Saturday, December 13, 2008

Chihuly: Take 2

As promised, more pictures from Chihuly.

December 12 of 12

I was very excited about December 12 of 12 because I went to Luminaria at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix tonight. The entire gardens were filled with luminaries lining the walkways and there were musicians, groups, and singers performing. Not only was it Luminaria tonight, but I also got to see Chihuly: The Nature of Glass. All the pictures are from different handblown glass sculptures place throughout the gardens. The artist designed much of the show specifically for the gardens. As always, the credit goes to Chad for this great idea. Since I can't fit all my great pics in the 12 of 12, check further for other pics I can post. Unfortunately I forgot to the get the names of each piece so the captions are my interpretations. Enjoy.

5:45 pm Phoenix, AZ - The Sun

5:45 pm Phoenix, AZ - Close up of the Sun

6:00 pm Phoenix, AZ - Blending in with the cacti

6:15 pm Phoenix, AZ - Chandelier?

7:00 pm Phoenix, AZ - Big Blue

7:00 pm Phoenix, AZ - Close up of Big Blue

7:15 pm Phoenix, AZ - Blue #2

7:45 pm Phoenix, AZ - Boat full of glass balls

7:45 pm Phoenix, AZ - Close up of glass balls

8:15 pm Phoenix, AZ - Mexican Hat

8:20 pm Phoenix, AZ - Oceans

8:30 pm Phoenix, AZ - Neon Tower

I had a fantastic night with a couple good friends. The pictures do not do the sculptures justice in any way. If you are in the Phoenix area, check out the show because it is incredible. It's on display through the end of May 2009. Stay tuned for more!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

November 12 of 12

I can't believe it's already November and I can't believe that it's already the 12th. So once again, here is my installment of November 12 of 12. Thanks to Chad for heading up this great idea. Check out his website to see what everyone else did today.

11:30 am Mesa, AZ: I forgot that it was the 12th until I checked my email and my Outlook reminded me what I needed to do today.

12 noon Mesa, AZ: Since I got a late start this is the first thing I could take a picture of. Lunch - tuna salad and avacado. I've agreed to try the Zone diet/eating style for awhile. This is one of the suggestions for lunch which works for me since I can't eat bread anyway.

3:25 pm Mesa, AZ - Fast forward about three hours (since all I did was make phone calls for work). My new shoes I got for working out.

3:30 pm Mesa, AZ - Leaving my condo to head off to workout. It was a gorgeous day today.

3:45 pm Gilbert, AZ - Funktional Fitness where I signed up to do Crossfit classes. It was my brilliant idea to get back into shape. I've done a couple classes already and they've kicked my butt. Fortunately, I've been the only one in the class so far so I've had the trainer to myself.

4:!5 pm Gilbert, AZ - I surprised myself by being able to do a few pull-ups. Maybe this Crossfit stuff will work.

5:30 pm Mesa, AZ - Back at home, finishing up a few phone calls for work.

6:30 pm Mesa, AZ - Back from the grocery store after stocking up on some staples I will need to take on the Zone diet.

7:30 pm Mesa, AZ - Looking over a book about the Zone diet and trying to figure out exactly how it works and what I can eat. I think it may take a few days to figure out.

8:00 pm Mesa, AZ - Tackling the dishes. I have a dishwasher, but I end up having to hand wash half of the dishes after they come out so I don't bother with it.

9:00 pm Mesa, AZ - Settled down to watch a bit of the Suns. They were losing when I took the picture and they're still losing.

9:30 pm Mesa, AZ - I went to check my mail and passed this tree that was planted a couple days ago. There was a plaque below it dedicating it to a 27 year-old military man who died overseas. The tree was decorated yesterday. Although it is a day late, Happy Veterans day and thanks to all those who have served or are currently serving our country.

See you again in a month.