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‘Through the Keyhole’

An RAF Police dog handler puts his police dog ‘Pacino’ through his paces on the dog agility course on Trebelzue airfield at RAF St Mawgan in Cornwall. Pacino is a tracker dog and is used to support the Defence SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Extraction) Training Organisation during their training courses as well as providing security for the Station.Cpl Tony Rogers is an RAF Photographer currently based at RAF St Mawgan.

This year, for the first time, the RAF is asking the public to vote for their favourite image in one of the categories. The judges have selected a shortlist of 9 of the best photographs from the whole competition and the public can now vote for their favourite image. This will become the ‘People’s Choice: Image of the Year’. Voting is at: Voters will be entered into a free prize draw when they tweet their vote for a chance to win an iPad Mini with a Red Arrows 50th Anniversary universal cover and an iPhone 5S cover. Voting opens today and closes at midnight on 27th August. The winning Photo will be announced at the Presentation Ceremony on 2nd September.

Winning Images from the RAF Photo Competition:

Each year, stunning photographs are published following the RAF Photographic Competition and the winning military and civilian photographers are named.

The Royal Air Force Photographic Competition judging has recently taken place at the RAF Museum, Hendon. The judges were; Alan Sparrow, Chairman of the Picture Editors Guild and Executive Picture Editor of the Metro; David Clapp the renowned landscape and travel photographer; and Paul Hudson from the RAF Museum.

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This Voicethread started by @feliciasullivan has been my main connection to other students in the course. It feels like a small group. Example of what S. Kolowich (2010) writes about in The Human Element:

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The big news story of the day for us.. some shots were fired in Ottawa killing a ceremonial soldier at the National War Memorial and inside the Canadian Parliament. I watched it unfold on CBC & CTV's live stream online and hope and prayed it wouldn't get out of hand and get a whole lot worse.. which thankfully it didn't.. The world is a crappy place at times. The lone shooter was shot dead so I 'm not sure we'll ever know fully why this happened but it's leaning towards home grown terrorism or at least that's the storyline for the moment.

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... if I tell you, "I have good news and I have bad news, which do you want to hear first?" Most people will ask for the bad new first. So this is a "bad news" email.

I watched a movie this morning that was so utterly bad, I finished it at just over half way through. It had an actress who had brought magic into my life in other movies and this one she only had a short part in before she was killed off. I would have to say the genre of this film could best be described as 'GORE!"

I don't do gore too well, not that I have a weak stomach or faint easily, but I always become repulsed thinking not about the gore itself, but about the people who feed on gore and get some type of magical pleasure from it. It makes we wonder if they're the kind of people who torture little animals and put razor blades in apples for the trick-or--treaters. I wonder about how many GORE people there are and how much pain they are causing all over the world.

Anyway, I just wanted you to know and the official Magic experienced email will come later.

I just bought a movie on Amazon, downloaded to my Amazon Movie Library and it is a real winner, based on an Oscar Wilde short story ... "Mrs. somebody's Fan" ... I'll have the correct name in the good new email and an image I feel is comprehensive. I only found out the movie was based on writing by Oscar Wilde, but all through the movie I noticed little phrases I thought were wonderful and hoped I could remember them. I may have to search out the Wilde short story and see if the quotes are his. I especially liked this one, "There is no saint without a past and no sinner without a future." This will be the good news Email.

The only magic in this movie is Lena Headey, a British Actress, who brilliantly plays the part of a Southern housewife. Her ability with dialect reminded me of Meryle Streep in "Sophie's Choice" another magic producing movie.

TV Shows We Used To Watch - Christmas 1959
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Christmas 1959

Christmas Eve 1959 - Thursday 24th December 1959 BBC Television

2:30pm Watch with Mother

(Watch With Mother was a cycle of children's programmes created by Freda Lingstrom. Broadcast by BBC Television from 1952 until 1973, it was the first BBC television series aimed specifically at pre-school children, a development of BBC radio's equivalent Listen with Mother, which had begun two years earlier. In accordance with its intended target audience of pre-school children viewing with their mothers, Watch With Mother was initially broadcast between 3:45 pm and 4:00 pm, post-afternoon nap and before the older children came home from school.

