortable, just wish I could swap out the stripes to match every outfit and I'd wear them ever day.
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Friday, June 19, 2009
Spotted this black bird in the hospitals lawn. I want to say it's a crow, but I really have no idea. I just know it's not a pigeon.
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Thursday, June 18, 2009
Spot the Photog
I never really used to see photographs or if I did I never much paid them any mind. Now that I am only one of many "I see photo taking people". This one was on top of the library's garage in downtown.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Saw this hole punched in the clouds by this ray of light on the way in to work. Sure packed a punch. :D
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
This is one of those pay to park lots in dowtown. I always wonder how someone works all day in that little building. In the background of the picture you can see a motorcyle police escorting a funeral.
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Monday, June 15, 2009
Not sure if this was an old Frost Bros building or if the wall was used for adverstising for it. Currently it is a Spectrum Fitness club. Not sure quite what the guys were up to on that roof, but I like the colors of the building.
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Sunday, June 14, 2009
Don't Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes
Saw this book at Target I think. I love the boots and just the cover and the title. I've always wanted to get me a pair of boots and hat before I die. People find out I'm from Texas and they always ask if I have a horse and/or an accent. I always answer no to both. These boots remind me of those fancy boots that Fiesta royalty wear on the floats, and recently I saw that Sandra Cisneros owns a pair too.
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Saturday, June 13, 2009
Saw these two gentlemen as I was walking to find something to eat. I don't think they were together, but I liked the two hats next to each other. The other man in front of them had a cap, not a hat, but I also liked the triangle that is formed by them.
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Friday, June 12, 2009
SAFD Training Donation
I was wondering what these train cars were doing at the San Antonio Fire Academy. Heard on the news later that it was a donation to the San Antonio Fire Department by Union Pacific. I think I saw two cars.
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Thursday, June 11, 2009
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Saw this while on a walk about in downtown. Wicked played at the Majestic Theater. I haven't seen this, but I wouldn't mind reading the book.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Guillermo's New Location
Went to the new location of Guillermo's, before it used to be at the old YMCA in downtown.Didn't really know what to order, but an order passed me by--a hamburger and it looked so good that I ordered it. I would recommend the burger for anyone. I really like the bread they use, I would eat that just by itself. Myself and one of the girls I was with wondered what the deal was with the Native American art. If anyone knows let me know.
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Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Spectrum Health Miles
Saw this truck in the parking lot of Baptist in downtown. This sucker is covered head to toe in the all over advertisement. Spectrum is a local gym, not very far from Baptist. Not sure how many locations there are though.
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Monday, June 08, 2009
Operation Care Drop
Was at HEB the other day and as I checked out I noticed they had this little package put tother in a zip lock. I went ahead and paid for one and was directed to place it in this box by the bank. For the troops I'll do just about anything.
Read more about this program.
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Sunday, June 07, 2009
St. Agnes Ladies
St. Agnes on the West Side had a spaghetti plate sale and as we were waiting for our plates I saw these women walking out with theirs. I like how they go from tallest to shortest from left to right. It kind of reminds me of that cell phone commercial that uses all sorts of things to stand for the number of sticks their customers get on their service.
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Saturday, June 06, 2009
Burn Ban Lifted
Once again we were in Floresville and noticed many a person burning leaves, fallen trees, brush and such. I know a Burn Ban had been in effect for a while, but I reckon it was lifted else so many would not be burning so copiously. It's funny how most people follow the rules, even if they kvetch about them endlessly.
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Friday, June 05, 2009
Museum Reach Lock
Finally had a chance to walk down the new stretch of the River Walk being called "The Museum Reach". I only went as far as the locks over my lunch hour. I was able to see a river barge go through, even got some video of it. I haven't gone all the way to the Museum but I heard there's a Famer's Market by the Pearl Brewery and the fish that glow at night under the bridge are further up too.
They have some nice little resting spots, art and flowers to get a gander at while you stroll on by.
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Thursday, June 04, 2009
Wave hello/goodby to the people of SAFD. Don't know if tehy are coming or going, but either way they are appreciated. Now if only they would do something for me and shoot a calendar like all those other cities do. *grrr*
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Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Free Rootbeer Float Day
For some reason Sonic's declared a Free Rootbeer Day. How could I have forgotten? We stopped to pick up some food for the kiddos after we did some shopping and the girl worker asked if we wanted some free floats. We were all like huh? and then the light went off in my brain and we were like sure. They tried to offload five of them off on us, one for each of the occupants in the car, but we stopped them at two.
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Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Here's a shot of a complete overhead highway sign. The ones that first made me think of those alien Star Trek feelers. Not sure if it's just me but don't those suckers look just a smidge low. I think about all those trucks that have been getting stuck under overpasses and wonder if they will now get stuck under these signs or knock them down into traffic.
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Monday, June 01, 2009
Theme Day: Feet
The theme this month is feet. I was hoping for some kind of measurement shot, but luckily I like to take shots of my feet in new shoes. These are my newest aquisitions. I wore them for the first time and my feet were killing me by the end of the day. One of these days I too will learn to break shoes in before wearing them for the first time.
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