Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Photos from today at the Royal Botanical Gardens

Since Laurent was itching to have a good run-around and Hope needed to practice the whole "standing like a pretty show-dog" thing around distractions, we decided to go down to the Royal Botanical Gardens. Laurent spent about 5 hours running as fast as he could toddle, looking at everything and flirting with everyone. A good day from Bunny Lala perspective! Hope of course came with and we actually met someone who KNEW WHAT BREED SHE WAS!!! I was shocked. Till I listened to the accent. American. *sigh* Natch. At any rate, bubby photos first:

He's been doing this cuddly thing lately which is just all cute and melty-moment causing for me. He'd toddled over to show me a clover flower he'd picked.

Now THIS is a typical photo of Laurent these days... RUNNING. Or toddling at a fast clip anyhow.

Loved the sense of space and the sense of light and darkness in this one.
Running after Hope... the best thing about a bubba and a puppy is that they tend to tucker each other out and have a tremendous amount of fun doing so. And I heartily bless large open spaces for providing a spot to wear the little goobers out!

Now for Hope photos! :-)

This was just a random cute shot.

And now we pretend to be show-dogs! The ground wasn't quite flat so her rump is less squareish than it should be and I want to teach her to hold her head more arched/further back over the shoulder a bit.

Better, especially considering it was a freestack... but still needs some polishing! ;-)

Weird angle but cute pic and I like her against the flowers cuz she's such a little cutie!

NOW... I was tagged by Amanda... so here goes!

I've done 95 of the 142 dumbest things. If I didn't do more by miscounting...

