Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Moment 9/30/11

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from sometime ... anytime

A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember


Have a beautiful weekend everyone!

Jewell  =)  xo

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday Chuckles 9/29/11



Absolutely worth translating if you don't speak French.  I don't know if this is real but it made me laugh my fool head off!




Yeah.....hope you skip the man-goo in your day!  Ick!

Jewell  =)  xo

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Media Hilarity - 9/28/2011

    Vt. man catches thief in car, drives him to police    I don't honestly know if this guy is fantastic or just plain stupid.  My po-po buddies would probably vote for the more definitive "fucking stupid". I might agree, and yet this guy is still fantastic!  I'd never make good po-po.

    Woman bites man's face in 'vampire' attack at vacant Hooters    Take heed people!  When Hooters "restaurants" shut down across the country, the abandoned buildings become vampire dens.  Fuck the zombies...the vampires are going to beat them to the apocolypse!

    Poll shows Facebook more important to Brits than flushing toilets    You know, I have a handful of friends that reside in the UK.  While I've never visited any of their homes, I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't find a layers and piles of shit lining their bathrooms.  I'm afraid to ask exactly who they were polling for this, because I am fairly sure that I don't want to "friend" any of them.

    Dead man driven around by 'friends' who use his card for strip club    Don't these idiots that keep doing this to the bodies of their poor dead friends realize that the movie "Weekend at Bernies" isn't a fucking documentary??? 

    ‘Captain Save-A-Ho’ Arrested On Pedestrian Mall In Iowa    Yeah...I got nothin'.  I'd rather stay "unsaved" fuckyouverymuch.



I don't know what's going on with this world of ours....


Jewell  =)  ox

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Penance....kinda....

Is it even possible to do penance if you aren't Catholic, or even remotely attached to any religion?  There's got to be another word for penance in the Spiritualist/Wiccan/Pagan/Iain'tnobody'ssheep kind of religion?

Eh.  Fuck it.  I don't even really care all that much.

Anywho.....

I had a mental facepalm today when I realized that I hadn't put together a Mugshot Monday for yesterday.  I would have made up for this today, but my beautiful, funny, incredibly smart rhyming friend (and fellow photography geek) Rachel of Rhyme Me A Smile sent me a link to this photo.  Part of her email started off with .... "Not exactly a mugshot..."  That might be an enormous understatement on her part....and yet.....?

This picture actually makes me incredibly sad and, at the same time, so mad I want to free these poor, harmless things and let them loose in the next closest band of elastic to issue their own special kind of payback.  Fucking asswad!


And...if you've never visited Rachel and read her rhymes...you should.  You really don't want me to start rhyming here.  Really.  Go read Rachel's.  If you make me rhyme here your ears will bleed.  Rachel can save you from that.

Jewell  =)  ox

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Moment 9/23/11

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from sometime ... anytime

A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember


Happy weekend everyone!

Jewell  =)  xo

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Media Hilarity - 9/21/11

    Canadian Woman Hits Moose, on Way to See Sister, Who Hit Moose  Aaaaaaaaand....  Yeah.  *shakes head*  Pretty sure "Only in Canada" would really fit this.

    Man accused of having sex with pool raft had also violated inflatable pumpkin    Apparently he had a fight with his blow up doll girlfriend.  Again.

    Swede charged for 'shooting down UFOs'    Dammit!  Now how is E.T. supposed to get home?  Bastard!  No Reece's Pieces for him!

    Fleeing suspect crashes into jail    Have I ever mentioned that irony is one of my all time favorite besties?  Yeah...this is only one example of why! 

    Man Says He Can't Remember Taking Bite Out of 2-Foot Python   Well if he can't remember that he did, how the hell is he supposed to be able to tell the rest of us if it really tasted like chicken?  I was ROBBED!


Chuckle yourself silly!

Jewell  =)  xo

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mugshot Monday 9/19/11

This dude is entirely too happy to be meeting his new roommate...


You be the judge...

Jewell  =)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Moment 9/16/11

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from sometime ... anytime

A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember


Happy Weekend Everyone! 

