Friday, July 31, 2009

The Yellow Quinta

La Quinta
This is a La Quinta on the north side. It's off of I-10 by the Mamacitas and somewhere is a Chachos. Down the street is a Benihana that I hear gets really busy during lunch. I like the yellow color, it just pops out at ya among the other drabber buildings.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Training Around the Horizon

training building
This building houses the New Horizons training center in San Antonio. They also have a quite competent cafe on the 2nd floor. Their restrooms are relatively swank too.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cupcake in a Window

blue fuzzy cupcakes
Saw these little guys in one of those baker cabinets, I think it was HEB. They remind me of those puppies in the pet shop/shelter that are just looking for someone to take them home, except these guys will get eaten and hopefully the puppies don't.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Beverage Solutions

Beverage Solutions
The graphic on the side of this van caught my eye. Not sure what kind of solutions they offer, but the little guy in the blue pants and red shirts looks fairly competent to me. :D

Monday, July 27, 2009

Ze Ol' French Twist

ze ol french twist
In this oven like heat, you'll do just about anything to stay cool. I usually start off my day with my hair down, but usually for most of the day it's in something like this, as much off of my neck as I can get it. I usually only put up with my hair until it's long enought to cut and donate, but even when I cut it I tell them to keep it long enough so that I can put it up in a chongo, as I hate to deal with tendrils of hair falling onto my face.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Here's looking at you!

I saw this little squirrel while walking down Baltimore St. on my lunch break the other day. He ran up a utility pole and peered down at me.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

New/Old Walgreen's

Well, they completely demolished the old building and built a new one, but at least they put the old signage back on. You can see what it used to look like HERE.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Guitar Purse

guitar purse
Saw this in a book. I like bags, and the image on the purse looked cool, although I might choose something different for myself. I've noticed that crafting has taken off recently. I see it all over the place online, there are plenty of stores to buy supplies and even to learn techniques, there are craft groups everywhere and even the men and kids are getting into. I had an aunt who tried to teach me to crochet, but that didn't stick and I tried to pick up knitting on my own years later but never could get it. Some coworkers finally got me going a few years ago, and now I can say that I've completed a number of hats and scarves.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Deer in the Yard

Went to pick up my niece from an overnight stay and saw these deer all over the yards in the neighboorhood. Is this out in the country you ask? No it's in San Antonio. You usually only see this much deer in more rural areas like Floresville.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Angel in the Sky

angel in the sky
I've been doing a lot of cloud watching lately and when I saw this feathery white cloud in the blue sky I thought of an angel/bird with outspread wings.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Lunch at the Cove

The Cove
Was treated to another birthday lunch by a coworker. We ate at the Cove which was new to me. I liked the burger I got and told No that I would endeavor to eat their with my sister next time she was in the are for lunch.

Thanks for lunching with me No (y mil gracias por el hamburger) and A.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Care Package

getting ready to be shipped to the baby bro
I go on and on about my little brother because I haven't seen him much since high school. He joined the Marines right out of school and he doesn't get to come home on leave much. He's currently in Afghanistan and we bug him all the time to let us know what he needs/wants. We were surprised when he actually requested a few things, not for himself of course (we rely on his wife for that) but for his guys.

In this shipment we are sending a few things they need and some things they just would like to have. Thanks to everone who heard about this and wanted to help.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Gregory Alan Johnson Exhibit

Gregory Alan Johnson exhibition
I like to eat lunch at the Southwest Craft Center every once in a while because I get lunch, I get to talk to the nice lunch staff and I also get a chance to look at their current exhibit, look at their store and pick through whatever current crop of post cards they have. I liked the colors of this piece.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Gap Toothed Building

gap toothed building
We pass by this building every once in a while and I think I've noticed the windows have always been closed. Today they were open and it made me wonder what was on that floor. Look closely at the pic and you'll see some spots. Rejoice for me and San Antonio, because yes indeed those are rain drops.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Lunch with Characters

pre Birthday lunch
Some of my co-workers took me to lunch for my birthday. I didn't suspect a thing of course being blissfully ignorant as I usually am. We went to Big Kahuna's. I ate with The King (G$), Pretty (S) and Handsome (A) as our waiter billed them. The King aka G$ paid for my birthday feast...Gracias G!

