Super Moon/Moon Photos

 

 




I went out and took a few photos of the moon last night.  Was a beautiful moon.  They said the super-moon is not until tonight. But I am kinda wondering if it was last night, because that moon was bright and big and beautiful.

I plan on going out later on and photographing the moon as it rises later on tonight. Hopefully I can see the “super-moon” if not, I am not going to complain because last night was beautiful.






You know what is sad, it seems like every-time there is a good astronomy event that happens here recently, we are always blanketed under some clouds and are not able to view it.  We can not change mother nature, but it sure would be nice to see some of these events.






 

100 Questions Answered, Cuz I am Bored

 




So I am finally getting around to answering peoples things they send or tag me in on FB.

This one is 100 random questions.  So here we go……..

 

DO YOU WANT TO ANSWER THE 100 QUESTIONS NO ONE EVER ASKS? HERE’S THE FULL LIST:

1. DO YOU SLEEP WITH YOUR CLOSET DOORS OPEN OR CLOSED?  Closed

2. DO YOU TAKE THE SHAMPOOS AND CONDITIONER BOTTLES FROM HOTELS?  No, thats called stealing

3. DO YOU SLEEP WITH YOUR SHEETS TUCKED IN OR OUT?  Out

4. HAVE YOU STOLEN A STREET SIGN BEFORE?  Years and years and years ago…….

5. DO YOU LIKE TO USE POST-IT NOTES?  They do come in handy

6. DO YOU CUT OUT COUPONS BUT THEN NEVER USE THEM?  Yes, I used to all the time, LOL

7. WOULD YOU RATHER BE ATTACKED BY A BIG BEAR OR A SWARM OF BEES?  I think a big bear would be better since it has a better chance of killing you more quickly.

8. DO YOU HAVE FRECKLES?  Yes,  not many though

9. DO YOU ALWAYS SMILE FOR PICTURES?  Sometimes, I try too for the most part

10. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PET PEEVE? Liars

11. DO YOU EVER COUNT YOUR STEPS WHEN YOU WALK?  No, whats the point?

12. HAVE YOU PEED IN THE WOODS?  Considering I am an avid outdoors person…….

13. HAVE YOU EVER POOPED IN THE WOODS?  ^

14. DO YOU EVER DANCE EVEN IF THERES NO MUSIC PLAYING?  Yes, I am weird like that.  I suck at dancing, but we only live once

15. DO YOU CHEW YOUR PENS AND PENCILS? No, growing up I used too

16. HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE YOU SLEPT WITH THIS WEEK? 1

17. WHAT SIZE IS YOUR BED? Queen

18. WHAT IS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK?  Unsteady by the X Ambassadors

19. IS IT OK FOR GUYS TO WEAR PINK?  yes, I just wore pink the other day

20. DO YOU STILL WATCH CARTOONS?  Yes, I love scooby doo and inspector gadget

21. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE MOVIE? I can’t think of one off hand.

22. WHERE WOULD YOU BURY HIDDEN TREASURE IF YOU HAD SOME?  It wouldn’t be hidden treasure if I told you were it was buried, right…….

23. WHAT DO YOU DRINK WITH DINNER?  Pop or water

24. WHAT DO YOU DIP A CHICKEN NUGGET IN?  BBQ sauce

25. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?  Pizza, Spaghetti, Watermelon

26. WHAT MOVIES COULD YOU WATCH OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND STILL LOVE? House on haunted hill

27. LAST PERSON YOU KISSED/KISSED YOU? Wife

28. WERE YOU EVER A BOY/GIRL SCOUT? Yes

29. WOULD YOU EVER STRIP OR POSE NUDE IN A MAGAZINE? Yes

30. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WROTE A LETTER TO SOMEONE ON PAPER? I wrote to Sterling Marlin yesterday

