Friday, March 31, 2006

Photo of the Day: March 31th

Daughter No. 2 is a smart, but goofy kid with a great sense of humor, as you can see. This her at the electronic piano just after breakfast.

No Photo of the Day!

Sorry...nothing today.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Photo of the Day: March 29th

I dropped Daughter No. 2 off at school early this morning for an extra choir practice. She's happy! Woo Hoo! Spring is slowly creeping into the Cincinnati area, finally, and tomorrow is supposed to be close to 70 degrees!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Photo of the Day: March 28th

Waiting for the light to change is never fun, but on the way home, I glanced up and noticed these two birds (I think they are Mourning Doves) on a wire through my sunroof. Click...picture of the day!

Monday, March 27, 2006

Photo of the Day: March 27th

Another shot from the car on the way to work. OK, no more shots from the car unless it's really cool!
Anyway, this is on I-71 just before the Norwood Lateral exit.

Photo of the Day: March 26th

This morning I ran in the Heart Mini Marathon in Cincinnati. Can you see me? I'm somewhere in the back, the one with the hat on! Final time for this 15K was 1:17:21. The winner did it in about 49 minutes!
Photo is courtesy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Photo of the Day: March 25th

The tallest building in Cincinnati is the Carew Tower. After registering for the Heart Mini Marathon which takes place tomorrow AM, we took an elevator ride to the observation deck of this historic building. My daughters leaped from the observation deck onto the PNC tower to pose. They are so brave and I was quite proud! Fearless!

Friday, March 24, 2006

Photo of the Day: March 24th

I pass this field on the way to work every morning while heading down Clough Pike. This time of year, the grass is golden and really brightens up the morning when the sun hits it. I had to take the shot while driving, hence the slight blur. The shot is cropped pretty tight and tweaked in photoshop. Here is the original showing the cropped area...

Photo of the Day: March 23rd

Sorry, no photo from today. Time just slipped away. This photo was taken last summer at our family cottage in Cedarville, Michigan, about 11 hours north of Cincinnati. In fact, this was the last evening shot I took before we headed back home.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Photo of the Day: March 22nd

Like the tree photo from the other day, I took this shot from the car on the way home. I wasn't sure what it looked like when I took it, and after I snapped the shutter the camera battery went dead. This is the result. Kind of an eerie, though calm photo I think. Anyway, the battery is now charging as we speak.
Regarding the camera I use, it's a Canon EOS 10D digital which is really nice. I've gotten in the habit of keeping it with me daily, which is exactly what I was hoping to accomplish with this photo of the day thing. I process the images in Potoshop CS2.
School update: I met with my advisor today concerning my plan of action. to get a BFA in Graphic Design, I'm going to have to take some classes during the work day. Not sure how I'm going to pull that off, but I will cross that bridge at a later date. In the mean time, I will focus on completing requirements that are available in the evening.
Till next time...

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Photo of the Day: March 21st

Obviously, my post from March 14th was a little optimistic. 2-4 inches of snow fell this morning, closing school and whacking out traffic. Kind of pretty, though! Maybe by April we'll have that much anticipated green.

Photo of the Day: March 20th

Ahh yes, once again the joys of eating breakfast on another fun-filled morning before school! Daughter No.2 is finishing up a hearty beakfast of waffles before heading out the door. Today is her first day of testing for potentially gifted students.
Daughter No. 1 has already completed these tests and is attending ELO classes for reading.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Photo of the Day: March 19th

I love this shot! Daughter No. 1 is an animal lover. Horses, dogs, whatever. I hope someday she will live on a farm, work as a vet and write books.

March 18, 2006

Unfortunately, I have no photo for today either! Today, Saturday, I took the girls to the local school carnival. After droping them off, I went Geocaching for a little while. found two caches with Courage then picked up the kids.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Photo of the Day: March 17th

On the way home from work, I passed this tree...

Friday, March 17, 2006

Photo from March 16th

No photo for today...I forgot my camera this morning and had class this eve. This is from a couple days ago. A flattering photo of my wife having breakfast with Daughter No. 1 totally amazed!

Got some bad news from Cleveland this afternoon; but hey, let's focus on what lies ahead and not on the things we can't control; there will be other opportunities.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Photo of the Day: March 15th

Just an interesting shadow behind our building. Kind of creepy back there! Just to the left is the train track from the other day.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Photo of the Day: March 14th

We live on a beautiful, secluded street that is truly awesome once the leaves and flowers make their debut. Spring is quickly approaching, so in about 1 week or so, all the brown will be gone (except for the mud that was once grass!).

Monday, March 13, 2006

Photo of the Day: March 13th

Finally, 70 degrees and a little spurt of sunshine! This was taken at 4:00 pm EST in my parking lot, and while not the most exciting shot in the world, the sky speaks volumes!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Photo of the Day: March 12th

Another cloudy, rainy day in the midwest, but quite warm (67) for this time of year. Not much going on today.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Photo of the Day: March 11th

Today, though expected to be warm, turned out to be rainy and chilly. I went for a 5 mile run with some friends at 7:30 (no rain yet), then took the kids to Frisch's for breakfast. Mom was working today. Just a goofy photo collage.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Friday, March 10

This is my son, Courage. I took this photo after he had just retrieved the morning paper and was patiently waiting for breakfast. Courage is a rescued Chesapeake Bay Retriever who came to us with a ton of baggage, but after 2+ years, the kinks in his behavior are finally working themselves out!
Good dog!

Thursday, March 09, 2006

March 9th

This is the traintrack behind my office where i work as a graphic designer. My building is literally 10 yards from here. The town is Reading, Ohio and this particular area is somewhat run down with lots of closed businesses. See you tomorrow. Survivor is on!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Photos for March 8th

Todays photos give a brief chronology of our morning. Dog gets paper, breakfast served, kids get ready for school, we go our separate ways and start the day. I am going to be spending a better part of the day waiting on a call...more about that later.

Daughter No. 1 getting ready to start the day...and no, it's not always happy faces and laughter!!

Our Chessie surveying the neighborhood... "Give me something to chase!" I'm willing to bet that's what he's thinking

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Photo for March 7th, 2006

Getting ready for school... Daughter No.2 runs the morning drill.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Spring Break This Week


I'd like to start something new called "Picture of the Day." The plan here is to force me to get out the camera and take a photo of something cool on a daily basis. This will also force me to update this blog regularly!
Tonights photo...since it was a cold, rainy evening, a fire in the fireplace seemed appropriate! Here it is! 100% Cincinnati Ash! Time: 7:24pm est.

Friday, March 03, 2006

2 Months Into the School Year

2 Months have passed since I returned to the college classroom, and I love it! While Music Appreciation can get a bit boring, it is still interesting and I am doing very well. The only day of hell was having to do a brief presentation about a music selection we heard on the local classical radio front of the entire class. Scared shitless, I tell you but I made it through without passing out!
The Advanced Writing class is also going extremely well. This class has been an eye-opener for me in that it causes me to think more about what I'm putting on paper before I start. So far, so good!