Header image

Sorry for the silence…but between hacking up a lung with this cold thing, having two dental appointments and processing all the pictures from my Nascar weekend in Vegas I am just starting to get back into the swing of things. Throw in a time change, having to learn a new system at work and my slight swing towards procrastination when I am not feeling well and you end up with an empty blog. Sorry about that.

I am hoping to post today or tomorrow about the NASCAR experience….sorry it has taken me so darn long.


Posted by Amy in General - (2 Comments)

I am back. Overall my trip was full of COMPLETE AND TOTAL AWESOMENESS… and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. And hopefully share some of the 400 pictures I took (and no I am not kidding).

I saw some totally awesome guest posts…and I will comment on them soon…(I did one already because I couldn’t resist).

Unfortunately I brought back with me some kinda cold/allergy thing (perhaps due to hanging out with 300,000 crazy NASCAR fans)… that has me sniffly, coughing up a lung, and tired (although that may have something to do with getting up at 5:30 AM and leaving at 7:00 am to then get lost AGAIN and have to find my way out of vegas…to then drive 500 miles home).

I will try to update you all again tomorrow.

On Vacation!

Posted by Amy in General - (1 Comments)

Ok…I am pretty much out of here as of very early Friday morning. I will not be back until March 5th or so.

Things I will be doing:

Seeing Slaughter in Vegas

Hanging out in Vegas with BFM

Going to the UAW Dodge 400 in Vegas

I am hoping to take LOTS of pictures. I am taking two cameras and 6 gigs worth of cards.

As always my usual suspects can guest post whenever they want (that means you Chrissy, Bill, ETS, Janet, E) but they shouldn’t feel pressured.

Susan sez: These questions come, once again, from the “Coke or Pepsi” book I
bought at Julia’s last book fair.

1. Are you always up-to-date on the news? I am fairly up-to-date on local and national news.
2. What is your favorite hot beverage? Depends on my mood. Usually it is a white chocolate mocha from starbucks or my Aveda tea.
3. Would you rather go to the museum of art or natural history?I love museums of any type really so it wouldn’t matter but if I had to pick I would probably say Art.
4. The best food comes from which country? This is an odd question…I don’t think I pay attention to where food comes from. I do like to try new foods.
5. Would you rather bicycle through Europe or go on an African Safari? A hard one!! I am thinking Europe…but the safari would be so interesting.

(and by the way? Coke Zero or Diet Coke all the way).

Ok peoples…I leave FRIDAY (that is THIS FRIDAY) for Vegas for the NASCAR races…I am so excited that I get all antsy just thinking about it.  I know I am leaving a whole week early but there is a reason- Slaughter is playing this weekend so I get a doubleshot…Slaughter AND Racing whoohooo). Anyways…for those of you who have been to NASCAR races before is there anything you can think of that I should take with me that I might not think to take???


Also I spent part of this last weekend playing with my new camera and so far I love it…it does have a learning curve as I find it more advanced than my little ol’ canon elf.  Anyway I have seen Janet do this before…so I am curious which do you like better (and why if you can tell me). You can click on each one to be taken to the picture on flicker if you want to look at it in a bigger size.




Also if you want to see more check out my Asilomar Beach photoset, My Deer photoset and my Roxy with New Camera Photoset.

  • Lesson Learned: When sitting at an intersection screeching along with Bon Jovi…I might want to consider whether or not the sunroof is open before deciding to “sing” along…because people will laugh…even if the windows are shut.
  • Funny Sight I Am Sure: My brother happens to walk in to our house (he now lives across the street from us) on Sunday just as the Daytona 500 is winding down- to find my father and I both on our feet standing like two feet from the television screaming. My dad was yelling DRIVE BOY DRIVE (at Tony) and I was yelling GOGOGOGOGO (at- you guessed it- Tony). My mom? She was just sitting there going WHERE’S JR? And Roxy? Well Roxy was hiding and thinking Oh no…not this yelling thing again. I am sure our non-relative neighbors thought we were all insane. Ryan Newman won being pushed by his teammate Kurt Busch…the duo passed Tony with less than half a lap to go. URG!!!
  • Speaking of the Daytona 500…there were some great commercials. My favorite by far was the Toyota Fan Controller commercial. My next favorite was the DaleJr Gorilla commercial. And my third was the Home Depot commercial.
  • Also speaking of Daytona Advertisements I really the sprint catchphrase “Speed is Beautiful”.
  • Funny Thing My Dad Said: When I told him I wanted to go to the beach to practice using my new camera for when I go the races in Vegas…he replied “Well if you want to practice taking pictures for the races- it would probably be easier if I just dropped you off on the side of the highway for an hour or so…” I think he might have been serious. I had to explain to him that I just wanted to get a feel for carrying and taking pictures with a bigger camera. And get use to where all the damn buttons are and what they do. That will probably take longer though.

First I present to you the Vacations R Us MI-5:

1. What is the longest vacation you have ever been on?  That would be this vacation I am taking. I am leaving Friday the 22nd and coming home somewhere around March 4th. 

2. Where is your favorite place to vacation? Well I like Las Vegas because I have a friend I can stay with…and hang with…but I am also a big Disneyland fan so it is a toss up. 

3. Name some place you would like to go on vacation that you haven’t been before?  Lots of places: New York, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida.

4. When you vacation do you like to plan out every minute or roll with the flow? Mostly I am a roll-with-the-flow person.

5. Are you more of an ocean person or a mountain person? Ocean all the way.

Friday Fill-in number 59:

1. Snowdrops are falling on my head. (no not really)
2. I’m going to go home very soon so I can get to the camera shop before they close today.
3. International Harvester is a song whose lyrics have meaning to me.
4. Just one sip and I’ll tell you what I think.
5. Home is where I’m happiest.
6. I believe that CREATIVITY is a necessary part of life.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to Italian Wedding Soup, tomorrow my plans include errands and camera experiments and Sunday, I want to settle in for the Daytona 500!

One of the first pictures taken with my new camera. A Canon Powershot S5 IS.

Anyone have any suggestions for cleaning the lense on my new baby? (don’t ask– but I am heartsick over it let me tell you.)