Puff

Puff is a stock photo of clouds available on Turbosquid.Puff is a photo of a cloud that I shot a few years ago.

This is the type of cloud you see on a rainy day either right before or after the storm. The outlines around the clouds that separate them from the background makes them look almost like animation cells on an old school cartoon.

Puff is available on Turbosquid!

Puff is also available on Art Station!

Many Items with Puff printed on them are available on Fine Art America!

A few keywords associated with this image are cloud, clouds, cloudy, overcast, shape, layered, layers, white, green, blue, aqua, smoky, drifting, drift, wind, windy, weather, rain, rainy, meteorology, forecast, abstract, background, blues, greens, storm, stormy, ameoba, microscope, cell-shaded, water, humidity, humid, pattern, blues, greens, backlit, sidelit, organic, curved, curvy, soft, soft edged, beautiful, lovely, day, daylight, environment, up, look up, sky, skies, central, shape, shapes, interpretation, mystic, majestic, cumulus, air, floating, frothy.

Wood 0954

Wooden Privacy Fence Stock Photo
Wood 0954 is a Royalty free Stock Photo of Wooden Grain on a Fence that I shot many years ago that you can find on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or by clicking on this text.

This is a digital photo that I shot many years ago. Portions of photos like this can be copied and pasted in to various photo manipulation programs such Photoshop to create interesting backgrounds for websites or creative projects, or can be used in various ways as textures in 3d software programs such as Blender, Lightwave, Maya, 3D Studio Max, etc.

a Few keywords related to this image are wood, texture, nail, staple, knot, architecture, wooden, grain, lumber, yard, landscape, land, fence, bush, privacy estate, walls, wall, yellow, brown, tan, natural, weathered, aged, cracked, low-grade, pine.

Wood 0955

Wooden Fence Stock Photo
Wood 0955 Wood Grain Texture Stock Photo

Wood 0955 is a Royalty Free Photo of a wooden fence that I shot many years ago that you can find on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or by clicking on this text.

This is a digital photo that I shot many years ago. Portions of photos like this can be copied and pasted in to various photo manipulation programs such Photoshop to create interesting backgrounds for websites or creative projects, or can be used in various ways as textures in 3d software programs such as Blender, Lightwave, Maya, 3D Studio Max, etc.

a Few keywords related to this image are wood, wooden, texture, nail, wall, staple, architecture, knot, knotty, wooden, tree, grain, yard, landscape, outdoors, outside, rustic, privacy, privacy fence, walls, keep out, build, manmade.

Wood 0956

Wooden Fence Stock PhotoWood 0956 is a Wooden Fence Texture Stock Photo that is Royalty Free that I shot many years ago. You can find this image on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or by clicking on this text.

This is a digital photo that I shot many years ago. Portions of photos like this can be copied and pasted in to various photo manipulation programs such Photoshop to create interesting backgrounds for websites or creative projects, or can be used in various ways as textures in 3d software programs such as Blender, Lightwave, Maya, 3D Studio Max, etc.

a Few keywords related to this image are staple, nail, wood, wooden, architecture, fence, yellow, grain, outdoor, lumber, texture, pole, wall, grainy, knotted, natural, curve, curves, knot, cracked, aged, whethered, brown, tan.

Wood 0959

Wood 0959 Royalty Free Stock Photo of Wood Grain
Wood 0959 is a Royalty Free Photo of a Wood Grain Texture on a fence that I shot many years ago that you can find on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or by clicking on this text.

This is a digital photo that I shot many years ago. Portions of photos like this can be copied and pasted in to various photo manipulation programs such Photoshop to create interesting backgrounds for websites or creative projects, or can be used in various ways as textures in 3d software programs such as Blender, Lightwave, Maya, 3D Studio Max, etc.

A few keywords related to this image are texture, grain, wood, wooden, wall, floor, fence, nature, outdoor, outdoors, outside, weathered, knot, knotty, nail, staple, rust, aged, brown, yellow, linear, line, texture.

Wood 0958

Wood 0958 Wooden Fence Stock Photo
Wood 0985 is a Royalty Free Photo of Wooden Fence that I shot many years ago that you can find on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or by clicking on this text.

This is a digital photo that I shot many years ago. Portions of photos like this can be copied and pasted in to various photo manipulation programs such Photoshop to create interesting backgrounds for websites or creative projects, or can be used in various ways as textures or bumpmaps in 3d software programs such as Blender, Lightwave, Maya, 3D Studio Max, etc.

A few keywords associated with this image are wood, texture, nail, wall, architecture, walls, floor, fence, wooden, woods, lumber, grain, tree, yard, landscape, landscaping, suburb, urban, privacy, knot, knotted, knotty, nails, rust, yellow, grain, farm, pine, low-grade, cracked, cracks, aged, old, weathered, diy.

Wood 0984

Wood 0984 Stock Photo of Tree BarkWood 0984 is a Royalty Free Photo of Tree Bark that I shot many years ago that you can find on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or by clicking on this text.

