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2011 Photo Journey: And so it (the thought anyway) begins…

In the early morning hours of 2011, I decided that I needed to do some sort of project and try something I haven’t really tried before.  I came up with an idea that, while not original, was something I believe I can reasonably pull off.

My plan is to take an original photo (and post it) each day of 2011.  The tools at my disposal are my Canon EOS Rebel T2i, my Canon Powershot SD630, and my iPhone 4. As much as I’d love to use my T2i every day, I suspect a large majority of my daily shots will end up being with the camera I always have strapped on my hip, the iPhone.

If you’d like to follow along on the journey, I’ll be posting all the photos here under the Photo of the Day category so they’ll be easy to follow via RSS or ATOM.  I’ll also probably be consistent in my titles, at least the prefix of them anyway. When I post the photo, I’ll share what camera I used and if there’s a story to go with the photo, I’ll also share that.

I can’t promise they’ll always be good nor can I promise they’ll always be interesting, but I do promise that I’ll try to mix them up so its not shots of the kids every day or something easily cheesy.  Except the first one some time later today.

Beer of the day: Hurricane Reef Raspberry Wheat Ale

I’ve been sending a few days with my snowbird grandparents getting their DSL, etc set up.  While at the store I wanted to get a lighter drink that is good for warmth.

I ended up picking Hurrican Reef Raspberry Wheat Ale form the Florida Beer Company.  Its pretty good, I’d drink more of it especially in warmer weather.  It reminded me a bit of Sam Adam’s Cherry Wheat, but less sweet and Raspberry and not Cherry of course.  I think it had to do with the finish pronouncing the flavor of the fruit.

WordPress for iPhone

I noticed that the WordPress for iPhone native blogging app appeared in the iTunes store last night. This is me giving it a try.

I don’t think i’ll bang out long posts this way, but you might see lots of smallish stuff since it’ll be so easy to add. Especially some on the fly photo blogging. Heck, it might replace my use of Twitter for some thoughts. Especially those thoughts over 140 characters.

As and added bonus, here’s Vik’s cat, Inky.


[non iPhone Update: Looks like Declan had the same idea on his blog.]

Spam Subject of the week

You know, I shouldn’t be shocked by this anymore, but I still am. I love the niche markets that some spammers go after.

Subject: I know what ladies do on a farm. DO NOT leave them there unattended!

Do not leave your spouse on a farm unattended. She may replace you with animals and you will be way out of the competition for the rest of your relationship. I learned it the hard way

Everything I needed to learn in life I learned from Pop songs

waffle_house.jpgThe Bloodhound Gang was right, getting your Waffle House hash browns smothered1 and covered2 is the way to go. (See The Bad Touch.)

In any case, being in Nashville this weekend has allowed me to go to a Waffle House sober for the first time. Since I am a big fan of greasy food, I loved it. And it was very much like I remembered, but I don’t know if I remember ever eating the food there. I’m sure I did, but I just don’t remember. Alcohol could be helping there too.

Here’s a picture of the grill in action, for no reason at all.


1. smothered with onions
2. covered with cheese