The choice of Watch With Mother for the title of the series was intended "to deflect fears that television might become a nursemaid to children and encourage 'bad mothering'"

2:45pm "The Man from 1997", comic fantasy with Charles Ruggles

3:30pm Faraway Look

4:40pm "The Apple Tree with the Golden Apples", a Czechoslovak film

5pm Children's Newsreel

5:10pm Crackerjack

(Crackerjack was a British children's comedy/variety BBC television series. It started on 14 September 1955 and ran for over 400 shows, first in black and white and later in colour, until 21 December 1984.)

5:55pm News and Weather

6:25pm Christmas Fare

6:30pm Carols from Canterbury

7:5pm James Stewart in the film "Trail to Christmas"

7:30pm Julie Andrews in "The Gentle Flame", by Francis Essex

8:15pm Menotti's Christmas Story with "Amahl and the Night Visitors"

9pm News Summary

9:5pm Rosalind Russell in the film "Sister Kenny"

10:55pm-12midnight Midnight Mass of the Nativity, from the Roman Catholic Bergkirche, Eisenstadt, Austria

Christmas Eve 1959 - Thursday 24th December 1959 ITA - Associated Rediffusion (London)

4:45pm For Children - Small Time

5pm For Children - Canadian Friends

5:55pm News

6:15pm Close Up with Herbert Lom

6:45pm Children's Carol Service

7pm Rawhide (western series)

8pm Dotto

8:25pm This Week

8:55pm The Deputy (western series)

9:25pm News

9:35pm Merry With Medwin

10:30pm Dial for Music

11pm News

11:2pm Dick and the Duchess

11:25pm Crooked Path

11:50pm-1:5am The First Communion of Christmas - Midnight Mass

Christmas Day 1959 - Friday 25th December 1959 BBC Television

8:30am George Mitchell Glee Club and Dennis Wilson Quartet

9-9:3am The Queen's recorded Christmas Message to the Commonwealth (sound only)

11pm Morning Service from St. George's Parish Church, Stockport

11:45pm Programme from the International Pestalozzi Children's Villages

12:15pm "Meet Mr. Kringle" film comedy

1pm News Summary

1:5pm Max Jaffa's Trio, Alicia Markova and the Linden Singers

1:35pm "Day's Before Christmas" Canadian film

2pm Boots and Saddles (western series)

2:25pm While Angels Watch

3pm Chipperfield's Circus Festival

4pm Billy Cotton's Christmas Party

4:45pm Barrie's "A Kiss for Cinderella"

5:15pm News Summary

6:20pm Christmas Night with the Stars

7:35pm Harry Belafonte in "Songs of Many Lands"

8:20pm Gary Cooper in "High Noon"

9:45pm News Summary

9:50pm "Bleak House" (part 11 final episode)

10:20pm Make May for Music

10:50pm Epilogue followed by Weather Report

Christmas Day 1959 - Friday 25th December 1959 ITA - Associated Rediffusion (London)

10:45am The Nativity

11:10am Christmas Morning Service from the Methodist Central Hall, Westminster

12noon This Wonderful World

12:30pm The Dickie Henderson Half-Hour

(Dickie Henderson, OBE (30 October 1922 – 22 September 1985) was a London-born entertainer.)

12:55pm News

1pm Christmas Box

2pm Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra

3pm The Queen

3:5pm "A Girl in Every Port" starring Groucho Marx

4:15pm Happy Christmas

4:45pm Richard Todd presents

5:30pm Educating Archie

(Educating Archie was a BBC Light Programme comedy show broadcast from June 1950 to February 1958 on Sunday lunchtimes featuring ventriloquist Peter Brough and his doll Archie Andrews. The programme was successful despite a ventriloquist on radio seeming strange, though in the United States, Edgar Bergen with Charlie McCarthy had also undertaken radio work. Educating Archie averaged 15 million listeners, and a fan club boasted 250,000 members. It was so successful that in 1950, after only four months on the air, it won the Daily Mail's Variety Award.)

6pm "Once Upon a Christmas" starring Mavis Traill

6:30pm News and Sports Results

6:45pm The Christmas Hour with Hughie Green

7:45pm Emergency - Ward 10

(Emergency – Ward 10 is a British television series shown on ITV between 1957 and 1967. Like The Grove Family, a series shown by the BBC between 1954 and 1957, Emergency – Ward 10 is considered to be one of British television's first major soap operas.)

