i took a break in november 05
nothing in june 06
too busy in september 06
december was busy, too
february? forget about it
got lazy in may
f u z z y l o v e
a blurry couch shot in this one by me.
i sure do love my cute husband.
some people may spend an entire lifetime trying to find true love, so i consider myself pretty darned lucky to have crossed paths with this one so early.
there are lots of couples in the world that don't make much sense. they may or may not be happy, but when people look at them, people wonder "what is the deal with that?"
when people look at jeff and me, i think people say "well OBVIOUSLY."
there isn't much about me that would fit into a conventional box of expectations, but i DO like my stable, loving marriage and all of the adventure and comfort i get to share with my husband.
i wish for everyone to have the opportunity to feel this at least once in their lives.
camilles (9:19pm, 6.30.08)
h a p p y s u m m e r !
the not-so-lazy days of summer are here. we slept in this morning, took a ride around town on the bonneville and vespa, played a little rockband, ran some errands, took a long nap, and sat on our behinds. glorious.
we thought we were going to be heading up to san clemente to see greg off, but plans fell through. so instead, it looks like we might be headed to PB to check out shane's show tonight.
we hosted a few people at our place last night for a bratwurst dinner.
for some reason, when i was at costco earlier in the week and saw a 15-pack of bratwursts, it struck me as a really good idea to buy them.
and then i was stuck with 15 bratwursts.
it's nice to always have friends around who can help out with such a problem.
camilles (7:07pm, 6.28.08)
saying goodbye to one of your best friends is always hard, and ben has officially hit the road for greener pastures in seattle.
what can you say, other than good luck?
he's been a fixture in my life for several years longer than jeff and i have even known each other...so yes. it's rough.
my brother-in-law is leaving for san francisco at the end of the month.
my best friend at work left last month.
so it's been a time for goodbyes.
and a time for strengthening the resolve to make sure that the bonds are there in spite of the changes.
in other, happier news...i'm still alive, 2 full days after officially buying my motorcycle. and it's totally awesome.
camilles (9:57pm, 6.24.08)
l o o k w h a t w e g o t !
click on it to get a better look.
2006 Triumph Bonneville T100. picked it up used at a good price, with one year left on the factory warranty.
i should be picking up all the necessary gear this week, but i'm pretty happy.
look at this thing!
i'm also a teeny bit wondering what we've gotten ourselves into.
camilles (11:01pm, 6.22.08)
l i t t l e b r u d d a h
kirky graduated from UCR on sunday, and we all couldn't be prouder of him. we asked my mom how she felt about raising 4 kids and getting them all through college. she seemed pretty pleased.
it's amazing how quickly these milestones come and go. we've got another wedding to attend in just a few months. pending babies are being announced. engagements.
so...i'll have my own announcement in just a few days. no. i'm not pregnant. as leanne pointed out, anytime someone our age has an "announcement" anymore, people are probably going to start automatically assuming there are babies involved.
sunday evening we got together with leanne and travis for dinner. as we were leaving the restaurant, jeff noticed a little guy hanging out in the fence right out front.
click for the big picture
he looked so distraught, and was right next to the cars in the parking lot, we were worried he might be doomed. leanne went for a little box to take it home to at least give it a chance. as jeff held the box up and travis went to nudge it in from the back...
...it pooped on travis's finger, peeped, and fluttered up and away.
it was all ok after all.
travis was a little offended, but the rest of us were happy that the little baby birdie with the old man eyebrows was going to be fine.
camilles (6:45pm, 6.19.08)
e n e r g y
i like to think of myself as a fairly creative person, but the truth is, i'm kind of a hack. at least, when it comes to somebody saying "show me some art." because i don't really have anything to show.
not in the physical sense.
but i do like a good story.
and i do like a good life experience, which can translate into a good story.
for the past 24 hours or so, i've been bursting with some sort of energy, but i can't explain what it is. and i've been trying to figure out how to put that energy towards something, but the right thing hasn't presented itself.
and i want to tell someone about it, but what do i say?
i feel like i've got a good story to tell...but whatever it is going to be about hasn't quite happened, yet.
wish me luck that my eyes and heart are open enough to recognize what i think i'm looking for!
camilles (6:22pm, 6.12.08)
ever pre-think something you know you have to say...and when that moment comes that you are supposed to say everything that you'd been working out in your mind ahead of time, totally whiff?
camilles (5:47pm, 6.11.08)
g a m e l a n & f a m i l y
jeff and i headed up to riverside to watch a concert being put on by my brother's gamelan ensemble at uc riverside. if you ever have an opportunity to see a gamelan performance, i strongly suggest you take it. it's really pretty interesting.
my little brother (can you tell which one he is? probably...because he looks like me, just with longer, more luxurious hair) graduates from college next weekend. it's just crazy to think he's already done.
we hung around riverside for a little while on saturday to get lunch and check out some of the stores downtown. we parked by the entrance to the riverside art museum, and i found the dumpster sitting so proudly out in front on it's own little cement pad kind of funny. this IS the front of the building, which faces the street. the front door is just to right. weird.
my mom was talking about someone telling her she ought to write. i told her she should. look at me. i write about absolutely nothing on a fairly regular basis. it's fun.
sometimes i wonder about those of you that read the junk here who have never met me, and try to imagine if the way i come off on the interweb is how you'd perceive me in real life.
in some ways, i write the way i talk. i definitely write much more descriptively and eloquently than the way i speak. for some reason, what translates from my brain to my fingers seems a lot more intelligent than what translates from my brain to my mouth.
i get tongue tied quite often.
camilles (9:18pm, 6.9.08)
ever have one of those days where your soul is just aching to be somewhere else?
i think i've got a touch of wanderlust.
i've been looking through pictures of past adventures, and it just makes me wish i could be doing them right now.
just one of those days.
camilles (10:56pm, 6.4.08)
b i r t h d a y
my prom was fun.
so much fun.
we had a photo booth to take prom photos in (click to see it bigger).
click to see this one, too
the polaroids came out great. i'm going to have to scan them all.
there were decorations. music. awesome outfits. friends and family from all over.
there was jungle juice punch. beers from our vintage fridge. a "bad beer" tasting contest to try to guess which bad beer was which. (fyi, country club was voted the worst.)
my dear husband really outdid himself on this one. i owe it all to him and his sweetness.
in addition to all the hard work he did to coordinate and decorate my prom, he surprised me this morning with a beautiful diamond outrigger necklace from na hoku. he said a 30th birthday deserves something special...and with him knowing me as well as he did, found something totally fitting for my personality and style.
so far, being 30 is pretty cool.
camilles (5:38pm, 6.1.08)