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Can You Hear Me Now?

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Can You See Me Now?

This sign was at the 1st NM Rest Stop...notice the "Watch for Snakes" portion...isn't that a pleasant way to greet the newcomers to the state?





Here is the "gecco house" I told you about...The sun was shining down on it...so the pic is a bit filtered, but it was the best we could do on limited time. The larger picture looks much better...but it's this giant lizard sculpted directly onto this home. The resident is the owner of one of the more popular restaurants in town "Little Anita's".


This was the "sign" at the same house with the lizard on it.



To the right is the Sandia Casino (posterized...can you tell what my favorite effect is...but wait there's more) situated on the northside of Albuquerque. My "lucky" husband won $150 or so...on a nickel machine! He told me he's lucky because he got me! He is SUCH a keeper!

This is the picture of ME at the first statue in the statue garden...
Look how tiny I am...teehee...this was no easy feat climbing up a railing and I got flash backs of gym class on the balance beam...only that was only 6 inches off the ground and this was 2-4 feet off the ground!


The picture to the right is my husband in the 2nd statue of Rings that I asked him in my "loving wife voice" to jump up there and stick his head through the top...and this is actually one of his first genuine smiles and I think his inner child started coming out in preparation for the wedding later that day...





I like to call this one of me and my little friends to the left "Just the three of us"

The picture to the lower-right I call "Paul and Legs!




This one to the left is "Me and the Bears". Original titles huh? Okay let's call this one to the left "GRRRRRRRRR" much better!








I love this picture of Paul and his "buddy". I'm calling it "Rock Solid Friends!"...it's better than "Stony Silence" don't you think?

This was our first home together. This is actually owned by Paul's mom and it was a home given to her and Paul's dad as a wedding gift. Man wedding gifts have sure de-evolved haven't they! I asked Paul if it was weird sleeping in his parents old room...of course he said "No." No explanation or interjection, just "no!" That is just the way he works.

This lovely couple (postarized of course) looks like they're at a wedding or some other festive event...no it's a wedding! Look how happy they are in red and pink!

This was at the entryway to the Cadillac Ranch. It was at the base, near the ground and I happened to notice it as I looked down while walking to look for ticks and/or scorpions...it is Texas after all! Anyway, as usual, God blessed me with this reminder that Jesus IS forever!

This picture to the right is my darling husband with paint in hand...painting a future gallery piece, no doubt! MOMA, here we come....

I realize it looks like I know how to graffiti, but I'm telling you emphatically I have never done this before....and that is what I'll tell the judge if I should be held for questioning for any personalized graffiti they may find!


"No officer, I have no idea what Kpjara means!"

and this lovely lady is kpjara in the flesh...posterized (of imperfection), cropped (of second coming of chin), and laughing (cause that's what she does most)! Hey I don't look half bad out here!

To the right over there...is the humble (and when I say humble...I MEAN humble) welcome to Oklahoma sign at that rest stop I spoke of.

This really is the end...seriously...on to much more important world matters! It's been fun! and in the words of Lauren....

BLOGOUT!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the pics and of course I want to see them ALL!! You both look extremely happy and I love to see Paul's true smile!!! You don't see that very often. The one of the both of you is definitely a keeper!!!
And we must talk about these cadillacs before our trip to Ruidoso!

kpjara said...

G' is that you? Hooray! You're here for real! Definitely take cans of paint to the cadillacs! It is so much fun and cheap therapy to paint cards...it reminded me of when we got to destroy that car at church so long ago...remember?

Blessings!

HeyJules said...

Great pics and nice to see a face to the blog!

tam said...

You cheated! You gave us pics of you and all we can make out is your great smile!

I LOVE the Oklahoma sign...so totally retro! I hope they never modernize it!

Your photographic titles are gems!

tam said...

P.S. Where IS that Blogout girl anyway?

Shalee said...

Ahhh, wuv, twu wuv... Mawaj. Mawaj is what bwings us togever today. Such a Princess Bride moment, if ever I saw one. Fun pics, kim!

Morning Glory said...

What a great trip and fun pictures. Loved it all!

the voice said...

Well, I must say, it appears that you had a great time, but I'm just not totally convinced. Perhaps a few more pictures might do it. Just kidding! Great Pics!! Great smile too! God bless you, Ken

Sally said...

great pics- what a joyful post, you made me smile- thanks!

Joy M. said...

Oh, it looks like you two had so much fun!

Aunt Murry said...

You make a cute couple!

GiBee said...

Okay ... I have a questiony kind of complaint ... WHY ARE ALL THE PICTURES OF YOU EDITED TO BE FUZZY and the ones of your husband aren't??? I'd like to see the REAL you!

kpjara said...

GiBee, so you know my husbands boss, who made the exact same comment! I happen to LOVE posterized pictures, second I clearly have image issues and don't like to be remembered as some less than ideal picture. What exactly did I just confess here? Egads...to the prayer closet with me and my BAD self!

I had my REAL pic up for about 2 hours and it just had my stomach in knots...so I altered it to posterized.

Dismantle Queen said...

Great pictures... you guys look awesome, I am too chicken to put my own pictures in.. May be someday