Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Diary of the Real Prince Charming

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Megan and Rachel at Bill Gray's having a fine meal before we head over to Roberts Wesleyan College to see their production of Cinderella.


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Rachel with her friend, Squirmy the Wormy.  


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Close up of Rachel and Squirmy


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Us at the Andrews B. Hale Auditorium.


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Rachel had the opportunity to take some "candid shots" with the camera.  


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Oh Aunt Meg!


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Handsome...


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At least she got everyone!  Good job Rachel!  Too bad I didn't have a pic of when she met the Fairy Godmother and told her how beautiful she was and that she was a good singer.  Oh when she told Cinderella that both of their real names is Rachel.  Merry Christmas Rachel (Dudette)!


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PETEY!  Why are you so big?  How come you are so squirmy?  


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This is Buzz.  He's the newest visitor to my office.  Right now, he's wondering why I'm working on the computer instead of petting him.  I don't know,  Buzz...


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This is a on temporary exhibition in my office.  It's called Rainbowl by William Kenneth Daw and was featured at the Memorial Art Gallery in their "Extreme Materials" show.  This is his bio from the show:


In the summer of 2004, Ken Daw challenged himself “to find a creative way to feed as many of my four-legged friends as possible, while inspiring the public to see the rainbow of beauty in the everyday objects that surround us.” Consequently, he founded Pawlick Studios, through which he sells his dog food mosaics to raise funds for animal shelters and promote pet adoption awareness.    


and a link to his website if you want to see more:  http://dogfoodart.blogspot.com/

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Special shout out to Karen's daughter for the Oreo cupcakes with M&M ladybugs.  THANK YOU!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Blades Of Steel

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My wife showing off her skills she learned from the Ice Capades.


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A delightful Upstate New York winter day and Martin Luther King Day spent hiking and ice skating in Ellison Park


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I posed for ten minutes to get this hockey stop shot.  Don't let it fool you.  All I forgot to do was photoshop a spray of snow that looks like it came from a snowplow.


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Geez Louise is still at the office with a little bit of a winter cold.  Great cat and discovered how much fun it is to hit the "test print" button on the printer...


That's about it from the tundra of Rochester.  

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Monster Jam! It Was A Grave Digger Smash!

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MONSTER JAM THUNDER NATIONALS FEATURING GRAVE DIGGER AT THE BLUE CROSS ARENA IN ROCHESTER, NY!
You have to admit that my wife gets me some pretty awesome xmas gifts...


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STONE CRUSHER!


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Who will win?  Eradicator or Grave Digger?


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GRAVE DIGGER!!!  


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This is a truck line up out of my 8 year old dreams...


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The Grave Digger pennant/the tattoo I'm going to get...


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Monster Jam is really good at coming up with products.  Products like the Digger Disc boomerang


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Or the Grave Digger hat that came with cotton candy for only $15...


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CANNONLADY!  The ceiling of the Blue Cross Arena is so low that they had to fire her from the minimum trajectory, which was still really close to the ceiling.  We found out that her entire family does this for a living and her husband blew himself up earlier as "the Human Bomb."  


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Spiderman would have been much cooler if it didn't stall every time the drive hit the accelerator...


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GRAVE DIGGER!


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Just doing a few donuts...


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Maximum Destruction was the true master of donuts.  I have to admit, I was genuinely impressed with this performance.


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BACKDRAFT right before that rear tire went flat and he had to leave the show.


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Evidence of a hard days work...


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Teaching Rachel how to ice skate!  The facilities at Monroe Community College are really, really impressive.  


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My strange ice skating still life...


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This dog is so cute that in the time it will take you to read this sentence, 15 people have already emailed me about adopting her.  


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And yes, my job is so awesome that this puppy is considered "job related."


That's it for now.  I have a string of weird blogs that will probably continue next week.  All I can really tell you is I'm changing my name to "Andy Warthog" for an evening in Buffalo.  Even I don't know what that means...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Years Eve With the Razorsharks

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As part of my xmas present, Megan brought me to my first Rochester Razorshark minor league basketball game at the Blue Cross Arena.  Please let me introduce you to Finley, the Razorshark.


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warming up


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More Finley


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Oh man!  My first Razorshark game is also a banner raising ceremony!  Now I can tell my kids that I was there when it all happened!


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The banner!


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Mayor Tom Richards throwing the highest tip off in the history of basketball.  


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Unfortunately, this ladie's half-court shot for $10,000 barely made it to the free throw line.  


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The Razorsharks beat the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Steamers 107-98 in the 2012 championship banner raising home opener.  Megan and I had a great time.  Lots of great people watching.  For some reason, the pictures didn't turn out very good.  Hopefully, my next Blue Cross Arena event will look much better next week...


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Well, winter started about three months later than it did last year.  Hopefully, this doesn't mean that it will ending in August to make up for lost time.  


That's about it for now.  Very, very busy at work right now catching up on everything with the holiday season.  So, nothing too exciting to report...
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