Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

12 of 12

Time for 12 of 12 again. Big thanks to Chad for coming up with the cool concept. On the 12 of the month you take 12 pictures to show how you spent your day. This month's 12th fell on a Monday so most of my pics come from lunch again.

Frosty start to the morning at 26ºF

Cool oak trees at work; heading out to lunch.

Apartment building near work. It has a very cool courtyard that I keep meaning to snap a shot of, but never have. Maybe next month.

I have a thing for alleyways, I find them extremely interesting for some reason. This is one in downtown Asheville; afraid I didn't catch the street name.

Turned the corner of the street and saw this interesting dress standing outside. I love the bricks-for-feet action.

A few more steps and you can see the saucy window display in the store selling the dress. I love Asheville.

An empty "Beads and Beyond" cart. I'm sure it would have been loaded with beads if it hadn't been as chilly.

Lunch at the Early Girl Eatery on Wall Street in downtown Asheville. Great food but it was unusually busy this afternoon. I haven't had anything there that I didn't like.

The plant that was directly above our table (taken by my friend Lois). Love the angle on this one.

The "Iron" statue at the corner of Wall Street.

Dessert from Kilwin's Handmade Chocolates. Yeah, it's a chocolate covered Twinkie. I haven't eaten it yet but I'm sure it'll be nasty and delicious all at the same time.

Looking west on I-40 on the way home; almost at my exit. Ugly pavement and road construction, but gorgeous sunset off to the left this evening.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year 2009

It's finally here, 2009. I'm actually looking forward to this year. Apart from turning 40, I have lots planned and hopefully some big things will happen. I didn't really do much to celebrate last night. Stayed home by myself and had a few beers, then watched some crazy guy on TV jump his motorcycle 10 stories straight up (then free-fall on the bike back down).

I'm making a couple of the traditional New Year's "good luck" foods for supper tonight. I have a big pot of black eye peas cooking and plan on boiling some cabbage to go along with it. Collard greens are supposed to be better for luck, but I can't stand the stuff so cabbage will have to do in its place. I keep an eye on my pork intake and try to keep it pretty low so I'm skipping the ham this time, but I put a bit in the peas for seasoning so hopefully that'll work. Gonna need all the good luck and karma I can get my hands on.