Monday, May 19, 2008
Next Step: Pig cooking. Due Date: 25-May.
The current weather forecast at the TravelingRoths compound: Mostly sunny, High 83F, low 60 F (28/15 C)
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
According to the Triangle Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association, PSU North Carolina license plates may be available soon.
From the chapter's website:
To: Penn State Alumni, Fans and Friends in North Carolina
From: The Triangle Chapter of the Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association
Date: April 16, 2008
RE: Obtaining an officially-issued Penn State license plate in North Carolina
Dear North Carolina Nittany Lions,
Would you like to see a Pennsylvania State University license plate in the state of North Carolina? It can be done! And when we do it, we’ll be the first university from the commonwealth of Pennsylvania to have a state-issued N.C. license plate.
There are more than 7,500 Nittany Lion Alumni statewide in North Carolina. We only need a minimum of 300 paid applications for the state to establish the PSU license plate. Fans and family can purchase the plate as well as alumni!
You already pay $28 to $33 per year for your N.C. license plate registration. Why not show your Penn State pride by paying just $25 extra a year! The extra cost of the PSU specialty license plate is distributed to the National Heritage Trust Fund and the Special Registration Plate Fund (part of the Highway Fund, which among other things, beautifies our highways) so you’re also helping the environment and the local economy! More information on costs and fees can be found in the accompanying Frequently Asked Questions sheet. These charges are established by legislative action in the state of North Carolina and, like all laws, are subject to change.
Feeling creative? You may also personalize your Penn State license plate for an additional $30 per year in addition to the standard registration fee and the collegiate license fee.
The Triangle Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association has volunteered to help coordinate the Penn State University efforts to establish the specialized PSU plate. If needed, applications will be accepted until Dec. 31, 2008, although we want to submit 300 applications and payments to the NCDMV as soon as possible. The faster we reach 300 paid applicants, the faster the plates hit the road.
If you want to help establish the groundbreaking Penn State University license plate, please complete the accompanying application which can be found online at < http://www.trianglepsu.org/license/app.pdf > You may mail your check and completed application form to :
Triangle Penn State Chapter
P.O. Box 1215
Morrisville, NC 27560-1215
All applications will be collected and the monies held in a special Penn State license plate account by the Triangle Penn State Chapter. Please include your email address and phone number along with your application so that we can contact you if necessary. An email will be sent to you to confirm that your form and money have been received. Email will also be used for follow up communication if necessary.
If your information changes before we submit the forms and money to the NC DMV, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your new information and it will be changed on your form(s). Also, if you move out of state before the application is processed by the DMV, simply request a refund of your Penn State license plate fee and we will refund your payment minus a $5 processing fee.
We would like you to keep in mind the accompanying artwork is proposed until verified as official by the NC DMV. However, the artwork as shown conforms to guidelines the NC DMV has given to us, and to the guidelines the university has for use of their logo so we anticipate little if any changes to the artwork shown on the website. The proposed artwork is at the top of this page. We have included the original Authorization letter from the Penn State licensing department sent to the NC DMV.
We hope you will support Penn State and support this license plate endeavor and make Penn State University the first university from the state of PA to establish a collegiate license plate in North Carolina.
For the glory,
Triangle Chapter – Penn State Alumni Association
License Plate Committee Chairperson
A l m 3 8 1 @ p s u a l u m . c o m
Triangle Chapter – Penn State Alumni Association
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
La poésie au quotidien
CASABLANCA - La grande mosquée HASSAN II
Elle est l'illustration spirituelle du verset coranique "Le Trône de Dieu était su 'leau".
I'm in your beautiful Morocco. In Fez at the time, heading for the desert. Has been very hot and busy. Long days and lots of food.
the people are wonderful to us.
Saturday, May 03, 2008
This is the number one place for challenging yourself to take your photography to the next level.
I'd certainly like to take my photography to the next level, so I've decided to take part in this month's challenge. Here's the description.
As you know, this challenge has us shooting a new object each week of May. This week is the first week in May, and right now I’m announcing the first object.
beverageIt’s that easy. Select a beverage and shoot it for the next 3 days. If you have speed-lights or strobes, set up a studio and get creative. Get out and shoot it as many different ways as possible.
So here are my first three submissions for the first theme of May:
Granted, I didn't photograph the same beverage each time, but if photography is an art, then I'm taking artistic license with the rules. Besides, I'm not going to let these libations go to waste after I've finished taking their picture, so I figured I'd enjoy a different beverage each day, and that would be inspiration in itself.
Keep an eye out on my Zooomr stream, and my now Pro Flickr stream (thanks to Andy for the gift of the pro membership) for upcoming submissions to Trevor Carpenter's PhotoChallenge, and check out the PhotoChallenge photo pool on Flickr.
Friday, May 02, 2008
Next Step: Order a pig. Due Date: 19-May.