Kevin’s First Snowman

A little relaxing after shoveling and blowing snow! Perhaps not the most symmetrical snowman, but not too shabby for a first attempt.



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Jungle Island – Miami

Here are few photos from our trip to Jungle Island in Miami. It was my first time getting to play with kangaroos!





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A ton has changed since my last post. Steve Jobs died, the Olympics were hosted in London, and I bought a house :D. Stay tuned!

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Easter 2011

I just wanted to share this photo I snapped on Easter Sunday in Wisconsin.

Follow the leader

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Animals Say The Darndest Things

My brother sent this too me. I found it too humorous not to share. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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I bought a pineapple at the grocery store with the intention of eating it. ¬†However, I could not help but to play with my food ūüôā


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Many Thanks!

Grazie, Danke, Salamat Po, Merci, DŇćmo ArigatŇć, Gracias, Thank You!

Had it not been for all the prayers and support from all of my family and friends, I may not have made it as far as I have.  Yesterday, I was notified that my pharmacist license was issued by the Professional Licensing Agency of Indiana.  I am very excited, but must also thank all of the people that believed in me along the way.  Thank you all so very much!

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Flashlight Photography

I decided to experiment with taking pictures in the dark using a flashlight as the light source. I like the way this picture turned out, even if it is a bit sinister looking. What do you think?
Flashlight Photography

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My Cold-Blooded Roommate [Updated]

Upon moving into my new apartment, I found a ball python coiled next to my water heater. This took place today about 30 minutes ago (10:30pm EST). Enjoy this short clip! I’m happy to report that the maintenance man at the apartment complex has raised snakes and is going to provide this little guy with a new home.

UPDATE: The apartment complex was able to contact the previous resident, and indeed he had lost his pet python two weeks prior to moving out more than a month ago.  Arrangements have been made for the former resident to be reunited with his strayed serpent.

Holding my cold-blooded roommate

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Culinary Quest

I have very little experience in the cooking arena. ¬†A typical meal that I cook consists of pasta from a box with sauce from a jar. ¬†I have made a couple of “chicken helper” meals as well. ¬†Outside of that, cooking is a foreign concept to me.

Because today is Super Bowl Sunday, I wanted to have chili to keep in line with tradition.  After some time spent searching around the web for an easy chili recipe, I found just the one.  It had the fewest ingredients, people raved about how simple it was, and there was a general consensus that it tasted great.  I was sold.  Did you know that some chili recipes call for cocoa?

After a trip to the grocery store, I was ready to begin. ¬†Prior to today, I had never sliced an onion before or prepared any type of red meat. ¬†It turns out that the old phrase, “If you can read, you can cook,” is true. ¬†The chili was delicious, especially with the cornbread I made from a box. ¬†Here’s a photo of the end result:

Chili & Cornbread

For the sake of completeness, here is the recipe that I found at


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 4 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans


  1. Combine ground beef, onion, and garlic in large stockpot. Cook and stir over medium heat until beef is brown. Drain.
  2. Stir in chili powder, oregano, tomatoes, and tomato sauce; break up tomatoes while stirring. Heat to boiling, reduce heat to simmer, and cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
  3. Stir in beans. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes; stir occasionally.
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