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Oh The Places I’ve Been

29 Sep

I’m not really sure what I mean with that title, but I did go golfing in Wisconsin, saw the Weisman Art Museum and the University of Minnesota campus and went around by my place to take pictures with a very fun, new little toy camera. So I guess I went places, but nowhere that I hadn’t really ever been before. Oh well, whatever. Enjoy the pictures.

The Weisman Art Museum is located on the U of M campus and was designed by Frank Gehry. He is famous for designing really outlandish and distinctive buildings and the Weisman is no exception. It is completely covered in stainless steel so it is hard to miss and when the sun comes out, as it did on the day I went there, the building really gives off a great shine and pops after being photographed. I went with black and white film for the 35 mm camera, but took a picture with my digital so you could get a sense of what it looks like in color.

Weisman Art Museum

Weisman Art Museum

Weisman Art Museum

Weisman Art Museum

Weisman Art Museum

Weisman Art Museum

Weisman Art Museum

Weisman Art Museum

Weisman Art Museum

Weisman Art Museum

Weisman Art Museum

Weisman Art Museum

Weisman Art Museum

Weisman Art Museum

Weisman Art Museum

Weisman Art Museum

I really like how the contrast in the black and white photos turned out because the building is so full of different nooks and crannies that, again, it really pops off the page. I also just walked around the U of M campus and took some pictures of other things that are out there. It’s a huge campus and there are many places to explore and these are just a few of the shots I took that day.

University of Minnesota Campus

University of Minnesota Campus

 

University of Minnesota Campus

University of Minnesota Campus

University of Minnesota Campus

University of Minnesota Campus

University of Minnesota Campus

University of Minnesota Campus

University of Minnesota Campus

University of Minnesota Campus

University of Minnesota Campus

University of Minnesota Campus

 

University of Minnesota Campus

University of Minnesota Campus

It being the last week of September, and before I start my new job, I went golfing with my dad for the final time this season at St. Croix National in Wisconsin. The course is really great and challenging. It also provides for some great scenery during the fall. Although it was rainy and a little too early for the full on fall effect yet, there were still some good shots out there and some nice looking foliage on the course. If it weren’t raining, it would have been quite the perfect day, but as it was, it was just an annoyance to play through.

St. Croix National Golf Course

St. Croix National Golf Course

St. Croix National Golf Course

 

St. Croix National Golf Course

St. Croix National Golf Course

Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage

After golfing, I got back to my place and, to my great surprise, I had a package in the mail. It was from South Korea and contained the awesome little camera that I ordered. It is a disderi robot camera and is so named because it looks like a little robot face. It’s so fun to play around with and looks like it too! It takes three images on one film image. Currently, I’m still playing around with it to figure out the best way to shoot with it, but it is so easy to tote around that I’m going to take it everywhere from now on. And yes, just as the instructions say, it is epoch-making!!!!

What could it be?!

What could it be?!

 

disderi robot camera

disderi robot camera

disderi robot camera

disderi robot camera

disderi robot camera

disderi robot camera

disderi robot camera

disderi robot camera

Robot Camera

Robot Camera

Robot Camera Lakewood Cemetery

Robot Camera Lakewood Cemetery

Robot Camera Lake Harriet

Robot Camera Lake Harriet

Robot Camera Lake Harriet

Robot Camera Lake Harriet

Robot Camera Lake Harriet Rose Garden Fountain

Robot Camera Lake Harriet Rose Garden Fountain

Robot Camera Sewer Smoking

Robot Camera Sewer Smoking

The best part about that little camera, besides not using batteries to operate and being super light and small? IT WAS ONLY $15 SHIPPED!! So much fun for so little. You can’t beat that people. You just can’t.

