Vacations & Holidays 2011
In case you didn't figure out the picture yesterday, that was legendary baseball manager Casey Stengel. He was wearing the number 37, a nod to my 37th birthday. That was why I posted it.
To you and yours, have a happy Thanksgiving.
Please enjoy it safely.
It only took me nearly a month, but I finally got off my lazy butt and uploaded the photos taken during our San Francisco trip on my D-SLR.
Yeah, I know it's bad to be such a slacker considering I'm such a photo freak. But iPhoneography has made me far too dependent on having a web connection built into my camera. Oh well. Maybe my Sony will grow a 3G chip.
One of the coolest things about being so into online communities is when you have the opportunity to meet some of these people IRL ("in real life" for those not in the know). And that happened today with some fellow Instagram (IG) users from the Instagrammers Naperville group.
As most of you know, I love and worship Halloween. And, in recent years, I've been nothing but disappointed by the neighborhood kids and their lack of support for my most favoritest of holidays.
I'm still in shock that Katie and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary. How do 10 years pass so quickly and feel like something you'd want to relive over and over again?
I love you, hon. Here's to the next 10 years and oh so many beyond that.
Happy belated birthday, U.S.A.!
How is it possible that you can do so much over the course of a holiday weekend and yet feel like you've done next to nothing?
Here's a breakdown of the laundry list of things we did over the Memorial Day weekend:
Hey all. Sorry for my MIA status lately, but I do have a mighty fine reason! I was on vacation for about a week and a half and tried my darnedest to avoid online access since it cost boku money on my cruise ship.
Yep, you read that right... cruise ship.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
If there could ever be a holiday that comes close to comparing to Halloween in its sheer cool factor, it would be today.
I know today is supposed to be a Snippet Wednesday, but I'm going to forego that for now so I can wish a happy birthday to my lovely wife.
I wouldn't be the man I am today without you.
Happy birthday, hon.
I love you with all my heart.
I'm not very good at spreading the love for special events and holidays on my blog. Sometimes I remember, but most times I don't.
I think I remembered Thanksgiving and Fourth of July this past year, but did squat on Christmas. I dunno why it is, but it is.
Yesterday, I completely forgot about the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day remembrance. Now that I think about it, I don't believe I've ever really used my blog to pay homage to one of the greatest civil rights leaders in the history of humanity. Considering I like to think of myself as a student of history and social studies and a big proponent of equality regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc., this is pretty sad.
Disclaimer #1: I know this has been written about many times already, but I'm weighing in late. Tough.
Disclaimer #2: This is about sports. Although I try to make it understandable for all, if you're not a sports fan, you may not want to read.
Disclaimer #3: This is not a slam against the Seattle Seahawks. Not at all. Really. Just a rant about a broken system
If you're an NFL fan, then you probably had an interesting weekend's worth of wildcard playoff games to watch. Ravens trounce the Chiefs, Packers eke it out against the Eagles, perennial powerhouse Colts lose, defending Super Bowl champion Saints bite it. Wow, it was a fun one.
Happy New Year everyone! To help welcome in 2011, here's our list of top movies of 2010:
10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 1
7. True Grit
6. Easy A