Thursday, July 21, 2011

Police come to the Journal radio / tv building

An interesting day at work!

One of my Twitter Tweets about the space shuttle landing last night was shown on KOLD channel 13 during their 5 p.m. newscast today.

Then, the police came to the Journal / Mega 106.3 building a bit earlier.  I had to get a photo because this sort of thing always looks more exciting than it really is.  When you take a lot of photos like I do you live for making things look more exciting than they actually are.

It wasn't for anything major (the police visit) but it looked cool from an upstairs window.

The last space shuttle flight just landed

I just watched on CNN the last space shuttle flight in American history land safely.  Atlantis was the final orbiter to make a space flight.

My dad worked on the space program in the 1960's.  He was a quality control inspector for Rocketdyne who made the engines for the Apollo space missions.

The first space shuttle flight was in April of 1981.  I was a sophomore in high school.  The last one touched down just over 30 years later.

Now I feel old.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tucson monsoon photos July 18 and 19, 2011

A couple of Tucson monsoon season photos from yesterday and today.

Monsoon rain east of Tucson. Photo taken from back parking lot of Journal Broadcast Group building on 7/18/11.

Monsoon season sunset taken from front parking lot of Journal Broadcast Group building on 7/19/11.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Lucinda Holliday's 3rd anniversary at Cosmic Bingo

Lucinda Holliday, Tucson's Queen of Comedy, celebrated her third anniversary hosting Cosmic Bingo at Casino Del Sol and I was there for the photo op.

There was a surprise (which I didn't have anything to do with).  An amazing cake for Lucinda.

Check out the photos as Lucinda's surprise is revealed and she gets a taste.

Monsoon rain Sunday July 17

We've had almost a weeklong break from monsoon rains in Tucson but they have returned today.

Grey skies and wet sidewalks.  We get excited about such things around here.

Sunrise moon

A sunrise moon over Tucson at about 5 a.m. on Sunday July 17.

I thought it would make a good photo.

Sunrise moon over Tucson

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tucson sunset July 16, 2011

I thought tonight's sunset was pretty.  So I took a picture!

Looking west from my balcony at Ridgepointe Apartments.

Tucson, Arizona sunset on July 16, 2011

Monsoon Nightclub on July 15

Another Ken Carr and Mega 106.3 live broadcast at Desert Diamond Casino Hotel's Monsoon Nightclub on July 15, 2011.

The Kenparazzi photos:

JP and Tom dancing behind the Mega 106.3 table

They're still dancing. I think that's what you call it.

These ladies were thirsty!

Monsoon starts to fill up at the beginning of the night

Dance floor

The fog machine hits the dance floor

DJ Louie spins the old school as the mist shrouds him...

View of the dance floor from the stage

Signing up for prizes

Its not easy remembering your own phone number or name after having cocktails!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Uh Oh Spaghetti O's!

I got an awesome t-shirt over the weekend on clearance at Target.

Spaghetti O's!  (I still love 'em. Fine dining Ken Carr style!)

The Spaghetti O's t-shirt!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Iron Man underwear

I'm wearing my brand new Iron Man underwear today. As in the movie. Has Iron Man on the front and everything. Anthony got them for me for my birthday. Not because I like the movie. But because... I know how to iron.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Work Poo

I have a poo and pee calendar.  It doesn't have photos but does have fun and fascinating facts and entries about poo and pee.  It sits on my desk at work.

Today's entry is titled "Work Poo".  I thought it was worth sharing.

"You have just returned from an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet and are settling into your desk when the rumbling begins.  You attempt to pass off the gurgling and bloating as mere gas but soon realize that this is the real deal.  It's game time.  You are on the verge of a Work Poo, and an unplanned one at that.  You desperately attempt to stifle the urge while quickly taking stock of your surroundings, noting the locations and types of bathrooms (unisex, multiple stalls, etc.) and amount of ambient noise.  You can only hope and pray for a quick, quiet, and odorless expulsion.  Despite the urgency, don't forget the rules of the Work Poo (most importantly, try to find a private bathroom in a different part of the building.)"

Thanks again to Anthony for giving me the poo and pee calendar last Christmas.  It has been the gift that keeps on giving.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Shopping at Target

Anthony and I took a little shopping trip to Target today at Grant and Tanque Verde in Tucson.

The best part about leisure shopping is the random experience that it becomes.

I'll demonstrate with a couple of photos:

Its a $1 hat that looks like a $1 hat. At least it matched my outfit. It said USA on it. It was made in China.

Anthony in sunglasses shopping for storage bins

Flashback 2010: Commodores at Pima County Fair

I think the orbs of light in this photo were caused by reflection off my head!
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Las Vegas should change their name to...

Friday, July 8, 2011

My neighbor bird

I was out on the balcony of my apartment at Ridgepointe Apartments today and realized there is a new neighbor in the tree by the balcony.

It looks like it smiled for the camera.  You be the judge.

I think the bird is wearing eye shadow and red lipstick!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mercedes Benz of Tucson under construction

I was on my way to the radio station this afternoon and drove by the soon to be new Mercedes Benz of Tucson car dealership at Grant & Wilmot.

If you've lived in Tucson for a minute you'll remember before this it was Saturn of Tucson and Emich Oldsmobile before that.

It looks like quite an extravagant place.  Which means unless I win the lottery I won't ever be able to afford a car from there but its always fun to dream.

I believe its supposed to be open sometime this fall 2011.

I took the photo from my car while sitting at the stoplight there.

Monsoon storm rain in Tucson 7/7/11

More monsoon storm photos in Tucson! We had another set of storms come through today.

Photos of the Journal Broadcast Group / Mega 106.3 parking lot during this evening's rain:

Monsoon storm photos in Tucson 2011 (Part 1)

Monsoon season in the Arizona desert is a big deal. Its the only time we really get actual thunderstorms.

Photos from July 4, 5 and 6:

Driving east on Speedway Blvd between Wilmot and Kolb in Tucson. Storm busted out minutes later.

Storm looming looking east from back parking lot at Journal Broadcast Group

Storm clouds looking south from back parking lot of Journal Broadcast Group building

Storm clouds as seen from the window of the Mega 106.3 studios looking south on Tucson's east side

The start of another monsoon day as seen from the Ridgepointe Apartments parking lot where I live.

Heavy rain as seen from the Mega 106.3 studios looking south on Tucson's east side

Monsoon storm sunset as seen from the second floor of the Journal Broadcast Group building looking west

Rain north of where I was looking out from the second floor of the Journal Broadcast Group building.