31. CAN YOU CHANGE THE OIL ON A CAR? Yes, who can’t???

32. EVER GOTTEN A SPEEDING TICKET?  Yes

33. EVER RAN OUT OF GAS? Yes, learn very quickly to pay attention to the gas gauge

34. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE KIND OF SANDWICH? Tuna

35. BEST THING TO EAT FOR BREAKFAST? Pancakes

36. WHAT IS YOUR USUAL BEDTIME?  Varies

37. ARE YOU LAZY?  No

38. WHEN YOU WERE A KID, WHAT DID YOU DRESS UP AS FOR HALLOWEEN? Alot of things. My favorites were always wearing masks.

39. WHAT IS YOUR CHINESE ASTROLOGICAL SIGN? Sheep, interesting……

40. HOW MANY LANGUAGES CAN YOU SPEAK? 1,  I want to learn Spanish though

41. DO YOU HAVE ANY MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS? About to subscribe to PC Pilot

42. WHICH ARE BETTER: LEGOS OR LINCOLN LOGS? Legos, you can build anything with legos

43. ARE YOU STUBBORN? Very much so  😛

44. WHO IS BETTER: LENO OR LETTERMAN? Letterman, I watched him more than Leno

45. EVER WATCH SOAP OPERAS?  When I was younger. Not these days though.

46. ARE YOU AFRAID OF HEIGHTS? Yes

47. DO YOU SING IN THE CAR? Yes

48. DO YOU SING IN THE SHOWER? yes

49. DO YOU DANCE IN THE CAR? Yes

50. EVER USED A GUN? Yes

51. LAST TIME YOU GOT A PORTRAIT TAKEN BY A PHOTOGRAPHER? today

52. DO YOU THINK MUSICALS ARE CHEESY? Most of them yes. I  do love the Rocky Horror Picture Show though!

53. IS CHRISTMAS STRESSFUL? Can be, but I avoid those situations

54. EVER EAT A PIEROGI? WTF is that?

55. FAVORITE TYPE OF FRUIT PIE? Apple. Yummy!

56. OCCUPATIONS YOU WANTED TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A KID? Astronaut.  Who wouldn’t want to fly to the stars!

57. DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS? Yes, kinda skeptical though.

58. EVER HAVE A DEJA-VU FEELING? Yes, usually is not good though

59. DO YOU TAKE A VITAMIN DAILY? Yes, Vitamin C

60. DO YOU WEAR SLIPPERS? No, Used to and they were comfortable. But haven’t in awhile

61. DO YOU WEAR A BATH ROBE?  Yes, wearing one as I answer these

62. WHAT DO YOU WEAR TO BED? Pajamas

63. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CONCERT? Three Dog Night, with my dad.  I was just a little kid

64. WALMART, TARGET, OR KMART? Walmart. If Target or Kmart was closer I would use those too.

65. NIKE OR ADIDAS? Nike. I love air Jordans!

66. CHEETOS OR FRITOS?  Cheetos, but man they are messy

67. PEANUTS OR SUNFLOWER SEEDS? Sunflower seeds. haven’t had either in a long time

68. EVER HEAR OF THE GROUP TRES BIEN?  No,  is that even a real name?

69. EVER TAKE DANCE LESSONS? No,  I should though since I suck at dancing

70. IS THERE A PROFESSION YOU PICTURE YOUR FUTURE SPOUSE DOING? I think this question means current spouse, lol.   No,  whatever she wants to do i will fully support her

71. CAN YOU CURL YOUR TONGUE? Yes

72. EVER WON A SPELLING BEE? Not that I recall

73. HAVE YOU EVER CRIED BECAUSE YOU WERE SO HAPPY?  yes a few times.  I remember thinking that wasn’t possible and people were probably faking it. But then it happened to me.

74. OWN ANY RECORD ALBUMS? Not anymore.  I used to have a ton of them.

75. OWN A RECORD PLAYER? No

76. DO YOU REGULARLY BURN INCENSE? Yes,  I enjoy them.

77. EVER BEEN IN LOVE?  Yes, still am

78. WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN CONCERT?  I wished I was able to see The Doors in concert

79. WHAT WAS THE LAST CONCERT YOU SAW? Papa Roach

80. HOT TEA OR COLD TEA?  Hot tea. I love tea!

81. TEA OR COFFEE?  TEA all the way

82. SUGAR COOKIES OR SNICKERDOODLES?  Sugar cookies

83. CAN YOU SWIM WELL?  I like to think I do, but probably not




84. CAN YOU HOLD YOUR BREATH WITHOUT HOLDING YOUR NOSE? Oh yeah,  I can hold my breath a long time. Challenged many times and won each time, LOL

