Saturday, September 06, 2008

risk of inhalation

risk of inhalation, originally uploaded by billaday.

In real life, you use an inhaler twice. In the movies, however, they only use it once. What's that about? Do the characters just need a quick puff of albuterol? Come on. For all you screenwriters out there, make them take two puffs... talk about something scary, take a puff, then say something funny and/or brave.

Day 271

Friday, September 05, 2008

an apple divided

an apple divided, originally uploaded by billaday.

I can't remember the last time I used one of these apple slicers (until today (obviously)). In class, we counted how many seeds were inside the apple core. Then, of course, everyone ate their apple. This is quite different from teaching other grades (non-kindergarten). Good times, good photos.

Day 270

Thursday, September 04, 2008

an insect silhouette

an insect silhouette, originally uploaded by billaday.

I've found that my knowledge of creatures equals that of a second grader. (I guess it's good that I've only taught second grade and kinder.) I know that this photo has an insect in it. But that's where my wealth of knowledge ends. It has 3 body parts, six legs, 2 antennae, and is sort of colorful. I would expect the same answer from an 8 year old. My picture is better, though.

Day 269

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

under a napkin hiding

under a napkin hiding, originally uploaded by billaday.

We played the hiding game that kids love. It goes something like this:

Everet "hides" under a dirty napkin.
I say, "Where did Everet go.....??"
He rips the napkin off his head, and giggles for hours.

And by the way, since when do 2 1/2 year olds actually USE a napkin? I have 30 year old friends who haven't grasped that concept.

fyi, this is a slow sync shot. The flash fires, and the shutter stays open for a while (one second here). It adds motion, and ideally, a sense of excitement.

Day 268

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

elephant trunk

elephant trunk, originally uploaded by billaday.

Maybe it's that I now teach kindergarten, maybe it's that I'm a dork. Either way, this drain thing looks like an elephant, raising its trunk. Oh yeah, this looks way cool big and on black. I like the DoF.

Day 267

Monday, September 01, 2008

stone stout

stone stout, originally uploaded by billaday.

Stone Brew just released the Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. I liked it.

"...the aroma is dominated by roast malt and cocoa. Upon tasting, the cocoa (we used unsweetened, unprocessed cacao sourced through our friends at Chuao Chocolatier) really comes through with a deep chocolate flavor and a long lasting bitter finish. The roasted grains used add coffee and licorice accents. It is a thick beer, but not sweet, with the addition of oatmeal in the mash providing a rich, silky mouthfeel that adds to the creamy texture.”


Day 266

Sunday, August 31, 2008


tunnel, originally uploaded by billaday.

Drive on through the new tunnel. Just kidding. It's a plastic cup. Sorry. That was a lame joke.

Day 265