Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Baby Birds

This is a birds nest inside one our hanging ferns on our porch. There are four newly hatched birds inside. The mother would fly away each day as I carefully watered the plant without wetting the nest.

Hanging Ferns/Baby birds

The fern on the left has the birds nest inside

Monday, June 28, 2010

Gowalla = FAIL

I was at a conference this past Friday and became friendly with a number of different folks who use social media tools I had never tried before. One had posted something onto Facebook using Gowalla – a tool similar to Four Square. I recently started using Four Square and have found it to be quite addicting so I thought I would give Gowalla a shot. After signing up for the service I was offered to find which of my current friends were already using Gowalla by entering my gmail/password. Big mistake. I just wrote this email to the developers/help of Gowalla and have yet to hear back:


I was thinking about trying a Gowalla account after I saw a friend post from Gowalla onto Facebook. I signed up for an account and without my authorization, Gowalla SPAMMED my entire gmail address book with a message “I’m putting together a collection of photos where I’ve been. Check it out.” I cannot tell you how much this infuriates me. I was simply following the instructions to see which of my contacts already had an account and without my OK, my 200-300+ contacts were spammed. This is a horrible business practice. I know you are a relatively new company trying to get more users, but this is a terrible and sneaky way to do it. I am going to blog on a few different sites about this and urge anyone thinking about joining Gowalla to forget about it. Whoever programmed that feature into your new members should be fired. At the very least it should be an opt in to message your contacts. I never write to companies, but this really ticked me off and I want you to know about it.

As you can see I was not happy. If you were thinking about trying this service, I would advise against it.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

iPhone iOS4


This is the new home page on my iPhone after my upgrade to iOS4. You can see the custom wallpaper is a sunrise photo I took in South Carolina. New iPhone comes in 2 days...Sweet!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Just upgraded iPhone to OS4 - 8 pages of apps are now consolidated into folders on 2 pages.  Pretty sweet. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

just preordered iPhone 4. Sweet.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Portabella mushroom, onion, cheese omlette with roasted red potatoes and fruit. Nice.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Grillin in the rain

Pork chops, chicken, and chorizo...yum

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

My Dad - 63 Years Young

My dad, Jon Krueger, has always been into fitness. He retired as a Philadelphia school teacher of health and physical education after 30 years and for the past few has been working out and doing personal training at a variety of gyms in Bucks County. These photos were taken this past weekend and are from a photo shoot for a personal training gym he has been working for - Extreme Fitness.  He's lookin pretty good for a 63 year old guy!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Memorial Weekend in OCNJ

We had a great time last weekend in Ocean City New Jersey. Lots of sun, sand, food and drink. Here is a little video I took.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Michael's School Show

Michael loves school. It's been a great year for him learning. His behavior hasn't always been the greatest in school, but when I was his age mine wasn't the greatest either and he has improved tremendously :) He comes home and eagerly finishes his homework. His handwriting just keeps getting better and better and he is always trying to read words, spell, and genuinely enjoys word-searches and learning in general. We have been very happy with his kindergarten education at St. Als. Mya went there for kindergarten as well and we knew just what to expect from the great teachers there. Mrs Dudek and her assistant Mrs Mauer are really great people and care very deeply for their students. We sent both Mya and Michael there only because the public kindergarten option was for half-day and I'm very glad we did. Their cousins Mitchell and Mason also went there.

Michael has been coming home over the past few weeks practicing his dancing and songs for the school show so Gretchen and I were excited to see him perform. If you watch the whole performance (and from the screen grab I took), you'll see at the end he hams it up a bit with the peace signs and air guitar. He told me he felt like a rock star up there...hahaha - very cute.