Sunday, November 23, 2008

Stereotypical Assumption

Trees are green, the world is round, motorcycles have two wheels...Stereotypical assumptions, they really get my goat. I'm gonna try disprove them as they come along and here's a first. The next time someone tells you trees are green, point them here.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Dog Days of Summer

This is a collection of pics i took this summer at the lake nearby. Unlike the ancient greek traditions, the Yanks, don't believe in dog sacrifice to appease Sirius, the dog star. The only stars being appeased are their four legged friends who are out frolicking.




Butt Cracks are not uncommon here in the south, even the dogs don't spare you

Sharing is having what the other dog has...

...even if it means you've to walk funny.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Aviation urinals

Signs over urinals have been around, but low manifold pressure? Really? Isn't that caused by a vacuum? Check this one out at 82J, Ferguson Airport, Pensacola.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Jack O'Lantern... My first.

It is my first 'real' Halloween, and what better way than to spend it with an all-American family carving a pumpkin. It was tons of fun, and i got a little carried away towards the end trying to enhance the eyes on my bumpkin head. But as Beth and Ash kept re-assuring me, there's no such thing as an ugly pumpkin. And boy, those pumpkin seeds are 'tasty', aren't they Jimmy?

Jimmy was at it like a pro, his Irish ego made sure he picked the most complicated design, his American ways made sure his Jack O'lantern kept up with the times

Here's what the Pumpkins turned out to be. Mine a little more traditional along side Jimmy's state-of-the-art design. Beth was right after all, there's no such thing as an ugly pumpkin, just scary ones.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Time Warp

It's 1943 and America had the ration system. Who would have ever thought? This little grocery store was a one-stop-shop complete with an in-house post office.

Somebody should bring retro back. Kelloggs boxes looking cooler than they ever did.

Nestle's Crunch? 1943? The first time I saw it was a whole 50 years later.

Beef Stew: a dime and 4 ration points. Heinz Apple sauce: 11¢ and 2 ration points.
A glimpse of the 15¢ price tag on a pack of Lucky Strike: Priceless.

Not only did this nice old lady, narrate exactly how the ration system worked but how it first started with the Great Crash of 1929 and then the war. She gave us great insight to how the yanks struggled through it and how she was seeing history repeat itself. Hats of to this resident of Michigan for doing a great job at the museum. She told me that she did her little part to help the US economy too. Her new car was one from the 'Big Three'. I'm all for Patriotism, but as far as cars go, I'd rather be Japanese

Friday, October 24, 2008

Zephyr in the Sky

From Florida

From Florida

From Florida

From Florida

From Florida

Here's a series of pics from what was the most perfect sunrise in a long time. Guess driving eight hours through the night, with your best bud, just to see the day break makes any sunrise perfect.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thrusty Times

The F22 Raptor doing it's thing. On this take off a friend said, 'Gosh, it's good they made them stealth, coz you can hear them coming for miles.' Thrust Vectoring at it's finest my friends, give it up for the Raptor....

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The other Key

Cedar Key, and the 100 year old house. My guide for the afternoon told me that this was the most photographed house there. Start off with a photo cliche then, why not? Welcome to my blog hope you come back again