Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Long story short.

My mom was artificially inseminated and I don't know who my biological father is. True Story.

My mom has always commented about how I shrug my nose when I'm really happy

apparently triathlons make me happy?

guess who else shrugs his nose when he's happy

I'm not saying Barak Obama is my father... but the similarity is uncanny.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

I <3 Maple Grove... for so many reasons!

Today I was informed by a customer that depending on who we elect as president, we may all only be able to buy ONE type of cookie in a few months due to socialist behavior.


HOLY SHIT! What do you think the CRAZY "socialists" would choose?

Some Pepperidge Farms Milano cookies? You know Italians have a history of socialism!

Does Baklava count? Many russians buy baklava, and we know all about their past!

Maybe those Dutch Caramel Wafers? I hear college is free in the Netherlands! I can't decide!!!

I've just changed my mind about McCain. I love having cookie options and I'm not sure that I will have all the same options to buy cookies of Obama is president.


I had a wicked case of hives yesterday, and I have NO idea why. Fortunately I'm going to Allergy Associates in 10 days to figure out why this happens to me sometimes. I was telling this to a customer yesterday (and mostly my excitement about the possibility of being able to eat shellfish in 5 years) and she told me no one should eat shellfish because "God created them, along with pigs, to eat our shit". She assured me its not a sin (so for me not be believe she was *gasp* Jewish) but that he never intended for us to eat shit eaters.


EDIT: I would like to make it clear that I did NOT tell the customer about my hives, but was talking to her about the allergy clinic. I do have some level of professionalism folks.


still awake. stop judging me

and now for a political ad that has nothing to do with anyone that reads this blog, unless I have some secret CA readers.

seriously, why the hell does anyone think another couples marriage affects THEIR marriage? I for one would feel BETTER about being married if everyone were allowed to marry whoever the hell they want. If I can marry an Italian and Irish Catholic boy, Brian Kinney should be able to marry Justin (really, you should watch Queer as Folk... REALLY).

Ain't he handsome?

I love that shirt on him. Nothing more manly than a good lookin' flannel shirt and cords.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

however you spell it

We have a new member to the 2416 family. Her name is Tallulah, or Tulula or any variation of the spelling of a very cute cat name. We took her in as a friend found it difficult to have a cat, go to school and work full time, which is very understandable. Sam and Rose were very skeptical, but Sam loves affection so he quickly warmed to the idea of another being around the house that would on occasion give him attention. Rose and T- haven't quite warmed up to each other, but we have high hopes.

I tried to get her attention with the big shiny lens of my REAL camera today, but she had none of it, so I present to you, built in apple camera photo booth picture:

Photo 10

She's a tortie, but black and orange, unlike rose who is grey and orange. Her snout is also very short compared to Sam and Rosie, which makes her look funny in comparison, but she is VERY cuddly, and doesn't seem to have as many neurosis as Sam, so that's a good thing.

The problem with a name like Tallulah is that you automatically want to give her a nickname. Lulu is what Anne called her, but around here so far its been LaLu, LuLah, T-bone and Tbags. She responds to nothing, shockingly.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

1st Anniversary

Kyle and I just celebrated our one year anniversary! The year has passed SO fast, and a ton of unexpected things happened this year, but it was great. We went to a cute B&B in Osceola, WI for two nights, and did a good amount of relaxing. I also tried my hand at some HDR stuff, as well as taking numerous other NON-HDR pictures. I'm not really sure how I feel about HDR, but it's fun to play with anyway.


versus one of the 8 images I merged together.


and of course, side by side


What do you think?

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I have to admit that this wasn't my most favorite of ZPC's... I wasn't drunk because I had a wedding to shoot (and really, what is a pub crawl without being drunk) and there were a lot of annoying frat guys out and about. And lets be honest, I've been out of college for 4 years (yikes) and I kinda just felt old. I still had a good time, but I'm just saying I wasn't super stoked about my zombitude. None the less, Kate and friends, Zombified:





Friday, October 17, 2008


Looks like I haven't posted in a few weeks. Whoops.

Yesterday, I was in the car after leaving the Gym, and White Doves by John Vanderslice came on the radio and it instantly made me start crying. It's the saddest song I've ever heard and it's beautiful, and it made me wonder how anyone could ever write a song about something so sad

http://www.myspace.com/johnvanderslice (you can listen to it on his myspace if you'd like to be brought to your knees in sorrow). What is this song about? Someone who lost their 8 year old to kidnappers that they paid off, and then was later killed. Also his song Kookaburra is about 9/11, and is equally beautiful and sad. What the fuck? No, I'm not depressed, just contemplative. I think it's because I'm hormonal and sentimental about my upcoming wedding anniversary.

You should listen to both of those songs to make me happy :)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Are YOU registered?

For once, a political message without politics and lots of famous people

Boats... and The Winner is...

Here are some boats from Lake Harriet on Tuesday morning I shot while out for an early bird photo shoot (which I will eventually post on the Red Apple Images blog). It's around the time of year that waking up for a sunrise doesn't seem totally unacceptable to me, since it rises so late in the day.


Also, congrats to The Lady Carrie! I'm looking forward to our family session sometime soon! Please email me at redappleimages@gmail.com to schedule your session!