10 years ago today was the day that I worked a special event that featured Olympic champion Evan Lysacek returning home to Naperville, IL, to accept a key to the city with his Dancing With the Stars partner Anna Trebunskya.
Seven years and two days ago, I snapped what remains one of my all-time favorite photos of Nathan. And it was purely by accident, too, that I took it.
Given Nathan's recently developed love of Harry Potter, it's only right that today's On This Day photo in Facebook for us is...
Nathan brought this to me the other day. I had no idea he had it. He wanted me to have it back because he knew it was mine when I was a kid.
Ten years ago today, I was in the midst of a Photo365 Challenge. One photo every day for a full year. I’m not sure if I finished it or not. I should really check into that.
So how cool would it be if my planned blog redesign involved this image...
Because I’m still not 100%, I’ve been working from home all week. This allows me the ability to play movies in the background while I work.
Tomorrow marks 10 years since my brother and I graduated from the City of Naperville (IL) Citizen Fire Academy. It was a very cool, multi-week introduction to life as a firefighter.
I was going through some downloads I did from JCPenney's photography studio and found this gem from a couple years ago.
I’ve always loved the attitude that Nathan us on full display in this photo from three years ago today wearing the wig that would become part of his Halloween costume later in the month.
It’s kinda amazing how far toys have come since I was a kid.
Okay, it’s not a very far Throwback — more like a bit of a Tossback — as these photos are only from last Thursday and a family trip we took to Medieval Times in Schaumburg, IL.
We went to the pool tonight to celebrate Christmas in July. Yes, they had a Santa and elves and reindeer and games and Christmas music and all that jazz.
As it’s both Independence Day here in the U.S. and a throwback Thursday, how about a couple old photos of Nathan and me from pat fireworks parties? I was hoping I had one of all three of us, but I don’t. Hmm...
Seeing as how Nathan is a full-fledged "little man" now and trying to get him to smile for the camera is like that episode of Friends with Chandler completely incapable of smiling for his engagement photos, I thought it might be nice to reflect back on Nathan's very first smile.
Seeing as how tomorrow is his last day as a Kindergartener, it seemed appropriate to spend this Throwback Thursday wishing this year didn’t go by so quickly.
As I finally got off my butt and bought my ticket for Sunday at Pitchfork Music Festival, which is securely stored in my Wallet app...
I ran out of cloud storage space in Dropbox years ago. The curse of low capacity and the unwillingness to pay for added space. So I don’t really go in the app much as a result.
Wanna see a really old picture of me? Here you go.
Approximately 10 years ago, Katie and I were downtown with her brother and his wife (girlfriend then) to attend a Rocco DeLuca and the Burden concert.
10 years ago yesterday, I snapped this pic...
We re-arranged our entertainment cabinet at home and, afterward, while sitting in the couch, the ever familiar dock connector end was shining out at me like a beacon.
Earlier this week marked the eighth birthday of my Hyundai Sonata.
Seven years ago, I was in line for my pretzel bagel and coffee at an Einstein’s Bagels when I saw a guy playing a banjo at another table.
Tonight, I’m throwing back five years to a family party at the house of one of Katie’s aunts and uncles. At this party, Nathan and his cousin Ava decided to take a turn at the piano.
I’m not sure how I came up with this idea but I thought a cool Throwback Thursday would be a look back at some of my earliest Macro Monday posts.
This past weekend, we took Nathan to the Polar Express as we have the previous three years. But going to this event made me reminisce about past Christmases and how Nathan has aged in that time.
No, not snowflake in the insipid “liberal snowflake!” sense of it all. I mean it a bit more ornamentally. Like, me at about age five. In a snowflake ornament that has seen better days.
Today, we bid a fond farewell to our home phone. Remember these? We all used to have them but more and more people do not anymore.
It's funny the stuff you find when you scroll back through your history on the web. No, I don't mean your browser history. Just the stuff that you do and record on places like Flickr.
At least I think these are from 1995. Maybe 1994. Perhaps 1996. But no earlier, nor any later.
I know I really stretch the envelope of how "Throwback Thursday" is defined with my posts. But I really don't care. To me, it's all about remembering something from the past; not just ruminating on an old photo that I took. I hope that's okay with you.
I found this great shot of a sunset near our home from eight years ago. According to the notes, it’s unfiltered with no alterations or color adjustments at all.
I got a call from Katie at work today and she told me, “Your son found your GameCube controller today.”
Eight years ago, Katie and I went on vacation to Disney World in Orlando. In addition to the Magic Kingdom, we also went to Animal Kingdom.