Sunday, January 31, 2010


3:00pm on January 31, 2010 at home.

I always like taking pictures of small vignettes around the house. It just makes me see the 'mundane' everyday stuff in a new light :-)



8:00pm on January 30, 2010 in San Diego, CA.

I really liked the menu covers of the bar I went to tonight.


Saturday, January 30, 2010


6:00pm on January 29, 2010 in UTC (La Jolla), CA

tonight was supposed to be the closest that the moon is getting to the earth in 2010, hence it was supposed to look really big. plus, we had a full moon! unfortunately, the clouds were in the way, but the moonlight peeking from behind the clouds sure did look dramatic.
mental note: next time, take the time to move plants out of the way....


Thursday, January 28, 2010


8:30pm on January 28, 2010 in my patio.

I was determined to get a shot of the moon today because it caught my eye as I was coming home from work. By the time I got out to take a picture, though, it had moved quit a bit and was almost too bright! I did get this shot, which didn't come out bad considering my lens only zooms up to 85mm and my tripod was not cooperating and kept slipping.
so here it is, my first official moon shot :-)


Wednesday, January 27, 2010


11:00pm on January 27, 2010 at home.

Meet my man. He dances for me nightly. We've been in a relationship for quite a few years now. I think it's getting pretty serious.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Around 10:00pm on January 26, 2010 in my apartment.

One photo, four ways. Today I played with the different filter effects on Photoshop :-)


Monday, January 25, 2010


5:30pm on January 25, 2010 in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA.

I took a million pictures of today's sunset because it was amazing. There was another picture that I was hoping to put up, but it was way underexposed. If I can fix it enough to where it looks ok, though, I'll post that later tonight. :-)


Sunday, January 24, 2010


6:00pm on January 24, 2010 at home.

This is my first attempt at smoke photography. Please keep in mind that I don't have the right lens for it.... getting anything that looked remotely focused was difficult! Still, this one had really cool-looking curves to it :-)



 mid-afternoon on January 23, 2010 at home.
I just had to document this publicity material before it got lost in the shuffle of papers. I designed these menus and card magnets for my mom's business a little while back and was pretty happy with how they turned out. Now it's been documented :-)


Friday, January 22, 2010


8:30pm on January 22, 2010 in UTC, CA.
Yes, this is my mailroom. It has horrible lighting and usually stinks of a combination of B.O. and feet. Lucky for you all I can attach to this site is a picture :-)


Thursday, January 21, 2010


Around 3:00pm on January 21, 2010 at my work desk in Vista, CA.

I looked away from the computer and snuck in a picture of the sun as it peeked out from behind the clouds. I actually had to close my blinds a bit because it was so bright... and then it started to rain again.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010


7:30pm on January 20, 2010 in LaJolla, CA.
These are books. This is what people read before the internet arrived.
(ps: don't library books smell GREAT??).


Tuesday, January 19, 2010


8:00pm on January 19, 2010 at home.

I looked at my sad-looking inspiration/dream board and realized that it needs a little love. This is the before picture. I'll take another picture in a few months and hopefully there will be lots of new things added to it :-)


Monday, January 18, 2010


2:00pm on January 18, 2010 in La Jolla, CA.
Today it rained. and rained. and rained. It's a rarity in these parts, so I had to take a picture!


Sunday, January 17, 2010


7:30pm on January 17, 2010 at home.
Texture, light, and easels...



5:00pm on January 16, 2010 in El Cajon, CA.
In a whirlwind of penny slots today, the Elvis piggy was definitely a highlight :-)


Friday, January 15, 2010


11:45pm on January 15, 2010 at home.
Indian paper lantern.


Thursday, January 14, 2010


7:30pm on January 14, 2010 in Pacific Beach, CA.
Shovel on the boardwalk...
Random? Yes.
Deserving of a photo? Most definitely!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010


7:00pm on January 13, 2010 at home.
Torta de Mil Hojas... masa casera en capas con dulce de leche entre cada capa. 500g de manteca, 2 tarros de dulce de leche, y 2 dias de preparacion.... pero QUE RICO!
"Mil Hojas" cake (translates as "1,000 Sheets), all homemade. It takes 1lb of butter, 2 jars of dulce de leche (caramel), and 2 days to prepare... but DAMN it's good!


Tuesday, January 12, 2010


5:15pm on January 12, 2010 in Vista, CA.
Another beautiful sunset, but this time it turned out more....abstract, thanks to a light that turned green before i could snap the picture :-)


Monday, January 11, 2010


11:00-ish pm on January 11, 2010 in my bed.
Yep. That's my keyboard, squared. I was in front of my computer. I needed a daily picture. Here ya go :-) 
(hey, they can't all be masterpieces, right?!)


Sunday, January 10, 2010


2:00pm on January 10, 2010 at home.
I was gifted this traditional Norwegian marzipan pig a few weeks ago. Even though I can't say I liked the taste of it very much, I couldn't help but take a few pictures of the adorable piggy :-)


Saturday, January 9, 2010



6:00pm on January 9, 2010 at home.
I just had to document the painstaking work my mom's put into these custom placemats. These photos don't do it justice.


Friday, January 8, 2010


1:00pm on January 8, 2010 in Vista, CA.
I was at a gas station today and saw this gorgeous classic car at the pump next to me. I couldn't resist taking a few pictures!


Thursday, January 7, 2010


11:30pm on January 7th, 2010 at home.
I admit I'm a total geek. I'm a list-making, note-taking, planner-toting geek. So you can imagine how excited I was when I finally found a good pocket calendar for the new year.
Now.... to begin filling the pages....


Wednesday, January 6, 2010


6:30pm on January 6, 2010 in my kitchen.
This is a yummy spinach artichoke dip that i ate for the sole purpose of using my new salsa and dip bowls :-)
Happy Three Kings (Epiphany) Day!
Feliz Dia de los Reyes!



5:00pm on January 5, 2010 in Vista, CA.
Another gorgeous sunset.... and this is just the view from my office parking lot!


Monday, January 4, 2010


Evenings daily.... but this photo was taken at about 8:00pm on January 4, 2010 in my condo.
I hadn't gotten a picture of my christmas tree yet, and even though this is just a tiny part of it, I thought this could be its annual 'portrait'.


Sunday, January 3, 2010


About 5:00pm on January 3, 2010 in San Diego, CA. I did some quick product photos for some stuff my mom wants to sell, and was happy with how this one came out :-)


Saturday, January 2, 2010


 9:30am on January 2, 2010. La Haina in Pacific Beach, CA.
not a bad start to my day :-)

5:30pm on January 2, 2010. stopped on the edge of Lake Cuyamaca, San Diego, CA.
i stopped to take what i thought was a cool looking view of some restaurant lights by the lake with a backdrop of the mountain silhouette in the sunset. well all those came out blurry thanks to me having to rely on my pocket camera and a wobbly sign to lean on, BUT i got this picture at the last second and really liked it!


Friday, January 1, 2010


5:30am on January 1st, 2010 in Pasadena, CA.
This is a photo of a small fraction of the people that camped out on the street to nab a good spot for the Rose Parade.
There were grills, coolers, lawn chairs, inflatable mattresses, tv's w/ video games, and picnic tables all set up along the sidewalks. it was bizarre but oddly intriguing.