senoritafish: (dreams on a 'chovie can)
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All packed up and ready to go to Florida - we'll miss ya Sackboy!

Office
Los Alamitos CA
Canon EOS 1000D
7 July 2010

If you'd like to see all of Sackboy's adventures with us - go here.

If you'd like to see all of Sackboy's adventures all over the world (well, Canada, U.S. and England, so far), go here, or to [livejournal.com profile] mylife_onceaday with the tag "sackboy world travels."
senoritafish: (Sparkledork!)
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Sackboy went with us to Anime Expo, although I forgot to pull him out until we were going home on the train. Here's a place that's famous sort of near me - the Staples Center where the Lakers and Kings play (Los Angeles basketball and hockey teams, for those elsewhere).

Staples Center & L.A. Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA'
Canon EOS 1000D
3 July 2010

cosplayers and something in the mail... )

21. Famous/Important place where you live ♥
(July Scavenger hunt here)
senoritafish: (multitasking (doing the dishes))
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Well, boats here, but "ships" alliterates better...

Purse Seine slip
San Pedro CA
Canon EOS 1000D
28 June 2010

this one IS a ship... )
senoritafish: (time on earth)
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We went to the beach again to participate in Hands Across the Sand. Apparently the girls next to us were hestitant to hold hands with Angus; they wouldn't grab on until the last second, and then dropped hands and ran up the beach as soon as it appeared to be over. I chatted with the older man next to me who seemed to be from Northern CA and said something about having started one of the first organic farms in the state. He asked about the oil rigs visible a few miles in the distance, and I told him they were pretty much grandfathered from before the ban on drilling. However, the major oil spill we've had here was when I first started at the Department; an oil terminal right about a mile of Newland St. where tankers offloaded to the Edison plant. A captain forgot to take the shallow water and the tides into account and the ship sat on its own anchor. Guess what company it was. >:( The guy shook his head and nodded at Avalon running back and forth among the pier pilings and in and out of the water, then said, "We aren't doing this for ourselves. It's for people like her."

An older woman up on the pier looked down disgustedly and yelled, "DRILL, DRILL, DRILL!"

Hands Across the Sand
Huntington Beach CA
Canon EOS 1000D
26 June 2010

civic duties )
senoritafish: (Grrrrr!)
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Sackboy visits Zippy's playground sculptures.

Lake Park
Huntington Beach CA
Canon EOS 1000D
25 June 2010

taggers )
senoritafish: (curlicue fish)
(Sackboy is officially off to visit [livejournal.com profile] florida_fotog today, traveling by luxurious Priority Mail - I had him much longer than I meant to. Still a few more days to post of him, though, so just scroll on by if you're tired of him.)

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Out on the pier again. This time maybe we'll actually make it out to the end; last time it just got way too cold and windy. Yay, California - not all that warm and sunny after all. Well, a little sunny. After the June Gloom burns off in the morning.

Lifequard tower
Huntington Beach CA
Canon EOS 1000D

Out to the end... )
senoritafish: (Sparkledork!)
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The kids demanded Slurpees, so off we went to find a 7-11. While there, I remembered there was a geocache in this parking lot. Even though we didn't have the GPS with us, I thought I might know where it was, and indeed, we found it. Sackboy signed the log too. I would have taken his pic with the cache but there was too much birdshit everwhere.

At the 7-11
Huntington Beach CA
Canon EOS 1000D
23 June 2010

+2 )
senoritafish: (gardener vader)
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Out for a walk around the neighborhood again. Sackboy decides to climb my favorite pepper tree.

Just... a little bit... higher....

Lake Park
Huntington Beach CA
Canon EOS 1000D
22 June 2010

Farmer's market day... )
senoritafish: (Isane Faye-Faye)
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Used our passes to go to Disneyland one last time before they block us out for most of the summer. We were waiting for my brother to arrive so we poked around Downtown Disney (the shopping area outside the park) until he did. Sackboy really liked the Lego store.

Downtown Disney
Anaheim CA
Canon EOS 1000D
21 June 2010

+? )
senoritafish: (Heart fish)
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I suppose this could be in honor of the world cup...

Surfboard art
Huntington City Beach
HB CA
Canon EOS 1000D
18 June 2010

A walk downtown... )
senoritafish: (Angus HP Harry costume)
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Sackboy watches Evil Bob the Alien (Gareth) and his minion, the Black Dragon, kidnap the Princess.

Last Day of School Festivities
Huntington Beach CA
Canon EOS 1000D
17 June 2010

+3 )
senoritafish: (One true pairing...)
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Sackboy with Darwin Francis Goyakai; our office mascot who is supposed to do the same thing as Sackboy, but he hasn't actually travelled much lately.

