Posts Tagged: photos

Go Ahead and Play Project Photos

A slide-show of photos of many of the piano’s from the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana’s “Go Ahead and Play” Project. Now that the pianos are out and about through the downtown area, check out some photos of the various artist’s work. And visit the pianos while you’re out at GenCon or IndyFringe this weekend.

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Park 16 Apartment Fire

This evening, fire broke out in the “Park 16” apartments being build at 16th and Broadway Avenue in Indianapolis, a few blocks from our house. We ran up the street to take photos, and were able to get remarkably close. The Park 16 Apartment complex (formerly called Caravelle Commons) was controversial, which I wrote about

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The Waltimate

Hamburger, onion, cheese, lettuce, bacon, peanut butter, jalepenos. From Red Lion Grog House in Fountain Square This is my very favoritest burger ever. You’d think peanut butter and jalepenos would be terrible, but it’s DELICIOUS.

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Current Knitting Project: Doctor Who Scarf

I’m really in love with the way this scarf is looking. It took me a bit of trial and error to get the colors right; they don’t match the original perfectly (the purple should be more red, the green more brown-ish and the brown should be more orange), but they do balance well together the

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Garden Cart

Garden cart – another cart project in the works. We assembled this cart so Stephanie can use it to deliver the neighborhood newsletter. Also because it’s really cool, like a red wagon on steroids.

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Mostly finished bike cart

I haven’t decided yet quite how to create "sides" – whether to use wooden slats, to use lawn chair webbing, or to just get cargo nets and bungee cords to stretch over what I might want tote. I think I’ll wait until spring to make that decision, as the weather is changing and making it

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We totally put this flag on the mailbox

We did a bunch of cleaning and repair work at the rental house over the weekend. We had thought we were done, but the property manager came back with a big fat list of stuff they wanted done before they would agree to list the house. So back over there we went to knock out

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Super Hero Cape

This is one of my current knitting projects – super hero capes for kids. I’m making at least three and possibly four of them; two red, (for Superman and Supergirl) one blue (Batgirl) and one white with gold trim (oh Mighty Isis), for some small folks I know. I started Saturday and made significant progress

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All Caught Up

I spent the weekend editing and uploading my entire backlog of photos since November. I’v been perpetually several months behind since we went to England last year and I had the overwhelming backlog of photos to deal with. It took me practically the entire two days, but my Flickr photostream is now up to date.

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Striped garter-stitch length-wise scarf

Finished up this striped garter-stitch scarf knit length-wise. This is going to be one of my favorites to wear this winter; it’s made of Jo Sharp Tweed, which makes it really warm but also soft with lots of texture. It matches my favorite big brown wool coat, too. Because it’s knit the long way, it

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Destination: Iowa

After getting back from Boston, we’re out the door again heading to Iowa for a family wedding. As always, we have a house sitter when we’re out, so stalkers and burglars beware. It will be nice to visit Iowa in spring weather; nice lighting for photos.

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I like

Nice colors. I especially love them because they would get rid of a whole bunch of clutter in our cupboards. Alas, I don’t think I can talk Stephanie into it.

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Questions & Answers

Question from a friend: How risqué are we allowed to get with these questions? 😉 Oh, what the heck. As risqué as you want. Bring it, baby! I say that now, but watch me get bashful when you actually ask them. Anon Question from Formspring: If you could spend three days (two nights) anywhere in

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Question: Have you bought any clothing in the last week?

Yes, I’m hunting around for things to write about, and picking random questions from the internet. My friend Matt has been doing a 30 day blogging project, and I was sort of interested in doing something similar except not the same. Possibly something that makes no sense. And that doesn’t obligate me to write everyday

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Car door iced shut

Signs of the Icepocalypse 2011. We managed to chip through it to start the cars. But we’re due to get more, so we’ll see. Working from home today.

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New leg warmers

My ankles are always cold in the winter, so I’m whipping up another pair of leg warmers to wear over my socks. I plan to make several pairs of these this winter so I can rotate.

