Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
Some 30,000 flights criss-cross Europe’s airspace on a typical summer day. In this video, you can watch them all in just under two minutes. This is an amazingly beautiful laser light spectacle...I say while standing firmly on the ground.
The Post Dispatch is running a March Madness bracket alongside the NCAA basketball tournament only this bracket is filled with local sandwiches. The idea is to come up with a Best St. Louis Sandwich by the end. It is a rather overwhelming contest with so many sandwiches seeded in brackets. Problem is I'd guess most of us have only had a few of these many sandwiches.
In the same vein a new place opened up this week in south city on Ivanhoe off Arsenal. Vinnie's is a small place putting out Chicago style Italian Beef sandwiches something this area has needed for a long time. The reviews from 6 people who have already been in have been over the charts enthusiastic. It's more a carry out kind of place than go in and eat although there are a few tables. Vinnie makes everything himself including the giardinara. What's cool is how much Vinnie's looks like all the venerable Chicago Beef places which are on almost every corner in Chicago.
Just realized there is an iPhone feature that lets you take multiple pictures in rapid succession. What's nice about this is you may get a couple of good ones while with the standard one shutter click you only get one and if it's bad, the scene you've shot is probably gone.
All you have to do is hold down the button rather than shoot once and let up. It's called burst but isn't labeled as such anywhere. It really works. Kind of good for kids and pets where being still isn't often an option. Or group shots where often one person is looking down or blinking. This way you have a choice of the best ones.
When you want to delete a bunch of the bad photos at once rather than go through the individual delete process, just go to the camera roll, hit select and by touching each of the pics you don't want you, a check mark will appear. Then punch delete and they'll all go away.
One of the stars on this network is Giada De Laurentiis, a beautiful woman with a family history in the movies. Her grandfather was Dino De Laurentiis, a producer of movies in the 40's through the 90's which included Serpico, Three Days of the Condor, King Kong remake, Mandingo, and tons more.
Giada tweeted a picture of herself from her high school days in the 1980's yesterday.
I found a fantastic website put out by a young couple who document all their home improvement and decorating projects. Their website has become so popular that they were able to quit their jobs and spend all their time on this site. But, it's one of the best I've ever seen, showing how they do everything from adding a carpet runner to stairs to the more basic things like removing wallpaper.
Honestly, I spent a couple of hours pouring over this site yesterday and didn't even touch the surface.
This is an interesting story from St. Louis Magazine. How many have you done? One thing I did not know about but plan to do in the near future is climb to the top of the Compton Hill Water Tower which is number 4 on the list.
"The city from the top of the water tower, one of seven such towers remaining in the country. This one’s elegant French Romanesque, built in 1898 to costume a 100-foot standpipe, and a haunt of architects for its 360-degree view of the city." At Grand near 44.
I've climbed to the roof of Luther Tower on the seminary campus many times and the view is fantastic, but it sure would be fun to go up into an 1800's tower.
From Green Landscapes. Kansas is the only place in the United States to make this list. A Kansas photographer posted some of his own photos of Kansas sunsets. On the Green Landscape site, the place to go for Kansas sunsets is the Flint Hills, an area between Emporia and Wichita. I've driven through the Flint Hills and it is truly breathtaking even during non sunset times of the day.
Pretty neat that Kansas is right in there with places in Greece, Cambodia and Finland.
No sailors delight this morning after one of the most spectacular sunsets we've ever seen last evening.
Around 9:15 last night winds began howling and blowing up to 50 miles an hour bringing in another round of arctic air. The fury of the wind made us begin to consider options for safety which included going to the basement. This morning it is mildly windy but extremely cold...again. And yesterday was so nice at 60 degrees and sunny.
I was pondering this question today while watching the national news stories on the blizzard hitting the northeast. This part of the country has many people who rely on commuter trains and if ten inches of snow falls on streets and highways, well the same amount falls on the metro lines. I've never seen a news report on if or how the tracks are cleared.
Here is a video of snow being cleared off tracks in Nebraska. I mean this is crazy cool. There's a plow type thing on the front of the engine which pushes the snow up and out a blower. Do they do the same for commuter lines?
I just didn't know. But now I do know. Here's a story out of New York City which uses what they call a snowjet. Same principal as out in Nebraska but the snow thrower looks a bit different.
I'm surprised we don't hear about these amazing things on the news during snow storms.