Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Slow Night in Cincy

Tonight was a slow night at the Museum Center!  All three museums (as well as the Omnimax and special exhibit) were open for a member's night.  Unfortunately very few people showed up.  I spent most of the time standing around in the History Museum reading or talking to other staff members.  We actually ended up shutting things down early...  I hope that tomorrow evening is busier!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Thunder and Rain

I just drove home through pouring rain. If I hadn't been seeing lightning on a very regular basis I'd go for a short walk.


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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Is a storm coming?

When I look to the south east I see this view:

But to the west dark clouds are rolling in.

The temperature is 91, so some rain would be welcome.


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Location:U.S. 42,Florence,United States

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Family Fun

I had a great time when The Pest & Co. (as I fondly call my California sister and her family, :-)) visited a short time ago. I got to spend one day with them touring the Creation Museum--that was great.  Before they left we did make sure to grab some pictures--this one was of most of the family members that were around, except for those that didn't want to be in the picture for some reason.  The kids are getting too tall!  I remember when they were so young and I'd babysit them when I was in college.  *sigh*


Friday, June 25, 2010

History Report

So I know I haven't yet posted many pictures from Virginia.  I've been wanting to do that, but I've been a bit busy with work (I know, nothing new there).  I did just start burning DVDs of these pictures for a few people, so I'm going to try and carve out enough time to post more pictures with commentary.  Feel free to bug me if you don't see it soon.


Thursday, June 24, 2010


It isn't polished by any means, simply heartfelt yet perhaps not blunt enough.


Why can I find no rest,
As my weary bones ache?
Where has peace fled,
Amidst troubled musings?

Shall worries ever increase,
Amidst lingering troubles?
Will my clinging to doubt,
Give weight to uncertainty?

I strive to move forward,
Ever pushing myself onward.
New challenges I seek out,
As old follies seek to ensnare.

May I never rest peacefully,
Under the shadow of Your wings?
Can I learn to trust Your Word,
And dwell upon Your promises?


-- Posted from my iPhone
(c) 2010 iWolff Ltd.

Location:Deck Ln,Burlington,United States

Summer Fair #1: Dearborn County

Last night I went to the first fair of the summer with Kyle and Amanda, the Dearborn County Fair just over the river in Indiana.

Amanda wanted to try frog legs.  She offered me some and they weren't bad.  They tasted fishy but weren't bad.

We watched the goats for a little while--I think this was the intermediate level.

We saw this hand washing station and Kyle thought about playing Frisbee, but we couldn't find one (and Edana wasn't along either, :( ).

There were a few cows, but the area was dark and my picture didn't turn out too well.  This one was even a combination of two shots.

When we came up to this pen the older goat was eating out of the food dish, right around the small one.

I thought this drawing was pretty cool--it is quite intricate.

Ah, old things, they can look so cool when you repurpose them.

This was a Tide goat!  Quite a creative reusing of parts.

I'd love to figure out what wood this was made of.  I liked how it transitions from light to dark tones.

I took this picture to show Amanda how the camera worked, but it is a neat LEGO creation.

I'm not sure what the significance of this was,but Amanda wanted a picture of it.

Can you read the text?  It claims that a serving of peanut butter should be the size as the tip of your thumb!!  Who can just eat that small of an amount of peanut butter?  Even if I'm just getting some as a quick snack I always eat more than that.

When I first read this I thought it said Live (as in alive, not dead) Tobacco, free!

We saw the Williams brothers and talked for a bit.

We had to visit the small critters.

Some of the rabbit breeds were familiar, though Kyle just kept calling them dinner.

Amanda and I both had to drag Kyle over for this shot.

This was in the same area as the above piece--a chainsaw carver.  I remember seeing this same setup the past couple years.  The designs are pretty cool.

I had to take at least one picture of a tent stake--it is in my photography contract, ;-).

The sheep were pretty cool.

This little goat seemed so tiny.

This makes for an even better size comparison.

We didn't stop here, but I had to get a picture of books!

I saw this sign on the way out.  There wasn't anyone around for me to make sure that my car was authorized and okay to drive around outside of the fair...

I plan to visit more fairs over the summer and hopefully I'll post about them also.


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Monday, June 21, 2010

Creative Ad


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Location:Highland Ave,Fort Mitchell,United States


Yesterday, after church I went to Kings Island with Edana and Brion. They both have passes and it was bring a friend for $10 day.

This log ride was the first one we rode. It sure felt good to get wet.

Brion's shirt turns colors in the sunlight.

We only ended up going on three rides. I got my one time ride on Diamondback (fun, but it made me nauseated quickly). It was worth it for a fun afternoon.


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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Trust in the Lord

I need to remember this more often and trust God even when I am uncertain.

