Thursday, July 30, 2009

postcard from the edgy

postcard from the edgyit's been a busy summer, and more fun since leaving greyhound, though i'll miss some of my colleagues from those days. ... the pics at right offer a random depiction of some of highlights so far, still focusing on local people and events.
some pix are personal, some are public, such as the ribbon cutting at the Stadium Grille. ... Let me tell you, after eating there... they should tape the ribbon back together, and put the building up for lease!
at last the folks at Southern Bank will have a nice building to look at.... But everyday when I drive by it seems like fewer cars are in the parking lot. overpriced, small portion, poor beer selection... Nice ambience though.
the other pics are of friends in various states of work or relaxation.
i myself and leaving town tomorrow, for a few weeks, by bus to the NW and points beyond for a few weeks. Where i stop nobody knows, but I'll be tweeting as I go. I'll send you a postcard from Vancouver.
tonight is the final Sunset Concert of the summer... some funky music from the steps of Shryock auditorium.
See ya there, Bloggee.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

How I partially spent my summer vacation

Yesterday's ribbon cutting at Stadium Grille in Carbondale, I... on TwitpicEnjoying my rediscovered freedom to spend mornings doing "whatever" -- not having to open the Greyhound ticket office at 9:30 anymore.

For instance, I could attend yesterday's ribbon cutting at the new Stadium Grille, across lot from First Southern Bank. In the multiple exposure collage pictured here, Chamber of Commerce director Kristin Gregory spools ribbon to Bonnie Brackett, CCoC Board Pres, as Aur Beck and a couple dozen others look on.

The collage was created with Picasa, uploaded to Twitpics and Facebook.

Although out of the bus biz, I am still driving for Blue Star Lines, picking up the Amtrak crew from the station, and driving them to the motel. Although it is an easy gig, I often have to wait for the conductor or engineer as they take care of business in the station. The other day, I snapped some photos of my work environment, including this one, which shows the vehicle I drive.
From All Aboard Amtrak

I also shot some video of Great American Taxi at last Thursday's Sunset Concert, which you can view on YouTube

Let's see what else? It looks like former employer Art Lovers Trading Company has hung its last painting on the walls. However, owner Sue Mills will continue to promote local art on the internet and elsewhere. The painting on the wall is a print of the sand painting of the old Carbondale Bank bldg by Vic DeGraff.
From Artistic expression

A couple weekends ago ...I attended the benefit for Cayenne Boyd at Orlandini Vineyard. The photos are uploaded at the link below.

Gotta go.
From Benefit for Cayenne @ Olandini Vineyard