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Excuses, excuses. I have been a slug this week.

Friday, September 06, 2013

I have not run since last Saturday in New York City. And I haven't been to the Y since last Thursday night. I went to New York on Friday and I haven't been since I got back.

Some would call that a slump.

I know I do.

On the other hand, I have been working on cutting up some old bikes so I can get started on my project. And that has taken up some of my time. Not to mention busting loose old rusted nuts (uh uh uh. Do not go there. They may be old but they aren't so rusted.) has left my shoulder a little tender.

Extra Aleve.

And this evening I got to looking at my pictures again and using the mapping feature of Picasa so I can remember where they were taken.

It almost feels like work.

Runnning down the Boardwalk in Rockaway Beach, all the way near the end, we came upon this odd looking set of buildings. They had no depth to them:

That's because they were the set for Boardwalk Empire.

There was also a sign past the Boardwalk touting the availability of prime real estate in Atlantic City. I didn't make the connection right away so no picture of that.

And we went to baseball at Carolyn's "House". Some of my kids:

Now while I was going through my trip pix, I found two I decided to get all artsy-fartsy on.

The first was in the town of Dumbarton. We were traveling down a street with 19th century tenements on either side. They were at one time attached to the local shipyard, then in the 1940s and airplane factory. But one particular block caught my fancy.

So I made it into something anachronistic. It looks old, but it's got all those dishes.

Out on the Isle of Coll, I came across this 1960s(?) vintage Minor. It doesn't look so much restored as well cared for. But out on an island, it must take lots of love to keep it nice.

But I thought, what if I make the car stand out but keeping it in color and let the sea go grey?

I kind of liked that effect.

So instead of going to the Y or out for a run, I have been sitting around playing with GIMP. And yet I had so much fun doing it.

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