Oct 31, 2008

Chupacabra Invades Area Home, Takes Nap

This ferocious little creature was photographed in my living room terrorizing our family. Apparently the excitement was too much, because she was later seen taking a nap:

Obviously, you can see that this is really our lovable miniature dachshund, Daisy. Sleeping seems to be her natural state, but every once in a while she gets wound up and goes crazy. Here she is posing with our other mini-dachshund, Cocoa.

Cocoa is usually the one full of energy, running around the house or playing with his ball:

Panama City Sunset Pics

Angela took these awesome sunset pictures looking out over the bay toward Panama City Beach. These are all 1024 X 768, and they make great desktop backgrounds! None of these are photoshopped - they are all true images just taken at different speeds and aperature levels.

Last Weekend's Construction Project

We built this awesome shelf unit to display our Disney-Pixar CARS collection. And, we only spent $25.00. This included some one-time purchases, like a sanding block and finishing nails. All-in-all, I think it turned out pretty well! The most difficult part was figuring out how to hang it on the wall. We finally decided to use three picture hangers attached to the top shelf. As soon as the third coat of paint was dry (1 flat and 2 gloss) we were ready to hang it and arrange the cars. Unfortunately, that meant we had to bang nails into the wall studs at 10:00 at night! Sorry Neighbors!

Oct 28, 2008

Today in History - October 28

On October 28, 1886, the final rivet was fitted to the Statue of Liberty during the dedication by President Grover Cleveland.

Bartholdi, the sculptor, was in the torch during the dedication, and pulled the rope that removed the French flag from Liberty's face.

Then, President Cleveland accepted the statue on behalf of the United States and said, ""We will not forget that Liberty has here made her home; nor shall her chosen altar be neglected."

Some interesting facts:

  • The statue's official name is "Liberty Enlightening the World".
  • Bertholdi personally selected New York Harbor as the site of the statue.
  • U.S. Patent D-11,023 was issued for the Statue of Liberty. This patent covered the sale of small statues, which helped finance the cost of the full statue.
  • The statue's nose is 4' 6" long.

Oct 27, 2008