Posts Tagged ‘Bowling Green’

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This Took Longer Than Expected

August 4, 2011

So this is finally happening.  In 2002, I came to Bowling Green to start college at BGSU.  Five years after graduation, I’m still here.  Oops.  That changes today.

After a very long period of saving money, losing money, paying down debt, gaining debt, and working the precious few career track jobs I could find, I have finally come to a point where I can move forward, or at least make a respectable attempt.  In about an hour, I will have finished packing and will be on my way to Los Angeles, where I have the best chance of landing work in my chosen field.

Overall, BG has been good to me.  But after nine years, I’m more than ready to see what’s next.  As a touch of ceremony, below is one of the first photos I took in BG.  It was about midway through first semester freshman year.  I ventured into the Doyt Perry stadium hoping for  good sunset.  I’m not sure why I thought there’d be one, being that there hadn’t been a single cloud in the sky the entire day.  I was about to leave when a flock of migrating bird happened by.  This shot looks out across the BGSU campus, Kreischer Quad barely visible in the foreground, the Jerome Library, and the city building in the distance.

So long BG.

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Color Me Disappointed

June 20, 2011

Let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the death of kings.

Anyone who’s worth their salt and has lived in BG at any point in the last 30 years is aware of Video Spectrum.  For those not from BG, or not worth their salt, Video Spectrum is an independent video rental store.

Independent video rental store.  The banality of those four words does a disservice to the pure awesometaculartude that is Video Spectrum.  The store bills itself as “A Movie Buff’s Paradise”, and for once, the marketing is dead on.

The reason I’m dedicating a post to this is that after 30 years, Video Spectrum is closing it’s doors.  Those of you unaware or unappreciative of the store’s wonder may scoff, but I assure you, this is Teddy Roosevelt at Oyster Bay.  This is Churchill in his final days at Chartwill.  This is Gandalf sailing to the Undying Lands.  This is Sam Malone saying, “Sorry. We’re Closed.”

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Staying On Top of Things

June 18, 2011

So I have this thing about being on the roofs of things.  It’s something I like to do.   This has worked out well the last few years, as the house I’ve been living at has practically a playland of angles and platforms on top of it.

Seriously, it looks like something out of Mario64.

What with the banquet of off-kilter angles, I”ve found myself up there more than a few times with camera in hand.  I thought it would be fun to share a few of the photos, as well as some of my other roof-top exploits.

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I Got Winter Wonderland in Your Early Spring

April 21, 2009

In late January, we got our last dollop of snow for the season.  A few days later the sun came out and photojinks ensued.

Snowforms in and around town:

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Around Town a Bit

April 21, 2009

On a sunny day in January, I took my camera with me as I went to pay rent.   I found a few photos laying around.

I have a continuing fascination with shadows.

I have a continuing fascination with shadows.

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Ice Storm

April 21, 2009

Once or twice a year, we have a decent ice storm in these parts.  This year’s came mid-late December.  I had been waiting for a sunny day for maximum shenanigans, but it never came, so I had to make due.

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More Hand Service

April 21, 2009

Right, well, the whole “post a day” thing didn’t exactly pan out.  Like the man said, there’s no time like the present to put off for tomorro what you could do today.  Or something like that.  At any rate, I’m going to see how many posts I can crank out tonight.

There is a cluster of dirt roads just Northeast of town that I’ve found have a bit of a gravitational pull on me.  I’ve often ended up running or biking in this general direction when I haven’t had a route in mind.   I think it’s because there is no quicker route to the middle of nowhere I’ve ever found.  It only takes a few minutes to get there, but once in the area’s desolate bosom, you may as well be in purgatory.  I find something fascinating in such rapid changeovers.

I had been meaning to see if I could find a few photos over there for a while, so back in December, I fished out my camera, fired up the Mighty Kia, and wandered over.

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