Tuesday, March 31, 2009

03.31.09 a vicious killer

CRG likes to walk around with Blixie perched on his soldier and shout in his best pirate voice, "ARRRRGH! This be me attack cat!" She doesn't look too terribly mean, does she?

Monday, March 30, 2009

03.30.09 it's that time of year

We had our very first Gridiron rehearsal tonight. It's an annual show I've done for the past ten years. The three shows we do raise money for journalism scholarships and several people I work with have been on the receiving end of that $.

The shows are April 23, 24, and 25 and tickets can be bought here (shameless plug, I know).

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

03.28.09 not very lamb-like

It snowed most of the day. I spent the morning playing Scrabble online with Shay and I played the board game version with Carrie this afternoon. I lost both games. I blame Carrie's powerful margaritas for the latter loss.

Friday, March 27, 2009

03.27.09 Chocolate Chicken Chili

Today's nasty weather gave me the perfect excuse to make a pot o' chili. I made it using ground chicken and an ounce of bittersweet chocolate (sounds crazy, but it adds a really nice depth).

I spent most of the day snuggling with my computer working on a video of my Cherokee Maiden friends. Check it out.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

03.26.09 Sister Stella

Sister Stella got all dogged-up and performed with the Cherokee Maidens and Sycamore Swing at the Murdock Theatre (well, she sat on stage with them for a few songs and cuddled with them backstage). She looks pretty darn good with fringe, don't ya think?

I'm pretty excited because I also shot some HD video with my new Canon 5D Mark II.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

03.25.09 YAY.

I left CRG this morning while he was scratching away at this Sudoku puzzle. I came home to find it solved with a congratulatory note he left himself - YAY. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

03.24.09 hmm...

I think the owner of this plate is probably talking about the size of the truck it's fastened to, although I've been wrong before. Or maybe he's talking about the state slogan. Maybe.

03.23.09 landscaping provided by the wind

Monday was a very windy day in Wichita, Kansas. Debris was flying everywhere. 

Sunday, March 22, 2009

03.22.09 strawberry and grape tower

topped with a bit of cream

03.21.09 love

Shot engagement photos of our friends Troy and Gloria at the beautiful Bartlett Arboretum. Pat, sorry to tease you with all of these Spring photos. Winter will end in Michigan soon.

Troy and Carter have been friends since they were kids. In fact, Troy still calls him Robert (that's what the R in CRG stands for). Carter started going by Carter when his professor read the roll call his first day at the University of Chicago. The guy sitting next to him said, "Hey Carter, nice to meet you." He's been Carter ever since. (He also goes by Bobby, Orville, Brother and Honey.)

Speaking of Robert/Carter/Orville/Brother/Honey, check him out here as a crazed reflector man. I think the gold reflection was getting to him.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

03.19.09 Tag

This is Tag. He's an incredibly sweet dog who is part pug/part something else mix (maybe Chihuahua). He spends his days with his papa at Lawrence Photo. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

03.18.09 blooms

Shadows against the wall. 

03.17.09 yum

I found myself on the Oeno patio again. This St. Pattie's Day drink, however, did not belong to me. I chose something like this again. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

03.15.09 Lucky kid

This kid caught a foul ball at the Shockers game. His team lost, but I really don't think he cares.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

03.14.09 move over MTV

This is a still from a music video I shot for Joe's song "I Touched Neil Young's Car Today." The video is coming soon.

Friday, March 13, 2009

03.13.09 Found it!

Went shopping with Bonnie and we found the perfect wedding dress for me. You'll be happy to hear that it looks nothing like the one this doll is wearing.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

03.12.09 Take your friends to work day

Robin and Jen rode with me to Hutchinson where I covered the Wichita Collegiate School/Medicine Lodge basketball game. Robin teaches at WCS and Jen is a former WCS student. 

I put Robin to work and had her shlep some of my shtuff. I offered to buy ice cream on the way home, but I was the only one who took myself up on my offer.

03.11.09 March Madness and jumping cowboys

Shot a little high school hoops in Topeka. Gotta love the fans.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

03.10.09 Spring is in the air (sorta)

Spotted this during a very, very chilly walk around Old Town. 

It looks like my friend Jill saw something similar. Check it out.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

03.08.09 geetawr face

My man rocks his golden Stratocaster and a golden guitar face! P.S. I shot this after midnight, so it technically counts as a March 8 picture (just trying to be honest here).

03.07.09 Caucasionally rapping

Nick raps during a Smuggling YoYos show at the Shadow. A surprise 30th birthday bash was thrown for Lori. She was surprised by the party and the plans that her husband had made to drag Lori onstage and sing a duet with her. Here is a video of their awesome performance.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

03.06.09 Lucky!

My friend Mary is visiting me from Atlanta. She bought $7 worth of Kansas Lottery tickets at the liquor store and walked away with a $40 ticket. It almost paid for our booze.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

03.04.09 HI

I'm putting my house on the market very soon and I shot some interiors of it for my realtor today. I won't include a picture of my kitchen tchachke shelf in the listing, but I was glad to document it.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

03.03.09 I still smell like burgers

I had a fun day working on a video with Joe Stumpe about his favorite burger joints around town. That was six hours ago and I still smell like a burger grill.

Monday, March 2, 2009

03.02.09 sliiiiiiiiiiiide

Poor guy gave it his all but was still tagged out at home. The good news is that his team won the game.