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I Get So Frustrated, Take A Look at What I Created, Time is Wasting and I Ain’t Waiting!

The world wasn’t ready for these ROAD TRIP photos on Monday. The world still wasn’t ready for them on Tuesday. I’m not sure the world is ready for them now, but I can’t hold them back any longer:


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After Jewell, I tooled through Ellsworth. From Ellsworth I moved onto Radcliffe. Radcliffe is notable for the shortest water tower I have ever seen. From Radcliffe I went through Garden City. Garden City gave me a DELIVERANCE type vibe. I’ve only really felt that similar vibe, to that degree in Beaver. Beaver, Iowa creeps me out. There is a reason why I once created a series of photos called “The Beaver Machete Massacre” I don’t believe those photos are online anywhere. So don’t go looking for them.

In Garden City, I realized I was going to be late for my supper appointment with some of my favorite miners. I pressed on the gas and made haste for Marshalltown. Only stopping briefly in Zearing.

If you have never been to Zeno’s in Marshalltown, I would highly recommend it. Zeno’s gets the Christopher D. Bennett Endorsement. In particular, I can’t recommend the BBQ Brisket pizza enough. Smoked beef brisket, red onion, peppadew peepers. Drizzled with sriracha bourbon bbq sauce. It is even more amazing than it sounds. Even people with questionable taste in food products like Elizabeth endorse it. She normally only likes meat paste pizza.

The final picture with my Mom (dinking with her phone like a millennial) was taken on our way back from Wingstop on Sunday after our post-church lunch.

That is all the ROAD TRIP alternates I have. You’re welcome world!

I’m a Mean Photog, Better Feed Me Fauxtogs or Feed Me Picts, Ah, Feed Me Both of ‘Em

As you may have guessed, I have a ton of alternative BLACK & WHITE images for the WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. The world wasn’t ready for them on Monday. I’m not sure the world can handle them now, but I can’t hold them back any longer:


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Some of these pictures were taken on the north side of Boone. Some in my coop in the cube farm at the Computer Mine. Some on the way to Dickcissel Park. Some at the sculpture garden down in Des Moines. The picture of me blocking Jesse’s shot was originally taken by Bill. Shortly afterwards, a defeated and downtrodden Jesse retired from basketball.

I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that I have added an additional photo from Linda Bennett to the original post on the WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE on Monday. It somehow ended up in my spam folder. You can see the additional photo by clicking on the link below:

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 133 – BLACK & WHITE

There are plenty more BLACK & WHITE alternates coming your way in the coming days.

But, don’t forget to come out to the Boone Pizza Ranch tomorrow night between 5-9 to support the Boone First United Methodist Youth Group. Just bring one of these flyers:




For everyone of these we get with a paid meal, Pizza Ranch gives us $2. American. There will also be tip jars available for you to throw some additional scratch in.

I hope you’re as excited to see me there and I am excited to see you there!

Happy Birthday Nate!

Way back in May of last year I surprised Nate for his birthday. Well, I wasn’t the surprise, I was the distraction. While I was in the Manhattan area, I snapped a few photos:


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Some of the pictures were taken in Manhattan suburbs like Leonardville and Ogden and Shelbyville and Ogdenville and North Haverbrook.

Also, happy birthday to my sister Carla and Dawg Pound sister Monica. Since, you know, it is actually your birthdays today.

A Photo Journal – Henry Carroll – Pages 50-51

Pages 50-51 in the PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT are “A record of missed photo opportunities”. I think that the actual intention is to write down missed opportunities, but I translated it to mean times when the only camera I had on me was my phone. Sometimes that resulted in serviceable pictures and sometimes in not so serviceable pictures. Here are the 4 pictures that will be physically adhered into the physical photo journal:


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The first 2 pictures were taken at the Computer Mine. One of my favorite aspects of the day job is that our building sits next to a little forest. There is quite the collection of wildlife that comes to our backdoor.

The third picture is from the annual Youth Group Hay Rack Ride.

The final picture was taken at an Iowa State women’s basketball game where we lucked into second row seats.

Refreshed from Time to Time with the Blood of Patriots and Tyrants

Thought I would share a few cruddy cell phone pictures from my recent trip to Memphis with Russell and Jesse to watch Iowa State’s 21-20 beatdown of Memphis in the Liberty Bowl:


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You know you’re in Memphis when you walk into a hotel lobby and there is a musician setting up shop.

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Beale Street

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Greetings from Memphis!

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Beale Street

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Supper!

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Delicious Chicken and Waffles #wafflelife

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I want this Sam Cooke table.

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The King

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The King’s Final Resting Place

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In front of the gates at Graceland

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First time in Mississippi.

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Amazing Waffle House Experience. Waitress told us that she loved our “Northern Accents”. #wafflelife

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We will be sending a very nice letter to Waffle House about this amazing waitress!

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Back to Tennessee.

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This many people gathered to watch ducks walk from an elevator to a fountain. To John Philip Sousa.

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Some college football fanbases don’t have any problems filling a baseball stadium.

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The Memphis Redbirds play in a beautiful stadium.

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Post pep rally fireworks.

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Selfie Time!

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Cozy Corner is a big recommend. Their barbecue spaghetti, not so much.

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Delicious, delicious ribs!

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With the owner. Teenage Cyclone fan for the photobomb!

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The National Civil Rights Museum located where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

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Watched the Iowa State basketball debacle here. These musicians were solid, but made the night slightly uncomfortable.

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More Beale Street.

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Apparently Iowa State fans like their Busch Light.

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Even More Beale Street.

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Admittedly, not my best work. #wafflelife

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Sea of Cardinal and Gold

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Cyclones!!!

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Dig those sweet chrome helmets!

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This flyover by a FedEx 747 was both slow and scary.

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Weirdest halftime show ever? The Isley Brothers and other stuff.

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Victory Formation!

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Sing the alma mater!

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Victory Selfie!

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Jumbotron? Try minitron.

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I’ll be strolling into church some Sunday with this jacket.

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21-20* Should’ve been 28-20, but refs aren’t perfect.

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Leave these guys alone for a moment and they are staring at their phones.

There are plenty of real camera pictures that will be released eventually, but thought I’d get these out early. I didn’t take the real camera into the Liberty Bowl. A myriad of reasons, but in the end, you just need to know that it didn’t work out.

Memphis’ stadium is a little dumpy. It isn’t a complete dump, like where Kansas and Missouri play. But it isn’t nice like where Kansas State or Iowa or of course like Jack Trice.

I have to commend Russell. He survived almost 3 full days with me and Jesse. That isn’t an easy feat for most people. He is horrified that I photograph my food, but he is going to have to learn. That is how Bennetts roll. It is genetic. I swear it!

To surmise, it was a great trip that ended with a Cyclone victory! I’m already making plans for next year’s bowl game trip. Who wants in?

That Last Album Was Heavy, That Last Album Was Gritty, How You Gon’ Match That?

The world wasn’t ready for these LOW PERSPECTIVE pictures on Monday. I’m not sure the world is ready for them now. But I can’t hold them back any longer:


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Most of these pictures were taken in Memphis. Others were taken in my backyard. One was taken in my kitchen.

You’re welcome world.