Cubicle Hall Tuesday, Sep 18 2007 

17 September 2007
As you've likely gleaned, I work in Corporate America. I'm not always happy about it, but it does (kind of) pay the bills. And for the greater part I'm proud to be part of the company I work for. I work at the Headquarters of one of the largest (if not the largest) employer in North Texas. This photo is of the hall formed by the mass of cubicles directly outside of my cube.
Cube Hall
I've no idea who that is that walked through the photo just as I pressed the shutter, but it speaks well. The headless, nameless almost etheral personage is pretty much the way most corporations see their employees. We're more a number than a name and are easily (and sometimes frequently) replaced. Ahh, the cubicle hall that is also my cubicle hell.
Cheers.

~KR (17 September 2007)

Listening to:
Blue Monday by Tanghetto
on La Mujer de Mi Hermano

Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: 0.2 sec (1/5)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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Blurry and Blue Monday, Aug 13 2007 

11 August 2007

Saturday. Despite the (finally) beginning of the English Football season; despite the fact that I can watch football on two different channels; I was feeling low. Probably because I was not in Wisconsin. Possibly because it was 103 degrees outside my door. Either way, I couldn’t really be arsed to do anything. My personal football training was cancelled due to general malaise and I’m guessing that weighed in on the overall feeling of the day. Blue & Blurry. Blue & Blurry
Cheers.

~KR (11 August 2007)

Listening to:
All You Need is Love by The Beatles
on The Beatles 1

Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: 6 sec (6)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
Exposure Bias: -1 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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Hard at the Pull Wednesday, Aug 8 2007 

3 August 2007

How many times have I decried myself for lack of photos in a day. Perhaps I made up for it on this day. On the 3rd of August, I was in Racine, WI with my wife and two of my dearest friends, Kelly & Joseph. Kelly, sadly, had to leave us early in the day for work, but she was to rejoin us later. Joseph, while tethered to an electronic device of some sort for work, was able to join us for a lunch in downtown Racine. We walked from their fantastic house in the Southside Historic District to downtown Racine for lunch at The Ivanhoe. After leaving The Ivanhoe, we walked up the beatiful downtown Racine blocks marvelling at the array of lighthouses currently on display. You see, the City of Racine does some weird statue/sculpture thing every year. The subjects vary each year. 2002 was dogs, 2003 was cats, 2004 was bears, 2005 was fist & otters, 2006 (the first year I’ve seen it) was birds and this year was lighthouses. We continued on and found ourselves at Shillings, an absolutely delightful, if small, Irish Pub. We chatted away while having a libation whiling away the afternoon in a most excellent fashion. Soon, we returned home passing the Hardy House and several other landmarks. Kelly joined us not too much later and we headed north to Milwaukee. Already the day had been fun-filled and fantastic and unforgettable. Now came the brewery tour at Lakefront Brewery on the banks of the Milwaukee River. My goodness what a treat. We arrived a little early, bought a pint each of beer, purchased tickets to the tour and marvelled at the sheer number of people present. Our tour started soon enough with the first stop on the tour being…more beer. Hooray. Mark, our tour guide, describes the Lakefront Brewery tour as the “Animal House” of Brewery tours. He’s not far off. This was truly one of the best, most fun brewery tours I’ve ever been on. I’ve been on a lot of brewery tours. Approximately half way through the tour we stopped for, yes, more beer. Early in the tour, Mark had glommed onto Joseph and grabbed him for “Guest Pourer” duty:
Pulling Beer
Joseph is the blurry one, because he was really hopping. Mark, not so much. It was great fun watching this. At the end of the tour, we exchanged our smallish plastic cup for a full-sized pint Lakefront Brewery pint glass full of…more beer. Hooray. Then it was on to the Fish Fry. This was the first Fish Fry in my life. Having a live polka band, fresh, delectable fish and great beer at a fabulous brewery with outstanding friends will make this a memory to cherish. I hope to repeat this fabulous experience sometime soon. I could probably pretty easily continue to wax about the joys of the day, but in short, it was one of the best times I’ve ever had in Wisconsin. Thank you Kelly, Joseph and most especially Marita Beth for making it so fantastic. Much love to you all.
Cheers.

~KR (3 August, 2007)

Listening to: Mony Mony by Billy Idol
on Billboard Top 100 Of 1987

Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: 0.8 sec (4/5)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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Leaving the Frame Monday, Jul 23 2007 

22 July 2007
Sunday.
Sundays are made for football (with apologies to The Beautiful Game ).
We played the Jayhawks on Wednesday (I believe I wrote about it) where we lost 1-nil. Today we got to play them again. Due to all the rain we’ve had, the season has been elongated and they’ve stacked several games on top of each other in order to accommodate the full schedule. I never look forward to playing them. They’re poor winners, they’re poor losers, they’re poor sports in general. At least they always have been. This game was a little different. They were missing several key players, and I guess it’s those players that were the whiners because, with one noteable exception, there wasn’t a whole lot of complaining going on (that I heard). We were, once again, shy on substitutes so I played most of the match, but during one brief spell on the sideline I took some photos. I liked this one best:
Leaving the Pitch
It shows just how large a field can be and how empty some pockets on the pitch are when they get abandoned. This is centre-pitch and should be full of players. We won the game 2-nil with yours truly getting the winning goal (it’s a rarity these days, sadly).
Cheers.

~KR (22 July 2007)

Listening to:
Jolly Jolly Jolly Ego by The Dirty Projectors
on The Getty Address