Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Oh, Flatus, Where Are Thou?

Working at a government location recently I was treated to one of the most hilarious, and slightly upsetting notices I have seen in a while.

This sign is obviously written for a special group, but it definitely made me laugh to walk into their break room and see this posted on the wall. Clearly they had someone with a problem and they were trying to make a subtle statement.

If all the information on the flyer is correct then there are some really surprising facts.  The big one is that gas can cause back pain.  The other is that if you don't poo enough you could have up to EIGHT meals in your gut.  I know what some of mine were and I don't think I would want them around.

Then again, the fact that there is a website for this is just as disturbing.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Clarity, That's What It Needs, Clarity!

Walking through the supermarket the other day and we found and awesome deal.  An entire shopping cart for only $1.99!  I realize that they really are selling the items IN the cart, but the sign says that this cart is only $1.99.  So you can have premium racing vehicle (what, you never did that?) for a low, low price.

Yep, that is a steal, if I do say so my self.


Friday, October 26, 2012

What a Corny Idea

Traveling through the airport recently I was sent to a terminal that had an agricultural theme to it.  There were all kinds of different sculptures based on vegetables lying around.  But since I live in the Cornhusker State (Nebraska for those of you not from here) I was drawn to a sculpture that probably would be right at home in the Omaha Epply Airport.

As far as I am concerned, it's pretty corny.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sundown in the Keys

Many people dream of spending a vacation in the Florida Keys.  Personally this has never been a dream, but I would like to say I have been there sometime.

With my recent work for a client in Miami I had the chance to fly in early one day and actually drive down to Key Largo.  It is about a 90 minute drive south of Miami and is a rather pretty beautiful drive as well.  Most interesting is teh fact that for a majority of the drive you are stuck in a corridor defined by fences and concrete dividers.  I would imagine that the fences are there to protect the gators in the Everglades from the fast moving cars. ;)

Once I arrived in Key Largo, the first of the chain of islands in the Florida Keys, I had to find a place to stop and take pictures of the sunset.  I actually stopped at the Carribean Club, site of the famous movie Key Largo.  There are even statues of Bogie and Bacall in the club. It is an fairly open air place that was extremely relaxed and comfortable, even for someone like me.  It stood right at the beach and they were fine with you stopping to watch the sun go down.

Of course I had to take part in that long time tradition of imbibing a cold one while the sun worked it's way toward the horizon.  Some how sitting out on a picnic table while the sun goes down, your toes are in the sand, and there is a cold beer in your hand just make everything better.  The world just seems to step back and let you be for one long minute.  Nothing could intrude on this moment, not even the guys backing their diesel truck down the boat ramp to load their boat up at the end of a long day of fishing.

Looking around I noticed an out cropping that was reflecting so clearly in the water that you could almost swear that it was another in the water. A boat was anchored off in the distance looking equally as peaceful as the water was inviting.  The birds even left me alone to enjoy this moment of rightness.  Suddenly I could just imagine myself living here and not having a care in the world.

Then finally the sun found the horizon and lit the clouds.  It looked as if the clouds had caught fire and the world was about to end between the horizon and the clouds.  Almost as if the sun was defying the world to send it into it's nightly slumber once again.

Sadly this also marked the point where I needed to head back north so that I could prepare for a new day in which I would again return to my profession and help another customer with their problems.

But I will never forget that one evening on a beach with a beer and the sunset.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Oops Did I Do Thaaat?

The wife and I would always watch Family Matters long ago and there was a character on there named Steve Urkel who would always make a mistake and say, "Oops Did I Do Thaaat?"

Well, We were walking past Thunder Mountain taking pictures here and there just working on our camera skills when we both decided we liked a certain area where the ride came out from underground and crossed over a pond.  I took a picture and wasn't pleased with the look at all.  It was too dark and I felt like I was losing some of the details I was looking for in the shot.

So I set up another shot and just as I took my shot the wife took one as well. Amazingly her flash was timed perfectly and suddenly I had this really interesting view into the ride on my camera as well as the details I was looking for from the shadows at the top.

We really didn't time this and she actually thought she had ruined my shot as well. Just proves that sometimes the accidents are the best.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Erie scene

Since this October I thought I would post a picture of one of my most favorite haunted houses. This one happens to be in Disneyland and is not as good as the one in the Magic Kingdom because the outside queue area isn't as entertaining, but the inside is the same and I have always loved it.

We were in the park after dark and the line was rather short so we were about to go ride the Haunted Mansion when we noticed that there were a lot of people approaching the door then turning back, although there was also a fair amount still standing in line as well.  We found out that the ride was down and wasn't expected to be back up for another 45 minutes so we turned back as well.

But before leaving I took this one shot of the mansion to remember it by.  Somehow it is my favorite.  I have done no retouching at all.  this is all the color that they had on it at that moment.

So erie.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Pooh to you!

Going back a bit to bring you a few shots from Disneyland this week.  Today we are hitting the places setup by the Winnie the Pooh attraction for guests to take pictures of their loved ones.

These two really struck me because the little bear was one of my favorite stories and cartoons when I was really young.  Well, that and Riki-tiki-tavi, but that's a whole different show.

So here is Rabbits Garden.  This place has been destroyed by so many different attackers.  There was Tigger bouncing through, Pooh rolling through, the Mole digging it up.  It'a a wonder he ever got anything out of it.

And now we come to Pooh's World Famous Thinking Spot.  Yep it is in this very spot that the stuffed with fluff bear had many an idea about... Well, maybe not that many ideas.  But you can just hear him sitting here saying "Think. Think."

Any places you have that remind you of your youth?


Friday, October 12, 2012

Still going...

This post not displayed due to family emergency.
We should be back on track very soon.


And now we have made the Llama sad.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Truth in advertising

I generally do not drink soft drinks anymore.  But once in a while I do enjoy a nice cold Coca-Cola.  During a recent trip I decided that I would like a Coke and the vendor gave me a can of said drink, and also a cup of ice.  I walked away and found a seat to enjoy the drink and the meal in between flights.

Caution: Contents Hot!
That's when I noticed it... apparently the cup was only designed for hot items and I was being misled.

It made me wonder if maybe the cup was going to become brittle or explode as it was clearly outside the parameters it was designed for originally.


Monday, October 8, 2012

Cheeburger, Cheeburger!

No Pepsi?
Recently, as I was returning from Orlando I had the opportunity to fly through Chicago's O'Hare Airport.  Since we had left Orlando quite early we (I was traveling with others from the office) were all ready to catch a bite.

As we were gathering the vittles I noticed the sign pictured here.  We were eating at the same restaurant made famous by the skit in Saturday Night Live.  Different name, but inspired by Billy Goats.

I saw this and just had to laugh as I fondly remembered the skit and the hilarity the cast brought to us.

Although the skit said "No Coke, Pepsi."


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Sea of Yellow

First, let me apologize for the lack post on Monday, but there has been a family emergency that has had me rather busy.

I was watching one of the hundreds of channels I get on my TV these days and they were advertising a new show Airport 24/7: Miami.  This show takes place at Miami International Airport and they took 4 months to film there.

I have been spending a good deal of time in Miami the past few months and the only thing I found that was photo worthy was the picture of the waiting taxis.  I took this picture as I was riding the shuttle from the airport to the car rental facility. Whether it is in the middle of the night or during the day this sea of yellow is full and ever ready to usher you off to some place in the city, all for a tidy sum I am sure.