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365 Photography Project Forty-Fourth Post

With this post, I will have been doing this project for 287 days, not a magical number by any means, but pretty impressive for me of the very short attention span and even if I am about three weeks behind in posting.
So, on to the show! such as it is :-)

Flowers from the courtyard pots brought inside and placed in malkglass. My only regret is that I cut off Snoopy's nose, but dude is still so cool. The smudge of purple in the background sky is the same tree as can be seen in Saturday at the end.

Sunday August 7, 2011_I LOVE this photograph even if I do say so myself.Monday August 8, 2011_Laptop went...meh. We took it in, they took their sweet-ass time fixing it, and on this very special day, we picked it up. It's in my fine leather bag hanging on Lauren's shoulder. She insisted as I was all headachy and just a little wonky, even if still able to drive those northern California freeways goin' very fast. Vroom...vroom.


Tuesday August 9, 2011_Fixins for French toast...yum!! Plus some pretty cool alliteration, doncha think?


Wednesday August 10, 2011_This Great Course series is titled: 'Analysis and Critique-How to Engage and Write about Anything' and at 24 half-hour eppies, as opposed to the usual 36, was just the what amount of information well presented and very timely especially since Lauren has a five-page summer essay to write for her first class in September. The professor is Dorsey Armstrong and we both very much liked her presentation style.


Thursday August 11, 2011_Lauren, not remembering that she can once again smile after 26 months of remembering not to, got her braces off. The staff gave her a goodie bag of all those things, like popcorn and nuts and Starbusters, that she can once again eat. Smiling and Starbusters!!! what a sweet day. And, what a lovely group of ladies.


The handprints of major donors are immoralized on silicon wafers hung in a very cool display on the way out of the museum.

Friday August 12, 2011_Cindy and I took the three, Jimmy, Lauren & Paul, to the San Jose Tech Museum and had a great time. The kids on the screens, all locals, talk about the various experiments that can performed in this very large exhibition room. The museum itslef is two-stories with an IMAX screen.


Saturday August 13, 2011 Seriously, the courtyard again. What will my default photo be next time around, if there is a next time, because this simply can't go on? Purple tree smudge!!!
Posting seems wonky right now, so I'm not reediting, which I normally do several times after my initial posting because I always, then, find mistakes. Then and only then_why? PLUS first level spellchecker doesn't seem to work for me, so please ignore any mistakes.

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gaeln
Aug. 30th, 2011 06:02 am (UTC)
Thank you! And yeah, the tech is a wonderful museum, a great resource for local schools and a destination for traveling science shows. I've seen two amazing ones focused on Da Vinci, one on architecture and one on his inventions.
shadownyc
Aug. 29th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
The flowers are beautiful!

Congrats to Lauren for getting her braces off.
gaeln
Aug. 30th, 2011 05:43 am (UTC)
Thank you, I'm glad you think so and I'll pass on your congratulations to Lauren It's so lovely seeing her smile again :)
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gaeln
Aug. 30th, 2011 05:38 am (UTC)
The kids had been there several times, but I'd never been except for special exhibits, so for me especially it was great fun. They told me that there were several new installations since their last visit, so maybe you should check it out again. We also saw Harry Potter at IMAX, which was so much fun.
fansee
Aug. 30th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
Pics
Lovely pics, as usual. And there can never be too much courtyard.

Sam and I visited her orthodontist last week. She got her braces off in 8th grade, but she still wears her retainers at night and should, I guess, for the rest of her life. Having worn these for five years, they were in pretty bad shape. We drove out to the orthodontist on Monday so she could bite in a mold, then went back on Thursday (the day before she left - madness) to pick them up. $450.00. An expense I had not counted on. FanSee
gaeln
Aug. 30th, 2011 05:26 am (UTC)
Re: Pics
Thank you!!

Lauren now has to wear a retainer too, 14 hours per day for six months, then just when she sleeps and also for the rest of her life but we were told that if she's careful, this retainer should last her forever. We'll see. Sorry about the unexpected expense, insurance of no help?
fansee
Oct. 11th, 2011 03:21 am (UTC)
Re: Pics
No dental insurance! I'm investigating an offer I got in the mail, but the only dental expenses she has now are two annual cleanings, so.... Dunno. FanSee
secretsolitaire
Aug. 30th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
Congrats to Lauren on getting her braces off! The things I remember not being able to eat: bagels with cream cheese, and corn on the cob. :-)

The flower close-ups are stunning.
gaeln
Aug. 30th, 2011 05:22 am (UTC)
We had just bought cor-on-the-cob with the idea that we would cut the corn of the cob for her but by the time I served it, well, her braces were off and she was good to go.

I'm glad you like the flower pics, they cam out better than I would have thought.
film102
Aug. 30th, 2011 03:13 am (UTC)
More after I eat.
Love the photos unedited.

More to follow. I'm tired and hungry.

M
gaeln
Aug. 30th, 2011 05:19 am (UTC)
Re: More after I eat.
take your time, I'm always here. Eat, sleep and feel better.
fansee
Oct. 11th, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
Re-editing
I too edit and re-edit, then still find errors days later. Ugh.

I kept looking back and forth between Pic #! and Pic #2, trying to orient myself from one picture to the next. I like both of them.

Samantha's orthodontia ladies were also very warm and supporting and proud to see her graduate. FanSee
gaeln
Oct. 12th, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Re-editing
Reediting-wise, this past month has been a nightmare, but things seemed to have settled down and I'm finding the image-editing function to be so much easier.

I'm glad that Samantha had a good experience with her ladies like Lauren and even though she was a little old, we didn't have insurance when we probably should have started, I think that helped because we had no problems whatsoever.

Someone's play catch-up :D
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