November 30, 2006

Stuff Portrait Friday: Friday December 1st

It’s DECEMBER ALREADY. How did that happen? In 32 days we’ll be in 2007. There are only 24 shopping days until Christmas. Are you finished shopping? Did you start? OK. Enough of that.

It’s not yet 10 p.m. and I am about to hit the sack so I can get up at 5:15 for the last day of bootcamp (this week). But not until I post my SPF pictures. I have priorities, you know!

The assignment was this:
1. Something that makes you go “hmmm.”
2. Something sweet
3. Something retro

Hmmm…I thought about posting a photo of something that makes me go “hmmm,” but I decided to shoot something that would make you go “hmmm.” I saw the spark of light this created and had to take a photo. Do you know what this is?

Sweet! Oh yes, this was sweet. It’s my dessert from dinner tonight. I consider it research because it is from the restaurant that will cater our reception, so I had to eat it. It’s a caramel brownie s’more and it has tiny little Golden Grahams sprinkled all over the vanilla ice cream on top of the rich chocolate brownie. Chocolate and caramel sauces are strategically drizzled throughout, and a slab of scorched marshmallow is propped up next to it. I’ll have to run really fast and far tomorrow to make up for this one.
Caramel brownie s'more

This is my retro record collection. Several of these albums are also in digital form on my iPod. I don’t know why I keep these vinyl versions because I no longer have a record player, but I just can’t bear to part with them. I have other albums in my closet that are too embarrassing to photograph and post, like that one by my childhood favorites, the brother and sister duo from Utah.

Did you play? If not, you must confess in the comments my telling me your most embarrassing album/CD/cassette tape in your collection.

NaBloPoMo iTunes playlist

This playlist is dedicated to all the bloggers who participated in NaBloPoMo. As I gave you a post for each day of each week in November, I give you a song from my own playlist (except for the Simon & Garfunkel tune) for every day of the week, plus some bonus tracks:

Everyday I Write the Book Blog by Elvis Costello
Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2
New Moon on Monday by Duran Duran
Tuesday Afternoon by Moody Blues
Wednesday Morning, 3 a.m. by Simon & Garfunkel
Thursday by Morphine
Friday I’m in Love by the Cure
Always Saturday by Guadalcanal Diary
Something to Say by Toad the Wet Sprocket
So Much to Say by Dave Matthews Band
November Spawned a Monster by Morrissey

Thank you for visiting while I participated in NaBloPoMo. It helps me to write when I know someone is out there reading. Thank you for the comments, and for just stopping by. Welcome to those of you who found me from Fussy’s list of NaBloPoMo blogs and the NaBloPoMo Randomizer. Before starting NaBloPoMo, I was having trouble finding topics for my posts, but for whatever reason, once November began, I could always think of something to post. Some days were harder than others, but it was nice to have the extra motivation, knowing that I had to put something up. every. single. day, or be scratched off fussy’s list. It also helped knowing that so many others were doing it to. I’m a joiner, you see.

I’m going to keep up the daily posts as much as possible, because now it’s become almost part of my daily routine. I’ll have to be accountable to only me this time, which doesn’t usually result in success, but maybe if you all keep stopping by, it will boost me to continue. And if you missed out on NaBloPoMo, but you want to try posting every day, just do it. It’s fun. I dare ya.