Monthly Archives: October 2005 - Page 2

Creepy Cemetery Photos

I was asked to take some photos to go along with an upcoming press release. I found out that the photos were to be taken in an old cemetery… wooo. Upon arrival at the gravesites, a thick fog had enveloped the entire hillside making the cemetery look creepy.

The withering tree and dead leaves add a certain punctuation to this photo. The moss and lichen on the gravestone seal the photo with a ghostly feel.
Grave, gravesite, headstone

This column has five different names on it, telling of the mysterious loss of an entire family just after the turn of the 20th century.
Grave, gravesite, headstone

This is the oddest wording I’ve ever heard of for a gravestone. “Not dead, but gone before.” Eeee.
Grave, gravesite, headstone
Dictionary hounds will probably remark that the epithet is gramatically correct and makes sense with a different definition of ‘before’, but it’s still very odd.

Freshly Brewed Mango Banana Beer

Here’s the label for my latest batch of home-brewed beer. I used 4 large ripe mangoes and 2 bananas in the high-test (i.e. high alc, strong) beer batch. I didn’t “add” some garbage flavoring after the fermentation was done (like most breweries do); I fermented the mangoes and bananas right along with the hops, barley, etc. This beer isn’t candied like some flavored beers. It’s got a delicate floral undertone thanks to the mangoes, but the flavor doesn’t dominate at all. It’s quite good and quite potent!

Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens
The 8% alc rating is an understatement. Sheesh!

Funny Comedian

I stumbled upon a website with short video clips of Louis C.K.‘s comedy shows. The website design is horrid, but the movie clips are hilarious. I usually yawn at most comedian’s routines, but this guy had me laughing out loud. Louis C.K. reminds me a little of our friend Adam B from SoCal – similar goofy humor!

Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens