Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Summary of 2008

Since it's just into the new year of 2009, I decided to make an album highlighting pretty much everything I did in 2008. I've selected just under 120 photos that really describe this past year:




New Years Eve 2007 - Nashua, NH
Typical snowy New England evening




January 6, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
My 20th Birthday cake




January 8, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
Playing Crysis at Daniel Webster College on a battery-backup at work




January 10, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
Removing a wireless access point from a billboard without the use of a ladder




February 12, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
Co-workers at Daniel Webster College hanging out




February 18, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
Attack Slug, sophomore Computer Science project at Daniel Webster College




February 23, 2008 - Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
Banditos Misteriosos hosts Boston's Silent Dance Party




February 29, 2008 - Southwest Airlines, Somewhere above New England
Mid-flight on the way to Pennsylvania




March 1, 2008 - Courtney's House, Sinking Spring, PA
Weekend visit with Courtney in Pennsylvania




March 9, 2008 - Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
Maci comes to Boston from Pennsylvania to visit Francois and then hang out with me




March 12, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
My office/room and all of its computers (minus one laptop that is Roger's)




March 16, 2008 - Long Wharf, Boston, MA
Boston Society of Spontaneity hosts "Riding the T is a Beach" beach-themed party on the subway in 34 near-freezing temperatures





March 20, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
Becka visits to bake some brownies




March 21, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
Physics lecture at Daniel Webster College




March 22, 2008 - Copley Square, Boston, MA
Banditos Misteriosos hosts International Pillow Fight Day





March 23, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
Me and my car on Easter





March 29, 2008 - South Station, Boston, MA
Mission briefing for Boston Society of Spontaneity's Human Dominoe





April 1, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
April Fools prank on our boss Josh, replacing his monitors and keyboard with vintage 1990's equipment




April 1, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
Physics lab class at Daniel Webster College




April 10, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
Photoshoot with my wonderful Pontiac G5




April 11, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
Courtney comes to visit and seen here eating the lasagna I made all by myself





April 13, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
Teaching Courtney how to drive





April 16, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
An R-rated comedian performs at Daniel Webster College




April 17, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
Working at HoloDek Gaming at Daniel Webster College




April 19, 2008 - The Common, Boston, MA
Boston Society of Spontaneity hosts a paper hat parade





April 21, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
Still working on Attack Slug, the game designed by the sophomore Computer Science class





April 29, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
The current DWC Computer Science software engineering class of 2010





April 30, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
Students rush to finish their programming projects just days before the end of the semester





May 2, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
Air Force ROTC hosts a stress relief activity for students: "Beat The Heap" with a sledge hammer





May 3, 2008 - Gulf Gas Station, Nashua, NH
My Pontiac G5 meets its evil twin: the Chevy Cobalt





May 6, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
My 1987 Pontiac Fiero GT comes out from hibernation





May 10, 2008 - Nashua Country Club, Nashua, NH
A family friend, William, graduates from the Citadel college and prepares to enter the military




May 12, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
Grand Theft Auto IV released recently, and I buy an XBOX360 just to play it




May 16, 2008 - Gas station, Somewhere along a highway, CT
Gas reaches peak prices





May 17, 2008 - The Fairgrounds, Carlisle, PA
Fieros at Carisle car show, where 54 Fieros and thousands of other cars attend





May 24, 2008 - The Common, Boston, MA
Zombies attack Boston, no reported casualties





May 24, 2008 - The Hatch Shell, Bosston, MA
The zombies seen earlier attend Earthfest





May 24, 2008 - Pier 3, Boston, MA
The view of downtown Boston from a pier nearby while visiting my friend Mike




May 27, 2008 - Government Center, Boston, MA
Boston Society of Spontaneity teams up with ZeeVee.com to bring a living room outside




May 28, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
Myself and a few other students at Daniel Webster College find a giant turtle crossing the road




May 31, 2008 - Groton Country Club, Groton, MA
My friend Ally graduates highschool




June 1, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
My house on a quiet summer day




June 2, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
My aunt Anne and uncle Bill temporarily move in with us while they find a new house




June 3, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
I bring to life an old friendship with Crystal and we hang out for much of the summer




June 9, 2008 - Manchester, NH
I recieve a citation from Governor Lynch for a scholarship awarded by the New Hampshire High Technology Council