85. ARE YOU PATIENT?  Yes,  for the most part. No point in getting all up tight over little things.

86. DJ OR BAND AT A WEDDING? Band all the way!  Things in life are much better in person

87. EVER WON A CONTEST?  Yes,  Won several photography contests

88. HAVE YOU EVER HAD PLASTIC SURGERY?  No, why would i want to be someone i am not.

89. WHICH ARE BETTER: BLACK OR GREEN OLIVES?  neither

90. CAN YOU KNIT OR CROCHET?  No, never tried

91. BEST ROOM FOR A FIREPLACE?  Living room, why would it be in any other room?

92. DO YOU WANT TO GET MARRIED?  Married for 13 years

93. IF MARRIED, HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MARRIED? 13 years

94. WHO WAS YOUR HIGH SCHOOL CRUSH?  I have a few. And don’t want to say, because I am married and also she reads my website, LOL

95. DO YOU CRY AND THROW A FIT UNTIL YOU GET YOUR OWN WAY? Um NO!

96. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Yes,  🙂

97. DO YOU WANT KIDS?  Yes, I want more

98. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?  Black

99. DO YOU MISS ANYONE RIGHT NOW?  Yes,  I miss my dad very much  ;(

100. WHO ARE YOU GOING TO TAG TO DO THIS NEXT? Since I am doing this via my website, I can not tag anyone LOL




Gratitude Challenge




 

  1. The smell I am grateful for is the smell of fresh rain.  This is such an awesome smell and so relaxing. It also means warm weather and storms!
  2. Technology I am grateful for would be the internet.  A wealth of information at our fingertips.
  3. I am grateful for the color black.  That has always been my favorite color.
  4. I am grateful for Pizza.  I am also craving pizza right now as I write this, go figure. LOL
  5. I am grateful for the sound of aircraft engines.  That sound means an aircraft is nearby!
  6. I am grateful for wildlife.  It is so peaceful to watch wildlife and their habitat.
  7. I can think of many for this on. I am grateful for having the time to spend with my loved ones who passed away.  Having the precious time with them, while they were here.
  8. I am grateful for the bathroom reader.  That book is a wealth of misc. information!
  9. I am grateful for the local parks.
  10. I am grateful for the taste of chocolate
  11. I am grateful for all holidays. But I think Christmas most, since it is the most family oriented.
  12. I am grateful for the texture of cotton
  13. I am grateful for the ability to see others as people and do not judge them. And to love and cherish and to help others.
  14. I am grateful for the sight of just being able to see!
  15. I am grateful for the season of SUMMER!
  16. I am grateful for my baby blue eyes
  17. I am grateful for having the knowledge of self defense.
  18. I am grateful for being able to produce my own art via photography
  19. This sounds like it may be an awkward question. LOL. I am grateful for the touch of kissing my wife
  20. I am grateful for having my family and friends in my life
  21. I am grateful for the song by Lenny Kravitz Called “AGAIN”
  22. I am grateful for campfire stories. I love scary stories
  23. I am grateful for the tradition of morals and ethics
  24. I am grateful for this challenge.  I was sitting here bored, and gave me something to do
  25. I am grateful for my cousin winning the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, she placed 1st!
  26. I am grateful for the expression of smiling and hugging.
  27. I am grateful for water
  28. I am grateful for watching the Walking Dead earlier today.
  29. I am grateful for my wife and daughters
  30. I am grateful for telling the truth

 

This challenge was supposed to have been done once a day for a month.  But figured I would just do it all at once, because I am not sure if i would have been able to commit to the full 30 days lol



November 6th Blog





Tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead ( #TWD)  was slow and kinda boring. At the end, it explained things a bit.  But 90% the show was boring to me.  The last 15 minutes were decent. Kinda showed “D” lighter side and what happened.  They did pick a good person to play Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan)   I am pretty impressed with his skills playing Negan.  I watched him on previous things, and he is a good actor. So I am glad they chose him, and he definitely is playing the character good!

I been working a lot behind scenes on RS.  Adding a lot of stuff, changing things up.  Experimenting a bit.  At some point when I get it to my liking, I will make things public.  There was one thing I am super excited about that i found out earlier today!  I won’t say anything right now, but I am super excited about the feature!     I am trying to make the site load faster.  When you visit the main page, all the maps load up and slows down the site a bit.  So, I added a poll to ask if people would like the articles to be collapsed and you would have to click each article to read it. That would speed the site up.  Or keep things as is, and have slower load times.  I prefer collapsing articles and faster load times. But I want to hear the fans feedback on it.

I added several features to my weather radar. So I am super excited about that. When the storms come into the area (or anywhere) I have many informal features now on my radars. I can’t wait to try em out.  Fast Fact:  Several of our tornadoes in our area have happened in the winter months.

