23 May 2007

22 May 2007

Need to Stop and Smell the Roses



I have been so busy lately. No time, well for anything. This is one of the most busiest times in my life. I'm getting married in 32 day! What. When? To who? It is so hard to believe that this is actually going to happen. I found out my Dad is not doing all that well and my Grandpa isn't either. They both are very much so touch and go.They have good days and bad days, but no real certain terms. This is good in so many ways. I have so much to be thankful for. I have them for another day. What could be better than that right now. The idea is to not jump to conclusions on their fate, even though to many it would feel really good to know when each is going to go. To plan, to not be shocked if they do pass way, to feel some sense of control when none exists. The idea to just appreciate today and be in the "now". That is so easy to say but hard to actually do. Both cases are not simple or easy, but riddled with complexity. Intertwining and rotating each day. When I can not see, I will see with faith alone.

I have been thinking of a good way to send them a get well video card, since I can't be there in person. It may be the start of a totally new blog dedicated to just that... still thinking the idea through. How could other out of town family contribute and how would they view the cards or messages?

Keeping up the good spirits and work. Oh. I gained 3 lbs! HAAAAAA Nooooo! Gym, salad, air! Lets hope it was water weight!

Sand Art






All those hours spent on something that will melt away. Really amazing when you think about it.

20 May 2007

Pirates of Caribbean

I saw this option of the pirates site. Although it is a bit much to give out code, being in advertising I sold out along time ago. This is one movie I will see in the Theater and make Mark attend. Some of my youth was spent at Disney World, being the Florida native that I am. Mom and I loved this ride and now its a trilogy.

18 May 2007

Jesus is my coach







Jesus is My Coach are these statues to encourage children. They are so cheesy. I just love religious kitch.

09 May 2007

Tampa Bay St. Mary




I remember when this appeared in the late 90's. This building used to be a financial banking institution. It is located on US 19 in Clearwater. After people starting believing it was a picture of St. Mary appearing, they would venerate the image with candles and clog up the parking lot. Needless to say the company had to vacate and to this day it is empty. A local religious community purchased the building... I think. It has be vandalized twice but the image has come back. The next time I am in Florida, I will take a picture and see if she is still there.

Religious Kitsch










All the kitsch stuff people make to reflect god or gods. so interesting. Jesus on a computer? Very funny in a strange way. The color choices here are really vivid.

08 May 2007

Inspiration: Vintage Style











I love to look at old stamps, postcards and random vintage finds. It is interesting to see how typography was handled or how the photo was taken of the subject matter.