June 10, 2008 - Hotel, Williamsburg, VA
I play Grand Theft Auto IV on my laptop using a TV tuner while at a hotel in Virginia




June 11, 2008 - Remains of old fort, Jamestown, VA
A dig site where the Jamestown fort was presumed to be




June 11, 2008 - Colonial Williamsburg, VA
A wooden baracade shown to simulate the defenses of early American forts




June 12, 2008 - Mini golf course, Williamsburg, VA
My cousins Jesse and Joan play mini golf with my mother and I after visiting some historic sites




June 14, 2008 - Jesse's house, Woodstock, VA
The view from my cousin Jesse's kitchen window at his home in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia





June 19, 2008 - Kimball Farms, Westford, MA
Car show season begins





June 22, 2008 - Leanne's house, Springfield, MA
My friend Leanne graduates highschool




June 27, 2008 - My father's house, Nashua, NH
I try to sell my 1984 Pontiac Fiero





June 28, 2008 - The Common, Boston, MA
Banditos Misteriosos hosts a team scavenger hunt covering much of downtown Boston




July 2, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
My new Dell XPS M1530 arrives





July 5, 2008 - The Marginal Way, Ogunquit, ME
Mom and some of my aunts/uncles walk an ocean-side trail in Ogunquit, Maine, on the way to dinner




July 6, 2008 - Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, ME
Small boats docked in the harbor





July 11, 2008 - The Beach, Ogunquit, ME
Ogunquit Beach as seen from the Marginal Way across the Ogunquit River during semi-high tide




July 16, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
I have my 1987 Pontiac Fiero GT towed to Rick's Auto Care to have a large amount of mechanical work done





July 18, 2008 - The Library, Boston, MA
Boston Society of Spontaneity briefs its agents for their next mission: going into the Apple Store just after the release of the Apple iPhone 3G and talking on our superior Banana Phones





July 19, 2008 - Nearby home, Nashua, NH
A summer storm knocks a tree down taking out power to the neighborhood





July 19, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
While the power is out, my friend Roger and I modify firework tanks for a custom explosive experience




July 22, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
Continuing firework engineering with Roger, we make a smoke-emitting can dubbed "Project Khaos"




July 26, 2008 - Dad's house, Nashua, NH
My 1987 Pontiac Fiero GT recently out of the repair shop goes to visit its long lost cousin, my 1984 Pontiac Fiero





July 28, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
Jason and I construct a couch out of old "Ninja" PCs while at work




August 1, 2008 - Target, Nashua, NH
Car shows spreads north and I begin attending a weekly car show at Target





August 3, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
Students play Rock Band at HoloDek Gaming





August 5, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
I build my mom a custom PC to replace her 2002 Dell





August 16, 2008 - The Esplanade, Boston, MA
Banditos Misteriosos hosts Revolutionary Water Gun Battle; the Colonists vs the Redcoats




August 16, 2008 - The Esplanade, Boston, MA
Banditos Misteriosos hosts Revolutionary Water Gun Battle; the Colonists vs the Redcoats




August 17, 2008 - Government Center, Boston, MA
Boston Society of Spontaneity plays tag with strangers





August 18, 2008 - Pond by the Captain's Corner, Nashua, NH
I take a photograph of my Fiero GT which would later become "March" in the 2009 Fiero Store Calendar
http://www.fierostore.com/Product/Browse.aspx?d=288&p=1




August 22, 2008 - Target, Nashua, NH
I continue attending car shows at Target





August 30, 2008 - Main Dunstable School, Nashua, NH
I drive both of my cars to a nearby empty parking lot to take a set of photographs




September 2, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
Daniel Webster College's ITS department prepares for student computer registration





September 5, 2008 - Target, Nashua, NH
I meet "Bumblebee" from the Transformers movie while at a car show at Target





September 5, 2008 - Target, Nashua, NH
My 1987 Pontiac Fiero GT next its friend, a Pontiac Trans Am, at the Target car show





September 10, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
View outside of the Eaton-Richmond Center at Daniel Webster College during a typical day




September 13, 2008 - Evergreen Country Club, Haymarket, Virginia
My cousin Barbara and Eric's wedding in Virginia




September 14, 2008 - The Capital, Washington, DC
The United States Capital from the National Mall





September 20, 2008 - Christopher Columbus Park, Boston, MA
The Boston Society of Spontaneity hosts MP3EXP, the MP3 Experience, in Christopher Columbus Park





September 24, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
Gil tries on the Wii head-tracking goggles for our proposed software engineering project





September 25, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
DWC's ITS department discovers the true power of Apple's Macbook Air and its ability to slice and dice anything it touches, including cake





September 27, 2008 - Somewhere in CT
I ride BoltBus with James and Cara from Boston SOS to visit New York City





September 27, 2008 - Governor's Island, NYC
I met the infamous Charlie Todd of Improv Everywhere





September 27, 2008 - Governor's Island, NYC
Improv Everywhere hosts MP3 Experiment 5: The Battle for Governor's Island





September 27, 2008 - Times Square, New York City
I visit New York City for the first time, and take pictures like a tourist





October 3, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
The Daniel Webster College ITS department cleans up the secret storage room





October 9, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
Carolyn comes up from Long Island to visit DWC




October 20, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
Fall foliage is seen from everywhere on campus





October 25, 2008 - Christopher Columbus Park, Boston, MA
Banditos Misteriosos hosts Monster Mash





October 25, 2008 - Government Center, Boston, MA
I prance around in a ghost costume outside the Government Center subway





October 30, 2008 - Boire Airport, Nashua, NH
An FA-18 Superhornet makes a historic landing at Daniel Webster College's tiny airport





November 1, 2008 - The Roxy Nightclub, Boston, MA
John Vesely of Secondhand Serenade performs live at the Roxy Nightclub in Boston with Automatic Loveletter, A Rocket To The Moon, and Cute Is What We Aim For





November 4, 2008 - Nashua, NH
I vote Republican in Election 2008





November 13, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
King I.T. aka Steven working beside me




November 14, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
Josh tests out the state's new Kiosk for a project I will be working on shortly




November 16, 2008 - Dad's house, Nashua, NH
I sold my wheels on Craigslist





November 16, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
Both my cars hang out in the driveway





November 17, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
Pete busy in class




November 25, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
Gil and Paul obviously hard at work




November 29, 2008 - Main Street, Nashua, NH
The City of Nashua closes off Main Street to vehicles and hosts the Holiday Stroll





December 6, 2008 - Emily's house, Quincy, MA
Boston Societies of Spontaneity official meeting




December 7, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
First accumulating snowfall of the season





December 12, 2008 - Nearby home, Nashua, NH
A massive ice storm criples much of New Hampshire, leaving nearly 350,000 households without power for several days





December 13, 2008 - DWC, Nashua, NH
Daniel Webster College Gaming Guild has pizza, and since I was busy programming in a lab nearby, I joined them





December 14, 2008 - Brookline Hills, Brookline, MA
Boston Societies of Spontaneity sing obscene Christmas carols to residents of the Brookline Hills area and commuters on the subway





December 14, 2008 - Gas station, Brookline, MA
Upon exiting the Boston area, Morgan and I stumbled across a very obvious "That's What She Said" joke waiting to happen




December 15, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
Mom sets up out little Christmas tree at home





December 20, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
Heavy snowfall the night before makes for a beautiful yet inconvenient blanket of whiteness





December 20, 2008 - Uncle Bob's house, Nashua, NH
My uncle Bob and aunt Diane host a family Christmas party





December 21, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
Continued and persistent heavy snowfall makes recognizing the difference in the street and the sidewalk impossible





December 25, 2008 - Marcia's house, Cape Neddick, ME
Me and mom go to visit aunt Marcia and Kathy at their house/farm in Cape Neddick, Maine on Christmas day. Here is Marcia and Lea the horse




December 25, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
My pile of loot from Christmas gifts




December 26, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
Morgan and her brother Cole came to visit the day after Christmas




December 26, 2008 - Roger's house, Nashua, NH
Roger cooks two giant omelettes for dinner to fuel us for a night of Halo 3




December 29, 2008 - Town Fair Tire, Nashua, NH
I bring my Pontiac G5 to Town Fair Tire to get my new rims installed




December 31, 2008 - Home, Nashua, NH
I watch the ball drop in Times Square on television as 2008 officially comes to a close

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