Saturday, February 28, 2009

A Super Great Saturday

Today was a Saturday to end all Saturday's. The wifey and I slept in to 7:30. She made a very nice breakfast while I caught up on my bit-niz.

After breakfast, I started a weekend project. We have lived in our house for almost 11 years. Stuff is starting to wear out. Last week, I noticed that our cutting board was wearing a bit thin. This is because it is super cheap. It is not even made of plywood. Why would they make the cabinets out of solid oak and put in a cheap-o cutting board? It is MDF with a thin plywood laminate. Cheap! I decided to fix it.
Some birch and leftover Brazilian mahogany from a previous project.

This is the only part of the old cutting board that was actually oak. I am putting it back on to match the cabinets.
While the project was drying, we all went for a road trip. I noticed that the Fresno State agriculture lab was in full bloom so the youngest and I went out to take some pictures. The wifey and the eldest dropped us off and continued to Home Depot to buy plants for the yard.
These are two of the pictures we took. My friend Josh from church has been doing HDR pictures lately. I have not done an HDR for a while so I decided to give it a go. These are both a combination of 7 pictures ranging from -3 to +3 EV. I combined them in Photoshop.

When we got home, the wifey and kids got to work on the yard while I started doing a lot of sandpapering. I hope to have a picture of the finished project up tomorrow.
We finished the day off by ordering a pizza and relaxing.
It was a good day!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Chuck Norris Friday

If you spell Chuck Norris in Scrabble, you win. Forever.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Haircut Diaries

Here is what I looked like last March.

Right before I cut my hair, I took a picture. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been rotating these pictures through my Facebook page. I have got a lot of comments out of them. I wanted to keep the fun coming but I was out of pictures so I made a collage.

Every year when it gets cold, I let my hair grow. Every year when it gets warm, I go out into the garage and cut my hair. Sometimes Mrs. The Weave will talk me into paying $15 (righteous bucks) for a haircut. This year, she managed to ploy me into getting one in December. Since then, I have been letting it grow out. The big question is, how far will it go before it gets hot and I can't stand it? Will it be a normal cut? A Mohawk? A Mr. T?

You vote... I cut. Mrs. Weave won't let me go to church with a crazy hair cut (makes all the church ladies talk) so I have to do it on Friday and then shave it all off by Sunday morning. Of course, the pictures will go here.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Chuck Norris Friday

Chuck Norris is what Willis was talking about.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Amgen Tour

Today a leg of the Amgen tour came within 1000 feet of my house. It was supposed to pass by early in the afternoon while I was still at work but it was delayed. As I was driving home along the not yet closed route, I saw my wife and daughter in the crowd. I ran home to get my camera and came back. Here are some shots.

As the main group approached.

I have never seen this many people on Clovis Avenue before.

I am pretty sure this is Lance Armstrong. (The guy I am talking about is just left of center, the one most in focus. He is wearing a team Astana jersey) It is the right jersey and the right bike. They went by at about 35mph so I really didn't have much time to compose the shot. Do you think this is him?

I have no idea who these guys are but I really liked the effect of the slow shutter speed and the camera pan.

This one is my favorite. It was really cool when the riders came by. There were 3 guys about 20 seconds in front and the rest of the pack was all together. When they went by it was a big blur of color and it actually made quite a lot of wind.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

New Video

Here is a video I did for the next sermon series, Crossroads.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Chuck Norris Friday

What is the quickest way to mans heart?

Chuck Norris’s fist.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy Birthday to my girl

She is 9 today. What a great blessing she has been to our house.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Chuck Norris Friday

When Chuck Norris wants popcorn, he breathes on Nebraska.