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Morris County NJ Models Wearing Their Recycled Materials Clothing
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You Looking at Me, Mr. Goose? (4.5.14)
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Lawson's Tower. Scituate MA (3.29.14)
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

07:28 PM EST [Link] "Anticipation" [comments: 0]
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It won't be long now....


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

08:42 AM EST [Link] Catitecture! [comments: 0]
Catitecture is evidently the term for architecture designed for cats. A multifunction and multi-user desk is shared by people and cats.

Monday, April 21, 2014

09:06 AM EST [Link] Busy Couple Days [comments: 0]
A busted furnace, a walk in the woods, an overnight stay with two house guests, another afternoon stay with another guest. All in a usual weekend!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

02:04 PM EST [Link] Wildlife Seen Today [comments: 0]
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Preview of some wildlife I saw this morning on a stroll.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

12:53 PM EST [Link] Spring Colors! [comments: 0]
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They're everywhere if you now where to look!


09:49 AM EST [Link] Library! [comments: 0]
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

10:31 AM EST [Link] The Rise and Fall of AIM [comments: 0]
Here's another interesting internet story. The Rise and Fall of AIM. I used it back in the day, but I rarely use any chat products these days.

08:34 AM EST [Link] Happy Easter! [comments: 0]
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

04:20 PM EST [Link] The 2,000-Year History of GPS Tracking [comments: 0]
The 2,000-Year History of GPS Tracking

An interesting history of the technology!


01:15 PM EST [Link] The Road Less Travelled II (Alewife shot) [comments: 0]
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Another lunchtime walk out back...


Monday, April 14, 2014

10:13 AM EST [Link] Back from April's Jersey Trip [comments: 0]
Back from this month's Jersey trip. This time checked out what has to be one of the best, if not THE best, diners in Jersey, a little place called the Pompton Queen. Had actually been there last month but just got around to saying some words about it now. One of the main focuses of this particular trip was being invited to a dinner that the Morris County Municipal Recycling group puts on every year. The theme this particular year was a fashion show and it was pretty amazing to see these dresses that young students created all made of things that can be recycled, like coffee cups and soda cans and whatnot. I really enjoyed the h'or d'oeuvres! Since the particular venue it was held at generally hosts expensive weddings there were a few raised eyebrows on facebook about what I was doing there. (Hmmmm!) Going to see if I can somehow get my hands on the newsletter or wherever they'll publish pictures from the event, since I'm pretty sure I'm in one or two. Also went to a farm for some family kid time for some Easter Bunny festivities (a very busy day), and even got some palms on Sunday at church.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

07:15 PM EST [Link] Happy Spring, Peeps! [comments: 0]
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One of my favorite photos that I've ever taken!


Monday, April 7, 2014

08:00 PM EST [Link] I Saw Marilyn! [comments: 0]
I Saw Marilyn!

Well, not yet. But I certainly plan to!!!!


Saturday, April 5, 2014

06:13 PM EST [Link] Muscovy Preview [comments: 0]
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Preview shot of a Muscovy Duck I took this morning.


02:27 PM EST [Link] Happy Anniversary Ladydoc! [comments: 3]
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I'll forever be eternally grateful for all that you've given me.

02:01 PM EST [Link] Wellesley Visiting Part 2 [comments: 0]
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01:57 PM EST [Link] Wellesley Visiting Part 1 [comments: 0]
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Friday, April 4, 2014

05:10 PM EST [Link] Words to Live By [comments: 0]
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Finally got around to installing this piece of 3d stone artwork. The lion's head is three dimensional coming out of the plaque slightly.


04:44 PM EST [Link] Snugglemuffin? [comments: 0]
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Thursday, April 3, 2014

06:05 PM EST [Link] Harbinger of Spring! YES! [comments: 0]
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01:04 PM EST [Link] Today's Lunch View [comments: 0]
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Went for a stroll at lunch around the back of the office complex. Nice day today!


08:50 AM EST [Link] Nevermore! [comments: 0]
The Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston says it's raised enough money for a statue of Edgar Allan Poe - and a giant raven - at Boylston Street and Charles Street South, and will unveil it at 2 p.m. on Oct. 4.

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Ironically, Poe, who became more widely read after his death, thought Boston, where he was born, kind of a pit - he derided the place as "Frogpondia."


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

07:17 PM EST [Link] Funkiest Home in Somerville [comments: 0]
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I must have passed by this place 1000 times over the years but never took much interest in it until now. I'd love to get an inside look at the place sometime. Anyways, there are some photos of just that over at AtlasObscura and it's own webpage, the Museum of Modern Renaissance.


07:10 PM EST [Link] Goose Eggs [comments: 0]
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Out by the entrance to the office building where I work, a mother goose has decided to build a nest and sit on her eggs. Here's a pic of it.


