2014/01/16

Three Arrested as Fire Rages

Da Goddess @ 15:38

Three very stupid men are sitting in jail because they did not heed the red flag warning in effect for most of L.A. and Orange Counties this week.

“They were tossing papers into [a] campfire and a breeze reportedly kicked up and set this fire,” Staab said, adding that one of the men “has admitted to setting this fire.”

Apparently, they set up camp and decided they needed a fire during the worst time possible for one. Super low humidity and gusting winds plus fire = BAD.

I can’t decide whether these guys were just desperate for attention or are just extremely EXTREMELY stupid. Or both. All I know is that I hate fires and this one could have been prevented. $20,000 for bail isn’t nearly enough. I hope to hell they are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and that we never hear their names spoken again.

2014/01/15

Shake Senora!

Da Goddess @ 01:48

We just has a freaky little earthquake here. It was very wobbly and it went on a bit longer than I’d like. Currently bracing for aftershocks because earthquakes usually bring a friend.

It was less than 40 miles away. 01:35. 4.4 magnitude.

Too close for comfort

2013/11/29

TJH: Inspire – Holiday Shopping

Da Goddess @ 01:46

Don’t fall for that ol’ pile of donkey dung and spend more than you have on holiday gifts. No need to get super deep in debt this year. Look what happened to this guy who got in over his head.

No need to spend an arm and a leg

No overspending for this gal

This Black Friday crap kills me. There’s really no need to spend an arm and a leg on gifts. Small, meaningful presents are where it’s at.

2013/11/27

TJH: Inspire – The Passenger

Da Goddess @ 01:32

Not exactly the sort of hitchhiker I’d pick up.

hitchhiker

Found him at the flea market 10 days ago and took a photo of the unusual mode of transportation he chose. Personally, if I saw a spider THAT BIG wanting a ride, I’d put pedal to the metal and get the hell away from him.

2013/11/17

Good Day, Bad Day

Da Goddess @ 19:03

I should not let computer issues and a missing DVD ruin my good day, but guess what? Yeah. That happened.

Can’t find my Hurricane on the Bayou DVD. I have the case, but no DVD.

And now I’m attempting to transfer all my backup files from my external hard drive to my computer and the way this thing set itself up is ridiculous. Then, I was trying to burn a CD for a friend and I can’t get the flipping files to go where they need to go.

Grumble grumble, mutiny mutiny.

Other than that, and losing a game of Zips, it’s been a great day! I actually.went.outside. For most of the day. We went to the flea market and I did most of my Christmas shopping. Still have a bit to go, but the majority is done. (Yay!)

Also, took a LOT of photos and met some truly amazing people. I dig that kinda stuff.

Okay, back to figure out what the hell is going on with the external. Grrrr.

2013/09/10

Cool Change

Da Goddess @ 18:57

I am HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!

We have a nice cool break before we get hit again with THE HEAT.

To celebrate, here you go:

2013/08/21

Neighborhood Watch

Da Goddess @ 03:02

It looks like it’s fallen to me to be the official opossum spotter in the neighborhood. Seems like anytime I go outside at night, I see one. That and finding every freakin’ mosquito in SoCal. I could live without one of these duties.

Also, next to the Muslim center up the street is a store called Vapor Bombz. Does anyone else find that kind of ironic?

“Also also wik” – LD is now a junior in high school. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? Where’s the wonderfully touching mother & son montage?

2013/07/19

TJH: Inspire – My Fair Lady

Da Goddess @ 04:33

Pretty Cow

I fell in love with this sweet caramel-colored cow. She was my first find at the Fair. Her gaze fixed upon me, full of sweetness and curiosity. I was compelled…compelled to meet her and photograph her. And pet her. Just adorable and soft and gentle. Plus she had that sweet cow smell. (Most don’t find it as appealing as I do, but really, I love the way horses and cows smell.)

I hope she was sold for a good price. I’m fairly certain (see what I did there?) whoever bought her will have the sweetest beef on their table.

2013/03/07

TJH: Inspire – I Love SoCal!

Da Goddess @ 05:37

Because this is what I get when I go out in the backyard.

I know I’ve posted photos of the oranges I picked before and this looks like I’m just bragging, but C’MON! These are like sunshine you can touch and taste.

Recent harvest

2013/03/05

I Has a Sad :(

Da Goddess @ 06:30

It’s now day #2 without my fuzzy friend Max here.

We took care of the gangly dog without confidence again. He was here for four days. I didn’t want to return him to his people. I ruv him. But he was very happy to have his people back and that’s the right thing to do. He did super well with us this time around and settled in right away.

Now I must go find myself another fuzzy friend to hang around with until he returns.

2012/11/27

Wandering Jew

Da Goddess @ 02:05

Purple Heart Wandering Jew, to be exact. Actually, to be precise, it’s Tradescantia pallida. And it’s lovely.

Purple Heart Wandering Jew

I think I’d rather have that in a yard than standard ivy.

2012/11/21

TJH: Inspire – Part 4 – Guess What It Is

Da Goddess @ 04:00

What does it look like to you?

TJH Balboa Park

So, have you guessed?

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2012/11/09

More Photos – Negative Tide

Da Goddess @ 04:00

Negative Tide in La Jolla

Negative Tide in La Jolla

Negative Tide in La Jolla

2012/11/08

Negative Positive

Da Goddess @ 04:00

Few weeks ago, we had a negative tide in San Diego so of course I was there!

Just one of the images from that day.

Beach find during Negative Tide

2012/11/05

Restless

Da Goddess @ 01:43

New discovery: I sleep very poorly the first night or so of a Santa Ana. I’m not right. I can’t get comfortable. I just don’t feel like I’m in the right skin.

My dreams are messed up when I do sleep. My body is rebeling when I’m not sleeping.

I’m beginning to think all the years of living in California meant nothing to the state, because, upon my return, I’m being tested so harshly.

Pppphhhhhttt!

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