Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Brain in a bottle


As requested, here is the brain culture I keep in a bottle on my desk. You can see that a pair of eyes have begun to develop. Not much longer now, it will become sentient and I'll have myself a girlfriend in a bottle.

o_O

Okay. yeah. Um. The rest of the pictures are just me chasing around the sun on my way home from work yesterday. Nothing fancy. It's tough to find a place to park in LA so I can shoot.. Especially around rush hour. Maybe some Parkour action is necessary for those tight city shots.






-too fast? click on pause, and manually move it, or click on the picture to switch to my google picasa album. Also, certain broswers may chop the slideshow frame. Best click on the picture to go to the picasa album version, and hit Full Frame or Slideshow there, for the full effect. :] Enjoy!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Chantry Flats revisited


Back at the flats!! This time, with some sun! For comparison, check out the chantry flats hike from two weeks ago here, and see how it is when you're hiking inside a cloud.

Twas a good hike today. My friend Melissa came along and acted as my personal camera assistant. I fired her right away. Then I lost her, as I was busy zooming in on an uncooperative spider. This is a common occurrence in our hikes, so I wasn't worried at all. Though, I did see a bear along the way. Hm.

Anyway, I tried not to take the same shots from last time, focusing now on how the sun affects things. The non-misty-slick rocks also permitted me to go further into some cooler places. I Hope I captured it well for you guys to see. I also stuck with the 18-50mm kit lens this time as opposed to the telephoto zoom from the last hike. But I really wish I had that all-around 18-250mm lens now, more than ever. So many critters this time around and I had to miss many shots because I knew I had no time to pull out the zoom lens. blahhh. Owhell. You'll have to settle for Melissa as the critter. ;]

enjoy!





-too fast? click on pause, and manually move it, or click on the picture to switch to my google picasa album. Also, certain broswers may chop the slideshow frame. Best click on the picture to go to the picasa album version, and hit Full Frame or Slideshow there, for the full effect. :] Enjoy!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mid-Week Randomness


Well, I kinda held off from posting more pics...wanting the green forest to stay lush in my head. (and yours) But I've been harassed and coerced to post, and so this is what you get: randomness! :]

Not like I have much to take pictures of anyway, being between weekends and all. So this is mostly the usual drive through L.A. pics as I go to work. Moonroof musings and the like. There was an interesting rolly polly though. He looked like he must've been running away from something. Maybe a koala. I heard that Koalas like to peel pillbugs. Peel-bugs if you may. Unrolling the rolly-polly.

You shouldnt believe anything I say really. It's 4 in the morning for cryin out loud.

Cya!



Too fast? click on pause, and manually move it, or click on the picture to view them in my google picasa album. Also, certain broswers may chop the slideshow frame. Best click on the picture to go to the picasa version, and hit Fullscreen there, for the full effect. :] Enjoy!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Chantry Flats


Finally, the weekend! Time to catch the sun!

[-__-] No. No sun for me today. Once again, the sun has eluded my camera eyes. But no matter. I dig the mist, and it made for some nice forest ambiance. Besides, this is Los Angeles, and days like these are already few and far in between. Best enjoy it while it lasts. :]

So, ahead of you are the pics from Chantry Flats, not so far from my house. They're not as green as Louisiana bayous but, this is about as lush as it can get around here, really. And the misty rain actually polished some of the leaves quite nicely.

I had time to go to the Gardens, but decided to put it aside for a brighter day. It'd be a shame to dull those bright colors. Maybe next week then. :] 'Kay, enough talk. Enjoy the slideshow!

*edit - I told my friend who lives in the area of this hike about how misty it was, and she says, "Oh yeah, you were probably in a cloud." o_O That is sweet. I've never walked around in a cloud before. Felt fluffy.



-too fast? click on pause, and manually move it, or click on the picture to view them in my google picasa album. Also, certain broswers may chop the slideshow frame. Best click on the picture to go to the picasa version, and hit Slideshow there, for the full effect. :] Enjoy!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Yet another day

Today we have:

More cityscapes for those who live in the bayou,
A frog that came all the way from Dallas, Texas, with aspirations of space travel,
The journey of a lady,
The blue tiles of Tokyo,
and the all too elusive boba.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Squirrelz and Stuffz



Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bird Launcher and a Bee



Not much goin on here..

