Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sculpted Pecs

This is Bauer.  A Boston Terrier that is a little big for its breed and who also has a cleft pallet as you can see from the picture.  He's my roommates dog and is a very nice asset to the home.  He likes tug-a-war, running, eating, and long walks on the beach.  With an obedient and mild personality, he's a pretty low maintenance dog.

Tonight, I was working on my computer at my desk and noticed that Bauer was going to go into his room, which isn't uncommon because that is where his food and bed are.  This time, though, he froze at the doorway at started a long, low growl which transformed into some barks.  Now, he very rarely barks, in fact the last time I really heard him bark like that was at his own reflection.  He was stiff as a board with his eyes peeled on whatever was in the room.  I have to admit that I was a little nervous to peek in there because I didn't know what I would see.  Would it be a burglar, a monster, or maybe death itself?  I thought of that Far Side comic where the little wiener dog is watching a terrifying alien/monster come in through the window and the dog thinks to himself, "Whoa!  Maybe I'll just pass on my usual barking frenzy."  Anyway, when I peeked into the room, I saw an Abercrombie bag sitting on my roommates bed with one of those typical Abercrombie models.  You the ones:  sculpted pecs, spiky hair, and a smug look on their face.  I guess Bauer did not appreciate the smug look and he was going to let everyone know.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


It's been a lot of fun to have Lincoln and his parents visiting.  He's a cute little boy.  Here he is army crawling along the ground; maybe he's just trying to hold up his head, but he's doing a great job.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Oscar Says

From his kennel to yours, Oscar wishes you best holiday season!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Meal

I don't know if it's the curly hair or what, but this little man is very photogenic.  Now notice I said little man, don't you dare take a glimpse at him and throw a girl's toy in his happy meal.  That is a simple way to an angry little man.  He won't touch his nuggets until the situation is ameliorated.

Seriously though, I'm very pleased how this picture turned out.  You would never guess how cold it was that day when we took these.  The boys took turns enduring the cold long enough for a few pictures before hopping back in the warm car.  It's the type of cold that would make Canadians glad they lived in Canada.  Alright, it wasn't that cold, but it was close.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


A picture that is mostly out of focus.  It draws your eye to that single barb, which probably has never been photographed in it's entire existence.  Everything deserves a day in the sun, I'm glad to give that to it.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

In Front of a White Church

We took some pictures in front of this pretty white church in Texas back in October.  Here's one of Erin.  I'm the first to admit that I still have a long ways to go with my photography skills, I still look at all my pictures wondering what I can do better next time.  This one turned out pretty well though.  Like I said in my last post, I haven't had the chance to take many pictures.  The only pictures I've been taking lately are of frog embryos and cancer cells undergoing mitosis.  I hope to get out and take a series of Christmas themed photographs around Salt Lake.  I mention that to make myself accountable, so I'll actually do it.  So stay tuned for some more pictures that aren't 3 months old.

Friday, December 2, 2011


It's Kim's birthday and I realized I haven't put a picture on my blog in quite a while.  I've been pretty busy and haven't even been able to take a picture.  This is from a few months ago, but it's the most recent picture I have of her.  Even though she's not looking, she's still beautiful.  Kim was always the peacemaker in the family.  She watched over Amber and me and helped us stopped bickering those few times that we did.  I'm grateful for family, I'm grateful for Kimberly.  Happy Birthday!