Monday, January 31, 2011

It wasn't as good as I'd hoped


A bunch'a us eating the Kitchen Sink at Beaches and Cream in December 2007.  Honestly, if I'd known how many people were going to opt out once we got there, I wouldn't have suggested it. XD  But it was fun for one time, anyway.

Until it started melting.  Then it was just sort of nasty.

Actually this picture kind of reminds me of how irritated I was with the whole situation.

But at least there was fudge.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

What I'm up to today


I think I'm going to expand the bounds of the Sunday picture to include what I'm up to, because pictures of me every week is kinda boring.  So maybe I'll go every other week or something.

In any case, today I was ironing pattern pieces for a shirt I'm going to make.  My coat is still unfinished, but it got too cold to wear it for a while so I put it on hold through the busy holiday season and I'll resume it after the shirts.

This is the first thing I'm making that's supposed to be washed regularly, so I'm hoping it will hold together well.  I prewashed the fabric, which was nice, because that way I don't have to iron it.  But not so much for the pattern pieces.  Allllllways crinkly, those pattern pieces.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Shirt does not match picture


This was taken in Dec 2007 at the Beaches n' Cream soda fountain at the Beach Club resort.  Not sure why we kept it, but it's either an accident that belies the 'genius' designation on the tshirt, or a really abstract statement about ... something.

Friday, January 28, 2011

The funny thing is it's not there now


The first time we drove to Florida from here, in December 2007, I was all excited because we were going down 75 through Georgia and that was the route we used to take from home when I was small.  And we used to stay overnight in Forsyth, Georgia at the Best Western that was white with the red roof with a steep driveway.  So I was on the lookout for said Best Western, or some indication of it, to see if it was still there.

Lo and behold... it was easily visible from the highway.  Same red roof.  Best Western Hilltop. =D  This is the place where the waitress ('cause that's what you called them then) didn't know what relish was.  Which is odd, because they totally do have relish here.

Anyway, it was there the following year as well, but the past couple of times, it's had a different name.  I guess it was good we went when we did.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The real Magic Kingdom isn't this pixelated


I really wanted to get a picture with Rapunzel and Eugene when we were there in December, but the lines for it were ridiculous.  They were capped, they were very short... basically you had to stand there all day in the hopes of making the cut for one of the lines.  They kept telling us to show up an hour early, but that didn't work.  Even an hour and forty-five minutes didn't work. :<  Next time, though.

Meanwhile, we stood as close as we could get (which wasn't very) and made use of the camera's digital zoom, which is a tricky proposition at best and results in low-light pixely pictures like this.  But I think this one turned out decently, at least.  The pose is good; both of the cast members seemed to be into their roles.  I'm pretty sure the two days we stalked the line, it was the same two people, too.  Makes me  think they just hadn't cast very many for these characters yet and that's why the line situation was so heinous.

Which I would like to say surprised me but Disney has a record of dropping that ball.  What really surprised me was the lack of general merchandise.  That one they're usually pretty good at.  I can't remember the last time I was waving money at them and they couldn't find a way to take it.  Maybe that'll be for next time, too.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This picture doesn't do it justice


In June 2010, over the edge of the Hoover Dam.

I'm not particularly afraid of heights, but this activity made me a little uneasy.  It was a very, very, very long way down and the guard railing thingie comes up to about your waist at some points.  It didn't help that it was windy that day, either, though I suspect it's always gusty up there.


Cherokee's (Belated) Thought of the Day


Sometimes they will not give you any chicken, no matter how cute you are.  Gravity may affect you particularly strongly during these times.  Plan ahead.  Make sure you have a pillow.

Monday, January 24, 2011

We chose him!


Left to right, Jennifer as Sora, Pikachu as himself, me in kitsune form and some girl(?) playing Ash at AWA in 2007.  To be honest, I'm surprised that pikachu fits in that pokeball Ash is holding.  That's a big little electric mouse.

Pika pika!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Om nom nom


Instead of a picture of me today you get a picture of deeelicious birthday cupcakes.  I think Scott did an excellent job of fulfilling my request for large cupcakes with too much frosting on them, don't you?  :9

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I really just don't even know what this is.


Why didn't this get deleted right after we took it?  No idea.  But now it gets its moment in the sun!

Friday, January 21, 2011

A pot of gold for Disney, I guess.


Stitch at the end of the rainbow.  Taken in our first Atlanta apartment, so... 2006/2007 sometime.  The venetian blinds in those apartments used to set up interference patterns all the time to make rainbows on the wall.  In this instance, they shone down upon little Bat!Stitch here.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Something brought you here. Fate. Destiny.


... a horse.

From the Tangled concept art area at MGM in December.  Lots of very cool stuff in there.  I enjoyed it highly. :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Today we go to Columbia!


Columbia, South Carolina to be exact, to the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in October 2009.

Home of the very relaxed grizzlies.  Or perhaps he's plotting something.  I still think he looks very huggable, although those claws are somewhat on the large side.

Cherokee's Thought of the Day


You have to make your comfy where you can find it.  Even when people are giggling and taking pictures of you.  As long as you're comfy, that's all that matters.

Hold your ground and protect your comfy.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Family resemblance?


I dunno.  I think I can see it around the eyes a little?  Teehee.

Dec 2004 at the Crystal Palace.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Eyelashes will destroy you!


