Mike Becvar
Mike’s Take on the World

January 19, 2011


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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