Thursday, November 30, 2006

Produce Blogging #63

Because Thursday night is grocery night!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Found - One Swiss Army Knife

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

Brass Band a-Caroling

Seen at the Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Sunday, November 26, 2006

The Prancing Horse

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?

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Friday, November 24, 2006

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Santa meets the super heroes...

...what a combination!

It snowed in the Town Center! Now that's something to see.

Yes, it's real.

Chicks dig Batman.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Monday, November 20, 2006


This is another leftover shot from New York. This Calder hangs in a stairwell at MoMA.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Produce Blogging #62

Because Thursday night is grocery night! Oops... this is Saturday. This was an unusual week. Yeah, yeah... I know you've seen drops on the cilantro at least twice before... but they always look so cool.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

From Appalachia to Midtown Manhattan

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

Grand Central Postal

This is a left-over shot from my New York trip. Is that a letter carrier? I can't tell for sure but he looks like it.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Yep... it's a Kurt Cobain lunchbox

I was working at a bank today... when I opened the fridge in the break room I said "Is that what I think it is?" I just had to take a picture of it.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Sunday, November 12, 2006


If you see this on your local news stand... this is a photo I took for Appalachian Log Structures. This is a great company and a good customer of mine. Some of you commented on the home in this photo. Hi Dorie!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Blogging Macy's

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?

Friday, November 10, 2006

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Produce Blogging #61

Because Thursday night is grocery night!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Temple of Democracy....

... or something. I worked at the state capitol building this afternoon. Most of the leaves have fallen, but I saw this line of trees on the capitol grounds that still had their color.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

XL Goldfish

These big boys were in a vendor's display at the PhotoPlus Show in NY last week. I think they had some waterproof cameras in the tank... or something.

Walking in New York

I couldn't get a taxi so I decided to make the 20 minute walk to the hotel from the Javits Center. This was lucky, because I got a few interesting shots along the way.