Thursday, August 27, 2009

Puddle Jumpers


It rained straight through the day. I had figured the softball games were going to be canceled. They were not. Just gave me a chance to stand around in the mug and puddles.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The favorites so far.

Historic Oshant 002

So far I have about 100 photos scanned and cataloged. The process is a bit slower than I had envisioned. Still we solider on.

The one above is one of my favorites so far. The one below is also pretty cool.

Historic Oshant 009

Still not sure what is going on in many of the photos. Some of the up coming photos that I will post here include photos from the Ekey Studio circa 1920.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Aye, dios mio and other forms of swearing.

Digging through the piles of collected items in my late grandfather's house, we came across half a dozen boxes of photos, negatives, slides, postcards and other things from the last 125 years. Most of them are of the family, but a majority of them are of random people and places from all over Kansas.

None of them, of course, are organized, filed or even labeled. Some of the photos have names, and dates (the oldest is 1886). Others are file photos from my the old Ekey Photo Studio and Camera shop in Hays, Kansas, and show random families that sat for wedding photos, birthday and other holidays.

Today, I begin the long process of scanning and ordering close to 3,000 photos. Anyone know of a photo shop that still processes glass negatives?

When I get a handful of photos scanned and ready, I'll probably post them here and on my Flickr page.

Friday, August 14, 2009

The fundrasier

Well, I have to say I was a bit skeptical, but it seems this project just might work out after all. Check out more photos from the event here.

Dog, don't judge me.

Ok, so I spent most of my evening drinking some terrible whiskey and watching BASEketball. AND for dinner I foraged what I can only image where two-week-old leftovers from the fridge.

Damnit, Max, I don't need this judgment from you...

max down low

Monday, August 10, 2009

It has come to this

I am now taking hand-me-down clothing from my baby brother. He might be taller than me, but I still have bigger feet. Too bad, too, he had some pretty nice shoes I would have been more than happy to take.

In all I got some sweet warm-up outfits. I plan on wearing those out with my bling.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Exhibit A

There are those rare occasions — such as someone's birthday — where having a camera means more than just documenting the cake, candles and a round of singing.

No, kiddies, this camera has seen some weird things... Thing that would make your aunt Matilda curl into a ball and weep.

But then again, we were at Harry's Country Club and then found ourselves in that den of good decisions known as Caddy Shack.

I will keep the photos under wraps for now. Or until a better offer is made.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

The only highlight from a Royals game

The Cat

The biggest highlight from an abysmal Royals game last night came when a cat escaped from the Mariners' bullpen and ran down the third base line.

As it approached home plate Miguel Olivo attempted to punt the cat in an attempt to scare/kill the thing. The cat then, followed by half a dozen grounds crewmen, ran up the first base line and got cornered in right field (as shown above) before jumping the fence into the Royals bullpen.

The cat, without fail, was the only one on the field that anyone even felt like cheering for.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009


I have always been fascinated by neighborhoods that came out a little... well, Half-baked.

Those pockets of neighborhoods where developers came in and tore down acres of trees and levels hills to build roads and install all matters of infrastructure. There are several in Independence. This one, though is one of the more interesting because the developer (and the city) tore down an enormous hill and ripped up an old airport to put in roads, mailboxes and fire hydrants as they expected several hundred new homes.

They got about a dozen in all. The rest of the lots have remained empty. Check out more here.