Mike Becvar
Mike’s Take on the World

January 19, 2011

Photos

Filed under: Clown, entertainment, Life in General — Mike @ 9:56 am

I used to only grab my camera when I was planning to go somewhere special, like a trip to a festival or parade. But for the past several months, I have had my camera with me almost every day. For some reason, I figured that if I had my camera that I would be inspired to take pictures (and eventually include those pictures on my blog). But the truth is, the more time that has passed, the fewer pictures I am taking.

The one picture I have been taking on a consistent basis is a daily picture of myself. Last year, I saw a few time lapse movies other people had taken of themselves and figured I would do the same. At first, I would take pictures for a few days then miss several days. But, for the past month or two, I think I have at least one picture of myself for every day. I have been tempted to pull the pictures together and see what is involved in getting them into a time lapse movie. I can only assume there will be some work to align all of the images and make sure they are the same relative size.

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January 14, 2011

New Jacket

Filed under: Life in General — Mike @ 9:30 am

I am not normally one to spend a lot of money on a piece of clothing. Actually, if it isn’t on sale, I won’t buy it. I do make a few exceptions to the rule. I used to always buy cloth/nylon/polyester winter coats, but a few years ago, I decided to spend a little more and get a leather jacket. I thought it would look more professional and last longer. That jacket lasted me many years. I still had the more traditional ski jackets to wear on really cold days or when it was raining/snowing, but most days, I would wear my leather jacket.

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January 12, 2011

Picking a hotel

Filed under: entertainment, Life in General — Mike @ 8:27 am

This past weekend, I found myself checking out prices at various hotels. At the end of February, I will be going to the Circus Magic Convention (http://circusmagicconvention.com/) in Williamsburg, VA. The obvious choice would be to stay at the Lexington Hotel- George Washington Inn & Conference Center where the convention is being held. The convention had negotiated a rate of $69/night, but on previous trips to Williamsburg, VA, I knew that I could find cheaper hotels.

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January 8, 2011

Italian Beef

Filed under: entertainment — Mike @ 10:31 pm

There are days when I long for a good Italian Beef sandwich. When I first came to Northern Virginia, I drove around looking for a hot dog/Italian beef restaurant, but never found one. It seems, the food that is almost everywhere in Chicago, is almost impossible to get anywhere else.

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January 6, 2011

Everyone has one good novel in them…

Filed under: Life in General — Mike @ 4:20 pm

I have never been a fan of reading books. It isn’t that I don’t like books, it is just that when I was in school, by the time I reached the end of the page, I already forgot what was happening or who one of the characters was. I suspect that I am at least a bit ADD. If something isn’t keeping my interest, I can be easily distracted.

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