Well, it's been a few weeks, but I now present you with the triumphant return of Snippet Wednesday!
My buddy from across the pond, Dan of All That Comes With It, is involved in a pretty ambitious fundraiser called Hadrian's Walk. Basically it's a group of 60 people from around the world who will be walking the 60 mile span of the Hadrian's Wall Footpath in July in honor of Joseph Salmon who died in 2005 at the age of three. The money raised goes to help provide financial assistance to those who have lost a child. Right now, the crew behind this fundraiser have gotten nearly halfway to their goal and they need your help. Generously donated items such as buffs and t-shirts are available for purchase with proceeds going to the Joseph Salmon Trust and a raffle is also being held. If you have the opportunity and are interested in a very worthy cause, check it out.
One of the big deals right now in the area where I live is the discovery of a Bald Eagle's nest at a place called Mooseheart two towns south of me. I had to see this for myself, so I stopped off on Monday night on the way home from work to check it out. It's pretty cool. Sadly, due to the distance, I couldn't really get quite as close a shot as I would've liked and, because it was so far away, the focus is a little soft. But check it out anyway.
Can you believe that Willie Nelson cut his hair? Yikes! I never thought I'd see the day.
You may or may not have seen the Tweet last week, but the DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau some weeks back asked if they could use some of the photos I've taken of the area and posted on my Flickr account. I have no problem with it, so I zipped up some high-res copies and sent them over. Last week, they e-mailed me to say that they used one of my shots in their Visitors Guide. My shot is the speed limit sign on page 41. I received a pair of guides in the mail today and, on those, you can see where they gave me credit for the image. And the card included in the mailing said that more opportunities may be available in the future. I'm stoked. It's really flattering to have your photography recognized like this so, yes, any chance I get, I'll submit photos.
On the way home from work today, I was listening to a local college radio station, WONC FM 89.1 out of North Central College, when they played a sound bite from Ren & Stimpy meant to intro their 5 p.m. happy hour programming. Hearing Stimpy's voice made me reminisce about the heyday of great cartoons that were introduced when I was in high school. My freshman year marked the start of The Simpsons, sophomore year was Ren & Stimpy, and my senior year was Beavis & Butt-head. Oh man, those were some great years in cartoon programming. *Le sigh*
It felt really good to write up a Snippet Wednesday again. Sorry it took so long.