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Repaired Stair

The finished stair. Nice and sturdy. Eventually, we’ll have Carl come back and repaint all the stairs in a color more suited to our walls.

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What’s under the stairs

Once Carl had opened up the stairs, I realized there was a hidden space under them that wasn’t really accessible from anywhere else. Cool! Sadly, there was no secret treasure there.

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More stairs repair

This time we’re having a stair in the main staircase repaired; it tilted forward and caused guest to slip and fall on the stairs. We were used to it, but it was a problem when we had people over. To fix the stair, Carl had to pull out out pull it out and build up

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Barkley McBarkerson

Spike has turned up the volume on telling the neighbors to stay away from his yard lately. He’s making my “he’s so low maintenance” claims out to be false, the little goofball. I know he’s going to turn eight this month, but he’s too young to turn into a grouchy old man yelling at the

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365 unclutter – item 1

Item number 1 – an old jacket I never wear because the pockets are too shallow and my keys fall out. New home – Goodwill. Entering the “A Thing a Day Challenge” at Unclutterer.

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Who does this look like?

The actually photo is of Lewis Powell, one of the Lincoln assassination conspirators. The photo was taken in 1865. But I swear the man looks like an actor I’ve seen in a movie or TV show somewhere just recently. I want to say it was something historical – like a Jane Austen movie, or something

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Perez Hilton – not skinny

Just for reference, this is a photo of Perez Hilton with my friend Jonathan (Jonathan is on the right) in Miami in 2007. Just to put this story about Perez Hilton’s skinny t-shirt in perspective. The fact that he has done some dieting in the past three years doesn’t entitle him to police other people’s

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Bircham Windmill, Norfolk Lavender and Hunstanton

Today, we visited the Bircham Windmill – a real working windmill and farm in Norfolk. We climbed up five stories to the top of the windmill and I took tons of photos. Mom even climbed all the way to the top, and she’s very afraid of heights. We also watched sheep being milked, chickens running

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Johnny Weir Skating Clinic at IWSA

Back at the end of April, Stephanie was able to participate in a skating clinic conducted by Olympic Skater Johnny Weir, sponsored by the Indiana/World Skating Academy. It was downtown at the Pan Am Plaza rink where Stephanie takes lessons and often skates. Johnny did different sessions for different skill levels, and then went through

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Wheel of Fortune Tryouts

Last weekend, there were Wheel of Fortune tryouts locally, and Stephanie and our friend Melissa decided to go see if they could get on the show, and I tagged along to take photos. This is definitely Stephanie’s game show – she’s very good at it. Watching the show with her is fun, if a bit

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Super Swirl Scarf Pattern

This is a pattern that was handed out free at Mass Ave. Knit Shop. I took a photo because the print copies were all gone. Three balls of cotton (300 yards or so). Needles: Size 7 or 8 Cast on 22 stitches. Row 1: Knit Row 2: K 8, turn and knit back. Row 3:

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At Yack Arena

Watching the ice dancing competition and waiting for Stephanie’s competition. (in Wyandotte, Michigan.) She passed her Bronze moves in the field test this morning, so she’s really excited. She’s been working hard on the test requirements for the last several months, so this is quite a validation of her work. I’m really proud of her.

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On the road again

Headed to Michigan to visit our friends Dan and Melissa and to go to Stephanie’s skating competition in Wyandotte, MI. Left the pooch home with our petsitter for this trip; too far for the little dude. Stephanie is also testing for her bronze moves in the field.