8:15pm The Army Game

(The Army Game is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 1957 to 1961. Made in black-and-white, it is about National Service conscription to the post-war British Army. It was created by Sid Colin. Many stars, like Charles Hawtrey, William Hartnell, Bernard Bresslaw, Alfie Bass and Dick Emery became household names, and appeared in the Carry On films, which began with Carry On Sergeant, virtually a spin-off. It was made for the ITV network by Granada Television.)

8:45pm Take Your Pick

(Take Your Pick! was a United Kingdom game show originally broadcast by Radio Luxembourg in the early 1950s. The show transferred to television in 1955 with the launch of ITV, where it continued until 1968. As it was the first game show broadcast on commercial television in the UK (and the BBC did not at that point offer monetary prizes on its game shows), it was also by default the first British game show to offer cash prizes.)

9:15pm The Macomber Affair

10:45pm News

10:50pm The Turn of the Screw (Act 1) followed by the Weather

11:45pm The Epilogue

Boxing Day 1959 - Saturday 26th December 1959 BBC Television

12noon-5pm Grandstand
- Boxing
- Horse Racing from Kempton Park
- Motor Racing from Brands Hatch
- Football and Racing Summaries

5pm Whirlybirds

(Whirlybirds (sometimes called The Whirlybirds or Copter Patrol) is a syndicated American drama/adventure television series, which aired for 111 episodes — broadcast from February 4, 1957, through January 18, 1960. It was produced by Desilu Studios.)

5:25pm "The Three Princes" by Rex Tucker

6:15pm News Summary and Weather

6:22pm Laramie

(Laramie is an American Western television series that aired on NBC from 1959 to 1963. A Revue Studios production, the program originally starred John Smith as Slim Sherman, Robert Fuller as Jess Harper, Hoagy Carmichael as Jonesy and Robert L. Crawford, Jr., as Andy Sherman.)

7:10pm Dixon of Dock Green

(Dixon of Dock Green was a BBC television series following the activities of police officers at a fictional Metropolitan Police station in the East End of London from 1955 to 1976. Some episodes were later remade as a BBC radio series in 2005 and 2006.)

7:40pm Mother Goose with Frankie Howard

(The Boxing Day pantomime, recorded before an invited audience of 1,500, was Mother Goose starring Frankie Howard in his first role as a pantomime dame.)
9:10pm News Summary

9:15pm Quatermass and the Pit (Part 1)

(Quatermass and the Pit is a British television science-fiction serial, originally transmitted live by BBC Television in December 1958 and January 1959. It was the third and last of the BBC's Quatermass serials, although the character would reappear in an 1979 ITV production simply entitled Quatermass. Like its predecessors, Quatermass and the Pit was written by Nigel Kneale.)

10:45pm Old-Time Music Hall

(The Good Old Days was a popular BBC television light entertainment programme which ran from 1953 to 1983.

It was performed at the Leeds City Varieties and recreated an authentic atmosphere of the Victorian–Edwardian music hall with songs and sketches of the era performed by present-day performers in the style of the original artistes.

The audience dressed in period costume and joined in the singing, especially "Down at the Old Bull and Bush" which closed the show. The show was compered by Leonard Sachs. In the course of its run it featured about 2,000 performers.)

11:45pm Weather

Boxing Day 1959 - Saturday 26th December 1959 ITA - Associated Television (ATV London)

1:10pm News

1:15pm Ballroom Dancing, Horse Racing, Ice Show, Wrestling & Sports Results

5pm Patrick O'Hagan (songs)

(Patrick O'Hagan Songs was an Australian television series starring the Irish tenor. It was produced by station ATN-7 in November 1958, and began being broadcast in early 1959. Unlike most Australian-produced series of the era, which were live, Patrick O'Hagan Sings was produced directly on film, with a total of 26 episodes made, each of which was designed to fit in a quarter-hour time-slot. Patrick O'Hagan sang songs in the series.)

