11/25/2007

PV Class of 1997 Reunion






Alright I couldn't get away just posting some pictures like I did with the Bell and Siren Dedication, I actually have to "work". Maybe then my former classmates won't think I'm some kind of bum lying around the house all day. It's true the Pascack Valley Class of 1997 had their reunion this past Saturday night. I wasn't sure if I wanted to go originally because I HAD graduated in 1998 (I was on the five year plan), but the class president twisted my arm! Well it was a good thing he did because I had a great time. Not only did I remember my dancing steps, I was great with names as well Once again I was "one of the gang" and it felt like old times.
Mom reminded to stay away from bring up Derick, a fellow classmate who had passed away in January, but you could definitely tell he was there in spirit. They mentioned him along with one of our former classmmates serving in Iraq. I was surprised to see our former class advisor, Ms Kosch there and Mr. Mingione (no relation to Chuck Mingione) I am a bit apprehensive about asking for assistance in getting food(a buffet could be a disaster for someone with Athetoid CP), but Nicole had beat me too it. When it was time to go get food she simply said, let's go get something to eat, we walked together and she made me a plate. I was once again reminded how many friend I had at Pascack Valley High School.
As with other events with friends the party continued at the Cornerstone over in Hillsdale. I geuss somethings never change! I hitched a ride with Matt Bisi, a long time friend who I wish I keep in closer touch and his wife. We met up with a few of the folks who didn't make it to the reunion.
Note:My friend Tighe sent me some of his pictures so I added them to my slideshow


11/09/2007

My latest find




Ok for those who haven't been reading this blog I actively collect automobile license plates. Now this might seem like a rusted plate to you but it's a 1927 New Jersey County commercial plate used on county vehicles. It was mixed in with a bunch of plates my collect friend Marco picked up I am tossing around the idea of getting it resotred to a more recognizable condition!!

11/08/2007

A simple interview/A cheater's website

The lastest issue of ScanningUSA came today and thee was an article about a webmaster and his North Carolina frequency site. The interview itself was conducted by the "SUSA Staff" which basically consists of a back and forth dialogue between the staff writers and the interviwee with a little introduction in the beginning. I have seen this format before and usually I shrug my shoulders and say "well ANYONE who can ask a question can write these kinds of articles", all you need to do is come up wit h the questions and let the person do the rest. Now I have done some interviews for papers before and felt this method with a bit beneath my writing talents, but it's better than nothing. I have to give them credit for asking some good questions.
I am always interested on what else is out there even if I'll never visit that area of the country. When I went to this website I was disappoint to find stuff copied of Radioreference.com. Usually the webmasters, like this gentleman, copy it all formatting and everything and dump it on their site. THe even leaves some of the links back to Radio Reference without actually crediting the site, really smart if you ask me I have said in the past copying information is one thing, heck even I "borrowed" a frequency or two for my own site, but I have reproduced it in my own format. This is just plain old laziness and I will more than likely just go to the source.
Now I have to give the lad credit he does have some original material, but like always it just lists the frequencies the way they appear on a commercial site like Cityfreq.com . No detailed descriptions, channel layouts or anything (except the ones copied from Radioreference)=. I wou ld have like to have seen what HE has in HIS scanners. this is always a plus!!
Despite my negative comments it is indeed a pretty nice site.; I has some of the "staples" of a scanner site like the banner for the Missing and Expoilted Children as well as some up-to-date weather information feeding it. Two items that go into the "plus column"
Check the site out at: http://policescanner1.tripod.com/

11/04/2007

Happy Halloween!!






Alright so I'm a bit late getting this post together but I was too busy stuffing myself with leftover candy!! My friend Nicole (actually Pete's exgirlfriend) talked me into joining her and her two friends into this custome contest!The theme-- Alice in Wonderland the famous children's story. They had an Alice and the Chesire Cat, even a flamigo pocketbook and a tea set. My ensamble is a the King of Hearts of course Nicole had to to be my queen, for the night anyway. We arrived at the Cornerstone to find everything from gangsters to something out of mythical times. It was a fun evening that I will never forget.