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365 project – Day 12: Stephanie’s Scarf

I’m absolutely in love with this one – a scarf I’m making for Stephanie in two different varigated yarns, alternating rows, in a rib pattern that I got from Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s site. I finally got settled down with all the indecision about what new project I was going to try, and all the thought I

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365 project – Day 10: Knitting at Home

I dithered back and forth about what new yarn to use and what new stitch pattern to try, until I drove myself nuts. Stephanie’s not feeling well, and I don’t feel great either, so I opted for comfort, and grabbed scrap yarn and the Roku remote. I’ve been watching Season 2 of MI:5 and knitting

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365 project – Day 5: The Happy Hank Experiment

Today, we’re going to test out this monkey present I got from Stephanie’s niece for Christmas. He supposedly grows to 600% his current size Here’s all the terms of service and such. It takes 10 whole days for him to grow, so we’ll have to come back to see what he looks like. He sure

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365 project – Day 4

The view from my window at work. BRRRRRR. I hate leaving the house in cold weather. When does spring roll around? Oh, wait, we have a lot to do before then. Like prepping for our trip to England. We’re taking my mom to see my sister and her kids. Should be fun. Dunno how I’d

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365 project – Day 3

D’oh! I forgot to take a photo. But this is why it’s about setting a goal, not making a resolution — I’m not going to make it a habit if I stop now that I’ve blown the perfect record. (And so early in the game, too!) I spend a good chunk of the day getting

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365 project – Day 2

I remembered at the end of the day that I was trying to learn this new habit of taking a photo every day – so I quickly snapped a picture of Stephanie while she sat at her computer. I’ll do my best to avoid a lot of “quick take a photo” moments.

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365 project – Day 1

Anti-choice protesters (forced birth advocates) outside my neighbor’s house on New Year’s Day. My neighbor works for Planned Parenthood. Yeah, in our residential neighborhood. In front of my house. MF assholes. They spent an hour shouting obnoxious statements and disturbing the peace.

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Farewell, 2009 (a year in pictures)

Try JibJab Sendables® eCards today! We had a pretty calm but eventful year in 2009. I spend a chunk of January getting our staircase room painted, and we also stripped the wallpaper and painted a bedroom at Stephanie’s rental house. I also went back on a walk through of my former home at 2165 N.

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Lamb Brains

Taken with my camera phone at a yard sale in Herron-Morton Place. I didn’t have time to compose the shot because Stephanie didn’t care for the can at all and really wanted me to put it down and get in the car. But I couldn’t let it go, so I bought the can so I

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Coca Cola Bottling Plant

This former Coca-Cola bottling plant complex was built in 1931, with updates in 1940 and 1949. The exterior is faced with glazed terracotta tile while the interior has travertine walls. The buildings are now used as a public school bus facility.

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Economic Meltdown Articles of Interest

There are a couple news items about the economy that I found to be tremendously helpful. I’ve linked to them from one or another of my links posts, but it’s very much worth it to pull them out and highlight them, because knowledge is power, and more average people need a really good understanding of

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So… what would the opposite of koumpounophobia be?

Why do I ask? No reason, really. Ahem. I’m really looking forward to Coraline hitting theaters! (My weird obsession with buttons started when I was a little kid. The pillowcases my grandmother made had tiny button closures, and I would play when them while falling asleep. It’s a comfort thing.)

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Painting the Staircase Room

Painting the staircase room. This room really needed a good paint job, but we haven’t had a chance yet in the 2 and 1/2 years we’ve been in the house. We decided to rearrange some furniture so the room is empty temporarily. So I got up the gumption to start covering up the very boring

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Voted early

I don’t always vote straight party, but I did this time. I knew who all the down party people were for the most part, and the few I didn’t know I looked up before I went. The lines were quite long, but the moved very quickly in the city-county building. Very much worth it to

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Meteor Crater

Pretty big hole in the ground. Formed 50,000 years ago when a 150 foot-long meteor hit the ground. The crater is 3/4 miles across.