This is a digital photo that I shot many years ago. Portions of photos like this can be copied and pasted in to various photo manipulation programs such Photoshop to create interesting backgrounds for websites or creative projects, or can be used in various ways as textures in 3d software programs such as Blender, Lightwave, Maya, 3D Studio Max, etc.

a Few keywords related to this image are bark, tree, trees, wood, wooden, woods, forest, brown, grey, rustic, rural, nature, natural, grain, pattern, bumpmap, line, contrast, highlight, crack, cracks, squiggly, zigzag, zig-zag, outdoor, outdoors, log, logs.

Wood 0985

Wood 0985 Stock Photo of a Phone Pole TextureWood 0985 is a Royalty Free Stock Photo of a Phone Pole that can be found on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or on this text.

This is a digital photo that I uploaded to Turbosquid many years ago. This type of photo can be used to manipulated in photo manipulation software to create interesting textures for website backgrounds, or for use as texture maps in 3d software programs such as Lightwave, 3ds Max, Maya, Blender, etc.

A few keywords related to this image are phone pole, phone, pole, telephone, wire, staple, rust, texture, bumpmap, wood, wooden, grain, brown, aged, log, logs, urban, grid, grey, wires, metal.

Wood 0986

Wood 0986 Tree Bark Texture Pattern Stock PhotoWood 0986 is a Royalty Free Stock photo that can be found on Turbosquid by clicking the above image or on this text. This is a photo of tree bark in front of a brick wall that I shot many years ago.

Photos like this can be used in 3d and 2d software programs to create interesting textures and backgrounds for various creative projects.

A few keywords related to this image are bark, tree, trees, forest, wood, woods, wooden, grain, bumpmap, bump, rustic, rural, log, logs, outdoors, outdoor, nature, green, brown, moss, contrast, edges, pattern, cracks, lines, wave, waves, shadow, highlight, red, brick, square, bricks, blocks, grass, greenery, yard, suburb.

Wood 0988


Wood 0988 is a Royalty Free Stock Photo that I uploaded to Turbosquid many years ago that you can access by clicking on the above image or on this text. This is a photo of tree bark in front of a red brick wall that was shot with a digital camera.

Portions of this type image can be copied and pasted in image manipulation programs such as photoshop or in 3d software programs such as 3ds Max, Lightwave, Maya, Blender, etc. to create interesting 3d models of trees, forests, or just background images to use on websites, or various other creative projects.

A few keywords associated with this image are tree, bark, red, brick, texture, trees, forest, grim, pattern, rural, rustic, suburb, suburban, bumpmap, bump, brick, grass, green, brown, white, contrast, lines, shapes, cracks, crevice, crevices, shadow, light, shade.

Wood 0989

Wood 0989 Texture Bark PatternWood 0989 is a Royalty Free Photo of the Bark Texture pattern of a tree that can be purchased on Turbosquid by clicking the above image or by clicking on this text. This is a digital photo that I uploaded to Turbosquid many years ago.

Photos like this can be copied and pasted in photo manipulation programs or in 3d software programs to create interesting tree models, surreal landscapes, or backgrounds that can be used on websites, and other creative projects, etc.

A few keywords related to this image are bark, tree, trees, wood, wooden, lumber, texture, forest, rustic, log, logs, nature, natural, woods, forest, grey, white, contrast, rough, green, moss, tree bark, edges, grit, grime, exterior, outdoors, outdoor, cracks, edges.

Wood 0971

Wood 0971 is a Royalty Free Stock Photo of a Tree Bark Texture that can be found on Turbosquid by clicking the above image or this text. This is a digital photo of a tree that I shot many years ago.

Portions of this type of photo can potentially be copied and pasted to create interesting textures in 3d software programs or photo manipulation programs.

A few keywords related to this image are wood, bark, grit, lumber, tree, trees, texture, wooden, log, logs, pattern, curve, grain, nature, natural, green, grey, black, contrast, highlight, bump, bumpmap, swirl, wavy, wave.

Wood 0991

Wood 0991 is a Royalty Free Stock Photo that can be purchased from Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or on this text. This is the photo of the bark on a tree that I shot with a digital camera many years ago.

Portions of this type of digital photo could potentially be copied and pasted in to various 3d or 2d software and photo manipulation programs to create interesting textures for trees, forests, or just background images on websites, blogs, etc.

A few keywords related to this image are tree, pattern, texture, forest, wooden, bark, branch, wood, rural, rustic, farm, suburb, outdoors, outdoor, log, grey, bumpmap, contrast, rough, black, white, patterned, nature, exterior.

Wood 0975


Wood 0975 is a Royalty Free Texture Stock Photo of the bark on a tree that can be purchased on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or on this text. This is a photo of the bark on a tree that I shot with a digital camera many years ago.

This type of image could be used to copy and paste portions in to 3d image programs or photo manipulation programs to create interesting texture maps, or backgrounds for websites, etc.

A few keywords related to this image are texture, wood, bark, woods, forest, tree, trees, grain, exterior, outdoors, outdoor, brown, rustic, rural, log, cabin, lumber, brown, grey, rough, bump, squiggly, greens, grey, contrast.

