Archive for July, 2008

Meet Close Call
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By etrigan - Last updated: Thursday, July 24, 2008

Several of us had a near-death experience Sunday, but I wanted you all to know that we’re just fine and explain what happened. Becky, Sandy and I decided to go see the new Batman movie — awesowe, btw — and we got a call from Mike and Kelly that they were going to the same […]

Le Dope
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By Doctor - Last updated: Thursday, July 17, 2008

I just can’t believe it is all happening yet again this year.  First Beltran flees from the testers, and then drops out. An now, stage 6 winner, and leader in the KOM jersey race, Ricardo Ricco, has popped positive following his win.  He’s out, arrested, and goodbye to Saunier Duval as well.  Who’s next?  Evans, […]

Hello Midsummer
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By k-pho - Last updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Howdy folks.  Hope you’ve all got your hustle right this summer and everything’s chill.  We have sufficiently thawed up here in the tundra.  Took a little trip to Acadia and Bar Harbor over Memorial Day.  Pic of the little man on top of Cadillac Mtn: Gardening has taken up most of my free time as […]

Waiting for the iphone…
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By etrigan - Last updated: Friday, July 11, 2008

This is (hopefully) the last picture you’l see from me and my Sidekick. 45 minutes after opening and two customers have been processed. It’s gonna be a long day for AT&T. Blogged with MessageDance using Sidekick

The Tour
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By becky - Last updated: Wednesday, July 9, 2008

One of my favorite things about summer hands down is The Tour de France. I am not a cyclist and I’ll admit I started watching about 8 years ago because of a fascination with Lance Armstrong. But my drooling over Lance gradually turned into a love of the race in general – the determination of the racers, the drama between teams […]

Fireworks
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, July 7, 2008

The crowds around Penn State’s campus were bustling, but manageable. The fried food selection was excellent, and volunteer were taking donations as they handed out “free hot dogs and r/w/b cake”:http://www.4thfest.org/ before the big show. In the distance you could just make out the large black canisters that held the ammunition. ==    == Wait…were those gunshots? […]

State College Lagniappe
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By etrigan - Last updated: Sunday, July 6, 2008

This is a collection of photos and videos from our vacation (which is sadly over) that individually did not warrent their own post but needed exposure somewhere.

Herwig’s of State College
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By etrigan - Last updated: Sunday, July 6, 2008

I have a new favorite restaurant in State College, now. “Herwig’s Austrian Bistro”:http://www.herwigsaustrianbistro.com/ (voted #1 ethnic food in State College three years in a row!) starts with a verbal assault from the owner or his son as they direct your eyes to the chalkboard menu — which changes everyday — and instruct you to order […]

Sliding Screen Door
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By etrigan - Last updated: Sunday, July 6, 2008

The night before we headed out for vacation, Kelly mentioned that we should look into getting “roll-up” screen doors. I was intrigued by the idea and set my mind to learn more. Lucky me that Evie had one installed on her back door. It’s a “really simple affair”:http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/doors/screen/retract/install.htm and may mature more before it is […]

Lewisburg Farmer’s Market
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By etrigan - Last updated: Saturday, July 5, 2008

Half our goals in visiting Lewisburg was visiting the weekly Farmer’s Market. It is apparent that what was once a single open-air building of local goods has expanded nearly 3x out into tented stalls. The overcrowded mix of Amish, Mennonite, town, gown and foreigner was a little overwhelming but there were several treats to be […]

Lewisburg, PA
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By etrigan - Last updated: Saturday, July 5, 2008

We spent Wednesday driving out to Lewisburg on a mission to take pictures of my uncle’s dorm, and visit “the Farmer’s Market”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/backporchbeer/2008/07/05/3536/. Along the way we had lunch, a delicious iced coffee (not Starbucks — “Cherry Alley Cafe”:http://www.cherryalleycafe.com/…who has had “their website hacked”:http://www.cherryalleycafe.com/s4udi.txt by some real amateurs) and did a bit of walking.

Overbearing Signage
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By etrigan - Last updated: Saturday, July 5, 2008

Supposedly due to drag racing and several major accidents on Route 220 as you head out to “Black Moshannon State Park”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/backporchbeer/2008/07/04/3397/ the signage is very “in-your-face” about safety. {background:#ddd}. ||||| {background:#ddd}. |You can see the signs coming a ways off.|Almost didn’t catch this one at all “Slow Down. Save A Life”|”Don’t Tailgate”|”Buckle Up It’s The […]

Sheetz
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By etrigan - Last updated: Saturday, July 5, 2008

One of my favorite pastimes is perusing the fast food offerings of foriegn locales. In the exotic world of State College, Sheetz is the dominant convenience store and I had a chance to slip inside and grab these snapshots. {background:#ddd}=. |||| {background:#ddd}=. |”Bugles Sweet & Salty Caramel”:http://www.taquitos.net/snacks.php?snack_code=3503|”Doritos(r): The Quest”:http://twobites.wordpress.com/2008/05/23/doritos-the-quest-new-mystery-flavor/|Mint 3 Musketeers is nothing new, but […]

A little less than 2 hours…
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By etrigan - Last updated: Friday, July 4, 2008

And we’re pretty sure our access to the Penn State club section will give us a good view. Blogged with MessageDance using Sidekick

Black Moshannon State Park
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By etrigan - Last updated: Friday, July 4, 2008

We spent Tuesday driving out to “Black Moshannon State Park”:http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/blackmoshannon.aspx for a walk and picnic lunch. Like every other park I’ve been to up here, it was lush and beautiful — very reminiscent of the Arkansas State Parks that I have idealized from my childhood. Due to my inability to edit objectively, click through to […]