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Impromptu Ikea Trip

Stephanie and I were invited to show our art car at a show in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend, and our original plans were to take advantage of that offer. But Spike seemed to be having so much trouble that we decided to stay home Friday night. It was the right decision, because he needed

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Recent Photo Sets

As promised, several sets of photos recently taken. Indianapolis Indians vs. Durham Bulls Monument Circle Photo Walk I went with local photographers I met recently on a photo walk around the circle. Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk The Indianapolis location was Massachusetts Avenue; there were about 40+ photographers. I managed to accidentally underexpose my photos

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Random News from Home

Friday was Stephanie’s birthday, so I took a lot of pictures. While were were hanging out outside Barcelona Tapas talking, I took a bunch of pictures at the Corner of Alabama and Ohio Street. We spent all day Sunday putting more bottle caps on the car. Last night we went to see the Indianapolis Indians

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Damn, where’d all my free time go?

I’m sitting here making out our “To Do” list for this weekend, which includes: Putting together new treadmill discarding non-functioning television putting loads of stuff on ebay or craigslist. taking all the recycling to the recycling center laundry, laundry & more laundry Garrett’s birthday Church on Sunday Visit the rental house & install locks and

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Tibbs Drive-In

Saturday night fun. We took Phoebe to see WALL-E at the drive-in theater tonight. Other than the drive-in at Roswell, I haven’t been to a real drive-in theater since I was a little kid. Lots of fun.

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Back home again in Indiana

We spent the last couple of days in Toronto doing some low-key stuff. I was pretty tired after doing so much walking around every day all day. We did do some shopping in the Church-Wellsley area (the gayborhood) and we took the subway to Canadian Tire and such. Stephanie loves the subway, but I really

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Shoe Museum and Honest Eds

Saturday, Stephanie and I hopped on the Subway and went West on Bloor to see the Shoe Museum. Yes, a whole museum just dedicated to the history of footwear. It was fun, but I wish there were some exhibits on modern styles of shoes, instead of how each culture’s footwear evolved. There were totally no

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Niagara Falls, China Town & Kensington Market

Thursday we drove to Niagara Falls to site-see, which was fun. I really had a much different picture in my head of what the falls were like, most from the show “Wonderfalls” which I want to see again now that I’ve been there. It was overcast on the drive there, but cleared up when we

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Photos from Wednesday in Toronto

See the whole photo set from Day 3 of our Honeymoon in Toronto. Photo Collection: Wedding and Honeymoon Photos Steve and Harold, our witnesses (and we were theirs, too!) Us with our wedding certificate. Surprise Moose Appearance!

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Just Married

Stephanie and I got married on Saturday. I would have blogged about it at the time, but for some reason, I had big bundle of gladiolas in my arms and no access to a keyboard. (How’d that happen?) I picked gladiolas for my bouquet because they’re what my Grandma Mineart carried in her wedding, and

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Christmas lawn decor

There are a couple of photos I’d like to take this year that I’ve missed in past holiday seasons. The first is of a nativity scene at a church somewhere on the north side of Indianapolis. I’ve driven past several years in a row, and noted that the way the scene is set, the three

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Blast from the Past

Normally when I upload a bunch of older photos to my flickr account, I turn off the splice between my flickr account and my RSS feeds, so those who read my blog via a feed reader don’t get a massive influx of my photos in my feed. However, last night, I forgot to do that.

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Photos from Dan’s Birthday Cruise

See the whole set of photos Here are a couple of highlights: Miami from the Air Setting Sail In Jon and Carolyn’s stateroom Dan, Me, Stephanie at La Te Da’s in Key West The gang at the Southernmost Point of the US Doug winning at Trivia Dan the birthday boy and his birthday cake Mayan

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Our Wedding Locations

You may or may not know this already, but Stephanie and I are getting married on May 31, 2008. Last week we visited our planned locations to take photos and reserve them. We’re getting married in Great Oak Commons Park in our neighborhood, Old Northside, about a block away from our house. It’s a pretty

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Big Things Photos – Back up and Running

My “Big Things” photo galleries are back up and running, finally, after some coding goofiness. In going through all the new photos, I realized I have hundreds of new ones to put online; I’m further behind on this project than I thought. But I have much easier ways to get them online, so that’s good.

