Monday, November 30, 2009

And why did I eat too much at Thanksgiving?

Why did I eat so much? Because I have no will power!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Ate way too much!

Oh could I possibly have eaten that much?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

While I am far from a vegan, I did think that this little ad did make you think about the way our food is raised. That being said, I will still probably devour a fair bit of turkey over the next few days.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Oh, by the way, if any of you use Skype and want to add me to your contacts, use the Skype button on the left side and add me to your contact list. I finally got my camera working again. It had quit when I had Vista...but since the Windows 7 upgrade disk arrived in the mail, it is back working again.

Really Fast Food Pizza

On a cold, wet, dreary day like today, there really isn't anything better than something hot from the oven. So I went all out and made a homemade pizza pie. An hour and a half later, my belly was full; but the kitchen was a disaster: flour was all over the counter top, pans were dirty with sauce, and don't get me started about the burnt cheese in the bottom of the oven.

If there was only a way to get hot pizza in a jiffy that didn't involve any clean up....yes, that is what it looks like. I found a pizza vending machine on the internet! Is that crazy or what?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Aliens? No...just a GEICO advertisement

While out yesterday, I spotted this very odd pattern coming across the sky toward me. What could it be? Aliens? UFO?

It was only later that it came closer and could see that it was being done by a group of small planes, very high up. I wondered what it could be. Then I realized it was advertisement for GEICO insurance!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Collecting Indian Artifacts

I spent most of today on my hands and knees with about 20 other people, looking for Native American artifacts at Waterworks Park in Macon, GA. Someone screwed up and partially plowed up an archeological area a few weeks ago and exposed quite a bit of material. Area archeologists are working to collect and map the material that is at the surface due to the damage, and are planning for future dig areas.

We collected about 500 or so pieces of pottery, a few spearpoints, a couple of other tools, and flint flakes in about 5 hours of looking. This is on top of about 1,000 pieces that have already been collected in the last 2 weekends. One more weekend, and the site should be fully searched.

The top photo is of a bead (split) that was found, and below it are two typical pieces of pottery. Most of the stuff we found was from the recent past (1600-1750), although one of the spearpoints was of a style common around 10,000 years ago.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fall Leaves

I joined a small group of friends and hiked around 7.5 miles on the Pine Mountain Trail as a dayhike. It reminded me how out of shape that I have gotten. It took 2 days for my calves to stop hurting! Walking on flatground is a lot different that up and down the hills and over the rocks!

The trees were turning toward their oranges and reds in a few places. In others, the leaves were already beginning to fall.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Smoky Mountain Trip

A few people said that they couldn't see my Smoky Mountain shots over on my Facebook page, and wanted to see them here. So here are a always, click to see a bigger version of the photo.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Downtown Macon

Downtown Macon, GA seems so quiet when you see if from up on the roof.