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    Crystl "The Big Bruiser" Bustos (born September 8, 1977 in Canyon Country, California) is a Mexican American softball player at the designated hitter or shortstop position although on the roster she is a designated player.[1] She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She holds the world record for home runs during an Olympic series, with six.[2]

    She began her career playing softball at Canyon Country Little League. She is a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic softball team, which won the silver medal after losing to Japan in the gold-medal game, the first loss for the U.S. women in 23 straight Olympic games.[3] Her accomplishments also include two World Cup Championships (2006 and 2007), three Pan American gold medals (1999, 2003 and 2007), and a gold medal at the 2006 ISF World Championships. She has also played for the NPF Akron Racers, and was the Most Valuable Player in the WPSL for the Orlando Wahoos in 1998.[4]

    Bustos announced that she would retire from international competition after the 2008 Beijing Olympics.[5]

    Bustos was named 2008 USA Softball Player of the Year. She became the field manager for the Akron Racers in October 2009[6], but elected to return to the playing field for the Racers in 2010.Source URL: http://shoocer.blogspot.com/2010/08/
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Cat Osterman in US Olympic softball pictures



    August 13, 2008

    Associated Press

    BEIJING (AP) -- The U.S. Olympic softball team was not about to go down under.

    Cat Osterman pitched a no-hitter, Crystl Bustos belted a two-run homer and the Americans extended their winning streak inside the rings to 16 straight with a 3-0 win over Australia on Wednesday.

    Osterman outdueled Australia's Tanya Harding, who has handed the U.S. program two of its four losses in the games since 1996. Pitching in her second Olympics, Osterman was Cat with a K.

    She struck out 13, walked just two and dominated the Aussies in a rematch of the gold-medal game from 2004 in Athens.

    The Americans, seeking their fourth straight gold, posted their 14th shutout during the winning streak.

    Natasha Watley hit an RBI single off Harding to snap a 0-0 tie in the fifth, and Bustos, the most feared hitter in softball, connected for her 10th career Olympic homer in the sixth.

    One day after scoring an Olympic record 11 runs in a tournament-opening rout of Venezuela, the Americans were blanked for four innings before finally pushing a run across against Harding in the fifth.

    Lovieanne Jung walked with one out, and one out later, the U.S. team's second baseman stole second. Up came Watley for an All-UCLA matchup against Harding, who pitched the Bruins to an NCAA title in 1996.

    Watley battled to a full count before slapping a single to left-center, scoring Jung without a throw.

    As Watley ran to her spot in the field for the top of the sixth, the stadium's loudspeakers played Beyonce's "Irreplaceable." Watley is a huge fan of the pop diva and occasionally imitated Beyonce during the U.S. team's long bus trips on its "Bound 4 Beijing" tour leading up to the games.

    The Americans made it 3-0 in the sixth when Bustos, the ponytailed powerhouse, hit her second homer in China.

    Jessica Mendoza walked leading off and Bustos, who normally pulls her homers deep over the fences in left, dropped one over the right-field wall, giving the U.S. and Osterman a cushion for the seventh.

    Osterman then struck out the side in the final inning.

    Harding's biography was inadvertently left out of the International Softball Federations's 2008 Olympic softball media guide. But the American team knows all about the 36-year-old right-hander known simply as "Tee" to her Aussie teammates.

    She handed the U.S. its last loss in the Olympics, beating them in a 13-inning marathon on Sept. 21, 2000 in Sydney. Harding struck out 18 that day in going the distance and outdueling Lisa Fernandez, who fanned 25.

    Harding also defeated the U.S. in 1996 at Atlanta, the Americans' lone loss en route to winning its first gold in softball's debut.

    For a while, it looked like Harding would bedevil the U.S. again.

    Osterman worked her way out of a situation as sticky as the heavy air in Fengtai Softball Field in the third.

