December 28, 2010

Another video

A friend introduced me to this.  I don't think these creatures actually exist, but I thought we should all be prepared, just in case.

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo.

DPP #16-20 and then I'm done...

I've decided to cut this experiment short by a couple of days... I got behind, and then I decided that I've run out of things to photograph. (Honestly, I have TOO MANY things, but they're all in poorly lit areas (old house), and I am stuck using my phone-camera, without a flash, and they don't turn out.) <-- RUN ON SENTENCE?

At any rate, these are the ones I took before traveling to Nebraska (pronounced NE-BER-SKEY). Below each photo will be a brief commentary.

Ignore Chango, this pictures is of the green, shag carpet in the kitchen.  Oh, and also of the pink cabinets.  Oh yeah, also the avocado fridge and trash compactor. (Also, why does anyone need TWO fridges in their kitchen?)

The room we never use. Can you guess why? (EDIT: "One of the room(s)...")

From left to right: 30-06 w/ scope, bolt-action 22cal, double-barrel 12 gauge shotgun, single-barrel 12-gauge shotgun, another 22cal, WWII era rifle (unsure of calibre), and finally in the box under the ammo is a Smith & Wesson 6-shooter revolver (sorry it's not pictured).

One heck-of-an-old Bible. It's illustrated, and printed in the 1800's.

Finally, I want to wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS.  May next year bring you all joy, contentment, and fond times with friends and family.  My prayer for the coming year is a new house.  :)

December 15, 2010

DPP #15

This is the only "nice" room in the house.  Don't get me wrong, the other rooms are GREAT, as in large, closeted, furnished, etc... but very outdated.  This room is all in good taste, with great artwork and a comfy bed.  Our guests stay here.

December 14, 2010

DPP #14

Just wait till you see Liz's shoe closet!

December 12, 2010

DPP #12

Don't bother to ask about the shutter-speed, f-stop, ISO, or equipment... as I stated earlier, for my first December Photo Project, I am shooting all of these with the handy phone-cam (which explains the blurry feet, the poor color, and the grainy image).  However, this is the garage, and this is where Elizabeth does the P90X workouts.  I am, however, proud of the fact that I timed it just right so that the dudes on the TV are all in the air with her.

To give Elizabeth credit, I tried a workout with her and only made it 20 minutes (and I cheated during that time).  She is ridiculously in shape, and she did the full hour w/out cheating.

December 11, 2010

DPP #11

As I promised, this is the other lovely lady.  I am in love with her.  When plugged in, her candle glows, her arm waves, and her head turns from side to side (Do NOT underestimate the creepiness!).  However, for the time, she is making eyes at the santa on the porch across the street.

December 10, 2010

DPP #10

Not much needs to be said about this room. It is the lavatory by the main entrance, it has gold wallpaper, an elaborate chandelier, and PINK fixtures (not pictured).

December 9, 2010

DPP #9

This accumulation of waterfowl and songbirds is only a small cross-section of the larger collection located throughout the estate.  There are two of particular interest that contain unopened flasks of Jim Beam Bourbon within the bodies of the birds.  The two previously mentioned as well as the majority pictured below were limited edition releases by "Ducks Unlimited".

When we moved into the home, we removed these from prominent display and placed on the baby-grand.  There is a table to the left of the piano (not in the picture) that is holding many more.

December 8, 2010

DPP #8

This guy is one of my favorites.  He is our personal bartender.  I caught him ogling the lady-statue from yesterday's post.  She was kinda asking for it, in my opinion, (parading around w/out clothes and such...) but he still should have shown some decency and respect.  I think he might make the move with us.

December 7, 2010

dpp #7

Liz was upset when I pulled this beauty out of a corner and photographed her.  I'm unsure of the reason, but she made me promise that I would move her back into hiding.  There is another pretty lady that will make a debut on this blog soon.

December 6, 2010

DPP #6

By far, my favorite piece of artwork in the home. 

There is a collection of art in the spare bedroom that attractively and tastefully depicts oceans, shore-lines, night-scapes, etc... It is very beautiful.  The rest of the artwork mostly involves waterfowl.

December 5, 2010

DPP #5

I referenced these chairs and table in an earlier post, but I couldn't let you go without seeing them.  They are QUITE comfortable, but never have slip-covers been more desired on my part.

December 4, 2010

DPP #4

I hardly need to say ANYTHING about this photo, except to point out the pills "hidden" in the base of this lamp.  The late owner of this home did not enjoy taking her pills.  Her legacy lives on, in our lamp.

December 3, 2010

DPP #3

I should clarify that these DPP images are "behind schedule" because of an internet disconnect at my home.  I have been staying up to date, but I have been unable to post them.  Today, you will see me catch up.

This photo particularly pleases me, for it is of my favorite room in the house: The Sun Room.  We have floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides, a trendy fireplace, and seating for over 10.  The room DOES come with it's share of drawbacks, but they are far outweighed.  For example: the green carpeting, the shredded upholstery, and a few things not visible in the photograph (yellow-floral parson's chairs, with a table to match).

December 2, 2010

DPP #2

I have selected this photo for its story telling ability.  I want you to study it for at least 30 seconds before scrolling down.  Notice as many "telling" elements as you can, and then compare to my list.  Let me know in a comment how many you were able to see.

  • Did you notice the patterned wallpaper - floor to ceiling?
  • The chandelier, with leaves and flowers, matches the patterned wallpaper.
  • The wall-hanging is of asparagus stalks... ?1?
  • The ceiling is caving in.
  • The laundry chute is in the dining room... ?!?
  • The ceiling is lime green.
  • The patterned wallpaper continues into the kitchen above the cabinets.
If only I had a better angle, a better camera, or a better better lens, we would have even more to comment on, but this is only ONE of the rooms in the wonderful home we are living in currently.  What you DON'T see in this picture is a table that matches the chandelier, a pile of broken chairs, and lime-green shag carpeting.  It is something to behold.

I love my job.

A girl wrote this thank-you card after experiencing a week of God's love and His life-changing message.  She had received special assistance form our scholarship fund, and it made all the difference for her and her family.  In the words of Colin, let's keep writing the story:

For another inspiring story of God's faithfulness at SpringHill Camps, watch this video:  Colin Ridge.

December 1, 2010

December Photo Project '10

December Photo Project

I've never taken part in this project, but there is a first time for everything.  Unfortunately, I don't have a nice camera, so for my first year, all photos will all be mobile uploads. (Sorry purists!)

A friend back in Nebraska does it every year, and she is my inspiration.  Check out her amazing work at The LOVE EQUALS Blog.  (Totally worth your time!)

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