Thursday, August 28, 2008

Dr. Seuss Quizical

Which Dr. Suess Character Are You??

Me? I'm my favorite character of all time! Yippee!


Six things
Katie tagged me! I've never been tagged before!

6 unspectacular quirks:

1. I am a packrat. I'm trying to get better... but I used to be really bad.

2. I like talking on the phone, but I hate calling people I don't know. Like for work. Or to make appointments. I'm so happy I can order my pizza online now!

3. I have pet-itis. I have to pet every animal I see. I even tried to pet the nutria I was photographing last night.

4. I hate vegetables. Except corn... which my husband insists isn't a veggie. It's a starch.

5. I like to unwrap a whole bunch of Hershey Kisses, line them up, and eat them one at a time while lying in bed reading.

6. My cat tends to photograph fat.
Does that count as "about me"? I mean... she's my cat...
Fine. My first camera was a yellow Cabbage Patch Kids camera... it even took 110 film and had one of those 10 bulb flash things that you throw away after you use them all. I took off the stickers the next year and continued to use it.

Now, the rules for this are below, and I'm supposed to tag people. I've never done this before!! Do I know 6 people to tag??
Let's go with:

Crud... I'm aware that's only 5... but everyone has either already done this post or isn't someone I can tag. So... well, that's it then.

1. Link the person who tagged you
2. Mention the rules on your blog
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them & leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they have been tagged.

Monday, August 25, 2008

At least someone is riding it...

This shot always makes me snicker. If you have trouble seeing why, you can click on the photo to make it bigger... and then check out who thought he might get away with my bike!
I bought this bike from Katie... uhhh... before she moved away... uhhh... was that already two years ago? Is that right?
Okay... yeah... as the title indicates, I'm glad someone is getting some use out of it. I really thought I'd ride it! I did!! And I haven't.
This is the part where I hang my head in shame.

I even bought a bike rack for my car several months after I bought the bike so that I couldn't use that as an excuse.
I think it's still in the box in my hall closet...
I'm still hanging my head in shame.

So... I have a goal.
I am going to ride that bike!
It might need air in the tires first...
They say you never forget how to ride a bike, right? Because it's been awhile...

Wish me luck! I hope I don't fall on my head!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

I made the finals!!!!!

Hey guys!

Thank you SO MUCH for helping me win Day Two of Scarlett's contest! I've made it into the finals because of each of you! Now the voting continues for the top three... and I'm one of them!
Please help me one last time...
Go to to vote for Tracy in the finalists.

Thanks again guys... I REALLY appreciate it!!

ps. If you know anyone else with a computer who wouldn't mind taking a couple minutes to vote, please let them know about this. I'll need all the help I can get!

Monday, August 18, 2008

I know this blog is perfect...

but have you seen Furrie Fotographie?
I need YOUR help!
It could really use some work and I'd love to have professionals do it!

So tomorrow morning Scarlett will be posting several photos. It's a week long ordeal... one group of photos was voted on today and that winner will go to the finals as will tomorrow and Wednesday's winners. Then everyone will vote again between those three photos.

Please, PLEASE go to Scarlett's website ( at some point tomorrow and vote for my photo! I'll be the one standing behind the sign with big curly hair and Professor (one of my dogs) will be standing next to me in a tie! His sign reads "I Want to Spend a Say With Rhett" which is Scarlett's poodle! It'll be one of the shots from the previous post!
AND, if you don't mind, please get everyone you know to vote too... forward this email to as many people as you can! I need all the help I can get! : )

I'll let you know if I make the final three... and I'll be begging for your votes again! Thanks in advance!!!

Here's the website again!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

I want to spend a day with Scarlett!

My wedding photographer and now friend is having a contest!
So Chris and I spent a couple days working on my sign... more Chris than me... but I think it came out fantastic! The shoes are glittery in case you can't tell in the photo:

And then we made one for Professor too:

You can't see my crazy makeup in the photos as well so I made sure to get one close up:

And here are the photos I submitted. Only three will be chosen for voting... and I doubt I make it that far considering the sheer volume of entries she will get... but I had fun anyway!
These two were taken out on Baymeadows Road... I had people honking at me... and I was mortified that I looked like a hooker! lol...
Professor looks like a gentleman in his tie though!

And these were taken back by my apartment... We actually made a gif animation out of 23 shots and it's hilarious to see me wiggling around and making faces... but we can't figure out how to make it save correctly... it's going way too fast even though we slowed down the frames. If I ever get it worked out, I'll try to post it!

I think Scarlett is posting the top three tomorrow... so make sure to visit HERE and vote for your favorite!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Hi. My name is Tracy and

I'm a chocoholic.

: )

Tonight I went to Chocoholics Anonymous at Publix. It was so fun... and even though I think some of my friends missed out, I'm glad that Rhonda and I were the only two that decided to go because we got to share our table with two fun other people, Heather and Lynn! I told Heather all about Furrie Fotographie and I'm hoping she'll let me practice with her grey tabby kitty!

Anyway, here are a couple pictures of the yummy desserts! It was a demonstration class so I didn't actually make anything there... but now I have the recipes!
This flourless chocolate cake with strawberry lime salsa was deeeelish!

And the smores brownies were super yum too! I've made these before but I think this time it was better... probably because I didn't slave over it myself! ; )
This shot is actually Heather's piece... she got the one with the fun marshmallows:

Mmmm... it was all gooooey!

And I had my first glass of cream sherry... I loved it! So I bought a bottle:

Apparently Uni thinks she might like a taste of it too!

And a random not related to the evening shot... I know it's not quite sharp enough but I thought the way the boy and girl cardinals were posed was kinda neat! I love my bird feeder!

I know I still haven't posted the photos from my trip to Fort Myers but I wanted to get these up! I'll post the others asap!

Monday, August 11, 2008

oh and ps...

In case some of you are wondering where the photos of the golden retreivers are... the shoot got postponed because my coworker (the owner) had a death in the family. We'll be rescheduling asap.
However, I am working on a blog for Furrie Fotographie. And my sister has been working on the website!
Plus the workshop in September is really happening for me! I reserved a room at a haunted hotel (which is also an old theatre) and now I gotta get my plane ticket too!
Whew... lots going on! I can't wait!
: )


I went down to Fort Myers for the weekend... for the first time since I moved away four years ago! My parents kept the condo I bought when I lived there so they were down for the week and I decided to make the (boring) drive down to see them.
I was sad that the weather was so awful though. I had been really looking forward to going to the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge with my new camera. Alas, it was raining and way too dark even if it had stopped. *sigh*
But I really enjoyed my visit anyway... and I'll definitely have to make the trip again.
I'll post a few of the photos I managed to take soon!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Vote for me!!!

The bottom two are mine...
but I do love those polka dotted shoes! : )

Friday, August 01, 2008

Is this thing on?

Sorry... this is just me trying to figure out how to make my photos bigger. The top one I uploaded to Blogger and the bottom I uploaded from Photobucket... but they are the same size. I thought it had worked on the previous "test" post but I'm not sure if the photos were just different sizes to begin with. That's why I used the same one for this test. Hmmm...
But it works for Corinna.
I'll have to play some more...

Test, test...