Monday, October 30, 2006

Baseball: A Cautionary Tale for Bloggers.

Yup. Sometimes we can be wrong. Or... sometimes we can be a little premature. Nevertheless, the Tigers, considering where they had been the last 15 years or so, had a hell of a season, and a good post-season run. Favorite columnist, Mitch Albom, has a nice take on the season and the World Series here .

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Baseball. A Cautionary Tale for Cardinals Fans.

I've avoided posting anything about baseball for weeks. After the Tigers fell behind in the World Series 3-1, I have only this to say: The Cardinals were up 3-1 in 1968 as well, and you know how that ended. I'd feel better if we had this guy from '68 to turn to, though...

If the Tigers lose, it will be the first World Series loss for them in my lifetime... and you now know I'm pretty old.

Diversion... Sunrise?

Time again to play a game.

What is this?

I'll give you a hint: It was taken at the NOTRA Other Breed Nationals on Sunday... Have fun. Post your guesses to the comments section.. we'll highlight the most entertaining guesses.
(And, of course, the correct answer... if there is one.)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Lollygagging in New Jersey

I have images we need to post, but will wait till we have the all-important high speed connection. We're in the New Jersey portion of the extended year-end trip, hanging out at Barlow Chevrolet in Delran- waiting to hand over all the money we made at the LGRA/NOTRA weekend, and more, for new water pump, hoses, belts, thermostat, coolant, etc. Now we have to start saving for the inevitable transmission overhaul. We know it's coming, we just don't know when.

Future posts will review the bizarre judging at the Region 6 regional, and we'll have to report how Rally did against the fast East Coast dogs at the racing nationals, and maybe even a review of the business in Elkhart that smoothed out our ride.

Till then....

Thursday, October 12, 2006

What th...??!??!!!?!??

The photo in the previous post was taken Monday afternoon.

This was taken this morning.. Thursday.

Actually had near-whiteout conditions driving back from Ann Arbor this afternoon!

We gotta get outta here!! Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 09, 2006

Who Needs A Stinkin' Treadmill?

Just showin' off the birthday present that will go a long way toward getting the girls ready for hunting season. About 5 weeks, and counting! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 05, 2006


I've read some funny stuff in my life, but this, from The Smoking Gun has got to be close to the top of the list.

You know how you always read about prima donna celebrities who have weird and strange requests, wait- make that demands- when they perform... special water, or sandwiches, cheeses, candies, etc? Well, TSG has obtained the concert rider of Iggy & the Stooges... unlike anything you've ever seen. It's long, 18 pages. I still haven't gotten through all of it, partly because I can't stop laughing.. unfortunately, I can't cut and paste a few excerpts here, because TSG has some kind of anti-theft geekery going on. Hell, I'm giving them the credit! Anyway, go read it all. It's worth it.

By the way, did I ever mention that I knew Iggy, way back in 1964, when he was still just little Jimmy Osterberg, drummer for the garage band, The Iguanas? A whole post in itself.

Political Hell...

I hate political ads. When they're from a candidate I disagree with, and they're negatve to boot, my blood pressure goes up; especially if they're total bullshit, (and aren't they all?). When I agree with the candidate, I still get upset because they're usually not pushing the issues that matter. They're all aimed at Joe Dufus and his inbred family who aren't even going to vote anyway.

So, it's bad enough this time of year, that we've got to endure congressional races, and senatorial races, and gubernatorial races for whatever state we happen to be in... but today, we're sitting in the ancestral home of all motor homes: Elkhart, Indiana. This stretch of the state, from South Bend to Elkhart is known as Michiana. Why? Because they're only a couple miles from the Michigan border. Know what that means? We're tortured by Indiana and Michigan political ads!

November 8th can't come soon enough! Geesh, another month of this crap.

Shot On Site Schedule Update

Time again, for a quick nuts-n-bolts post to let the interested know where we're going to be for the next couple months as, I think we've got it pretty well nailed down. (The dis-interested can go make themselves a coffee or something.) We're gonna put a ton of miles on the Express, that's for sure.

Oct 7-8 LARK LGRA racemeets, Oberlin, OH
Oct 14-15 MGA ASFA Region 6 Inv./trial, Erie Metropark, MI
Oct 21-22 LGRA/NOTRA OB Nationals, Marlton, NJ
Oct 28-29 Visiting NY, being tourists unless someone has a suggestion.
Nov 4-5 CCNY ASFA Region 9 Inv./trial, Gilbertsville, NY
Nov 11-12 ESCA ASFA Region 3 Inv./trial, Rio Rancho, NM (pending approval)
Nov 18-19 TCC Hunts, somewhere in the Southwest
Nov 23-26 4 Club 4 Day ASFA weekend, Los Alamitos, CA
Dec 2-3 AAWC ASFA Region 4 Inv./trial, Hutto, TX
Dec 9-10 ACC ASFA trials, Tallahassee, FL
Dec 30 - Jan 1 GANG ASFA Year End Madness, Cartersville, GA.

And, in case you weren't counting, from Oberlin, OH this weekend, to Cartersville, GA at year end, that's 5440 miles... as the crow flies!

See you somewhere, I'm sure.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Chimney Rock Park Web Album

Ok.. I've tried out the new Picasa web album. Click the link above, and you'll see more images from Chimney Rock Park than you'd ever want to see!

This will be handy for events where we want to show more photos than Blogger will allow to be uploaded.

Remember that all images are Copyright Shot On Site Photography. Try and leave them where they are.

More from Chimney Rock Park.

Don't know about you, but I think waterfalls just look better in black and white.
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Touristas at Chimney Rock Park

After Dog's Camp, we stayed a few days in Asheville to be tourists. Not wanting to be completely middle class, (and not wanting to spend $80!), we blew off Biltmore Estate, and went to Chimney Rock Park, (Near Bat Cave, NC). This is Chimney Rock. It's up there... about 2300 feet. Manmade Lake Lure can be seen in the background. The trails go even higher... probably around 3500 feet; maybe more.

But first we took the low trail, with Rally and Fanny, to the base of the 400' Hickory Nut Falls.

..and did the self-timer family portrait thing.

Interesting fact: Chimney Rock Park stood in for upstate New York in the, mostly unmemorable film, Last of the Mohicans.

Odd, with all this mountainous grandeur...

...this is my favorite shot of the day.

I'll post a link to the Picasa web album when I give it a try, so there will be many, many more Chimney Rock images.Posted by Picasa

The Dog's Camp..

So, you ask, what's the deal with this "dog camp" that you have to go to every year, and can't do our specialty?? Huh? Just what about it??!!?

Well.. those infernal "clickers" aside.. The Dog's Camp is mostly about fun..

and love,

of all kinds. And that's about it.

There are a few thousand more images at our web site, if you really want to get a feel about what it's like. Posted by Picasa