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January 30, 2007

Don't Eat The Yellow Snow

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January 28, 2007

I'm Sorry :)

Chelsea, I don't know what I was thinking. I was on crack. Would you please take me back? Pretty please. :)

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January 27, 2007

Note To Self

The definition of a fool is a person that does the same thing over and over and expects to get different results.

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January 21, 2007

iUniverse Weekly Reader - Classroom Press


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Getting Lost

Getting Lost
By Jennifer Kiser

On a bitter cold day in Colorado, I was planning on flying to France that night.

I say goodbye to everyone and get on my flight. It seemed to take forever to get there but soon we arrived and right when we got out of the airplane I was shocked.

I yelled,"THIS IS IRELAND NOT FRANCE! How could this happen? I'm trapped in Ireland. This is terrible! I don't have the money to fly back and I don't know anyone here!

Huh, I guess I'll just walk around town..

"Hey look", I yelled, "Dancers!" They were stomping foot after foot. Left, right, left, right. I could hardly keep up with them myself.

I walked around until I found the capital which was Dublin. I saw a small shop I went inside.Inside there was everything you could find - globes, pictures, jewelry - anything you would want was in that shop.Then I saw a cell phone, I could call my parents to tell them to come and get me! I bought the cell phone and called them right away.

"Hello. This is Michelle and Rob. How may we help you?"

"Mom, dad - quick - come and get me!"

"OK. Where are you?"

"I'm in Ireland!"

"OK. Don't worry. We're on our way."

When they got here I was so happy because I knew I was safe. When we got home my mom and dad promised to get me a cell phone that day.

Then end.

Posted by Peenie Wallie on January 21, 2007 at 11:16 AM | Permalink

Fleet of Blimps to Spy on U.S.

Thanks for this Lockheed.

Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors in Akron won the $40 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency to build HAA in 2003. It is essentially another blimp. A giant one. Seventeen times the size of the Goodyear dirigible. It’s designed to float 12 miles above the earth, far above planes and weather systems. It will be powered by solar energy, and will stay in a geocentric orbit for up to a year, undetectable by ground-based radar. You can’t see it from the ground. But it can see you.

"The possibilities are endless for homeland security," says Kate Dunlap, a Lockheed Martin spokesperson. "It could house cameras, and other surveillance equipment. It would be an eye in the sky."

According to a summary released by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, the HAA can watch over a circle of countryside 600 miles in diameter. That's everything between Toledo and New York City. And they want to build 11. With high-res cameras, that could mean constant surveillance of every square inch of American soil. "If you had a fleet of them, this could be used for border surveillance," suggests Dunlap.


Posted by Peenie Wallie on January 21, 2007 at 8:32 AM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between 2 "wolves" inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy,sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

Posted by Peenie Wallie on January 21, 2007 at 2:41 AM | Permalink

January 14, 2007

Not That It Matters But...

Just got back from snowmobiling today. Here be some videos you probably won't be able to play. They play in the latest version of Apple's free QuickTime Player. It's just some movies I shot today while we were running around the continental divide up near Winter Park, running at about 60 mph through the national forests. Nothing terribly exciting, but pretty fun in any event.


Posted by Peenie Wallie on January 14, 2007 at 9:26 PM | Permalink

January 3, 2007

Christmas 2006

This slideshow is composed of original images I shot over Christmas break (2006) in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. All photos were captured using a Canon EOS 20D and either a Canon EF 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens or a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens.

This slideshow (4:13) is a 7 Meg self-playing executable named home.exe created using Imagematics StillMotion PE+. Soundtrack is Sunshine by Keane, off of the Hopes and Fears album.

Click here to download the presentation. If you have an Apple, or you're running Unix, or if you're nervous about running a .exe file from my site, then click here to download the Macromedia Flash version. The resolution is not quite as good on the Macromedia Flash version, and you can't pause and go backward and forward, but it loads faster, and it's a fairly decent presention. Click here if you need help.

Lyrics in the extended entry.

Continue reading "Christmas 2006"

Posted by Peenie Wallie on January 3, 2007 at 10:22 AM : Comments (0) | Permalink

January 2, 2007

Cannon County

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