366 Pictures: #23 Water


Kids gallivanting about in the water fountain at Centennial Olympic Park.

Date taken: April 27, 2008.

366 Pictures: #232 Sport


Today was the seventh and final stage of the Tour de Georgia. It began Monday on Tybee Island and has coursed its way all across the state of Georgia, finishing in a 62.7 mile circuit race through downtown Atlanta.

Date taken: April 27, 2008.

366 Pictures: #45 Celebrate


The top three overall finishers of the Tour de Georgia: Levi Leipheimer (3rd place, white & blue jersey & U.S. National Champion), Trent Lowe (2nd place, green jersey), and Kanstantsin Siutsou (1st place, yellow jersey) celebrating their podium finish.

*Please ignore the heads of the people in front of me. I have the ever-disappointing photography disease known as short person syndrome.

Date taken: April 27, 2008.

366 Pictures: #21 Diary


My current journal.

Date taken: April 27, 2008.

366 Pictures: #101 Mask


None of us figured out exactly what this person is supposed to be. There was a man and woman dressed up in this masked costume. The best we could do was a camouflaged bunny rabbit! :lol:

Date taken: April 26, 2008

366 Pictures: #146 Quirky


Not too much explanation needed on this one. It's a quirky costume from the Inman Park Festival parade!

Date taken: April 26, 2008.

366 Pictures: #4 Hat

That is one funky hat!

Date taken: April 26, 2008.

366 Pictures: #87 Precious


Isn't she adorable all painted up as a little butterfly?

Date taken: April 26, 2008.

366 Pictures: #303 Costume


This weekend is the Inman Park Festival in Atlanta. It's a lot of fun and has the wackiest parade! This is an example of a fairly typical costume for the parade.

Date taken: April 26, 2008.

366 Pictures: #16 Handmade


So, not the traditional take on handmade, but the decorations that cover this car were certainly done by hand.

Date taken: April 36, 3008

366 Pictures: #131 Cuddle

This is a pigeon and an iguana who live happily together in their very large cage. This is what happens when the pigeon gets nervous. It sits on top of the iguana! :lol:

Date taken: April 26, 2008.

366 Pictures: #189 Spots

This is my fun little coffee sleeve from Cup Couture.

Date taken: April 26, 2008.

Genius Plan , Inferior Execution . . .

In case you haven't heard, one creative Red Sox fan decided to bury a Red Sox jersey underneath the new Yankee Stadium. There are a ton of news stories about it. When I first heard about it (thank you, Drew!) I suspected it was a planted story to rile up Yankee fans for the Boston series. Evidently not. My absolute favorite story is this satirical one from Serious Sports News.

What I don't understand is why the Red Sox fan spoke up? I mean, couldn't he wait a few more months? The better plan would've been to bury the jersey, document it with photographs showing landmarks of the stadium and then keep your mouth shut. Then, once the stadium was complete and there was very little chance of them digging up the jersey, the photos are mailed anonymously to a newspaper. I mean, sure, he wouldn't have his name out there, but he also wouldn't be facing a lawsuit and criminal charges. I mean, he obviously waited a few months to speak up, what's a few more? I'm sure it was killing him to keep quiet!

Come to think of it, I would guess that if this story came out after the new Yankee Stadium was completed the Yankee organization would have still tried to dig it up. From the sounds of it, they immediately went into "red alert" trying to find the burial location. And really, all the curse nonsense is getting pretty ridiculous. Yes, Boston fans have long lamented the "Curse of the Babe." I don't believe in that curse anymore than I believe in the "Curse of the Goat." Nope, not at all. Although, now that I think about it . . . maybe the burial cursed Ortiz! I mean, he was batting .077 after Friday's game and now it's dropped to .70. Hideous. Hideous. Hideous. Big Papi needs to step up.

I think the Yankee fans should be much more concerned that Joe Girardi thought it was a good idea to pitch to Manny Ramirez with runners on, 2 outs, and first base open. No. No. No. You do not pitch to Manny with first base open like that, at least not if you want to end an inning. Hopefully, Girardi makes the same sort of decisions later in the week when we visit NYC.

Finally, if you are a Boston fan and have never visited Surviving Grady get yourself over there right now. If you visit, under no circumstances are you to leave without reading the "Cashman-Headwarmer Dialogues." They are hysterical! You can find the most recent one here. And, just because I like you and because they are so freakin' awesome, episodes one through five are here: One, Two, Three, Four, & Five! You gotta love Red and Denton. Now, go forth and read the hilarity!

Update . . .

First, the dude arrested in the picnic table story had his felony charges dropped. Whoa.

Second, I've been meaning to post this for a few days, but keep forgetting. This is from Letterman's Top Ten List from April 3, 2008.

Top Ten Excuses of the Man Caught Having Sex With a Picnic Table:

10. Got all worked up after looking through the IKEA catalog.

9. C'mon, did you see that picnic table?

8. I was refinishing it and things just got out of hand.

7. Just broke up with the pool table and didn't want to be alone.

6. If you're gonna arrest every man who's had sex with a picnic table, you're gonna have to build a hell of a lot more prisons.

5. Was curious if I could have sex with anything more flat and lifeless than my wife -- hiyooo!

4. Hey, a man has needs.

3. My doctor said I have Restless Nuts Syndrome.

2. It's not like I spent $4,000 for a hooker.

1. Well, it was our anniversary.

366 Pictures: #211 Bookworm

I'm almost embarrassed to post this picture. These three bookshelves hold my current inventory of unread books. Granted, I did not buy all of them! Some are purchased, but many are either gifts or mooched from Bookmooch. Some have been started and paused. The current one I'm reading is the top book on the first shelf, "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks.

