On A Wing

I’m not a confident flyer.* I hold my breath as if it is going to help. I know the logic behind it, more likely to … car wreck etc… But, I can’t help it. There is something about flying that defies all logic. That the science of aerodynamics defies the laws of gravity. There are…

Be Thankful; I Am.

I could write something super sentimental but I thought there’s a much better way to tell you what I’ve been thankful this year. Since I like to take pictures of just about everything, I thought I’d show you. Some Sports Firsts: I’ve been fortunate to attend two major sports events this year. My hometown teams,…

Roadkill… A Hierarchy

The other day I was out running along my normal route when a couple things happened to me that I really wanted to share. These things only reminded me that there is a food chain to everything. Now, safety hawks would tell me that running with full headphones is probably not a good idea, I…

The Senses of Seattle

My friend Andy posted recently about a trip he took to visit Bend, it describes using all your senses to get the best out of your vacations. I recently made a day trip to Seattle for a Seahawks game and had the most amazing time. So in the spirit of the aformentioned post, here is…

My Love Affair…With Pat Benatar

Let me just begin by saying that I am in love with Pat Benatar. Say what you will, but she has been ROCKING the stage for some 40(ish) years and has toured EVERY year since I graduated high school in 1996. I have seen her in concert now 7 times. The one thing that floors…

I have found heaven.

And it is called “John’s Marketplace.” — http://www.johnsmarketplace.com/ This place is amazing. Located in SW Portland, Multnomah Village. There is beer for days and days! There is beer from every nation, in every flavor! I walked in to this store and I was totally lost. In awe of everything. I had to walk up and…

Lack of Service In A Service Industry.

Disclaimer: Normally I would light a fire against a company when I’ve received poor service, but I’ve decided to hold back the establishment’s name publicly, for two reasons: The company I work for has a personal relationship with this business (I have informed them of my experience) and secondly, I think this example is more…

10 Things

Some people say I don’t talk about myself enough. I know, really? Me? Shy away from talking about myself? Strange, right? So I thought, for all those people, I would write this post for my Birthday, cause Birthdays are supposed to be all about you, right? These are the 10 things you may or may…

Do you see what I see?

I love all the random things I see in my world. I like to take pictures of them and usually it’s with my camera phone. I share a lot of these on Twitter (I’m @schnik) and I spend a great deal taking pictures – I went back through my collection of Twitpics and thought I…

…And the eyes have it? Photos and Vegas

I wrote a blog post about Flickr and I highlighted my friend’s Photography. That also got me to thinking about the photos I take. I really don’t concentrate on the composition, or the lighting, I really just try to capture them as my eyes see it. I think I sometimes “luck” into pretty awesome shots….