Back on 06 January, I posted the first half of my trips to visit family up and down (literally) the east coast. I promised that I would, on the next day, post the second half. So here it is nineteen days later, and I realized that I had let down my loyal fan. Er, fans. Both. So, without further ado, here is the second half of my travelogue (with pictures (and parenthetical statements inserted where apropos)): Read the rest of this entry ?
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This story has gotten old. An asshat who has declared that gays enjoying the same rights as other humans will destroy the sanctity of marriage. An asshat who has played the morality card multiple times. An asshat who wants to turn down most of the stimulus money heading for his state to make political points in the hopes of being the GOP candidate in 2012. An asshat who then gets caught with his pants down. Read the rest of this entry ?
One of my loves is palaeontology. Not just dinosaurs, but just about any terrestrial vertebrates. Sauropods, protosuchi, gomphotheres, rhynchosaurs, titanotheres, anything. Apparently, (((Girl))) has at least some of my genes (though she claims to be adopted): Read the rest of this entry ?
Today was a beautiful day. We got up early ((((Wife))) and I have the day off together (which doesn’t happen that often)) to take (((Girl))) to the school so she could march in a Memorial Day parade up in Wilkes-Barre Township.
Since we have a mini-van, we transported one set of quads, two bass drums and two snare drums. Plus the mounting hardware. And all the drumsticks and mallets. No drummers, though. Just the drums. The drummers rode the bus (and as we were carrying the drums, we didn’t have to ride will all the teenagers (one of the lesser-known perks of a mini-van)). Read the rest of this entry ?
(((Wife))) and I had something unusual on Monday: shared days off. So we loaded up the ice chest (home-made bread, some hard salami, aged cheddar, marinated artichoke hearts, roasted and fresh red pepper (just basic stuff)) and headed to a foreign country. Well, not a foreign country, just New Jersey. To Sandy Hook, part of Gateway National Recreation Area.
We saw three horseshoe crabs. Dead, but we still saw three: