The Charleston Peninsula, part 2

A few weeks ago, I posted a picture of the East side of the Charleston peninsula.

Today, I present the West side of the Charleston peninsula.


Too good to be true

Don't believe most of what you hear, half of what you read, and some of what you see.

I almost never forward emails, and I never forward forwarded emails because some things just sound a little too good to be true.

Much like the "Support our Praying President" emails that I received before he was exposed as a Christian fraud, the deer fish email that I received and published on my blog was a partial fake. Never trust a President's PR photographers, and never, never trust an email that says "fwd" on it. I'd like to apologize to anyone who may have lost bet money or the respect of his friends for believing anything that I published.

The deer wasn't caught in Charleston. She was in the Chesapeake Bay.

Oh, and I think I'm voting libertarian.


It's too cold to blog

Summer came to an abrupt halt today, and it's too cold to blog.

Instead, I'll attach a picture of the Cold War Submarine memorial.



I received these pictures from a friend of a friend with the title:

"Caught 1 1/2 miles offshore Charleston, SC on Tuesday Oct 23"

I wonder, do you need a hunting permit or a fishing permit to catch a deer in the ocean? And what kind of bait would you use?

Way to go USMC guy.


For my brother

Hotmail and CBS Sportsline without the skanky ads:

Here are the links to the must-have software for your computer.

1. Download Firefox

2. Get the AdBlock Plus add-on

3. Also get the Filterset.G Updater for AdBlock.

It's simple and free. And it's a little faster than Internet Explorer anyhow.


Public good or private right?

For the good of the people, or private right to condos?
More here.


another lame post

It's not nice to rip off other people. But "Be original" is a waste of time, and it's too difficult.

Maybe it's foolish for this Gamecock fan to mock overrated teams , but my hatred for ND might have to trump good sense. Here's to hoping that the 'cocks don't manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


Another Panoramic

I can't explain why, but I'm kinda hooked on these panoramic shots. These two are of Charleston City Marina.


The Megadock
A 360 from another random dock.


For the Love of Football

Just below the flyer seeking students to submit their bodies for research studies at MUSC and beside the intramural sports poster, I saw this:

"Discover why American football is so popular in the United States. Local legendary football stars will give insight on the exciting ins and outs of football."

Yes, a poster from the international student association for a meeting to help foreign guests appreciate our obsession for the football that uses feet very little.

I'm not sure how I would describe why I love football. It's a silly sport played by big dudes who frequently struggle to get better than 800s on their SAT's. But I'm hooked--even though my Gamecocks always disappoint, I treat the opening weekend of college football with more respect than Columbus Day, Labor Day, and President's Day combined.

I hope that the local legendary football stars manage to find the words to adequately describe a national obsession with big sweaty guys jumping on top of each other. More importantly, I hope that they find better words than "a bunch of big sweaty guys jumping on top of each other."


Georgetown, SC

The waterfront at Georgetown, SC


Editorials for the people who can't think...

My favorite pep talk of all time. This one ranks just above Mel Gibson's "Freedom" speech just before a bunch of smelly dudes mooned the opposing army.

How did Lou do that?

But there's still no way that Florida is going to beat LSU in the Valley this weekend. But don't worry, Florida fans. Happiness is nothing more than having a poor memory.

By the way. How do you like 'dem Gamecocks? That was one the most entertaining Thursday night games I ever saw. How'd they do that? I'll tell you: perfectly.


The Charleston Peninsula

The Eastern Shore of the Charleston Peninsula

I made this panoramic a few weeks ago with five pictures taken from the walkway on the Ravenel bridge on a hazy day.

Hope you enjoy.


A special gift

Somebody signed me up for some samples that arrived in a package labeled "The FREE Sample you requested from is here!" I was pretty excited because I didn't actually remember asking for any free stuff.

Amber found the package and insisted on opening it herself. I was excited to get something for free, and she was curious to know what I had ordered myself.

After opening the package, she had that "we need to talk" look on her face.

I'm not really sure how you're supposed to explain to your wife, should the day ever come, that Serenity Male Guards are the new necessity from Wal-Mart, but that wasn't the case today. So um.. thanks for that stimulating conversation with my bride.

I wasn't too sure what to do with this generous gift at first, but I've put my mind to the task. These things must be useful for something. Maybe so, but aside from
1. being able to drive extra-long hours should I desire to kill an astronaut in Houston, or
2. the possibility that I might develop menstrual issues, or
3. fitting in with the "under 3" crowd at church;
I can't think of any use for these things.

Thanks again. Really... from the bottom of my heart. And if you should ever need some special absorbent pads "anatomically designed for men," give me a shout. I'll keep 'em in the glove box.