Thursday, May 10, 2007

My Little Town

I've been walking the downtown area of my hometown--a fairly typical mid-western place and will be posting several images from it. This is a pre-fabricated restaurant that I believe originated in the 30's and has been called "The Little Chef" my entire life. It has persevered under diverse ownership and at one time I thought they had one of the best burgers you could buy--I was wrong, but that's what I thought. Their smaller footprint allowed them lower operating expenses, which led to low prices--I haven't been back to it for decades, but the last time I was there, I had a steak sandwhich and fries, with a coke for about four dollars.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

This is one of two remaining shotgun houses in a neighborhood I used to play in as a child. In fact, I believe it belonged to friends of my parents, but I can't be sure. The neighborhood has the sad distinction of being on the flood side of the floodwall--as a result, it is no longer a neighborhood, simply a piece of land. There are a few junk yards and a recycling plant on this side of the wall too, other than a couple of trailers and a city park zone, that's about it. However all this deserted property belonged to people my family knew (since my grandparents ran a general store, they knew a lot of people in town), but only a few were actual friends. Johnny and Margie I can't remember their last name--funny. There was a fellow further down who was called Rigsby--I remember one visit in which I got to drive a go-cart. Now the area mostly belongs to a power company--there is a bar called The Rustic Frog there as well--I got a picture of part of it:

I remember one year my High School reunion took place there--I've never had the gumption to actually go anywhere near it. Frankly, it scares me.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Breakfast at Dairy Queen

Well, this is the crew that built the chicken coop--my Dad and Nathan. According to Nathan "Papaw" loves Dairy Queen, so that morning we had biscuts, gravy and other such things for breakfast before starting. I know I've put one of them up working together, but here they are waiting for me to get the grub. I took several at the breakfast prompting Nathan to note: "you're as bad as your wife," which I suppose is true.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Music Music Music

I got an opportunity to help install new equipment in the recording studio I built at UofL when I worked there. It seems a fellow co-worker who inherited the lab on my leaving ordered upgrade equipment and had no clue how to put it together and asked me to come help--naturally being a nice guy I did. This is a shot from the little closet looking into the control room--it really is two closets full of equipment.

Just because I think it's cool, here's a close-up of one of the microphones.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Lazy Man Strikes Again

I've honestly been taking photos--I've just downloaded 74 of them in fact. The problem is at the end of the day I've been wiped lately. So, I'll probably post one from this a day as I go along for several days.

First up some edible delights: This is from Desserts by Helen where we had a wonderful snack while waiting for some work to be done at Kinko's. The Brownies looked incredible, but in the end we had to share a snack and it too was excellent.

Also, I couldn't leave without this wild display cake I spotted:

It may not be up there with some of the more far out creations by Duff the "Ace of Cakes" but it is pretty cool, and everything we had there was tasty--next time I'm hitting those cheesecake brownies!

BTW: LazyMan did manage to take a quiz to see which Marvel Faction he'd belong to:


You�re in the Illuminati! A conspiracy buff�s wet-dream! Groups don�t get more exclusive or secretive then this one! You represent some of greatest minds in the Marvel Universe. You meet once every couple of years when the most controversial and threatening issues to planet present themselves. Because you feel intellectually superior to the rest of the masses, you feel it�s your responsibility to make decisions that will keep them from destroying themselves. Sure some might call this morally presumptuous, but no biggie, they don�t even know you exist. Hell your own wife doesn�t even know you�re a member. Famous Members: Professor X, Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Namor, and Blackbolt.

My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 99% on organization
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You scored higher than 99% on responsibility

Link: The Marvel Hero Faction Test written by SpaceCowboyRemy on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

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