Tuesday, July 25, 2006

What The Duck

This comic strip is HILARIOUS! It's a pretty accurate portrayal of what it's like to be a "real" photographer. I found these on Sweet Jelly's blog. It is drawn by Aaron Johnson, a very talented animator/graphic designer (who is also the bass player in the band Sweet Jelly).

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Employee Golf

Today I played employee golf with Stacey & Kelsey.
We played a Modified Pink Lady format. Here are the rules:
1. Each team is provided a pink ball.
2. That ball rotates among players. For example, Player A uses it on the first hole, B on the second, C on the third, D on the fourth, then back to A on the fifth and so on.
3. On each hole, the player who has the pink ball, must use their drive. Therefore, the pink ball is always chosen as the drive ball
4. The player playing the pink ball has to use that ball for their shot in the scramble (in other words, just because you have the pink ball doesn't mean you can skip hitting the ball).
5. Just like in a regular scramble, the team chooses the best shot from all four players and proceeds to finish the hole the same way.
6. The lowest scores will be taken from only those teams returning a completed score card AND their original pink ball.

Mike explains the rules & hands out the pink balls.

Here's our pink ball (photographed somewhere on the course during our first 8 holes).

We played the front nine of the Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass starting on the 7th tee. The battery in one of our golf carts died going up a hill on the way to eight. I was gonna call AAA for a tow, but luckily the drink cart girl noticed we were stranded & radioed to get us a new cart. I'm not sure what's going on in this photo, since Stacey is smiling & waving at the camera. She is normally very camera shy!

Kelsey celebrates a great putt.

Sometimes she gets a little carried away!

Everything was great until the last hole. I didn't realize that it was my turn to hit the pink ball. I hit a white ball that landed right in the middle of the fairway. Then I found out I had to hit the pink ball. I lost it in the woods on the right side of six. We were disqualified. Besides that we did pretty good, considering it was our first time playing nine holes alone. We shot par on the (par 3) fifth hole & 50 in the round. I can't believe I lost the pink ball on the last hole!!!

Beautiful Cupcakes!

Mike brought some homemade cupcakes to our weekly production meeting. Our office was the envy of the other departments in Sawgrass Village. Apparently we're the only ones who have "snack time" at our meetings.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Thursday night golf

After work I went down to the Slammer & Squire to play a few holes with Stacey, Kelsey, & Neil.
Neil gives Kelsey some pointers.

Kelsey lines up her putt "a la Villegas."

self portrait

Sunday, July 09, 2006

A day at the beach

Molly & Ashley were blowing up balloons at Catalina. I taught Molly how to make them squeak. She liked that.

They were dancing on the deck of our cabana to the live music on the deck below.

Helaine & Andrea helped them make beaded "Camp Catalina" t-shirts.

Ashley & Molly model their "new" shirts ...

... then go for a swim with Grandpa Larry.

It was a beautiful windy day.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Visiting Adam

Today my mom & I drove to PA to visit Adam. We went out to lunch, did a lot of shopping, then went out to dinner. We had a nice time.

I spotted a rare, endangered "twig deer" in his front yard.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Molly & Ashley

I flew to NY for some meetings and a short visit. Wendy, Andy & 2 of their girls had a weekend sleepover at my mom's house.

Wendy did laundry & there were little bathing suits hanging on the oven & every door knob in the kitchen. It was pretty funny.

Molly takes my picture with Wendy's cell phone.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

A calm 4th of July

None of the neighborhood kids were lighting fireworks all day, so Tally was pretty calm. There were a few fireworks at night but it wasn't so bad. I did laundry, ran the dishwasher, turned on all of the bathrooms exhaust fans, and blasted the TV. Tally didn't even notice the fireworks. I got a headache from the TV. It was Tally's BEST 4th of July EVER!