5:15pm Robin Hood

(The Adventures of Robin Hood is a British television series comprising 143 half-hour, black and white episodes broadcast weekly between 1955 and 1959[2] on ITV. It stars Richard Greene as the outlaw Robin Hood and Alan Wheatley as his nemesis, the Sheriff of Nottingham. The show followed the legendary character Robin Hood and his band of merry men in Sherwood Forest and the surrounding vicinity. While some episodes dramatised the traditional Robin Hood tales, most episodes were original dramas created by the show's writers and producers.)

5:45pm News

6pm Cannonball

(Cannonball was a 1958 Normandie Productions and ITC Entertainment co-production half-hour family drama series. Filmed in Canada but starring two American actors, the series followed the adventures of Mike Malone and Jerry Austin as they drove trucks across the US and Canada for the fictitious C&A Transport Company Ltd. The truck depicted in the series is believed to be that of a GMC Model 950 COE (cab-over engine) diesel tractor built and sold in the same decade by General Motors.

The series would appear to be unusual, as sources say it is one of the few ITC productions to air on ABC Weekend TV in the UK. Because Associated TeleVision (ATV) owners of ITC, also ran the London weekend and Midlands weekdays ITV companies, they tended to hold the rights for ITC series in order to show each one in the Midlands (where ABC was the weekend operator) during the week.

The series ran for 39 episodes in monochrome. In the last episode, Austin who was Malone's co-driver on the truck has a chance to go back and finish college. Malone knows this and knows he won't because Austin doesn't want to split their partnership. In his yearly medical, Malone pretends to have tunnel vision (lack of peripheral vision) which means he can't drive trucks any more. This means Austin is now free to go to college.)

6:30pm Boy Meets Girls

(Boy Meets Girls was a UK popular music TV show which was launched in September 1959 replacing the earlier show Oh Boy!.

The show was presented and produced by Jack Good. Marty Wilde was the principal resident male artist and The Vernons Girls were the female residents. Joe Brown made regular appearances. Other artists appearing included Terry Dene, Freddy Cannon, Little Tony & His Brothers, Adam Faith and Cliff Richard.

The director was Rita Gillespie for ABC Weekend Television part of the ITV network.
It closed in 1960; all 26 episodes were subsequently wiped, and none survives in ITV's archive as of 2009.)

7pm Wyatt Earp

(The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp is a western television series loosely based on the life of frontier marshal Wyatt Earp. The half-hour black and white program aired for 229 episodes on ABC from 1955 to 1961 and featured Hugh O'Brian in the title role.)

7:30pm Tommy Steele in This Particular Show

(Tommy Steele OBE (born Thomas William Hicks, 17 December 1936), is an English entertainer. Steele is widely regarded as Britain's first teen idol and rock and roll star.)

8:25pm The Voodoo Factor (Episode 3)

(Hard-driven scientist David Whittaker finds himself battling for the survival of the world against a disease spreading from a tropical island caused by a legendary spider-goddess.

Stars: Maurice Kaufmann, Maxine Audley, Philip Bond)

8:55pm News

9pm The Four Just Men

(The Four Just Men was a 1959 Sapphire Films production for ITC Entertainment. It ran for one season of 39 half-hour monochrome episodes.)

9:30pm Movie Time: "Counterblast" with Robert Beatty

(Counterblast is a 1948 British thriller film directed by Paul L. Stein and starring Robert Beatty, Mervyn Johns and Nova Pilbeam. It was made by British National Films at Elstree Studios.)

11:15pm The Invisible Man, followed by Weather Forecast and Epilogue

(The Invisible Man (later known as H.G. Wells' Invisible Man) is a British science fiction/adventure/espionage television series that aired on ITV from September 1958 to July 1959. The series was networked on CBS in the United States. It ran for 26 half-hour black-and-white episodes for two series and was nominally based on the novel by H. G. Wells, one of four such television series. The deviation from the novel went as far as changing the main character's name from Dr. Griffin to Dr. Peter Brady who, in this version, remained a sane man, not a power-hungry lunatic as in the book or the 1933 film adaptation. None of the other characters from the novel appeared on the series.)

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A dark cloud appears like a black sheep amongst the other fluffy racers. Green field and tree. In colour from a moving train near the river Severn. #ABC News America:Making Your Images Picture Perfect #30 Oct. 2013

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Well, I had good news and bad news...

