Wednesday, December 31, 2008

No longer Pizza Hut

Antioch, CA

Evidently now that they serve pasta they are no longer Pizza Hut. They are just Hut.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Fogged Vineyards

Oakley, CA

I took this at about 8:30 this morning while I was picking up my mail. I actually meant to go out later and take pictures, but my cold had me napping at lunch and my netflix membership had me watching a movie when I got home.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Buchanan & Somersville

Antioch, CA

I took this on my way home from the Doctor's office.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


Antioch, CA

What's the one thing you should take with you when you go on vacation and you run a photo a day blog - oh that's right - the charger for your camera.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Happy Birthday to me

Fremont CA

For my birthday I had big plans to go to the zoo and have fun - instead the nasal congestion plugged up my ears and gave me the general feeling of being in a fog. I'll have to go to the zoo later when I'm feeling better. For now - I rest.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Day 3 of my hibernation

Fremont, CA

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Dinner

Fremont, CA

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve

Oakley, CA

We had a Burmese Mountain dog and a Santa hat at work all day. They seemed like a natural fit.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Picture of Pictures

Oakley, CA

I got a letter today from Kentucky that had pictures of Tennessee in it.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Birthday Chocolate

Oakley, CA

My Birthday Buddy delivered my gift a little early. I got enough chocolate to last me through the rest of winter I think.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

eight hands on two grands

Oakland, CA

I love going to this performance every year. This year I got less blurry shots that I got last year.

I love this performance because they play two of my favorite Christmas songs (Unlike my mother - I only have five). They play What Child is this and Silent Night.

(My others - In Excelsis Deo, Mary Did You Know, Carol of the Bells)

Sacramento Sunset

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Temple Hill in Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

A friend of mine graduated from Sac State today and I went to an open house in her honor. Afterward, I went to go see the Sacramento CA temple. I had never seen it before and was very impressed with how beautiful it is and the grounds are (there is this huge park next to it owned by the church)

I put some additional pictures up on the temple blog and I posted some sunset pictures on BTC.

Friday, December 19, 2008

OSF lights

Concord CA

I went to dinner with some friends tonight and this set of lights illuminated the lobby.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

flowers for little bear

Antioch, CA

Little Bear
died on the way to the Vet ER last night. Flowers and words of sympathy have been pouring in all day.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I got the box

Antioch, Ca
...Now all I need is the girl and the ring.

One of my co-workers gave me this box with food inside for Christmas. Could care less about the candy but I loved the box.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tools of the trade

Oakley, CA

I think I win for scariest photo of the year for 2008.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Storm front

Oakley, CA

Sunday, December 14, 2008

break in the rain

Antioch, CA

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Pittsburg, CA

For 4 hours today I finished the homework and started studying for the final on Monday. Life at a Junior College is so different than life at the Lord's University. At BYUI - the library was open until 11PM and people used it until then. I got kicked out of the math lab at 4 pm today and after I pointed out that the Antioch main library was closed and that the school's library closed at 2 PM, a professor was nice enough to open up a study room for me to stay in until 6 PM at which I got booted from there too. When I left - this was the parking lot out side - On the Saturday before finals!! Don't people need to be finishing projects or having group study sessions or at least creating master cheat sheets? Why was I the only one left?

(BTC - Messiah on Temple Hill tonight.)

Live Nativity and Messiah

After Studying I went to Oakland tonight to see Live Nativity and Messiah. Messiah was really good this year, and by that I mean - I stayed awake for the whole thing. I might go back tomorrow.

You better not pout you better not cry

Santa is coming to town, just as soon as he get's Rudolph hooked up with GPS. That red nose was no good this morning and Santa was 15 minutes late because of the dense fog. Mrs. Claus ended up driving Santa in the Ford Explorer which is what Santa is watching in this picture.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Black Forest

Oakley, Ca

We had the monthly Building Birthday lunch/December Holiday event today at work. I made Black Forest Cheesecake. After the Early Start people were done singing to me - guess who showed up?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cloudy sunset

Concord CA

Post #550
551 days since day one

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I do all my own snowflakes

Oakley, CA

I redid the window lay out at work today. Now that the harvest is over - it's time for snow.

5 more days of class.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Morning Fog

Oakley, CA

6 more days until the final. 7 more days until the crappy shots come to an end.

Monday, December 8, 2008

pinked sunset

Oakley, CA

So, in exactly 1 week from today my stats class will be over (yippee!) and then I will go back to taking good pictures. My next classes will be a little more my thing (though a little more expensive as well) and they are self paced, so I'll be able to dictate my photo schedule better.

Until then - you get this.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

foggy sunset

Antioch/Brentwood, CA

The fog has been sticking around all day lately.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

breaking habits

Antioch, CA

I took the boys out for fast food tonight. However, I am trying to break this habit.

Friday, December 5, 2008

More Christmas Temple shots

Oakland, CA

I was up at the temple again tonight for what could be considered a date (though it didn't start out that way and I don't think the girl would call it that so I won't call it that). We went to see this dance performance thingy that didn't suck. After the performance, we walked around while I talked and I took pictures. I thought Amye might enjoy these.

(By the way, Yesterdays PAD got nixed from the boss. And I quote "Sean, that picture might scare the children so you need a different one.")

Thursday, December 4, 2008

for the wall

Oakley, CA

The Antioch office has a big wall with all of the employees' pictures on it. Well - all except one. For several months I have been dodging the request to turn in a picture of myself. I used the excuses that seemed to work "I keep forgetting." "We don't have any film for the Polaroid." "I'll get to it next week." And so on and so forth. Well - word got out that not only do I have access to a camera - but I take pictures every day. Some of my co-workers even know about my blog (this one not that one). So word came down from the big boss that I need to turn in a picture by Friday of next week to have it put on the board. So today at work I spent some time taking pictures of myself looking bored, unimpressed and generally bland. This was one of the better ones. If I remember next time I'm at the Antioch office I'll take pictures of the board so you can see what I am compared to.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Antioch, CA

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Oh Christmas tree

Oakley, CA

For some reason I couldn't put up Halloween decorations because it was offensive but the building puts up a Christmas Tree. Even stranger than that, I was volunteered to help set it up by my boss and other people in the building.

Monday, December 1, 2008