yesterday just went on by. i didn't say rabbit rabbit and i didn't fool anyone. i found the secret access to the moon, though. right on the back wall of my office.
two thirds of a rabbit
speaking of which, what do you see in a full moon? i see a bunny rabbit in profile much like the energizer rabbit. so, in the image above, the bunny's head is facing left and his ears are bent back toward the right. see it? missy dee has been the only one to tell me that she sees this rabbit instead of the man on the moon. it's comforting because i thought i was the only one. well, i thought i was the only one who got here in a pod, too. until i met her.
speaking of whom, remember how i mentioned missy dee likes bee things? well, looky here:
md's bee card
that was a shameless bragging of another letter hand written for me. what can i say? snail mail makes me very happy.
i did have a wild outing last night. wild meaning i left work and didn't go home. g, her cousin b, and i went to costco, land o plenty, for dinner. three girls, three hot dogs, and a churro. it would have been a lot wilder if b had some beer. but this being only a thuy sort of wild, b had a soda. nonetheless, we had a lot of fun playing find-that-vcr, fondling flat screen tvs, and cutting in line. the best part was, we howled at the moon all the way home.
sundays jg and i go have breakfast at a beach near the miramar. it was an unusually hot day this past sunday. while we were wandering around, we saw a whale jump out of the water in the distance. we've seen a lot of dolphins but never a whale. or these:
bottle, no message
baby crab barely alive
it wouldn't be me if i didn't pick him up
and put him on jg
before i let him go
mirror on barker pass
worm's eye view of the world
then we decided to clean the fish pond. i was sad to find these:
empty water snail shells
i can't let this week squeak by without mentioning snail. finally, check this out:
that's the flower stem on one of our many succulents. curiously feminine in shape and color.
that's all for today. i've been putting a lot of effort into creating a tasteful about page. the concept of me me me really puts me off. yet the hypocrite in me loves looking at the about pages on other people's blogs, especially the ones with pictures. if you have suggestions, please leave a comment or email me.
it has been an uneventful week. i haven't much to show today except the lunch party my office had on wednesday at the yatch club to celebrate the company's 20th anniversay.
taken at one end of the table
and at the other end
view of the break water from the yatch club
it was an okay lunch. i had sea food ciopino, not the best i've ever had. it was nice to be down by the water. it's surprising how seldom i see the beach. i only live half a mile away.
i took my time walking back from lunch along the marina. i like seeing small fish and crabs in the clear shallow water.
cancer in the water
serena d santa barbara
move along, bikes
and don't swim
typical of my bosses' management style, we had to go back to work after the party. very anti-climactic.
school of shrieking kids
then, guess who pulled up next to me at the intersection?
cancer on the road
that's orion. he works at my office and has the same birthday i do. when he saw me he turned up the reggae and stuck his head out to shout "this song is for you!" if it wasn't for those kids crossing the road, i would have run (ran?) the red light to escape the embarrassment.
last night g, b, and i had our second girls night out. i had a headache but i couldn't pass up a chance to shop. while the purchases were kept under control, the chon chon talk got way out of hand. my achy head nearly exploded from all the laughing. i guess that's a risk i take for hanging around catholic girls.
in effort to provide you with some information about the person(s) behind this website, here are answers to questions you may or may not be asking:
a: schmee is my honorary name given by my friend julia, one of whose beloved cats is known as schmoo. schmee because it rhymes with thuy. bot is in honor of my webmaster, who likes to add bot after a lot of words.
a: my webmaster has a cat named spooky. see answer to the previous question. voila, spookybot!
q: are you a cat?
a: no. i look like the crazy person in picture above except with less hair.
q: do you have a cat?
a: unfortunately, no.
q: why don't you use caps?
a: i use lowercase in protest to my job which requires me to write in ALL CAPS ALL THE TIME. so, unless there are points to be made or quotes to be had, it'll be all lowercase.
q: who designed your website?
a: the layout, graphics, colors, etc is all me. the blog script and anything remotely pertains to programming, it's all my webmaster. he's a genius.
q: why are your comment page and your archive page so messy looking?
a: because my webmaster is busy planning a trip to france and is neglecting the cosmetics of the lesser pages. i hope to get these pages in better shape one day, especially the archives.
i'm sure there will be more questions to come. in the mean time, if you have some, please leave me a comment. thanks!
