Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Yesterday was a 9 hour travel day for Tricia, me and the two babies. There was some ups and downs, but for the most part we stayed in the zone and had a pretty good time. One saving grace was the iPhone. While we were in line and waiting on the plane I kept Libby entertained by streaming classic
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Friday night was the Rockband Extravaganza at my newly painted house. I was a little worried for a while about turn out, but we had seven four-man teams competing. Rhubarb Legacy came out the undisputed champions. They had several ringers and just about doubled the second place team in the finals. Below are the two venues, the top is the studio, my second bedroom, and the bottom is the front room.
The ugly sweater party I was planning on attending on Saturday Night was moved at the last minute to the Sheraton Hotel in downtown
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
quite the team of family and friends including brothers Nick and Brian
pictured above. We ended things with two losses and one bloody lip
(mine), but as our original team name indicated, it was stil
enjoyable. (Another team signed up as "Team Awesome," so we went with "The Canadian Tuxedos").
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
This was my Oregon Trail themed going away party. There was Apple II Oregon trail on the left and the Packer game (a dismal defeat to the Cowboys) on the right. To see the reaction to the Oregon trail (which severely annoyed the Packer fans) click here.
My last teddy wedger. A calorie laden treat available on the capitol square.
A final evening with folks from Epic. This happened to be creepy mustache and T-shirt night.
This is my Jeep and Uhaul trailer, both of which were bursting at the seams with my stuff.
Dad and I at Mount Rushmore on the way to Utah.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I went with some friends to see the BYU ladies take on the Wisconsin women. When you and your friends constitute the entire cheering section in a room full of opposing fans you feel certain obligations (to be loud) and you get certain perks (like front row seats in the BYU sections, and the occational nods from team). I will say I the team performed better when they were on our side, but in the end we were not victorious.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
We had an ice-blocking Olympics for the Madison University Ward, which was pretty phenomenal, minus the hives and sneezing that came from the weeds we were riding through. I was proud to represent our neighbors to north, but disappointed with only a silver in the slalom. Lots of people were shooting video, unfortunately I wasn't one of them. If you didn't go to BYU and want an idea of what ice blocking is like you can check the video.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Also I had to throw this in. This device is good for lots of things as the sign indicates. It was also purchased by a member of the Randall family a fair circa 1992 and we thought it was amazing. Apparently it's kind of a fair thing. There were about 4 booths selling them.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Barcelona is Gaudi town. Lots of nice moderism including Park Guell (top two pictures) and the Sagrada Familia. Gaudi spent the end of his life working on the cathedral and a hundred years later and it's still in progress. And what was I singing the entire time we look at these? "We're From Barcelona" of course.
One thing I like about the modernists is their obsession with natural light. This is the stained glass ceiling at the music palace. It's a little blurry cause I had to take the picture on the sly.
Best part about Barcelona. We rented a moto and went all over the city.
Typical European male fashion. This from a store in Beauvais, near Paris. I have tried to incorporate as much pink on pink into my wardrobe as possible since returning.
Inside the Beauvais Cathedral. It is supposedly the tallest gothic structure ever attempted (160 ft. in some places, 20 ft. higher than Notre Dame) and it fell at one point so they have internal supports.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Arab Market surrounding the obligatory European triumph arch. Lots of Arabs and people of other ethnicities in this Port town. Kate has some better shots (although not all at the link) of the harbor and the Chateau d'If, where the Count of Monte Christo was fictionally held.
Kebab. This was my second that day from the same place.
This is the Pope's palace at Avignon. Kate opted not to go inside and enjoyed the gardens. I thought it was facinating. The Popes were homed here during the 14th Century due to some issues with the Italians.
Kate and I met up with our friend Hillary in Montpellier where she was working on some sort of econ research. The city gets extra points for being famous for fountains made of moss.
We rented a car, which took some convincing since both Hillary and Katelin and have been driving with me before. The car we rented was supposed to be a Twingo (pictured) but instead we got a citroen C3, similar but not as good a name, thus not pictured.
We went to Carcassonne mostly for the board game (secretly I was hoping they would be selling it everywhere ... they weren't), but it ended up being our favorite place on the whole trip. We were told it is one of the best preserved medieval cities in the world. Kate also has some great pictures of this place.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Immediately Katelin stumbled onto something that looked like home. We opted to eat crepes with nutella instead.
La Défense pictured above was probably my favorite place in Paris this time around since I had already been to the typical places. It's basically a giant box/office building big enough to fit Notre Dame inside the hole. We went to the top and they had a museum on the history of technology including this hard drive, which fit something like 32K.
Finding bathrooms was always a problem. I can attest to the statement from this photo taken in a mall on the Champs-Élysées. They also sold silver plated toilets seat and patterned toilet paper inside to subsidize the 1.5 euro per person entry fee.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Not having mastered the "and not or" personal finance philosophy, Trish shows her angst about the $16 we paid to get 600 ft. over Seattle.
Short clip of typical band room hysteria. In this case induced by the jam room at the EMP.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
This is my new set up, the Numark iDJ. I got pretty excited after an invite to do a young adult dance and did some online shopping. I can fade between the two ipods or two external soures, so I have a computer to the right an a turntable to the left for scratching. The dance went off pretty well. It was the first time I'd scratched, but I thought it sounded pretty good. The sounds levels. however, pushed the speakers I have had since I was 16 to the limit and I think it may be time for some new ones. I also purchased the spinning light you in the top of this picture. I think I am getting a little ridiculous in my old age.