So I’ve gotten lazy and busy with other stuff and I’ve slowly let this place fall behind. The bad thing about falling behind on a blog is that with limited time already a problem you find yourself struggling to find time to do the extra work to catch up on all that has been missed. I’ll do the best I can.
Regarding the Somalian Pirates: Apparently (if it even came to be his direct decision) President Obama took a tougher stance than I expected on getting our Captain back. We’ve arrested one and snipers took out the two holding him prisoner (with headshots woot!). Long story short…. Our boy is back home. Hoorah!
My best friend came to visit me from Florida. By best friend I mean my mother and I miss her already. She was only up for a couple days but as usual we had a great time. Her and Dan are always great company and we got to all spend some good time together running around, taking pictures, and eating lots of food. Come back and visit soon!
One bad thing about the fact that I’ve picked up Photography again is that my Motorcycle fun has taken a back seat to it. The weather has been spectacular lately and I’ve not taken advantage of it the way I’ve wanted. I can strap the camera to my back and jump on the bike but there are other complications. Oh well. I’ll learn balance eventually.
As of today I’ve quit smoking for .. .. 33 days. One month down… many more to go. (hopefully =P)
I think I may have an additional hobby. (geez thanks Jonathan) but at least this one can coincide with photography. Geo Caching. Look it up. I’ll write up more on it later. Until then I think I’ll try to find my first one on the way home today. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
I’ll add more later but for now.. your moment of Zen..
I know I haven’t made a real post in a while but I had to get this one up.
Thanks girls for doing the dirty work. It turned out better than I had expected.
“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people,
it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come
to dominate our lives and interests.” ~ Patrick Henry
I’ve not gone AWOL so much as I’ve just gotten myself really busy. I’ve done nothing but work and shoot photos and look for things to shoot and plan where to shoot more and work some more and edit photos and edit more photos and shoot more photos and get further behind on everything else including editing more photos. A lot right? What have I gotten myself into? I just don’t know.
I promise to get back and give you some updates on several things but I’m just too tired tonight. I will probably be busy tomorrow night too. I think tomorrow night is the Raleigh Tea Party down town. And for any eyebrows that just went up… I mean in relation to the Boston Tea Party not in relation to Sissy’s stuffed animals sitting around a 2 foot tall plastic table with plastic dinnerware. These things are going on all around the country and I want to be present to not only possibly participate but to get some photos of Americans doing what we never do enough anymore. Speak our minds to our government!
And now… your moment of Zen….
(Mind you I dislike my picture being taken.)
Yes, the world still has Pirates. And by Pirates I am not referring to the persons sitting at their computer desks ripping down CD’s to trade off with their friends, nor the people downloading ‘utilitized’ software from the ‘interwebs’. I mean Pirates in the same way that Christopher Columbus may have referred to them. Pirates with such notoriety as Black Beard, Blue Beard, Petey, and Jack Sparrow (smirk) are still out there robbing and kidnapping. See: WRAL.com
Where, you ask? Near Somalia. Why, you ask? Not sure but I think its more because that area needs stronger government to manage their people. How, you ask? Because there isn’t any leader left in the world that will send a freakin’ missile into each boat that hijacks another one. But those are my personal answers.
It seems very strange to me that having literal ship pirates in these modern times is about hilarious. Really? Why can’t we find the boats responsible and aim a huge cannon at them from 4 angles and force them to abandon ship…. Then blow the boat to smithereens! Duh! Its not like they can outrun jets, subs, helicopters, and our own military aircraft.
Well hopefully we’ll see what President Obama’s made of in his nether regions because these pirates just hijacked an American flagged cargo ship and kidnapped around 20 American personnel. This will hopefully get the reactions I mentioned above but will test Obama’s meddle in the aspect of media relations while dealing with a conflict. Until then, I’ll wish the best for the persons that were aboard the ship and their families.
This has been going on for too long. They’ve been screwing with and attacking ships as large as even cruise ships for years. It’s about time someone put these ‘Sammies’ in their place.
(update) Apparently the crew has retaken control of the ship but the captain is still being held captive. (WRAL.com)
These were taken after work tonight.