Monday, August 18, 2014

For Today - August 18th

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Outside my window...

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I am thinking...

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That the antiques fair in Round Top isn't long in coming now. (It's a BIG deal, nationwide. Some people even come from other countries to see it. A few celebrities, too). And we now only live a few minutes from the heart of it all! During most of the year it's like a ghost town. (The population a few years ago was something like 70 and today it's 91). But twice a year it's miles upon miles of antiques stretched across the pastures.

And FYI: Round Top is also home to the Junk Gypsies. Their store is really nice! We visited a few weeks ago for the second time. Their prices can be pretty high (but can ya blame them when they're that popular?), and the crowds and low lighting make shopping there a little difficult but it's well worth a visit.

There's A LOT to see in their store and the property is gorgeous. There are even longhorns next door.

And of course "Large Marge" is outside. Every time we drive past their property there are people taking photos there. It's actually fun to see something like that.

I only wish we could watch their tv show. We had the GAC channel, but Dish up and dropped it without telling us. I'm pretty bummed over that because it was FUN seeing my own neck of the woods on television.


I am thankful...
For air conditioning and Gevalia Cappuccino. coffee photo coffee.gif


I am pondering...

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That the above Jamie quote is one of my favorites.  photo faint-1_zpsb123b422.gif


I am creating...

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Absolutely nothing.
(Because there's absolutely no room to do anything crafty in this house).


I am going...

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I am wondering...

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I'm wondering how on earth I didn't see Diana Cottontail the other day while moving the security cam. I was so obsessed with looking out for snakes that I didn't see her.

This is not good.


I am reading...

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Snippets from Outlander whenever I see a trailer for a new episode. (As a sort of refresher course before I get to see the episodes myself when it's released on dvd).


By the way, the trailer for Episode 3 has me quite worried. I'm really hoping it's a dream/thinking sequence from Claire. I'm not too picky about the series being exactly like the book, but what I saw in that trailer... BAD!!! Talk about changing a character.

Mrs. Fitzgibbon's personality wasn't like that, and it was JAMIE whom she trusted to tell the truth about time traveling from the future via the stones. (The latter worries me the most. I really don't want Claire to entrust her secret to Mrs. Fitz before Jamie).

Still, in the long run I'm sure I'll be okay with it. I'll always have the books.


One of my favorite things...

Used to be taking fun little quizzes. I took one the other day.

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I might hunt a few more down.


I am hoping...

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That I won't dislike the new Doctor in the Doctor Who tv series. I'm feeling a little apprehensive over him.

But of course that seems to be the norm after the previous Doctor regenerates. I wasn't wild about Matt Smith in his first season but came to really love him a lot.

To be perfectly honest I'm just ready for a new companion. I never did warm up to Clara, and off set I just never saw any kind of "bond" between the two actors. (As we DID see with Tennant's run and Matt Smith's run with Karen and Arthur).

I think I'm just picking up on that when I watch the show.

I wish they would use a male companion for a change (no more companions in love with The Doctor), and maybe bring back K-9!


I am looking forward to...

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Reading the latest book in the Outlander series. I believe this is Book 8?


I am learning...
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How to work our new camera.

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Well, I've printed out pages and pages of tips. I haven't really tinkered much with the camera itself yet. I've only tried it in manual mode so far. The weather is over 100 degrees everyday, so I'm not exactly enthused to step too far from the house.

Hence all the boring reptile and insect photos. These pics are horrid, but as I said... I need to learn how to operate this camera. The good news is that I know it's a good camera because I've seen what it can do.

I also need to learn more about photo editing. I only have the older version of GIMP, and it seems most everybody is using something else these days.

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Around the house...

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My dog creates a sort of Human GPS System. Throughout the day she places random babies in doorways and hallways. The toys have little squeakers inside, so I think those are supposed to be the equivalent of bells or alarms announcing our presence.

Pretty smart when ya think about it.


A favorite quote for today...

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  1. That antique fair sounds awesome. You must have so much fun going through all that stuff to find treasures. I love your dog's security system. Totally adorable!

  2. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog! I love your comments! OK I could never live in the south with all the creepy crawlies, I can barely stand the spiders here. I even hate writing or seeing the word!! If I see a picture of one, I jump! Anyway I hope your Antique Roundup is or was fun. I hope they are better there than up here. I swear I will never go to another if it is consider a Festival or Celebration etc. They jack up their prices so high, I couldn't believe it! I'm sticking to flea markets, estate and yard sales! What else.... Oh I still love Disney, but they have definitely changed over the past 20 years that I have been visiting there. Really pushing the Photo Op with a character thing! Great photos with the new camera, I am so glad you didn't take a picture of a spid..... Have a lovely weekend! ~ Diane


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