Saturday, August 23, 2008


gaps, originally uploaded by billaday.

"I've got an oscillating fan at my house. The fan goes back and forth. It looks like the fan is saying 'No'. So I like to ask it questions that a fan would say no to. Do you keep my hair in place? Do you keep my documents in order? Do you have three settings? Liar!"
-Mitch Hedberg

Day 257

Friday, August 22, 2008

Bill the Great

Bill the Great, originally uploaded by billaday.

I ordered a drink from the Barnes &Noble Café. Since my wife works at B&N, I know most of her colleagues. Shelly took my order and gave me this cup. She obviously knows what's up.

Day 256

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Bookworm, originally uploaded by billaday.

We sat down to watch The Departed on blu-ray, a very exciting thing for me. Sure enough, in the middle, the wife picks up a book and starts reading it. I thought it was fairly ridiculous, so I took a picture of it. Ironically, I, too, was not paying attention to the movie at that point.

Day 255

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

this little piggy...

this little piggy..., originally uploaded by billaday.

Being the cool uncle, I get to take the kids outside without shoes. His mom wasn't so happy about it, but I got this really good shot of Everet hanging out on the chair with a shallow depth of field (so his toes are more prominent (or something)).

Day 254

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

up town

up town, originally uploaded by billaday.

The beaten path in Pasadena treated me well with this shot. For years, I would only walk down (and photograph) Colorado Blvd. Just one mile in any direction has led to some cool shots.

Day 253

Monday, August 18, 2008

Double T

Double T, originally uploaded by billaday.

We had a bottle of Double T wine from Trifethen Winery tonight, acquired from our trip up the coast. It's a red blend--that means that it tastes good, apparently.

Day 252

Sunday, August 17, 2008

a change in the winds

Showerhead, originally uploaded by billaday.

A friend commented a while back about my choice of subject for my photo-a-day project. He always knows when I have something new because I take a picture of it for my photo-a-day. I suppose that's true--I capture change. Change can be something new (like this not-so-brand-new shower head), it can be a change in elevation (a mountain), a change in age (someone's birthday). To me, that's what photography is about. Obvious or otherwise.

Day 251