Wood 0993



Wood 0993 is a photo that is available to purchase on Turbosquid for Royalty Free Purposes. You can access the image on Turbosquid by clicking on the above photo or on this text. This photo is a photo of the bark pattern texture on a tree. Portions of this photo could potentially be copied and pasted to use as the basis of patterns in 3d software programs or as the background image for websites, etc.

A few keywords related to this image are bark, wood, tree, texture, wood, wooden, forest, trees, rural, rustic, grey, bumpy, rough, textured, patterned, brown, outdoor, outdoors

Wood 0994


Wood 0994 is a photo that can be purchased for royalty free purposes on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or on this text. Wood 0994 is a photo of the texture of am aged wooden fence that I shot many years ago. This image could potentially be used to create interesting wood textures in 3d programs, etc.

A few keywords related to this image are wood, texture, grain, lumber, fence, wall, privacy, yard, outdoors, rustic, outdoor, wooden, rural, architecture, post, pole, cabin, fencing, brown, aged, old, ancient, grainy, nail, lines, line, pattern, texture, cut, smooth, jagged, rough

Wood 1003



Wood1003 is an image that can be purchased on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or on this text.

This is an image that uploaded to Turbosquid many years ago. This image is a photo of a door frame to a very old building that has a lot of aged, cracked paint on it. There are is a small row of bricks next to the frame that are also very aged, and in stages of decay. Patterns in the textures in the bricks or cracked paint in this photo could be copied and pasted, etc. in various Photo Manipulation programs to create some very interesting textures to be put on 3d models or just for background patterns for websites, etc.

A few keywords related to this image are crack, brick, red, white, paint, aged, textured, texture, cracks, surface, pattern, old, aged, ancient, antique, architecture, building, city, grit, exterior, street, alley

Wood 1007


Wood 1007 is a Royalty Free Stock Photo that can be purchased on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or on this text. This is a photo of a tree with some interesting looking bark that could potentially be copied to create interesting patterned textures in various photo manipulation programs such as Photoshop, etc.

A few keywords related to this image are wood, tree, pole, bark, texture, pattern, nature, natural, branch, forest, wood, suburban, rural.

Wood Pack – jeffpac52502.zip







Jeffpac52502

This is a zip file of several wood textures I shot quite a few years ago. Clicking on the above images or this description will open this item in Turbosquid where it can be purchased for royalty free use.

A few keywords related to this zip file: wood, texture, grain, wood grain, texture, phone pole, staple holes, telephone pole, knot, wooden, board

Over time I will probably create more zip files to sell in Turbosquid. Texture packs in a zip file seem to be an interesting idea that is a worthwhile project. I didn’t do a lot of this previously since I haven’t had time or the energy or resources, but now that I’m using google photos and some editing software more, this type of thing is easier… hard to find a few images with related themes and ideas out of tens of thousands of photos I take… google photos is helping me start to do that…

Majestic Court


Majestic Court

A few keywords related to this image:
cumulus weather backlit bold big majestic blue white contrast chiaroscuro up texture pattern cloudy overcast storm stormy storms puff stormy layered

Clicking on the above image or this text will open the Turbosquid link for this image.

This Majestic Court photo is also available on Artstation. Clicking here will open this in Artstation for viewing or purchase.

Barren


Barren Stock Photo.

A few keywords related to this image:
Barren, Bleak, Overcast, Cloudy, Tree, silhouette, Drizzly, Overcast, Shadows, Shadow, Shade, Landscape

Click this image or these words to open in Turbosquid for purchase.

Barren is also available for purchase on Artstation by clicking here.

Barren is now available on products at Fine Art America!

Barren is also available on Zazzle!

 

I think this is one of my favorite photos. It’s almost post-apocalyptic in mood/theme… I think it was either right after or right before a storm on a deep Autumn day… back in the field that is no longer a field near a building I used to work. Loved going to that field and the wooded area behind there on lunch breaks with my camera.

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Lincoln Log Buildings, Castles, and other Creations

Over time our Lincoln Log collection has grown. My ancient set from when I was a child is ours. The set that my Granny used to have is now ours. We also bought a few of the cheap substitutes for the longer pieces from Clydsdale Cabin on Etsy (you do get what you pay for with him so quality isn’t super high, but for just having extra logs to build with his expansion sets are ok).

We like to use the Lincoln log sets, as well as some wooden blocks and foam tile blocks to create castles and kingdoms for Katrina’s small action figures and dolls. The adventures never end.

