General Oddities

Something to make you laugh

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Yep. This is me. Being goofy.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

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What is beyond “as far as they eye can see”? Hwy 16, Sparta, WI. Info from roadsideamerica.com:

Sparta, Wisconsin: 30-Foot-Tall Eyeball

Artist’s big sculpture based on his own veiny orb. The eye spent time in Chicago’s Pritzker Park until 2010, now outside F.A.S.T. in Sparta until it finds a welcoming socket.

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I took this wider shot so you could get a feel for the size of this sculpture.

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Sparta has it’s eye on you 🙂

**UPDATE** I am quite sad that I no longer get to gaze into the eye of Sparta. The sculpture has moved to Dallas as of August, 2013.

Go, I must

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Yes, even the mega-powerful Yoda must use the outhouse from time to time…and in the snow, too!

I was testing out an old lens I had lying around – unfortunately, the results have not been great – many of my photos have been turning out a bit fuzzy. I think it is time to take my camera and lenses in to my favorite shop to have everything looked over. Or perhaps it is a series of photographer errors 🙂

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Creepy Christmas Choir Display

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Oshkosh, WI Celebration of Lights. They look like they have bullet holes in their heads 🙂

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Here I Go Again…

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I promised myself I would not post photos of myself in this blog, mostly because I am truly not photogenic. Seriously, I can look into a mirror as I am taking a photo, and think I look ok and the pose is good, but the photo will inevitably be awful. BUT, occasionally when someone else takes a photo of me it is at least humorous enough that I am willing to share. Thanks to Amy Irene at Xenogirl for picking up my camera and snapping this pic!

Last Saturday, I attended a “Mad Men” themed party where I attempted to dress as Joan Holloway. I even found a vintage dress and used about 100 pins in my hair. I must have done ok, because two people that were not affiliated with our party told me that I look like “that girl on Mad Men”. Anyway, later in the evening I was a little hungry, but the dj was playing some good jams, so I combined eating and dancing. Oh yes, I am that classy.

More Sweet Flea Market Finds

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Troll dolls, my little ponies, and beanie babies, oh my!
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How about a gospel singer cookie jar?
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Perhaps this would look great on top of a doily at your house…right next to the glass unicorns and Precious Moments collection…

I love flea markets! My poor friends occasionally receive the odd treasures I find…and sometimes I just take photos of them.

Spooky Halloween

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Ok…I have never taken a photo of someone’s gravesite before for the purpose of novelty, and to be honest, I felt a little weird doing it (not spooked weird, just weird). Regardless of any weirdness, I was driving through Plainfield, WI yesterday and decided that Halloween was as good a time as any to stop by Ed Gein’s original gravesite for a photo. If you don’t know about Ed Gein, I am not sure you will even want to Google it – he was the inspiration for several horror movies. Some believe that they never actually moved him. His stone is gone, but if you look close you will see a small rock that someone placed between his brother and mother – I have seen others report golf balls and other items. I colorized the photo for eerie effect (ok, so I actually colorized it to take away from the eeriness). Happy Halloween, everyone!