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Gloucester Cruise (Easter, 2017) - Stacy Blvd. Shot
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Baby Bunny we called Cottonball, Norwood MA (backyard - Jun 18, 2017)
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Gloucester Boating (weird sky), Spring 2017
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Gloucester Cruise (Easter, 2017)
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Red Barn in Snow, Bolton MA (Feb. 2017)
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Long Beach/Beach Haven, NJ (December 2016)
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Surf City, NJ (December 2016)
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Supermoon November 2016
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Fall Cleanup (October, 2016)
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Somerville Bike Path (10.18.16)
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Natick Falls, Natick MA (10.16.16)
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Sunset at Ten Pound Light, Gloucester MA (9.24.16)
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Rooftop Pool, Gloucester MA (9.24.16)
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Prospect Hill Tower, Somerville MA (9.20.16)
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View of Boston from Prospect Hill, Somerville MA (9.20.16)
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Bigelow Chapel, Mount Auburn Cemetary (Sept. 2016)
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Winslow and Tiki (Sept. 2016)
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Pemaquid Point Shot, Maine August 2016
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Zen along Ocean Point, Maine (August 2016)
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Mystic Seaport Dusk, Mystic CT (7/3/16)
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Rocks and Roses along Penobscot Penisula (8/9/16)
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Atlantic Puffin Shot #3, Eastern Egg Rock Island, Maine (8.9.16)
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Atlantic Puffin Shot #2, Eastern Egg Rock Island, Maine (8.9.16)
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Atlantic Puffin Shot #1, Eastern Egg Rock Island, Maine (8.9.16)
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Rock Harbor, Orleans Cape Cod Sunset July 2016
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First Encounter Beach, Cape Cod MA July 2016
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First Encounter Beach, Cape Cod MA July 2016
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Chatham Light Beach, Chatham MA July 2016
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Chatham Light, Chatham MA July 2016
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Highland Light, Truro MA July 2016
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Cape Cod Windmill, Easton MA July 2016
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Greyson the Alpaca, Hubburdston MA July 2016
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Mystic Seaport Sunset, Mystic CT (7/3/16)
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Sea Lion, Mystic CT (7/3/16)
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Sailing around Windmill Point, Hull, MA (7/2/16)
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Sailing around Windmill Point, Hull, MA (7/2/16)
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Boston Light (7/1/16)
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Point Judith Light Area, Narragansett, RI (6.12.16)
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Lighthouse Mailbox, Somewhere in RI (6.12.16)
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Pemaquid Point Maine 2011 (re-issue 6.6.16) - I'm jonesing to get back there. I have a thing for lighthouses and puffins. Maybe this summer!
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Approaching Infinity, Scituate, MA (6.4.16)
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Visiting Cohasset (6.4.16)
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Approaching Minot Light off Cohasset coast (5.29.16)
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

08:53 AM EST [Link] Fall Is In The Air [comments: 0]
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Boston Common.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

04:52 PM EST [Link] Cosmic Meditations [comments: 0]
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We went down to Hubweek 2017 at Government Center this morning to partake in something called Cosmic Meditation. We lied down flat looking up under this big dome that projected onto it cosmic imagery while meditating. There was a photographer there so maybe you'll see us in the Globe or something. We also checked out some of the other exhibits there, then went to Brighton and bought new sneakers.

Friday, October 13, 2017

03:05 PM EST [Link] Fri-yay Vibes [comments: 0]
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Kind of a busy Friday, between getting an oil change this morning, and then taking my mom to get her license renewed, then meeting LD for lunch, and even trying to catch up on a little work. So here's a picture from York from a little while ago.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

07:42 AM EST [Link] Pumpkin Patch [comments: 0]
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Carefree youth frollicking through the pumpkin patch.

Monday, October 9, 2017

08:47 AM EST [Link] Jerz Weekend Sights [comments: 0]
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Parsippany, NJ

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Long Valley, NJ

What a whirlwind of 24 hours. We're exhausted. From trying to find a hotel room (everything was booked solid throughout in a 25 mile radius for some strange unknown reason) to the long drive back and forth. Still, all in all, a pretty good quick visit. And I got this year's gourd from the field.

Friday, October 6, 2017

03:30 PM EST [Link] Impulse Buy [comments: 0]
Think I'm going to have to get the Tiny Arcade Ms. Pacman to go along with the full size one we have in our game room! Just because I collect those kind of things.