I am going to stop blogging for now. Have a good night everyone








WAY TO GO CHICAGO CUBS!!!




2016 has definitely brought many dreams come true. Triple Crown,and now the Chicago Cubs win the world series!!!

I watched the game last night and OMG talk about a heart stopper a few times. They were up 5-1. Then it was tied up at 6, I thought then it was over for the Cubs when the Indians caught up. Figured the “curse” was still on. Then the Cubs scored 2 runs.  I was cheering loudly. Then the Indians scored 1 run, and my heart stopped. They were in the 10th inning and the Indians were making a comeback again.  Thank god the Cubs took the pitcher out. They only were 1 out away from winning the world series. The batter hit the ball between 2nd and 3rd base. The Cubs snagged the ball and slipped as he threw it over to 1st base. The toss was high.  I thought for sure he was throwing it away. And the 1st baseman grabs the ball, thank god!  And the CUBS WIN THE WORLD SERIES!!!

The Cubs didn’t waste no time flying back to Chicago!   They fly in the United flight 2211 as their charter airplane. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2211  They arrived around 4:14 am this morning.  I thought theywould wait until later today to fly back, so many fans would greet them.  I am sure they did anyways, but probably would have been more fans if they waited LOL They worked hard to win the Championship. They deserve a kings welcoming. They earned it!

WAY TO GO CHICAGO CUBS!!!

Chicago Cubs World Series Champions

Chicago Cubs World Series Champions

 








Happy Halloween Dad

 




 

Sitting here at 5:15 in the morning thinking about my dad.  Wishing he was still here with us still.  Today is Halloween and I know he would of loved today.  I am sitting here listening to the music we played at my dads funeral.  Below is one of those songs.  I miss my dad so much, my heart is literally aching as I am typing this.  I know he is resting high with both of my grandpas, my aunt Sherry, My uncle Ray and aunt Ann, plus more.  Rest High Dad, Miss ya lots.  I love you with all my heart and soul.  Happy Halloween Dad!

 




Quick Blog About Rockford MUFON, Halloween, Weather, etc…





I figured I would do a quick blog.  It feels weird that Halloween is on Monday this year.  It is not as “spooky” as if it would fall on the weekend.  I dunno, maybe it is just me.  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays though, so regardless of what day it falls on, it is still awesome!

I been adding features to both my website here and on the Rockford Scanner website.  Mainly in the widget areas. Take a look on the right side, to see the additions 😉

It is going to be almost 80 degrees later on today (Saturday)  I am blogging at 4 am Saturday morning, to me it is still technically Friday 🙂   But back on topic.  I can’t wait that it is almost 80 degrees today!  Won’t be long before it is cold and snowy 🙁    Halloween night is supposed to actually be nice!  Around 60 degrees for trick or treating times and no rain!

I am listening to a podcast from Darkness Radio. Campfire tales from October 21st. Pretty interesting. I didn’t care to much for the first 30 minutes, since it was totally off topic. But once they got onto topic, it is now awesome.  If some of these stories are true, (they are supposed to be)   it definitely opens your eyes to weird things happening to us. May as well just come out and say it, creepy, LOL.

In a few hours it will be the Rockford MUFON meeting!  As much as I want to attend, i will not be able too.  The meetings are always fun and very informative. Rick Peters always puts on a good presentation!  If you can, you should attend!






Rockford Scanner Trademark & October 26th 2016 Blog




My grandmas dog passed away yesterday. Lucky was loved by many.  Now he is in doggy heaven.  My dog Howie went in for emergency surgery today, we almost lost him.  I don’t know what is going on, but I guess when it rains, it pours.  My aunt passed away over the weekend.   This has not been a good week.

There is one good thing that did happen. On the 18th the Rockford Scanner trademark was finally approved!  Took a long time and lots of money, but it finally was approved!  Rockford Scanner is officially trademarked!

Rockford Scanner Trademark

Rockford Scanner Officially Trademarked









R.I.P. Aunt Sherry




I am writing this blog with a heavy heart.  My aunt Sherry passed away this weekend.  

She was my dads sister.  So now they are both up in the heavens looking down with my grandpa. She was 54 years old.

 Danny, Drew, Dan you guys are definitely in my thoughts and prayers.  

May you R.I.P. aunt Sherry