I’m a fan of the seed and nut family, as many can attest. I maintain a supply of them at my desk at work for the occasion of snacking, which comes regularly. There are also infinite jokes to be told that never get old: Hello everybody. I have brought my nuts for everybody to enjoy.… Continue reading Tastey Nuts
Feliz Día de los Muertos!
The main Halloween party we attended this year fell on the second Day of the Dead, November 2nd. As such, my wife had the fantastic idea to paint ourselves up as celebratory sugar skulls from the Mexican holiday. She went with the customary decoration of a beautiful sugar skull, complete with flowers and various stylistic… Continue reading Feliz Día de los Muertos!
A while back I wrote about getting my water pressure back from the PSI trolls. It turns out, I was too ignorant to know what real water pressure was like and misjudged my victory. So recently I set out to avenge this injustice. I contacted the local water company to have a look. I had… Continue reading HyrdoPower!
Microsoft Acquires SeaDragon: Photosynth Preview
Wow! I mean, really?!? Words cannot express this amazing (new-ish) technology. A picture is worth 1,000 words, and this technology brings together thousands of pictures in new and innovative ways. Perhaps we’re getting close to a proper expression now. I’m not going to attempt to rationalize or dissect this concept because I really don’t know… Continue reading Microsoft Acquires SeaDragon: Photosynth Preview
Oo-Lah-Lah, Spring’s Guffaw
Winter really didn’t have much of an icy grip this year. It is not unheard of to see a hearty snow in the middle of March, but I think the danger of that is over. Spring appears to be here to stay, if the Cherry trees, Flowering Pear, and Daffodils are to be believed. Per… Continue reading Oo-Lah-Lah, Spring’s Guffaw
Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker’s 30th Year
We attended the Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker’s 30th anniversary concert in Atlanta this past Friday. What a cool concert! The band put together some new renditions of some old songs – many from the Full Moon Fever album. My favorites included grandiose piano solos in place of some of the guitar solos we all… Continue reading Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker’s 30th Year
Tuesday Marks the Day
On Tuesday we really, really start the dog food experiment. We’ve delayed long enough and the energy that persuaded us to get into this was starting to wane.
Bird Watchers Digest \ BoingBoing A praying mantis (A.K.A. alien vessel from Neptune) was seen skewering a hummingbird by a young boy. This is not unheard of, though rarely photographed. Not only was this photographed, but it was done so with high-resolution equipment such is the norm in today’s backyards. Apparently, the mantis slashed out… Continue reading Praying Mantis
The Hall County Master Gardeners
As a family, we went to Gainesville’s garden tour this past weekend. It’s their fifth annual event, though only our first time attending. It was pretty interesting. I got to talk to a lot of gardeners that really knew their stuff. Their most helpful advice came from the 30-or-so years of experience most of them… Continue reading The Hall County Master Gardeners
An Early Morning in Canton
We woke up at 4:00am this [Saturday] morning to get to a hot air balloon launch in Canton, GA. Amy thought it would be a great photography opportunity, and none of us had ever seen anything like this in person. I was skepticle that any balloon launch would be at 6:00am, as the advertisement said… Continue reading An Early Morning in Canton