10:56 AM EST [Link] Seascape [comments: 0]
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Cape Cod, Sept. 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

09:20 AM EST [Link] October Sunsets [comments: 0]
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Paine's Creek Beach, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

03:28 PM EST [Link] Dead Derailleur [comments: 0]
Next to read is book #14 on my list: Surviving Jersey: Danger & Insanity in The Garden State. I picked it up tonight at a nearby venue that I heard the author will be at, although I won't be staying for the talk. Also, I've been editing the left photo sidebar so it works again - minus the database issues.

Great. On the way home from work the front derailleur on my bike snapped right in two. Nice metal piece. Well, I can still ride it though - can't shift gears but hadn't been able to do that in a while anyway. I think next spring I'll bring it to the shop and have the whole drivetrain assembly redone as it probably needs to be done anyway. Just how far can I take it before it totally craps out?

Monday, October 2, 2017

07:29 PM EST [Link] New Laptop is Sweet! [comments: 0]
Back in business!!! Now just to download my programs - restore my settings, etc. and I'm golden!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

08:24 PM EST [Link] Happy October! [comments: 0]
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Other things from today: car washes, dropping off books at various little libraries, cooking up out grown eggplants, and using the instant pot to cook chicken breasts.

Friday, September 29, 2017

10:40 AM EST [Link] Morning Glory [comments: 0]
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These beauties we planted earlier in the season are starting to pop all over the deck. I'm trying to guide it to get it to go over the railings and up along the top and the sides of the deck. I think it'll look cool when it does that. This particular one has two different colored flowers, blue and a purple, although you can't see the purples from this particular picture.

Also my laptop might arrive later today! I ended up going with an Acer 15.6-Inch FHD Notebook (Intel Core i3-7100U 7th Generation , 4GB DDR4, 1TB 5400RPM HD, Intel HD Graphics 620, Windows 10 Home) in Obsidian Black. I don't need anything super powerful these days - just the basics, although I probably won't begin messing with it until Monday night.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

02:34 PM EST [Link] Hubweek 2017 [comments: 0]
Thinking of hitting up some events at this year's Hubweek. Went to one last year and it was pretty cool, we got some cool swag too!

07:55 AM EST [Link] The Culprit [comments: 0]
Got around to plugging in the new power supply on the rig. Everything worked again until I plugged in the video card so I think that's toast. Not really worth getting a new one at this point. So I disconnected the hard drive and luckily at work I'm borrowing an external drive enclosure and 250GB USB drive, so I'm copying all my files right now to the drive. Now I'll need to think of another place to copy them to but at least I have the files! Special shoutout to Chuck for helping me out BIGTIME with the resources!

Actually I just popped on a new laptop. It was time for an upgrade anyway. Should be here in a few days.

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This cat loves me, by the way. Don't you think so?

Monday, September 25, 2017

12:36 PM EST [Link] Game Blocks and Database Blocks [comments: 0]
Game time: Blokmania - a sliding cube game that I like.

I've noticed it looks the photo database that I use on the left hand side of this page crapped out again, so some of the images aren't easily retrievable when you click on them and the count is screwed. I'll probably get rid of that - maybe the whole left side entirely as well seeing as I haven't really updated it in a while. Don't really care to put the time into that I used to these days.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

03:22 PM EST [Link] Waterfire 2017 Visit [comments: 0]
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Checked out Waterfire last night. Even met up with M&M at the event. Was a great night to see the fires burning.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

01:57 PM EST [Link] New PSU on order [comments: 0]
I ordered a new PSU last night and opened up my desktop and disconnected the old PSU. When the new one comes I'll just plug it in and see what happens. This particular desktop tower is all tricked out with lights, serious graphic card and stuff, back when I was into modding rigs a bit, but when I buy a new computer it'll be substantially bare bones since I'm not much of a gamer these days. That said I'll need to do a little research on what I should get but while browsing I've seen very reasonable prices these days. I was thinking of getting a laptop but I still do like the power of a desktop tower that I can muck with the innards and components, so I might go with one of those again.

I rode the bike in today, surprisingly it was the 1st time this month, as scheduling and weather (and maybe some plain old laziness) conspired against me doing it more as in past months.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

07:14 PM EST [Link] Book Score and Dead Computer [comments: 0]
While in Chatham over the weekend we noticed another one of those Little Libraries on the side of the road. This one was loaded with good stuff, I suppose to be expected since it was Chatham. Anyways I took a hardcover that actually contained 4 books - Streisand A Biography, The Perfect Storm (which I've already read), Working on a Miracle (true story about a Doctor who contracted AIDS while performing an autopsy), and Captured By History (A biography of sorts of a historian and the people he'd interacted with over his career). I'll probably read that last one, not sure about the others.

