Sunday Football Monday, Jan 12 2009 

11 January 2009
My wife went out to hunt & kill some fabric with a girlfriend today. I took advantage and did some male-bonding of my own down at the local watering hole, No Frills Grill. In the company of 30 or so men of varying ages I watched several hours of NFL playoff action.
The Bar
Now, I’m not an overt, and certainly not rabid fan of American Football. I think it’s over-encumbered by a set of rules that is so byzantine you damn near have to have an eidetic memory to know all the ins and outs. I find that that reduces my enjoyment a great deal. I do, however, find the coaching strategies fun to watch and enjoy the action – in between commercials.
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 12 January 2009)

Listening to:
Let’s Go to San Francisco by The Flowerpot Men
from British Top 30 – 1967

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
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Brown Boots in a Red Glow Wednesday, Nov 19 2008 

18 November 2008
At the end of a long (not as long as Monday seemed), tedious day at work, my friends Brett & Jill texted Marita Beth & I to see if we wanted to join them at No Frills Grill for beer, burgers & trivia. I was still at work when the first page came in, and the second page killed my battery. I did, however, finally get in touch with my wife, who was very interested in a quick bite, so called Brett and said sure. We got there nearing 2000 hours and had that quick bite.
On the way back to the car, I noticed that my wife was wearing some kick ass little brown boots…and said so (hubby points are very, very important). I followed up complementing her boots with a photo for which Marita Beth was happy to provide her still-booted, red light-bathed feet.
Brown Boots in a Red Glow
Do I get hubby points for taking the photo, too?
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 19 November 2008 )

Listening to:
What About Everything by Carbon Leaf
from Indian Summer

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
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The Crooked Claw! Wednesday, Sep 24 2008 

23 September 2008
Even though I’m still feeling generally icky, I can almost (not quite) always be talked into beer at my favourite watering hole – No Frills Grill. Brett & Jill texted us earlier in the day with the invite “If u r up 2 it, nfg?” How could I possibly refuse such eloquence? 🙂
We found, while there, that tomorrow (today, as of this writing) the 24th of September is their one year anniversary! So, we took a bunch of silly photos to help commemorate that momentous occasion.
Beware the Claw!
Here Brett is threatening Jill with his patented “Crooked Claw” hand hold and she is just simply “terrified”! 🙂
Happy Anniversary Brett & Jill!
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 24 September 2008 )

Listening to:
White Wedding by Billy Idol
from VH1 100 Greatest Songs

(I didn’t even realize as I was typing this, that I was listening to White Wedding)

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Lime in a Bottle Saturday, Jun 14 2008 

11 June 2008
Sometimes I get behind on my posting because I’m just too busy to write. Othertimes, like this one, I fall behind because the solo photo of the day is of such poor quality that I am nearly embarassed to post it. However, as I learned during our first year doing this photo-a-day thing, it doesn’t really matter how good the photo is; the challenge lies in taking & posting a photo EVERY day. I’ve missed a few days, sadly, this year. I don’t want to do it again. So, even though there is nothing artistic or quality about this photo, here it is.
Lime in a Bottle
It’s a lime wedge shoved into the top of a bottle of Corona Light that my wife was drinking.
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 14 June 2008 )

Watching
Euro 2008
Sweden v Spain
0 – 1 at 15:00 minutes

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Texture Thursday, Jun 12 2008 

8 June 2008
While MB was running errands (my errands…for me…I might add), I sat in the comfortable air conditioning of my local and watched Euro2008 games. Watched Austria lose to a lackluster Croatia, then watched Germany go 2-nil up on the Polish. That was a great game. In between, I looked at my hat sitting on the marble bar top and decided I liked the juxtaposition of textures. So, I took a photo:
Hat on a Bar
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 10 June 2008 )

Listening to:
Chewing Gum (Mylo Club Mix) by Annie
from Hits for Kids 13 (Sweden)

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
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My TCU Girl Thursday, Mar 13 2008 

9 March 2008
I’m behind again, but the reason is valid…it’s not just laziness. 🙂
A recent change to either Flickr or IE7 has rendered Flickr so slow, that it’s practically useless to me. I have now migrated my Flickr meanderings to Firefox (which I use from time to time, but don’t really care for overmuch). At least the pages load in Firefox and the images display. So, I can play catchup again.

My wife got a wild hair on the 9th after returning from a day at the Faire and decided that, by goodness, this was going to be the year that her website was updated. I wrote the code nearly 3 years ago, but one thing or another always prevented her (us|me) from actually getting it loaded. So, we went down to NFG for dinner and took advantage of their free Wi-Fi and got it done. Her website is now live, if not complete (she’s still got some content management to work on). This is her putting some finishing touches on a sentence or two:
My TCU Girl
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 13 March 2008)

Listening to:
Congress by Slainte Mhath
from Slainte Mhath

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