old archives

by carbonboy on March 13, 2011

 Reggia di Caserta

Note: Unfortunately when I moved carbonboy.com to a new faster server, I could not transfer the site. I had to recreate it. So all the links below are currently dead! I am slowly recreating them at carbonboy.net, my archival site.

I’ve been blogging since 2002, but never had the time or inclination to upgrade to a real blogging program until now. So glad I did. My early blogging had one primary intent: document where I was and what I was doing for friends and family, and for my recollection as well.

Much of what I did was totally wrong by blog standards: big photos, no focus, republican bating and just all out rambling. But I did manage to capture much I of what I did and where I was over the last nine years.

I’m working to move all this past rambling to a cleaner format. Until then here are the links, in the rare event you wish to read them. Like, almost too much information, for sure!

2009

July 2009
Thank Heaven for Low Glycemic Carbs! * Linkedin vs. Twitter * Lights, Camera, and now what? * Blackberry Tour vs. iPhone GS3 * Carbonboy’s Chicken Enchiladas * Center of Power * Simple Pleasures * Brushing up on History * New Life on Piney Point

June 2009
Summer Solstice on the Chesapeake * Food, Inc. * Reliability – The Myth of “Luxury” Brands * Brand Loyalty and My Little Problem with the “Mega Roll” * More Junior Studio Photography 101 * The Forgotten Boeing Notebooks * Scary Weather – What Happens When One Is Unprepared

May 2009
Hay in May? * Sheboygan’s Dying Fishing Fleet * SAMPE or ZZZ-AMPE * Baltimore – Party City of the Mid-Atlantic * Buddha’s Shoes *The Latest Internet Hubbub * Late Spring in St. Mary’s County * Hubble, Hubble, Hubble! * Oh what a Difference a Day (or so) Makes! * Southern Maryland in May – not to be confused with Southern California * Summer of Three R’s – with New Toys (Tools) to Help * Expression Studio 2 * The Last Piece of the HD Puzzle * Fun Things Come is Small Packages

April 2009
I’m free – to do what I want – any old time that I want! * The Long Beach Grand Prix * Easter Sunday – Lido Island – Newport Beach * Stony Point Revisited * A Quiet Walk Along the Palos Verdes Coastline

March 2009
Regional Cultural Decadence * LAX to IAD – Again! * Death Valley Zabriskie Point – Day 3 * Death Valley Artist Drive – Day 2 * Death Valley – Day 1 * Ports 0 Calls

February 2009
Home Again in Piney Point on the Potomac * A Day in the Gaslight District * The Failed Quest to Reach the Hollywood Sign * Icy Waters Ahead

January 2009
The lost month – coming someday!

2008

December 2008
2008 – Good Riddance * Holiday Advisory II * Holiday Advisory *Hollywood Boulevard? – Little has Changed Except the Shopping? * Vincent Park – Cold War Payoff * Runyon Canyon Park – the Place for Hollywood Hard Bodies and Dog Owners * Virgin America – the Best First Class Flying Experience in the US, Period * Odd Alignment of the Moon and Our Brightest Planets * Pocket Camera – My New Canon

November 2008
Historic St. Mary’s City * From the massive Pacific to the mighty Potomac: Flight time: 4 hours, 6 minutes * FIRE! * Manhattan Beach Pier * Del Coronado Hotel * Lunch in La Jolla . . . dinner in Coronado * In the Heart of the City of Angels

October 2008
Home in LA * Pre-Autumn in Piney Point * Where’s Carbonboy? Hunkering Down in Sunny LA!

September 2008
Hearst Castle – Impressive but . . . * The Road to San Simeon – Pacific Coast Highway * Evading Ike * Hanna – Passive, but a Reminder

August 2008
Sunny and 75 – day after day after day . . .

July 2008
Somewhere in the Twilight Outer Limits Zone * Home Again, and Happy to Be * Toastin’ in Tulsa – 101 degrees F * Full Moon Rising * New Toy – Skeeter ST15 * Da Hood * Fourth of July – About as Exciting as Watching the Corn Grow

June 2008
Cramped Quarters * Russia Crushes Netherlands 3:1, Moves to Euro 2008 Semi-Finals * Molens van Kinderdijk * Euro 2008 -Two for Two – Superb Dutch thrash France * The Westin Workout Room * Dutch thrash aging?Italians * Escaping the DC?Heat Wave

May 2008
A Lazy (and jet-lagged) Holiday Weekend * Rotterdam – City of Water – Everywhere! * The Road to Rotterdam * Den Haag * A Raging Potomac * Roma (briefly) Revisited