Many times when we complete the castle, town, or building we take photos afterwards before the ‘Giant Hurricane Katrina’ knocks it down…

Below are a few photos of some of these creations.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/PvyQNXBkNBzMjBPy5

Photoed above are Elana and Sofia.  Creating cabins and castles tall enough to accommodate Elana’s height is sometimes tricky since things tend to get a bit wobbly once we get above her head height… but a lot of times we do try to create castles with at least one room big enough to allow for that sort of head room.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YiqJ2VBjHqipwzMy8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/qtdR1qXLsbvWt77S9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rXT2SKy5tGJqGT479

The building we created above took a while to put together. Most of the creations shown here actually do take a while, but the higher you go the more careful you have to be be…

https://photos.app.goo.gl/E2qSbMHpqYKNdBGj7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/kL8yJLjeMTkWfcQZ6

The above photo is one of the most pure and innocent photos from my daughter’s childhood that I will cherish.  The blue thing laying down in the cabin is her magic wand.  She put the covers on it to tuck it in for the night. 🙂

Usually when characters get involved in these creations she ends up putting them to bed eventually like this.  She even tucks in the bad guys from time to time.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SXwryRR5NcDHsTkn8

Peter Rabbit is a McDonald’s toy from when the movie came out. He fires a big carrot out of that spring loaded thing he holds.  For this reason he’s typically one of Elana’s head of Security.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6Z7Ys1mf2oH47ALCA

The Etsy purchased logs are a lighter color than the traditional set, so you can get some interesting patterns when you start combining the two sets.  I believe the Etsy stuff is just cheap pine, warps, cracks, and all, but it can still be fun to play with.

Below is the closest I’ve come to creating a Cathedral out of the logs…

https://photos.app.goo.gl/sZoYrdYztLJQeUtv7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8QSGTzHeBjWg7wh8A

https://photos.app.goo.gl/F4Dd3VA5LSNfqb9U6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/viNL8rnZsKw6b64y7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/S3ryctUzF3XPiWh99

https://photos.app.goo.gl/9b6VQmh1ot3G9cXa9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/4AdZd7c5sis7NRsW9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Mbqc4Ta7ZRrkERPz7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/qs2FYME3G23VsD3S7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ef6TpibK977mgcbt8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZNWY5gLxtvQA8vVw7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/2SjUzVEZHP4XWVfy8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/jrzPceDJ25mfqV4V7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/y1QrSXTQRpJHgqFS8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/sYYuSpTnATLAuUmbA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6F8MdhkkfiNVWYxF9

Katrina loves putting the one hole logs inside of buildings like the above photo shows. It’s interesting what patterns and conceptions she comes up with that are way outside of the box for her Daddy’s mind.   Her creative power astounds me daily.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/gyy6HHWNBNe1aaaZ6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/K2GrVVQka1Wu5bfo7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/h3N4XC4xvuWiiYbH9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/d4bGrRGaLeWL1Wpn8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZUCWdhAsywZGsiBBA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/jeGa4amU75w2hWsKA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/mCvGK7JAcSFz8bq59

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZotsFKHfCVf1d9kW9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/UG6qMGeEzrSCKHVG8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/CWtBrEPzTMB1g7Tw9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/cV9BKeNQ1zKTXpLZ6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/gHE8Fqr33P3PCvvB6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/sSBDJiL5xC4NVC7u6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/3hg8zuBbgrguggy49

https://photos.app.goo.gl/o7Zorz94iE8FQ9f96

a few Panoramas

I love the Google Cardboard app and plan to start taking more panoramas with it over time.  Here’s a few. (I will probably add more in other posts in the future)

https://photos.app.goo.gl/n6GpqgKWMT63qP9f9

Above photo Panorama was taken at overpass near Overton, just outside of Boonville, Missouri.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/mUKX2sTNV2L9ZnJA9

Above photo was taken at Casey’s on corner of Main Street and I-70 in Boonville. I like the view from there.  I may post more photos from there over time.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/4gsqRMjqrLGY46T69

Above photo was taken at Rolling Hills Park in Boonville, Missouri.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/MpwwB2VnUnqsHDqL8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bGdQ3ZxRLuvNHGzu9

Above Panoramas were taken at Harley Park, in Boonville Missouri.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/JtAwGvz2N1ne4D4B9

Above photo was taken in a building in Kansas City where the Train Expo took place a few months back.

Also, here’s a few non cardboard Panoramas from other sources either manually put together or automated with Google Photos or just playing around with the camera in different settings

https://photos.app.goo.gl/a1vX7HrZy6d6NmCaA

Above panorama is from Toulan, a planet in Entropia Universe.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ajw1YHXiR4EKLj4s5

The above panorama is from Rocktropia, another Planet in Entropia Universe.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ScyhgZuNiPyWCBZb6

The above photo is another Panorama from Toulan, in Entropia Universe.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/7dnPqdpmi2fYHtgx5

The above photo is yet another Toulan panorama.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/CGuVg7USCGWZAuDz9

The above panorama is from Entropia Universe too, but I cannot remember if this one was from Toulan or Arkadia.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ktefy9XdmpKWpbkBA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/9GvjRFN5rVor2Fd16

Above Panoramas were from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and were taken when Tekla and I were on our Honeymoon in 2005.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/GTERedxJCSk26WoT6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/u32VuwY2ecG3E2aTA

Above Panoramas were taken in Colorado, just off of I-70 when we were travelling many years ago to go see my Brother Danny when he lived in Las Vegas, and was stationed there with the Air Force.

