After inserting the quarters into the machine, you hope to see a toy loose on top of the pile. At this point you don’t really care if it’s the toy that you prefer; you just want to win something! After accurately centering the claw, you finally decide to push the RED button. Holding your breath as it slowing moves down… Most of the time it grabs nothing, but the moment that you realize that it grabs a part of the toy you were aiming for; everyone is silent until the claw drops it into the bin. (Sometimes the claw will drop the toy before it reaches the bin, so you never know what’s going to happen!) SWOOSH!! (-that’s my noise for the toy falling into the bin.) No matter how old you are,EVERYONE who is involved in this process Hollers in excitement! There’s something about the “Claw” Toy Vending Machine that brings the kid out of everyone! And yes I am one of the lucky winners from last night who won a Buffalo Wild Wings Teddy Bearfor my son. Woot Woot!!
We went to visit my Tia Diane yesterday and had
such a nice time. She is also an aspiring Photographer, so we talked Photography all day! That may seem boring to you, but it was so fun to me!! Thanks for showing us a good time last night; we should get together more often!
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.