The pictures in the folder 2009-05-06 are of Shannon paying off a wager that she lost… to me.
I feel bad calling it a wager, because she didn’t really stand much of a chance of winning. Well she had one chance when I think about it.
We wagered on the outcome of a basketball game between the Iowa State Cyclones and the Northern Iowa Purple Hawks.
I know… I know… why would anybody be foolish enough to put up anything of value in the vain belief that the Purple Hawks would actually best the Cyclones.
What UNI had going for them was that Iowa State was in the middle of its worst run of basketball in its modern history. This was still a couple years before Fred Hoiberg rode in and saved Iowa State basketball. Iowa State was still being coached by a former Purple Hawk by the name of Greg McDermott. In his defense he had coached okay when he was a Purple Hawk but coming up the big leagues proved too be too big of a step for him and he failed miserably in Ames.
Fortunately Iowa State got bailed out when some parochial school in Omaha (I think that is in Montana) took him off our hands. A miracle that has repeated itself twice. Once when Auburn took Gene Chizik off our hands and then again when Auburn (seriously thank you Auburn) took James Bond villain and terrible administrator Steven Leath off our hand. Auburn has since fired both of them. I think McDermott still coaches at the parochial school.
The obvious happened. The Cyclones strode into whatever middle school gym the Purple Hawks play in and mercilessly pounded UNI 71-66 in overtime. No fooling, McDermott was a terrible coach.
I don’t know what would’ve happened if I would’ve lost the bet, but it seems pretty irrelevant. Shannon had to dawn a piece of Cyclone clothing and pose for a photo session.
Here is the results of that session:
It doesn’t appear that I have ever published these pictures. It might have been part of the wager that the pictures were to never become public. I figure either the statue of limitations have run out on that deal or what does it matter? I’m sure they’ll be closing UNI down in the next couple of years and it will be just a footnote in history like Des Moines University or Highland Park College or Sioux Empire College or Iowa Wesleyan… Oh wait, they decided to keep Iowa Wesleyan open.
Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve a Mother’s Day barbecue.
This is my final collection of RAGBRAI pictures from last year when RAGBRAI passed through Boone.
Now that I’ve published last year’s RAGBRAI photos it is time to hit the backlog and publish pictures from last year’s balloon festival.
It is well established that my favorite theme for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE is BLACK & WHITE. Therefore I took several BLACK & WHITE pictures in the last week and not just the picture of Taylan that I used as my submission for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE.
Here are a few more of those BLACK & WHITE pictures:
There aren’t many pictures in the folder 2009-04-11, so I’m publishing photos from the folder 2009-04-20.
The pictures from the folder 2009-04-11 are from when Derrick and Jen moved into their new house. They moved about a month after I moved. They have since moved again. I have not. They have added 4 people to their living circumstances. I have added Naima. I’m not moving anytime soon. Naima seems to like it here.
The pictures from the folder 2009-04-20 are from the Iowa State Spring Game. I miss the Spring Game. I hope Iowa State brings it back someday. Not for the game itself, but it is just nice to get outside and watch some football in April.
Here are some pictures:
By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:
Next week’s walk down memory lane will involve Tom Harkin, ice cream, and probably flowers.
As the 2019 RAGBRAI continues to wind its way across Iowa, now seems like a good time to publish more pictures from the 2018 backlog of when RAGBRAI passed through Boone.
As we get very near the beginning of another RAGBRAI, I need to get more of
last year’s RAGBRAI journey through Boone.
As I was looking through these photos, I realized how great it would have been to have Rodan139 back then to get some aerial images of the mass of humanity that rode their bikes through Boone. Maybe this year, but let’s face it probably not. I’ve been hemorrhaging PTO lately and I think I’m about to ask for a bunch more.
Here are some more images:
I have plenty more RAGBRAI photos left to share!
In 2018, RAGBRAI went through Boone on its way to its overnight destination of Ames.
If I remember correctly, I worked 7-9 in the morning, then hung up my pick axe and came to Boone to photograph the riders as they came through Boone or stopped in Boone to enjoy the festivities that we offered.
At the time, I remember being worried that I would miss most of the riders as I saw many of them already pouring into Ames on my way from the mine back to the Photography 139 Studio. As you’ll see, that was a fool’s worry.
I took 400 pictures, so as I pick out a few of my favorites, they will be broken into a few volumes.
There are plenty more RAGBRAI pictures in the chute!
This is your reminder that this week’s WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme is BREAKFAST:
BREAKFAST. Easy enough.
Happy photo harvesting!
My photo organization for early 2019 is a complete mess. I’m trying to reorganize it a bit on the fly. Today’s collection of images come from the folder 2009-02-18/Arizona_Day_3.
These pictures were taken in Arizona as the vacation part of the trip was starting to wind down and the business part of the trip was getting ready to start up. Lowell and Eric came into town and we met up with them and checked out some more Spring Training.
Here are some pictures:
By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entry to it’s original glory:
Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve more from the trip to Arizona.
There are several folders inside the folder called 2009-02-18, so rather than having one of those fifty photo journal entries, I’ve decided to break them down by the subfolder. This subfolder is called ARIZONA_DAY_2.
The pictures in this folder are from when I went to Arizona with Jesse on a trip that was 50% work related and 50% for fun.
Day 2 of the Arizona trip involved checking out the Chicago Cubs Spring Training facility and then hanging out on this weird rock-hill-miniature mountain type thing:
By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entry to its original glory:
Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve even more of the trip to Arizona.
It has been awhile since we checked in with THE SELFIE PROJECT. I figured today was as good of a day as any to check out March before April is over.
I’m not sure I did more interesting things in March than I did in February or January where it felt like I never left the house. I think I’ve continued that in April. I actually even left the state in April!
Here are my favorites from March:
No doubt you already excited to see my April “adventures”.