Friday, August 3, 2012

The Perfect Xmas Card


This used to be a friendly entrance into a park filled with decorations. With a little help from 2 tennis balls and a tube sock, it became the perfect Christmas card. Frosty is the man.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Looking Dog with Toy


Dog with toy. A squeeking rubber toy is all this dog needs.

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Unique Running Warm Up


I have never seen a warm up like this for a sprint hurdles race. This reminds me of what somebody with no talent would do to get recognized, but she is actually quite fast!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Birthday fun with Post Its


Melbourne, FL. A friend of mine decided that he was going to age without having a birthday party. This was absolutely unacceptable. We told him not to age like milk and to enjoy the birthday. However, he was overwhelmed by work and basically hating his life. In order to brighten up his day, I recruited another friend to purchase ~2000 large Post Its and assist in the "Operation Post It Party." After 4 hours of meticulous effort, voila! A colorful and completely covered office space. We did not cut any corners here. As a matter of fact, we even covered the inside of his refrigerator, his shiny new Master's Degrees and inside the depressing, soul sucking fluorescent light. To this very day, about 3 years later, he is still using the Post Its from the walls and his office is still an officie attraction. We certainly brightened his day.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Bike Jump


Huntington Beach, CA. This is as close as I get to flying. Riding the dirt jumping mountain bike is a big kid's version of the BMX bicycle. I grew up riding BMX bikes and the desire to soar off jumps never went away. That desire combined with a few buddies that ride frequently has allowed me to continue the extreme activity. California has many great spots with hidden dirt jumps. This particular location has been redone and is now much better than the picture. Hopefully, in the next few weeks, I can get down there and then provide an updated picture.


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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Iceberg Melting into the Sky


Iceberg melting into the sky in Point Barrow, Alaska (look it up!). Myself and a few others were in a monstrous 4 wheel drive frankenstein van creation on the way back from Point Barrow, the northern most tip of the United States, catch an iceberg that seems to be melting into the sky. Since the weather changes rapidly, a fog had blurred the region where the ocean meets the sky. I couldn't resist taking a few pictures to capture this moment. The photo can be turned upside down and still look right side up! 

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Aruba Cast Net Fisherman


Aruba. I caught a fisherman casting his net into the inlet. The sunset created fantastic colors and with the landscape being back lit, the tropical silhouettes made a wonderful picture.

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Aruba Cove


Cove near Eagle Beach in Aruba. While driving the "mental car" around the island, another breath taking view right off of the side of the road. A bit of Miami driving brought us off the road and under what looked to be a relative of the divi divi tree. With the car safely out of the way, we were able to enjoy the view.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Just Dive In!



This was taken in Barrow, AK where I joined the Polar Bear Club. -2 degrees C water temperature and 1 degree C air temperature. This is only a few miles from the most northern tip of the United States. The initial sensation of barging into the frigid water was pain. As the water climbed my body, I became less aware of the temperature and more driven to get under and get out. The complete submersion was brief and no pain was acknowledged. Only a few seconds of stillness beneath the arctic ocean. Once the goal was accomplished, it was time to get warm. A quick sprint takes me back to the shore where I covered myself in the hotel comforter and frantically scrambled to removed the droplets that were stealing my body heat. After about 30 seconds, I felt great and ironically enough, not cold at all. My skin tingled, but I was able to smile that I was now a part of a small group of crazy ice people. Then, I was informed that the magic picture moment was missed...so I did it again! The second time was not as easy and it took around 20 minutes for feeling to return to my feet. In the end, I became a proud member of the Polar Bear Club with a few pictures to prove it :)

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Friday, June 1, 2012

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