Photo courtesy Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark
What you’re seeing here is the view from the top of the world’s tallest waterslide, dubbed Verrückt, now under construction in Kansas City, KS. With nothing in there for scale or comparison, it’s hard to get a decent grasp of the size – a wide-angle lens will automatically [...]
I haven’t done this in a long time…
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A hiss, a scrape, sometimes chittering A dry leaf teases the pavement Goaded by the wind which dares To vie with the sun for the rights To define the warmth of the day
Not deigning to compete with the [...]
Just a throwaway post for the time being – there are other things in the works but they’re not done yet.
Many years ago, a friend and I tried an idle challenge to create a soundtrack for a (then nonexistent) movie based on a book we both knew – the idea was to create [...]
Stumbled upon this one while visiting the nearby river: I had teachers that used to look at me with the exact same expression.
The same baleful, striped yellow eyes too…
While this is a bit of pointless personal information that really isn’t going to change anything, I feel the need to make the statement in the face of rather obsessive popularity among the public at large (it is a blog, after all,) and so: I really don’t like cell phones.
Some of this is [...]
If you’ve had trouble getting in, or receive a new post that you saw two days ago, I’m here to take the blame. In trying to correct some stupid error message coming up since the last round of upgrades (that did not disappear when I rolled back,) I messed up some stuff and had [...]
Pfsssshh. Like that’s gonna stop someone from driving off with the lake…
Okay, this one’s just stupid, but that’s its charm.
Many years ago I worked at an extension of a humane society, a facility dedicated to dog training, wildlife rehab, and activities over and above the basic shelter services we provided – I was onsite caretaker and septic maintenance person (the Director felt it was [...]
We had plans to do the whole downtown Savannah thing again this trip, and spent one day and one evening down there. The Girlfriend wanted to do a walking ghost tour again, taking The Younger Sprog with her, but I decided to skip that and do a self-guided tour, starting with Colonial Park Cemetery.
The reflection of the camera logo in the glass was rather unfortunately positioned…
On Day Two of the Valiant Quest for Chillin’ (that sounds so much better than “vacation,” doesn’t it?) we hit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, still the best wildlife rehab place I’ve seen. The staff and volunteers demonstrated [...]