Monday, December 30, 2013

December(ish) Pictures

I found this in the commons room at my church.  It was part of a poster showing the different church organizations. 

Could this be a Smart Car pick-up prototype?

Graffiti I found on one of my desks.  At least they were kind enough to do it in dry-erase marker.

Years ago, when Adam Sandler’s movie “Big Daddy” came out, my stage crew kids nicknamed me “Scuba Steve”.  They even made me this name plate, which they put up above my classroom door in place of my real nameplate.  Ever since then it’s been on this in-box, which we refer to as the “Scuba Steve Box”.

Well, one of the people in the Counseling Center found this finger puppet and gave it to me for Christmas.  She calls it the “Scuba Steve Puppet”.

Gotta love these inversions.  No, not really…

but they do make for a nice picture of the moonrise at sunset.

4-Wheeling in the Skyline High parking lot…

I tried to get some nice pictures of these kids doing doughnuts in the parking lot, but it kind of spooked them.  One car of girls doughnutted their way over to ask if we were the police.  When I told them I wasn’t, that I was just trying to get a good picture of it, they asked if I had gotten any sic pictures.  I told them no, I was too busy running out of the way of their car coming at me out of control.  They apologized, but everyone still went to the far lot to do their tricks.

My school in the fog.  Actual fog, not just the smog.  I took this a couple days after the snow storm, so the inversion hadn’t completely set in yet, and it was also a lot clearer up a few blocks.

Another Christmas gift, from the secretaries in the front office.

Windy day up on the mountain top.

We went up to our property last weekend.  This is the view from right next to the cabin.

There was signs of a lot of traffic right next to the cabin, and it’s not the human type.  We hardly ever see wildlife when we are up there, but we see lots of signs of it.

Our cabin.  It may be nothing more than a single 16’ by 16’ room, but it’s got a great view.

Ice fishing on Strawberry Reservoir.  If I had a bucket list, that’s one thing that would not be on there.

One of my students told me that he was going to give me a Lamborghini for Christmas.  When he gave it to me he handed me a matchbox car and apologized because he had shrunk it when he washed it with hot water.  (It also is a Dodge Viper, not a Lamborghini, but like I’m going to complain.)  I told him that it was ok, because I could just take it home and pour cold water on it until it grew back to it’s original size.  Here’s the picture I’m bringing back to school to show him.

(Yes, that’s photoshopped.  I had the hose on the car for 3 hours and it didn’t grow at all, so I decided to just fake it.)


Lisa Shafer said...

Oooh! Nice photoshopping there! I'm impressed. It does look like a giant matchbox car!

Max Sartin said...

Thanks. I had to retake the picture of the car a dozen times to get the right angle.

Lisa Shafer said...

Also, I liked the mountain shot and all your cabin shots/ ranch shots. And classroom humor is always good. I was just most impressed by the giant matchbox car. In fact, if you don't look closely enough to see that the door is sealed shut and there's no license plate or tail lights, it looks pretty real. You got the shadow just right, I think.