Saturday, November 24, 2007

a little thanksgiving joy

happy thanksgiving to all. went back home to fairbury, and gorged myself of many foods. it was nice to see the family again, and it was nice to get my grandma sprung from the nursing home for a day to join us. my brothers and i spent some time playing with our grandpa's old train set, hence the lego sharks eating the car. we also talked with him about all of his train memorabilia. once i get my hands on some recording gear, i would like to interview him about pretty much his entire life, from growing up in boston, to WWII, to his time as an engineer on the railroad.

it seems i was wrong about the count towards post #100, about 7 posts were actually drafts, so this is post #90. but, still, close.

I hope all of you reading this gave thanks for things in your life. i know that every day i am thankful for my family. when things are looking their most bleak, my family is always there to bring me back up. i don't know what i would do without them.

Monday, November 19, 2007

fun with rubber cement

guess what, with rubber cement, even YOU can ignite ice cubes. and cause forest fires.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Friday night lights

Class A highschool football championship, Omaha central beats Millard north.

5 more posts till 100.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

bloggin from class, volleyball style

i am really, really having trouble focusing in class today, so what better way to be a responsible student than to update my blog! During Class!!!

State volleyball!!! hooray! shot 2 games of the tourney on friday, back to back. Grand Island Central Catholic won quite handily. That is why they are happy. I was not so happy, because i had to wake up really early to drive to waverly to cover this game, which was at 930 in the morn. boo morning!

Heartland did not do as well. That is why they are sad. They lost in the first round, but at least did not get swept.

Now, looking around for features at the end of the Heartland game, i saw these guys. I am not saying this was a good photo, i am saying i just took this to illustrate a point. These guys thought they were hardcore with a little face paint. they thought they were awesome fans. well, guess what, you got nothin.

Here are some real fans, from Heartland. they dressed up as presents, and had other themes ready if Heartland won. Not only were they screaming the entire game, they were singing many songs. all memorized, including the theme from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, All that Jazz, and their ABC's.

This weekend... State Football!!!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


In honor of Fairbury being in the news (the mayor was just booted from office) here is a snap from when i went back home a week ago. The town has decided to have a trick or treat event down on the town square. It helps the kids who live out in the country who don't have the same chances as the town kids to get some tasty candy. part of it was to keep kids safe, which i think is a bit reactionary. but, kudos to fairbury for putting on something that was a hit with the town.

by the way, i am closing in on 100 blogs posts, i think i have about 7 to go. im kickin around some ideas for a lead up, but if anyone has any, feel free to chime in.

a little spot news

Last night, i recieved a text from one Johnny Perez on how there was a fire right close to my house. Thankfully, no one was hurt, and there was minimal damage. not too often you can cover spot news basically right out of your door. It has been a while since i have shot any spot news, so it was fun to go out and cover something happening.

Monday, November 05, 2007

take me home

Went home last week to see my family. My grandmother has been having some health problems, so it was nice to go down and see everyone. The first photo is one she gave me of when she was younger, with my grandpa. As for the final photo, i had just picked up the camera and had snapped a shot of my mom acting like a zombie. She was not too happy that i took that shot. Hi, Mom!

purdy light

another engagement session, with some fantastic sunset power to make me happy. These two were made with a single strobe to the left set to ettl, which is surprisingly accurate. congrats to lee and candace.

Thursday, November 01, 2007


a halloween with a not so good back drop, but in a pinch it will do. drunk people at a bar and a single strobe can be quite fun.