Saturday, April 23, 2011

Photo of the day: The Haunted Tree

Outside the music office in our house there is, apparently, a haunted tree that wants to come in.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Photo of the day: Earth Day

Today is Earth Day. Go out and do something good for our planet. Even if it's just picking up a random piece of trash. And remember that beauty is all around us. Even in the weeds.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Photo of the day: Inside the Upright

From the old piano in my parents' house. I never knew why we had a piano. Nobody in our household of 8 knew how to play.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Photo of the day: Hold the Mayo

I went to a college (San Francisco State) where the campus looked like a mayonnaise factory. This just makes me appreciate beautiful campuses more. Stanford is pretty damned gorgeous.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Photo of the day: Lamp Unto My Feet

Ok, it's actually Lamp Over My Head, but it's in front of Stanford's Memorial Church so I got all hymnal on ya.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Photo of the day: Trim

This is some detail from the front of Stanford's Memorial Church. Husband bought a new camera on Saturday so yesterday we went on a photo safari at Stanford. Lots of pictures of palm trees, the beautiful architecture, and various other scenic wonders. But, being weird, I focus on a section of trim.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Return of Photo of the Day: Rodin

From the Burghers of Calais display at Stanford.
Puppy Energy

I spent 6 hours at a mobile adoption event yesterday. It was a community fair for kids at a local YMCA and it seemed to be quite a hit. We had crowds all day and everybody seemed to have a good time. Our shelter brought 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a bunny. One of the cats found a home, so that makes it a success as far as we're concerned.

But today I can hardly move thanks to the non-stop antics of Cali, an 8-month old terrier/shepherd mix with enough energy to power Las Vegas for a week. This dog never stopped moving, sniffing, exploring, and generally trying to pull my arm out of its socket. It was only 15 minutes before we began to pack up that Cali finally got tired enough to curl into her dog bed and relax. For the rest of the time she was attached to my arm and determined to get away.

She kept trying to eat the tanbark in the parking lot, as well as scoop up any people food that may have been dropped nearby. When one kid dropped his popcorn Cali decided she was in heaven. I had to drag her away while someone cleaned it up so that she wouldn't eat it. Instead we went over where the nice firefighters had their truck set up for kids to climb on, and Cali promptly peed on one of the giant tires.

She's going to make a great dog -- eventually. As a requirement for adoption the owners must sign up for mandatory training, since leaving her as she is would be a disaster waiting to happen. In the meantime we're trying some basic training and doing what we can to limit Cali's wayward nature.

Next week I'll be at an event called "Bark for Life" a walk to raise money for cancer funds that will include both people and their dogs. I may get Cali again. I'm really hoping she gets adopted this week -- I'm too tired to handle her two weeks in a row.