Peep Show!
Afternoon watch, 7 bells (3:48 pm)

Just in time for Easter, yay!

Peep show!

Thanks to John S., who sent this to me in an email!

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Eclipse Pictures
Posted in Hobbies
Afternoon watch, 6 bells (3:19 pm)

As I mentioned earlier, here are my favorite pictures from last night's total lunar eclipse.

Total Lunar Eclipse of 20 Feb 2008

The small blur to the left is Saturn in this next image. The one towards the top is the star Regulus:

Total Lunar Eclipse of 20 Feb 2008

Total Lunar Eclipse of 20 Feb 2008

Total Lunar Eclipse of 20 Feb 2008

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Frosty Morning
Posted in General
Afternoon watch, 7 bells (3:31 pm)

This morning was pretty cold and there was a lot of frost along with fog. I took this picture in my back yard.

Frosty Tree in my backyard

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Keep Shoveling
First dog watch, 3 bells (5:42 pm)

They are falling behind at the new Federal Courthouse site because of all the snow. Today, some dude was up shoveling some off the second floor. He didn't get much done:

time to get shoveling

Also nearby, the weight of the snow knocked down one of our nice trees:

tree down from weight of snow

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The Bathroom Pictures!
Posted in Hobbies
First dog watch, 3 bells (5:35 pm)

Remember last year when I said I finished the bathroom?

I finally took some pictures!

bathroom picture 1

bathroom picture 2

bathroom picture 3

bathroom picture 4

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Snowy Ponderosa
Posted in General
First dog watch, 4 bells (6:16 pm)

My office is mostly surrounded by Ponderosa Pine trees. Before they started building the new Federal Courthouse next door, it was like working in a park. Now it's like working in a construction zone.

ponderosa pines with snow

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The Lonely Lightpost
Posted in General
First dog watch, 4 bells (6:13 pm)

I kinda like this picture. I took it the other day, around the same time as the bigfoot picture.

the lonely lightpost

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Icicles
Posted in General
First dog watch, 4 bells (6:09 pm)

Here are some icicles I have at home now:

vase-sicles

That yellow vase took a tumble down to the floor one day (my wife shuts the front door real hard, which is just under this window, and the vases slowly wander toward the ledge). It fell about 12 feet onto a hardwood floor and bounced.

And here are some more on the outside:

icicles

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Good Luck With That
Posted in General
First dog watch, 4 bells (6:03 pm)

Bike route in the snow

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More New Pictures
Posted in Creepiness
First dog watch, 4 bells (6:17 pm)

Yesterday I snapped a good one of some snowy trees:
snowy trees

I took some pictures last night as I was leaving the office to see how my new camera does in low-light conditions. See for yourself:

Snowy path

But wait! What is that in the center?? Can it be? It looks like—oh no!
maybe bigfoot?

Bigfoot walking

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Bad Pinyin
Posted in General
First dog watch, 4 bells (6:02 pm)

Yesterday I went and donated blood with Jeff. This is a regular thing for us. We usually hit the Chinese restaurant afterwards, and this time was no exception. My fortune cookie was terrible, though—the pinyin was all wrong. See, look:

Bad pinyin

How do they expect people to learn Chinese if the pinyin is off? It should say Xian zai ji dian.

Oh yeah, and don't steal my lucky numbers, they were for me alone!

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Photo Update
Afternoon watch, 6 bells (3:16 pm)

Now that I have my new camera, I can take pictures again. Well, I only needed a new lens, but the difference in price wasn't that much. Anyway, today they aren't doing much work on the new courthouse (probably due to the cold). Here's a photo of what's been going on lately (click for larger 6Mb jpg):

Cd'A Courthouse building photo

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It’s Here!
Posted in Hobbies, Tech
Afternoon watch, 6 bells (3:11 pm)

Remember that post about a new camera? It's here!

Click for larger (6Mb) image:
Houseplant taken by Pentax K10D

And this is just a sloppy, quick shot. I can't wait to get some real pictures!

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