April 2008
Return to Campania * Sharpening the Saw * Viva California * New Addition – From Kenmore Crappy to Jenn-Air Convection

March 2008
Body Metrics * Leaving Rome, Heading Home * Springtime in Pulgia

February 2008
A Different World – a Different Time * A Neapolitan Sunday Afternoon * SS7 West to Formia and Gaeta * OK – it’s not easy maintaining a Blog – even weekly

January 2008
The Appian Way * The Failed Quest to Reach the Medieval Castle Ruins of Maddaloni * When Things Break in Italy, Maybe They Get Fixed . . . or Not * Relaxing – Reading (one of the same) * And so it Begins – 2008 to get in Shape * Simple good food for 2008

2007

December 2007
And so it Ends * Survived the Holidays * Home – For Christmas * ROMA – Final Day * ROMA – FINALMENTE * STRIKE – DAY 4, 3, 2 * Reggia de Caserta Revisited – Tripod Banned

November 2007
Tel Aviv – Well Almost * Back Home in Caserta, Italy * Thanksgiving Eve * A Bittersweet Autumn Day in Piney Point * This is so Gross, it’s almost Cool * Raising Sand – A New Classic? Maybe! * Worse than a Woman – What has Become of Me?

October 2007
Finally – The Amalfi Coast (it exceeded expectations) * Reggia de Caserta * Piney Point > DC > Frankfurt > Rome > Caserta – All in a (long) Day’s Travel * The 12th Annual Pusan International Film Festival Premiers, and Carbonboy Rides Alone into the Sunset

September 2007
Best Seat in the House * Ken Burns – The WAR * Wisconsin Avenue – Washington DC * Good Friends, Good Food * Let’s go to Geumgang Park (if we can’t go home that is) * The Reality of Dreaming

August 2007
A Most Wonderful Day! * Nagoya Again * Viva Mexico * Here Comes the Sun * Go Figure * Home in Busan * On the Road Again * High Definition Upgrades Complete (well almost)

July 2007
Le Corbusier * Tokyo Tourist * Spared by Man-yi * Casablanca . . . in Nagoya? * When it Rains . . .

June 2007
Sun & Fun * Oh that Magic Feeling – Nothing to Do * Out with the Old?* In with the New

May 2007
8,000 Miles by air & land – Home Safe * Six Day Cross Country Journey * Pusan to Piney Point via Yellowstone Park?

April 2007
Namhae Island * The Road to Namhae * Gimhae City and Eunhasa Temple * Korean Kid Invasion on my Daily Walk through Dongbaek Park

March 2007
The Slow Death of the Village Overlooking Oryuk Islets * A Stormy Return to Busan* Chongwol Taeborum

February 2007
Gukje & Jagalchi Markets * Gukje “International” Market * Jagalchi Fish Market * Beomeosa Revisited *Yong Kong Temple Revisited * Yeongdo Lighthouse at Taejongdae Park * The Path to Beomeosa Temple . . . and Beyond

January 2007
Pusan Polar Bears * Back “Home” in Busan * Home & Gone

2006

December 2006
Deja Vu * A Day of Monet & Mount Jangsan

November 2006
Expression Web and APEC * Mission Falafel * Fire & Water * R & R in Osaka (and Kyoto)

October 2006
PIFF and the Temples in the Mountain and by the Sea

September 2006
Whirlwind Five City Hop * Skycar – will it ever really fly? * Busan Biennale vs. the Typhoon * Dalmaji Road – A Path to Two Different Worlds

August 2006
Nagoya Rocks * Uchiwa Summer * Oryuk Islets * Korean Gospel Singer and Fortune Teller

July 2006
Asian Monsoons End – Let Summer Begin! * Waves Crashing Me to Sleep in the City of Ten Thousand Towers * Off to Busan * Back In America! Road Trip! * Japanese Orchids * Busan Marketplace

June 2006
Nagoya – Not Your Normal Tourist Destination * Bad Bento Box* Hiroshima and Miyajima Island * Dreamliner Shaping into Reality

May 2006
Nagoya from the 48th Floor * Nagoya to Napoli via Piney Point * Bay of Napoli Road to Foggia * Mount Vesuvio and the Castle * Back to Napoli * We the People

April 2006
Back in Everett . . . * Ah Napoli * Absolutely Amazing * Off to Naples * In Awe * Too Close to Call * They Work Hard for the Money

May 2006
Training, Training, Training * Made It! * The Emerald City (and Beyond)