    She walked Danielle Stewart leading off and Belinda Wright sacrified. With a 3-2 count Simmone Morrow, Osterman was called for taking longer than 20 seconds between pitches by Canadian plate Nancy Morrison, who monitors a clock on the center-field wall. The infraction is an automatic ball and Morrow was awarded first base.

    Osterman, though, struck out Kelly Wyborn and Stacey Porter, punctuating the last one with a scream and fist pump as she headed to the dugout.

    Earlier, China improved to 2-0 with a 7-1 win over Venezuela.

    In the evening session, Japan faces Taiwan and Canada plays the Netherlands.


    Copyright 2008 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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The Snap! Blog Takes a Short Break

    I know, how could we?!?!

    But after much deliberation we realized that we were going kind of mental trying to get everything blogged AND shoot weddings on the weekends AND do our regular life with our families. So we decided that the only solution would be to just take the week and get our heads above water, in the office and out.

    But not to worry, we'll be back into it soon enough...

    We will resume with some First Snaps! starting on Monday August 30th and then on to Jen and John's wedding and then Laurie and Mike's wedding, see you soon!


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The Lost Treassure of Olivier Levasseur

     

    Kita sering mendengar mengenai legenda bajak laut dan harta karunnya yang tersembunyi. Tapi mungkin banyak yang belum pernah mendengar bahwa ada harta bajak laut yang dihubungkan dengan perkumpulan freemason. Ini adalah kisah bajak laut bermata satu, Olivier Levasseur.

    Olivier Levasseur lahir di Calais, Perancis, sekitar tahun 1688 - 1690. Nama aliasnya adalah Le Buse atau La Bouche (elang). Julukan ini diperolehnya karena kecepatannya dalam menyerang musuh. Kita mungkin mengira bahwa bajak laut adalah mereka yang berasal dari kaum berandalan, namun tidak demikian dengan Levasseur. Ia lahir dari kalangan borjuis dan berada. Ia bahkan pernah mendapatkan pendidikan yang baik hingga akhirnya menjadi anggota pasukan angkatan laut Perancis.
    Petualangannya dimulai ketika terjadi perang Spanish Succession tahun 1701-1714. Levasseur ditugaskan untuk bertempur di dalam perang ini. Ketika perang berakhir, ia dipanggil pulang oleh pemerintah Perancis. Namun ia menolak dan malah bergabung dengan bajak laut Benjamin Hornigold tahun 1716. Akibat perang yang dijalaninya, Olivier membawa sebuah bekas luka di dekat matanya yang membuat pandangannya menjadi lebih terbatas.
    Setelah satu tahun melakukan berbagai pembajakan, perkumpulan Hornigold terpecah. Olivier berpisah dan mencoba peruntungannya di pantai barat Afrika. Pada tahun 1719, ia bekerja sama dengan bajak laut Howell Davis dan Thomas Cocklyn.
    Pada tahun 1720, mereka menyerang pelabuhan Ouidah di pantai benin dan berhasil menghancurkan benteng-benteng disana. Pada tahun yang sama ia mengalami karam kapal di laut merah dan terdampar di pulau Anjouan, salah satu pulau di Comoro. Saat itu, satu matanya sudah benar-benar menjadi buta dan ia memutuskan untuk memakai penutup mata.
    Pada tahun 1721, ia membangun markasnya di pulau Saint Mary, di dekat pantai Madagaskar. Bersama John Taylor dan Edward England, mereka berhasil melakukan beberapa pembajakan yang berhasil. Hasil pertama mereka adalah saat mereka berhasil membajak kapal Laccadives dan berhasil mendapatkan harta senilai 75.000 pound (sekitar 10,35 juta pound saat ini).
    Kemudian, kesuksesan mereka yang terbesar datang ketika mereka berhasil menaklukkan kapal portugis Nossa Senhora do Cabo (The Virgin of the Cape) yang penuh dengan harta milik uskup Goa yang juga ada di atas kapal. Harta yang didapat antara lain batangan emas dan perak, lusinan kotak penuh dengan koin golden guineas, berlian, mutiara, batu rubi, sutra dan objek-objek religius dari katedral Saint Catarina di Goa, termasuk Flaming Cross of Goa yang terbuat dari emas murni. Total harta ini diperkirakan bernilai 100 juta poundsterling pada tahun 1968.
    Namun petualangan Levasseur berakhir ketika ia ditangkap dan digantung pada tanggal 7 Juli 1730 di pulau Bourbon. Dan dari sinilah legenda mengenai harta yang hilang mulai berkembang.
    Legenda mengatakan bahwa ketika ia berdiri di tiang gantungan dengan sepotong kain hitam menutupi matanya, ia mengenakan sebuah kalung yang berisi 17 baris pesan rahasia. Ia melemparkannya ke tengah kerumunan massa yang menyaksikannya dan berteriak,"Temukan hartaku bagi kalian yang bisa mengartikannya!"

