Wednesday, August 31, 2011

kicking butt...

kicking butt... by credd
kicking butt..., a photo by credd on Flickr.

been up since 3 something.
wanted to get up and print before the rest of the company back east came online....
and SLOWED down the system.

cleaned out my emails...
and sent out even more.

roasted some veggies for my lunch...
and took photos for my homework tomorrow night...
as well as my potd.

its month end...
and i see smooth sailing for the rest of my day.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

undercover...

undercover... by credd
undercover..., a photo by credd on Flickr.
today when i was leaving the post office at travis...
i saw this 'mannequin' and immediately thought - potd!!!

i pulled out my blackberry...
and as i took aim...
a woman passing by said...
what would you do if there was a real person in there?

i told her...
you wouldn't even want to see that...
and we laughed.

if he had moved...
i'd have probably had a heart attack on the spot!!!

next time i'm out there...
i'm gonna feel his arm...
just to see if he's real.

***

years ago...
my friend and i were in vegas at ceasar's palace...
and if you've been there...
you know they have the gladiators up on top of the slot machines...
striking a pose.

well...
we were standing there for a few minutes...
debating about whether or not the guy was real...
and...
i'm sure to mess with us...
he slowly changed positions.

we fell out...
but the brotha was good...
and didn't bat an eye.


Friday, August 26, 2011

it's 5 o'clock somewhere...


it's 5 o'clock somewhere..., a photo by credd on Flickr.
i was chatting with one of my co-workers at 4:50...
and we both said we were going to have a glass of wine at 5:00.

we chatted back a forth a couple more minutes...
and when i glanced at the clock again...
it looked like the time had gone backwards a couple of minutes.

i know it was only my imagination...
as this has been an exceptionally crazed week for me...
and i was ready for it to be over!!!

hope you all have a safe, & relaxing weekend.

cheers!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

mineta airport hands...

mineta airport hands... by credd
mineta airport hands..., a photo by credd on Flickr.
The hands of 54 Silicon Valley residents – actually giant images of the hands of 54 Silicon Valley residents – are part an unusual mural being installed in the new rental car and public garage at Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC).

The digitally created mural, titled "Hands", is the work of artist Christian Moeller and will be hard to miss: the mural is 1,200 feet long and seven stories high.

***

i wish i'd taken my zoom lens to my room...but...i'll be back in the sj office next week...so i'll get a better photo then.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

single...

single... by credd
single..., a photo by credd on Flickr.

she's just had her daily shower.

i have one urn that i planted three different types of sunflowers in.
this one lives all alone.

either it's a seed from last year (doubtful)...
or i got distracted when i was planting (likely)...
and forgot to plant more than the one.

i think i'll put some other seeds in there tonight...
hopefully there's still time for them to bloom this year.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

explorers...

explorers... by credd
explorers..., a photo by credd on Flickr.

this morning when i was out watering my garden...
and photographing its progress...
i saw the shadow of something thru the petals.

i dropped the hose...
and went inside to get another lens.

i pulled the flower down...
and there was the beetle.
the gnat was a bonus.

i just love the fuzziness of the sunflower stem!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

friday update...

friday update... by credd
friday update..., a photo by credd on Flickr.
the raised bed is doing quite well.

last week we secured some netting to the back of the trellis...
so that we could train the cucumbers to go up the back...
instead of spreading out over the bed and covering up everything.


the watermelon branches are a few feet long...
and still growing.

i saw one teeny watermelon last week...
and photographed it.
but a couple of days later...
it had fallen off.

there are at least ten more that i saw this week...
so hopefully at least one of them will grow into maturity.

i harvested two japanese eggplants this week...
and of course...
my csa box had three HUGE eggplants in it this week...
so i will definitely be cooking something with all of them tomorrow.

btw...
my csa box also contained basil, cucumbers and tomatoes...
all of which i am growing...
and they are producing abundantly.

today for dinner...
i made panzanella...
and used a few of the tomatoes...
and one of the cucumbers.

tomorrow...
i'm making bread and butter pickles...
and roasting more tomatoes to put up in my freezer.

panzanella recipe on my food blog.  

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

a double-fisted half-caff type of day...

this morning...
i was invited to the 'from where i stand' group.

i was on a conference call.
saw the sun on the floor...
and viola.

the cup on the right contained decaf...
but i needed the cup on the left to counteract it...
and give me that edge.

***

i drink decaf espresso.
on the rocks.
four of 'em.

i go 100 mph on my own...
and really don't need the caffeine.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

mojito magic...

mojito magic... by credd
mojito magic..., a photo by credd on Flickr.

idea compliments of holly...
aka soupatraveler.

only...
i used vodka instead of rum.

limes.
mint.
vodka.
sugar.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

finally...

finally... by credd
finally..., a photo by credd on Flickr.

i planted a mixture of sunflower seeds a couple of months ago.
the stalks are SUPER tall...
and i've been waiting on the flowers to bloom it seems like forever!

well...
finally...
one of the flowers is opening today.

the flower in this photo was planted from seeds from last year's flowers.

the different varieties i planted range in height from 6 inches to 4 feet.

Friday, August 5, 2011

what lurks beneath all those leaves...

top left -
the first melon i saw. this plant is COVERED with flowers.

top right -
melon flower

bottom left -
japanese eggplant

bottom right -
pickling cucumber. i've got my work cut out for me.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

breakfast on the patio...

breakfast on the patio... by credd
breakfast on the patio..., a photo by credd on Flickr.

i've never really been one for breakfast...
but...
i've been going to a nutritionist...
and have really been making an effort to not have my body survive on coffee until noonish...
or so.

this morning...
after my workout...
i fixed myself a bowl of cereal...
and took it and a cup of coffee...
to the patio.

and...
since my gadgets and i are rarely separated...
my ipad and camera accompanied me.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

thai basil...

thai basil... by credd
thai basil..., a photo by credd on Flickr.

i bought this plant a couple of weeks ago...
after seeing a photo by tafari of some thai basil he'd bought.

a few years ago...
i grew five different types.

this year...
i have two genovese basil plants...
and this one thai basil plant.

i've made two batches of pesto this year...
and i see a couple more in the near future.

the thai basil...
i will use in soups and stir-frys.