Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Update

Well it has been a while. I did post the promised photos from Rome. One of my loyal readers expressed interest in traveling with me on my next trip. What they fail to realize is you have to take the good with the bad and ugly. My next trip is approaching quickly, and I don't believe my reader would like to go to Western Africa. Its hot and sticky and I stick out like a sore thumb. However, I will approach my supervisor about bringing another Gator fan with me.

For some more news. I have finally upgraded my Laptop to a dual core Macbook Pro. The thing is smoking hot. I will give you a review after this next trip.

Things have been happening really fast around here, for me anyways. Sunshine and I have been spending time together, which cuts deeply into my intergeek (internet geek) time. I have also been eyeballing some real estate in the area so that my rent goes to my property as opposed to someone else's pocket.

Take care and watch for new posts. Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Rome Pics

Here you see the Colosseum in Rome where christians were used as entertainment, and Maximus insulted Commodus in Gladiator the movie.





Here is the crowd leaving the Vatican. It was intimidating at first, but I escaped without harm.






Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence. Loaded with shops and stabilized by wood 4x4s. Hopefully they are pressure treated.






Enjoy the pictures. Sorry it took so long to post. Check the new link to Penrod's World

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Sunday, Lazy Sunday

Well, it has been a couple of days and I thought I would jot a few things down to let everyone know that I am still kicking.

First, yesterday I spent the day with a friend at the jefferson memorial. A great place in DC to visit. It was a little chilly, but all in all we had a good time. We walked around the tidal basin, and my friend allowed me to take several pictures of the local wildlife. Gulls and ducks and geese. Lots of fun for me. Most of my shots were of the gulls. I filled up the remainder of a 2 gig compact flash card. Around 300 pictures. Shortly after putting my camera away, because I forgot to bring another card, I spotted an eagle looking for dinner. As it swooped down to the basin and grabbed a fish, I thought to myself, that would have been a great shot. I will, from now on, have lots of memory with me.

I was able to catch two movies this weekend. First, Wild Hogs. This is a funny movie with lots of slap stick comedy. If you are looking for a few laughs and not a very deep plot, you might enjoy this movie. Seeing John Travolta and William Macy play in this type of comedy was fun. I give it 3.5 stars out of 5.

Next, this afternoon Kirby and I went and saw Amazing Grace. This movie has a more serious tone and shows some history into the struggle for abolishing the slave trade in England. It is the story of William Wilberforce. One of the great christians of history and his battle to outlaw slave trading in the English empire of old. This movie was very well done and showed how a man with a higher calling can serve. I recommend this movie to anyone who has every wondered how and why the song was written.