I might have to start taking requests! :]

Lemme know if you have any!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Birds and the Beach



This one's for those of you out there who miss the beach. And birds too, if you like. ;]
Amongst other things..

enjoy!

Sum sum

If I stand in the middle of our wide street and look up, cropping my vision to see only the towering trees, I can pretend I live in some beach. Until a car hits me.


Then I say "You sunnova beach!"

hahahe..he..er...um..ok


anyway, wow slug. They jump at ya, to hitch a ride between your toes. That's why socks and flipflops are ok. [u_u] yes.



Sunday, June 14, 2009

wowz

Funded by DARPA, it says:

Metal Gear??


o_O Awesome. On that note, I've just discovered how genius the Picasa app. is. Yes, fox, I said app. APPS!

Google is so efficient, it's great and scary at the same time. But hey, I'm gonna ride this wave.
Wolfram.com is another crazy thing you should check out. Makes me wonder how close we truly are to putting human awareness into artificial things. What if I am artificial?! Sent here to catalogue human habits and emotions, documenting reactions, and testing human limits. Maybe that's why I feel so ambiguous at times -- feeling like I can never really fit in, but then again, able to blend and mingle when I let myself to. I am an app! Alas. Well I hope Sony made me, if that's the case. They're great. orr...am I just programmed to think that..? o_O

too doo roo!!!!

*shutting down

New Camera Test Run, Part II !!!



I got trigger happy, so I just put it in a slide-show. Still learning the ropes, but I hope you enjoy it as much as did! Thanks koala-chan for all your photo-expertise help! Now calm down! ;]

*note - If you're using Internet Explorer, the slide-show may be chopped. Click on the pic, or download Firefox instead. Firefox's total body ver. 3.0.11



*Shots were taken while cruisin around Los Angeles.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

New Camera Test Run!! Part I

Feeling out my new cam! :]





June Gloom o_O


June Gloom's Blooms


I think he said it the camera's waterproof



Zoom Zpee! <.< >.> o_o


aw caw-mon, don't fly away :รพ



the ninja-bag from blorg prior



Of course, leaves with droplets. Every photo blog should have 'em.
This was when I was in the jungle...


...of LA



The following are for Sid:


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What? no HD boba pics? Be patient, dear readers..


Well now..



We were all set to hit the streets and gardens....but of course it rains. Hm. I have a plastic bag here somewhere. Ooh. As I sit here texting 'plastic bag' in the parking lot, a real plastic bag sneaks beside me. Coincidence? or Providence?

DUST

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

No longer humming

No longer humming

Saturday, June 6, 2009

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Snuck away to the beach b4 the wedding r

Snuck away to the beach b4 the wedding reception. People stare. Yeah, i'm sporting a suit on the sand.
Can i just stay here? The ocean breeze carrying its scent with a hint of sunblock is exhilerating.

Friday, June 5, 2009

My first, and certainly not last, homema

My first, and certainly not last, homemade boba! :D
I didn't ice it, and I'm kinda liking it that way. Don't be deceived by the glass, this one is non-alcoholic. But the next batch will have Frangelico goodness. Now if only I bought the boba straws.. =/

Postcards from the Parking Lot.

Postcards from the Parking Lot. =]

I guess it rained while i slept. As i dr

I guess it rained while i slept. As i dreamed and as i dreamt, the silver sky wept.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

En route to work

En route to work

My niece! Test to see if this uploads re

My niece! Test to see if this uploads remotely

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

>=] Tonight, it will rain boba.

>=] Tonight, it will rain boba.

Not enough, but better than nothing. An

Not enough, but better than nothing. And being in LA, this slight drizzle only weighed down the smog to street level. Just enough to leave the air smelling like an orgy of taxi drivers. Throwin piss at each other. Sad.
But yeah, better than nothing!

Could it be? Rain? =]

Could it be? Rain? =]

Monday, June 1, 2009

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