The bad news is I found out that my computer has a mild allergy to chocolate protein shakes and is visiting my dear friends, the Mac Geniuses, to see if they can get the remains of such removed from its system. It did have a rather nasty reaction to the few sips my husband gave it. Hopefully it will be right as rain shortly.

On the flip side, Brion and I had a get together with friends and business associates on Friday night in Boston and we figured that we would stay the night instead of worrying about driving home. So I booked us into a regular room at the Boston Long Wharf Hotel. When we checked in Brion asked if there were any upgrades available since he has (VERY) frequent guest status.

The desk clerk said, "I'm sorry Mr. Carroll, but I cannot upgrade you any further."

Brion says, "Okay."

And the desk clerk finished with, "Because you are already upgraded into the Presidential Suite."

OMG!! Unbelievable! The first thing we saw as we entered the double doors at the end of the long hallway was a baby grand piano! I took tons of photos (of course) and will be posting them shortly. Needless to say, this kept my mind off my computer's least for a little while.

I hear it is recovering well so far and the prognosis is good. I shall still keep my fingers crossed that we caught it in time. And the macro shots I had just uploaded (and erased from my camera) and the shots from the ball fields on Saturday morning will just have to wait.

Until then...Cheers!! And keep thinking positively!! If I don't get around to visiting you, I am very sorry. But I will catch up as soon as I don't have to sit in the "dungeon" on the server to be online.

Computer -- died.

Replaced with a MacBook Pro

I am not complaining...well, not too much anyway. 🙂

Podcast Therapy
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Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Thompson records his weekly podcast “Ear Candy Update” at his home near Baltimore Aug. 31, 2014. Podcasting has become Thompson’s creative therapeutic outlets in his recovery from suicidal behavior. (DoD News photo by EJ Hersom)

And sadness descends
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Remember back in the day when I first got my MacBook Pro? I was so happy. My very first Mac. Those days are gone.

Thursday morning, I got up to do my usual morning routine of checking my email and RSS feeds over breakfast before uploading a picture, and just as I'd opened my first email the screen did something entirely unpleasant. Everything became blocky and pixellated. I couldn't make out a thing--barely where the open windows were. Panic set in after 10 minutes of intense troubleshooting with no resolution.

I asked Suz to take it in to the shop to see what the technician had to say. What he said was none too pleasant. "Your GPU is fried" he said, "and that's not the bad news. The bad news is that this laptop's GPU is soldered directly onto the motherboard, and so can't be replaced without replacing the entire board."

"And so, how much is that?" asked Suzanne on my behalf, knowing I'd happily pay a couple hundred to get my baby back.

"Honestly" said the man, "this machine isn't worth fixing anymore."


Well, I went through the denial stage, madly surfing knowledge bases and forums, unable to believe that it wasn't worth it to fix this (at the time of purchase) multi-thousand dollar machine which was less than 4 years old.

As it turns out the logic board (if you can find it at all) runs about 500 bucks USD. Putting it in is a harrowing affair that even makes Apple technicians cry and would cost about 200 bucks to do. Add 300 to that and you have a new MacBook with specs that blow this one's away. He was right. Not worth it.


So, lessons learned from a dead computer: When I bought it, I thought the MacBook Pro was the perfect solution--portability when I needed it and power to use at home. Well, yes, except I ran that little 128meg onboard GPU literally into an early grave. I used it nearly 100% of the time to run a 21" flat panel, with the laptop screen as a secondary monitor, and I used it to do mostly photographic processing, among the most graphics-intensive work you can throw at a machine. Laptops inherently run hot, and in retrospect, I expected a heck of a lot from the beast, and it delivered faithfully until it just gave it up. I will not expect a laptop to do the job of a desktop computer anymore. I think I used it for its real purpose--mobile computing--all of maybe 10 times in the years I owned it. For me, a laptop doesn't seem to be the right choice.

Although someone on the forums said that statistically, Mac notebooks have an average lifespan of only 4 years owing to the usual overwork, heat and carting around, so apparently I did okay. Still and all it's shocking that something so expensive should last so short a time. Computers are like cars: outdated the minute you bring them home, and anything but an investment.

All of this is a roundabout way of saying that I'm taking a short break from posting, because my digital darkroom decided to die. There's a fix in the works, so I'll let you all know when I'm back. With luck, end of next week should see me back at it.

