Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Candle bloom

My wife burns candles in every room at night. It adds a great atmosphere to the house. This one is my favorite for the bloom pattern that it produces on the tiles.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

We have numbers!

In the 10 years I have worked here, numerous people have gotten lost
trying to find this building because the street numbering system is
crazy. Now they can't miss it. I am also quite easily amused.

Cool sky

The sun is shining but the distant clouds look threatening. The sky was almost purple. (The view from outside my train window)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lots of rain

This is usually just a quiet little stream, but we've had so much rain
lately it looks like you could do some serious boating here.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I shall call him... Mini-Me

This is too weird. It's supposed to be me. You upload your photo into Avatara and they create your "clone" avatar. Freaky.

Click here to make your own.

Tanks for the memories

I took this picture at last year's Memorial Day Parade in my hometown. These guys were just standing around watching everything go by with little reaction. But as soon as the tank rolled into view, they all whipped out their cameras. You would have thought there was a swimsuit model on top.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Loooooong hallway

Hotel Hershey

There was a time

There was a time when train stations had fireplaces to keep travelers
warm and dry. This is one of two (at either end) at the Harrisburg,
Pennsylvania station.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Hard at work

Our favorite Chinese take-out place is called Jeffrey's Kitchen (I know, right?). Often, while waiting for my order to come up, I'll watch the guys and girls in the kitchen do their thing. What is evermore fascinating is that they do it in a tiny, tiny space. At various times the staff has ranged from eight to 10. But they have a silent choreography, a way that gives each cook wide berth that looks effortless.
Oh yeah... the food was great, too.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The only Lois Lane that matters

Numerous actresses have portrayed spunky Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane over the years, including Rolly Bester, Helen Choate, and Joan Alexander (Radio series. Alexander also voiced L.L. in the famous Fleischer Studios animated shorts); Phyllis Coates (Superman and the Molemen feature and the first television L.L. She also had the best scream of them all.); Patricia Marand (It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman Broadway musical, which closed after 129 performances); Lesley Ann Warren (It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman television adaptation, because if it flops on Broadway, it's ripe for TV); Teri Hatcher (Lois and Clark series); Erica Durance (Smallville series); Margot Kidder (Superman, Superman II, Superman III, and the horrific Superman IV: The Quest for Peace... come to think of it, after the first one, the rest were all pretty bad... and, come to think of it again, so was the first one); Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns); Kyra Sedgwick (Justice League: The New Frontier animated feature); Anne Heche (Superman: Doomsday animated feature); and Dana Delany (Superman and Justice League animated series). But for my money, the only actress who matters is Noel Neill, who succeeded Coates on the 1950s television series, and also portrayed L.L. in the movie serials opposite Kirk Alyn. She is who I think of when I think of Lois Lane. Plus she autographed this photo for me. How cool is that?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Skanktones

My friend Chris plays drums for the Skanktones, a roots reggae act. I took this photo at a gig in Bethel last fall. I like the way it turned out.