However, I'm currently reading The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve, which is about, you guessed it, the first couple. (Book #13 for the year so far). It's not a religious book but no so about the history through the ages, sources, interpretations, influences on art, etc. that they've had on humanity. I've gotten through the first two chapters so far and I'm really liking it.

Sadly tonight my desktop computer died. I think it might be the PSU since nothing powers it on now. I can get a new PSU but not sure if it's worth it, comp is old and runs sucky now. Guess I'll have to though. Been so long since I've built this thing. Trying to remember the specs and where what plugs where. Might be time for a new rig. Well, I went ahead and ordered a new PSU to arrive next week. Going to try to get my files off there and look for a new system soon.

As my computer was on the verge of croaking I did notice my all time favorite Law & Order original series episode was on, Aftershock, so I watched that. I like this episode because it's not like all the others, it goes into each character's private lives and how each one of them is broken in some way. I especially like the insight into McCoy's character, a side that is never seen, and to why he's so driven.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

05:14 PM EST [Link] Cape Sights [comments: 0]
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On the precipice: Climbing along this thing was scary, but somewhat exciting.

To be filled in (entry will be updated over time): Windmill sights / Hideaway; Orleans shoot; Cormorants / Marsh Shoot; Walking the Precipice (see above); Seal Sightings Chatham; Brewster Share Visit; Hardings Beach swim; Little Library Chatham score; Point of Rocks Shoot in the fog; watching Travel Channel filming Yarmouth
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Another sweet September sunset.

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This little hideaway was rather scenic I thought.

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These guys are all over the place.

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A seal pops its head out of the water looking for a free meal.

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Into the morning mist at Point of Rocks

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Watching the Travel Channel film a segment for an upcoming show.

Friday, September 15, 2017

09:08 PM EST [Link] Cape Sunsets [comments: 0]
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Celebrating Ladydoc Appreciation Day (weekend!)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

07:55 AM EST [Link] Fenway Outing [comments: 0]
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Looking around for our seats

Good night for a game, place has a pretty fun atmosphere, enough so that I feel myself really dragging today. Getting there early enough scored me a Xander Gnome statue giveaway. I got to attend for free and had a 25$ voucher for concessions since this was our summer outing event from work, so they paid for everything. I apparently missed the banner controversy though as it came out just as I was probably wandering around and then leaving the park. Just as well as it starting raining as soon as I got home, plus I heard they lost anyway. If you haven't deduced, I'm not really a baseball fan, however, being there was fun like I mentioned.

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I look a little beefed up here - PEDs?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

02:01 PM EST [Link] Aint Over [comments: 0]
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Summer ain't over yet! Got some fun things on the docket over the next couple of days. Just in the last couple we had a double date with M&M at a new sort of hip cool restaurant in Braintree, a visit with our animal friends on a nice afternoon, and a scary movie with one half of M&M (the other half was too scared to attend) on a Sunday afternoon. The shed is finally finished with both painting and the final trim after what seemed like ages getting it done.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

07:22 PM EST [Link] Saw IT [comments: 0]
Creepy clown attacks!

Does make me want to read the book now though.

08:08 AM EST [Link] G.O.A.T. [comments: 0]
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

08:49 AM EST [Link] My New Album [comments: 0]
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Pick it up at fine record stores today!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

07:34 PM EST [Link] Currently Reading [comments: 0]
In case you're interested here's a list of what I'm currently reading and some things I want to read and have on my radar.

Currently Reading: Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate (book #12 read on my list for the year - don't think I'm going to hit my goal of 50, hey, I've been preoccupied!).

On the docket:

The Politics Of Murder: The Power and Ambition Behind "The Altar Boy Murder Case"
And Party Every Day: The Inside Story of Casablanca Records
The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve
No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America (actually might be planning on seeing the author talk about this book in a few weeks).

In other news: Got my free Red Sox ticket for a game next week. Hopefully the remnants of Irma won't impact it but we'll see as the date gets nearer.

Monday, September 4, 2017

04:25 PM EST [Link] Scituate/Cohasset Day Trippin [comments: 0]
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Great day to get out on the water.

I was jonesin' for a little ocean air so we hopped in my SUV and headed down for some ocean vibes. Great day to be outside. I really love living close to the ocean, I don't think I could live in a place where it would take forever to get there - like the midwest. There's just something about the smell, the breeze, the waves, the peaceful serenity and the terrible power...We also had a nice lunch down there at a tavern we like to frequent when we're in the area. I had the Shrimp, Broccoli & Penne.

