Double vision.

I was walking past the TV stand and noticed the light was on it.  I dropped my bottle on it and snapped a shot.  Here is how it came out:

Soda w/reflection.

Soda w/reflection.

An awesome burger.

My brother asked me if I wanted to try a new burger place out.  Of course I did.  It was a small little place called Zippy’s in West Seattle.  The burger was awesome!

Double Cheeseburger

Double Cheeseburger

Zippy's in West Seattle.

Zippy's in West Seattle.

The photo of the burger was taken from the iPhone.  Its actually MUCH bigger/wider then it looks.

Its me, well cartoon me.

Someone made a caricature of me.  Here it is.

Rob

Rob

Cracks me up!

 

Carls Jr. Burgers

Want an AWESOME burger?  Get a Carls Jr. Six Dollar burger or a Big Carl!

 

Random photos.

Here are some pictures I was able to take this week. A couple my brother took with my camera, better angle.

Camping.

This weekend was pretty nice so we decided to hit the old camp spot.  My friend did a little fishing but not have much luck.  It was pretty dang hot for a September day.

Fishing Spot

Fishing Spot

We hit the camp spot and decided to not even put up the tents it was so nice.  It got dark we had a nice fire and just hung out a couple of hours.

After the fire burnt out, I went to bed and was just staring off at the stars.  Around 4am I woke up to a sprinkle on the face.  Looking up I noticed that there were no more stars.  Uh-oh.  Within 2 minutes it was a storm!

We could have put up tarps or tents but decided just to pack it in and head home.  Even though we left way too early, it was still awesome to spend an evening out in the woods.

Near the campsite.

Near the campsite.

Awesome background.

I really like how the background in this photo came out.

 

Rob-Photo.

Rob-Photo.

 

Beach photo’s.

Here are a few shots I took at Seahurst beach today.

b1

b2

s3

s4

s5

Great free software.

You do not always need to pay a bundle for software.  There are some GREAT packages out there that are free! Lets take a look at a few.

Open Office (http://www.openoffice.org/)
Open office is a free, open source software suite.  It can handle word processing, speadsheets, databases and more.  Works on various O/S’s and has many languages. It even offers support for other common software packages. It is easy to use and its free!

Gimp (http://www.gimp.org/)
A free image manipulation program.  Great for photo retouching and image authoring. Uses all popular image formats.

Have other suggestions?  Mail them to me!

Airports and the flu.

Since I have quit working in a traditional office enviroment, I’ve only been sick a hand full of times.  2009 has been the year of of the bug though!  I’ve caught the flu bug 2x this year, in May and this week.  Both times were after travel.  I know I caught the bugs at the airports.

I am for the most part a guy’s guy. I wipe my face on my sleeve, etc. However, I wash my hands religiously at air ports. Sit at the bottom of a escalator for 15-20 min.  Watch all the hands that touch the rails.  Even I get the urge to clean up.

Despite my best efforts, I have been down all week.  I came home last Thursday from Denver and was in bed from Sunday night though Tuesday night.  Its now Thursday evening and I still am not well, but, I can get around.

Next week I travel to Atlanta.  Wish me luck!

Does anyone have any travel related tips they can post here? I think my next step is hand sanitizer.  I hope this makes the difference!

Robert