Chow for now--and remember back up your files! Thankfully, all of my Aperture library is on external storage! 🙂

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Sunset at Royal Park
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The setting sun shining between two tree trunks. For ABC TV News/weather.

Taken with an iPhone 4S at just the right time. Adjusted levels in GIMP to make the tree silhouettes darker. Boosted colours via the FX-Foundly LAB Color Punch filter. Sharpened the flattened result with the standard Sharpen filter. Straightened the horizon.

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Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution #umbrellarevolution #UmbrellaMovement
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#occupyhongkong #umbrellarevolution #occupycentral #hongkong #hk #admiralty #iphoneography #iphone

"By Katie Brinn

The scene in Hong Kong over the past week has gone from chaos to calm and back again, as tensions grow and pro-democracy throngs clash with pro-China demonstrators.

It all started on Sept. 26, when hundreds of students gathered in a courtyard in Central Hong Kong, demanding an end to Chinese oppression and control. China’s modern history with Hong Kong has been complicated, to say the least. For more than 150 years, Hong Kong belonged to Britain. Then in 1997 Britain handed the thriving metropolis back to China in a political deal called “One Country, Two Systems,” which allowed Hong Kong to maintain some of the freedoms and independence mainland Chinese people do not have, such as freedom of the press and the right to assemble. The people of Hong Kong would even be allowed to elect their own leader in 2017.

But this summer China started to backpedal. It announced to Hong Kong that those elections could proceed only if the Chinese government selected all the candidates. To the people of Hong Kong, that meant they wouldn’t have much control over their own government after all.

The students hit the streets, and thousands from Hong Kong rushed to join them in the days that followed. The Chinese government and the protesters have dug in their heels, and negotiations have failed. Now counter-protests from pro-China residents are complicating the situation.

To understand how the protests have escalated to this point, check out the video above, so as we watch the conflict develop, you can say, “Now I Get It.”"

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SND Chicago 09: Train Sketch - MacBook
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A photo of the sketchnotes captured on-site and live in a Moleskine pocket sketchbook at the Society of News Design, May 16, 2009 at the Tribune Tower in Chicago, IL.

Created by Mike Rohde |

Photo-a-Day Year 3 Mosaic
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Image by Bill Selak
One: 1. Day 365: Busy Little Bees, 2. guitar hero, stuffed edition, 3. Rock out., 4. Attention... water comes out of faucets, 5. embodies a sole, 6. meet the bride, 7. new house, new puppy, 8. with a face like that, 9. lobby tree at APU, 10. Good sit Taylor, 11. Snowflakes in Glendale, 12. our first christmas tree, 13. nose

Two: 1. knit, 2. the red brick road to the ocean, 3. twist cap, 4. Good Fortune, 5. Daily Subs Lease, 6. Puma, 7. Basement, 8. Jason the Chef, 9. Emerald Bowl, 10. blue glow, 11. Three pointer, 12. Isabelle meets Ryan, 13. get your gift receipts ready

Three: 1. marriage license, 2. croissaint my heart, 3. learning the routines, 4. negative space, 5. Duaflex project, 6. blue jeans in a black and white world, 7. housewarming guests, 8. rosemary, 9. the heart of, 10. in case of emergency, 11. welcome home, 12. I hold the key, 13. Where did all the trick or treaters go?

Four: 1. I ate all my vegetables, 2. put up fences, 3. Taylor, off!, 4. One shot locker, 5. puppy accessories, 6. Earn Your Keep, 7. Taylor discovers the carpet, 8. Reminisce immediately, 9. sleeping puppy (for now), 10. Meet Taylor, 11. Crate, 12. soup, because it's getting cold, 13. blinds to the world

Five: 1. rollercoaster tracks, 2. fireside chats, 3. Pop goes the birthday present, 4. droplets on infrared, 5. warp speed, 6. Take a stand!, 7. an uninspired shot, 8. I wear dark sunglasses that aren't tight, 9. swells, 10. Ladies and gentlemen, Wayne on the clarinet, 11. steadycam, 12. Chasing the tail, 13. rhythm

