Sunday, August 2, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
So it's been tough to find the time to post both here and on Facebook so I've decided that I'm going to post on my blog the following:
1) Links to my Flickr account for when a good set of new photos are there.
2) Stories from my life. I promise they'll be good!
So for everything else, you can look at my Facebook account:
I hope to see you there too!
Love to all
Posted by Joe Ganci at 2:04 PM
Monday, July 13, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Joe Ganci once again walks in the Fairfax County Indpendence Day Parade as part of the Fairfax Sons of Italy Lodge. The crowds cheered....all for me, I'm sure!
Posted by Joe Ganci at 6:29 AM
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
And it's still going on!
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Sunday, June 7, 2009
Unfortunately, on the way up there was a section of road where headlight use was mandatory. Normally I use the automatic setting for the headlights and unfortunately my car doesn't warn me when I leave them on so when I got back to the car, the battery was as dead as it could be.
A lady who was sitting on her porch nearby offered to help. Thank you to Jessica for all her help today!
Posted by Joe Ganci at 11:05 PM
Monday, June 1, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Click the photo to see more photos.
Posted by Joe Ganci at 11:36 PM
I met my old friends John and Jeanene Underwood and Chris Phillips at Jack Stack Barbecue while working in Kansas City. Yum - very good barbecue! Interestingly, when I was flying to KC, my seatmate was on her way there to visit her grandchildren and she told me that her niece works at Jack Stack and to ask for her, but her niece was still away on maternity leave. :-)
Friday, May 15, 2009
Bird in my garage. He just kept going back and forth on the top shelf in my garage, acting as if he were taunting me to shoot him down! I didn't know that birds really did the back and forth thing like in the videogames! Take a look at the video. BTW, I didn't shoot him down, I whisked him out of the garage with a rake. Yeah, I was out of ammo (haha).
Saturday, May 9, 2009
On a warm summer day a few years ago, six friends and neighbors gathered together in my home. Among them were Richard, Sabine and Ruth who, as flight attendants, had many stories to tell about flying the friendly skies. Also present were Tom and Kitty, the beautiful married couple who manage a large hotel. I videotaped the conversation and created a transcript of the conversation, editing for clarity.
I hope you enjoy it!
Here's the link:
Posted by Joe Ganci at 8:48 PM
Friday, May 8, 2009
Today, these birds started to attack the screens of the windows in my home office. What gives? I added an audio track so you can hear a little of what I could hear.
Posted by Joe Ganci at 10:07 PM
My friends Katya and Ian and I put their two kids to work on a scavenger hunt at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens to find all the frog statues! As a result, we all got a packet of wildflower seeds. Score! Make the kids work and reap the benefits!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
My new friend Pasquale and me. Pasquale is the first friend that I had previously met on Facebook and then met in real life! He is quite an awesome guy for many reasons, including being a great Italian cook!
The lovely couple, Pasquale and Colleen! Thank you for having me to your home for a wonderful Italian home cooked meal!
Posted by Joe Ganci at 12:29 AM
These were four of my students from the class I taught at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in April. What a great group of people! In the second photo, from left to right, we have Scott and the married couple Ann and Jeff.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Also, to see all the photos of our outing at the Botanical Gardens, click the photo!
Posted by Joe Ganci at 11:56 PM
Click the photo to see more photos from this set!
Posted by Joe Ganci at 11:53 PM
THIS is fascinating - it's rather dazzling to see it presented this way. (Click the photos to enlarge them.)
Antares is the 15th brightest star in the sky. It is more than 1000 light years away.
This is a Hubble telescope ultra deep field Infrared view of countless entire galaxies. Billions of light-years away.
Below is a close-up of one of the darkest regions of the photo above.
Monday, March 30, 2009
I am one of those people who is prone to lose a watch shortly after donning it, especially because I don't like wearing one when I'm typing on a keyboard. For this reason, I keep the nice watch locked up at home and use a cheap watch when traveling. While I was in Italy last time, I went to an outdoor market and found this watch (the one in the photo) for only 5 euros, about $7.50. It runs pretty well, no problems, but one look at the watch and you may see why it's so cheap. Any ideas? What do YOU think?
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Several year ago I attended a conference in Nashville, Tennessee. While there, we went out one evening to Printer's Alley to a blues club. The house band playing was Stacy Mitchart and Blues You Can Use. To say that they rocked the place would be an understatement. We were all on our feet dancing. They were fantastic! Before going home, we went back. It was Halloween and the place was so much fun and once again Mitchart made it fantastic. I bought a couple of his CDs and have listened to them a lot since.
Last year I was back in Nashville and looked them up. They are now the house band at BB Kings, a step up. I got a seat near the stage and once again loved them. I got on their mailing list hoping to find that one day they would tour near DC.
While in Orlando this week, I got an email from them telling me where they were touring right now and lo and behold, they were going to be playing one night in Orlando the very next evening. I got five of my friends to join me and we went to see them at BB Kings in Pointe Orlando. All agreed that they were fantastic.
By the way, Stacy is a GUY! :-)
Here's his website: http://www.stacymitchhart.com/default.aspx?24
By the way, I spoke to Stacy during a break and he said he was going to be in DC in May to perform on XM Radio. He told me there'd be room for about 50 attendees. I hope to make it.
You can see my entries from when I saw Stacy and his band in Nashville: