Saturday, April 30, 2011

More Boring Old Buildings

It's been a bit since I have posted anything, but due to all of the important news (i.e. the Royal Wedding, Donald Trump's f-bomb loaded tirade, and the Birther's belief that Obama's birth certificate is a photoshop forgery) their just has too much on my mind for trivial things like posting here.

Please enjoy the photos while your party is reached.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Four in the Morning

If you can't sleep at four in the morning you tube surfing works well as bit of a diversion:

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I Used to Care

but Things Have Changed

I Love Google

I would like to thank all the folks at Google who visit my site. Increases my traffic statistics!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Open Your Eyes

you just might see something

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cooler than Captain Crab

Anyone who knows me, realizes that I am the Coolest Pirate (and Person) that they have ever met. There is just no getting around that. Sorry to those of you that thought you were cool, it just isn't happening for all ya'll!

Today, however, I found something that competes with me and wins: the Wickfield Pavilion which is located near Cantril, Iowa. One of the great round barns of all time. It is listed on the National Historic Register. For more information on this wonderful building go to the Villages of Van Buren.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Captain Crab's Really Long Day

Today I drove over 400 miles. Unfortunately, tomorrow will be another long day. Here is what I would like to do:

Monday, April 11, 2011

Captain Crab's Really Lazy Today

It's been a tough spring to get good pictures of calves and foals this year. I am fairly lazy today, so here's my favorite calf from last year, Poof.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring (and new calves) Are Here at Last

My neighbor raises cattle. Very good cattle. One of the things I really enjoy is being in and among them during calving season. His cows are very docile, so it is fairly easy and safe, if you don't invade their space.

This was the latest calf. He slept the whole time I was there.

His mother was a few feet away and never moved. She just watched as I took pictures.
This calf was the most inquisitive.

Friday, April 1, 2011


Captian Crab's Diet Plan

I visited my Doctor today for a follow up concerning the slight medical problem I encountered in December. In early January, tests showed my cholesterol slightly elevated. Elevated enough to go on medication. It was recommended that I change my eating habits a bit too.

Since mid January, my weight has dropped from 196 pounds to 181 pounds! I would like to lose about 10-12 pounds more, but that will require exercise, and that sucks!

All of you are reading this saying "Whoa Crab Guy, how did you do it?" Well Kids, it's easier done than said but I'll give it my best shot. This is what I used to do for dinner on the road.

I gave up or severely reduced eating the following:

most meat (no Gwen I will not go full veggie again)
soda (diet* INCLUDED)

I am eating more:

vegetables, both raw and steamed

But, I believe the most important thing that I have done is quit drinking beer during the week. Instead, I now drink a vodka martini before dinner (or supper for some of you) and a glass of red wine with my meal.

On Friday and Saturday I still enjoy a bock or two or three or.........

*diet sodas contain some chemicals in the sweetener which enhance the appetite