(X) Smoked a cigarette
( ) Smoked a cigar
( ) Tried weed
(X) Kissed a member of the same sex
(X) Drank Alcohol
(X ) Are/Been in love
( ) Been Dumped
(X) Shoplifted (I was tiny though and didn't actually *know* I'd shop-lifted
till after I got home and showed my mum what I'd gotten... master criminal
( ) Been Fired
(X ) Been in a fist fight
(X) Snuck out of a parents house (not that they cared but I went up and down
the side of our house all the time
(X) Had feelings for someone who didnt have them back
( ) Been Arrested
( ) Made out with a stranger
( ) Gone out on a blind date
(X) Had a crush on an older person
(X) Skipped school
( ) Slept with a co-worker
(X) Seen someone/ something die
( ) Had a crush on one of your MySpace friends (nope, but not on my space!)
( ) Been to Paris (Am seriously jealous of you Amanda, even if it was with
the oldies! Though I don't see how this is one of the stupidest things you
could do really...)
( ) Been to Spain
(X) Been on a plane - seeing as how it's the easiest way to get from the US
to Australia...
( ) Thrown up from drinking - nope, even when I was in college and we had
the 'feast of bacchus' going on I never got sick or had a hang-over... which
isn't to say I didn't drink my fair share...
(X) Eaten Sushi - Yum! But only the Westernized cooked kind since the only
fish I like are the pretty ones in aquariums
( ) Been snowboarding/ skiing (Do snow-shoes count?)
( ) Met someone BECAUSE of MySpace
( ) Been in an abusive relationship
(X) Taken painkillers (I've managed to do enough stupid things to warrant
(X) Liked someone who you cant have
(X) Laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by
(X) Made a snow angel (I lived in MICHIGAN... of course I did!)
(X) Had a tea party
(X) Flown a Kite
(X) Built a sandcastle
(X) Gone puddle jumping
(X) Played dress up
(No comments on age during all of the above...)
(X) Jumped into a pile of leaves (again, I lived in Michigan... besides
snow, the other thing we have is trees. And cows. And corn.
(X) Gone sledding
(X) Cheated while playing a game (but you're SUPPOSED to use cheats on
computer games!)
(X) Been lonely
(X) Fallen asleep at work/ school (my last job was at the states largest
boarding kennel, at times we had upwards of 500 dogs and too few staff. You
started running... and I mean RUNNING... at 8 am promptly, didn't stop till
8 pm or later and had one 15 minute break in which EVERYONE inhailed food
and crashed for a few!)
( ) Used a fake/ someone elses ID
(X) Watched a sunset (and sunrise for that matter)
(X) Felt an earthshake (yup, I was jumping in the middle of a bog - the land
and everything jumped, including the HUGE old trees. Very, very cool!)
(X) Killed a snake (accidentally ran over the poor thing on my bike while
biking through a state park)
(X) Been Tickled (Do it and DIE... I hate being tickled!)
(X) Been robbed/ vandalised (car broken into)
( ) Robbed someone
(X) Been misunderstood
(X) Pet a deer (several times, again, I lived in Michigan... Bambi is
considered overgrown vermin)
(X) Won a contest
( ) Been suspended from school
(X) Had a detention
(X) Been in a car/motorcycle accident
( ) Had/ Have/ Getting braces
(X) Ate a whole pint of ice cream in one night (just a pint???)
(X) Had deja vu
(X) Danced in the moonlight
(X) Hated the way you look
( ) Pole danced (agreeing with Amanda - not on your life!)
(X) Questioned your heart
(X) Been obsessed with Post-It notes (strangely enough... they were rainbow
coloured and fruit-scented so that kind of makes it less weird... maybe.)
(X) Squished barefoot through the mud
(X) Been lost (Frequently. Can't read a map to save my life!)
(X) Been to the opposite side of the world
(X) Swam in the ocean / Gulf
(X) Felt like you were dying
(X) Cried yourself to sleep
(X) Played cops and robbers
(X) Recently coloured with crayons/ coloured pencils/ markers (I have a
bubba... sue me!)
(X) Sang karaoke (I'd be hastily escorted off the stage with my voice...)
(X) Paid for a meal with only coins
(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldnt
( ) Made prank phonecalls
(X) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose (Coke. Ouch.)
(X) Kissed in the rain
( ) Written a letter to Santa Claus (nope, when I believed I was too little
to write...)
(X) Been kissed under a mistletoe
(X)Watched the sunset with someone you care/ cared about
(X) Blown bubbles
(X) Made a bonfire on the beach
( ) Crashed a party
(X) Have travelled more than 5 days in a car
(X) Gone rollerskating / Blading
(X) Had a wish come true
( ) Been humped by a monkey (WTF?!?)
(X) Worn pearls
( ) Jumped off a bridge (hell no... I *hate* bridges!)
( ) Swam with dolphins
(X) Got your tongue stuck to a pole / freezer/ Ice cube (Michigan...)
(X) Kissed a fish (I was 6...)
(X) Worn the opposite sex's clothes
(X) Sat on a rooftop
(X) Screamed at the top of your lungs
(X) Done/ attempted a one handed cartwheel (and sprained my wrist)
(X) Talked on the phone more than 6 hours (every day, internationally, which
is part of the reason I moved here... cheaper!)
(X) Stayed up all night (you know a college student who hasn't?!?)
(X) Picked and ate an apple right off the tree (routinely, we had apple
orchards all over the place)
(X) Climbed a tree (far too many times, and fallen asleep in treestands
quite often as well)
(X) Had/ Been in a tree house
( ) Been scared to watch scary movies alone
(X) Believe in ghosts
( ) Have / Had more than 30 pairs of shoes
( ) Gone streaking
(X) Gone to jail / or just visited - had to have my fingerprints done to
prove I *wasn't* a criminal in order to get my visa for Australia! The cops
were really amused to have someone ASK to be fingerprinted to prove they
weren't a criminal I think!
( ) Played chicken
(X) Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on
( ) Broken a bone (astonishingly...)
(X) Been easily amused (ohh... bubblewrap...)
(X) Caught a fish then ate it (well I did cook it first!)
( ) Made a porno video
(X) Caught a butterfly
(X) Laughed so hard you cried (frequently)
(X) Cried so hard you laughed
( ) Mooned / flashed someone
( ) Had someone moon / flash you
(X) Cheated on a test
(X) Forgotten someones name (all the time... now their DOGS I remember for
(X) Slept naked
( ) French braided someones hair
(X) Gone skinny dipping
( ) Been kicked out of your house
(X) Rode a rollercoaster
( ) Went scuba diving / snorkelling
(X) Blackmailed someone
(X) Been blackmailed but for both this and the above I was little and it was
my brother and we blackmailed eachother all the time over nothing. :rolls
(X) Been used
(X) Fell going up the stairs (Meniere's Disorder: 100% Genuine Dizzy Blond
( ) Licked a cat (o_O)
(X)Bitten someone (they asked nicely...)
(X) Licked someone (likewise...)
( ) Been shot
( ) Flattened someones tires
(X) Rode your car until your gas light came on
(X) Got five pounds or less worth of gas - well if that's 12.50 AUD, I'm
guessing I've probably done less in USD at some point. When I first started
driving my car cost me $12 something to fill up from nearly empty.


Will post the other one tomorrow Amanda!

1 comment:

aussienut said...

hehe - cool answers Amanda!!!! Love the piccies too - where did Hope's LEGS come from?????? LOL!