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Minot Beach (a little beachy area with big boulders and Minot Ledge Light (the 1-4-3 lighthouse) in the background.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

12:10 PM EST [Link] Small Updates / Wind River [comments: 0]
pshed2017 (146k image) Finally finished with the painting of the shed - now it matches the house colors green with a white trim (Might have looked cooler with a black trim but whatevs). Just have to paint the little window/mirror thingy (an adornment). Maybe we'll do that tomorrow, shouldn't take very long at all. Also yesterday sent a window screen in to be repaired and I cooked some strip steaks on the grill and they actually came out really good. I always want to do a good job but sometimes I have a tendency to overcook things, but not this time! We seared them first and it made a huge difference. Also topped it off with some potatoes and salmon on the grill as well. What adventures will happen this rainy day today? Stay tuned.

Ended up going to the movies ans saw "Wind River." (review here). A movie that I've not seen advertised or knew anything about. It's pretty intense, great acting - I recommend it! Like I said, it gets really intense once it gets moving.

Friday, September 1, 2017

08:49 PM EST [Link] End of Summer :( [comments: 0]
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

10:01 AM EST [Link] Knockouts [comments: 0]
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Tony DeMarco - Welterweight boxing champion.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

10:25 AM EST [Link] Angles [comments: 0]
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Crashed at like 8 pm yesterday. So tired! Here's another pic from last week just sitting on my phone.

Monday, August 28, 2017

07:33 PM EST [Link] Half a Century [comments: 0]
We got taken out to a nice lunch at work today to celebrate the retirement of one of our long-term colleagues. She made it to a 50 year career - can you imagine working for the same company for 50 years?! (Really 2 companies, but the company we work for now carried over our seniority from the previous place as part of the buyout). Unheard of! Especially in this day and age!

Good luck in retirement Marcia!

06:10 AM EST [Link] Only Me [comments: 0]
I just awoke from a dream that I had insomnia and couldn't sleep.

No kidding.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

03:26 PM EST [Link] Sunday Vibes [comments: 0]
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Some random notices from today:

Lady Professor who just moved in across the street flew some dude in from MN to do some reno work on the house she just bought. Odd character friend of their family apparently, rate seems extremely low and was asking us for sights to see in Boston, but not the nice sights, ghetto sites - weird. Most people when visiting town don't ask to see the ghetto areas. Actually that whole group over seems a little off and odd, we haven't even had an actual hello from them yet.

In the shower this morning I was looking at my chest and reminiscing back to when I had 6-pack abs. Now it looks like I only have 2-pack abs. Sad.

I'm trying to get this morning glory vine we planted in the spring to grow and climb a certain way. It's going up the deck banister, which I wanted, but I also want it to climb up the side and along the roof eaves. Very much like I had the clematis vine growing in the front. Little by little - although it kind of has a kind of its own.

Next door neighbors are removing their above ground pool to put in an inground pool. The destruction of the previous pool is very noisy!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

05:31 PM EST [Link] Goats, BBQ, more [comments: 0]
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Swan Boats Away!

Spent some time at the Sanctuary today - it had been a while - such a tranquil place, really a great place to unwind because it's so peaceful. As shown below I got to spend some quality time with Hannibal Lector (really just Bean).

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Going to grill up some of the squash, cucumbers, and other veggies we've been growing in the raised boxes. All that'll be left are the eggplants. Also planning on tossing together some watermelon with feta cheese and some other accoutrements for a jazzy summer salad to go with.

For some brain action, I've been playing Get It Filled - pretty good puzzle game.

06:56 AM EST [Link] Boston Day [comments: 0]
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Spent the day tooling around Boston, it was a great day to be outside. I pretty much walked all over the North End to the Seaport District and everything in between, ending my tour in Copley (where I ended up mashing up my thumb pretty badly). Yes, I finally got a chance to check out Eataly. I don;t see what the big deal is personally but it was cool seeing the pasta being made by hand, plus all the different varieties.

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Lately I've been trying to experiment with taking shots from different angles than I normally or would expect to take them, depending on the circumstance. Not sure how successful I am at it or the process itself is yet.

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One if by land, two if by sea...

Thursday, August 24, 2017

08:14 AM EST [Link] Downtown Hussle [comments: 2]
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Downtown Boston

I like the way this one came out - especially the full size one with all the details (which you really can't see in this miniature sized version). I'm planning on being in Btown tomorrow so maybe if anything catches my eye I'll get some more shots. Also some of my previous work is actually hanging up in some offices downtown (I'm totally floored and flattered!) so I'd like to check them out. I have to be a little careful though - I seem to have slightly strained my Abductor Digiti Minimi in my foot, no doubt from walking on uneven surfaces and possibly my choice of current footwear.


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