Because I want to get in on this photo shoot!
This blog has pictures submitted with people taking pictures using their vinyl covers and incorporating themselves into the shot. Its pretty much genius. Oh Sleeveface.…another case of “why didn’t I think of that first?”
So Scientific American today posted the winners from their BioScapes Contest. Basically microscopic photography. This is probably some of the most beautiful shit ive seen.
These are lobster eggs!
Here are a few more just to pretty up my blog.
this one is part of a Jewel Beetle and its eye (upper right)
And these are muscles in a marine worms head.
You can read the whole article for more shots. Its pretty unreal.
Yet another recipie on 101 Cookbooks that I want to make. The recent obsession for Brussels Sprouts has not been put to rest yet. Last year I made a great brussels sprout recipe for Thanksgiving Dinner. Super easy. Just the sprouts, a shit ton of garlic, olive oil and slivered almonds…baked for a while. Pretty brainless. Maybe I will bring this one this year. I’ll try it out tonight and let you know how it goes. Think I’ll quarter the sprouts for easy prep.
Also, isn’t it amazing how just a picture of food makes you want to eat it. Doesn’t matter what is in it…if it looks delicious in a photo, chances are I’ll want to eat it. I guess it helps if you have nice serving dishes and fancy kitchens. I’ll show you my photo after I cook it, probably not the same quality.
recipe after the break.
I went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium this past weekend. To be quite honest, with all the hype, I was a little underwhelmed. The Great White Shark they have been talking up is located in murky water with a bunch of other fish, and the only glimpse of it I got was brief. The hammerhead was much more people friendly. I was however impressed with the collection of jellyfish. The displays were lit up immacutely, and the colors were astounding. The coolest jellyfish though wasnt photographed because unless I had a video camera you couldnt capture the magic. It looked like a translucent burning man float with neon electricity shooting thru it. If only I remembered the name.
Here are a few of my favorite shots, and you can see the rest of the visit here. Creepy.
So different…yet all so beautiful
I spent a beautiful weekend in Monterey. The weather was perfect, and the occasion was lovely. I have known Rachel for many years. I met her in High School when we worked at a day camp together. We then both ended up in San Diego, and then after I graduated college and moved out of the “college area,” she was my first roommate near the beach. She eventually moved back to LA, and I went to San Francisco, but our friendship held strong. She is what I like to call a “low maintenece friend”. We chat every six months or so, and when we do its like no time has passed in between.
Rachel got married this past Sunday. She married Peter, whom she had known for quite some time as well, but they started dating just three years ago. Everyone was there to celebrate, and it was quaint at about 85 people, but it was great because it made each individual feel important. When I showed up to the rehearsal dinner, I was greeted fondly by Rachel and her family and it felt like she was truly happy I was there. I am not connected to most of the people there, but they also made Mick and I feel like we belonged in this group of strangers. I guess thats what love does. It brings people together, and gives warm fuzzies to all who surround it. I hope that I bring that feeling to people too. I hope people can see the happy.
So I was initially driven to this guys flickr.com site this morning, and found the Lego Storm Troopers participating in the Bejing Olympics to be quite adorable. I want to post one for you to see, but my WordPress won’t let me for some reason.
My personal favorite is the series of 3for the passing of the baton in the 4×100 relay
To my surprise and delight, there was an additional post about Legos on Yahoo today, regarding this guys art. All I can say is WOW.
Click the link or the picture….and prepare to be amazed.
So….a little while back my friend Eray started selling her photos on Etsy.com. She has actually been quite successful at this way to make a little extra money on the side. Perhaps its because she is talented, and people like her stuff and they buy it. Yah…that’s definitely the reason why. Well…she got me thinking about it. It costs $.20 to post a listing. Whats the harm right? So…I did it. I posted some photos on Etsy. I did a few a couple of months ago, and they have gotten some views, but alas, no one buys. So I posted a few more today. Does anyone have any advice as to how to successfully sell stuff on Etsy? Talent…thats one way. But how do you get people to SEE your listings? Tags? Clever labels? Any tips? Help a sista out.
You can check it out thus far at furfur-tography.