Great American Pie Festival

Yesterday, we all headed to the Pie Festival in Celebration to partake in Celebration’s Great American Pie Festival and the all-you-can-eat, pie buffet.  If you have never been, I suggest you do next year.  I’m personally partial to Rocky Mountain Pie’s Apple Crumb. Admission to the festival is free, but the buffet is $10 for adults and $5 for kids, but it is well worth it.  It includes all the pie, ice cream, coffee, and milk you could ever want.

Photography Illusions – Levitation and Floating

I thought I’d take a stab at the method of trick photography levitation featured this week on the Digital Photography School (DPS) blog. It was late at night and I was trying to meet my photo-a-day deadline by midnight.  So there was little planning.  The image to the right was my first attempt at it, and it came out pretty clean. With the camera sitting in the same spot on pool table, I decided to use the same concept to create a illusion using billiard balls. How I did It

I need a Snyder’s Hot Buffalo Wing (Pretzel) Pieces Pusher

I'm not a junk food person by any stretch of the imagination.  I rarely eat fast food and I have given up soft drinks over a year ago.  But a couple of years ago, I found these…and all I have to say is…damn you Snyder's of Hanover!  This stuff is like crack.  The whole family is hooked.  As I write this, there are two bags in the house that the boys received for Easter.  Trevor's is wisely hidden, and Brandon's is in the pantry.  I made the mistake of eating a couple pieces from Brandon's, now I have the craving so bad, I'm sitting here writing a freaking blog post about the product. [more] We all love hot wings, and have tried many "buffalo" or "hot wing" products, but this one actually captures the taste of the wings.   These are one of those foods, that you actually "plan" to eat, …keep reading …

Childhood Memories Lost

My friends and I had a blast growing up in Cocoa, Florida.  We used to drag my canoe all over the place to explore, fish, and just screw around. One place we spent a lot of time at a pond, which was owned by one of my best friend’s grandmother. During our entire youth, this pond was "park-like".  Surrounded by manicured St. Augustine grass, plenty of fish, and trees hanging over the water in the back.  We built forts in the woods, lost cast nets in the water, and even built a boat which we launched here. Today I drove by the pond and see this, and I’m left nearly speechless.  The water that once flourished with fish is now essentially dead.  Plant-life, and I’m sure fish can no longer survive.  The banks in which a generation of kids fished from now resembles a toxic waste dump.  The most offensive …keep reading …