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Week 8 – Still hanging in there

I sort of have my act together. As in I have managed to keep taking a photo a day. And usually it’s something I’m doing on purpose.

February 20, 2012

So I was on my way home from work and I saw this car with some serious ductapery going on. I was unaware that body shops used duct tape.

February 21, 2012

Our cats spend an awful lot of time hanging out on the ottoman. Sometimes it starts out peacefully, like in this photo. Freyr (on the left) tends to be a bit of a shit head so it’s only a matter of time before he passive aggressively annoys Ghost (on the right).

February 22, 2012

It rained. And I was stuck in traffic. La la la la la.

February 23, 2012

Ghost really loves her daddy. It’s pretty nauseating to be honest. Also, nauseating is when the cats are jockeying for a spot on his lap.

February 24, 2012

Today is Mamaw’s birthday. That has nothing to do with this photo. It was a warm day out, but windy. Wow was it windy. I was originally going to go out and take a photo of the lights on the pampas grass, but due to the crazy wind, I figured I’d do it from the safety of the house. I’m lazy.

February 25, 2012

I went to the gym Saturday. I’m sort of confused about why. Clearly it was because the weather was not good enough for caching. It is still Winter after all.

February 26, 2012

Sunday was a glorious day. We jeeped. We grabbed a cache or two. And we stopped by Douglas Falls which, thanks to the profuse rain, was running fast and furious.

chris on March 5th 2012 in Daily Photo

Week 7 – Ooops

On Monday, I had a plan. I was going to do some close ups of things on which I was working. This idea came to me as I was cleaning up after cooking. The problem is, I don’t always have something on which I’m working. Tuesday for instance, well what I did was go to Pittsburgh with Chad. But you know me, a good plan is never set in stone. I’m adaptable.

February 13, 2012

I had taken Monday off and since I had some time to kill before Fit Club I thought I’d go ahead and make some soup. Since I had time to kill, I figured I would get out the food processor. I usually avoid using it at all cost since I hate cleaning it. I was diligently trying to get all the blades back into the box o’ accoutrements when I noticed how nice and shiny they were.

February 14, 2012

Tuesday required a trip to the Brewing Store. And since we were headed there we decided to stop in Trader Joe’s (one of the few grocery stories I like). At that point we were both hungry and since Sharp Edge Brasserie was nearby…well you figure it out.At any rate, I snapped this photo will sitting in the passenger seat of the Ion trying desperately not to fall asleep. The dreary, blury, blue of the photo pretty much captured what it felt like outside the car.

February 15, 2012

At some point B and I were having a random text exchange of rhyming words. From it came “A Ton of Stoats” to which I promptly claimed. I have no idea what I was going to do with it, but it was mine. I soon realized I needed an image to accompany the phrase. This was my first go and I was pretty happy with it.

February 16, 2012

These are not my really expensive, delicious, hand painted chocolates.

February 17, 2012

Aw crud, I forgot to take a photo aside from this one. Once again Whiteboard saves me from failure. I love you Whiteboard

February 18, 2012

MAGPI was having an event on the 19th and I was getting my stuff together for the Re-Gift game. I love watching people unwrap gifts and when they are tacky recycled gifts…all the better!

February 19, 2012

Dad was in charge of making sure the Re-Gift game went well. It did.

chris on February 19th 2012 in Daily Photo

Week 6 – Morgantown

Week six and I am still rolling along. Heck I even came up with a theme right off. Well, right off being a relative term. In this instance I mean around about 5:45 pm on Monday. So that’s pretty good, right?

This time of the year we spend most of our time in our attic. It’s warm and toasty and that’s where the big comfy chair is. Also it has a really great view of town. I was sitting there, staring out the window as the sun dipped low and the sky had a nice hue to it. I had the camera sitting by my computer so I thought I’d capture the moment. A few minutes later the lightbulb went off.  Also just so you know, yes there is a screen in my window. You can see it in most of the photos. I just went with it. After all, it’s my view of Morgantown.

February 6, 2012

5:43 pm. I zoomed in so Morgantown High School is the dominate building in the foreground. The Hotel Morgan (lovely ballroom where Chad & I had our wedding reception, also where my brother works) is visible on the left. It has the orange/red sign atop it.

February 7, 2012

9:45 am.  A bright and sunny day in the University City. It was actually a pleasantly warm day for early February. The sun was especially exciting. Too bad I had to work.

February 8, 2012

7:12 am. This time of year Morgantown doesn’t get much in the way of early morning sun. Actually we don’t get much in the way of sun period (that’s one reason yesterday was crazy exciting). I decided to shoot this photo from the side window which was easier typed than done. I had to deal with lots of glare from the attic lights. At any rate, that’s the reason you get to see so much of our neighbor’s roof.

February 9, 2012

7:55 pm. The City has a nice and pleasant glow at night. Sometimes I curse it when I’m looking for asteroids, but generally I think it is quite pleasant to take in.

