Picture of the Day Catch-Up: May 2011

Wow, how did I get over a month behind on posting these Pictures of the Day? I guess I was busy tweeting. In any case, here are the Pictures of the Day from May. Enjoy!

May 1: I know I already posted this picture of Cristina, Ruben, and Andy, but I wanted to post the whole month of May.

May 2: This is a huge moth that was hanging from the step on our back porch. It was pretty impressive.

May 3: A medallion of John Paul II that my friend Dario had. Also a star of David.

May 4: Some tasty cookies that I baked up.

May 5: This is the view of Orotina and San Mateo from our house. It’s not exactly the best picture of the day, but I like it ’cause you can see the Gulf of Nicoya. Once again, we had a ridiculously, stupidly beautiful sunset here in Berlin.

May 6: It was a long day. I had to plan for my Saturday classes after I got back home from my Friday evening class.

May 7: I had noticed recently that my flickr account was close to 100,000 views (which is nothing, actually, compared to many people who use it). But for a non-professional who mainly puts up pictures of his food and his cat, it was kind of an impressive-looking number for me.

May 8: The day I stop laughing at fat, bug-eyed dogs is the day I give up everything I believe in. I took these pictures on a day-trip to Heredia. We went there with Angela’s folks to visit two of her aunts.

May 9: Angela’s cousin Luciano came over for a few days to do some finishing work on the Formerly Crappy Casita. We made a little storage area in the back, and it looks great now!

May 10: I was waiting for Angela’s class to finish up, and had neither book nor computer for an hour. So I looked through every single option on both of my cameras. I actually learned quite a lot.

May 11: Andy made this delicious dinner. We decided it’d show up as something like the “Fiesta Platter” on a menu.

May 12: Getting closer to finishing “The Stand,” my 1,200-page Stephen King behemoth in German (thus the name “Das Letzte Gefecht”). It’s good, just really, really long.

May 13: My father-in-law Honorio with a lunch Angela made (complete with a “pollito”). He came over and he and I built a fence in the back and part of the side of our lot. It was hard work, I tell ya!

May 14: Some students in my Saturday afternoon class. I was looking for “S” pictures for my Weekly Picture Project. I should have set a higher ISO to combat the fuzziness, but at the time it looked OK. Oh well. In any case, I’ve taught this group 4 times, and they’re some of my favorite and best students I’ve had!

May 15: Andy and I watched “The Limey,” and for some reason I thought it’d be witty if I took a picture of the title screen with two limes. It wasn’t really. Terrence Stamp would probably beat the crap out of me if he knew about it.

May 16: I spent a good part of the day with these two things, unfortunately. In fact, I read 30% of “Red Alert,” the book that “Dr. Strangelove” was based on, while on the toilet (I only know this because the Kindle uses percentages rather than page numbers).
You can now make your own joke about “dropping bombs,” but it wasn’t funny at all at the time.

May 17: “My arsenal.” Still not feeling very good.

May 18: This is likely the crappiest Picture of the Day I’ve taken in the last year and a half. I started the project a year and a half ago, so you’re looking at the crappiest picture of the day EVER! In any case, it’s a cracked tile between our garage and entry hall. The crack came during the recent tremor, a 6.0 one earlier in the week.

May 19: I was looking for “T” pictures, so I got one with time (and a tripod and a timer!).

May 20: I wrote a review of three albums, so I wanted an image to go with it. This is a reflection of me in my computer.

May 21: A basil plant in our kitchen.

May 22: My sister-in-law Antonieta (Toni). She’s very nice, and she came over today to give us some tacos and breadsticks she’d made. They were delicious!

May 23: A fan that we have in our living room. I believe we got it in Madrid, strangely enough.

May 24: These two words are difficult for some English learners to pronounce correctly. Words like these two are called minimal pairs. Thanks to Andy for wearing the bag!

May 25: I read this book at the beginning of the year, but then I wanted to find what Klosterman mentioned about Garth Brooks. I ended up re-reading the book.

May 26: A Bougainvillea plant in our yard. Here it’s called “veranera.”

May 27: A roasry-type thing in a classroom at the school where I work. During the day there’s a 5th grade class there, I think. Definitely no separation of church and state.

May 28: Angela’s sitting at the end of this hall after teaching all day. It was a long day, and there was a childrens’ fair (hence the used-car dealership-type ribbons).

May 29: Two pairs of shoes that recently got mold. Surely not the last pairs that will get mold before November/December. I hate this rainy season.

May 30: Some underwear. I was looking for “U” pictures this week, but had trouble. The leftover today is underexposed, too, so I guess that counts as another “U.”

May 31: This bar stool that we have reminds me of a droid… or maybe it’s Johnny 5. Either way, some robot from a movie.

So, that’s it for today. Hopefully there was something interesting for you! Thanks for reading, and have a great day!

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2 thoughts on “Picture of the Day Catch-Up: May 2011

  1. Question: Have you checked out Bill Simmons’ new website grantland.com yet? Klosterman is a regular on there, so you don’t even have to wait for his books anymore! Website is great, especially if you love sports, and if you don’t, it just might change your mind.

  2. Strangely enough, Andy pointed out an article on that website last weekend about a basketball game in North Dakota, and it was really good. Now I’ll have to admit that I don’t know who the hell Bill Simmons is!

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