Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Julie December Days 359 to 365

Day 365. This is The End
The End
Like all good things, my project of taking a picture a day for 365 days has come to an end. December 31, 2010.

Day 364. Christmas San Francisco Style
Happy Holidays in San Francisco
To celebrate the holidays, San Francisco goes all out with the The City Hall in the Civic Center decorated in Green and Red lights and a lit up Christmas tree. December 30, 2010.

Day 363. Faceplant Skating
Faceplant Skating
Learning to ice skate can be very dangerous, especially when you do a full faceplant on the ice. December 29, 2010.

Day 362. Absoluteness
Yummy Absolut
There's is something so beautiful and enticing about an Absolut Vodka bottle that makes you just want to reach out and drink. December 28, 2010.

Day 361. Cuddly Lulu
Cuddly Lulu
My little sweetie Lulu is all cuddled up in the cozy fleece blanket. December 27, 2010.

Day 360. Grit Your Teeth
Grit Your Teeth
This was one of the worst movies I have seen this year. I was drawn to see it because of Jeff Bridges, Matt Damona, Josh Brolin and the Coen brothers but the big star was the 14 year old who never acted a day in her life. December 26, 2010.

Day 359. Christmas Chocolates
Holiday Chocolates
What better way to enjoy Christmas and the holidays than with chocolate candy! December 25, 2010.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Julie's Holiday Days 335 to 358

358. Christmas Angel
Christmas Angel
A Christmas Angel that I came across at a neighbor's home on Christmas Eve. December 24, 2010.

Day 357. Google without the Google.
Google without the Google
How strange to see the home page of Google without the Google in some form or another. Here are squares that if you click thru it brings you to a search results page. How Clever, Creative and Festive for the holidays. Day 357. December 23, 2010.

Day 356. Barbie and Lulu
Barbie and Lulu
This was a gift from Mae. Anything poodle reminds me of Lulu. December 22, 2010

Day 355. SF New Tech's Santa Clause and Elf
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Myles and Matthew made the SF New Tech a special holiday party dressing up as the Elf and Santa Clause. Day 355. December 21, 2010.

Day 354. Red Headed Elfs
Red Headed Elfs
At the Social Media Club's holiday party at the Supper Club and this was the cutest red headed couple. December 20, 2010.

Day 353. DuckSwan
Is it a Duck or a Swan? Whatever it is its mighty cute. December 19, 2010.

Day 352. Santa and His Doggie Reindeer
Santa and His Doggie Reindeer
Larry had his Holiday Party for Pleasanton Veterinary Hospital with a special guest arriving, Santa with his doggie Reindeer. Poor Lulu was not so happy! December 18, 2010.

Day 351. Sweet Mae
At last, my project of shooting my sweet friend Mae's Book of 54 Madam Alexander Dolls is completed! I printed out the pictures for Mae but as she has terrible arthritis I customized a photo book for her from Shutterfly. Here Mae is holding up the pictures of myself and my friend Stacie who helped with the project too. December 17, 2010.

Day 350. Christmas Spirit
Christmas Spirit
Loved how this guy from the Salvation Army was so friendly and in the spirit of the holidays. December 16, 2010.

Day 349. Hsppy Chatter
Happy Chatter
At Saleforce's Dreamforce Conference the star of the show was their new product offering - Chatter. use. December 15, 2010.

Day 348. Larry's Ahi Tuna
Larry's Masterpiece
Only Larry can make ahi tuna look so good! And it tasted even better. December 14, 2010.

Day 347. Hi Ricki Rasta
Hi Ricki Rasta
My feisty cat, Ricki Rasta says hi from his new bed. December 13, 2010.

Day 346. Lulu and Her Favorite Toy
Lulu and her Buddy
Lulu is so cute cuddling her favorite toy - Mr. Mailman. December 12, 2010

Day 345. 8 Magical Days of Channuka
8 Days of Channucka
Mae, who I did the Madame Alexander book for, always sends me the most beautiful gifts. This one was outrageous for Channuka! December 11, 2010.

Day 344. Christmas Berries
Christmas Berries
Its Christmas time and even nature is showing its Holiday Cheer. December 10, 2010.

Day 343. Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head
Usually there are kids at the chalk board at Trader Joe's but since its never a good idea to take a picture of kids without their parents permission so I have never had a shot until now. December 9, 2010.

Day 342. Sculpture of Many Heads and Arms
Prayers at City Hall
There is this fantastic, giant sculpture in City Hall known as Three Heads Six Arms. It was quite moving as the Gentleman in the corner was hysterically crying and bowing down to the Buddah goddess and others in the square also appeared to be offering their prayers. December 8, 2010.

Day 341. Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland in Union Square
A winter wonderland at Union Square in San Francisco arrives each Christmas. December 7, 2010.

Day 340. The Mohawk
SF MusicTech Summit 7
At the SF Music Tech Summit I just loved this randomness of the the audience that included business types and creative types such as the gentleman with the mohawk carrying around his Keyboard. December 6, 2010.

Day 339. A Whale of a Coffee
Usually one receives leaves or hearts in their Lattes but I got a whale....I wonder what that is supposed to mean? December 5, 2010.

Day 338. Christmas Time.
Christmas Time!
Its that time of year when the Christmas lights come out in their full glory. I was at the OCSC Sailing Club's Annual Christmas party as you can tell by the photos in the background. Day 338. December 4, 2010.

Day 337. Grammy's Poodle Puff
Grammy's Poodle Puff
My grandmother Ida gave me this poodle right before she passed away. Who would think that I would have my very own, Lulu. December 3, 2010.

Day 336. Point&Shoot
Julie Blaustein, Edie Codel, Rich Harris and Michael O'Donnel spoke on a panel about event and video photography in the Start Up Community. Day 336. December 2, 2010.