A few thoughts, etc…

It’s been a long while since I posted much here in this blog, so this is just a little bit of an update type of post on what’s been going on…

At work we’ve been in overtime mode since the beginning of the year.  That is hopefully going to slow down soon as some claim deadlines approach soon.  At least one week I worked 59 point something hours. I thought about doing that more since some weeks Management is allowing us to work 2 hours a day in addition to 8 required mandatory weekend hours, but the week I did that it was just cutting it too close since I was not able to always get to the Daycare in time to pick up Katrina… and it’s been so many weeks of overtime that I’ve decided that I’m doing the bare minimum to keep my sanity, and good attitude and humor.

Just now, before I posted this, I updated this blog to a new, more readable theme. I liked the old one, but the old school white text on black background was starting to make it too hard to read, and I was just kind of tired of it, so got this new one.  Hope you like it. 🙂

I have not been doing a lot of artwork lately, at least not directly. I do still do some doodling and snapshots with phone’s camera but not as much as I’d like to.  I’m also messing around with Google Photos a lot more lately.  I really like that they are back to allowing albums with more than 100 photos in them.  That got annoying quickly when you are used to making albums with thousands of photos.  I may start doing more messing around with artwork over time.

I hooked up the old Wacom tablet to the computer, and did a couple of small upgrades to the computer – we installed an ssd drive and upgraded the ram to double what it used to be.  Still not the best computer in the world, but it’s great for what we do, at least for now.

I have most of my color pencils next to the couch and do some little sketchbook work with those from time to time, especially when Katrina wants to draw with Daddy.  I have started following several groups in facebook related to drawing, painting, and creative arts, and am posting a few comments in there now and then. Trying to get inspired to start up doing that stuff myself, but we’ll see how it goes over time.

Katrina just enrolled for Kindergarten. Hard to believe that she’ll be starting that this year!  Her birthday puts her right at the cutoff for it, so it’ll be an interesting journey.

During the few minutes before my lunch breaks are over, or on weekends, or late nights when my body won’t let me sleep I’m still logging in to familysearch.org to pull in whatever updates it comes up with me for various documentation for members of our ever-growing family tree.  I’m slowly working on the blog over at https://thomannfamily.wordpress.com/.

In the generation list at https://thomannfamily.wordpress.com/zz-all-blog-post-summary-links/  I’m trying to work on documenting at least the first 10 generations (9 up from me, 10 if you count Katrina’s generation as generation 1)… It’s a slow process since I’m having to manually add in stuff on Tekla’s side of the family since the automated stuff I copied that main list in from didn’t include her side in depth.  I’m starting at Generation 10 and will slowly add in each generation and their children, and go down to generation 1.  I do have some of the lower generations already in there in bits and pieces.  What I’m doing is slowly adding in the information for each branch of the family from the 10th down to the first with a few important details highlighted… then over time I’ll add in a post for each as time permits over the years.  The main posts take a while to do since I do it the way I do, where I download the documents to Google Photos, then link to them from https://ctrlq.org/google/photos/.

As time allows, and I get resources, I’m also starting to digitize some old photo albums on Google Photos to add in to all the info on that blog… so that’s keeping me busy when I have spare time.

I have not played Entropia Universe a whole lot lately. I’ve been trying to make more of an effort to spend time with Tekla and Katrina when they are home instead of wasting time in that game.  Also, the most recent updates have kind of got me a bit frustrated with that game since the did a major overhaul of the entire camera system, that’s made managing estates a bit of a hassle, and made hunting a bit more difficult than it used to be in some ways.  Also, that game is just kind of boring, and a waste of time, money, and resources lately. It’s for several years had potential to be something more, but time will tell what happens with that.

At work, I finally got signed up with a 401K.  Getting involved in that has got me re-thinking how to allocate money, so we’ll see if I put any more money in to Entropia or find better ways to invest in our future…  At one point in time I considered Entropia deposits an interesting risky investment. Nowadays, it just seems like wasted money that could be spent on better forms of entertainment or other things.  Since Katrina won’t be spending as many hours at Daycare after this year, it may free up some cash that was going there to allow us to do more interesting things…

There’s rumor that someday I may get a Monday-Friday shift at work.  Currently I’m working Tuesday-Saturday when we aren’t in overtime mode doing this 6 day a week thing.  If that happens it’ll be nice to spend time with Tekla and Katrina on the weekends more, like it was in the earlier days when I was in training and did have Monday-Friday and Tekla did too… Tekla’s also looking in to getting a shift that’s closer to mine in when she has to be at work daily, so if that gets us more together time in the evenings, that’ll be nice.

Well, it’s now about 3:30 AM, and my stomach is starting to settle down a little bit, so I should probably go back to bed til 5…  (Honestly, I should do some Just Dance since I need to start exercising every morning again, but I’m going to allow myself some little rest this morning… Today’s the day that the Petro Mart that I fill my car up at most times starts not having fountain drinks available as they are remodeling, so hopefully that’ll give me some incentive to get off of the carbonated drinks and stay off of them)…

 

Anthony Adam Thomann

Anthony Adam Thomann

(this was my great grandfather, who I never met since he passed away before I was born)

4 January 1886 – 6 May 1959
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Anthony Adam Thomann

BIRTH

Saint Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
DEATH 6 May 1959 (aged 73)

