Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sheraton Frost Bros

Sheraton, Frost Bro
This is a pic of the Sheraton Gunter parking structure and the building labeled in the back with Frost Bros is now a fitness center I think. I like how they kept the old writing on the wall as the case may be.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ready for Halloween

Ready for Halloween
I have not been to many cemeteries and none outside of San Antonio, so I don't know how common this is, but I have noticed that local grave sites tend to be decorated for whatever holiday/occasion is current. I like it.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Angelus Funeral Home

Angelus Funeral Home
On the way back to work from lunch at Demo's we passed by this. I didn't even think about it until another co-worker mentioned Angelus in the context of Buffy and then of course I had to get a picture of it.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


I didn't have much use for malls when I was younger beyond a way to get out of school if it was offered. I forget what we were at the mall for on this day, but I like going to:
  • People watch and
  • To score books
I saw the kids on the right and thought they were cute. The lady on the left looks like she might have been giving me the evil eye, but that could just be my paranoia talking.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Cemetery Walking

St. Ferdinand
Went on a walkabout of San Fernando Cemetery on Castroville Road while my sister went to some workshop at Our Lady of the Lake University. We have some family buried here and I was hoping to "unearth" some of them. I lucked out and found my grandmother and grandfather on my mother's side, but will have to go back for more in depth research at a later date. I enjoyed looking about but was a bit weirded out by walking on the graves. I wasn't quite sure what the protocol was, but in some areas you can't help but walk on some buried remains.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

Sky Watch
Walking to and from dropping off the nephew at school this was the sky I was greeted with. How could anything be wrong in the world when this is above you. It's no wonder that as children we spend many an hour speculating about what we see in the clouds.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Steel Trucking

CMC Truck
Every once in a while I see a CMC Steel Texas truck alongside our car as we drive to work. Every time I do see one I have to smile because it reminds me of an old SADP blogger who know blogs on her own blog: Seguin Daily Photo. Check it out, her shots and writing are awesome. /me waves at T.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rain, Rain, It Came Again

rainy day
It's so nice when we actually have to pull out our umbrellas because of the rain and not because of the sun, or at least not totally because of the sun.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Designer Dress

designer dress
For Hispanic Heritage 2009 the Library challenged some designers to come up with some library centric designs for Quinceanera gowns that would be shown at a fashion show. They put up all the designs up as a display, which I'm glad of since I didn't get to make it to the fashion show. (I regret missing the photo op more than anything else) This one actually looks pretty nice. This also reminded me of that show that Heidi's on about the designers, which for the life of me I just can't remember the name of, and I'm just too lazy to Google/IMDB it.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Wall

SW Craft Center wall
It looks like another segment of the Southwest School of Art & Craft wall is done. It looks so nice and clean, like a clean slate. I wonder how long that state will last.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Super Job

Super Girl
It's that time when Halloween Super Stores are opening up all over vying for our cash. This one store is out past 1604. They had some good stuff, but some of it is fairly pricey. From what I hear though, employees get 20% off--back when I worked retail that was our discount too.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


spotted: bookmobile
Saw the Library's Bookmobile between stops. It's hard to miss is it not?

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Love Mobile

cool car
Saw this car on my way home. Every time I see a car like this it reminds me of one of my sisters first dates. Her date was coming to pick her up but we had no idea what kind of vehicle he would be arriving in. As cars passed by we thought this is it, and when a car like this came driving up my sister was like please don't let that be him, please don't let that be him. Well of course it was him. Now this car is pretty nice. The one that picked her up was a little different and a lit more beat up. As a high school girl, she just couldn't appreciate it I guess.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mother and Son

There was an exhibit at the Central Library Gallery about Judge Albert Pena, Jr. I liked quite a bit of the paintings, but this one really drew my eye. It reminded me of all the family members past and present that were in the military.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Rebirth of Latino Traditions

Rebirth of Latino Traditions
This display was at the Central Library. The 2009 theme for Hispanic Heritage was The Rebirth of Latino Traditions. I regret that my family is missing out on the traditions that we grew up with. The kids can barely speak Spanish and don't even consider themselves Hispanic. It is so far from how we grew up.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Car Wash Mural

car wash mural
This mural is on General McMullen, in between Castroville and Commerce I think. It's been there for about as long as I can remember and I've never really seen graffiti on it. It's nice to know that some things are still respected. I know that there are mural tours and one day I'd like to do one just to get a gander at some of the other murals that I've never seen.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Lines and Curves

lines and curves
I like to wander about and see what I can see in my surroundings. I'm not sure if this is a stand alone parking structure or if this is the building that has the USO on the ground floor, but I liked the lines and curves of it.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fearless Feathered Friend

