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    La Casa de las Baleadas

    Posted by Jonathan on 2nd May 2016 (All posts by )

    La Casa de las Baleadas

    La Casa de las Baleadas is the official Honduran restaurant of the Chicago Boyz blog

    Posted in Photos, Product Reviews/Endorsements | 8 Comments »

    Dreams From My Taqueria

    Posted by Jonathan on 30th April 2016 (All posts by )

    Friday night bike ride.
    It appeared like a vision,
    Answering prayers.
     
    taqueria

    Posted in Photos, Poetry | 4 Comments »

    Airport

    Posted by Jonathan on 26th April 2016 (All posts by )

    BWI, 2013.

    airport

    Posted in Photos | 10 Comments »

    Dream Car

    Posted by Jonathan on 22nd April 2016 (All posts by )

    RENT YOUR DREAM CAR

    Posted in Photos | 8 Comments »

    Balance

    Posted by Jonathan on 17th April 2016 (All posts by )

    yin v. yang

    Posted in Photos | 3 Comments »

    Colors

    Posted by Jonathan on 14th April 2016 (All posts by )

    red

     
     
    green

     
     
    blue

     

    Posted in Photos | 3 Comments »

    Shoes

    Posted by Jonathan on 13th April 2016 (All posts by )

    shoes

    Posted in Photos | 5 Comments »

    No Parking

    Posted by Jonathan on 8th April 2016 (All posts by )

    hey you kids

    Posted in Photos | 2 Comments »

    Climate Change

    Posted by Jonathan on 4th April 2016 (All posts by )

    not Chicago

    Thirsting for knowledge and maybe a cold one, Chicagoboyz set sail in search of the fabled Lost Republican City of Atlantis, which scientists believe was located on the site of modern Lake Michigan before the entire region was submerged by meltwater from the impact of a prehistoric yellow-ice comet.

    Posted in Photos, That's NOT Funny | 5 Comments »

    Omsk & Arkhangelsk (Archangel)

    Posted by Michael Hiteshew on 2nd April 2016 (All posts by )

    Communism followed by oligarchy:

    Omsk   (Map)

    Arkhangelsk  (Map)

    These are obviously depressed areas. Interesting, however, the number of comments along the lines of ‘Same here!’ I have no idea how representative this is, though I’ve read that things are very bad in Russia these days. Sanctions are currently biting in making things even worse. Remember to be grateful for where you live and what you’ve inherited.

    (My browser auto-translates to English with the Google Translate for Chrome plugin.)

    Posted in Current Events, Economics & Finance, Photos, Russia | 29 Comments »

    ChicagoBoyz Waiting Room Series

    Posted by Dan from Madison on 2nd April 2016 (All posts by )

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    Diagnosis: rhinitis medicamentosa.

    Posted in Personal Finance, Photos, Waiting Rooms | 4 Comments »

    Using Your Canon or Nikon DSLR

    Posted by Michael Hiteshew on 26th March 2016 (All posts by )

    CannonT5iPhotography tutorials, understanding your camera and what those dials, buttons and menus actually do, it’s a virtual photography course:

    PhotoRec Toby

    Years ago, when I bought my first inexpensive film SLR, I bought a book on basic photography which helped me immensely. Just learning the basics on framing a photo, controlling and using depth of field and exposure speeds changed the quality of my photos dramatically. Like anything, getting a few fundamentals correct makes all the difference.

    Next, your camera came with image editing software. Learn to use it. Ansel Adams did most of his work in the dark room. What took him hours or days you can do in minutes with software. Simple things like cropping your photos for greater effect, white balancing and enhancing brightness or contrast can take a dull photo and create something beautiful.

    Posted in Photos | 8 Comments »

    Always Dancing

    Posted by Dan from Madison on 26th March 2016 (All posts by )

    kid-horse

    Posted in Photos | 2 Comments »

    Chicago Boyz Waiting Room Series: 4

    Posted by Jonathan on 22nd March 2016 (All posts by )

    chairs

    Posted in Photos, Waiting Rooms | 5 Comments »

    Chicago River and Construction

    Posted by Carl from Chicago on 20th March 2016 (All posts by )

    There’s a lot of activity along the Chicago River. If you haven’t been to Chicago in a while I highly recommend that you take the river walk along the south side of the Chicago River which extends through Streeterville / River North. They have bars and restaurants and you can rent canoes and do some people-watching at river level. Here’s the official web site.

    The construction is fun to watch as you walk down Wacker Drive. They have barges where they bring in equipment and install a metal barrier and then fill it in with gravel to extend out into the river. The river is still green from St. Patrick’s day in this photo above. If you have kids or grandchildren who like to watch construction and cranes and such this is highly recommended, as well.





    We keep building new high rises in Chicago. This photo is looking west along the river and you can see the two large buildings that are nearly completed. It is a whole new Chicago!




    Cross posted at LITGM

    Posted in Chicagoania, Photos | 3 Comments »

    Costco

    Posted by Jonathan on 18th March 2016 (All posts by )

    refugees

    Posted in Photos | 3 Comments »

    Voting

    Posted by Jonathan on 15th March 2016 (All posts by )

    Choices, past and present.
    2016 Florida Republican presidential primary ballot
     
     
     
    Marco Rubio’s cousin. Seemed like a nice guy.
    Marco's cousin
     

    Posted in Elections, Photos, Politics | 6 Comments »

    3.0i

    Posted by Jonathan on 12th March 2016 (All posts by )

    3.0i

    Posted in Photos | 2 Comments »

    Cherokee

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on 4th March 2016 (All posts by )

    Cherokee Football Pride 2

    High school football pride, in Cherokee, a small town gem in the heart of the  Texas Hill Country

    Posted in Photos | 7 Comments »

    Presidente

    Posted by Jonathan on 3rd March 2016 (All posts by )

    Presidente

     
     
    UPDATE: Presidente
     

    Posted in Photos | 5 Comments »

    Humble

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on 1st March 2016 (All posts by )

    Humble Oil
    In San Saba, Texas. (Which, I am told, is correctly pronounced “San Say-bah” locally.) I met there on Monday with a gentleman who is a descendant of Frank Hamer, in the course of doing a book-talk presentation. I also met with a descendant of John Meusebach.  I heard all about a Meusebach daughter, who became a dentist and had an extraordinarily interesting life.

    You never know what you are going to find out about in small-town Texas.

    And I got some nice pictures in San Saba, and in the next town over, called Cherokee.

    Posted in Business, Diversions, Photos | 6 Comments »

    Smile

    Posted by Jonathan on 1st March 2016 (All posts by )

    smile

    Posted in Photos | 4 Comments »

    Chicago Boyz Waiting Room Series: 3

    Posted by Jonathan on 29th February 2016 (All posts by )

    NO CHECKS

    Posted in Photos, Waiting Rooms | 8 Comments »

    Studies in Suburban Wildlife

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on 19th February 2016 (All posts by )

    We had a visitor on the back fence this morning, when my daughter went out to let the chickens out of the coop …

    Smile, 'Possum - you're on candid camera!

    Smile, ‘Possum – you’re on candid camera!

    Posted in Diversions, Photos | 10 Comments »

    A Sunset

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on 10th February 2016 (All posts by )

    Sunset 2 - Edited
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    Posted in Photos | 2 Comments »