Confession: I love taking pictures.

It's something that I've enjoyed since I started college (way back when I was using Kodak Advantix). My junior year, I was able to buy a nice Canon Rebel that I used to cling to 35mm film photography until I began graphic design and had to make the switch to digital. I bought my first digital camera in 2006 (6 megapixels for, like, $300). Then, when I got my first iPhone in 2011, I went mobile. I began taking all of my pictures using my cell phone (which was a 5 megapixel camera). With my recent (December) upgrade to the iPhone 5, I've now got an 8 megapixel camera in my pocket at all times. (Booyah.)

So, needless to say, I'm on Instagram.

I could write pages about how much I love Instagram. But, for the purposes of this post, I'll limit my love to one thing.

During the month of February, I decided that i wanted to participate in one of those "photo a day" things. The one that I chose was created by FatMumSlim. But, here's the thing. I didn't want to do it in any normal way. I wanted something that would make it different and creative. Not to mention fun.

While hanging out with my brother one Sunday, I found one of my old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures in his room. It was Casey Jones. It was then that an idea (not to mention a #hashtag) was born.

Each day in February, I had a word or phrase to theme my picture with. Each day in February, Old School Casey Jones had an adventure. And I documented it on Instagram.

Click the jump to see the photos...

Old school Casey Jones tried to fight me for my dinner. 
We don’t need to talk about who won. 

Sometimes, in order to defeat his enemies, 
Old School Casey Jones has to scale some high walls. 
He doesn’t let it stop him though. He says, “Hey. Walls. I’m coming. Get ready.” 

Old School Casey Jones doesn’t just fight evil. He also fights the common cold. 
His weapon of choice? Emergen-C. Oh, and a baseball bat. 
#FMSPHOTOADAY #SomethingThatBeginsWithE

What is Old School Casey Jones’ greatest foe? Early mornings. 
How does he combat against this terrible villain? Coffee. 
Gallons and gallons of coffee.
#FMSPHOTOADAY #SomethingYouSmelled

Even Old School Casey Jones needs to take a break from fighting crime to eat lunch. 
But don’t worry. Those are reduced fat Cheez-its. 
(Vigilantes can’t have love handles. It’s in their job description.) 
#FMSPHOTOADAY #SomethingOrange

Just as any prey of the animal kingdom fears its predator, 
all pancakes instinctively fear Old School Casey Jones. 
He taunts them from the shadows. His hand gently resting on the bacon 
that he carries with him wherever he goes. (For emergencies.) 
#FMSPHOTOADAY #GuiltyPleasure

Being the world’s best vigilante isn’t all about capturing criminals and stopping injustice. 
Old School Casey Jones also knows it’s about staying physically fit enough to do the job. 
How does he stay in crime fighting shape? By making sure he spends at least an hour each day #walking. Oh, and also he bench presses mini coopers. 

1 John 4:19 says, “We love, because He first loved us.” And HOW did God love us? 
1 Corinthians 13 is a perfect description of what His true and perfect #loveis. 
And even Old School Casey Jones knows that… #FMSPHOTOADAY

Even masked vigilantes need friends. 
Well… Maybe “need” is too strong of a word… 
“Seriously, Tony? Bunny ears?” 

Everyone knows that Old School Casey Jones doesn’t like crime. (And early mornings.) 
But only those close to the masked vigilante know that he LOATHES an empty office candy dish. #FMSPHOTOADAY #SomethingYouDontLike

Someone once asked Old School Casey Jones, “What #makesyousmile?.” 
He thought for a second, looked up, and said, 
“The sound of my bat breaking over the back of injustice. And traveling the world.” 

And, even though it isn't a part of photo a day, I like this one as a shout out to my friend, Rick. 
Picked up my #LiveLikeRick mug from @JamestownCoffee this morning! 
Pick yours up today!

So should I continue documenting the adventures of Old School Casey Jones?

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