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2012: The Year in Instagram (Q2)

by Jamie Sanford on December 29, 2012

Here are all of the other Instagram Roundups!

April

Nail polish continued to be dangerous, especially in large groups like this one.

There were a slew of polka dot manicures after I bought nail art pens.

We photographed a local brush fire that month too. My photos are documented here.

Noritake’s traditional dinner at the Nippon Club during the Tabletop Market.

I found out in April that I’m descended from a witch, and went to Milford in Connecticut, because my Sanford line started in the US there. I took this picture of the memorial bridge noting my 8th great-grandfather and great-grandmother were town founders. The name misspelling is unfortunate but still, I love it.

Here’s me with my cousin Andrew’s grave. His parents were accused of witchcraft, and his mother was hanged.

The whole reason we went to CT was so that Will could receive his Christmas gift. He got to drive a steam train!

After the train, we went to the Mystic Aquarium, and I fell in love with the beluga whales.

Back home, back to work, more pictures of the Flatiron Building.

May

We went to the New York Gem and Fossil show in May. Having been obsessed with sarcosuchus, I was super excited to see a skull replica.

I was most impressed with my ability to get this close to the ATM without hitting it.

Traveling again – here we are on a plane to Florida in May.

Short but sweet was a trip to the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, FL.

I have to go to Publix whenever I am in Florida. I love it.

A beautiful stop at the Sunshine Skyway pier while heading back to Mom and Dad’s house.

Later in the week, I had the AMAZING experience of feeding Randall the giraffe at the Lowry Park Zoo. It was one of the best things I’ve ever done.

I also got a tattoo while in Florida. I haven’t written about it yet, but I’ve just had more work done to it.

June

Documented an INSANE heat wave.

Closing out the month was a trip to the carnival in the Meadowlands parking lot. It was already halfway through 2012.

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Sunday Link Party

by Jamie Sanford on April 15, 2012

Sunday Link Party! Click on that link to see all of the previous posts.

Photo of the week is a cropped version of one of the photos I took during the Meadowlands brush fire.

I think my hamster was bigger than this chihuahua which might be the world’s smallest dog.

Rose McGowan is one of my favorite actresses, and always looks flawless. This look from last week is no different.

Jaws is coming to Blu-Ray, all restored and amazing. There’s a great video here about the restoration process. I will now need a Blu-Ray player, because Jaws is seriously one of my favorite movies EVER.

Here’s a great gallery of drawings from Draw Something, which you should be playing on your smart phone.

I loved Red Carpet Fashion Awards’ preview of McQ Alexander McQueen. I am obsessed with boots I will never be wearing, but they are gorgeous anyway.

Thanks Buzzfeed for 13 Steps to Get You Through a Rough Day. Amazing.

Have a good week everyone!

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Photos: Meadowlands Brush Fire, April 2012

by Jamie Sanford on April 12, 2012

There was a significant brush fire in Carlstadt, NJ yesterday, stemming from an ongoing drought that has left the area extremely dry. Naturally, the best idea was to get the camera and drive toward the billowing smoke.  It was surprisingly easy to drive to where the fire was, pull over into a side street, park the car and just walk around. You know, near the fire.

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This was right when we arrived. The whole area to the right would be burning 20-30 minutes later. It was SO fast.

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Awesome firefighters.

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For context, there’s NYC in the background.

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The wind started blowing and everything got very serious.

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This was when we started getting pushed back by the official types.

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After we were pushed back. Note the trees in front of me here, they will be burning shortly.

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There are those trees again.

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Then it started getting dark out.

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Then everything was on fire.

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The fire worked its way to the right.

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This was the last view before we left. The fire had burned the entire area in front of us in a matter of minutes.

The fire was contained later in the evening. We will try to go back and assess the damage and take more photos. In the meantime, you should read up on preventing forest fires.

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