Stress Test

I am not sure exactly how it works, but this is amazingly accurate.

Read the full description before looking at the picture.

The picture below has two identical dolphins in it.

It was used in a case study on stress levels at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Look at both dolphins jumping out of the water, the dolphins are identical.

A closely monitored, scientific study revealed that, in spite of the fact that the dolphins are identical, a person under stress would find differences in the two dolphins.

The more differences a person finds between the dolphins, the more stress that person is experiencing.

Look at the photograph and if you find more than one or two differences you may want to take a vacation.

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Photoblog – Scenes from Chicago

Assorted scenes from Chicago…

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Family photos – Rochester NY – January 2006

So I’m a little behind in sorting through all my photos…  I thought I’d put up these pics from last year for those of you scattered all around the world – or whom I might have forgotten to send copies to at Christmas.

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Photoblog – First Night Boston Fireworks

I froze my feet waiting to see the fireworks.  By the time these things finally went off at midnight, I wanted to set off pyrotechnics in my shoes just to warm up…

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Photoblog – First Night Boston 2007

Okay, so it was a little antisocial of me to not go to any New Year’s parties…

But, you know, I always just kinda feel lost at events like that – so I find it’s more exciting and fun to take the bike into town and dodge taxicabs and drunken revelers.

I don’t usually attend many of the First Night celebrations. I’m not really into the performance art-type stuff that much, and a lot of events are oriented more towards little kids. Maybe next year I’ll take advantage of the First Night discounts for the museums. If I’m not traveling, that is…

But what I do like about First Night are the ice sculptures and fireworks. So, I took the road bike and went into town to see the sights. The bike is probably the best way to get around Boston. So I got to see both fireworks displays and all the sculptures (except for the one at Northeastern that I couldn’t find).

I was a little disappointed by the ice sculptures this year. Apparently the organizers wanted some insurance against the warm weather that ruined previous ice displays, so they arranged for some sculptures to be made of plastic boat wrapping instead. And some of the ice sculptures were mounted on scaffolding instead of ice pedestals.

But they were still impressive and pretty. I’ve put a selection of my pics online. Hope you enjoy…
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Family Photos – Grandma’s 80th birthday

Diana, Sam, Tara and I got together for a low-key 80th birthday party for Grandma.  We had a nice dinner out at a Japanese restaurant in Quincy, and then spent a while back at home.

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Biking the Nashua River Rail Trail

It’s good to get out and burn off a few calories after Thanksgiving.  Thanks to Steve & Liza for hosting our bike day.

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Turkey Turkey Turkey

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and got to relax with friends or family.

Okay, I know it’s Thanksgiving, and by the time you read this you’ll probably be sick to death of turkey, but I like to beat a dead horse (who doesn’t?).

You know, growing up in and around Boston, the only wild animals that I was used to seeing were pigeons, squirrels and the occasional crow, seagull or songbird.  Once I saw a pheasant, and I almost jumped out of the school bus.  I wondered if I was imagining things?

Maybe I just led a sheltered youth?  Or is the wildlife returning?  These days I live less than a mile from Boston, and I see deer, foxes, chipmunks, hawks, raccoons, skunks, and turkeys.  Lots of turkeys.  I saw twelve at one time, just down the road.

Here are a couple views of the hideously ugly birds at the nearby Blue Hills Trailside Museum.

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WTF – Tire Truck

Sighted in Quincy on November 4th.  Sometimes ya gotta do a double-take.

I think he coulda hung a couple more tires off the side mirrors?

I wish I’d gotten a pic of the pickup truck full of mulch, riding like a classic low-rider…

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House Decorated for Halloween

Snapshot of Diana’s Halloween decorations.

It was so popular that we used up ten bags of candy by 7 PM…

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