Psalm 25 (HCSB)

1 LORD, I turn my hope to You. 2 My God, I trust in You. Do not let me be disgraced; do not let my enemies gloat over me. 3 Not one person who waits for You will be disgraced; those who act treacherously without cause will be disgraced. 4 Make Your ways known to me, LORD; teach me Your paths. 5 Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; I wait for You all day long. 6 Remember, LORD, Your compassion and Your faithful love, for they have existed from antiquity. 7 Do not remember the sins of my youth or my acts of rebellion; in keeping with Your faithful love, remember me because of Your goodness, LORD. 8 The LORD is good and upright; therefore He shows sinners the way. 9 He leads the humble in what is right and teaches them His way. 10 All the LORD's ways show faithful love and truth to those who keep His covenant and decrees. 11 Because of Your name, LORD, forgive my sin, for it is great. 12 Who is the person who fears the LORD? He will show him the way he should choose. 13 He will live a good life, and his descendants will inherit the land. 14 The secret counsel of the LORD is for those who fear Him, and He reveals His covenant to them. 15 My eyes are always on the LORD, for He will pull my feet out of the net. 16 Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am alone and afflicted. 17 The distresses of my heart increase; bring me out of my sufferings. 18 Consider my affliction and trouble, and take away all my sins. 19 Consider my enemies; they are numerous, and they hate me violently. 20 Guard me and deliver me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in You. 21 May integrity and uprightness keep me, for I wait for You. 22 God, redeem Israel, from all its distresses.


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(c) 2010 iWolff Ltd.

Location:Cheviot Rd,Colerain,United States

Saturday, June 19, 2010


My youngest California nephew wears an eyepatch for a short time each day to help the vision in one eye. My sister typically decorates the patch each day, or asks someone else to help. Seeing as I can't draw and the day before the Dodgers had beat the Reds I drew this design when she asked me.


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I didn't realize the word pond could be a verb. I opened my Weather Channel app this morning and clicked on the severe weather alert. At the bottom I spotted these lines.



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Friday, June 18, 2010

Millions of Dollars

I just recieved an e-mail that must be the Iraq war version of the Nigerian banker scam. It is interesting how poor grammar is such an obvious giveaway.

I guess I'm going to lose out on my chance for millions. :'-(


My name is Jason McCain, a Staff Sergeant in the US Army presently
serving in Afghanistan as a combat instructor,Some money in various
currencies where discovered in barrels at a farm house in Iraq during a
rescue operation early 2009 and it was agreed by Staff Sergent Kenneth
Buff and myself that some part of this money be shared between both of us
before informing anybody about it since both of us saw the money
first,$8Million Dollars (Eight Million Dollars)was given to me as my own
share,but I tell you what! No compensation can makeup for the risk we are
taken with our lives.

So I'm seeking your kind assistance to move the sum of US$8M to you as far
as I can be assured hat my share will be safe in your care until I
complete my service here in (AFGHANISTAN).This is my second letter to
you,i had contacted you before through this email, but, yet no reply from
you am contacting you again because of the urgent nature of this
transaction so that i can start with the arrangement to ensure that your
receive the funds in your care as soon as will be rewarded
with 20% of this funds for your help, all that I required is your trust
til the money get to you,If you are willing to help please
reply:EMAIL:( further details.

SSgt.Jason McCain


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Chocolate and Fruit

They don't mix. This piece of yogurt pie had chocolate shavings as well as raspberries. I took the chocolate off and gave it to my sisters before enjoying the rest.


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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Home from Virginia

On Sunday I traveled back from Virginia--it was a long day, but a good time nonetheless.

While in Richmond there was no chance to visit a historical site. Therefore on the way home we stopped of at Monticello. I haven't been there since I was a kid. I did forget to pay cash for something--I remember getting two dollar bills as change. No pictures were allowed inside, but I did grab many outside shots including these two on my iPhone.

We stopped at Wendy's for lunch--but it turned out to be 2.7 miles off the interstate.  Needless to say it wasn't quite as quick as we'd hoped.

Somewhere in West Virginia the rain started pouring down.  Of course it was a downpour just as we drove into a rest area because some people needed to use the restrooms.
We did make it to the restrooms, and I ducked into the welcome center area to get a state map.  The rain did stop for a while.

I always like taking pictures after a rain shower--the water seems to make greens really pop.

Ever since I visited the Smokies I've really appreciated "smoky hills"

Once we were back on the road the rain started back up.

When we stopped at a truck stop our pickup and trailer seemed so small.

I thought this was a cool penny machine with eight different designs, until I tried to make a second design.  The descriptions were labeled incorrectly!  I got two "Lucky West Virginia" pennies, and I didn't even want one of them.  *sigh*

I did think these spoons were pretty cool.  I've bought ones like this before at the Appalachian Culture Fest at the Museum Center.

One of the people driving with us wondered why I took this picture, but I have to take pictures of strange signs.  :-)

We drove over several bridges of this type.

We were about thirty minutes from Winchester, KY, but Dan and I still tried to find Ale-8.  It was too expensive.

This vending machine was inside the Wal-Mart located at the exit where the Ale-8 bottling plant is located.

Awesome selection!

And we all thought this bus was strange with no signs or distinguishing markings.


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(c) 2010 iWolff Ltd.