    Kisah mengenai kalung misterius dan harta ini menghilang selama beberapa abad dari publik hingga tahun 1923. Pada saat itu, seorang wanita bernama Mrs. Rose Savoy yang sedang berjalan-jalan menemukan beberapa ukiran di bebatuan di pantai Bel Ombre dekat Beau Vallon di pulau Mahe, Seychelles.
    Selama ini ukiran tersebut tersembunyi dari pandangan akibat air pasang. Namun karena kondisi air yang surut tahun itu, ukiran itu mulai terlihat dan menunjukkan bentuk anjing, ular, kura-kura, kuda, lalat, dua gambar hati yang bersatu, sebuah lubang kunci, mata, kotak, tubuh seorang wanita dan kepala seorang pria.
    Seorang notaris yang tinggal di Victoria yang mendengar berita ini percaya bahwa ukiran ini pastilah dibuat oleh para bajak laut. Ia lalu mencari ke dalam arsip-arsip tuanya dan menemukan dua dokumen yang mungkin memiliki hubungan dengan ukiran tersebut. Dokumen pertama adalah sebuah peta pantai Bel Ombre yang terbit tahun 1735 di Lisabon. Dalam peta tersebut tertulis : "Pemilik tanah..La Buse." La Buse adalah nama lain Levasseur.
    Dokumen kedua adalah wasiat terakhir dari bajak laut Bernardin Nageon de L'Estang alias Le Butin (penyair) yang meninggal 70 tahun setelah Levasseur yang dengan suatu cara berhasil memiliki harta Levasseur. Dalam wasiat ini tetulis 3 baris Kriptogram dan dua surat.
    Salah satu surat tersebut ditujukan untuk keponakannya :
    "Aku kehilangan banyak dokumen selama karam kapal. Aku telah berhasil mengumpulkan kembali sejumlah harta yang disembunyikan; Namun masih ada empat lagi yang tertinggal. Kamu bisa menemukannya dengan kunci dan kombinasi dan dengan dokumen lainnya."
    Lalu, surat lain yang ditujukan untuk kakak laki-lakinya berbunyi :
    "Kapten kami terluka. Ia berusaha memastikan bahwa aku adalah benar seorang freemason. Setelah yakin, ia mempercayakan kepadaku dokumen-dokumen dan rahasianya kepadaku. Berjanjilah bahwa anak tertuamu akan mencari harta tersebut dan memenuhi mimpiku membangun kembali rumah kita. Komandan akan menyerahkan dokumen-dokumen tersebut. Jumlahnya ada tiga."
    Surat ini pertama kalinya menunjukkan adanya kemungkinan keterkaitan antara perkumpulan freemason dengan harta Levasseur.
    Notaris itu kemudian menghubungi Mrs. Savoy dan bersama-sama mereka melakukan penggalian di batu yang ditemukan Mrs.Savoy. Dibawah batu yang memiliki ukiran mata, mereka menemukan dua peti mati yang berisi dua kerangka beserta satu kerangka tanpa peti mati. Tiga kerangka tersebut dipercaya sebagai bajak laut karena cincin emas yang ada pada telinga kiri masing-masing. Tapi tidak ada harta yang ditemukan.