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2006 Year In Review

You can see a lot of what we did in 2006 just by looking at my Flickr photos sets, but here are the highlights. 1. Stephanie and I bought a house and moved into it together. Considering that we were just talking about moving in together at the beginning of last year, and we hadn’t

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Flickr Photo Pools for Indianapolis

Old Northside – Indianapolis http://www.flickr.com/groups/oldnorthside/ Indianapolis, Indiana http://www.flickr.com/groups/indianapolis/ Indianapolis http://www.flickr.com/groups/37996589023@N01/ indianapolis adventure http://www.flickr.com/groups/indianapolisadventure/ Flickr Lovers of Indianapolis http://www.flickr.com/groups/indy-flickr/

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Flickr fussiness

Flickr has been really fussy lately about uploading photos, which is ticking me off quite a bit. I’ve been trying to upload batches of photos, but it won’t take large uploads. So I’ve been reduced to sending them one at a time, and even then it doesn’t always capture the whole image. Grrrr.

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Spike Helps Out

Spike helps me build the console table for our entryway. He’s so helpful. He also helped with my taxes, and the paperwork for my house sale. What a great dog. See the pictures on Flickr.

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Imagine a World

B Tal captured this photo at the New England Holocaust Memorial. Imagine a World “Ilse, a childhood friend of mine, once found a raspberry in the camp and carried it in her pocket all day to present to me that night on a leaf. Imagine a world in which your entire possession is one raspberry

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Moving Photos

Various pictures of moving activities. Photos of May 2006 on Flickr Pod Arrival Huckleberry hiding under packing materials Annabelle hiding under packing materials pictures of the painting

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Painting the New House

Flickr Photoset of our painting projects in the new house. I have to finish up the set with the completed “after” shots, but you can get a good idea of how much we got done this past weekend.

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My Favorite Flickr Photo Pools

In the Fringe > Alternative category, Flickr has some really funny and interesting photo pools — which anyone and everyone can contribute photos to. Here are some of my favorites, which I subscribe to through the pools’ rss feeds. Adventures with Monkeys Photo Pool I contribute a lot of pictures to this pool — people

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Photos of the Black Civil Rights Movement

The Birmingham News discovers in its archives dozens of old, previously unpublished photographs from the black civil rights movement. Very cool. Check out the pictures of the freedom riders, and also see the protests at Birmingham high schools when black students enrolled. This is the kind of stuff that people need to see to understand

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Giant Shoes

Cool, a new big thing for me to photograph: Giant basketball shoes being placed around Indianapolis. Update – I caught a photo of one of these; will have them up soon.

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Working on Fireplace Tiles

For the past couple days, I’ve been working on stripping the paint and crap off the fireplace tiles and fireplace surround in my living room. See my flickr photo set for pictures of the project. My dad, as a Christmas present for me, crafted the fireplace mantel you see in the pictures. He found two

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My Photo Galleries

So, I have this dilemma about the photo galleries I have on my site, and what to do with them going forward. I’ve had them ever since I got a digital camera in 1999, and since then they’ve been a major feature of my site, although it’s one I never managed particularly well. My Big

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T-shirt Challenge Revisited

A while back I decided, since I have way too many t-shirts (over 100), I would wear all of them without repeating, and photograph each one. I didn’t get too far into the project before photographing all of them became too much to keep up with. I’ve still be cycling through them, and I have

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Weekend Update: King Kong at IMA

Stephanie and I saw King Kong with Dan and Doug, Josh, and David and Garrett on the Terrace at the IMA. It was great fun; the sound was much better than in the past, and I love seeing movies with Dan and Doug; I haven’t done that much recently, and I miss it. I spent

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June Photos — Stephanie gets a hair cut!

