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Photo-A-Day #206 10/31/05

Posted by BenSpark on October 31, 2005

Ah, I think my laptop is begining to show its age. The screen is now shifting randomly from time to time. We shall see what becomes of this over time. Hopefully a new laptop or a fix to this will occur soon. Good thing I only have two more weeks of work before the wedding.

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Wild Turkey Flock

Posted by BenSpark on October 31, 2005

Okay so I didn’t take this actual picture but this morning as I was driving to work I went by a flock of wild turkeys and would have stopped to take the photo-a-day if I had the time. Maybe tomorrow or the next day if they were out again. There were about 15 of them all over this guys lawn. Wild Turkey Flock

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Bachelor Party

Posted by BenSpark on October 30, 2005

Last night was my Bachelor Party. It was great to see everyone. The four Groomsmen Neil, Derek, James and Ken. My Dad was there and so was my grandfather Andrew Sr. and my brother in-law Erik. My uncles Wayne, Murph, Dave, Fred and Rich were also there. Allison’s Dad and his friend Richie came down from New Hampshire. My cousins Nicholas and Justin came too. Uncle Paul D, Howard and Mr. K came out to have fun too. Then also Andy, Peter and Steve attended as well. Allison and Andrea came in to say hello and then spent the evening at the P.P. Mall doing some shoppping. Neil set up the evening at Dave and Buster’s in the Providence Place Mall. We had two pool tables that were set up for dining and we had a great buffet.

The bachelor did not go thirsty throughout the evening. Uncle Rich gave me a ton of tickets so I could shop for some fun stuff at the winners circle. I got some Nerds rope, a superball and a Red Sox bear. Uncle Wayne gave me a fantastic photo book of a bunch of old photos of me growing up as well as some photos from our hiking trips over the years. There are great memories, sayings, advice and captions throughout the book. Thanks so much! And I ended up with about 6 powercards that kept me playing all sorts of games till 2:00am.

Thanks to everyone who came out, some from some pretty decent distances. I appreciate the chance to have an evening to talk with everyone and have a good time. Dave and Buster’s was great, I actually ended up being there with a few of the diehards till about 2:00am when they closed. Then Neil took me home after a side trip to McDonald’s. Bickfords for early morning BREAKFAST just wasn’t feasible with so many people packing the parking lots.

Thanks again everyone for a great night.

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Photo-A-Day #205 10/30/05

Posted by BenSpark on October 30, 2005

Today Allison and I took a ride over to the Big apple to pick up a pie and some apples. They make hommade donuts here. They were making a fresh batch while we were there.

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Ed Emberley’s Halloween Drawing Book

Posted by BenSpark on October 29, 2005

When I was a kid I loved the Ed Emberley drawing books. I would always get them from the library. The other day I made a purchase through Amazon.com and saw that if I spent just a bit more I would get free shipping. So I saw on my Amazon.com Wish List that I had a couple of Ed Emberley books on it, so I added them to the order. They just arrived.

I used the Ed Emberley’s Halloween Drawing Book to make that black cat looking werewolf. Man, if I had had a computer and Photoshop and a scanner when I was 10 years old I can just imagine the fun I would have had with those books. Well, maybe my kids will enjoy them as much as I did, someday.

I have begun the Ed Emberley book collection for my future children. who knows maybe someday they can become talented artists.

The Collection now contains.

Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals
Ed Emberley’s Halloween Drawing Book
Ed Emberley’s Christmas Drawing Book

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Photo-A-Day #204 10/29/05

Posted by BenSpark on October 29, 2005

Halloween is coming up so here is a black cat for you. Actually I am headed out tonight with some friends and probably won’t be back before midnight to get the Photo-A-Day up. so Oliver volunteered to sit and stare at me for this picture. He’s good at just sitting and staring and then turning his head at the precise moment you want to take a picture.

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Photo-A-Day #203 10/28/05

Posted by BenSpark on October 28, 2005

I stopped off at Hopkinton State Park on the ride home today. I picked up my car from the Honda Dealership and stuck to the back roads home till I felt comfortable that the car would not crap out on me at all, but they did a great job on it. I stopped off here to take today’s Photo-A-Day, coming full circle, you know. I liked how these roots and the water looked against each other. One is hard and the other is yeilding but they mix well with each other. Both are mingled together in an interesting juxtaposition.

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Yahoo! Games – Downloads – Miller Beer Run

Posted by BenSpark on October 28, 2005

Maureen of We’re in a Fight found this fun little time waster. Yahoo! Games – Downloads – Miller Beer Run

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Photo-A-Day #202 10/27/05

Posted by BenSpark on October 27, 2005

I am in the Fargo North Dakota Airport, the Hector International Airport. I thought that this was an interesting looking plane. They have an aviation museum here on the grounds. I think this may be one of the earliest Photo-A-Day shots yet. I’m certainly up too early to be functional enough to take pictures.

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Photo-A-Day #201 10/26/05

Posted by BenSpark on October 27, 2005

I am in Fargo North Dakota today. So this week I knocked off two states from my state map. I’m not sure how many more I have to go to have visited all 50 but I think I am about halfway there. Got a great pin from this shop. You can see it in my Harley-Davidson Custom Shop Pin Gallery.

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