Archive for July, 2011

191/365 shesahandful



191/365 shesahandful, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

one baby, but once they start walking and running and jumping, they are all over the place. Blink and they are already somewhere else. And they love the playground… And Nyla in particular, has gotten so used to modelling for Daddy and the camera that this kind of shot is no longer much of a challenge anymore. Yeah, I’ve got her trained.

So, can you find all 10 Nylas?

190/365 swimclass



190/365 swimclass, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

today was Mommy Baby swim class, except I’m not Mommy and Nyla is quickly not being able to be classified as baby anymore… Anyway, it was fun and Nyla did very well since she isn’t scared of the pool anymore although she didn’t enjoy being dunked under water (I enjoy it…) but what she doesn’t realize is that she is going to be dunked under for the next three weeks. She was pretty smiling during the whole session until the dunk – then she stopped smiling…

189/365 anticopizza



189/365 anticopizza, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

everyone loves pizza.But I especially love this one. I love American pizza – usually the thicker the better although a good slice from a local pizzeria or NY style is usually fantastic. But I also love real Italian pizza. And there are some decent choices in Atlanta to find them – but pretty sure Antico Pizza is the best. Best thing about it – chewy, not thin and flaky or dry like some others. And love that they have spicy olive oil (rare find in Atlanta) and even better, introduced me to putting salt on my pizza – fantastic. I always get the dried pepper too but never use it. The prices are high for Atlanta pizza, but totally worth it.

188/365 centipede



188/365 centipede, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

well it has 100 legs, but not an insect, just a bunch of chairs outside of Parish restaurant in Atlanta. We had an offsite meeting there today and I got there early and actually had my camera so I walked around and took some shots. It was great to be done with my 365 by 8:50am 🙂

187/365 badidea



187/365 badidea, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

really agonized over a shot today. Bought sparklers at CVS yesterday and showed Nyla what they look outside before she went to sleep. Then like a moron, I decided to write in light with a firework inside a dark closed room – idiocy at its greatest. Lit the sparkler and knew immediately it was a bad idea, but couldn’t turn it off… horrible picture, horrible idea. The picture didn’t end up OK but at least the house did… Next time, outside…

186/365 sleepingbaby



186/365 sleepingbaby, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

sometimes the simplest things are best. Putting your baby in her crib, scratching her back until she falls asleep. Nice.

185/365 10k



185/365 10k, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

Ran my first 10k today. Did it on 0 days of training and 1 case of jetlag. Not exactly top physical and mental preparedness… Anyway, I survived as you can tell, and actually finished in 1:02:25, 28 minutes faster than I guessed I would finish. Ran 2/3 instead of half as I planned, and fast walked the remaining 1/3. Anyway, I decided to document my first Peachtree Road Race 2011 in a photo collage for my 365 with explanations of each photo below (numbers go left to right starting from the top row:
1) line at the starting port-a-potties
2) my view from “P” start wave
3) the troops in P battalion march towards the starting line
4) about to start
5) first sign I am not serious – stopped for a slice of pizza (had I have not done this, probably would have broke an hour
6) the start of “cardiac hill” which happens to conveniently be right in front of Atlanta’s biggest hospital
7) tattoo man walking towards 17th street – I ran from here till the end
8) photographers shooting runners down the homestretch
9) goal is in sight!
10) finish!
11) done – now for the real craziness at Piedmont Park
12) first, one water bottle per person (unlimited PowerAde and Coke etc available later, so don’t understand the restriction on the cheap water)
13) bananas – makes sense. next was bagels too. makes sense.
14) peaches of course – I mean it is Georgia and it is the PEACHtree Road Race
15) then the real popular snacks – ice cream sandwiches, popsicles (and not pictured, cookies, chips, cereal bars, etc)
16) as if I haven’t had enough Delta snacks this year…
17) a look back over the park as I tried to find the family no thanks to AT&T service predictably not working
18) got my tshirt- isn’t that what it is all about?
19) lunch of champions (realized I am not a fan of Mellow Mushroom – Fellini’s is much better)
20) top it off with a Rita’s. definitely put back all the calories I burned off within an hour.

All captured through iPhone 3GS.