Saint Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
BURIAL

Saint LouisSt. Louis CityMissouriUSA

MEMORIAL ID 47113216

Anthony Adam Thomann

BIRTH

Saint Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
DEATH 6 May 1959 (aged 73)

Saint Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
BURIAL

Saint LouisSt. Louis CityMissouriUSA

MEMORIAL ID 47113216 · View Source

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    Adam Thomann

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    Carolina Vogel Thomann

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    Louise E. Weingaertner Thomann

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    Jacob P Thomann

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    Philip Thomann

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    Emily Marie Thomann Fischer

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    Alexander Sebastian Thomann

    19011965

Children

  • Photo

    Henry Arthur Thomann

    19121984

  • Photo

    William E. Thomann (my Grandad)

    19292007

  • Agnes Thomann
  • Anton Thomann
  • Albert Thomann
  • Carl Thomann
  • Helen Thomann

Inscription

Located on the top face of the stone.

THOMANN

ANTHONY A.
1886-1959
FATHER

LOUISE E.
1888-1972
MOTHER

Residence
Benton, Franklin, Illinois
1900
St Ferdinand Township Jennings Station, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Custom Event
Military Draft Registration
1917-1918
St. Louis City no 14, Missouri, United States
Military Draft Registration
1942
Benton, Franklin, Illinois, United States

Sources:


Antha A Thomann “United States Census, 1930”

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Name Antha A Thomann
Event Type Census
Event Date 1930
Event Place Benton, Franklin, Illinois, United States
Gender Male
Age 44
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1886
Birthplace Missouri
Father’s Birthplace Missouri
Mother’s Birthplace Missouri
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 11
Citation
“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XSY6-M4P : accessed 15 June 2018), Antha A Thomann, Benton, Franklin, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 2, sheet 11B, line 65, family 274, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 516; FHL microfilm 2,340,251.

Antone Thomann “United States Census, 1940”

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Name Antone Thomann
Event Type Census
Event Date 1940
Event Place Ward 1, Benton, Benton Township, Franklin, Illinois, United States
Sex Male
Age 53
Marital Status Married
Race (Original) White
Race White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1887
Last Place of Residence Same House

 

 

 

Citation
“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KW4B-5NS : accessed 11 June 2018), Antone Thomann, Ward 1, Benton, Benton Township, Franklin, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 28-2, sheet 2B, line 57, family 42, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 803.

Anton Adam Thomann “United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

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Name Anton Adam Thomann
Event Type Draft Registration
Event Date 1917-1918
Event Place St. Louis City no 14, Missouri, United States
Gender Male
Nationality United States
Birth Date 04 Jan 1886
Birthplace , , United States

 

 

 

 

Citation
“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K3RB-715 : 13 March 2018), Anton Adam Thomann, 1917-1918; citing St. Louis City no 14, Missouri, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,683,753.
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Anthony Adam Thomann “Find A Grave Index”
Name Anthony Adam Thomann
Event Type Burial
Event Date 1959
Event Place Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, United States of America
Photograph Included Y
Birth Date 04 Jan 1886
Death Date 06 May 1959
Affiliate Record Identifier 47113216
Cemetery Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum
Citation
“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVKL-J53J : 13 December 2015), Anthony Adam Thomann, 1959; Burial, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, United States of America, Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum; citing record ID 47113216, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
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Anthony Adam Thomann “United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942”
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Name Anthony Adam Thomann
Event Type Draft Registration
Event Date 1942
Event Place Benton, Franklin, Illinois, United States
Residence Place Benton, Franklin, Illinois
Gender Male
Employer Anthony Adam/Thomann
Birth Date 04 Jan 1886
Citation
“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V1KF-VZ7 : 9 March 2018), Anthony Adam Thomann, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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Anthony Thomann in entry for Anton C Thomann, “United States GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014”

Name Anthony Thomann
Sex Male
Wife Louise Weingaertner Thomann
Son Anton C Thomann
Son Albert Thomann
Son William Thomann
Other information in the record of Anton C Thomann
from United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries
Deceased
Name Anton C Thomann
Event Type Obituary
Event Date 14 Feb 2003
Event Place Illinois, United States
Gender Male
Age 88
Relationship to Deceased Deceased
Birth Date 20 Aug 1914
Birthplace St Louis, ,
Death Date 12 Feb 2003
Death Place Mount Vernon, ,
Newspaper Peoria Journal Star, The
Spouse and Children
Louise Weingaertner Thomann Wife Female
Roberta Webb Mcafoos Wife Female
Diana Burlison Daughter Female
Jan Compton Daughter Female
Albert Thomann Son Male
William Thomann Son Male
Parents and Siblings
Anthony Thomann Father Male
Extended Family
David Burlison Son-In-Law Male
Darrell Compton Son-In-Law Male
Mary Beth Thomann Sister-In-Law Female
Mary Ann Thomann Sister-In-Law Female
Citation
“United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QK48-MBML : accessed 17 June 2018), Anthony Thomann in entry for Anton C Thomann, Illinois, United States, 14 Feb 2003; from “Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 – Today),” database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Peoria Journal Star, The, born-digital text.
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Anton Thomann in household of Adam Thomann “United States Census, 1900”