Los Alamitos CA
Canon EOS 1000D
16 June 2010

By the way, if anyone's interested, you can see the community's posts on his travels here, and I have all of mine here.
senoritafish: (dreams on a 'chovie can)
[livejournal.com profile] mylife_onceaday has been having a project where we send Sackboy (crocheted by moderator [livejournal.com profile] garnet62900's mom) to each other and spend a week or so taking photos with him around our hometown, or anywhere we happen to go. So he will be showing here in the next few posts. He actually arrived - all the way from Nottingham, England - the day after I got back from a Council meeting, so he missed going to the Bay Area with me - not that I saw anything interesting there.

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In case everyone was wondering, Sackboy did arrive here in OC safely last week. He's been finding my backpack quite comfortable, and visiting quite a few places with us. He just missed going to the Bay Area with me, as he arrived the day after I got back, so I hope he'll be able to visit someone else there eventually.

Backpack
Los Alamitos CA
LG VX8350Music/Phone Camera
15 June 2010

Out to the docks... )
senoritafish: (vendetta's slug)
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Suppose this might've worked better if I'd taken them out of the wrappers, but we were going to be taking them along on a road trip. Cling wrap over the top of the bowl.

Kitchen
Huntington Beach CA
Canon EOS 1000D
30 April 2010

13. candy ☺
10. film ☺
senoritafish: (Sesshomaru and Inuyasha)
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I suppose I could've pulled my dad's basket-hilted claymore out of his closet, but I don't think the police would've appreciated me swinging it about in the front yard to get some proper lighting on it. So Ipulled Kouga off the entertainment center. Find it interesting this character never uses this sword; he just carries it around as a decoration. I would've pointed out his footwear, but he just kind of puts some bandages around his feet...

Home
Huntington Beach CA
Canon EOS 1000D
29 April 2010

here's someone elses... )

9. sword ☺
7. shoe ☺
senoritafish: (so tired...)
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Hmm. Need to turn the toaster down.

Kitchen
Huntington Beach CA
Canon EOS 1000D
28 April 2010

load it up... )

15. breakfast ☺
4. cooking equipment ☺
senoritafish: (dreams on a 'chovie can)
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Another walk down to the pier with Angus. We always like to look in the window of this Antiques store, although it's usually closed when we come by. This china actually has Asian figures on it.

Downtown
Huntington Beach CA
Canon EOS 1000D
25 April 2010

+3 )

11. china ☺
8. bike ☺

And that's it for my unintentional scavenger hunt pics. I think there's about five that will be intentional.
senoritafish: (Heart fish)
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My work made me start carrying a work-issued cell phone (so I have to carry around two now :p ). It does have a slightly nicer camera than my own, and I pulled in out while collecting fish receipts. This is the wall outside the door to the reception area of one of the fish receivers we sample from. Left to right, an opah, Pacific pomfret, louvar, and the bill of a small swordfish on the right.

Fish Company
San Pedro CA
LG VX8350 phone camera
20 April 2010

90° to the left... )

28. wall ☺
29. ice ☺
senoritafish: (Jet - red)
After school a Friday or two ago, Angus announced he wanted to go see some sea lions - I'd mentioned I'd seen they were taking over the Fish Harbor dock in front of the Army Corp of Engineers trailers. I figured it would be a way to work in a few more waymarks as well.

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War is chaos. This is the WWII Pacific Submarine Memorial West. Turbine end of a torpedo, a great causer of chaos. 

Torpedo
Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station
Seal Beach CA
Canon EOS 1000D
16 April 2010

+8 )

26. chaos ☺
27. numbers ☺
25. calmness ☺
senoritafish: (curlicue fish)
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The second week of April, I had to travel for work to Portland OR. I really didn't have much opportunity to get too far away from the hotel right outside the airport (I'd almost say "within" the airport, as there were runways on either side). But after a Friday all-day meeting, we went to this place for dinner. It was fascinating, and I'd really like to come back and spend a weekend there. Apparently during the early part of the 20th Century, it served as a "Poor Farm" for the destitute. It was renovated in the 90's to become a B&B-type hotel, a winery, various brewpubs, movie theater, spa, and gardens that supply the Black Rabbit Restaurant.

McMenamin's Edgefield
Troutdale OR
Canon EOS 1000D
8 April 2010

further scavenged... )

24. city not your hometown ☺
12. skirt ☺
17. public transportation ☺
21. member of the opposite sex ☺
16. poster ☺
18. music ☺

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