Saturday, October 26, 2013

In which we share some more random photos - or will if we can get them off Maddy's phone....

"What's this?"

Maddy rolled her eyes. "I've resorted to trying to email myself a bunch of photos. My laptop isn't finding my phone for some reason."

She's got exactly one-half of a bar here. I don't think that's going to work.

But in the meantime....

Cold Spring, NY....

 And again - the view from outside A Twist Of Fate salon. if you're ever down Cold Spring way and need a trim, check it out. The owner, Sharon, is the only person Maddy will let near her hair.

Hanging out at the car wash while Maddy gets the Rogue detailed. This was a couple of weeks ago. Since then, she's put a wind deflector on the sunroof. Shel and I are taking bets on whether or not the deflector comes off the next time she runs Red through the car wash. Personally, I think it's going to be toast long before then....

A really stormy autumn sky. We got a lot of rain and wind with this squall line, but no thunder or lightning.

Moriko at the bead shop/library. Yes, that's Red October off to the left. I think Maddy's been going up there as much for the library book sale as the beads. She got a complete volume of Sherlock Holmes, am Agatha Christie anthology and a new Stephen King hardback for three dollars - total, not each.

Val's plaid dress. I thought it was going to come out casual but it came out anything but.

Autumn in New York.

Wasn't that a movie that kind of tanked? I seem to remember John-John saying something about it. I'll have to use Da Google (to quote the crocs from "Pearls Before Swine" later to see...

And this still shot from the video of "Heaven," which really has nothing to do with anything except that for some reason, it's in the folder with all the other October 1st camera photos. It and all the other photos I was saving last week trying to come up with an idea for a Halloween costume. And no, I'm not thinking of dressing up as John Ashton. Maddy told me that she almost did for a Halloween dance in high school, but got talked out of it by a friend, who (correctly) pointed out that if she'd worn the outfit to school on Wednesday, nobody was going to think it was a costume if she wore it Saturday night. So she dressed up as Cyndi Lauper instead. She said that everyone still asked her why she hadn't come in costume. One of the few drawbacks of the 80's, I suppose.

BTW, Maddy said she feels super guilty for liking the video. She spent three hours out in the freezing cold in rain that heavy once (something at her former job) and it was No Fun Whatsoever. Unlike the band, she didn't end up getting sick afterwards, though.

And last but not least, Shel. John-John, yours truly and the lovely Felicity. who has joined out little family all the way from Colorado. (Thanks, Wendy!)

This photo was actually run through a Lomo camera effect in Photoshop Elements in an attempt to tone down what the flash did to Felicity's dress and eyes. Although personally, I think Maddy should have posted the one where she turned Shel's hair purple trying to correct the green....


  1. Looks pretty there, in Cold Spring, NY! I wish I could come visit some time. It would be awesome to meet you all in person. But, 'til then, it's awesome being able to "visit" through the interwebz! Yaay interwebz machine!

    That "Heaven" video looks cold, cold, COLD! I'm not surprised they got sick. But Maddy shouldn't feel guilty for liking the video. My guess is her reaction was the same as mine - just wanting to wrap them up in warm blankies and give them some cocoa.

    Could just be me.

    Glad Felicity is home safe and sound and having a lovely time. I'm glad it worked out.

    I would've liked to have seen the purple hair photo. Just sayin'.

    1. Seeing Colorado would be awesome, too. Some day, maybe. :)

      I know that's what I was thinking watching the video. I'm pretty sure Maddy was, too. John Ashton manages to look like he's having fun, though.

      And I think I need to find that picture where everyone turned purple. IIRC, it was more than just Shel's hair - that was just the funniest part.

    2. I have to convince Maddy to take some pics inside the salon the next time she's there. It has a scrolled tin ceiling and everything. It looks so awesome.

      And Maddy said thank you - she's actually at the point where she's making most of our clothes now. It took her awhile to get to the point where she feels like she's any good at it.

  2. LOL Love the Whirlwind tour! Gotta admit the Twist of Fate Saloon sounds like a cozy refuge. All the dolls outfits are so great, and they do look very Happy with all the new sights and sounds :)