This picture came out a bit blurry, but I like it too much not to use, so I'm just gonna go with it.

Also, these eyelashes need to be trimmed because they're poking me in the eye, which is probably not right.  >_>

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Glitter pants are the new black


In high school I did an art project that involved a tremendous amount of glitter.  I spent many, many hours working with it ... eating it ... inhaling it.  Glitter is of the devil, I'm pretty sure.  So I was apprehensive about working with it again for my Tinker Bell costume last summer.  But I figured I couldn't have a proper fairy costume without some glitter, so I bought a bunch.

I sat down to open it, very very very carefully.  I was prepped.  I was primed.  I didn't have to get up.  I didn't have to move the glitter bottle far to pour it into what I wanted.  I didn't exhale.  Everything was in position for the cleanest, least-inhaling-bits-of-plastic experience possible.

When I opened the jar, it exploded.  All over my pants.

There will be glitter in the apartment for years after we leave.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Yip Yip SUV!


At least, I think it's an SUV under there.  Maybe it's a minivan.

Either way, it's awesome.

Taken at the Dragon*con Parade, 2010.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Even the cars are excited!


The happiest car on Earth at the happiest place on Earth.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It's Wednesday - let's go somewhere!


She's watching yoooooou.

This is one of the pictures I took in the Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah (actually, Thunderbird), GA in October of 2009.  I have a bunch of these that I've been meaning to post for a long time - obviously November 2009 disrupted a lot of plans for the past year...

I'm really looking forward to going back to Savannah and spending more than a day, though.  I think we could spend a day just wandering around this particular cemetery, given then amount of things like this to look at.

Er, and not all of them are quite this creepy.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cherokee's Thought of the Day


My hoomans change things a lot.  Sometimes they are good about routines, but mostly, they like to change things around, just when I'm getting used to them.

Last month they made a tree in the living room.  I didn't like the tree to start, but it grew on me.  After I got used to it sitting in the corner, I kind of liked it.  Lookin' at me in its branchy sorta way.

Today, my hoomans made the tree go away again.  I heard them talking about moving the chair, too.  I don't know why they're never satisfied with things.

Sometimes, though, you just have to put up with people changing things around.  There are lots of reasons it might be out of your control, like if it's not your tree.  Or if you don't have thumbs.  Eventually you'll have to get used to the chair being on the other side of the room or whatever else they're changing, but it's always valid to hide in the bathroom until the change part is over.

Monday, January 10, 2011

These are the parties responsible for all of this


My parents, at Disney World in December.  :)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

It's Old Timey ... time.


Playing with the sepia filter.  I could go for a sarsaparilla about now.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

I'm not sure what this this is about


Taken while Scott was snoozing in the Contemporary conference area in December.

I'm sure it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Random Friday


Took this just north of Atlanta, when we were picking the dog up from Puppy Camp in December.

You can move in, but don't plan to keep your quadrotriticale in the attic because oh man.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

It's Disney day!


Perhaps unsurprisingly, I have a lot of Disney pictures.  Starting off with one of my favorite things. :3

I was playing with color-enhance settings on the camera on this trip (which was Oct '08) and this is one of the results.  When I was little, my castle was this color - an austere silver-grey and blue.  Disney fans in the crowd will remember that, while she is frequently depicted in blue these days, Cinderella's ballgown was in fact silver.  Clearly favoring her theme color, she painted her castles in Orlando and Tokyo the same pretty color.

Some time in about 2005/2006, Disney took it upon themselves to make her castle more 'inviting' in Orlando, and repainted the all of the silver-grey parts in a pinkish grey instead.  I assume they were paid off by Aurora.  You know how she can be.

Until 2010, Tokyo Cindy was holding out with her original colors, but I note that her castle has 'gone over' now as well.  >(

It probably photographs better and looks friendlier in pink.

It irritates me.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

On Wednesdays, We Go Places


This week, we go to Las Vegas in May 2010.  As you can see, I made snow, and I was very proud of myself. =D

(Okay, perhaps I didn't make the snow, but I did forecast it the day before we got there.  And there it was! LIKE MAGIC.)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cherokee's Thought of the Day


Concentration is important if you want to reach your goals.

For instance, if you are trying to make your bowl fill with kibble or, perhaps, a taco, you need to focus.  Even when someone starts playing with your sad, droopy doggie lips, you must not be distracted!  Persistence and focus.  Those are key.  *sage nod*

Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday is for families!


Or something cheesy like that.  Hopefully names will start coming to me as we go along, here.

Taken: Dec 2010
Me and a Scott on the Peoplemover.  This pose is traditional for us on this ride; that and 'you take a picture of me and I'll take a picture of you'.

We're so cuuuuute. ;)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Self-portrait Sunday


Cherokee is helping me in my first picture.  Her scary laser eyes will draw attention away from the red puffiness of my "This cold is awful, pass the Kleenex" eyes and face.  I hope. :<

Saturday, January 1, 2011

That really is a Really Bad Picture


Sort of awkward to start the year on a Saturday, when I've declared Saturdays as bad picture day. Ah well.

Taken: Dec 2010
Subject: Uh ... I was trying to see if you could take a picture through a door peephole. Which sounds perverted, but all I was trying to do was show the view from our room outside, because it was pretty with the sun rising and everything.

In any case, the answer is no, you can't do that.