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Photo Friday: First Light

I started waking up before sunrise, without an alarm, in Kansas.

My body couldn’t forget my graveyard shift schedule. That meant I didn’t miss sights like this one: a sunrise over Perry Lake in Kansas.
Watching the sunrise over Perry Lake

This is my entry for this week’s Photo Friday theme: First Light.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

An odd food spot trend in Barcelona: naming restaurants after American states. I ran past “Nebraska” in our L’Eixample neighborhood. We also found “Kentucky” on one of our museum trips.

In Sitges, “Kansas” had a lovely bar on the beach.
This is my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign.

Photo Friday: Heavy

It’s so big.
And it’s in Kansas.
The Largest Ball of Twine - in the WORLD!
My entry for Photo Friday’s challenge: Heavy.

Four years ago, Cawker City’s ball of twine weighed 17,866 pounds. I suspect it’s bigger now since the city defends its title of “World’s Biggest Ball of Twine” with an annual festival that has folks adding twine to the ball.

Christmas Lights

We’re heading back to California in a few minutes…

originally uploaded by queenkv.

We checked out at the Christmas Lights at the Plaza in Kansas City. Always a beautiful sight.

I plan on updating my twitter over the next few days. You can follow my succinct notes on our cross-country roadtrip back to California on twitter.

This week went by in a blur. I said good-bye to so many people. I tried to bottle-up all the memories: favorite pubs, sayings, jokes, meals and other things that made me smile in Kansas.

Once more, with feeling

My body feels dazed and confused. It’s torn between wanting some shut-eye to wanting to keep moving with all the little chores leading up to our big move. I spent the day organizing stuff after producing the morning show.

Good times. The movers drop by tomorrow. Soon, we’ll end-up sleeping on the floor with our baby.

This weekend, I squeezed in one more skating session at the Expocentre.

My Jumps from Kris Vera-Phillips on Vimeo.

My New Addiction

After my newscast, I stay up for Blood+ on Adult Swim. It’s a beautiful, violent anime with a dark origin story.

Santa and My Baby

My baby loves the camera…

originally uploaded by queenkv.

My puppy freaked out. But I think we managed to snap one decent shot with Santa before she ran away.

Film About MIT Cardcounting Team

This look like a hot new film, especially with Kevin Spacey playing a MIT professor.

Paying for college is painful…these math geeks make Vegas poney some financial aid.

The new trailer for the film “21” which is based on the best-selling book “Bringing Down The House” by Ben Mezrich, a fact-based story about a group of MIT students who learn to count cards and take Vegas for millions. Starring Kevin Spacey, Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, and Lawrence Fishburne, written by Allan Loeb and directed by Robert Luketic.

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New House!

originally uploaded by queenkv.

Mark’s in California taking care of business.

I’m thrilled about this new house he found for us. He snapped the picture with a dinky cell phone camera.

The First Time

I’m on a mission to digitize my VHS tapes. I have about 1/3 finished so far.

My First Competition from Kris Vera-Phillips on Vimeo.
This video dates back to 1984. It’s my first competition inside the Brea Mall. I was 5 years old.

Somebody told my dad I had talent. Can you see potential in the little girl stumbling through her routine set to a Marylin Monroe classic?