Posts Tagged ‘Sign’

17
Dec

Since 1936

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

10 December 2007
Monday, and back at the grind. But, it’s different. This is the holiday season, and since I’m in Operations for an airline, it’s also our high-stress, busy season. It’s no wonder I drink. By the time I got home I was in a foul, foul mood, enhanced, oddly enough, by the rainy, misty cold. Normally I prefer that, but this Monday I didn’t. My wife, who’s honing her empathic skills on a daily basis, figured this out and offered to take me out for food & drinks. On the way to our normal haunt we decided, on a whim, to drive a little further away and go to the Mexican Inn.
Mexican Inn

I like their Queso Loco and Marita Beth is quite fond of their Enchiladas. We both tolerate their Margaritas, too. We walked in right behind some dear friends, Brett & Jill, and just in front of some other friends, David & Heather (and their brand new baby) who had just come in from Lousiana. They all joined Carl and his new wife (and baby) at a large booth while MB and I took a separate booth. Children give me hives. At some point, Brian joined their larger table, too. We enjoyed a nice, quiet (sans children) dinner and margaritas then went home. I needed that.
Cheers.

~KR (10 December 2007)

Listening to:
The Last Christmas on Earth by The Evangelicals

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.125 sec (1/8)
Aperture: f/5
Focal Length: 18.6 mm
ISO Speed: 250
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode, red-eye reduction

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15
Dec

Sign at the Tremont House

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

3 December 2007
Always the hardest day of the Dickens yearly retreat; it's the day we all say goodbye and go our separate ways. Some of these folks won't be seen again until next Dickens; some just a few days. But, it's always a sad farewell full of much hugging and kissing. This morning as we were doing our pack-out dance, we realised that a critical photo had not been snapped during daylight. My wife took a photo but, it was dark and, sadly, the photo didn't turn out so very well. Since she maintains her posting so religiously we were able to find this out and correct the oversight.
The Tremont House in Galveston
As you look at the photo, in the upper right corner you can just make out a sign hanging in the window. That sign, seen here, is the one that Ginger got for me, Marita Beth had framed and then made a fabulous travelling case for. That travelling case allowed me to bring the sign with me which proudly proclaimed to anyone looking that that room was mine!
Cheers.

~KR (3 December 2007)

Listening to:
Chanzonetta Tedesca by Wolgemut
from Schauspeluden

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 80
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode

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14
Dec

Guinness and Co.

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

28 November 2007
Any who read this thing know that I have a passion about beer. Some of my friends even refer to me as a beer-snob. I’m not nearly so picky as that, but most definitely know what I like. Guinness could very possibly be called my first true love. My dear friend Ginger knows that. She got this beautiful print for me which my darling wife then had exquisitely framed for me.
Signs of Love
What’s more, it’s framed in such a way as to be travel-worthy.
Hooray, beer!
Cheers.

~KR (28 November 2007)

Listening to:
Everywhere by Tim McGraw
on Everywhere

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 11.8 mm
ISO Speed: 250
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode, red-eye reduction

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8
Dec

Stop Sign Silhouette

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

26 November 2007
I worked from the relative comfort of the bed while Marita Beth & her workers (thanks everyone) packed up the booth. By 6 pm, after a long hard day with no breaks for the workers, she was done and we left. TRF was over for another year. The three day weekend starting the Friday after Thanksgiving was deemed a success and forevermore TRF will end on a three day weekend. As a mercenary money-coveting merchant, it entices and intrigues me. As a human, with a family and a life outside of faire, it pisses me off. But, when you sign the contract with a festival, they pretty much have you by the bollocks. You play their game by their rules, or you don't play. I guess we're playing. On the way home, we drive through Anderson, TX. I've taken many a photo there over time, but never of a particular house. The house, Marita Beth covered in her photos. While she was doing that, I was taking photos of a simply stunning sunset. Sadly, the car was idling and the photos are all a bit shaky. But, I like this one:
Stop Sign Silhouette.
Cheers.

~KR (26 November 2007)

Listening to:
Bad Man's Blunder by Kingston Trio
from Very Best of the Kingston Trio

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/5.5
Focal Length: 23.2 mm
ISO Speed: 250
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode

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11
Nov

Pump #7

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

8 November 2007
The week in MIA is over and I’ve arrived safely home. Terrill had parked at the airport so he got me back to South Arlington sparing my wife the drive and me the wait. I had originally planned to fly from MIA back to IAH for another weekend at faire, but the MIA trip wrapped up early, if not completely successfully, and we headed back to DFW. On some levels I expect Marita Beth was relieved to not have to drive back to IAH on Friday night; but I suspect she’d have rather had that than me not going to TRF for the weekend. In South Arlington, I retrieved my car from Firestone and headed to get a beer with Terrill & MB at our favourite local, No Frills Grill. After that we headed home for some decompression, but made a much-needed stop at the petrol shop. Here’s the sign above the pump I was using.
#7 Pump
Brilliant, eh?
Cheers.

