Several years ago, we got a Sony PlayStation 3 as a home theater PC and it has been a fantastic way to watch Blu-ray discs, Netflix, etc. It has not been a good way to listen to music for two reasons. First, listening to music requires me to turn on the home theater projector, since we […]
I know that this keeps you awake at night, wondering whether or not you will be able to avoid building an airplane while asleep. Let me encourage you to persevere in your efforts. At all costs, strive to be awake when building your airplanes. Monday night, I built a set of ribs for the rudder […]
If you like things that fly, get thee to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for AirVenture. Here are some of the photos that I took this year. (Click through to the photo album for larger images or if you cannot see the slideshow here.)
If you have never been around pet birds, you may not know that many of them love showers. Robin Hood, our Red Lored Amazon parrot, vociferously “reminds” me to take him along when I go for my morning shower by squawking, “Wet bird!” He does not really care whether he gets his shower first or […]
We have adopted a new family member, Robin Hood, the red lored Amazon parrot. Click the picture or click here to see more photos and a video. Robin Hood is an absolute delight, loving attention and company but being (usually) patient when he does not get to be in the same room with us. Some […]
I just received my “new” Nikon 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 AF Zoom Nikkor lens and here are a few of the first shots with the lens on my D90. All are hand held at 300mm. (Click on the slideshow to see larger versions.) To say that I am pleased would be an understatement.
I am tickled to share with you the news that this is my 500th posting here on CheerfulCurmudgeon.com. I started this blog just over six years ago, in May 2005. Thank you for sharing the journey with me. I have enjoyed your feedback as comments, in email messages, and occasionally in person. I am sure […]
My father and step-mother took me to Holland, MI to see the tulips when I was a kid. I blazed away with my camera, gleefully shooting Kodachrome on a glorious sunny day. Ever since then, I have wanted to go back and I finally made it to the 2011 Tulip Time Festival. Here are a […]
Candy and I visited the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago recently. It’s a magic place well worth your time when you next get to the Windy City. Here are a few of my photos. You can also click through to see larger versions.
The New York Times contest http://nyti.ms/jrcSki inspired me, so here goes: six words about my mother: My greatest cheerleader never stopped believing. Mom’s love and food cure all.