Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Today was rough because instead of just photographing cool trick-or-treaters, I was running all over town at different haunted houses which wasn't what I wanted to take photos of at all. Anywho, these thugs insisted I take their photo and although I usually don't, tonight I did. Just one of those nights.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Mr. Hockey

Yesterday was the fourth time I've met Gordie Howe and he's a class act EVERY time. Including the time I worked at Home Depot in Traverse City back in 1997. I was the helper outside and I loaded some flooring into the back of his van for him and his wife. There was a hockey stick in the back of my car so like that annoying fan I told him to "Hold on." So he was cool and waited. I ran to my car and asked him if he could sign the stick. He took a look at it, then looked at me and then he grabbed the stick and hit it onto the ground a few times. " Tell me you don't play with this piece of shit," he said. I know it wasn't the best hockey stick but it was the only one I had ! Regardless he obliged and signed it.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Don't let that smile fool ya. When this goat wasn't in front of my camera today, it was trying to win the title of "world's most annoying animal" by lightly head-butting my shins and trying to eat my shoes.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Ain't no party like a chippewa party

I've missed posting photos, I was in Dallas visiting my girlfriend so it feels like forever since I've gotten to post on the 'Octpob' ('Island' in Russian pronounced in English- Ostrov). It was an awesome time, Texas is a great state. Now down to business.
This is from the Central Michigan University homecoming toward the end of September. It's 35 mm and a lot of the photos have been coming back to me overexposed so I'm hoping it's a Wal-Mart mistake and not my camera's. The second photo is from Houston, it's a taco stand somewhat similar to Taco Jose* (*see earlier post on Taco Jose's insanely delicous tacos) except this one is 'El Taco Llenito' and is a vehicle, while Taco Jose is a trailer. Anyway, both tacos were the best. I didn't see one taco stand in dallas, although I'm sure they've got at least one. So I was dissapointed. However, they had tons of other good food (Buffalo Burgers..etc.).

Monday, October 15, 2007


While driving to many an assignment I pass this dried up pond but yesterday I actually took a photo of it. I suppose that if you were a boat, this is how you'd want to go.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Pickup truck repair

I was driving around south of Port Huron (Marine City) and this fella was sitting under his '86 GMC pickup hood fixing his truck. I thought it was cool that he was actually sitting in it. We stood around and talked about old trucks for a while and how the newer trucks don't have any room to work on them any more. Something you can't tell by looking at the photo, is that there were two good size dogs on the other side of a fence to my left (behind the truck) and they wouldn't stop barking. It was one of those continuous loud barks. A couple of good guard dogs just doing their job.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


The air quality in Port Huron is super bad and as I saw this on the Canadian side tonight coming back to the office, I'm not sure what's burning but it makes me think that it's not helping.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Record high

Yeah, today reached 88 degrees which surpasses the old record of 84 degrees set in 1997.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Downtown PH

This is the part of downtown Port Huron that can be seen from inside the Times Herald's building.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Cross Country

Cross country runnin' today south of town.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Go Vikings !

These were some superfans that have a reputation for putting their all into cheering for the home team. Took this photo tonight and the home team couldn't score quick enough 'cause this crew was chomping at the bit to jump from their seats to yell and applaud.