~KR (8 November 2007)

Watching Birmingham v Aston Villa
Current score: 1 – 2 at 93:37

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/5.5
Focal Length: 23.2 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode, red-eye reduction

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29
Oct

Dieu et mon Droit

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

18 October 2007
Goodness. Is it possible for Indian food to hurt more the day after? Unequivocally I can tell you, yes! Oh, my. Never again, I say.
This was a much longer day at the office. We finally had a little bit of speed to the network. Our constant complaining had finally gotten some food into the hamsters that drive the wheels that run the network. They were running a little faster today, thank goodness. We trained some more people, and this time we were actually able to transmit data successfully and look at the results on the website. Hooray!
We worked later into the evening and never really managed a lunch break either, due to the sheer amount of work left in comparison to the amount we hadn’t been able to get done. We finally met with the trainer and trained him for an hour and a half. Not long enough, but it’ll have to do for now. We also trained a batch of other folk that seemed eager to be trained – how refreshing. Finally, closing in on 7:30 p.m., we departed. We drove only slightly out of the way and had dinner at a quaint place called The King’s Arms. Nice enough, but unremarkable, really.
Dieu Et Mon Droit
Off to the hotel for an early night. I was knackered and still in a bit of distress from that Indian food. Never again. Really.

~KR (18 October 2007)

Listening to:
Snow Falls in November by Julie Doiron
on Okkervil River

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.1 sec (1/10)
Aperture: f/5
Focal Length: 18.6 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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12
Sep

Figs

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

7 September 2007
It's amazing to me how I can be in a new place and still not take a photo. Much of it is, I'm sure, down to the fact that I keep my camera in my backpack and it's not always easily accessible. It's just large enough that I can't carry it in my pockets. And, although I really do like my camera, I think perhaps I need something a little less space-hogging for my travelogues. For day-to-day use at home it's fine and I won't abandon it, but supplement it I think I must. Friday, and again, no photos taken but this one:
figs(7th)
This is a photo of the Figs metal meets window logo in Laguardia Airport. We arrived early enough that the exceptionally non-existent security line left us with time to kill. If there's one thing I know how to do well, it's kill time in an Airport (except XNA which closes at some ridiculously early hour). Thus, the Figs.
Cheers.

~KR (7 September 2007)

Listening to:
Johnny Jump Up by Amadan
on The Swallowtail

Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 24.8 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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24
Aug

The Tap-In

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

22 August 2007
How very little time it takes to get back to the common, the familiar, the mundane. I’ve only been home one day, yet after work, because there’s no one to go home to (dogs only slightly count on that front), I went to a bar with Terrill. I do this frequently for several reasons. I love the way it affords me an opportunity to wind down after yet another stressful day at work. I enjoy Terrill’s (and whoever else shows up) company. I like beer.
The Tap-In
This is the Tap-In. It’s in Grapevine. Not my normal stomping grounds, but Terrill had a meeting up North in the Grapevine/Southlake area and I went up there. It caused me no pain, and the Tap-In is a nice enough joint. I would prefer it much more if the cigars they sell next door weren’t allowed to be smoked. But, hey it’s a bar, right? Although rumour has it that Grapevine is about to go smoke-free. Maybe Ft. Worth would grow some balls and follow suit since they seem incapable of leading the way.
Cheers.

~KR (22 August 2007)

Listening to:
Chickenman by Indigo Girls
on Rites Of Passage

Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 58 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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27
Mar

When One Isn’t Enough

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

24 March, 2007
When One isn't Enough
One, Two, Three, Four, Five…Five Stop Signs…mwahhh, hahh hahhh haaaaa!
I guess TXDOT (TX Department of Transportation) REALLY wants people to STOP at this junction. The composition isn’t what I would normally strive for, and perhaps some day I’ll go back and re-conceptualize the photo. As is, it was taken from the driver side window of my car as I waited at the cross light. This area is under a massive amount of construction right now as they are completing a bypass that circles around to the South of Midlothian. Sadly, it seems that downtown Midlothian businesses are suffering from this new highway. In fact, the only reason I even got to take this picture is due to the side-trip we took to get food at a fantastic little Mexican food restaurant in the downtown area. Sadly, it’s closed up and gone so we continued on our saddened way. It’s then that I saw this row of Stop Signs. WTF?? I took the photo.
Cheers.

~KR (24 March, 2007)

Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 58 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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27
Mar

When One Isn’t Enough

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

24 March, 2007
When One isn't Enough
One, Two, Three, Four, Five…Five Stop Signs…mwahhh, hahh hahhh haaaaa!
I guess TXDOT (TX Department of Transportation) REALLY wants people to STOP at this junction. The composition isn’t what I would normally strive for, and perhaps some day I’ll go back and re-conceptualize the photo. As is, it was taken from the driver side window of my car as I waited at the cross light. This area is under a massive amount of construction right now as they are completing a bypass that circles around to the South of Midlothian. Sadly, it seems that downtown Midlothian businesses are suffering from this new highway. In fact, the only reason I even got to take this picture is due to the side-trip we took to get food at a fantastic little Mexican food restaurant in the downtown area. Sadly, it’s closed up and gone so we continued on our saddened way. It’s then that I saw this row of Stop Signs. WTF?? I took the photo.
Cheers.

~KR (24 March, 2007)

Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 58 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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