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Name Anton Thomann
Event Type Census
Event Year 1900
Event Place St Ferdinand Township Jennings Station, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Gender Male
Age 14
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) W
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Son
Household
Role
Sex
Age
Birthplace
Adam Thomann Head M 42 Missouri
Carolina Thomann Wife F Missouri
Jacob Thomann Son M 17 Missouri
Anton Thomann Son M 14 Missouri
Philip Thomann Son M 11 Missouri
Agnes Thomann Daughter F 8 Missouri
Cecile Thomann Daughter F 5 Missouri
Emily Thomann Daughter F 3 Missouri
Anna Thomann Mother F 70 Germany
Citation
“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M38V-QJ4 : accessed 18 June 2018), Anton Thomann in household of Adam Thomann, St Ferdinand Township Jennings Station, St. Louis, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 125, sheet 10B, family 182, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,888.

starting something new…

http://jeffs.faith   –  new domain name. Now it points to this blog. Previously it pointed to another portfolio site that I wanted to start but never completed… For now this blog is my portfolio, or as close to it as exists… I’m tired of dealing with promises of ‘unlimited webspace’ on other sites.  Google Photos and this blog has enough functionality for me to continue for the future.

 

 

 

 

Killer Hill…

I got up today and tried a hell of a running workout.  Loaded myself up with my 20 lb weighted vest, 2 lb ankle weights, and 1 lb weighted gloves, then ran/jog/walked to Harley Park (a distance of about .6 miles or so from home), half way through the park, and over to the Lookout point area. Walked down ‘killer hill’ at lookout point to about 50 feet above the railroad line where the grass starts to end and the mud on the lower access road gets too gooey to walk in much, then proceeded to run up the hill as far as I could before I got winded.  I only got about 75% of the way up the hill before I had to stop to take a breather, before heading up the rest of the way to the top of the Indian mound next to the sewer waste treatment plant up there.  I’ve never measured exactly how far this hill is in feet, but it’s quite a hill.

 

harley

harley 2

The yellow line shows the path up the hill I take roughly… Incline is probably around 35-70 degrees or so, with most of it being around 40, and the spot next to the road crossing being a little more like 65.  That’s actually a good thing since I have to sort of slow down to cross the street, watching for cars anyways before ascending the actual mound.

 

hplookout

Back in my ancient days of running in high school and college I used to be able to run from mom and dad’s house, which is about half a mile from the lookout, up the hill with about 10 sprints to the top, and back.  In order to get back to that level of running it going to take me a while, but I can see it starting to happen in leaps and bounds slowly.

At work I have  started measuring my steps with a pedometer thing that I got a few weeks back.  On a heavy walking day when I’m on the casino floor for 4 hours or so I’m walking roughly 5 km, i.e. around 3 miles or so… the walking at work is starting to build up my leg muscle endurance, but running is a whole different type of muscle… I’ll get there, just will take some time. In the mean time if it’s too hot or cold to work out outside I’m going to try to do more inside workouts. I’ve been neglecting doing that for a while now. Time to start getting back to it.  On the days I’m not running I’m going to be doing other types of workouts… Finally bought me a 12 lb sledge hammer and a couple of 2.5 lb mini-sledges to do some club bell type swinging when I’m not using my 30 lb kettlebells, or other equipment… Yes, definitely headed in the right direction, but it’s hard to admit just how out of shape I am at this point in time vs where I want to be… It’ll be ok though. I WILL IMPROVE OVER TIME!  Can’t and WON’T give up this time round!!!…

links…

Darn links in a few posts and pages are not working at the moment.  I’ll slowly fix this up and tidy things a bit over time, especially on the pages. (maybe on posts too eventually).

I have started blogging on this blog and a few others a little the last couple of days more. I might start focusing on this one big time in the coming weeks, months, years.

Ugh… Various Philosopies…

I’m going to create an “Ugh… Various Philosophies” page today on this site to showcase my various “unique mental train of thoughts” on a lot of different things in life, religion, the Universe, and various other things.

The page will be the sort of a place that those who might be thinking about writing my eulogy someday may want to visit to come up with ideas and inspirations. It will be a place with some very interesting takes on some biggies in life that are sort of ‘wow’ revelation ideas that came to me at various points in life… that I figure are big enough to share with others somewhere.

Enjoy yourself reading it!

little bit of catching up to do…

Last few months I haven’t been working out much other than just walking around at work a lot.  Going to fix that going forward… Weight chart isn’t pretty, but will start showing some improvement soon.  I’m going to try to start spending an hour a day working out if possible as many days as possible.

I must get in shape so that I can keep up with my child, and live long enough to see her grow.

1.23.2016

 

 

Working out…

Well, now that I’ve started to get better (been sick with walking pneumonia for a couple of weeks) I’m going to start working out more again.  Did a little 12 minutes of cardio today. Will do more going forward daily.  Planning to do a little kettlebell or HIIT (high intensity interval training) after work before bed, and cardio after getting up before work.  We’ll see how it goes.

