Monday, October 10, 2005

Monday Morning Roundup

I copied this from the Mighty Lambchop Gospel blog. Both Lambchop and her hubby Opaco are hotties living in Oregon and blogging about their lives. I enjoy both blogs quite a bit.

Go to Google and click on the images link. Type in the following for each image and select the first one that the search engine returns (or your favorite one found).

-Name of the town where you grew up
-Name of the town where you live now
-Your name
-Your grandmother's name (either one you choose)
-Your favorite food
-Your favorite drink
-Your favorite song
-Your favorite smell
-(and because I'm trying to be a little bit original, I added this one in) the job you'd like to have if you didn't do what you're doing now- or the profession you'd study if you weren't studying what you are right now in school.

A view of the Capital in Madison, Wisconsin.

Eugene, Oregon in the 1950's. Perhaps Willamette Street?

Entering punkindunkin into Google returns about four pages of my old photos. How cool is that?!?! I chose this photo because it's mine and because it's the picture that started it all. I didn't know about digital photography and I certainly didn't know anything about macro photography till we got a free Fuji camera from Dell with our computer last year. That Fuji changed my life.

When we downloaded this photo and put it on the internet, I discovered how easy it was take digital pictures and share them with the world almost instantly. If you'd told me a year ago that I'd be considering photography as more than a hobby and that I could actually be good at it, I'd have laughed my ass off. I'm not laughing now.

Henrietta. She is the daughter of Norwegian immigrants. They settled in Iola, Wisconsin with many other husky Scandinavian peoples.

I was raised on the staple foods of Wisconsin such as brats, cheese, meatloaf, chicken and dumpling soup, Salisbury steak... a very basic meat and potatoes kind of diet. Since then, I've discovered Mediterranean and Indian food. My favorite restaurants are Poppi's Anatolia in Eugene, Oregon and Chautara in Madison, Wisconsin. This dish below is Indian Mattar.

Amy's Frozen Meals includes a wonderful dish of Indian Mattar Paneer which has garbanzo beans, peas, basmati rice, and Indian cheese all together with a delectable curry sauce. And the best part is that I can have it any time I want. No reservations, no waiting, no getting out of my jammies. I just have to open the freezer!

MMMM... Izze fruit drinks rock! I discovered them this summer while in Portland. I'm allergic to coffee and the Chai tea sucks so I don't have too many options when it comes to drinks at Starbucks (any other coffee joint has Oregon Chai...what's up with that?!). But an Izze is worth putting up with the long lines of zombie yuppies demanding their morning fixes of caramel lattes (do they sell those at Starbucks? I don't even pay attention to the latest coffee drinks).

Sleepwalk by Santo and Johnny.

There are many things in this world that smell divine. Old Spice for one. Chanel N°5 for another. But lately, Pantene has risen to the top of my favorite smells.

I think I like the smell best just after a shower when I can bury my nose into a head of soft, cool hair and twirl my fingers around damp curls of yummy goodness. Um, I don't use Pantene myself (I'm into Aussie- no animal testing, hooray!) but I know some people that do use Pantene. It's like pure heaven in a bottle… at least that's the way it makes me feel.

I think if I wasn't going to be an architect and I could actually stand the sight of blood without getting woozy, being a midwife would be a great profession. Imagine being responsible for helping thousands of children come into this world and helping women feel good about childbirth. What an amazing and fulfilling career that would be.


Blogger ThatGirl said...

Great pictures and so nice to hear from a fellow Eugene resident!

11:19 AM  
Blogger WExX said...

Totally off topic, but still cool... one of the photographers that I work with is in Eugene right now on an assingment. His name is Alan Poizner, damn good photog. If you want to check him out:

So, if you see a 6-foot kinda thin guy with short black hair walking around with a Canon rig, say hello to Alan! And tell him Wes sent ya!

11:48 PM  
Blogger rebecca marie said...

wow! what a fun game!!! i'm so going to do this!

10:01 AM  
Blogger rebecca marie said...

i copied you, it was all the fun.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Alder said...

That's funny! I was daydreaming about being a midwife (I think when you're a guy you're called a birthing assistant or coach or something like that) just the other day, thinking what a great job that would be.

11:32 AM  

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