Tuesday, March 09, 2010

can't make up my mind...

The tall one mentioned that he liked the new look, but also enjoyed having one of my pictures as the header to the blog. Since I don't have the time to fix the other blog template, it's back to the old...but with new colors because it's ALMOST SPRING!!


Saturday while wandering back to the house after dropping Sophie off to have her back struts replaced (yay dirt roads!!) I took quite a few pictures of the cherry blossoms in the neighborhood with the background dominated by the beautiful bright blue sky. Unfortunately since I don't go shooting as much anymore I forget the little things like..oh, I don't know, adjusting the ISO. der. So as I'm scrolling through the shots I'm thinking to myself "man, these shots are NOISY!" I'm such an idiot. I guess that's one thing about lomophotography. Seeing as you just shoot from the hip and don't worry about what comes out until later I guess it's made me forget the technical parts of my DSLR. Oh well.

david gray

On my way back to pick Sophie up, my back started to spasm. Each step I took made pain shoot down my left leg and it was all I could do to walk the 6 or so blocks to the auto repair shop. I played with a new photography iPhone app to keep my mind off of the pain, and you can see the finished product above.

Luckily the tall one had gone to the doctor earlier in the day (well, not so lucky for him...poor thing) and had been given a prescription for vicodin, which kept me in a happy haze for the rest of the weekend.

We did venture out on Saturday to see Alice in Wonderland in IMAX 3D...at Northgate. Who knew they had an IMAX theater there? I sure didn't.

I have to give another shout out to my lovely tall one for taking care of me when I was yet again broken. The last time this happened was when I drove up to Seattle from LA. My back hurt so bad that I couldn't move from the couch. It was horrible...and I had to deal with it alone in a strange city with no one to help me. I can't tell you how great it was to have someone there, even if just to say "my baby is ow. sad face."


MandiCrocker said...

awww... :)

and i just wanted to say that I lOVE the shot of the boots with the mountaintop backdrop. makes my soul peaceful. :)

stacy marie said...

Thank you! :)

That boot shot is my nemesis. That hike was on Granite Mountain and the summit is after a large boulder field and is topped with a fire look out. It's around 8 miles round trip with a gain of almost 4000 feet. It's a killer...and it almost killed me. That shot of my boots was as far as I got on the boulder field because my legs were such jello after the strenuous hike up. I couldn't make it to the top even though it was only a couple hundred feet away.

I put the picture up there as a reminder that I will finish this year, I will hike to the very top!

and at the very least it was a beautiful view :)