Saturday, March 27, 2010

03.27.10 can't not shoot at a wedding

Went to my friend Latina's wedding today as a guest and not the official photographer, however, I had to take a few snaps of the beautiful bride.

Friday, March 26, 2010

03.26.10 A Stellabration

Met up with some of my favorite folks tonight to remember a friend who passed away last week, Sister Stella Dora Mary Carrie St. James Lexicon White Dog. We also celebrated the fact that we just won a $10,000 grant to help make a short documentary about the Bartlett Arboretum.

03.25.10 mmm...

FIGS! I love them!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

03.24.10 Thriller Chiller

Sorry folks, but I am spending A LOT of time at Gridiron rehearsals so that's what you're gonna see a lot of for the next couple of weeks. This is our choreographer Stan Rogers who likes to remind us, "When in doubt, SWAY!"

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

03.23.10 dumpster humpster

You had to know we were going to do something about the dumpster sexcapade in Gridiron. I mean, well, it's just perfect for the show. All I'm saying is that this is the view from inside the dumpster.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

03.22.10 a rap song for Seo Won

Third-graders at Price-Harris Elementary launched balloons with notes tied to the string in memory of their classmate who died in a car crash over Spring Break. When the last balloon disappeared on the horizon, one little girl said, "Look, Seo Won caught it!" It was very sweet and so was the rap song they made for him.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

03.21.10 shortnin' bread

I'd like to thank Ma Green for raising such a well-rounded man. He bakes, too! I hadn't seen this side of him until today. He started baking after he realized we had no sweet noms in the house. (Those are strips of cold butter.)

03.20.10 Plush Pooh & Pacino

Lori and Brian were showered with gifts for Baby B. I think her aunt gave her this plush Pooh blanket. We all enjoyed snuggling with the plush blanket when it was passed around the group.

Friday, March 19, 2010

03.19.10 PIZZA

I like a sign that is direct and to the point. I also like pizza, although I did not try the pizza at this place.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

03.18.10 hmmm...

Somebody stole my spot!

03.17.10 Poizin

We partied on St. Pattie's Day with traditional American Glam Rock! Our friend Sean plays drums in a band called The Banned and they played as a Poison tribute band called Poizin for the first part of the evening. They were great and I hope to see them again soon.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

03.16.10 Coach Chad & his beautiful wife

Took a road trip to Emporia, U.S.A. to meet up with the all-state high school basketball teams. Coach Chad is the assistant coach of the back-to-back state champions Heights High School. He was there with his star player. His beautiful wife is the Eagle's star prep sports writer Joanna Chadwick. She doesn't cover Heights because of her hubby's connection and they were a little shy about me photographing them together in front of everyone. It was pretty cute.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

03.15.10 Gridiron for governor

First rehearsal for Gridiron and we actually had a lot of material AND it's good stuff. Woo-hoo. I'm sure I'll sure more rehearsal shots in the next few weeks since that is where I will be spending most of my time.

I am, however, ditching rehearsal on Thursday night because the Mudbugs are playing the Murdock Theatre. We'll be headlining the Kansas Acoustic Arts Association's winter concert series. It's a beautiful theatre. Can't wait.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

03.14.10 spring break scavenger hunt

We (the three CRGs & me) came up with the idea to do a photo scavenger hunt today. We each contributed ideas (yellow, furry, glass, big, Star Wars to name a few) and we were all given a point-and-shoot camera.

Here's Carter's great pic of Colin (funny face category) and here's a photo by Catherine of the same scene (minus her). Colin shot this one for the furry category and I modeled with a light saber for the Star Wars category.

03.13.10 green is my favorite color

Spent the day in tiny Matfield Green (less than 60 people) cover their annual St. Patrick's parade (took less than 10 minutes). After the parade came the exciting stuff, like drinking green beer and racing hot rods.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

03.12.10 Chittum

Met up with Jill who was traveling through town on her way to Texas with her friend Mitzi. I would've shot a picture of the two of them together but some guy was putting the moves on Mitzi at the other end of the table.

Friday, March 12, 2010

03.11.10 Jon Bon Jovi

Yes, he is checking me out and I wasn't even wearing an Orange Crush or Superman shirt like my sister Stefanie suggested. Had a great time shooting the show for the Eagle and then attending with my real guitar hero. We got the hookup through Carter's friend who plays in "Dashboard Confessional," the opening act.

Here's a gallery of photos and a video from a backstage tour that, well, totally rocked my face off!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

03.10.10 wash behind the ears

I spent the day at two zoos visiting a pair of 38-year-old elephants at one and newborn penguins at the other. The highlight was getting to feed Stephanie, a sweet elephant with beautiful eyelashes. She snatched the food from my hand and the suction from her trunk felt like a lot like a Shop Vac.

03.09.10 Flat Land Dream

Had some amazing sushi with two of my favorite ladies (we smuggled in a Happy Meal for the littlest lady and later found out that they have chicken nuggets on the menu).

You're looking at the Flat Land Dream which is made with crab mix, bay scallop, shrimp and cream cheese, albacore, avocado and topped with sriacha. YUM!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

03.08.10 making tracks

Spent the day at Greenjeans Studios laying down some tracks for the Mudbugs record that is in the works. We recorded an original French song written by CRG called, "Je Suis Fier De Toi." Don't know what it means but it'll make you shake your groove thing, that is for sure.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

03.07.10 legendary

I shot the photo at right to submit to a site that I find fascinating that encourages people to rephotograph images from their youth. The one at left is CRG at age 11 in 1986 and the one at right was shot today.

I got an immediate response from the creator of the site after I submitted these pictures. He said, " dude! this is lengendary. I think my fav so far."

So, check out the site and enter number 324 to find him.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

03.06.10 birthday celebrations

Lexi, the 5-year-old birthday princess, is surrounded by her princess pals. They were enamored with the incredible FTP (Fairy Tale Princess) who read to them and gave them a bag of swag.

Earlier in the morning I celebrated a 31-year-old's birthday with a donut buffet! It's been an awesome day!

03.05.10 The Anchor

We like lots of beers, too.

Friday, March 5, 2010

03.04.05 Hibachi Hut

Many of my Manhattan-loving friends strongly suggested that me and my hunky hubby visit the Hibachi Hut. We were not disappointed. Any place that has this large of a hot sauce collection is good with us.