Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Music Droid


Music Droid, originally uploaded by michael rupert.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Roots


Roots, originally uploaded by michael rupert.

Benevento Russo Duo


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Benevento Russo Duo, originally uploaded by michael rupert.

Recycled scans from a night at The Pour House in Raleigh, NC. The band used a couple photos from this roll as a part of their website masthead like this. I still have negatives that I need to digitize and do over. These guys rock, btw.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Dinner View


Dinner View, originally uploaded by michael rupert.

An oldie but goody. I wish it was warm.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Office Space

Update: A little better today.
This is my new workspace. We moved into the new office this morning. Have you seen my red stapler?

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Resume Safe Normal Operations

An altered scan from the old Nikon N90.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Lydia & Mom Giggles


Lydia & Mom Giggles, originally uploaded by michael rupert.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Watching the Riffles

Cheers!


Cheers!, originally uploaded by michael rupert.

I tweaked the layout a bit to accommodate posting via flickr. Now it's wide enough for 500px wide images.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Thursday, January 18, 2007

River Otter

Otter

This guy was on the river the day I went alone in FL. A little out of focus, but i was using the old manual focus film SLR and sitting in a kayak (oh well).

Winter Flower

Winter Flower

Winter Flower, originally uploaded by michael rupert.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

12th Fret 2

12th Fret Dots

12th Fret, originally uploaded by michael rupert.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

12th Fret

12th Fret

12th Fret, originally uploaded by michael rupert.

Silhouette Maggie

Window

Monday, January 15, 2007

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Saturday Afternoon Zappa

Saturday Afternoon Zappa
Saturday Afternoon Zappa, originally uploaded by michael rupert.

Friday night in Chapel Hill

Last night was funny. One of my friends told me that I'm too old for Chapel Hill. I think they said that because they'd rather me come hang out with them in Durham where we would do the same things. I didn't buy it. The Dead Mule is my favorite place to have a beer or whiskey, but only if it's warm enough to sit outside on the deck. I like the Carolina Brewery for their IPA and a good bite to eat. The Cellar is like the drain in the tub. Everyone seems to end up there. Johno said it's a 12-2 kind of place. There's either 12 guys to every girl, or from 12-2 it is wall to wall girls. Last night was no exception.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Adirondack Bushman Captured After 20 years in the Woods

This guy is one tough (56 year old) man - "a testament to human adaptability."

Big and muscular with little fat on his body, police said he is in remarkably good shape for someone his age who has apparently lived in the woods for at least several years.

“He’s a pro. He knows what he’s doing,” Cleveland said.

Only items needed for survival — clothes, sleeping bags, food and batteries — were taken during the burglaries, with the thief leaving behind valuables like jewelry and electronics, the sheriff said.



Link via boing boing

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Black Sheep movie trailer

A horror film staring sheep as the villains. I love it. Could this be the next SOAP? Probably not, but the trailer is pretty funny. Link

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

My flickr

I started using Flickr.com to post photos. The URL is http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelrupert/

*Update: The maps feature is really cool. You can geotag your photos (this isn't new, but sort of new to me). I tagged some of mine and the URL is http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelrupert/map/. They aren't exact coordinates. I used the drag and drop on the map method to tag these, but if you have the exact GPS coordinates, you can enter them instead.

Maggie

2006 warmest on record for U.S. - Fattest too

CNN explains that 2006 was the warmest year in the US on record. The photo implies that it might have been the fattest too. Link

Giant sea makes tanker look like a kayak

Take a look at these incredible pictures of a huge sea (waves) overtaking a tanker ship. The perfect storm, gonna need a bigger boat, etc... Link

Monday, January 08, 2007

GO GATORS

This is freaky

No, we meant it tested positive for CB4

You know that suspicious scary package at the Port of Miami that the Coast Guard said tested positive 6 times for C4 explosives? Yeah, it's harmless. Pat Robertson must be disappointed. Link

Mystery smell settles over Manhattan - Jersey says "It wasn't me."

NEW YORK (CNN) -- New York officials evacuated a number of buildings and shut down some trains after a mysterious gaslike odor was reported Monday. Link

Go Heels

North Carolina today managed an accomplishment it never achieved during its 2005 national championship season: the No. 1 ranking in the Associated Press men’s basketball poll. --Link

Go Heels!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Couch bound

I upgraded my living room this morning with two new couches. It is rainy today. I will probably do nothing more the rest of the day but rest. Maggie is doing the same with a new view out the front window. Cheers to new furniture and lazy Sundays.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

LA Woman

My friend Dana and I are about to collaborate on a blog together. There are a few posts, but I don't think it's quite taken shape yet. When it does, we will surely become rich and famous like most bloggers (heh). For now, it's a warm up to the eventual hawt-style it is to be.

Moo

Cheers

Thursday, January 04, 2007

A minute of Guinea Hens just because

Stay classy Raleigh NC

*Update: The video was removed from YouTube by the poster...Apparently Shine, Raleigh, Shine has lost its luster. You can find a quicktime version here.

Here are a few lyrics:
Education rocks
Innovation rolls
Imaginations going wild
We fascinate
We invigorate
‘Til we see everybody smile


This video is enough to turn stomachs. People who live in Raleigh must be proud of this gem. Shine on you crazy diamond!

The Simpsons Movie : Trailer 2 (Is it Summer yet?)

US 1

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Exotic Canned Meat, get your Exotic Canned Meat Here!


Get your canned elk, rattlesnake, buffalo, and aligator giftset from where else, but Amazon.com.

Praying Mantis catches and eats Humming Bird

Check out this blog entry with photos of a praying mantis making a meal of a humming bird.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Back to work

I'm back at work again after a nice visit with family in Florida that included a fine kayak adventure. It is a little sad to be back in the corporate world. Maybe that will change soon...maybe even work will be an adventure.

Baggins

Monday, January 01, 2007