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day 3486: The Hockey Life.

day 3486: The Hockey Life. I.

after playing offense and scoring a goal, odin is back on defense while playing against la crosse who they’ve beat once and lost once in overtime.

day 3486: The Hockey Life. II.

“maintain your self control.” easier said than done!

as one does as a hockey parent, i sat in the opponent’s penalty box. it offers a great view of the game. you’ll note, there’s a player in the box. i have to admit it was a bad call :-)

day 3486: The Hockey Life. III.

odin moves the puck down the ice. viroqua had more shots on goal but their goalie was too good and they lost. la crosse is conference 3 team ( viroqua is conference 4 ) so they should feel proud at beating them once and almost beating them again in overtime in previous games :-)



i was next door to the the just burgers & more in escanaba, michigan and wondered about their name. i can understand that maybe over time being “just burgers” wasn’t enough and they needed to provide more variety and wanted to change their name, but doesn’t “more than just burgers” make more sense?

in the many, many times i’ve been to esky, i’ve never eaten there so i comment on their food. maybe next time.

never underestimate the power of a stupid sign.

never underestimate the power of a stupid sign.

this sign was visible in the vintage sign bin at our local hardware store and it quickly caught my eye, with the gun and the crazed/fearful? folks. i suppose i was thinking about tragic sandy hook elementary school shooting when i stopped and took a long look.

try as i might i couldn’t figure out what the saying in the sign was supposed to mean. is the gun wielding dude and the woman in the sign the “stupid people” you shouldn’t underestimate? or are they protecting themselves from the stupid people?

we haven’t got any breeeaaaad!

we haven't got any breeeaaaad!

some folks from organic valley went to the east coast after hurricane sandy and took a bunch of cheese and all the bread from the cafe on their way out town to make hundreds of grilled cheese sandwiches. of course, temporarily not having any bread was a very small sacrifice ( and all the more so for me since i try to lead a pretty much mostly gluten free lifestyle ).

every time i passed the sign in the cafe, i couldn’t help but hear neil from “the young ones” exclaim “we haven’t got anyyyy breaaaaad”. weird how your brain works. it’s been nearly 25 years since i first saw the episode and i still imitate neil if i’m out of cash ( or bread ) and almost nobody gets the reference.

pot smoking diesel drivers rejoice! or not.

pot smoking diesel drivers rejoice! or not.

let’s be clear, i’m not talking about me, but i chuckle at the thought of potheads around the nation attaching cosmic significance to the fact that diesel has risen to $4.20 per gallon.

i’m just thankful to be getting 50 mpg in our TDI.

420 bonus points will be awarded to the first person to post a photo of themselves catching the facebook 420 character limit while pumping $4.20 diesel and smoking a fattie! ( i jest. sort-of. )

exploring compositional interestingness in the locker room

exploring compositional interestingness in the locker room.

so, there’s a big sign entering the locker room that forbids entering with camera phones, but it doesn’t say anything about SLRs. one presumes the ban on camera phones ( a silly ban which presumably is violated every day ) has to do with their smallness and the fear that folks might not know their pictures are being taken of them in the nude.

certainly nobody is going to be caught unaware of me taking a picture with my big ol’ SLR which i bring along to take pictures during odin’s swimming lessons in the pool and i’m generally not interested in taking pictures of the inside of locker rooms.

and yet, for the better part of two years this image has literally caught my eye because it’s interesting, compositionally. i have the photographer’s “disease” of tending to see scenes “framed”. i cant’ help it and the image sort-of taunts me.

but i’ve never been able to take a picture because there’s always been someone else in the locker room and i haven’t really felt like explaining that i’m really not interested in taking a picture of them. no, see, really i just want a picture of this sign and pillar because i like the way it divides the frame and, hey, the lines and contrasts are pretty cool too.

i know, it would sound pretty crazy. and it probably is crazy. but i’m hopeless and was very excited to finally get just enough time with nobody in the locker room except odin and i to take the shot and get the camera back in the bag just moments before someone walked in

odin just looked at me as i framed the shot as if it was the most normal thing to do. it didn’t even warrant a comment from him.