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December 11, 2011

Yule Tree

Filed under: Home,Photography — Tags: , — ecogeek @ 12:49 am

For the first time in a few years we’ve put the tree and decorations up.  We’re feeling pretty good and one of the signs of that is Yule Tree!

Also, this is the first live tree that Chelsea and I have bought together (Also as adults, but those are simultaneous(Nested Parentheses note, I totally nailed the spelling of simultaneous.  I had to look up to see if I had it spelled correctly and I did!))

So here are some pics I took and played with, (Because I’m Michael, that is what I do)

First a regular picture with lights on:

Tree Lights on.

Next we have it with lights off:

Tree lights off.

Now we get into some HDR.  First is with lights on:

HDR tree lights on.

And last we have HDR with lights off:

HDR tree lights off.

November 30, 2011


Filed under: Grateful — Tags: — ecogeek @ 12:08 am

I haven’t done one of these in a while.
Maybe I’ll get back on the wagon.

Today, I’m grateful for my second interview with Bloom Health tomorrow. I’m really excited about this possibility.

I’m grateful for bonus monies, it will pay for our trip.

I’m grateful it didn’t precipitate today,  as I was traipsing around the cities today.

November 12, 2011


Filed under: Life,Minnesota,Photography,Saint Paul — Tags: , , , — ecogeek @ 1:19 am

Pictures! How will you ever contain your enthusiasm?! (The interrobang should totally be a thing)

I like this shot around the corner.

Cute cats.  I like catching them like this.

First of two leaves shots.  I love the contrast of the dark bark and light leaves.

I love how it looks like the colors are “bleeding” off or alternatively like someone airbrushed yellow around the green.  I’ll think of it like that.  Little fairies with little fairy airbrush tool.  That’s a busy job.  Good thing they only have to do it once a year.

Picture of yarn I took at Borealis.  I was fiddling with aperture sizes and depth of field. (That’s aperture sizes, not Aperture Science.  Different.)

From pretty leaves to this.  Which, in my opinion has it’s own kind of beauty.  You can almost hear the land growing quiet for winter.  Settling in.



November 3, 2011

Link for later

Filed under: Geek,Links — Tags: , — ecogeek @ 8:32 am


October 3, 2011


Filed under: Grateful,Home,Life,Saint Paul — Tags: , , , — ecogeek @ 12:13 am

Today was overall a good day.
Went to see moneyball, cleaned the apartment, had a screwup that left everyone unhappy. But we had neighbors over and that went well so the day ended well.

I’m grateful for nice neighbors.
I’m grateful that the movie theater is across the street.
I’m grateful our apartment seems like a home now.
I’m grateful we get to buy lingerie and weights now.

September 28, 2011


Filed under: Grateful — Tags: — ecogeek @ 12:13 am

I am grateful for my phone.
Nice evening.

September 21, 2011


Filed under: Grateful — Tags: — ecogeek @ 12:35 am

I’m grateful for:
It not raining on me,
My legs starting to not hurt so much,
My phone,
A hardware store that’s in walking distance,
Good dreams.

September 18, 2011

Grateful 091811

Filed under: Chelsea,Grateful — Tags: , — ecogeek @ 11:56 pm

I am grateful for the following :
Unitarian church,
People with good singing voices,
A sermon about hospitality that resonated with me,
Finally getting things moved around in the living room, it feels so much better in there now,
Chelsea, who doesn’t know how courageous and strong she is.


Filed under: Grateful — Tags: — ecogeek @ 2:07 am

I am grateful for
Nice evening,
Meeting new people,
I caught a person,
The game: journey to the end of night (link to come later,  google it),
Almost catching someone and still managing to get a good story out of it,
Crashing a potluck,
Making it to the end,
Walking eight miles.

September 12, 2011

Grateful 091211

Filed under: Grateful — Tags: — ecogeek @ 11:28 pm

Contract Extended.
Beautiful Night.
Making everybody laugh (even though I can’t remember what it was).
Yummy dinner.

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