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Awesome mailbox #18

May 21st, 2010



Enormous!

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Awesome mailbox #19

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Enormouser!

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Awesome mailbox #20

May 21st, 2010



This is getting out of hand.

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Historical plaque

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Right in someone’s yard.

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Bottles full of liquid

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Holding the tarp down.

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Curious horses

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Evergreen Cemetery

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A popular sign today

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Quicksand!

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Cheryl and Rob

May 21st, 2010



Mom, you would have loved Cheryl. She brought me out a bag of drinks and healthy snacks when I arrived, but made sure I washed my hands before digging in. Later in the evening she cooked me dinner while the three of us sat and talked, and I found out Rob is quite a character. He’s a fixture on the UW campus in Madison playing his sax outside in the warmer months. He’s really gotten into his new blood sugar meter, and measured my blood sugar (75 mg/dL, I think it was, before dinner) to show me how it works. (The prick is painless and the reading is almost instantaneous.) This morning he showed me a few other interesting hobbies of his while Cheryl packed me up a breakfast for the road. (Photos to come.)

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Rob and his sax

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He also plays the flute!

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This is "Nature Boy". He dedicated it to me and told me to look up the lyrics:

There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far, very far
Over land and sea
A little shy
And sad of eye
But very wise
Was he

And then one day
A magic day he passed my way
And while we spoke of many things, fools and kings
This he said to me
"The greatest thing
You’ll ever learn
Is just to love
And be loved
In return"

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Rob’s puppet theater

May 21st, 2010



Handmade and portable!

I also got a good shot of the "whirlyjigs" (wooden lawn ornaments that spin in the breeze) he makes, but accidentally deleted it.

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Sine curve

May 21st, 2010



In the Wisconsin school system, they combine driver’s ed and trigonometry.




At their office photo shoot