i got a mass email that has something to do with celtic astrology and trees. from my birthdate, i got this:
Apple Tree (the Love) -- quiet and shy at times, lots of charm, appeal, and attraction, pleasant attitude, flirtatious smile, adventurous, sensitive, loyal in love, wants to love and be loved, faithful and tender partner, very generous, many talents, loves children, needs affectionate partner.
when i fact, i'm more like this:
Walnut Tree (the Passion) -- unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts, often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromise.
i think i'm 20% apple and 80% walnut. emphasis on nut.
while we're on the subject, i'm a zodiac cancer, a pig on the chinese equivalent. i'm also an intj per myers briggs. the thespark.com personality test once determined that i'm the scientist. whatever.
astrology makes for a fun read but it's no more accurate than fortune cookies. if you have time to spare, take the myers briggs. at least it has some factual basis in type casting a person. let me know what yours is.
when i got to work today my office looked like the power was down. not one light was on. turns out orion had turned them all off so he could pretend like he was still in bed. he looked like he just got out of jail. i did some mug shots of him to test out my broken camera.*
bed head dawgy
these days it's been hard for me to get up and go to work. i think i'm burned out.
*this morning i discovered that my f401 is acting up. i was trying to take a picture of my knitting progress and the display jumped to the file size selection screen. my fingers were no where near the file size button but i thought i must have touched it by accident. so i made the screen go away and took a picture. then the light meter screen popped up. this is a function that only goes on when selected.
in my panic i took a few shots around the house to test the basic picture taking mode. it seems to work just fine. here's a shot of my work space.
sea of mess
just a few days ago i turned it on in play mode and it froze. but i didn't think much of it. i got a sinking feeling this morning that it's broken. now i have to find the one year warranty papers and take care of it.
i can hear my brothers saying, "that's what happens when you buy things on ebay." oh well. it was fun while it lasted.
my camera, fuji f401, is working just fine aside from the brain clots it suffers by occasionally popping up random screens. here are a few more of the test shots i took yesterday.
the thinker--actual height: 2.5"
holes in a bag
red leaves+con trail
all the photo taking functions seem to be operating fine. i'm debating if i should send it in for repair. or wait until the screen says, "psst, fea, quit whining and get me fixed already."
thursday nights are now officially girls night on salinas street. g, b, and i had a classy dinner while watching the apprentice. it had been ages since i ate scottish food. mcdonald's is way below my standards. i'm a kentucky fried chicken sort of girl.
g wore the bib the came with her happy meal
today it's been super windy. the willow tree down by the creek fell down.
weeping for the willow
here's the view from our back yard:
the riviera, aka where we don't live
jg is not very happy with the birds that live right above our front door.
tiny nest (lower right corner)
let's see if you can find the difference in the two following photos:
now you see it
now you don't
it was very peculiar to see a bird scurrying around in the shadows on the deck in our back yard. and it had a dried oak leaf hanginng off its beak. interesting, eh?
i'm only showing this picture so i can use the word juxtaposition. it's jg's mountain bike mounted on top of my car.
bike in the sky
a lot of clouds in the sky today despite the whipping wind. i watched them fly by tuft by tuft. i can never take enough pictures of clouds.
i just spent the last half hour on the phone with my credit card company. my mastercard was compromised.
i got a call from gamut enterprise asking me to verify the order i placed on their website. i asked him, "what do you sell?" he said, "we're a long distance phone card service."
turns out my impostor made three telephone related orders using my information: a cell phone plan purchase, a long distance call, and a phone card. the sum came up to about $70, which is surprisingly small for spreeing on someone else's card.
what i don't like knowing is that this shitwheel has my personal information, such as my mailing address, phone numbers, etc. two of my sisters had their entire identity compromised. one had to go down to the police station to prove she's not the woman they caught on video tape using my sister's credit card and id! apparently this impostor applied and received a whole slew of credit cards using my sister's information, down to her social security number!
in case you are wondering: my credit card is not stolen. it is in my possession. the theft must have occurred online. i understand this risk everytime i place an online order. but i don't know any way around it. dot com shopping is so prevalent and, well, convenient. i guess that's a risk i have to to live with.
the bad news is: i have to go to disneyland tomorrow.
the good news is: i got my digital camera back today. seems to be pretty good and fixed. i haven't ran out and taken any celebratory pictures yet. but, to show how happy i am, here's one of me taken some two weeks ago:
thuy at shoreline park
i don't know how long this dud camera will stay operable. i've got ten months of warranty left. let's hope i won't have to deploy it again for at least another 42 days.
here's a two week old macro shot for good measure.