[edit needed: update photos] I adore her new hair cut. I think it looks amazing. She’s still getting used to it. She donated her long hair to Locks of Love. [correct link/photos/2005/06.30_june/index.html] Check out my other photos to see my neighbor’s yard sign — the one about Patrice Abduallah, our City-county council representative, who’s not

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Nice Try, Though

Sometimes a building’s architectural style is so identified with its original business that it’s hard to shake the association, even when the business is long gone. Here’s a photo gallery of bad building conversions around Indianapolis. Let us know about the ones you’ve spotted around town… This Indian Restaurant on east 38th Street doesn’t disguise

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Indianapolis Aerial Photography

Using Indianapolis’ official City website, Indygov.org, you can view maps of Indianapolis much like mapquest, and aerial photographs dating back to 1935 that allow you to view the whole city and also to zoom in close to see, for example, the roof of your house. The initial view of Indianapolis shows a map with a

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Not Fooling Anybody – Photo site

A photo gallery of bad architectural store front conversions. This is great. I think there are a few of these in Indianapolis, so now I have a new photo collection hobby to take up, right after Big Things, bizarre stuff, places I’ve lived, graffiti & murals (not yet posted) and the all new Dangerous Intersections.

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New Photos

In the house section of my site, I added up to date pictures of my living room including the electric work, mudding and taping, painting the ceiling and painting the walls. Other photos I added to the house section: some photos of the flowerbeds in the front yard from various times this summer, pictures of

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September 20th, 2002

Everybody seems to be remarking on the 1-year anniversary of the tornado that struck Indianapolis. I tend to remember the date because it was day I learned that my cat Idgie was dying. I had to have her put to sleep the next day. I sat down today with Dru and Huck and Annabelle and

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House Painting

The guys started work on my house today – repairing siding and scraping paint, which will go on for the first week or so, while they do the prep work before painting. I’m so excited about it, that I almost went home for lunch to see what they have done so far. But I decided

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Mildred’s House of Signage

Tracy Jo Seneca has been roaming the streets of Chicago with a camera in search of interesting, unusual and strange signs. My favorite so far: The Mexican Pagoda Sign. Kind of reminds me of a restaurant here in Indianapolis called the “Oriental Smorgasbord.” Also, Rosario’s Italian Sausage, where the pigs just happily jump into the

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Doggie News

Spike went to the vet today. He got his first shot, and he got flea medicine. He also got some gluecose, because he has low blood sugar, which is common for tiny doggies. That’s why they shiver even when it’s not cold. He just has to have glucose three times a day at meals. Fortunately,

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My Precious New Baby

Tonight after work I get to bring my brand new puppy Spike home. I think I have everything ready. We’ve got: kennel, baby gates, collar, leash, tie-up line for outside, puppy chow, canned puppy food, puppy biscuits, training treats, nylabones, chew bones, a kong toy, a stuffed hippo, a brush, a fine-tooth comb, puppy shampoo,

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My cat Idgie is very sick

My cat Idgie is very sick. It appears from x-rays that she had kidney stones. She’s staying at the vet’s tonight, and tomorrow we have to have another x-ray to make sure that’s what the problem is. If so, I may have to have her put to sleep.

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House Photos

I just finished updating all of my photo galleries: both the regular gallery , and the house photos. I finished the thumbnail pages so you can see all the photos in a section at once, then click for the large photo. I was a bit behind (6 months) on doing that! UPDATE: I later took

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Viva Las Vegas!

Wow. So that was Las Vegas. Wow. And I didn’t lose much money. Cool. This was a great trip! I didn’t think I’d care for Vegas because it’s so artificial, but I LOVED it. Hello! We went for a friend’s wedding and stayed at Circus Circus. I went with Dan and Douglas, and we spent

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house hunting

So, I saw the house and took photos and made an offer on it. I’m not going to put any of the photos on the site yet, because every time I do that, I find out I’m not getting the house. This time I’m waiting until I know more, which may be awhile. In the

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My Photos

I’ve been updating and posting my entire photo galleries over the last few days. With the exception of three new galleries (work, places I’ve lived, around Indy) everything is out there and everything is new. Check them out. UPDATE: I’ve since relocated my photos to Flickr, with selected photos of them posted here occasionally.

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