Saturday, January 31, 2009

Fire trucks

Antioch, CA

They rolled three Engines and a Captain, but by the time I got there with my camera I missed the action. Oh well.

Friday, January 30, 2009


Antioch, Ca

When I lived with John I had my father build me a closet because my room didn't come with one. When John got us evicted, my father suggested I save my old closet "because you never know when you might need one again." I begrudgingly kept it. Well it turns out the new place I'm moving into doesn't have a closet. So I dug this out of storage and now I'm eating crow.

Post #600 & Happy Birthday to John - his 41st.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Web Weaver

Click on Picture to see it better.
Clyde, Ca

I got stood up tonight by a friend. We were supposed to move his TV. While waiting for his return call I found this nice web and tried to photograph it. First I tried my flashlight and then I tried using my flash. I'm not happy with either. I think for it to really work I would need to back light the web with a flash below the frame of the camera.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Apple Mouse

Antioch, CA

The 13 year-old has an internship this week at a candy store. She dipped this apple in chocolate and used other cookies to make the mouse face.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Primer white

Antioch, CA

Monday, January 26, 2009

Abnormal psych

Oakley CA

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Storm moving in

Antioch, CA

When I got out of church it was sunny over my head and very dark north of me. So I went down by the river and took shots of the storm moving south.

(More shots across the water - BTC)
(An almost complete rainbow, if I had merging software - BTC)


I need my dad's picture merging software to do these three pictures and the rainbow justice.

more from down by the river

broken wrist

A friend of mine broke his wrist playing hop scotch.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

cloudy sunset

Antioch, CA

We've had cloudy rainy weather the last few days, then today was clear, but tonight after sunset it got cloudy and windy again and by morning it should be down pouring again.

Friday, January 23, 2009

gutter at night

Bencia, CA

I went out to dinner with some friends tonight. The more and more I take night shots the more and more I think I need to invest in a Gorrillapod.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

new tub

Oakley, CA

We got our new none-working bathtub at work today. Technically we got it on Tuesday, but it was 1.5 inches too big to fit through the door so it sat out in the hall way until today.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Antioch, CA

I have always found washing other people's dishes to be therapeutic. Washing my dishes is a chore but others is perfect therapy.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inaguration Day

Antioch, CA

I try to not be political on Photo a Day, but I was very happy to be an American today. To see the dreams of Martin Luther King fulfilled and to see our country come full circle from the atrocities of the 1800s - what an amazing day to be an American. I watched as much as I could at home before going to work. Once at work we were left to listening on the radio as the bandwidth for the County's computers were over ran. I came home tonight and listened to the speech one more time and was reminded of what a great country I live in. I loved how Obama reminded us that we are the same hard workers and innovators as we were before this economical crisis. We are the people that put a man on the moon. We are the people who helped two men start a computer company in their garage. We are the people that brought home the Power Soccer World Cup. This hasn't changed since the economic crisis. We've made it through tough times and we will do it again. Because we are Americans.

As icing on the cake, it was nice of MSNBC to show the white moving trucks packing up the last of Bush's crap. Good ridance.

(BTC - More from Yesterday - I like the third one the best)

more from Yesterday

Monday, January 19, 2009

Chabot Lake

Chabot Lake, Castro Valley, CA

I took my dad on a hike/bike adventure today. I couldn't decide on just one photo a day for today.

(BTC - dogs separated at birth)
(BTC - Trash)
(BTC - blurred waterfalls)

waterfall trickles

Who the heck brings Starbucks two miles on a hike?

seperated at birth

We saw a ton of dogs today. These two were the cutest though. As soon as they saw each other they raced toward each other. They sniffed each other and played with each other. They didn't play with anyone else, just with each other. It was like they were long loss cousins.

With Dad

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Antioch, CA

(BTC - Lunch, Dinner and Supper)

(BTC - Hog)


I've always been a sucker for a Harley, especially one of the police style ones.

bigger boys

The whole gang including Supper (Mama)
The black ears are Lunch's ears. Lunch is a little camera shy so all you get in his ears.
This is Dinner. The 9 year-old accidentally dropped him and now Dinner has a tipped right ear.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

define Irony

Pleasant Hill, CA

Friday, January 16, 2009

dew drops

Oakley, CA

I was trying to catch the dew off of the right corner of the sign but I think my lighting was blocked too much. But hey - at least it ain't a sunset picture right?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

contrast in lawn lines

Antioch/Brentwood/Oakley CA

I like the swirls on the hill and how they contrast with the rows level with the camera.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

pink trees

Oakley, CA

One of these days I'll remember to go take pictures during lunch or during the morning, but until then you will keep getting this crap.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Oakley, CA

We still have candy canes left over from Christmas.

Monday, January 12, 2009

snuggling zoe

Antioch, CA

Zoe was awfully cuddly tonight. She was all over me as Tom had me watch this TV show I've never seen before: 24. The show wasn't bad but Zoe was a little annoying. I was glad when the 16 year-old got home and Zoe went to annoy her.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Antioch CA

I was playing Skipbo with a few of my future roommates tonight. While we were playing, the 9 year-old was asking for requests for pictures. The dragon and monkey were my requests.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Orange red

Oakland CA


Friday, January 9, 2009


Antioch, CA

I took Fancy Simple's advice and instead of running errands during lunch I went down to the Delta and took pictures.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

sunset barf

Oakley, CA