Jewell  =)  xo

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thursday Chuckles 9/15/11





This is fucked up in so many ways I can't even begin to count them all

Chuckle it up folks  =)

Jewell  =)  xo

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Media Hilarity - 9/14/11

    Rugby, sheep and sex don't mix    Umm...yeah!  I'll just leave that to the fertal imaginations of my stalkers...  Especially since I can't stop laughing enough to come up with something on my own.

    Greek police smash violent doughnut ring    Bank robberies, domestic disputes, terrorists...things I think of that can be considered violent.  Doughnut rings...not really something that ever crossed my mind.

    Woman lies about pregnancy, hits ex with brick    Wow!  Just wow!

    Man reports own parking violation to Conn. police    Who said that there isn't honesty among criminals?

    If he hadn't been naked, cops might not have found raccoon    And was the raccoon trapped in the trunk REALLY what trumped the fact that there was a naked guy running around at a NASCAR race?


And...that's all she wrote...  Did she really need to write anymore after such enlightening media hilarity?  Nah!  Not so much....

Jewell  =)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Photography binge....

Ok...well I have finally recovered from one binge, and am now working on recovering from another.

First binge...the photography binge which I will proceed to beat you over the head and about the ears with a picture from each visit.  Shortly....

Second binge...this weekend I beat my head against the virtual and imaginary wall that is web design trying to put together my photography business website.  Taking stock of the geek related injuries I accumulated the following...2 black eyes, a broken nose, numerous loose teeth, a stubbed toe, a hell of a knot on my head, and slashed and bloody ego from the computer, website, and code sticking it's tongue out at me, laughing at me, and calling me assorted names that I can't begin to bring myself to repeat out loud.  It was ugly.  An entire weekend, the website still isn't finished...  I've officially slunk off in a corner to lick my wounds...  Hopefully I'll be able to sneak up on it again off and on through out the week and get it finished without too much more collateral damage.

Now..on to the fun stuff...The photography binge was the entire Labor Day weekend.

Day 1 - 3 stops

Johnson Shut-ins State Park - a beautiful park.  Actually it probably would have been significantly more beautiful if 2 things had actually occurred    1)  It hadn't been so fucking hot!    2)  There wasn't a body in every single puddle of water throughout the whole of the shut-ins.  This was set as a "going back to" destination for those very reasons.  No pictures of the shut-ins but a picture of one portion of the stairs that takes you up (and then down) to one of the look out points.


Elephant Rocks State Park - Only the best place on earth for someone who loves, loves, LOVES feeling like a kid without the stomach churning rides or the sickeningly disgusting food.

Downside though is that I almost died.  Well I thought I was going to die.  I probably wouldn't have died based on research, but I could have and that's what is important.  Why?  Oh...let me show you....

Look closely.  See the liquid on the spider leg?  I could have died people!  Fucker made me squeal like a puppy that had an elephant rock dropped on it's tail.

And because the husband HAD to have a record of this shit so that he could figure out how fast he could strip my teeth of my gold caps!  =)
The real reason why we were there though was the rocks.  Duh!  Rocks is actually minor, hence the fact that the geniuses at the state park offices included the word Elephant.  Check it out....

I was only about 1/2 way up this elephant piece of granite...it was fucking fantastic!

I grew up a tomboy...no girly girl frills for me growing up.  Nope...give me dirt and open air and I was a happy camper...this place brought out my inner tomboy.  It also reminded me that I am severely fucking out of shape, but that didn't stop me!  This is a place we will be going back to!!!

Burford Covered Bridge - When you think of covered bridges you rarely think of Missouri.  I was actually surprised to find out that we had any here.  Apparently we had a lot of them, but only 4 still exist.  This is the first of 2 that we got to over the weekend.



Day 2 - 2 destinations

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge - Not far from the St Louis area but worth the trip.  Probably the smallest park we've visited outside of a city park, but worth the visit.  Even on Labor Day weekend.  It's a beautiful place.  And I wasn't the only photographer that made the trip...while I was standing waiting for people to clear out of the frame for one of the shots of the bridge a fellow photographer showed up with his dog.  =)

You could almost hear the ghosts of horses pulling their wagons through to go to market.  Well if it wasn't for the fucking kids screaming and racing around like a bunch of ill trained ninjas.  Except for that you could almost hear it.

