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View in Flickr (see it LARGE)

View in Flickr (see it LARGE)

View in Flickr (see it LARGE)

Extra! Extra! Flickr has finally added stats to your photos! Man, it’s about time. They say it will take about a day for them to grab all the info, and I am curious how the dashboard/stat page will shape up. For more info about it, go here.

In other news, baby Nolan has yet to arrive. For those of you who may remember, his due date was yesterday, but I can only assume that he is being true to Brister stubbornness. We go Monday for an ultrasound and are scheduled for inducement Thursday (the 20th) if he doesn’t come earlier. We are really curious as to how big he will be (hopefully under 10 lbs.!). Figuring our date nights would be limited once Nolan is in our world, we went out Monday to ride around in Indiana. Dusti shopped for Christmas ornaments, and I took my camera in hopes to capture some of downtown Louisville with the Christmas lights. However, the fog was very thick, and you could hardly see across the Ohio River. I decided then to capture a few long exposure shots of some bridges, using the opportunity to teach Dusti how to shoot long exposure night shots. The pictures above are the result of a few of the shots from Monday night.

Finally, a brief wrap up for the “Ask Anything” deal. The question went from #10 to #1 in six days which is really exciting (averaging 1500+ votes a day). Tom Ascol chimed in with the vote taking the #1 slot, so the Ascol family will be receiving the autographed copy of my postcard from Mars. Here’s the voting summary since Saturday morning:

Saturday 6:30 a.m. >> Position #10 :: Votes 15,236
Sunday 6:30 a.m. >> Position #7 :: Votes 17,036 (approximately, gain of 1800)
Monday 12:01 a.m. >> Position #4 :: Votes 18,179 (gain of 1143)
Tuesday 6:00 a.m. >> Position #2 :: Votes 19,602 (gain of 1423)
Wednesday 6:00 a.m. >> Position #2 :: Votes 21,281 (gain of 1679)
Thursday 6:00 a.m. >> Position #2 :: Votes 22,532 (gain of 1251)
Friday 6:00 a.m. >> Position #1 (woot!) :: Votes 24,442 (gain of 1910)

Six-day rally: From #10 to #1 with a total of 9,206 votes.

I want to say a special thanks to all of you who have voted and encouraged me to go ahead with the Ninth Inning Rally. I was content to stay away from the deal, but this past week made me realize that there are many folks out there who believe the question has considerable merit. Also, many bloggers assisted in getting the word out, even offering reasons why the question is important which was a real help.

Oh, one more thing . . . our Sunday School Christmas party occurred last week, and one of the games we played was to make a Santa outfit in five minutes with sheets, cardboard, and tape. My wife happened to be one of the five Santas, and she won the contest. Here’s a picture of all five Santas (no, she is not the one with the cigar either!).