Rochester Lights

If it wasn't zero degrees and windy it would have been fun walking and looking at the lights that hang from the buildings in downtown Rochester.
christmas lights on downtown buildings, rochester mighigan, main street
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Working in the Snow

Last week for work i went to Michigan's upper peninsula and Wisconsin to survey cell phone towers. It reached record low temps in some areas and lots of snow. I also saw 5 bald eagles over the entire trip. Here's the 48 sites that we surveyed. There were 8 of us that went on the trip. map of michigan and wisconsin, cell phone tower locations
Crossing in to the U.P.
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A view of a cell phone tower from one of the cable wires
cell phone tower, steel cable supports
I realized after the first day that the boots i usually wear to walk on the roads weren't going to cut it, even with the hotel's "boot" dryer.
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I ended up spending more then i planned on a pair of really nice winter boots that said they were good to -94 degrees. Fortunately it didn't get that cold, it only got down to -20 degrees, a record low in the town in Wisconsin. The boots turned out to be really warm and comfortable.
Baffin Boots, super warm, comfortable in the snow, -94 degrees boot prints in winter snow, wisconsin, michigan
Dogs like following us through the snow and woods.
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There were lots of iced over trees. frozen trees, snow icicles, birch, winter, cold frozen forest, icicles on trees, snow covered snowy forest, trees in ice, winter nature
This was on some guys mailbox. sitting on a mailbox, funny mailbox
Wisconsin. They have cheese and food.
wisconsin, cheese, food, sign
A custom one of a kind truck door.
diy truck door, bolted on house door
And here's some other pictures from the trip.


The End of Kenny vs Spenny

Kenny vs Spenny is an amazing show. On December 23rd is it's season finale. kenny vs spenny, show, canceled, kenny hotz, spencer rice
The show is from Canada, it is one of the funniest shows ever where two friends compete each episode over an agreed on challenge. It started as a small, low budget show, but after season 5 was co-produced by the creators of South Park. It started to "jump the shark" a bit in the last two seasons though. Kenny, by far the funnier and brains of the two, began to move on to other things, like the show Testies, which is also very funny...and got canceled after 1 season.

But this is quintessentially a GUY show. With episodes like:

"Who Can Eat More Meat"
"First Guy To Stop Singing Loses"
This episode was "Who Can Keep a Dead Octopus on Their Head the Longest"
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