    Pada tahun 1947, seorang Inggris bernama Reginald Cruise Wilkins, tetangga Mrs.Savoy mulai mempelajari dokumen-dokumen tersebut. Ia mulai dari tiga kriptogram dan dua surat yang ditemukan dan menemukan bahwa alphabet misterius tersebut memiiki hubungan dengan simbol masonik.
    Wilkins juga menemukan bahwa kriptogram tersebut memiliki hubungan dengan Zodiak, buku clavicles of Solomon dan Dua belas tugas Herkules. Buku Clavicles of Solomon adalah sebuah buku yang berasal dari abad pertengahan yang berisi mistik masa reinassance. Sedangkan dua belas tugas Herkules adalah mitos dari Yunani mengenai dua belas tugas yang harus diselesaikan oleh Herkules.
    Dalam usahanya yang panjang dan melelahkan, Wilkins berhasil memecahkan sebagian isi kriptogram tersebut. Ia menemukan petunjuk bahwa harta tersebut berada di sebuah ruang rahasia di dalam tanah. Ruangan itu dilindungi oleh air pasang yang membutuhkan bendungan untuk menahannya dan harus didekati dari sebelah utara. Akses ke dalamnya harus dilakukan lewat tangga batu dan terowongan yang menuju ke bawah pantai.
    Wilikins melakukan beberapa penggalian di pulau Mahe. Di dalam sebuah gua, ia menemukan beberapa pistol kuno, beberapa koin dan peti mati bajak laut. Namun Ia tidak menemukan harta karun. Setiap penggalian yang dilakukannya, selalu merujuk kepada petunjuk berikutnya. Mengenai hubungan harta tersebut dengan freemasonry juga masih menjadi misteri yang belum terpecahkan.
    Setelah mencari selama 27 tahun, Wilkins mulai kehabisan dana. Para investor yang tidak sabar mulai menolak mensponsorinya. Lagipula kesehatannya semakin menurun. Namun Wilkins percaya bahwa ia sudah sangat mendekati lokasi harta tersebut. Sayang, pada tanggal 3 Mei 1977 Wilkins meninggal dunia tanpa berhasil memecahkan potongan terakhir kode rahasia tersebut. Saat ini anaknya, John, yang berprofesi sebagai guru sejarah, meneruskan usahanya untuk menemukan harta tersebut.
    "Temukan hartaku, bagi kalian yang bisa mengartikannya!" Dan suara tawa Levasseur terdengar menggema dari dalam kuburannya.
    Notes :
    Kuburan Olivier Levasseur saat ini berada di pulau Reunion, wilayah Perancis yang terletak di laut Hindia, sebelah selatan Madagaskar. Sedangkan Seychelles tempat harta itu berada adalah sebuah negara kepulauan yang kecil di Samudera Hindia, Timur Laut Madagaskar. Negara ini diapit oleh Mauritius, pulau Reunion, Komoro, Mayotte dan Maladewa. Luasnya sekitar 455 km persegi dengan jumlah penduduk sekitar 80.000 jiwa.
    (wikipedia) enigma