February 2006
Give a Little * Car Crazy Snow, What Snow? * Super Bowl Four-0 * Carbonboy’s Exercise and Diet Experiment

January 2006
Composites for Better Living * Compaction * Leaving Vermont * Oasis

2005

December 2005
The Don Laing Story – The Last Year, Chapter 3 * Travelin’ Gear

November 2005
Home Alone * Miles from Nowhere * Alright Already – Get Over New England

October 2005
Halloween in Small Town New England * The Art of Walking – Savannah Revisited * Principal Based Actions * The Good, the Bad and the Ugly * Past, Present and Future

September 2005
Survivor’s Guilt Continued * Scandinavian Design

August 2005
Survivor’s Guilt * Madame Wong * New Rules * Analog

June/July 2005
New Spin on a Flat World * Moco Loco * Boring, Boring, Boring * Ybor City

May 2005
Off Balance * Design on the Mind * Black Hole * Ybor City

April 2005
Hubble at 15 * Monet in London (Fog)

March 2005
Moving * Pissing and Moaning (continued)

February 2005
The Don Laing Story – The Last Year – Chapter Two

January 2005
Should I stay or should I go?

2004

December 30, 2004
Piney Point on the Potomac * Sleeping & Dreaming * California Dreamin’

November 14, 2004
There Back! * The Eighth Habit

October 31, 2004
Super Size Me, Security Mom

September 22, 2004
Dodging Hurricanes – Part 2

August 16, 2004
Dodging Hurricanes – Part 1

July 25, 2004
Bush Book Week * Ho Hum

June? 12, 2004
California – Forever Exiled * Air Travel Security — Some Good and Bad News

May 23, 2004
Early Adapters * Sport * I’m Back Hitting Low

April 25, 2004
Eating Healthy in 15 Mins. * Carbonboy’s Feeble Attempt to Return to a “Permanent” Position * Kicking the News Junkie Habit

March 28, 2004
Carbonboy’s Contribution to Democracy in America * The Don Laing Story – The Last Year – Chapter One

February 24, 2004
Carbonboy’s Diet * Dali at 100 * Trading White Snow for White Sand

January 20, 2004
We Are Losing Our Big Window to the Universe, For No Reason :-( * January 1, 2004

2003

December 28, 2003
Green Bay – THE Place to Be * Christmas When it Seemed to Matter More * White Ships * One Down * PORK * MY BLOCKS

November 16, 2003
Re-imagine!? * My New Toy * Simpson’s at 15 * Surprise Eclipse * BMW X3 * Leaving Maple Valley?

October 12, 2003
Surviving Isabel

September 18, 2003
Preparing for Isabel * Laborless Day Weekend * Killing Web Bugs * Complaint Department

August 23, 2003
Cousin Jim and I * Boy & Bugs * The Logical Song

July 10, 2003
Part VIII – Clam Digs & Martinis in Morro Bay * Stupid Sports Tricks * Walking & Falling * Bush & Africa

July 5, 2003
A (very hot) Capital Fourth * Stupid Media Tricks * Guest Poet

June 29, 2003
DFW and Douglas Adams * Carbon Nanotubes * Wish List * Carbonboy’s 2nd Fav Love Song * Pissing & Moaning Week

May 24, 2003
The Head of Apo * Part VII – The End of the Endless Summer * Oh What a Difference a Week Can Make!

March 30, 2003
Krusty Kudlow & Crazy Cramer * A Day at the Yale Bookstore * Carbonboy’s Circa 1960 State Redistricting Plan – 13 X 3

February 23, 2003
Part VI – My SLO “Girlfriend” * Special – President’s Day Blizzard 2003 * Carbonboy’s 2nd Favorite List – Part 1

January 28, 2003
Part V – SLO * Safety Patrol * New Haven to Piney Point * Welcome 2003

2002

December 20, 2002
Fast Seafood Pasta Recipe * Burgers, Bush & Broccoli

December 14, 2002
Part IV – Off to Avila Beach

December 9, 2002
Part III – Leaving Palos Verdes * What a Ticket! – Woodward / Kristol 2004 * Southwest’s Open Seating Model Sucks

November 4, 2002
Part II – California Reunion * Why I Get Depressed When Shopping at Wal-Mart * I voted – Who Cares?

November 1, 2002
Part I – To A Friend, Long Since Gone * Air Travel * Mr. Gates & XP *Freeway Etiquette * Medium Cool at 33

October 25, 2002
Bad Design * We Ask Again, Why? * Metamorphous in Flight * Dilbert – GS-13 at Your Service * Let x=x (not)