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Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

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Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)
Originally uploaded by istargazer. This is my Halloween costume this year. I made the mask to go with my grim reaper robe so that I could be the Blue Screen of Death. I also made an "Any" button prop that I could dare people to press :0) Of course, after I finished making the costume Thursday morning, I got an email from admin that we wouldn't be allowed to wear masks at work. Bummer.

VW R32: Cute

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I'd heard the description before, but the other day was the first time I'd heard in person my R described as "cute".

I wasn't at all bothered or anything, merely taken back for half a second, thinking to myself, really?

I just don't see it. But that doesn't matter, does it? Cuteness is in the eye of the beholder.

I wonder if anyone's described a STI as cute....


2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Originally uploaded by istargazer. I was just looking at the stats on my Flickr account and discovered something interesting. For some reason, this particular picture--out of all the 900+ pictures I've uploaded--has the most views of all. As of this post, it has been viewed 26,787 times (not including myself). I wonder why that is because it hasn't generated as many comments or favorites as some of my other pictures.

Version 2: Was it a dream?

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Version 2: Was it a dream?
Originally uploaded by istargazer. I watched an episode of Test Drive on the Speed channel this afternoon on the new 4-door Porsche Panamera. I've seen it a few times now on different shows and being on the Porsche mailing list I've seen the official literature on it, too. The look is growing on me, although I do like the view mostly either full-frontal or directly from the rear. The side profile has some nice aspects, but the overall look definitely takes some getting used to.

For some reason, it made me really, really miss my 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI.

Thanksgiving Camp

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Thanksgiving Camp
Originally uploaded by istargazer. We left home after I got off work on Friday to go RVing in our Tango trailer. It would be our last trip of the year before putting the RV into storage for the winter and would mark the 29th night of camping in 2009. A pretty good number if I say so myself!

It took us almost an hour to get over the Port Mann Bridge, but traffic was pretty smooth after that. We got to the campground after dark and I had the hardest time backing the trailer. I could not see a thing back there and because I didn't remove the trunnion bars, I was paranoid about turning too sharply and breaking them off like I did earlier in the summer. It was actually my first time doing it in the dark and after a couple of failed attempts, a couple of neighbors, Mark and Steven, helped guide me into position. Without their help it would have been a very long night for us!

The weather for the weekend was clear and sunny but cold because of the arctic air that came in …

Ballet Nouveau Colorado: Intersection

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The orange ribbon of an early morning sunrise
Originally uploaded by istargazer. I was honored to receive a request that my photos be used in a contemporary ballet called Intersection that will be performed in Denver, Colorado area later this month. Very cool!

Dear istargazer,

I would like to request the use of your photography under the Creative Commons license you have applied to your work.

My name is Garrett Ammon, and I am the Artistic Director of Ballet Nouveau Colorado. I am currently in the process of creating a new contemporary ballet, in collaboration with Poet Michael J. Henry, entitled Intersection. The ballet will be an evening length work incorporating poetry, music and dance, as well as projections of photographs, video and text. The ballet will be presented in the denver area from October 30 through November 8, 2009.

Your photography will be incorporated into projections that will be displayed across two screens above the stage and/or on a television that will be utilized du…