We moved from the home office to the field office in Hartford Friday and Monday. It was a downgrade in environment but I made the best of it. I printed and framed some images for my beige walls and hung prints rather than use push pins… It make the palce look much nicer… Below are some before and afters of my area…
September 29, 2009
September 28, 2009
A friend of mine wrote a screenplay and won some awards with it and is now directing the film in and around Connecticut with a lot of it shot in New Britain where I live… I am shooting stills for the production. Here is the IMDB link:
Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia in ‘Big”…
Here are some pics from a previous day that were shot in downtown New Britain CT at the old Post Office:
July 22, 2009
My shelf fell overnight and no doubt made a loud crashing sound. My monitor had to be replaced because the screen was damaged… They gave me a used monitor that is hurting my eyes… I have asked that it be replaced. I have a burning sensation and a headache now… This one has a display that seems over-sharpened and overly bright and contrasty. I tried changing the brightness and contrast settings but that didn’t work… I hope they fix soon…
July 14, 2009
Taken while watching the Who on Palladium in HD from a concert in 1970 (or so…) Very good.
June 19, 2009
I have been away and not blogging much lately.
The last three days were spent at Small Cubicle Insurance Company’s lab attending Fire Science School. It was a very interesting experience. I will have to reassess my home electrical system though as the school brought to light many of the common, but unknown to most homeowners, fire hazards and other issues. I think that everyone in class will spend some money at Lowes or Home Depot in the next few weeks.
Here is one of the women who attended class with us next to some mannequins the lab used and became permanent fixtures… They were used to help test flammable fabrics…
Here is some strange moth at the drive up window at McDonald’s where I went at 0630 for coffee one morning while driving to the science lab for class. The girls in McD’s were scared of it so I took a photo.
This is actually several weeks old. This was the oil leak I discovered coming from my GTI when I went to pick it up. I had an oil change at the dealer they over-tightened the drain pan plug and stripped it. I made them put in a new oil pan rather than re-thread the plug. After this was done, I went to pick it up and this is what I found… After complaining to several people about getting this fixed immediately, I finally got taken care of properly by the manager who happened to be in the following day. He promised a free oil change and a proper repair. I asked for a thorough detailing and he agreed. He also apologized which should have come before by the other employees in the service department. Anyway, all is well now and there are no more leaks. However, if it begins to leak anytime soon, I will attribute it to this event and make them take care of me again…
May 14, 2009
Satchmo enjoys hanging out at the bar with us. This is very typical of what he does.
January 9, 2009
Yet another long exposure stealthily recorded with my black metal Panasonic LX3.
The time and motion combine to yield an impressionist –like image of early rising workers walking on the slightly uneven brick sidewalk which is dotted with flattened blobs of black gum and a scattering of cigarette butts. A number of shriveled up smokers stand against the chilly stone facades of the century old buildings lining Central Row.
Walking in the frosty morning air invigorates the mind and spirit as the nippy little molecules brush up against freshly shaven faces and bounce careening through zigzag pathways shaped within winter clothing onto an assortment of necks, backs and chests.
Near entranceways to offices smokers exhale and their breath contaminates the crisp clean air and hijacks the sanguinity from the dawn.
The terrible aroma of second hand smoke spewing from blackened tumor encrusted lungs of the loitering death junkies becomes overwhelmed by the horrific stench belched out by the tall gray plastic smokers’ chimney that is brewed in its belly. Deep inside the burn-scarred carcass of the stink tower a slowly digested mix of still smoldering saliva soaked cigarette butts and old semi-decayed lipstick covered filters combines with filthy polluted sand and wadded up garbage. The foulest of gases is produced within.
The resultant putrid haze hangs in the darkness and wickedly assails the senses of passengers as they come clomping off the loathsome blue commuter buses like the eerie London fogs that would foretell gruesome deaths of prostitutes in flickering old black and white movies.
January 7, 2009
This beer is very good. It’s matured in used casks from Highland Park 12 Year Old. This is dark but not sweet and super nice. I suggest to you that it is certainly worth a try. I actually enjoyed the 18 Year Old better but it costs $14 for a 12 ounce bottle. The 12 is only about $8! Of course, you have to appreciate anyone who is a ‘Master of Wood”…
We had a New Years Eve snow storm and this was taken as I was heading back home from the local liquor store. We ended up with about 8 inches of snow.
I pulled out all my Frank Sinatra vinyl that I have been buying from thrift stores and garage sales and got rid of any duplicates, combining the best cover and vinyl. I digitized about five and have many more to do. Some of the old Frank form the 1950’s and 1960’s sounds super nice on vinyl, more open and warm than any CD copy. Good stuff…