Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Old Rotary Phone

black Rotary Phone

Over the weekend, I was visiting my brother. Since the weather was incredible, we were outside and I noticed this old rotary phone in his garage.

Yes, it is a genuine phone that works . . . believe it or not.

I felt like the dusty old phone was so appropriate because my guess is that anyone under 25 has NEVER seen a real rotary phone. They might not know how to use one. Do they even make rotary phones that are toys anymore?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Grafton Street Band

Grafton Street Band at Dublin Irish Festival

While I was at the Dublin Irish Festival, I stopped at a little stage where all of the artists play acoustic only. This band, the Grafton Street Band, was great. They played some more contemporary Irish music like Van Morrison and U2, but had a great sound.

It reminded me of the buskers on Grafton Street in Dublin, Ireland.

Friday, August 12, 2011

A Reflection of Terminal Tower

Terminal Tower in a reflection of another building

On my daily commute into the office this morning, I got off the bus and cross the street on the eastern side of Public Square. When I looked up, there was an amazing reflection of the Terminal Tower in this building. I have seen reflections in other building before, but never one that looks to vibrant and the sky so blue.

You have to really enjoy these summer days when the sun is shining and it is cool in the morning and warm during the day. No better time of the year.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Stone's Throw

Stone Toss at Gaelic Game

Did you ever ask yourself - "How far can I throw a 12 pound stone?" or even better "What if I wore a kilt when I was doing that?" Well, I have found the sport for you.

While I was at the Dublin Irish Festival, there was an exhibition of Celtic Sports including the Stone Toss. I think it had a more official name, but I was too busy being fascinated by guys in kilts throwing huge stones for it to register.

What you cannot tell by looking at this photo is that it was about 90 degrees at 11am in the morning, so I am sure throwing this big rock was even more difficult than usual.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Crab Shells from the Beach

crab shells from the beach

On my recent vacation to Ocean City, I went for an early morning walk on the beach. I found a couple of these crab shells washed up on the shoreline during my quick jaunt.

I also found a live hermit crab later in the week that my nephews adopted and took home from the shoreline.

There is nothing like finding something great when you are at the beach. In addition, my nephews found a huge crab shell while they were playing on the beach after breakfast with my dad.