Six: 1. Your #1 Fan, 2. widescreen tv webcam, 3. surprise party, 4. the library is set up, 5. Graduate campus, 6. new faucet, 7. Angels move on in the playoffs, 8. the future library, 9. ground it out, 10. say hello to jack, 11. the cable guy, 12. Next time, lock up the entire bike, 13. dinner guests

Seven: 1. liquid metal, 2. Chase this light, 3. A visit to LACMA, 4. Gas or electric?, 5. instrument inventory time, 6. new kitchen, 7. old fridge, 8. new fridge, 9. Setting up the library, 10. we got the keys!, 11. hammerfist, 12. the posted speed limit, 13. clo

Eight: 1. usb on blue, 2. packing jenga, 3. before the pack, 4. the francis band, 5. escrow papers (photo tip #3), 6. the cup is completely empty, 7. Lady Love, 8. three valves, 9. Them thar's hills be burnin, 10. You are two, 11. faster phone, 12. What the H?, 13. Back up your hard drives

Nine: 1. Day 1,000, 2. Out at Home, 3. Photo Tip #2, 4. How do you see the world?, 5. Letterman Jackets, 6. A box of chai, 7. Photo Tip #1, 8. A Big Kid Joke, 9. wilted roses for you, 10. birthday dinner, dark light, funny moment, 11. blinds, but now I sees, 12. compound playground eye, 13. Bob and John

Ten: 1. Spartan field, 2. Man of Many Phonemes, 3. Welcome to Michigan, 4. James and the Giant Dog, 5. dog goggles, 6. Trinity Brewery, 7. LoDo, 8. a clunker, 9. no U turn, 10. reflection, 11. the gig, 12. rehearsal, 13. Stone Brew

Eleven: 1. Sweet Baby James, 2. The Pendleton Loop, 3. air hockey, 4. The Brass Menagerie, 5. Do you take palm trees in your coffee? Or just cream?, 6. Countertops, 7. barrel tasting, 8. Hello new computer lab, 9. signs, signs, 10. She thinks she can get away with anything with that smile, 11. surfing the web, 12. chocolate peanut butter cups, 13. That's right, Pat put his MacBook Pro precariously on top of his car

Twelve: 1. Jenga with Jenga, 2. Now I Notice Tiles, 3. More Donated Dreamworks Computers, 4. Waiting for her daddy, 5. I put the X in X-ray, 6. Three point lighting, 7. zebra stripes and wine glasses, 8. Dashboard magic, 9. Call for Help, 10. caught on tape, 11. Major League Baseball, 12. Michael Jackson Memorial Service, 13. It's world wide

Thirteen: 1. the working musician, 2. Color burn building reflection on an empty Old Town Pasadena fourth, 3. Ribs Rock at Robin's, 4. Three hours in traffic, 5. The nephew snuggle, 6. Digipower, 7. skunk, 8. Mr. Soda Nose, 9. To the beach... and back, 10. The Infamous Bread Toss of 2009, 11. Closing In, 12. endless, 13. the best parking spot ever

Fourteen: 1. REV, 2. stepping stones, 3. Welcome to Texture City, 4. we will miss you, 5. the pool inspected at the above address has been inspected and is producing mosquitos, 6. The Replacements: donations, 7. Geoff here, on CBS-2 News, 8. just add water, 9. Congratulations Deacon Alan, 10. El Mariachi, 11. a cool looking gem-type rock, 12. birthday phone calls, 13. Landon likes cake

Fifteen: 1. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is fun again, 2. stripes and dots, 3. chipotle chicken burrito to go, 4. wanna play it, 5. I'm the wise guy with the bright idea, 6. chain gang, 7. teaching, 8. stuck behind a really, really slow vehicle on the way to work, 9. drip, drip, 10. this shot socks, 11. Lactase, 12. a trip to the Mann Chinese, 13. a thousand dances on an empty canvas

Sixteen: 1. love the staff parking, 2. painting our perfect home, 3. aye matey, 4. a sidewalk lunch with Chris, 5. Congratulations Divine Master, 6. a formal rose, 7. Welcome to our Deep Blue Sea, 8. the long and winding (and distorted) road, 9. meteorite storm, 10. battle of the cupcake, 11. rear view mirrors, 12. digital projection is a beautiful thing, 13. inside the gears of a clock tower

