Day 124 - Game 2 Red Sox vs Angels
Got surprise tickets to tonight's Red Sox Game. Section 22, Row 2, Seat 17. Behind Home Plate. Absolutely awesome seats. The skies literally parted for this game, horrible T-Storms to the North and South. Very little rain at Fenway just before the start. Close game until the 8th when the Sox opened it up. Final Score 5 to 1 Sox!
Day 123 - Leathery
My wife continues to use her Day Planner even after carrying her iPhone around for the past 9 months. Tonight she was writing in all the dates for my son's lacrosse games. When I saw the list of games come out, the first thing I thought was to add these to Outlook, the second thing I thought was which calendar, Outlook or my Mobile Me. When I saw that my wife had a completely different approach, the first thing I thought when I saw her planner was "wow, that would make for an interesting Macro".
Day 122 - Poastal Food Drive
I saw this sign on my way out to check out a DR650 for sale. I made a mental note to try to find the sign again on my ride home (these words were facing the opposite way for my ride back).
I'm thinking of bringing Toast to this Food Drive.
Day 121 - Mushroom
We are making individual pizzas again tonight. I bought all kinds of toppings, including these fresh mushrooms that also make for an interesting macro.
Day 120 - Foil
My oldest was practicing her fencing skills this evening so I figured this would make a good photo. The sword thing she is holding is called a 'foil' and not a sword.
Day 119 - Corner Case
One of the kids left this book on the kitchen table. I never actually looked at the cover, I believe this is the book my son was reading this morning, though he did bring it with him to school. I kind of like the DOF effect on the edge here. Not sure why I've rediscovered my 100 Macro.
Day 118 - Drops
I'm not sure what the heck happened today weatherwise, but it was cold and wet. For some reason I thought there was only a chance of showers today, I missed that one. The ride into work was fine, very little rain, if any. The ride home was just plain cold and rainy. However, I will take a cold and rainy ride home over a warm and dry drive home any day.
Day 117 - If I had to guess
One of my daughters did this, I am pretty sure it was my oldest. Leaving a transient mark on our fruit. I'm not sure if she expects us to think this is somehow her bananna, I'd expect either myself or my son will have this thing taken care of during tomorrow's breakfast.
Day 116 - Just Passing Through
Yesterday, at the Boston Museum of Science, my son was chosen (yet again) as a volunteer in a Science show. Prior to getting chosen a lot of the parents were remarking how he'd been chosen at every show including the previous trip two years ago and on Saturday. Somehow, he got picked out of the crowd again on Sunday when the demonstration involved shooting an ordinary pencil into a 3/8" piece of plywood. He got to verify the pencil and the wood before the experiment. The pencil was shot out of an air cannon and penetrated the plywood, lodging itself about 2/3 of the way in. It was pretty cool. What was even cooler was the fact that my son got to keep the plywood with the pencil sticking out of it. I was immediately worried about the logistics involved in transporting said treasure all the way home. We still had another couple of hours at the museum, then we had to grab our backpacks, walk back to the train station, board the train (with McDonald's food), disembark at our stop, load up our Tahoe, and finally get home. Somehow it all worked out. He wants to bring it in to school tomorrow, the "logistics worrying thing" is kicking in again.
Day 115 - Lawn Work
Perhaps the thing about Spring/Summer I hate the most is lawn care. I can't wait until late July and early August when the dry season hits and my lawn dies. If I could, I'd have my lawn replaced with gravel. In New England that wouldn't work out too well, we'd have weeds within two months, then have to deal with all the leaves in the fall. I lucked out this year, I never put Sta-bil in the tank last fall (that I can remember). After topping off the gas (and spilling fuel all over the place due to those absolutely stupid new "Recovery" gas cans) and giving it about three to five priming pushes, it started right up on the third pull.
Day 114 - Freestanding
This lone building is behind the Boston North Station, on Martha Street, on our way to the Museum of Science. You can see where this was once a building sandwiched into a block of buildings, now it stands alone. I'm not sure if this is one 4 story home, or a series of possibly 4 apartments.
My son & I were on an over night trip to the Boston Museum of Science with about 500 other Cub Scouts & parents.
Day 113 - Something about grapes and wrath
Grapes, or the stem of grapes, with grapes in the background. Used the Indian Summer Preset in LR. I really like the fact that the stems are so far off center.