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Inspiration from Joanna + Walter

    Well, this is the last inspiration board from the 2009 season until after the new year when I start making new boards from the 2010 wedding season. It's always so fun to go back and look at all of the great details during those long cold winter days!

    In the meantime enjoy Joanna and Walter's fabulous details from LAST July at Blithewold...


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Katie and Peter's Mini Photodate in Providence

    Posted by Trish:

    I finally got the chance to meet Katie and Peter last week here at the office, we then headed out for a little photo excursion around Davol Sqaure. The evening light was amazing and we are so lucky to be right in the city with so many great little spots for photos! This is just a non impressive spot under the old highway. It's sometimes hard to tell people how great it is even if it's not a 'pretty' background. It's all about the light, doesn't matter where you are!






    This is under the new 195 bridge, a weird sensation being under all of those cars going over.






    I love the way she is looking at Peter in this shot.






    So I actually did meet Katie once a long time ago for just a minute. When she was in college (Babson in Wellesly)she babysat for a good friend of mine who lives up in Wellesly.






    When she left college and moved to San Francisco she met Peter, guess where he is from...Wellesly! Small world!






    They are totally adorable...as you can see here.






    There was a lot of pressure here on me to pick only photos where Katie's hair looks good. But I can't tell, I feel like it looks good in all the photos, I'm nervous. I guess if this post mysteriously disappears one day we'll know why.






    They are getting married at the new Ocean House in Watch Hill in October...cannot wait to go there!!!!






    This is Katie's grandmother's ring, she offered it to her right after she met Peter, she knew he was a keeper. Not that she would have, but how could she say no after he presented her with this ring?!?!

    Thanks for getting together with me in the city. See you in the Fall!!!!
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Carolyn and Dan's Photodate in Newport

    Posted by Trish:

    I drove down to second beach last week to meet up with Carolyn and Dan who are getting married in October. I realized that this was my first trip to the beach this summer, in any capacity. So I was feeling lucky to have gotten the chance to be there and appreciate the beautiful weather and this beautiful place where I live, I love Little Rhody!
    Look what we found in this clam shell...






    They were a little nervous starting out, as usual. Carolyn was worried about Dan, but it turned out that she was more nervous that he was!






    I would encourage couples to do a few tequila shots in the car before your portrait session, not really, but if it helps...






    She doesn't really need tequila anyway, she's a natural beauty!






    Is there anything more romantic than walking on the beach on a warm summer evening? I don't think so. Well maybe a few things but this is in the top 3 for sure!





    See, the romance is oozing!






    We were at second beach in Newport, it's so fabulous there, rocks, grass, sand. I guess that is what there is at every beach...but it seemed particularly fabulous to me for some reason.





    Oh, I forgot to mention rose hips, lots of those too.






    They will be getting married in October up in the Boston area, so these photos will be nothing like their wedding photos, kind of fun.






    Oh man, that evening light is amazing!







    Classic!






    Ah, the weeds never looked so good!






    I figured I better get a few that actually show the beach and water in the background...






    Oooh, hot stuff Carolyn!

    What an awesome night! Thanks guys, can't wait to see you again in October!
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    The beautiful Alicia Fox, real name Victoria Crawford, is the latest to join the lovely WWE Divas of pro-wrestling. She had her start with Ohio Valley Wrestling where she refereed a contest between ODB & Shelly Martinez (now with TNA), and also has been in Florida Championship Wrestling. Fox debuted on September 25, 2007 in FCW in a tag team match. Her partner was current Smackdown diva Natalya and they faced fellow WWE divas, Nicole and Brie Bella. Fox returned to FCW in 2008 after a brief stint on Smackdown. During this time, Fox wrestled in matches with the likes of Ryan Braddock (as a teammate) and faced the Bella twins in singles matches.

    Alicia had her WWE start earlier this year in a minor Smackdown role. She first started working as the wedding planner for Edge and Vickie Guerrero on June 13, 2008. Edge cheated with her during a private meeting, and Triple H managed to catch them kissing on tape. HHH presented it to the fans, as well as the entire wedding party, enraging Vickie Guerrero. The footage caused chaos with the wedding being called off, and Vickie Guerrero eventually seeking retribution by reinstating the Undertaker to come to WWE and destroy Edge. Alicia was involved in Edge’s WWE title match against Triple H at the Great American Bash Pay-Per-View. She attempted to help out Edge, but Vickie Guerrero intervened, causing Edge to spear Vickie. The resulting distraction may have caused Edge to lose the match. After that event, Fox wasn’t seen or heard from for several weeks until her recent ECW debut.Source URL: http://shoocer.blogspot.com/2010/08/
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