Day 335. Santa Red Sox
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Just in case you weren't sure you were in Boston, The Red Sox swing "hello" to you at the airport. December 1, 2010.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Julie's November Days 319 to 334

November 2010

Day 334. My Dad Mr. B and Mr. T
My Dad Mr. B. and Mr. T
A picture of a picture of my Dad in Las Vegas when Mr. T represented a product line of my father's manufacturer's rep company, Gus Blaustein & Associates for automotive accessories in the 1980's. Day 334. November 30, 2010.

Day 333. Sky High in New Hampshire
Sky High in New Hampshire
I took a ride to Meridan, NH where my nephew is going to school. The sky is never ending and the beauty of it takes your breath away! November 29, 2010.

Day 332. Jewish Tradition
Jewish Tradition
In our family, after the meal, all the men would go into the living room and take a nap. My Brother-in-Law David thought this was the Jewish tradition and keeps it current with his son Gus. November 28, 2010.

Day 331. Family Fun
Family Fun
As the whole family was home in Boston, we celebrated Chanuka with a Sunday brunch and tons of gifts. November 27, 2010

Day 330. Hidden Squirrel
The trees might be bare in Boston but they are full of life! November 26, 2010.

Day 329. The Turkey Trot
Turkey Trot
Julie, Jennifer and Debbie ran the Turkey Trot in Hingham, Massachusetts on a cold, crisp Thanksgiving Day. We are so excited to have Jennifer join us in the running!!! Go Jennifer. November 25, 2010.

Day 328. Bob Marley and the Wailers
My friend Tommy from HS took me to see original members of the Wailers sing Don't Worry About a Thing! November 24, 2010.

Day 327. Room with a View
Room with a View
This is the view room from the beach house where I grew up in Hull, Massachusetts. Doesn't get better than that! November 23, 2010

Day 326. The Newton White House
The Newton White House
Its always so nice to come home to my mom's White House in Newton, Massachusetts. November 22, 2010.

Day 325. Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner
All in the Family
We had a Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner at my sister Lisa's with her husband's sister and three brother's families, along with the Blaustein Family. November 21, 2010.

Day 324. The Shark Painting
At the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston checking out the new wing, the little boy looks like he is going to be eaten by the shark in the painting. November 20, 2010.

Day 323. Lulu in Heaven
Lulu in Heaven
Lulu hanging out with her rawhide is a day in heaven for her. November 19, 2010.

Day 322. JETLAG
JETLAG Designer Chic
Waiting patiently in line to gain access to the the Redwood Room in the Clift Hotel where JETLAG was hosting a private party. November 18, 2010.

Day 321. East Bay Fall
East Bay Fall
Fall comes later in the East Bay but when it does, its in full bloom. November 17, 2010.

Day 320. Jeff the Photo Master
Jeff the Photo Master!
Jeff and I met at the Danville Art Festival. I just loved how inviting and colorful his booth was and it was such fun to talk "photo shop" with him. He has been helping me with my photography technique and inspires me to have my own booth one day. Jeff's photos on Flickr are outstanding! November, 16, 2010.

Day 319. Crab Season
Crab Season
Dungeness Crab Season is a much anticipated time in San Francisco. It usually kicks off on November 15th. each year. But if the quality of the crab is uncertain, or if the crabbers and seafood wholesalers can't agree on a price, the season hangs in limbo. Lucky for us, it was delayed this year for only short time. November 15, 2010.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Julie's November Days 305 to 318

Day 318. Mt. Diablo Overlook
Mt. Diablo Overlook
I biked up to the very top of Mt. Diablo which is about 3850 feet at the summit. This was about 2 miles from the top. Glorious Day! November 14, 2010.

Day 317. The Gap
The Gap
Everything is so perfectly displayed at The GAP that I thought it made for a fun picture. November 13, 2010.

Day 316. Ricki's Portrait
Ricki's Portrait .
Ricki is quite comfy in his new home at Larry's Pleasanton Veterinary Hospital. He is also quite plump but most importantly, happy with all the attention he gets. November 12, 2010.

Day 315. Cool Peeps
Cool Peeps
I covered the SF AppShow's 1st. Year Anniversary and it was such a fun event to photograph especially as Gina Smith, the host, and Seth Socolow, the producer that were involved in it, were so cool to help out. November 11, 2010.

Day 314. City Lights
Night in the City
Its a magical night in the city of San Francisco. November 10, 2010.

Day 313. Turkey Time
Turkey Days
Its Turkey time as evidenced by the promotion in Trader Joe's. November 9, 2010.

Day 312. Stay Alert
Stay Alert!
Stay Alert for Fly Balls! November 8, 2010

Day 311. Go Giants!
Nov. 7
The Giants won the World Series despite many odds and misfits. November 7, 2010.

Day 310. Puppy Love
Puppy Love
Larry had an East Bay SPCA adoption booth at his office. It was love at first site. November 6, 2010.

Day 309. The Bun Truck
The Bun Truck
Taken with my iPhone at night where roaming vendors come with their fancy food to feed those looking for a hot meal Off The Grid. November 5, 2010.

Day 308. Fun Loving Gals
Loving the Gals
I was the photographer for the City of Dreams fun Charity Event where folks dressed up as if they were in San Francisco during the 1900 Barbary Days. The gals surely were having fun! November 4, 2010.

Day 307. Moooooo
Cows grazing peacefully in the hills of San Ramon. November 3, 12010.

Day 306. Funky Onions
Funky Onions
Onions come in so many different colors and shapes and they sometimes grow sprouts. Perfect for onion soup on a chilly fall day. November 2, 2010.

Day 305. The Buddah Man
Happy Buddah
There is something about a buddah that just makes you smile and feel all good and happy inside. November 1, 2010.