Category Archives: Work

Pie in Micky’s Face

Last year’s Battle for the Cup came down to a tie again this year. Instead of having a rigged turtle race to determine The Witch, the two tied combatants decided to roll with an old fashioned Pie In Your Face competition.

Here are a few pictures from the battle:


Pie In Your Face!

Pie In Your Face!

Pie In Your Face!

Pie In Your Face!

Pie In Your Face!

Pie In Your Face!

Pie In Your Face!

Michelle is the new The Witch. There was a peaceful transfer of power from Cathie to Michelle at Zeno’s in Marshalltown. A good time was had by all.

Mantisdemic

Got a message that I needed come up front at work the other day. When I got up there, it was to check out this guy:




It was a good day at work!

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 160
FOCAL LENGTH: 60mm
APERTURE: f/4
DATE: 10/10/16 – 11:39
LATITUDE: 42.01246°
LONGITUDE: -93.61196°
PHOTO ASSISTANT: Vest
EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Real” by NF

Jordan Sunrise

One of the things that sucks about the shift I work is that I leave for work while the sun is rising (at this time of year). One of the things that is awesome about when I leave for work is that I leave for work while the sun is rising (at this time of year).


Jordan Sunrise

Just a quick snapshot to capture its beauty.

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CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 800
FOCAL LENGTH: 26mm
APERTURE: f/4.5
EXPOSURE: 1/60
NO GPS DATA RECORDED
DATE: 09/29/2016 – 6:40
PHOTO ASSISTANT: A quiet urgency to go to work.
EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “This is My Story, This is My Song” by Thelonious Monk

The Colo Derby

A couple Saturdays back I traveled to America’s crossroads: Colo, Iowa to take place in a turtle race that I have dubbed The Colo Derby.

My noble steed Titian dominated the competition, but on that day, it would NOT only be the turtles that smelled fishy. If you get what I’m laying down. Nudge-nudge-wink-wink! I’m saying the officiating was terrible. Okay.

Here are a few photos of this most American of travesties.



Most people never get this close to greatness.


Victory. Titian is thy name!


A training lap.




I’m hoping we can make some wishes out of turtle-planes.


The combatants and their steeds. Cathie (left) was the “victor”.

The official results and some dimestore (albeit very accurate) analysis:

1. Cathie’s Turtle (won because some people don’t understand time.)
2. Titian (second place because of the base ugly human emotion called jealousy.)
3. Joe’s Turtle (third place because Joe was afraid to touch his turtle and his turtle didn’t respect him for this weakness.)
4. Michelle’s Turtle (last place because Michelle hates animals and the turtle could sense it and the turtle quit on her.)

After the race was run, I placed Titian back in the 5 gallon bucket from which he came. I am a man. He is a turtle, but I know we made a very special connection that day. Our paths will cross again. We will have our vengeance!

Gannon and Duarte

Here is another photo from the work afternoon I spent with a group of people turning the old grain elevator in west Ames into an “art place”.




This was painted onto a window on the third or fourth floor.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
FOCAL LENGTH: Unrecorded
APERTURE: Unrecorded
EXPOSURE: 1/80
DATE: 04/13/2016 13:38
LATITUDE: 42.03700°
LONGITUDE: -93.68144
ASSISTANT: Micky Augustin