Before delving further into the Cyclone game, I need to post a website.
You should check out this website if you live anywhere near Kansas (which according to Google Analytics none of you do, but I am strangely big in Gillette, Wyoming) and head to this sale.
My Aunt Linda is downsizing her possessions as she is looking to move into a smaller house. She has some pretty sweet stuff for sale. I am personally eying the bowl of billiard balls. But there is much, much more.
- 1950 Mar Company metal dollhouses
- Unique small, black Duncan Phyfe table
- 3 Treadle sewing machines
- Wooden rolling pins
- Handmade maple bread boards
- Electric freestanding roaster
- Red & White Graniteware
- Wilton cake pans
- 2 Living Room sets – 4pc & 3pc
- Old kitchen cabinet
- Antique pot belly stove
- 2 antique cook stoves
- 2 Wood desks circa 1950
- Treddle sewing machine base table
- 4′ Oak church pew
- Wooden school desk
- Gossip bench
- Claw-foot bathtub
I don’t even know what a Gossip bench is, but it sounds pretty cool.
To the game…
I am told that “work half-done isn’t done at all”. The Cyclones ended the 2nd Quarter with the game half done and owning a commanding lead.
Cyclones 20 Jayhawks 0
I have to be honest. Sometimes being a Cyclone fan is like being hit in the head with a mallet every morning. I’ve seen the Cyclones blow enough leads in my time that with a 20-0 lead, all I could think about it during halftime was when we fumbled the ball away in the red zone and lost a scoring opportunity.
Horace said: What’s well begun, is half done.
Iowa State certainly began well.
Arnaud and Robinson
Another Cyclone First Down!
End of 1st Quarter
14-0 lead to end the first quarter. A good Saturday thus far.
I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to move my website to a different server. That is going to be a goal of mine in the next couple of weeks. Until then, I’m going to have to post all of the Kansas game pictures in the journal.
I’m going to start with a collection of pictures from before the game. It was another disappointing Iowa State loss, but I don’t wish to dwell on it. After all, John Greenleaf Whittier said it best in his poem Maud Muller:
A manly form at her side she saw,
And joy was duty and love was law.
Then she took up her burden of life again,
Saying only, `It might have been.`
Alas for maiden, alas for Judge,
For rich repiner and household drudge!
God pity them both! and pity us all,
Who vainly the dreams of youth recall.
For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: `It might have been!`
Ah, well! for us all some sweet hope lies
Deeply buried from human eyes;
And, in the hereafter, angels may
Roll the stone from its grave away!
Cy crossing the street
I didn’t know they still made this beer.
Leaving the field.
It was time for kickoff and it had been a pretty good Saturday thus far.
Happy Birthday to this guy:
I don’t know where he got his questionable taste in athletic teams…
Last Sunday I had some unexpected free time when I got fired from a friend’s photo project.
That is right I got:
- A career change opportunity
- The Pink Slip
- Let Go
- Made Redundant
- Skill-mix Adjustment
- Walking Papers
- Shown the Door
- The Ax
On the positive side, this freed up my Sunday afternoon.
I made the use of my time by taking some flower pictures.
I also was able to witness some Ames Party Bus painting. I have more pictures of this, but even posting the one picture that I’m posting is kind of violating an agreement I made.
I made use of my unexpected freed up future.
Perhaps you were hoping to see pictures of the Cyclones schizophrenic performance last night, but I haven’t gotten that far yet. The pictures below conclude the pictures from Iowa State’s dismantling of South Dakota State.
There aren’t many pictures because a night game isn’t a great environment for photo taking.
Maybe it is a bit early, but I think I’m smelling an Independence Bowl Road Trip coming up at the end of this year.
This year I took a different route selecting pictures for the Photo Contest. I put together 20 pictures and then had certain people select and name 1 picture from that list. I then entered those pictures.
I liked the way this process worked out. I will do it again in the future, with only a slight tweak here and there.
These are the pictures that were entered:
This picture was selected by Shannon. The picture was part of my experimentation with light painting. This is an experiment that I need to start back up again. The name comes from the flower being in the spotlight.
Soaking up the Rays
This picture was selected by Teresa. This picture was taken at the State Fair.
Grains and Creases
This picture was selected by Jay. This picture was taken of wooden praying hands outside of a Baptist church in Paducah, Kentucky.
This picture was selected by my Mom. This picture was taken north of Boone. I actually named this picture. It comes from the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote: “Nature is saturated with deity.”
“The Last Dragon”
I picked this picture because one person I asked to pick a picture never made a choice. I really can’t remember what I named this picture, but it might have been named after the classic 80s kung fu flick Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon. It is also possible that I named it “Jay LeRoy”. This picture was taken while I was sitting on my back on the sidewalk in front of the basilica in Dyersville. There has been a glow effect thrown onto this picture.
The Last Refuge
I also picked this picture because I needed to switch out another picture that didn’t print very well. This picture was originally in color, but I switched it to black and white because I wanted to enter more than 1 black and white picture. The name of this picture comes from the Samuel Johnson quote: “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” This picture was taken at ground zero of the Ames fireworks show. This picture did get 3rd Place in the Black and White division. One more ribbon for the trunk.
I am currently taking application for photo selectors for next year.
The final four pictures that were not selected all come from Independence Day.
Todd lighting fireworks. Shannon watching.
Fireworks from below.
Fireworks from below.
Shannon observing the fireworks.
That concludes the presentation of the 14 pictures that didn’t make it to the photo contest.
Saturday was this guy’s birthday:
It was also the birthday of this punk:
While going through some pictures I found this picture:
I hope this is the right day.