Fearless pigeon
Saw this brave pigeon walking the streets on night. I thought it would be scared off once the traffic got closer, but nope, it was playing chicken with the cars in the street. It didn't hop over one bit when the cars came too close.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Main Street Pizza

Main Street Pizza
The boss was nice enough to buy us pizza for his birthday. This is from Main Street Pizza on Main. I have yet to be disappointed when I eat there.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Up Building Shot

up building
While on one of my downtown ramblings I saw this tower thingie on top of this building (from the barely visible sign I think it's the Drury something or other.) I have no idea what that thing on top is, maybe some kind of antennae or radio tower, but it's got a retro look to it.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

It's So Easy When You Take the Bus

bus riding
VIA, VIA! Every time I take the bus I think about my Mom. She never learned to drive, and even is she had we only had one car growing up so she carted us around everywhere on the bus. We went grocery shopping on the bus and she weighed each of us five kids down with bags, along with her little rolling shopping cart. I see the way some people act on the bus and I think back to my Mom, how she had us all so trained and well mannered on the bus and I miss the good ol' days.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

International Center

International Center
I wait for the bus home here sometimes. Back in the day when this was the location of the old Main Library I used to wait across the street from here, when that building was still a bank, or something like that. I remember one day when the wind was just tearing through the alleys created by all the buildings in downtown.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Rainbow and Raindrops

Saw this on the way home. The colors were way better than what shows up on camera. I also noticed later that there was a double bow.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Raspa Casita

Raspa casita
I love raspas, so much that I have a snocone making machine at home, along with a slushee making machine. This little hut took the place the one that was there before. I haven't had a chance to try this one, but you can't really mess up raspas.

Sunday, September 06, 2009


Was at our local H.E.B on Potranco and got to see the tortillas going along on the assembly line. My mom would probably want to smack us upside the head if she knew we buy our tortillas instead of making them, but damn these H.E.B tortillas are good. Now if only they would let me grab one hot off the comal and put some butter on it the way my grandma used to let us.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Thai Hut

Thai Hut
We've been trying all the local Asian eateries around our area. This was the first time we tried this. We are used to Asia Kitchen for this kind of food, and this was fairly similar, but my sister and I both agreed that Asia Kitchen was better.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Who Doesn't Love a Man in Uniform?

Who doesn't love a man in uniform?
Can't say I don't. My preference is of course military uniforms and in San Antonio there is no shortage of those. You can see many a military man roaming around the city especially on the weekends. We aren't known as Military City, USA for nothing.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Seeing Double

seeing double
Waiting for the bus today I noticed these sets of women walking by the International Center. I thought I might be seeing double, or just ran across some women who liked to dress the same--but I thought it might have something to do with a twin convention and when I got home I Googled it and found out it was indeed so.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Retail Spiders

halloweeny spider clips
Every year the stores seem to jump into the holidays earlier and earlier. As we took my niece to Claire's to redeem an old gift card I saw these and thought they'd make a good addition to my Halloween collection.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Theme Day: Big

My Sharpie domination begins
The theme for this month is BIG (my not so big right now, but soon to be hugemungous collection of Sharpies). I thought of the many pics I have of those Big Red Balls on the library's lawn, but I hadn't got a recent pic of those. I also just now thought of those not as big as the libary balls that Target has in front of their stores, but then I thought of these. I purchased these recently when I told myself I couldn't pass up the price for the amount of Sharpies I was getting. I do have a few more than this but I wanted to get the shot. Apparently there is a big following of Sharpie online. There is a Flickr pool and much more. I saw a prom dress done with Sharpies and one of the girls I used to work with decorated a tank with some--I'd like to try that. Another girl told me that they now have Sharpies that don't bleed through and I just saw a television advert for them. I want some of those now too, along with one of every color and those clickety ones too. I do have the silver Sharpie for writing on dark surfaces. I also saw that Sharpies can be personalized, much like M&Ms.