Sunday, March 30, 2014

06:14 PM EST [Link] Unleashing the Beast Within! [comments: 0]
fierceoreo (34k image)Psyched to say that this picture of our cat Mr. Oreo that I submitted was just featured on Jackson Galaxy's facebook page and has garnered over 10,000 likes and over 100 comments, and been shared on other people's timelines over 500 times! THIS IS INSANE! Although he looks fierce, it was really just him playing with a cat toy that I captured using a very fast shutter speed on my camera - he's really just a shy guy.

11:30 AM EST [Link] Lawson's Tower [comments: 0]
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Lawson Tower is a historic tower built in the style of a European castle turret. It is located off First Parish Road in Scituate Center, Massachusetts, United States.
Standing 153 feet tall with 123 steps to the top. The tower was built in 1902 by multi-millionaire Boston businessman Thomas W. Lawson to cloak a 276,000-gallon water tank across from his "Dreamwold" estate, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 (Structure #76001963). Lawson commissioned the Meneely Bell Foundry of West Troy, New York, to install ten bells at the top of the tower. These bells range in size from three hundred to three thousand pounds. This chime system was originally designed to be played either from the bell room eighty feet above the ground or on the console of the clavier room.
Lawson, a financier and author, built the tower in 1902 and the Scituate Water Co. stopped using the tank inside in 1988. The tower is listed as both an American Water Landmark and to the National Register of Historic Places - has become a popular touring site, featuring sweeping views of the South Shore, Old Scituate Light, Minot's Ledge Light and the nearby First Trinitarian Congregational Church.
The tower is equipped with an internal sprinkler system, after a similar wooden water tower in East Boston was ironically destroyed by fire in the early 1900s.

I need to find out when this thing opens up so I can climb to the top and see!


11:28 AM EST [Link] For the Man who has everything? [comments: 0]
DAVID HASSELHOFF OVERSIZED LIFEGUARD FIGURE - would look great in the living room, or by the pool, wouldn't you say so?

Saturday, March 29, 2014

04:42 PM EST [Link] Visiting Egypt - Egypt Massachusetts that is! [comments: 0]
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Yes, there actually is an Egypt, Massachusetts. It's listed on some old maps. It's now just basically a little intersection in the town of Scituate. Also saw some crazy large turkey! More pix to be uploaded coming soon, including pix of me inside Egypt, Lawson's Tower, and some scenic wildlife.


Friday, March 28, 2014

01:00 PM EST [Link] Want a 30' Boot? [comments: 0]
This would make a great conversation piece, no? 30' KISS boot for sale. Glad I got to see them up close when I had the chance!

10:53 AM EST [Link] American Woodcock Sighting! [comments: 0]
I never know what new creature to me I'm going to see by exploring the backyard here in the suburbs. It took me a while to identify this guy but I believe it to be an American Woodcock. At first I thought it was a squirrel or somesuch rustling in the fallen leaves behind the shed but then I noticed the thing had a really long beak and short stubby legs. It's getting to be the time of year now when I need to have my camera with me because you never know what I'm going to see. I just wish I could've got a better shot but it fled pretty quick and I didn't exactly have time to get setting perfect (hence the nice focus on the branch in front dammit).

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Superbly camouflaged against the leaf litter, the brown-mottled American Woodcock walks slowly along the forest floor, probing the soil with its long bill in search of earthworms. Unlike its coastal relatives, this plump little shorebird lives in young forests and shrubby old fields across eastern North America. Its cryptic plumage and low-profile behavior make it hard to find except in the springtime at dawn or dusk, when the males show off for females by giving loud, nasal peent calls and performing dazzling aerial displays. More info.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

11:27 AM EST [Link] A Love Story... [comments: 0]
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Bonus! A Throwback Thursday pic of me inside the Colossal Colon in 2003. Here. I was just passing through.


09:56 AM EST [Link] Source Code for MS DOS released [comments: 0]
Microsoft makes source code for MS-DOS and Word for Windows available to public.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

10:24 AM EST [Link] Image of the day (MFA) [comments: 0]
Today's image of he day is is a large knitted baby hat that was yarnbombed onto the baby head sculpture at the MFA.

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Is it me or this webpage seem slow to load up these days? No totally sure why, don't think it's the images since other factors to the site that only I'm privy to and deal with are also slow in accessing.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

04:00 PM EST [Link] Forever Marilyn [comments: 0]
I get to somehow get myself out tho see this this spring/summer hopefully.

Forever Marilyn to NJ


Sunday, March 23, 2014

05:24 PM EST [Link] Tudor Revival Style [comments: 0]
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Check out this historic Tudor Revival style of architecture. Last summer we were privy to get an inside look at the place. It was built in 1859 and it has 8 fireplaces but did smell a little musty from age. It fell into the hands of the historical society in 1935 and was named one of Massachusetts’ “1,000 Great Places to Visit” by the Great Places in Massachusetts Commission.


