Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Does anybody know a Jason Happe? I found his knife.
UPDATE: Well... this is just too funny. Someone in Tennessee who was in the military with Jason Happe called Jason's dad here in West Virginia to tell him about the knife. I got a call from Jason's dad who told me that Jason's grandmother bought the knife for him in Switzerland. Jason lost the knife in Kanawha State Forest where I found it a few years ago. I stuck it in the glove box of my car and I ran across it the other day when I sold that car. I had always wondered who Jason Happe was, so I posted it on the blog. I also got a call from Jason. Since losing the knife, he has served in the Army in Iraq and now lives in Savannah, GA. Isn't the Internet cool? I'm going to give the knife to Jason's dad on Monday.
UPDATE 2: I gave the knife to Jason's dad this morning and had a nice conversation. The knife is halfway home!
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Seen at Easton Town Center, Columbus. I can't help but notice that every time I go to Easton I see some sort of super-hot car parked in very conspicuous parking spot. How long do these guys have to drive around the block before they get these parking slots?
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Some of you will remember this post from a couple of weeks ago. I was walking down 6th Avenue in midtown Manhattan and I saw this huge 12 foot photo in the window of the International Center of Photography. When I saw it I said "Good grief, that looks like it could be Poca, WV". I walked up to the window and read the label down in the corner "John Amos Power Plant, Raymond, WV". Raymond City is a little neighborhood next to the town of Poca. The photo is by Mitch Epstein from a series on power generation. Well, this morning I happened to be working at an office which is just about 2 miles from the site, so on the way home I drove by there to see if I could find where the photo was taken. After a few minutes, I found it. I was hoping to see some people around so I could ask them what they thought about the photo in New York but not a soul was around.
UPDATE: Greetings Surber readers. Click here for more photographs.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
My nephew Adam and I were following women around the mall and getting really bored so we decided to have a photo contest. Who could take the best photo in 15 minutes. We were using identical Fuji cameras. We both took photos in Macy's and we uploaded photos to our blogs. Well... he stuck to the rules and picked one. I uploaded three. I think he won the contest. His shot of boxes is quite good. I have a photo of two of those back-massager plastic things, some socks on display, and a Chanel bottle. The photo of the Chanel bottle is beautiful, but some designer in France did the heavy lifting. What do you think? Who won our little contest?