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Photo-A-Day #509 08/30/06

Posted by BenSpark on August 31, 2006

Today I went to Jasper, Indiana. Not my first time here either. In fact I was here in March of 2005. The German Place is called the Schintzelbank. It has a bunch of good food. I found my way here without much incident. I had two other guys following me on the road and I didn’t get us lost. I thought I was going to at first but things worked out. Last time I was here there was a big discrepancy in the time zones. I flew into Evansville, Indiana and then drove to Jasper, Indiana. Each was in a different time zone. Now they are in the same time zone. It really threw me off this trip.

Well, I’m not sure how they do it but TSA was able to pinpoint a small tube of hair gel in my bag under my electric razor and deodorant. They were very nice about it and gave me the option of checking my bags. I had the guy just toss it out. I’m glad they found it, makes me feel like they have a clue.

I started reading the next Kathy Reichs book: Fatal Voyage. The book begins with disaster recovery of a plane crash. I actually started reading the book on Saturday and had already gotten through many chapters in the story before the crash on Sunday. What I was reading about mirrored what I watched unfold in Lexington, KY. It was a bit surreal to say the least. Not much has had made me nervous about flying over these past 5 years. The Kentucky crash on Sunday was one of them.

I was asked how I can read a book with that subject matter written in such (graphic) detail. I guess, for me, reading about something is what it is, a story. I am now immediately sucked right into the story of each of these books. They are fascinating and interesting and suspenseful all at the same time.

While in the PVD airport I wrote a blog that I had neglected a couple of weeks back. If it s a recap of the day of sailing. I added it to that blog entry.

Day of Sailing

A Bonus Photo

Allison and I were just talking about hotels stepping up to help out travelers who have to get rid of their toiletries at the airport. We were talking about the problem of having to buy toiletries and then throwing them out. The next step that will help me out would be a packet like this of hair gel. Then I’d be set.

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Photo-A-Day #498b 08/19/06

Posted by BenSpark on August 30, 2006

Weird day for it but I just found this picture. My Dad had me take it on the front porch of the Cape house. This is Taylor sleeping on her spot on the front porch. She looked so relaxed and peaceful on a beautiful day.

Last night Dad, Tara, Erik, Allison and I watched Dirty jobs and Dad reminded me about this picture. I thought I had accidentally deleted it but I had not. In fact I meant to put it up but was using my grandfather’s computer and had so much trouble posting that I just saved it for later, then forgot about it.

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Photo-A-Day #508 08/29/06

Posted by BenSpark on August 30, 2006

Tonight Allison and I met Neil and Andrea for dinner at the Outlaw BBQ. This is a nice place for BBQ. We got our complimentary basket of Hush Puppies and then ordered another basket. These are the tastiest Hush Puppies around. We are spoiled when we go to other places because they just can’t match the goodness of these Hush Puppies. We had a good time. Andrea has lent Allison her old camera so we may be seeing photos from Allison in the future.

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Andrea Mosaic

Posted by BenSpark on August 29, 2006

I have found a program called Andrea Mosaic. It is pretty interesting. You can take a regular image and recreate it with a ton of small images. The program does this for you automatically and the program is free.

I used it to make the image above and then used photoshop to animate it. So it goes from the multiimage to the original.

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Posted by BenSpark on August 29, 2006

This is all of the videos from the Lost Experience compiled together.

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Pam and Jim

Posted by BenSpark on August 29, 2006

A promo for the Office featuring Pam and Jim. I hope things work out for these two. You know you want them to be happy. > The Office

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Photo-A-Day #507 08/28/06

Posted by BenSpark on August 28, 2006

Today I had an eye Dr. Appointment, a check up on the eye surgery and a new prescription for glasses. Then I ordered some glasses. I’m going to take my old glasses frames and get some new sunglasses made out of them. I still like them and they fit me well but it is time for a new look. So in 7 – 10 days when the new ones come in there will be a photo.

Today’s photo is of some miniature foxglove that is in the front of the house. It is one of the weeds that in years past were pulled. That is until Tara let them grow and we realized that they were actually some pretty flowers. This past Saturday Dad and I did a clean up of the side yard and part of the back yard. It looks great now.

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Happy Birthday Shelby

Posted by BenSpark on August 28, 2006

Happy Birthday Shelby!
Here is a bonus picture from the weekend of Taylor, Tara and Erik’s dog.
Keep watching.

This was cracking us up this weekend.

Update: Okay it cracked us up for 3 minutes because it was cute. Thought I’d share.

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Photo-A-Day #506 08/27/06

Posted by BenSpark on August 28, 2006

Today Allison and I rode to the Cape with Tara to visit with my sister Shelby and to see Sr. Bernadette and Fr. Felix. This photo was taken by Tara, yes we are a family of picture takers. Shelby’s birthday is tomorrow and we are pretty sure she has never had a birthday at home, they have all been on the Cape since we got the house there.

We spent the afternoon and well into the evening at the house, relaxing through the rainy day, reading napping, having some Paul’s Pizza and sharing a cake to celebrate Fr. Felix’s 50 years in the Friary. Allison and I showed Fr. Felix and Sr. Bernadette our wedding pictures and honeymoon scrapbook. It was nice to go through the pictures again.

Here are some Additional pictures we took at the house.

Me, Shelby and Tara

Dad and Shelby

Shelby, Mom & Tara

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Photo-A-Day #505 08/26/06

Posted by BenSpark on August 27, 2006

Tonight Allison and I went with Tara and Erik to the North Attleboro Girl’s 30th birthday at Tia’s on the Water in Boston. My sister Tara has 4 close friends who all turned thirty this year and to celebrate they reserved some patio space at Tia’s and had a party. It was a very nice time and fun to see everyone. Pictured are Tara, Renee, Kristy, Elizabeth, and Beth.

Also Boston is showcasing Cows on Parade and I got a few pictures. Names are not actual cow names just what I called them.

Fish Cow

Lighthouse Cow

Fruit Stripe cow

Sunflower Cow with Tara, Elizabeth and Allison

Where’s the Beef

Moon Fantasy Cow

Yoga Cow


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