Today would have been my grandmother's 98th birthday...Happy Birthday Ama!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Red Wings Billboard

Red Wings Billboard
When I noticed this sign it made me think of my little brother. His first pair of boots came from the Red Wings store on Military. He was in high school when he saved up enough money to buy a $100 pair from working. A couple of years ago he was down here on leave and he decided to get another pair (if I'm not mistaken he still has the old pair). The man who was there was really nice and gave great customer service. He tried to look my brother up in the system but couldn't find him (I'm not surprised since it had been almost 15 years), but my brother walked out of there with a new pair of boots. Hell I almost want to get me a pair.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Big Red + Mountain Dew = Goodness

Big Red and Mountain Dew
My coworkers used to fear me when I used to mix these drinks. They said I would bounce off the walls, but I never noticed anything. I was talking to some current co-workers and we mixed some up to taste. I like pretty much a half and half, maybe with a smidge more BR.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Men at Work

Not quite sure what was going on here, but when I see City Public Service truck I pay attention. I mean I need to know if we be losing power or something. The sudden onset of darkness is not a good thing.

Happy 12th K!

Monday, July 13, 2009

I Heart the Library

I Heart the Library zoomed
Looked up into the sky and saw this right above the point of the Central Library in downtown. I thought it looked like a heart.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Little Shady

green umbrella, butterfly glasses, print dress
Even kids now a days should worry about protecting themselves from the sun. I remember back when we were kids we would run around from almost sunrise to dark without worrying about sunscreen, much less sunglasses or umbrellas. I shudder to think what damage I did to my skin back then.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Egg in a Basket

Egg in a Basket
My niece found out about Eggs in a Basket from Gods know where. She made them for me one day so I got bored one day and decided to try one out for myself. Not sure I did it the right way but it seemed to have come out okay. I think this is what they are called over seas. Don't really know what we call them here.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Bunny Eared Skull

a skull with bunny ears
Saw this skull on the back of this car and of course that drew my attention because I like skulls, but on closer inspection I noticed that a set of floppy bunny ears had been drawn into the dust/dirt of the rear car window right around the top of the skull.

Today would have been my dad and his twins 71st birthday. Happy Birthday you two!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Putting Up Their Dukes

putting up their dukes
We've seen a few photo shoots going on in front of this wall. These two guys were posing with fists up, so I figure they were boxers or possibly MMA guys. My sister and I both agreed that the guy in the red was scarier/meaner looking, but we figured that might have to do with the color he was wearing.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Yellow Cars All in a Row

yellow cars all in a row
Not sure what's going on with these cool yellow cars but this was not the first time I saw them parked on this lot. I figured it was some car group or something. Previously I saw people milling about, get in and drive them all out.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Finally Some Rain

What's with this picture...well heck look closely that's moisture. Lately even cloud cover tends to over excite the population with the possiblity of rain.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Boom Go the Clowns

Saw this on College street I think. The sign on the side of the rocket thing says El Riad Clowns. They were parked in the loading zone of a local hotel. Didn't see any clowns though.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Ross Tubes

ROSS tubes
Went to Ross today and saw these strange tubes inside. Apparently someone had stolen the airconditioning from their roof (how I have no idea), so they bought in this generator truck thingie that was pumping in cooler air into the store.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Fourthly Fireworks

Went to my older brothers today but came home in time to see the firework show, well two shows. A number of people in the neighborhood sit outside to watch the Sea World and the Hyatt Regency firework shows. This one was from Sea World.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Feet and Eggs

We were at a local flea market looking for some bandana's to send to my brother in Afghanistan (apparently it's hot and sandy over there) when I spotted these oldie but goodies. My dad used to eat pigs feet all the time when we were younger. I don't think he ever ate pickled eggs, but I wouldn't doubt if he did.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Beach Reads

Beach Reads
I'm always looking for something to read and I love to see what kind of displays the library will put up every month. I don't much like the beach...too hot and too sandy, but I'll give these reads a shot.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Theme Day: Empty

pink bike
This month's theme day was all about empty. I saw this cute little pink scooter just all by its lonesome and couldn't resist. It's empty awaiting a rider.