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Date : May 2009

Day One – Getting to Canada

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Published on: 2009.05.31

(Click here to see the Trip Overview, including a Table of Contents) The first day of our trip was mostly spent in transit. We left our apartment at 8 a.m., after waking up at an ungodly hour. (Usually, we awake on Sunday at 9 or 10 a.m., and slowly get on with the last day[…]

Canada Trip – Overview

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Published on: 2009.05.31

Table of Contents 1. Overview (or scroll down) 2. Day One — Getting to Canada 3. Day Two — Downtown Montreal 4. Day Three — Downtown Montreal & Caroline’s Condo 5. Day Four — Ottawa & René-Max’s house 6. Day Five — Saint-Constant & ExpoRail 7. Day Six — Biodome, Olympic Park ALL Photos: on[…]

7:30 a.m. – Hammer Time

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Published on: 2009.05.23

Yes, it was 7:30 a.m. today (Saturday), when our new neighbors thought it would be a good idea to begin hammering something into the wall. Keep in mind that we live in an apartment. Not the concrete and steel apartments you see on TV, but the kind where if I talk relatively loudly, the neighbors[…]

Girls vs. Boys

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Published on: 2009.05.21

The balance of power is shifting in Seminole County, Okla. For the last few years, those of us who work for the local newspaper have noticed an increasing shift (in certain categories) from boys to girls. In the history of county high school sports, for instance, boys’ teams have won 39 State Championships while the[…]

Movies vs. Books

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Published on: 2009.05.19

Marline and I have the same problem. We’re both avid readers and movie lovers. This means that we’re constantly caught in the dilemma: Do we read the book or watch the movie? Or both? Almost any regular book-reader will tell you, “The book is always better.” This is true, about 87.3 percent of the time[…]

Launchy

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Published on: 2009.05.17

The freeware program “Launchy” has been around for a couple of years now. I’ve been using it for almost a year, to launch my programs. Here’s a screenshot: After installing the program (which hides in the background and uses almost no resources), you press ALT+SPACE to bring up the dialogue, and start typing. In the[…]

7 of 365

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Published on: 2009.05.13

Today was much easier than yesterday, partly because the softball tournament I covered was scheduled with more sense, and partly because the team I was covering lost out in the semi-finals instead of going to the final game. I still worked a long shift, but it was enjoyable. Since I didn’t take any personal photos[…]

6 of 365

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Published on: 2009.05.13

I know I’m posting this a day late, but I *DID* take it on Tuesday. This is the sixth entry in my bokeh project. She’s a Mangum softball player at the State Tournament in Oklahoma City.

4 of 365

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Published on: 2009.05.10

Fourth entry in my bokeh project. This is getting harder than I thought, coming up with a new subject each day. Of course, it’s limited to my home in this weather (it was 55 degrees — in MAY! today). But I’ll be getting out more in the next few days.

1 of 365

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Published on: 2009.05.07

Many photo groups on Flickr have “365” projects, which means each photographer attempts to take at least one photo each day for a whole year, posting each photo to the group. Most of these projects have themes. One of the themes is bokeh, which — simply put — means the out-of-focus part of the photo,[…]

Swine Flu

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Published on: 2009.05.06

Yesterday, officials in Oklahoma confirmed the first case of swine flu (H1N1) in Oklahoma. It was found in Pontotoc County, just a few miles to our south.

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