Archive for July, 2011

202/365 complete



202/365 complete, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

I posted a picture of this puzzle on day 006. Now, day 202, it is finally complete. Been sitting in our office for over 7 months and little by very little the 2000 pieces came together until the final one was put in this morning. Actually, somehow, one piece disappeared, so there really are only 1999, but oh well. Anyway, not the best picture ever, but I thought it was cool to document the beginning and end of this puzzle during my 365.

201/365 wall



201/365 wall, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

stuck at the office all day again and ended up taking a phone call to the Philippines at 8pm from the roof of the parking lot. Yes, totally random. Had my camera in that parking garage so figured, multitask! Thus, picture of one of the ugly Coke office buildings seen from the parking garage roof.

200/365 twohundred



200/365 twohundred, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

two hundred. I did something for 100 so had to do something for 200 but didn’t really have time to plan. So, out come the props (Nyla toys). Did you find the two hundred without being told? The great thing about kids toys is they are so colorful – but the overload of color makes the letters not stand out as much.

199/365 bedtimereading

nyla likes having a book read to her at bedtime. Only today, she decided to read a book to herself on the bed. Well, a magazine really – and a Japanese one at that. But there were tons of pictures of babies so she loved it. She knows the abc song and about half of the letters, but hasn’t even begun to start on the Japanese characters…

198/365 conflict



198/365 conflict, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

we have one for the USA and one for Japan. But what if you are split between the two, half Japanese and half American?? What do you do? Given that we are in the US, it was only fair to give Nyla the Japan jersey (although she got a flag on each cheek). Turns out she was more interested in the Braves game on one of the other screens in Taco Mac…
And what a game!!! Horrible to see it end in penalty kicks, but US couldn’t put the ball in the net during the game and to be expected that this inability to score carried into the penalty kicks. Anyway, congrats to Japan – they didn’t play well, but the country deserves the win!

197/365 thecocacolaplant

so that is the secret formula!! The secret ingredient comes from the rare and never before photographed Coca-Cola flower. The news is out!

196/365 ccjc



196/365 ccjc, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

weird. What are all these Coke Japan people doing here? It’s like its 2008 again, only for some reason the backdrop is midtown Atlanta instead of Shibuya Tokyo. Anyway, round two of the trips to Atlanta from CCJC and this time I was around to meet up and take them out. Great to see some old faces and some new ones for me too – hope one of these trips some brand people get to make it out too.

195/365 rockinghorsepov

we have bird’s eye view. Well what about rocking horse’s eye view. Or even btter, what does Nyla see when she is rocking on her rocking horse? Probably something like this.
I had wanted to take a similar shot on my bike but when I got on it and rode for 10 second I got a flat… So that shot turned into this one. Either way, it was partially inspired by odc – “have a seat”

194/365 linethemup



194/365 linethemup, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

brought my camera to the office for the first time in a couple of months. Nice for some new stimulus. Today a rack of empties caught my eye.

193/365 farewell



193/365 farewell, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

today was the farewell party for my boss – he was around for 6 years or so in ATL which is super long for our position, but he got a fantastic job in Canada and will be moving up there in a couple of days. He will be missed and finding someone who can fill his shoes will be pretty near impossible. We are all really happy for him and wish him and his wife (and dog) tons of success and happiness in his new role and new city.