Archive for the 'My Office Window' Category

Smokey Haze

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

I’d heard there was a marsh fire out east, but we didn’t smell anything until Monday morning. By the time I left for work, I was surprised to see the streets of Mid-City were shrouded in gray smokey haze. It was bad enough that I wore a bandana over my face as I rode to […]

Smoke Signals

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Yesterday a store in the Carrollton Shopping Center caught fire. My office is across the street. My co-worker Janice noticed the smoke first, but thought her glasses were dirty. After she cleaned the lenses and the haze was still there, she asked me if they were sending up smoke signals over there. When I saw […]

Synchronicity

Friday, January 13th, 2006

It was stormy this morning. I took a picture out my office window: Then I realized I’d taken an almost identical picture one year ago to the day: Same story both days too: I knew it was going to rain, so I rode my bike to campus early and beat the deluge. I hope this […]

Cold Front

Thursday, January 13th, 2005

A massive cold front is sweeping across the nation, bringing storms with it. This morning, it hit New Orleans. I’m glad I’m not riding my bike in that mess.

Floating

Monday, January 10th, 2005

It’s so foggy this building is just floating away.

Flipped Out

Friday, October 8th, 2004

Rainy Little Day

Friday, October 8th, 2004

It’s raining in New Orleans. Nothing unusual about that; we get half again as much rain annually as famously rainy Seattle. But it’s been dry here for a couple weeks, and this morning’s steady drizzle (which actually began last night) is forecast to continue for the next three days. Strangely enough, rain rarely seems to […]

Extreme Green

Monday, June 7th, 2004

The waiting is over, the mystery revealed. It’s an advertisement for the Louisiana Lottery’s Extreme Green scratch-off game.

Billboard

Friday, May 28th, 2004

My office window lets me gaze upon such marvels as the Big Lots store across the street and the traffic jams on I-10. The view has never been particularly beautiful, and now it’s getting less so. Someone’s putting up a massive billboard next to the interstate. I think I read about this in the paper […]

Homeless

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2002

A homeless man has taken up residence on campus, just inside the fence that borders the on-ramp to I-10.

Crrrunch

Thursday, May 16th, 2002

This just happened outside my office window about five minutes ago.

I-10

Tuesday, November 21st, 2000

Testing the new Nikon Coolpix 990. Here’s the view out my office window.