February 10, 2012

8:27 pm. Slightly different view than last night. I shot more off to the left and so you can’t see our neighbors’ porch lights (yes, we too still have our white Christmas lights up on our porch). And the City seems to have more of a glow to it in this photo. Not sure if that has to do with focal point…or maybe a big couch fire.

February 11, 2012

8:29 am. It snowed. It finally snowed again. Sure a nice fluffy blanket of snow makes Morgantown look so nice, quaint and clean. It also means that I woke up to the sound of squealing tires. Not to mention, should we feel compelled to leave the house we’ll be sliding all the way into town.

February 12, 2012

12:30 pm. Don’t be fooled. It didn’t get any warmer. That snow had not melted. It had blown away. Lovely bit of wind we get around here. Hurry Spring.

chris on February 13th 2012 in Daily Photo

Week 5 – From Where I Stand (& Sit)

I thought I’d give this From Where I Stand thing a try. Problem is, I don’t go too many cool places during the week* and the carpet in the house really needs to be ripped out and burnt. (We are systematically working on the ripping out part, but not the burning part.)

At any rate, I was too lame lazy to come up with a different theme, so onward I trudged, trusty phone pointing downward to capture my little feet. (My feet aren’t really little, I wear anywhere from a size 8.5 to 9.5.)

January 30, 2o12

It was dinner time for Orlando. Which is to say it was really medicine time for Orlando. I went into her room to see if she was awake and sure enough, she was having a snack in the second floor of her her cage, which is  a bit of a mess. I don’t hassle her too much about it since she only goes to her cage for a snack or sometimes to take a nap in her third floor hammock.  I was wearing my lovely purple birkenstock birkis (barely in the photo) which have A. Been around a long time and B. Taken quite a beating from me.

January 31, 2012

My days are pretty cyclical and boring. Like clockwork Orlando gets her meds twice a day(or rather Chad and I wrestle her meds into her). I’m not 100% sure what her schedule is, but I think she mixes it up so we are confused. At any rate Orlando HATES her medicine and after protesting as much as possible will retreat to the pictured bag in order to wipe her chin off.

As you can see she is already recovered from the trauma and on her way to do something very important.

I am in my stocking feet. Please note my socks are labeled R and L. Also please note I have them on the properly corresponding foot. That was a big accomplishment for me.

February 1, 2012

I was on the road for work today.  As you can see, the car is really in need of a good scrubbing, or at least some floor mats. I was unsure of the weather and since I really hate driving in high heels I went with boots.  (Fear not, I was not driving when I took this photo. I was making sitting at one of West Virginia’s fine new rest stations along I-79.)

February 2, 2012

I was hanging out in the living room on the sofa, which is not a usual occurrence for anyone in our house this time of the year. Any non-cat member of our house at least. I thought I’d take a cute photo of Ghost (the tabby cat on the opposite sofa) all curled up and happily dozing. In the short time it took me to find my phone on the sofa on which I was sitting and get it to camera mode, she woke up and just as I was hitting the shutter button her brother Freyr jumped on my lap. “Oh hai!”

I took another photo once I got Captain PhotoBomb out of my way, but I decided this really was a good example of  From Where I Sit. I’m wearing a relatively new pair of slippers. I haven’t had slippers since I was a kid. These things are the bomb. So warm. So fuzzy. I think I am begining understand why all the hip kids in town wear their slippers out of the house.

February 3, 2012

I took Friday as a vacation day and went geocaching with Bump. It was a great day to be out and about. Being out in the sun was just delightful. I took this photo while in the middle of a multi-cache. I’m wearing my old trusty Doc Martens which were purchased for me by Dad on April 23, 1999 at Daniel’s Men’s Store in Morgantown, WV. This is my second pair of Docs. My first pair I bought during my Sophomore year of college at WVU at a now defunct store called Wizard’s Records. I’m still Grunge at heart.

February 4, 2012


It was a big day of geocaching in South Park with a bunch of the MAGPI gang. I hadn’t packed extra shoes or socks which I was sorely regretting by the time I got home. My first act upon returning home was to rid myself of hiking boots & socks. As you can see Freyr came to greet me. It’s nice to have warm welcome home – even if it is just to let me know the food bowls were low.

 February 5, 2012

Sunday was a day of incredible sloth for me. And by that I mean I only left the house to take our recycling to the main drop off station and have dinner, and that I worked out from home. All of that though, didn’t happen until well after 2 p.m. For the first part of the day I hung out in my fancy warm slippers and caught up on reading some blogs. Life is good. Ok, you’ll have to excuse me now while I freak out for being slothful all day.

*It would probably be more accurate to say I generally don’t remember to take the daily photo until after I’m home from any cool place I may have ventured. This week I was in fact out and about. 

chris on February 5th 2012 in Daily Photo