Saturday, March 22, 2014

06:35 PM EST [Link] Her [comments: 0]
Saw the movie "Her" today. It was definitely good but also definitely weird. Overall, I did like it, thought a bunch of the dialogue was superb!

Friday, March 21, 2014

02:54 PM EST [Link] A Ghostly Journey [comments: 0]
If you like platform flash games like me, try out A Ghostly Journey. It's pretty good, but can be a bit challenging! I'm trying to get past level 17 right now.

02:51 PM EST [Link] A door, some clouds, and a honking big tree [comments: 0]
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Typical Friday morning with my cell camera. Just pics from around my neighborhood. Top reminds of a dragon just lurking behind the imposing castle door, the middle showing some epic clouds over the Mystic River this morning, and lastly, finding the largest tree in the city of Somerville, Massachusetts. Leave a comment if you think you know where it is (or want me to tell you).


Thursday, March 20, 2014

07:01 PM EST [Link] This is Where I Grew Up [comments: 0]
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First day of Spring, Davis Sq., March 2014


10:45 AM EST [Link] Told Ya Everything has a Day Now [comments: 0]
This site keeps me up to date on what "today" is.

Checkiday.com

Ridiculous but a handy resource since it seems everything is a day now.


10:40 AM EST [Link] Boston & Medford Pictures [comments: 0]
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First pic is what I like to call "Boston: Old vs. New." the Second pic below it is another one of the MBTA Orange Line heading over the Mystic River heading towards Malden.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

04:45 PM EST [Link] Cat Mugs! Sunday! [comments: 0]
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Angel and Mr. Oreo cat mugs that look pretty similar to the actual pets we have! Had to get them. Also got out there this afternoon and planted some stargazer lily bulbs - getting really antsy to get going on gardening. Next I plan to replace the screen door handle, do a little bathroom maintenance, and change the filters on the furnace. I even did some real yoga this weekend, if you can believe that! Kind of on a kick to get myself healthier, both in body and mind.


Saturday, March 15, 2014

04:31 PM EST [Link] Angel Eyes [comments: 0]
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She sees you there.


11:22 AM EST [Link] House Husband Duties [comments: 0]
Ladydoc is out belatedly celebrating her birthday with her girlfriends today so I'm here basically doing house husbandry duties, but that's cool. With all that's been going down over the last few months, she could use a megabreak. I'm a little envious that I couldn't go with her but I've been watching some old reruns of Law & Order in between.

Friday, March 14, 2014

02:52 PM EST [Link] Spring is in the Air [comments: 0]
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Try as you might, Winter, you can't stop the coming of Spring.


Thursday, March 13, 2014

01:40 PM EST [Link] Owl Babies [comments: 0]
Check out the live video feed of some barn owls and their nesting babies. Soooo cute!

Monday, March 10, 2014

07:27 PM EST [Link] 100000 Milestone [comments: 0]
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The ol' Cavalier finally hit the 100,000 mile marker today.


Sunday, March 9, 2014

07:20 PM EST [Link] Another Masspike Carfire [comments: 0]
Snapped this pic of firefighters fighting a car blaze on the Mass Pike on late Thursday afternoon.
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06:56 PM EST [Link] Morris NJ Area Pix [comments: 0]
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Pix from this last weekend. Top pic from Our Lady of Mercy - a very tiny but wonderful chapel in Whippany, Bottom pic from just outside Washington's Headquarters in Morristown, NJ. He really did sleep there!


Monday, March 3, 2014

09:43 PM EST [Link] Firesky! [comments: 0]
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View from leaving the office early this evening.


Sunday, March 2, 2014

04:54 PM EST [Link] Bovine Picasso? [comments: 0]
The image below is an actual oil painting done by a cow at a zoo in New Jersey. We bought it over the summer. The money is used to help the animals and we got a piece of abstract art out of it. It is now hanging on the bedroom wall. Who knows? If a black square can go for millions of dlollars, maybe this will go for something too. If anything else, it's pretty to look at.

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04:49 PM EST [Link] Finding Details in Minutiae [comments: 0]
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Hanging out this afternoon at the Christmas Tree Shop.


12:37 PM EST [Link] Waltham -the land of leggings? [comments: 0]
Interesting weekend so far. Started out attending a memorial service in Weston and a lovely church, then headed to Waltham for some breakfast. Couldn't help noticing that 8 of 10 girls there appear to really dig leggings and knee high boots. I don't know - is that a Waltham thing, the leggings? Then toward the early evening on Saturday headed down to Dartmouth for an Italian dinner and to hang for a while at a friend's house there.

On the good news front, I saw my first robin sighting this weekend. This always cheers me up because when I see that I know that spring has finally arrived - even though it may be a few more days of cold and snow. One thing I definitely want to do this spring is really plan out and redo the garden. LD plans on redoing her wooden decks so I'll need to factor those plans in as well.


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