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Monday, January 19, 2009

greeblepix: january 09

It's Greeblepix time again!

Aimee has suggested the theme "Inspired." Hmm, that would be a bit of a stretch here. Good thing it was an optional theme!


I took this photo earlier this month, when there was a random peanut on our front porch. It seems a squirrel lost his snack.

As odd as it is, I really like the way it came out!

Check out lots of talented photographers, and enter one of your own at Greeblemonkey.com!


Monday, December 15, 2008

greeblepix: december '08

Once again, I had a tough time picking just one photo. I decided on this shot of Jeter napping in an unusual location.

jeter in the blinds

Check out lots of talented photographers, and enter one of your own at Greeblemonkey.com!

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Monday, November 17, 2008

my favorite fall photo

It's Greeblepix time again!

It was a tough choice this month, because I've taken quite a few photos that I love recently. Aimee, proprietor of Greeblemonkey.com, suggested the theme "Grateful" for this month's contest. My mind was kind of drawing a blank, so I decided to go with a fall theme.

I still think it fits. After all, I am grateful for the beautiful autumn day that let me snap this photo!

downs park leaves

You should go over to Greeblemonkey.com to check out the other entrants. There are lots of talented people hanging out over there!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

contests, conferences and car crashes

OK, so there was only one conference. And only one car crash that could barely be called a crash. But the title wouldn't have been as catchy that way.

Anyway ... here's what's been going on around here.

Contest #1
It's Greeblepix time again!

beach flowers

Taken at our Outer Beach rental house over the summer. I love this photo, even though I'll always remember being viciously attacked by mosquitos while taking the shot.

Contest #2
For a nifty sports bra with a zipper pocket ...

I entered the Gracie Gear Giveaway!

Check out Roni’s Weight Loss Blog for more information.

Conference #1 (and only)
BlogHer DC was over a week ago. Of course I meant to post this write-up a week ago, but work and life kinda got in the way.

BlogHer was a lot of fun. Great sessions (I went to the "Blogging Basics" series since I feel I've got some work to do over here), great food, and lots of great ladies to talk to!

I've been reading Zandria's blog for a while now, so it was nice to be able to meet her. I also rediscovered Roni's blog. She moved her feed a while back, but I missed the redirect post.

I only got to say hello to Sarah, who I met in the spring at Bossy's Excellent Road Trip happy hour. Gloria was also at Bossy's happy hour, and it was great to see her again. She doesn't blog personally, but we're Flickr friends now.

I've collected a stack of business cards that I haven't really gotten a chance to go through yet, but I do plan on visiting all of you!

In no particular order:
I'm sorry if I missed anybody. It was wonderful meeting you all!

Car Crash #1 (and only)(knock on wood)
My husband and I carpool to work. My office isn't far from a metro station, and he continues by train into DC.

On the way home last night, we stopped at a light close to home. We were chatting when suddenly we were jolted. The car behind us hit us!

The light was still red. I put on my hazards and got outside. So did the driver. I looked at my bumper and it appeared fine. She apologized and offered to give me her insurance info, but I declined. I just wanted to get home and get some dinner.

On closer inspection there are a couple of small scuffs, but nothing I would have bothered with. Maybe if the car was new ... but I've had it for over four years and nearly 75,000 miles. It has some dings!

When I got back in the car, I told my husband the driver's response.

"I'm so sorry. I was just rubbing my eyes."

He replied, "With what? Her foot?"

Yeah, I'm not sure how you crash into somebody while stopped at a light because you were rubbing your eyes.

He's now planning on using that as his default excuse.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

greeblepix: september '08

I can't believe it's already Greeblepix time again!

This afternoon, I was going through my Flickr photos, trying to decide which to enter. I hadn't planned on taking a new shot.

But when I came home tonight, the sky looked really cool. I grabbed my camera and here's what I got:


I know it's not perfect, and I suppose I would have gotten a better result if I actually knew how to use the settings on my camera. (I'll get on that one of these days ...) But I still like it, anyway!

There are lots of talented photographers participating. Come on over and join us!


Monday, August 18, 2008


Aimee at Greeblemonkey has started a monthly photo contest -- GreeblePIX!

As much as I love my recent concert photos, I had to go with one of my favorites from my Outer Banks vacation a few weeks ago.


Come on over and join us!