Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
I really miss the days of Tuesday Tell All. I miss the topic ideas. I didn't love every single topic, but the beauty of it, was that it was there if you needed inspiration. I DO love Shadow Shot Sunday though. I try to participate every week. It gives me a creative outlet for photography. BUT it does nothing for writers' block. And while we're on the subject of writer's block, when is Stephenie Meyer going to write something again? I'm so ready to move beyond Twilight. I'm ready for the Host sequel! And speaking of books, I can't wait for September's release of Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.
Do you think they make a cream for writer's block? You know. Kind of like the opposite of sunblock? Or I guess the opposite of sunblock would be like suntan oil. So maybe they make writer's oil with a fabulous coconut scent. Maybe. If so, maybe I can send some to Stephenie too.
Song: Dead Man's Party by Oingo Boingo
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Shadow shot Sunday is way fun! It's a great way to look at things differently! If you want to play along too, visit Hey Harriet.
I can't bring myself to put "Colors Make Me Happy" from Barney on here, but instead, enjoy a couple of my favorite songs with colors in the title:
Yellow by Cold Play and Red Hill Mining Town by U2
Friday, July 10, 2009
The story goes that David Jung was concerned with all the poor he saw in the streets near his shop. So he created a cookie to pass out to them for free. Each cookie contained an inspirational verse written by the local Presbyterian minister.
Makoto was fired by an anti-Japanese mayor of the time and suffered much hardship until a later mayor reinstated him. Being thankful to those who had stood by him during this time he created a cookie that contained a "thank-you" note. These became very popular and so began serving them regularly. And then in 1915 they were displayed at World Fair, in San Fransico
Thus a tradition of giving cakes with messages was born and a Moon Festival regularly celebrated.
It is thought that this legend is what inspired the Chinese 49'ers who worked on the construction of the great American Railways through the Sierra Nevada to California. At Moon Festival time they did not have any moon cakes but only biscuits. So out of necessity they improvised and the Fortune Cookie was born.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
This year's headliners were Shedaisy and the Jonas Brothers. The Lowry's knew every one of the Jonas Brothers songs and were singing along pretty much the whole time! It was cute!!
The weather was pretty great! There was a pretty good breeze through the majority of the program. We did get a bit of lightening a few miles away, but thankfully, not any of it close enough to really be of concern.
Anyway, here are some photo hightlights of the evening.
(these are not scrapbook pages I'm doing here. I'm using Roxio to create "albums" in. It makes it much easier than posting a million pictures. And a bit more interesting too, I think!)
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
They went to Las Vegas to go see the Lion King, the Hoover Dam and the temple.
She went to California to go to Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland and the Queen Mary
then, the last stop was St. George to see Footloose at Tuacahn. I think it's pretty obvious from the pictures that she had fun!