team photo after an early morning game in chilly fall temps. they lost 3-1 but if they played the first half like the second half they maybe could have won.
and yes, i’m being That Guy. i think it’s generally considered bad form to take a photograph of the official team photo being taken but we bought a print so i don’t feel so bad about stealing revenue. but there’s still the fact that maybe i distracted a couple of the kids. i trust the photog took a few extra shots to compensate.
i’m pretty sure there’s a short list of suspects who would take the time to find just the perfect spot for dog chewed toy parts.
and, yes, that’s another cairn around the snowdeal home. there are more
yup. still making mossariums. at just 4 inches high, it’s a cutesy and just the right size for decorating with a couple of snail shells odin and his cousin collected a few years ago.
this one is on the side of our local community radio station, wdrt. some people come him the space cowboy. well, i don’t know if anybody else does but my brain does which then, for better or worse, cues “the joker” by steve miller band and the opening lyric ( more weird neuronal associations. maybe because it’s on the side of a radio station which makes me thing of song lyrics? ):
“Some people call me the space cowboy, yeah
Some call me the gangster of love
Some people call me Maurice
Cause I speak of the pompatus of love”
and today i learned steve miller made up the word pompatus after mishearing a vernon green lyric.
if i had a dollar for every time i looked at butter and thought of the the unlucky andersons “put some butter on it” SNL skit from 1985, I’D BE RICH! i have no idea why. it’s not even a good skit.
i’ve given up attempting to find explanation for my weird neuronal associations.
we enjoyed making the orb mossarium so much that we made more. this one is about 6 inches wide and a foot high. it has fancy top that’s not shown.
the sea urchin shells and moss came from our vacation in maine.
you, yes you, can make your very own mossarium by following the instructions on jessamyn’s mossarium emporium.
i had a great time with odin shooting thesuper blood moon eclipse! he’s been slowly showing an interest in photography and was asking questions about how to shoot with the dslr. one of his shots is in the sequence in following photo. he’s a natural!
he tried to get a few shots with his iPod touch and while he was not happy with his results, i was happy with mine
i’ve tried to shoot a few eclipses in my time and they’ve never really turned out. pretty happy with the sequence. odin took the first shot without a tripod!
full super blood moon eclipse! shot with a telephoto lens and 4 second exposure. i don’t have a tripod so i macgyvered it and put the camera on top of our car and positioned the lens with books so i could get a non-shaky shot.
for some reason i only just remembered that the galaxie 500 turns 50 this year! i can’t believe i almost forgot such an important birthday!
so i fired her up ( started right up, of course, even after sitting for a year. she old reliable. ), cleaned her up and took her to stretch out ( aka blowing out the carbon ).
they, literally, don’t me ‘em like they used to. so much fun winding her out with the three-on-the-tree.
only his second game playing goalie and he played the whole game and stopped all the shots on goal which helped the team win 2-0!
after the game he got a lot of “great job!” and high fives from teammates which he appreciated.
a sign that fall will be soon upon us! getting the rink prepared for ice on october 26th. i’ve been helping for a few years and yet i always forget how much work it is.
laying down the cooling lines and setting up the boards while praying i’m not the guy who pinches a line and causes a leaker because i’m pretty sure the other guys who have been doing this since time began will mock me endlessly in a mostly good natured way.