Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday Nights

If your keeping tabs, you will notice two days that have gone by without a Spicuzza Photo of the Day.  Sorry kiddos, schoolwork comes first.  I have actually taken photos on those days, they are just for my class project, which I have been working on diligently. 
This is a look into my Tuesday night, between Dreamweaver/CSS class and Image and Promotion class, I sit at a fairly unsanitary community desk, eat my dinner, and work on some homework.  Today, I am working on a logo, eating a salad, and chugging a Jamba Juice ColdBuster to aid in killing the sickness my daughter was so happy to spread through the entire household.  This is pretty much what my Thursday night will look like as well.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bark in the Park

Today was the annual San Jose Bark in the Park.

Ninja took part in the costume contest, but didn't really have a chance.  He was wearing his Ohio State Buckeyes football jersey.  We think the judges must have been from Michigan.

Dorothy and the Scarecrow, part of the foursome that came in second place in the costume contest.  The cowardly lion is nearby, chewing in his mane, and the tin man was busy trying to get the silver funnel off it's head.

Ninja tried out some agility training.  This is the only apparatus he totally mastered.

Pup Chef.

A crowd of small children formed around this micro tiny chihuahua.  

These would be the lovely toes of a dainty Great Dane, and a boy doggie as well. 

Friday, September 17, 2010

New Crocs

My daughter lives in Crocs.  Those hideous fashion nightmares and molded of an alien material,  have adorned her feet for at least half her life.  She will wear no other shoes, unless she must.  Thank goodness Crocs are not allowed at school.  Today we went on a shopping trip to the outlet mall in Milpitas.  They have a Crocs outlet store, in which she found these gems.  These are no ordinary Crocs, these are fuzzy, fleece lined Crocs that she can wear all winter long.  Crocs aren't just for summer anymore, yipee! (Please read my sarcasm in all that).  Despite the near 80 degrees and unseasonable humidity today, she is still wearing her wonderful new Crocs, no matter how much she says her feet are sweating in them.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

It all seems so simple

Here is a tasty view at my snack today.  I always have peanut butter in the pantry, and quite often have celery in the crisper.  Yet it's been many, many years since I put the two together.  This is a fond snack from childhood.  It all seems so simple, yet, I have not bothered to make it in so very long.
It was very tasty.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Homework Reject

This is a reject from a homework photo shoot.  This is just one piece of several for the project.  I tried to involve Phoenix, my boa, but he wasn't very cooperative, so he may get axed from the final.  Stay tuned kiddies, to see how the project winds up.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Night Class

These are just some scenes around Mission College campus after my night classes.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Justin Bieber Style

Having really short hair is kinda fun.  I can change it up pretty much every day.  Hopefully I will never look the same way twice.  Today, I'm rockin' a Justin Bieber style.  I'm thinking I'll be trying the faux hawk soon!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Fresh Haircuts All Around

Ninja and I have both come from fresh trims at the salon (not the same salon!)  So, we are sharing the spotlight today to show off our new coifs. 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

cuddle pup

It's been far too long since we saw cute puppy pics of Ninja, so here's some of my cuddle pup snuggling up to me today.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Man Hands

Everyone has physical attributes about themselves they nit pic, and just don't like.  I have big, ugly man hands.  They are large, craggy skinned, scar ridden, with bulgy veins.  They are terribly weak to boot.  You'd think with hands this big and ugly, I could crush cans with ease.  Nope, I have to play the whiney girl when I need a pickle jar opened.  I don't see how that's fair.  Shouldn't I have gotten really strong and ugly hands?  Or even really dainty and weak hands?  Nope, this is what I got.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Table for Two

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Lakeside Cafe, Shoreline Park.  Mountain View, CA.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cooking with Chris

Anyone that knows me, knows my love for photography is only rivaled by my love for cooking.  I really love cooking ethnic fares, my favorites being Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, pretty much all of Asia.
Today, I am cooking Italian.  I don't usually find Italian dishes to be a challenge, but I heard veal scallopini isn't so easy.  For the record, I found it very easy.
Now please, no one get all PETA on me.  I don't enjoy the idea of Bessie's baby being sent to slaughter.  I am an omnivore.  I have come to grips with that.  And veal was on sale.  So, there you have it.

The recipe didn't call for garlic, but I add it to everything.

Sizzle Sizzle

Mushrooms and onions for the sauce.

Sauté them all together.

Add some whole wheat egg noodles, so I can pretend it's healthy, and voila!  So, it doesn't look like those gorgeous magazine pictures, but do you have any idea what they do to the food in those pictures???  Mine is lacquer free, edible, and was very tasty.