St Louis Zoo - Now, this was the most fucked up idea I've had in a long time.
Zoo + Free Entry x Labor Day Weekend = Cluster Fuck of People and Their Monsters They Call Children (x Murderous Tendencies).

He was kind enough to sleep through everyone else's pictures and wake up for me!  I lurve him!  Damn husband wouldn't let me smuggle him out and bring him home though....  *pout*
Day 3 - 2 more destinations

Meramec Cavern - If you haven't been here on family vacations...really cool.  I am not much for caverns as they are pretty much all the same after a while, but this one is definitely fantastic.  And HUGE!

One of my favorite cave structures no matter what cavern we might tour...I think these are called curtains or drapes.
And last but not least...

Maramac Spring - This was kind of a last minute thing..."we can do it if we can still move" type last minute.  It was so worth the stop.  It's a beautiful park with a spring that pumps out over 96 million gallons of water a day and as much as 400 million gallons during periods of heavy rain.

One branch off of the actual spring...How I managed to not get someone's body part in any portion of this picture is amazing to me.  Again...packed for the holiday weekend.
So there you have it...

Now, if ya'll will excuse me, I need to go change my virtual bandages and get a fresh virtual ice pack.

Jewell  =)  xo

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mugshot Monday 9/12/11

I wonder if they paid the hairdresser / barber before they were given their free ride to the pokey....


As always, you be the judge...

Jewell  =)  xo

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Moment 9/9/11

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from sometime ... anytime

A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember


Have a fantastic weekend everyone!!!

Jewell  =)  xo

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thursday Chuckles 9/8/11

Really?  Is this anything like "Don't Run With Scissors"?

I'm not even going to ask.....*shakes head*

GENIUS!

I don't know what's funnier...the name of the food or the picture of the cat who CLEARLY is thrilled...

Irony....not this poor fellow's friend....    Apparently.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Media Hilarity - 9/7/11

    Galveston man bites woman's neck, claims to be vampire     Ummm...I'm thinking that the excess heat might be affecting what braincells are still functioning.  Or maybe all the working braincells have actually dripped out the holes for his ear piercings.  Which would explain a lot, actually.

    Spider blamed for rollover crash in Maine   This could sooooooo easily have been me.  *shudder*

    Fallen canisters of bull semen prompt hazmat call in Nashville    Yeah...now this is not something that you see in the news everyday.  However, is there NOTHING that Greyhound won't transport????

    Royal wedding revisited at scarecrow festival    I am fairly sure that the only way that this could have gotten any creepier is if it was some kind of zombie festival.

    Candice Kiley, 24, Arrested For Attacking 12-Year-Old For 'Looking At' Her Boyfriend     What the fuckityfuck?  Seriously...WTF!?!?!


Have a chuckletastic day!

Jewell  =)  xo

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I need a vacation!

Shit!  I need a vacation from my weekend!

Back to the funny at some point.  Right now I need to catch up on my sleep...  However, I will leave you with this....more when I catch up on some sleep and don't require toothpicks to keep my eyes open!  =)


Happy days.  Happy days!

Jewell  =)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Mugshot Monday 9/5/11

First before this week's edition of Mugshot Monday!  For all  my bloggy buddies, readers, stalkers, and friends...have a happy and safe Labor Day!

Now...this week's addition is another duo.  Again, the guy, ironically not so interesting.  The woman...uncontrollable head spinning and pea soup spewage in 3.....2......


As always...you be the judge!  =)

Jewell  =)  xo

Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday Moment 9/2/11

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from sometime ... anytime

A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember


Have a chillaxin' weekend everyone!  =)

Jewell  =)  xo

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thursday Chuckles 9/1/11

Damn!  What kind of tomatoes warrant a caution sign!  Yikes!!!

Yikes.  I think even for me that might be too much information!

O_o

Don't read what?

That seems a bit fatalistic!
Jewell  =)  xo