Seventeen: 1. Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart, 2. Stop ahead, behind, and under ahead, 3. The Rosedale Project, a fence without homes, 4. drive thru view of the Orange Bang dispenser, 5. small dog, big head, 6. A ride along the San Gabriel Riverbed Trail, 7. smoked baby back ribs, 8. follow the three blue lines as they travel through the frame, 9. pastel cassette deck mix tape, 10. giant green hose, 11. from the earth to the moon, 12. four twenty five was eight days ago, 13. Gene

Eighteen: 1. The 70s is alive and well, 2. commerce building by night, 3. high key parrot gradient, 4. Let's Go Fishing, 5. closing the blinds on mediocrity, 6. reflecting upon a time, 7. one legged man on a bus bench, 8. Blue in Orange, 9. Geneva Swings, 10. slow twitch muscle fiber, 11. put a cork in it, 12. the low end is the heart of the band, 13. The Lord looked down from heaven on the children of men

Nineteen: 1. old time gas station and a hand built motorcycle, 2. Let me ask you a question, how do you feel about frilly toothpicks?, 3. Bob Tron and his green bowl, 4. aerodynamic and warm, 5. called out of retirement, 6. a moon made of diamonds, 7. heirloom, 8. Easter egg laughs, 9. at the table, 10. deville devlle, 11. manipulative, 12. KidSpace, 13. Stone Brew stonework

Twenty: 1. mosquito hawk, 2. strawberry donuts, 3. caught you, 4. drinks all around, 5. rear view rear view, 6. crossing, 7. neon rectangles, 8. command, 9. Happy Birthday Maggie, 10. one shot wonder, 11. bleeding candle, 12. bounce the light, 13. blue hanger

Twenty One: 1. tow, 2. up against, 3. dance dance, 4. zig zag, 5. foggy storm before the calm, 6. need coffee, 7. pot of green, 8. chasher, 9. Rise of the Machines, 10. Family Portrait, 11. 270, 12. three walls, 13. pillar of salt

Twenty Two: 1. modern pyramid, 2. greenhouse, 3. Netbook, 4. Thermal camera, 5. shopping graph, 6. Wick, 7. electric mayhem, 8. Matt, 9. prison break, 10. fitting in, 11. 1, 2, 3, 12. 5 seconds of Scotty, 13. behind the waterfall

Twenty Three: 1. birthday cake, 2. endless, 3. argyle, 4. mirrors, 5. Isabelle looks, 6. snowman, 7. custom drink, 8. teacher mugs, 9. me - rain = happy bill, 10. tron, 11. iron off, 12. heartless, 13. here is the church, here is the steeple

Twenty Four: 1. broken heart, 2. francis a la iPod, 3. Eyeball, 4. large diaphragm, 5. fresh as a lemon, 6. bookshelf, 7. Ryan at dinner, 8. my shoes, 9. folded valleys, 10. I made homemade, 11. highs and low, 12. rewind, 13. Stout hearted

Twenty Five: 1. wtr sptlght, 2. unShure, 3. wshr, 4. Rules of podcast engagement, 5. iLife, 6. fenced in, 7. rllr cstr, 8. USB, 9. frozen vine, 10. table and wall at Starbucks, 11. Obama, 12. sew what, 13. Maggie inside

Twenty Six: 1. the captain, 2. cut, 3. ruby slippers, 4. Green flowery flower centerpiece, 5. Enemy of the State, 6. forked, 7. Vintage Everet, 8. f1.4, 9. Greg Laswell, 10. floored, 11. headbanger, 12. Emergency box, 13. Your function

Twenty Seven: 1. knit, 2. the red brick road to the ocean, 3. twist cap, 4. Good Fortune, 5. Daily Subs Lease, 6. Puma, 7. Basement, 8. Jason the Chef, 9. Emerald Bowl, 10. blue glow, 11. Three pointer, 12. Isabelle meets Ryan, 13. get your gift receipts ready

Twenty Eight: 1. the lattice from above, 2. my sister took me to see Schuyler Fisk, 3. Forth Winery, 4. Zebra Mountain, 5. Bird on a wire, 6. Intersection, 7. Zebra bells, 8. I hate the rain, 9. In, please, 10. Profile on a photographer, 11. Jolly Old Man, 12. Nightmare Before Christmas, 13. five o'clock shadow

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