Thursday, November 09, 2006

Not so great night at Poker

Hello all! This week at poker has not been so good to me. I've realized something since I started keeping track of my stats. If I am in a good mood when I go in, I usually win. If I am in a bad mood, I ususally lose. Another thing I've noticed is that with 2 drinks I play an awesome game... if I have a third, I ususally am more loose and make some pretty bad calls.

Poker stats for the week:

8 wins - Coming out ahead of my $5
3 losses - Not breaking even or losing all of my money
1 tie - Breaking even

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Halloween, Poker, TPIAD and a party

Quick Update... Halloween was fun. Em and I were in Bangor handing out candy to kids. Work is busy. This weekend is Take Pride in Acadia Day (TPIAD). Emily and I are co-leading a group of rakers. From there, we'll head down to York, ME for the Saco River Canoe Trip Thanksgiving Party. We'll get home sometime on Sunday. Here is a halloween pic for you!

Poker stats for the week:

8 wins - Coming out ahead of my $5
2 losses - Not breaking even or losing all of my money
1 tie - Breaking even

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Acadia Ridge Hike & Poker

Last night before Poker, Emily and I went for a hike on the Acadia Ridge Trail. This trail is out side of ANP. It's a nice trail approx. 2 miles long with many streams and waterfalls. Below are some of the pictures.

Here we go with the poker stats:

7 wins - Coming out ahead of my $5
2 losses - Not breaking even or losing all of my money
1 tie - Breaking even

All in all, this has been a great week. We have a busy weekend coming up with Fright Night at the Fort on Friday night. Saturday, a going a way party and seeing a band in Bar Harbor.

More details will follow.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Another Earthquake

What is going on here in Maine? Yesterday afternoon there was another quake. 2.9 magnitude. Here is the info on the USGS Web site. Click Here.

Thursday, October 19, 2006


Last night was the usual poker night. I did ok, left with $5 even though I put an additional $2 in. So my here are the last stats:

6 wins - Coming out ahead of my original $5
2 losses - Not breaking even or losing all money
1 tie - Breaking even

Not to much else is happening. Just working alot right now.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Tourist and canoeing

Last weekend, Emily and I were house sitting on MDI. So, we decided to play tourist for the weekend. Here are some of the pictures from the hiking and canoeing that we did. We picked cranberries in the marshy areas while canoeing.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Earth Quake?

Friday update... Mike and I went hiking in Acadia National Park to investigate the earthquake damage from Monday nights 3.9 magnitude quake. This was the 3rd earthquake in the last 2 weeks. There was some significant damage on the trails. Below are some of the pictures.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Movie, Work, and Camping

This past weekend was busy! We went out Friday night to see The Illusionist and then went to see Eric perform at the Thirsty Whale. On Saturday, I had to come into work. I was there from 7 AM - 2 PM fixing a broken server. 98% done when I left. Saturday evening into Sunday, Emily and I went camping at Coobscook State Park, just north of Lubec. It was nice and quite. Below are some pics.

The weekend of Sept 22 was the Common Ground Fair. Emily and I went down on Sunday morning. The Horseshoe Toss was cancelled because of lack of interest. BS! Here is a picture of the grounds.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Wedding in PA

So, this past weekend I was in PA for my step-brother's wedding. I left last Thursday morning, drove to Manchester, NH and then flew Southwest into Philadelphia. The day started great, said goodbye to Emily at 6AM and was on the road. 3.5 hours later I was at the airport... right on schedule. My flight was supposed to leave at 12PM; however, due to weather in Philly and a mechanical issue it was 2PM when we left. Bill picked me up around 3:30PM in Philly. From there we went to pick up our tuxedos and run some other errands. The rehearsal started at 6PM and lasted an hour. From there we went over to Sligo's... an Irish Pub. It was fantastic. As a best man gift, Bill got me a new digital camera. I was floored!!!!!! So, here are some pictures from the pub.

Friday morning… it was still raining. Golf at 7:30AM never happened because of it. So, we went to Denny’s for breakfast and then back to the hotel to have naps. I ended up sleeping until 11:30AM and it felt good. The afternoon was spent running around finishing up errands and car shuffles. The limo was 30 minutes late in picking us up and the wedding ended up starting an hour late. It was dark in the gazebo, but it was still a nice ceremony. The reception started promptly after and we partied until 1 Am. Below are some of the wedding pictures.

Saturday found me returning the tuxedos in the morning and then driving back to Reading. I spent the afternoon hanging out with my dad and brother. Went to bed early that night because I was beat.

Sunday was up around 9 AM and on the way to the airport just after 10 AM. The flight from Philly was on time and I landed in Manchester at 2:30 PM. Made the final drive and got home around 6:15 PM. Relaxed for a bit and then went to bed.

So, that sums up the past weekend… The weekend before, Emily and I were canoeing on the Saco River in Southern Maine. The camera I had sucked and the photo quality is wicked bad. So, no pictures from that trip.

This coming weekend is the Common Ground Fair. Time to see if I can defend my 4th place finish in the horse shoe toss.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Been a while... Backpacking trip

Well it's been a while since I posted. Camera was down and work has been busy. Summer has been good, things are going well with Emily. Below are pictures from the 3rd annual Labor Day AT hike weekend. Emily drove us up on Thursday night and picked us up yesterday. The hike was 30.4 miles on the Appalachian Trail from Monson - Gulf Hagas.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

This pictures are from last weekend. Mike, Lynne, Emily, and I went camping at Baxter State Park and climbed Mt Katadhin on the Appalachian Trail. It was one of the hardest things that I have ever done.

Monday, June 12, 2006

The above pictures are from this past weekend. On Saturday, Emily and I went to Rockland for the day. It was foggy but still enjoyable. Sunday found us sailing with Mike and Lynne. This is at pier last night getting ready to put the boat back on the mooring. What an incredible Rainbow.

These above pictures are from the Memorial Day weekend trip on the St Croix River. It was a beautiful weekend!