So Josh came down this week and stayed a few days. This is always a plus for us as we both love hanging with him :) A little backstory… Josh got all — and I mean all — of his gear stolen just a few months ago. Luckily, he had insurance so he was fine. However, this isn’t something one would choose to go through. I’m sure anyone who’s filed a claim knows that ;)
So the last night Josh was here, he almost left that night. He ended up staying the night and planned on heading out in the morning. That was until this happened…
Josh got all of his gear stolen… again!! Poor guy. Happened sometime in the middle of the night on our street. He looks mad in this picture, but Josh, being the happy go lucky guy we all love, took it in stride with laughs and smiles. I love when people can do stuff like that. So many people would huff and puff — sort of that “don’t talk to me right now!” attitude. Not Josh. One of the many reasons why I (and so many others) love the guy :)
Last night when we walked home, we noticed this little guy perched on our fence…
Hate away, but I absolutely love opossums. I’m a firm believer in the idea that if you can find beauty and be excited about the supposed “ugly” things in life, that which is generally accepted as “beautiful” is just that much sweeter.
It took about an hour for this guy to get down — which was tricky as we had to lock the dogs in the house so we didn’t have a little scuffle on our hands. Opossums can fend for themselves, but I wouldn’t want it getting hurt at all by Remmy. As of now, he’s still hiding (about 3 hours later) in a bush about 3 feet from the fence — on the inside of our yard, of course. I didn’t want him to get hurt, so I built a barricade around him that leads to a tree he can climb — but that Remmy and Trouble can’t get into. If you look hard enough, you’ll see that this little guy is as cute as anything out there :)
So Lindsay’s good friend (and old boss) asked her if she could sub today and yesterday at her old preschool. Lindsay LOVED being a preschool teacher — she’s the best of the best at it — so she always gets excited to be back there every so often.
Here’s a story from yesterday — a conversation that she had with a 4 year old girl (she was there when Lindsay used to work there and I would visit).
4yr old girl: what’s your husband’s name?
4yr old girl: oh yeah, I remember him. I’m gonna go nuts on him.
Lindsay: (after my jaw closed) What does that mean exactly?
4yr old girl: I like him so much. He has short hair right?
4yr old girl: I love short hair boys.
Ha! My jaw equally dropped! But in the context of an innocent little 4 year old, how funny/cute is that?!
I should have a photo to post — but since I don’t, here’s a random Brule’s rule for you. If you’ve never heard of Dr. Steve Brule, take about 20 seconds to watch the video. Funny, funny stuff…
As usual, I’m using my handy dandy totally rad actions. I freaking love these things. If you’re too lazy to make your own actions (like me) OR you tried to make them and they didn’t turn out the way you wanted to and you’re too lazy to try harder (like me), then these actions will be to you what Neil Diamond is to my mother :)
Let’s get crackin’. The below image is the finished product. Roll your mouse over it to see the straight out of camera, unprocessed image.
Canon 5D Mark II + 24mm f/3.5L tilt at ISO160, 1/2000th, and f/3.5.
The view of downtown San Diego from the ceremony site at the Admiral Kidd.
Boutwell Magic Glasses @ 100%
Color balance layer mask @ 33% on the water (not an action)
+Contrast @ 100%
Green with Envy @ 100 on the water
Big Blue @ 37% on part of the water
+Contrast @ 100 on the sky
Color balance layer mask @ 63% (-20 cyan) on the sky (not an action)
Homestead @ 100% — but only “toning” is selected @ 42%
And that’s it! It seems a bit more complicated than normal, but it when you’re going at it, it takes no time ;)
Would you hate me if I totally thought today was Sunday? And then if because of that I totally forgot to blog? Usually I try and blog on Sunday night to post for Monday — but it’s like 1:30am and I’m dog tired. Forgive me? Please?