Fiction/Comics going anti-agnostic

This post will be edited later with a more in-depth discussion and/or a follow-up post may be added later on this topic since there’s a lot of meta-abstract-ideas to discuss possibly.

I’ve been studying some trends going on with Marvel Comics and mass media in general on and off a few years, and how it all relates somewhat to underlying philosophies, culture, and religion….  some of the stuff below is just theories, oddball out-there ideas, and “conspiracy theories” type of crazy talk, but some of it might have some relevance and importance on a meta-level.

It seems to me that Marvel Comics, and mass media in general is starting to move away it’s somewhat existential or ‘Gnostic’ Memes and themes that grew out of cultural revolutions such as those back in the 1960s-1970s and 1990s and in to something opposite of that, which is bit more of a ufo-cultish indoctrination type of thing on some levels. The focus seems to be moving from the positive ideal that YOU, as an individual, have the power within you to take actions, and change your situation in life to a much more negative, depressive and coercive ideal that You, the individual, are ‘stuck’ with what life throws at you so you have to “deal with it” as best you can and that you have to ‘roll with the punches’ and ‘do what you can to just survive’ instead of being empowered to make change from an internal source.

Wikipedia List of Cosmic Entities in Marvel Comics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cosmic_entities_in_Marvel_Comics

This in part has to do with the move to partner with Disney more (Agents of Shield is on ABC, which is partnered with Disney, etc.) and in part with the copyright issue of the X-men being purchased by Fox several years back…

Marvel sold their popular X-men copyright to Fox so Fox could do some comics and movies, but later Marvel decided to make their own movies and Marvel Cinematic Universe thing by doing their own movies and tying them all together with the Infinity Gem backstory… that back story is very gnosticy in some ways, but also anti-gnosticy in others…

HERE I NEED TO INSERT BIG EXPLANATION OF GNOSTICISM AND WILL EDIT THIS LATER WITH MORE INFO… , and the idea of mutants with powers from within themselves, like the gnostics/occultists/wizards/magicians, etc. vs the idea of ufo cultists – powers from outside of yourself controlling your destiny, etc.

Now, for all you conspiracy theorists out there, was this massive pop-culture change planned, and does it have anything to do with the recent moves by worldwide governments to start implementing more and more military type oversight of everything everywhere as we move down the slippery slope towards external rule as slaves to the military state?… We have more eyes in the skies (cameras everywhere on cell phones, in every corner of every mall, casino, and downtown, on police vehicles and people, etc.) big military installations tracking online stuff, etc. Did Fox or Disney, or a combination of the two… Who, what, where when yadda, yadda, yadda, and rumbleberry blue too…

Jewish Superman Origins…etc.

more will be added here later. Sorry for the lack of time to write this all up right here/now… book mark and come back in a few days/months and you might be surprised by what you find here.

 

http://www.gnostic-jesus.com/gnostic-jesus/Modern.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFO_religion

http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/how-to-take-action-when-youre-stuck/

http://www.metrolyrics.com/get-over-it-lyrics-the-eagles.html

sick…

Been sick the last 2 days.  Stomach bug has me and most of the rest of my family down at the moment. Not pretty.  Lowered food intake a lot so that I don’t puke, etc.  Thinking it might be time to use this as the ‘starting point’ of going more paleo than I have in the past since the system is ‘cleaned out’ now.  Going to be difficult with holidays coming up, but something I need to probably do.

10.9.2015 Starting to plot more often and pay attention.

10.9.2015

Red line is goal. Blue Line is actual weigh ins.  Red Line is close to goal for 5 years. May change end date on red line to 5 years from now to get more accurate and realistic as it’s currently showing 2/9/2019, which would have been 5 years from 2/9/2014.

I can and will get below the red line, and get to goal target bmi. I now have the ability and will work towards the goal daily.

It’s been hit and miss in the past. Refocus, and work at it daily today and going forward.  Going to try my best to log this type of stuff daily.

Daily Goals:
Exercise after Waking Up (HIIT or Weights).
Exercise before Going to Bed (Aerobics)
Walk to Work as much as possible.
Eat Paleo Diet Three Times a Day.
(one protein+ two veggies + one or two fruit)
Try to Stick with No-S diet as much as possible.
(No snacks, no sweets, no seconds except on Special Holidays)
Log Workouts in Fitocracy.

Weekly Goals:
Weigh in at least once a week. Log it.
Check Sugar Levels at least once a week.

Changing Priorites…

I’ve added my List of Artist’s blog over at http://listofartists.wordpress.com/ to one of my start pages in my browser, and plan to start adding more to it daily. There’s only a handful of posts there from a long time back when I started that blog with good intentions to work on it daily, but lost focus on it a few days after making it. Since I’ve dropped doing the EMR portion of my job at work to lower stress, and want to focus on health and positive things and getting inspired to do great things in my life going forward, I’m going to try to add more to that blog daily.  I plan to add a post a day there, or maybe more.  Due to copyrights and things, I’m not sure I’ll add a lot of images there since I don’t really want to get sued any time soon, but will try to do a variety of links to places you can find images.  Over time I’m hoping this will help me grow as an artist and give those in the community looking for artistic resources a place to find some interesting stuff.