I think I need a moratorium on books for a while, don't you?

Date taken: April 8, 2008

366 Pictures: #14 Wooden

My little wooden whale box, a gift from my Mom after a trip to Oregon (IIRC). Notice the distinctive markings . . . those are exclusive to my box courtesy of our black lab, Midnight. :lol:

Date taken: April 8, 2008

366 Pictures: #331 Green

This is the most plentiful type of "snow" that falls in Atlanta . . . pollen! It's in a thick layer on absolutely anything that's outside! Yuck!

Date taken: April 8, 2008

366 Pictures: #361 Bell

This cowbell was being handed out all over downtown Atlanta on the day of the ING Marathon and Half-Marathon. It's for cheering the runners on during and after the race. People would ring their bell for finishers as congratulations well after the race was over. Pretty neat!

Date taken: April 8, 2008

366 Pictures: #137 Childhood

My Curious George jack-in-the-box, a great representation of childhood.

Date taken: April 8, 2008

366 Pictures: # 148 Volunteer

I've agreed to volunteer at my law school's inter-school moot court competition. This is the bench brief I have to read.

Date taken: April 8, 2008

366 Pictures: #302 Socks

My very ugly, yet super warm pink socks. :lol:

Date taken: April 8, 2008

366 Pictures: #294 Crossword

This is quite possibly my favorite thing included in the Sunday paper: Monster Sudoku! It includes number 0-9 and letters A-F!

Date taken: April 8, 2008

366 Pictures: #252 Doll

My Mom brought this marionette doll back from Prague, Czechoslovakia. I thinks she's adorable.

Date taken: April 8, 2008

366 Pictures: #188 Playing Card

Since Miss Allison completely stole my idea for playing card I decided to recreate the hand I draw most often while playing poker. Ha!

Date taken: April 8, 2008

366 Pictures: #165 Quilt

This quilt was handmade by my paternal grandmother. It was given to me after she passed away and is by far my favorite quilt. It's the only thing of my grandmother's that I have.

Date taken: April 8, 2008

366 Pictures: #9 Newspaper

My current stack of newspaper to be recycled.

Date taken: April 8, 2008

366 Pictures: #223 Reflections


I liked this shot of a tiffany-style lamp at the World of Coke.

Date taken: March 31, 2008

366 Pictures: #299 Poem

Pablo Neruda wrote some of the loveliest poems. This is a book of his selected poems, which unfortunately does not include my favorite.

If You Forget Me

I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.

If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.

if each day,
each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine.

by Pablo Neruda

Date taken: April 8, 2008

366 Pictures: #199 Souvenir

My free souvenir from World of Coke: a glass bottle of Coke bottled at the museum.

Date taken: April 8, 2008

366 Pictures: #134 Fancy Dress

This is the fanciest dress I own. I wore it to Barrister's Ball (or as my classmates and I referred to it "law school prom") my first year of law school. I love, love, love this dress. The first picture is the actual theme picture. The second is just to give you an idea of what the dress looks like. Unfortunately, all of my walls are apartment beige so the champagne dress doesn't stand out very well. :lol:

Date taken: April 8, 2008

366 Pictures: #58 Slippers

My sock monkey slippers! Hee!

Date taken: April 8, 2008

366 Pictures: #64 Collections

World of Coke has tons and tons of Coca-Cola memorabilia. These pants were my favorite item at the museum.

Date taken: March 31, 2008

366 Pictures: #47 Red


This is part of a roomful of Coca-Cola merchandise on display at the World of Coke here in Atlanta. Coke's color is red and Mr. Bear is also wearing a red shirt.

Date taken: March 31, 2008

366 Pictures: #78 Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream. One of my all-time favorite ice cream flavors. Yum!

Date taken: April 8, 2008

366 Pictures: #24 Makeup

Pretty self-explanatory. The makeup I use most often.

Date taken: April 8, 2008

50 Greatest TV Shows Meme

From my Mel . . .

Empire Magazine has revealed its list of the "50 Greatest TV Shows" ever.
And the meme was born...

1. Bold the shows you've watched every episode of
2. Italic the shows you've seen at least one episode of

50. Quantum Leap
49. Prison Break
48. Veronica Mars
47. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
46. Sex & The City

45. Farscape
44. Cracker
43. Star Trek
42. Only Fools and Horses
41. Band of Brothers

40. Life on Mars
39. Monty Python's Flying Circus
38. Curb Your Enthusiasm
37. Star Trek: The Next Generation
36. Father Ted

35. Alias
34. Frasier
33. CSI: Las Vegas
32. Babylon 5
31. Deadwood

30. Dexter
29. ER
28. Fawlty Towers
27. Six Feet Under
26. Red Dwarf

25. Futurama
24. Twin Peaks
23. The Office UK
22. The Shield
21. Angel

20. Blackadder
19. Scrubs
18. Arrested Development
17. South Park
16. Doctor Who (new version)

15. Heroes
14. Firefly
13. Battlestar Galactica (new version)
12. Family Guy
11. Seinfeld

10. Spaced
09. The X-Files
08. The Wire
07. Friends
06. 24

05. Lost
04. The West Wing
03. The Sopranos
02. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
01. The Simpsons