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iron man jacket

iron man jacket

I’m looking for a warm winter jacket. Enter the Eddie Bauer North Slope All-Purpose Down Parka. I have a decent store credit and it was 40% off. Its weather rating is “Arctic Cold, Tested to -30F”. The EBNSAPDP is “a heavy-duty coat originally designed for commercial industrial use. Fully seam-sealed WeatherEdge technology and 600 fill […]

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making of 2011 Christmas card

making of 2011 Christmas card

The title of this hand-drawn open edition card is “Above the Christmas Tree”. Initially this card was intended to represent the view of a Christmas tree from above. The center point is a treetopper star and the circle forms are the tree. My four-year old daughter simply said it was a star. Now there’s some […]

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Nikon D7000 and Canon 5D Mark II comparison

Nikon D7000 and Canon 5D Mark II comparison

That’s right. I’m comparing the Nikon D7000 and the Canon 5D Mark II. You might think I’m crazy. Why the 5DM2 and the power of its full frame sensor has assembled an amazing cult following including the 2010 season-ending episode of “House” being filmed exclusively on said camera. Well, I’m a Nikon guy through and […]

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star wars storage unit

star wars storage unit

I really like my storage unit. It is so Star Warsian. It reminds me of Tantive IV and the interiors of Kamino from Star Wars Battlefront II. There’s one giant hangar (or parking deck) which is shown above. Then the storage units are seemingly endless hallways of sterile white corrugated metal. It’s always fun going […]

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A Blessed Christmas to One and All

All my heart again rejoicesAs I hearFar and nearSweetest angel voices. Christ is born! their choirs are singingTill the airEverywhereNow with joy is ringing. Hear!The Conqueror has spoken: Now the foe, sin and woe,Death and hell are broken! God is man, man to deliver,And the SonNow is oneWith our blood forever. Should we fear our […]

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Christmas

Luke 2The Birth of Jesus Christ1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, […]

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wood paneling and colored lights

wood paneling and colored lights

Wow! I never knew wood paneling and multi-colored Christmas lights looked so nice! I should have started using these lights in my basement eight years ago. My parents ALWAYS used white lights. I never used multi-colored lights. There’s been a strand of 300 multi-colored in my possession since my college days (circa 1995) and they […]

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look at what I got

look at what I got

Wait a minute, it was actually sent to my son. It’s a cardboard tube from his Uncle Matt. One was also sent to my daughter, but it never arrived. Both tubes pre-mailing are at Matt’s flickr page. The tube was in pretty good shape considering its journey. It has two sizable creases going the entire […]

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dollar store baseball cards

dollar store baseball cards

I couldn’t pass up a pack of baseball cards from the dollar store when Andre Dawson is the featured card on the top of the pack. C’mon. There were 35 cards in the pack. Here’s the breadown by year:1981 11982 31983 11984 11985 11986 21987 51988 21989 51990 41991 01992 21993 21994 11995 21996 12005 […]

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