Sometime in late 2008 my organizational process of my photos went all FUBAR. The result is that it appears that I have actually lost several images from late 2008 and early 2009.
None of the lost pictures are of much consequence, but it is annoying nonetheless.
Part of this breakdown in the system was that it seems that rather than breaking images into folders by date, I just dumped a ton of pictures into the December folder.
Fortunately for you, I don’t usually take a ton of pictures in December. However, this still potentially might be one long journal entry.
There are pictures from Iowa State at night, Toys for Tots, an American Legion event in Roland, Iowa State basketball, Shannon dressed nice for once, a night with the Daniels, and crayfish that took home from a Chinese buffet.
Here we go:
Looking at those pictures something that struck me is that I had forgotten how badly Greg McDermott had destroyed Iowa State’s basketball program. Thank you Creighton for taking him off of our hands! It is a debt that can never be repaid!
All those pictures added to the Photography 139 Gallery enabled me to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” journal entries to their original glory:
Boone Taxi Driver
Toys for Tots
Burying the Lead
Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve hanging around the ACTORS Studio.
The pictures in the folder called 08-19-08 are from a trip to the Iowa State Fair.
Here are a few of them:
There are many more pictures than this from my 2008 trip to the Iowa State Fair. You can check them out by clicking on the link below:
By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” blog to their original glory:
State Fair Olla Podrida
Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve Jen and Derrick’s wedding.
The images from the folder 07-20-07 run the gamut from pictures from the first mission trip I ever went on to pictures from the Miller Farm to pictures from a RAGBRAI stop in Ames.
The mission trip photos are from Cedar Rapids. I went with an adult group from my church.
The Miller Farm pictures were taken before June and Dean moved off the farm and into town.
The mission trip to Cedar Rapids was after a flood. After working the second day, you drove home. One the second day we worked in a house where they had to pull a Youth Group out of because they found pornography.
I still can’t describe how bad that house smelled. The family had left their cat behind. It survived the initial flood. Then it came back to the house. Then it crapped all over the house. Well, mostly behind the couch. The food was still in the fridge. You could stand on the other side of the street and still smell the house.
By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Photography Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:
Cedar Rapids Trip Day 1
Cedar Rapids Trip Day 2
There are a ton more pictures from the Cedar Rapids Mission Trip than I posted here. You can peruse those by clicking on the link below:
There are also a ton more pictures from the Miller Farm. You can peruse those by clicking the link below:
Next week’s walk down memory lane will involve a vacation I made to Kentucky.
This is your reminder that this week’s WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme is TOY!
A TOY photo is any photo that involves what you would consider a TOY (opinions vary).
Happy photo harvesting!
I would be remiss, if I let a day such as this pass without wishing a very happy birthday to Stephanie!
Happy Birthday Stephanie!
I’m thinking of bringing the happy birthday well wishes back, but that is a lot of pressure to put on me.
One of the smartest and most talented and most interesting people I know!
Happy birthday Steph!
For those of you who don’t have the good fortune to know Stephanie, she is in the bunny glasses.
Unrelated, for some reason Michelle from day job made this video. Enjoy:
As always, if you are an email subscriber to this here blog, you will have to go to the website to watch the video. It is 16 seconds long and it is glorious!
Since a few people have been asking, I am making a formal announcement.
THERE IS NO CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA AKA BENNETT-FEST THIS YEAR!
The reasons are multiple and complicated, but it is probably your fault. If you search your heart, you know it to be true.
So there will be NO:
– Baby Got Rack Award Winning Barbecue
– Hardcore Firetub Action
– Sidewalk Chalk
– Golden Retriever
– Master’s Playlist
– Stimulating Conversation
– Catching up with old friends
– No photos like the ones below
Better luck in 2018. I have the idea for that year’s invite. I just need to find some volunteers and some costumes.
Pretend like I published this on January 1, just like I meant to do.
It is that day at Photography 139 Headquarters where we take down our old Photography 139 Calendar and put it in the trunk with many of the other remnants of our past.
We like to think that 2016 was a successful year for Photography 139 and I’d like to thank everybody that was responsible for making it appear so.
So to my list of email blog subscribers…
Tim Tucker’s Lady Friend
Thanks for a great 2016! Of course, I’ll try to do better in 2017. Hopefully our little family will continue to grow in the new year!
A few weeks back I took Nader down to Des Moines for his birthday. We bummed around the downtown area and then met Jeff, Yin, and a couple of Baiers for lunch at Mad Meatball. Here are a few pictures from the bumming around phase of the day:
We also randomly ran into Shadi in the East Village. It was a good day. Nader messed around and got a triple-double.
Here are some general pictures from my recent trips to the Iowa State Fair with Baby Got Rack, Stephanie, Kelly, Yin, Jeff, and the Beavers!
I was going to tell this story about the New Jersey woman I met that was just the worst. Like all people from New Jersey. But at this time I think it is just enough to point out that people from New Jersey are the worst.
If I get motivated, I might leave the story in the COMMENTS section of this here post later.
So without further adieu…
It was a successful Iowa State Fair. Next year, I might unretire and enter the Photo Contest again. Of course, I said that about Pufferbilly Days as well and decided that it just wasn’t for me this year.