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January 29th, 2013

Well I haven’t used this guy in forever. It’s been (over) two years to be exact. And 2013 is flying by all ready. I can’t believe it’s the 29th all ready. January is gone pretty much. It has had some crazy weather. I’m curious to see what February and the rest of 2013 will bring.

Some Photos (mostly Panoramas) from my trip with Cameron out West

March 9th, 2011

These pictures are mostly from Bryce, Zion and the Grand Canyon

Time for a new hairdo

December 14th, 2010

I was chilling with Abe (that is short for Ag Bug) yesterday wondering what to do. He was pretty restless himself. He was tooling around with the idea of sporting a new ‘do. I helped him out. I was particularly enthusiastic when he said “Give me a fucking Mohawk!” That’s all it took and away I went with my clippers and razor.

More Panoramas

September 9th, 2010

Red Bull Flugtag wasn’t terribly exciting but still made for a good way to kill some time. It coulda been worse but coulda been better too.

The Stephen Udvar-Hazy Museum was pretty awesome though.
I really wasn’t taking pictures but decided to take some and make more panoramas. Enjoy.

Space Shuttle Test Vehicle with no engines and fake thermal tiles

The Space Shuttle hangar from the gangway

P-40 Warhawk and F4U Corsair greet you when you get in

F4 Phantom and other modern aircraft. Joint Strike Fighter F-35 off to the left.

Enola Gay's behind and other WWII planes

The Lockheed "Connie" Constellation

Concorde and other civilian planes

Inbound flight to Dulles


August 13th, 2010

I tried to not just take boring normal pictures. Sadly, it’s harder to see if your test image was under or overexposed on the tiny LCD when the sun is blasting you.  Not too bad though.  Made for some cool pics.  Too bad the panorama from the port came out as screwed up as it did.  I also am working on one from inside the church closer to the altar. I doubt I’ll be able to save it though :(

Click on the image for larger versions.

View of Hotel Frontenac from Quebec Citadel walls

Hotel Frontenac from Citadel hill

View from Port Vieux in Quebec

Overexposed Montmorency Falls

Crazy blue Sainte Anne Beaupre

Overexposed Exterior of Sainte Anne Beaupre

Interior of Sainte Anne Beaupre

Back in the saddle again…er for a second or two

June 28th, 2010

I had a blast at Mike Budde’s Wedding.

On the party bus with fellow bridal party person Julie

Take one down pass it around, one less bottle of Champagne in the cooler...

I may not remember everything but it was a grand ole time.

I know I made an impression with my dancing when at the brunch the day after the wedding everyone goes, “Hey there’s the Dancer!!” Yikes or Hooray.

Rocking the dance floor with Laura B. So good I can dance without balance or my eyes open.

Apparently it was time for the crap clip on tie to come off...

If I ever get ahold of more incriminating evidence I’ll be sure to pass it on before burning it.

IM Kickball is going on. We won our first game today.  I have impeccable form.

'Bout ready to send'er into orbit!!

Just look at me ready to strike!

At least I manage to keep my shoes on…

Carson losing a shoe on his kick. Strike one.

My roommate Carson wasn’t so lucky.  I feel like this si something that Chris would do. Not really a knock against you CDK, but I know I’ve seen you only do this about a million times.

(if I ever get my act together I’ll fix the column width so the dang pictures don’t fly off the sides so dang much, but they ain’t serving snow cones in Hell yet so don’t hold your breath on that.)

No rest for the wicked

February 28th, 2010

Let me see…So last weekend was the Freezing 5k. It was a race to benefit the American Cancer Society. It was a nice day for a run. The temps were in the high 30s and the sun was out. I ran the ~5k in 18:58. I was busting my butt and am pretty happy with that time. Then it was off to do timing for the womens Big Ten swimming and diving championship. That didn’t happen since they had too many volunteers. So another friend of mine just went the pizza and beer place that we always go to on Fridays early.

Saturday was a party one of the guys organized with the women’s club lacrosse team. We had a good time. We didn’t really mingle a whole bunch with the girls though. It was kinda funny. It was water and oil doing some mixing. General shenanigans ensued.

This week I went to a HS in Fairland Indiana and did a little module showing kids about visual analytics. That is supposed to be what our lab does. It beat being in lab. But now I have to catch up on that work.

Friday was a long day. I was up at 530 to go and lift at the gym. After doing that and being at school all day I went back to the gym since I was shamed into actually swimming since I really hate that. It was good to get back in the water. I quit a little earlier than the others because I was cramping up. The girl who I was swimming with commented that she can see how since I don’t stick my face in the water. My back and left leg always cramps due to the way I “swim.” Then it was a quick ride home to shower and head out for pizza and beer.

Saturday started out with a workout. Then a party was planned and party supplies were purchased. Then partying was done.
No rest for the wicked.

I made the Triclub front page!

February 12th, 2010

And I look like a moron!
Go and check it out before it disappears into history!

Nether Region Nearly Nakedness

February 10th, 2010

Dare to Bare: Go Ice Skating in as little clothing as one desires.The Captain terrorizes the rink

Ah Good times. And afterwards the Captain celebrated with some Irish Coffee and an Irish Car Bomb!

This weekend I get to look forward to seeing Jesus Christ Superstar on Friday night. Followed by going out with some friends to celebrate the finishing up of some qualifying exams. Next Thurs and Friday I’ll help out for the Big Ten Swim Meet here at Purdue and do some timing of events.

I just realized also that I’ve had my car damn nigh 6yrs! It was Super Bowl Sunday 2004 that I got in the wreck in the Jetta coming back from Christine’s after skiing for the first time. Well 6yrs and 60k miles later I’m in a very different place…although it is still cold this time of year. Until Next Time young listener….

Post Weekend Update

January 31st, 2010

The etiquette dinner was really good.  I learned quite a lot. Here is a tidbit: don’t buy thank you cards on the outside, because what are you going to write on the inside then? I found that interesting.

After the etiquette dinner I met up with some friends at the typical beer and pizza joint.  It looked like it was going to be an early night but instead it turned out that I went with Cameron to a bar to hear a band. We ended up running into some other triathlon people that rarely come out so we ended up partying it up with them.

Nick & Sunshine listening to the Green Room ROckers at the Riverside Sports Bar and Music Center

Nick & Sunshine listening to the Green Room ROckers at the Riverside Sports Bar and Music Center

Saturday was the Michael Jackson party.  It was a pretty good time.  I think I succeeded in my costume. There was also a slight variation to the game Pin the Tail on the Donkey.  All in good fun!

Whodathunk! A white Michael Jackson

Whodathunk! A white Michael Jackson

Kids these days! I swear!

Kids these days! I swear!