Saturday, June 07, 2008


Brat, originally uploaded by billaday.

My dad bbq'd some bratwurst. It was really tasty. You can see the grilled zucchini in the foreground. Tasty.

Day 180

Friday, June 06, 2008


Retirement, originally uploaded by billaday.

Susan (in the Dodgers jersey) is retiring. Here's a shot from her party with all the other kinder teachers.

Photoshop can be an ugly word for some; I Photoshopped this one to get more balanced levels... there was really bright sunlight, so most of the photos from this event that everyone took were way washed out and had harsh shadows. I convinced them to stand in a shadow to get rid of the 5 o'clock shadows. Then, in Photoshop, I duplicated the layer and changed the layer property to Screen. That basically brightened up the dark parts. I rinsed and repeated, and then masked out the sky so it looked blue instead of white. It's a simple photo, yes, but I'm proud of the results I got out of my little pocked SD800.

Oh yeah, and I am taking Susan's spot as the afternoon kinder teacher. Big shoes to fill...

Day 179

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Need a hand?

Need a hand?, originally uploaded by billaday.

We walked past a nail place after eating at Corner Bakery (which rocks, btw), and there were a bunch of severed hands in the window. That makes me want to NOT go inside.

Day 178

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

red, red wine

red, red wine, originally uploaded by billaday.

I'm coming to learn that there's a lot more to wine than I originally thought. I know this is red wine, it looks cool, and it has a strong pepper taste. Someone told me about the pepper, though.

Day 177

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Future learn library

Future learn library, originally uploaded by billaday.

This is the APU graduate library. The photo makes it look all futuristic, so I tried to give it a futuristic title... it has an adjective, verb and noun. Lame, yes. True, maybe someday.

Day 176

Monday, June 02, 2008

Today's photo-a-day is brought to you by the letter K

That's right, the rumors are true. I'm teaching kinder next year. I've already learned a lot... like you're supposed to call it kinder, not kindergarten. That's what kinder teachers do.

Day 175

Sunday, June 01, 2008


bolted, originally uploaded by billaday.

For an eyeful of macro gooey goodness, view on black.

Day 174