I've been feeling under the weather and lazy these past couple of weeks. Not a good combination for blog maintainage, or anything else, for that matter.

Feeling bettah, though, so the insanity around here should be back to normal soon.


Snow and Smiles

Snowflakes brought back fun childhood memories
Originally uploaded by Esther17.

For the first time in a long time, we got some serious snow (as opposed to the casual and relaxed type), and we're supposed to get about another 1 to 2 inches tonight. I know that's nothing to you east coast folks, but here in our little corner of the woild, it's kinda cool, so to speak.


Kiss Me, I'm Punk!

Kiss Me, I'm Punk!
Originally uploaded by Esther17.

For gina, and all my other Guinness-swigging, Tullamore Dew-loving, and cosmopolitan-drinking buds out there, have a feckin' good St. Patrick's Day!

Shake that Shillelagh, and try not to kiss the wrong Blarney Stone! (not sure what the hell's going on in that photo, lol)

P.S. Thanks, Dave!


Motivation, Schmotivation!

Motivation, Schmotivation!

I'm in one of those spells again, where I'm up for doing a lot of nada. Sure doesn't help that I've not been getting much sleep (entirely my fault by staying up way too late, due to Flickr'ing and late night tv watching), dealing with the monthly monster (tmi? sorry), and now my lower back is hurting up a storm, aggravated by bowling (yes, I'm in a league - more on that later).

Anyhoo, so for now, it's nothing but photos. That's not so bad, though, right? Right?


"Damn it," she thought, "he put it in the wine."

"Damn it," she thought, "he put it in the wine."
Originally uploaded by Esther17.

Ok, now roll over!


They roll in, without a sound

They roll in, without a sound
Originally uploaded by Esther17.

Part of a series sky shots I took on the way home from Tucson a little while back. Check them out here, here, and here, if you want. Or don't. I'm not the boss of you.


Spring? Spring? Bueller? Bueller?

Come on spring, we're waitin' for ya!
Originally uploaded by Esther17.

Still waiting.....*sigh*


I vant to be alone, ahll ah-lone.

Quiet time away from the group.
Originally uploaded by Esther17.

Ever since I can remember, I've had no problem going out by myself. Movies, meals, shopping, the park, etc. Growing up, some this could be attributed to the fact I was pretty much wallpaper in high school, with only a few close friends. But mostly, it just never really bothered me.

I love hanging out with my friends, don't get me wrong. But there seems to be a stigma of shame attached to being in any type of social situation by yourself, a pity party, as if to say, "Aw, poor thing, she must not have anybody in her life." Just last night, I went out to eat, and the guy at the table in front of me commented, "Looks like we're both eating dinner alone." Granted, he might have been hitting on me, and I was too hungry to notice, but still, his tone seemed to indicate how pathetic we both were.

There's no shame in the game, people. If friends cancel, boyfriends leave, family's far away, and you've got some time on your hands, take it solo. You may surprise yourself with how good a time you have with me, myself, and I.


Chucks Iz Good

Watch out, red Keds, there's some new Converse in town!
Originally uploaded by Esther17.

New Converse. 10 Bucks. Purple. That is all.


It was a good day.

It was a good day.
Originally uploaded by Esther17.

December 11, 2005 -

It was a good day.

He had suggested a motorcycle ride, so off we rode, to Tombstone.

The weather was brisk, but perfect.

We strolled, and watched the show in the dusty, historic streets.

There was lunch, getting to know each other better, in between bites and sips.

There was laughing, and smiling, and glances. There were butterflies in the stomach.

I felt the need to document it, somehow, to be able to return to it.

We rode back, the scenery was beautiful, the quiet moments comfortable.

I was happy.

It was a good day.

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