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Oh Yeah… Stuff I Did Last Week

21 Sep

So, I keep forgetting to update this, but every so often I get around to it. Anywho, I attended two very different, yet very awesome events last week. The first saw me in a sea of backward hat wearing, high-fiving, super bro dudes who love 93X and their tatted up girlfriends when I went to see the Foo Fighters. I love the band, and I have a man crush on Dave Grohl, so it was great to see them do their thing. And do they did! Not only did they play an extra extended set because one of the openers couldn’t attend the show, they played more songs because we are awesome. (And by “we” I of course mean myself because I know Mr. Grohl was talking directly to me). Anyway, they went on to rock the Xcel Energy Center for over two and a half hours. It was the best Foo Fighters concert I’ve seen to date and they need to come back again sooner rather than later. And with better openers this time. Here’s some photos and the setlist.

Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl Rocking!

Dave Grohl Rocking! (This is my favorite photo I took that night!)

Dave Grohl on Rising Platform

Dave Grohl on Rising Platform

Dave Grohl and Jessy Greene

Dave Grohl and Jessy Greene

Dave Grohl Acoustic

Dave Grohl Acoustic

Setlist:

Bridge Burning

Rope

Pretender

My Hero

Learn To Fly

White Limo

Arlandria

Breakout

Cold Day In The Sun

Long Road To Ruin

Stacked Actors

Walk

Generator

Monkey Wrench

These Days

I Should Have Known

Skin And Bones

This Is A Call

All My Life

See You (Acoustic w/Jessy Greene)(Encore)

Best Of You (Acoustic)(Encore)

Times Like These (Encore)

Dear Rosemary (Encore)

Breakdown (Tom Petty)(Encore)

Tie Your Mother Down (Queen)(Encore)

Everlong (Encore)

Then on Friday, I was transported to the world of Geektopia, as I was in attendance for the Cinematic Titans at the Parkway Theater in South Minneapolis. Cinematic Titanic is the basically MST3K live, with many of the original cast from the show. The movie was called “War of the Insects” although the original, Japanese title is “Genocide.” I don’t think I need to tell you all (all three of you) that this movie was HORRIBLE. But that is the fun of the whole thing. The Cinematic Titans stand on stage to the side of the movie and riff on it while it plays. It was one of the best comedy experiences of my life and again, they need to come back sooner rather than later. This was the second time I have seen them, and, regrettably, the first time I didn’t know they did a meet and greet for the audience to sign things. Well, fast forward four years and this time I was not going to let the opportunity pass me by. So I got out my MST3K Amazing Colossal Episode Guide and had all of them sign it. The book is no longer in print, so copies are rare and hard to come by. And with me needing to get only two more autographs to round out the entire collection of collaborators, I may actually have the chance to some day do that. I will say that Bill Corbett, who played Crow after Trace left the show, was there, but he was an audience member and I didn’t want to disturb him to sign my book when he just wanted to enjoy the night.

MST3K Episode Guide

MST3K Episode Guide

TV's Frank Coniff

TV's Frank Coniff

Joel Hodgson

Joel Hodgson

Cinematic Titanic Autographs

Cinematic Titanic Autographs

So, uh… here’s Atlanta.

25 Jul

I took a trip to visit my mom in Atlanta recently. It was hot. Swelteringly hot. It’s called Hotlanta for a reason people! Every day I was there, the weather was sticky and humid and hot and heavy. It even rained, but it came down as warm water… NOT refreshing at all. However, I did enjoy most of my time there (aside from the horribly airport and the horrible gate changes and flight delays and cancellations) and even went to Savannah and Tybee Island – which was even MORE HUMID – to check those places out. Also, the cemeteries there are fascinating and if it weren’t for the unbelievably malignant and overpowering mosquitoes (watch out for yellow fever), I could venture around in them all day.

I’ve put the pictures in one large gallery because 1) there are so many of them and 2) I wanted to make separate galleries but WordPress wouldn’t allow me to, or maybe I just couldn’t figure it out. Either way, here’s Georgia, including downtown Atlanta, the World of Coca Cola and the Georgia Aquarium among others, followed some shots of Savannah and Tybee Island as well as numerous great cemeteries like Bonaventure.

Remember that Lyn-Lake Fest? Uh… Yeah, I Somewhat Do.

24 May

Well this has been a long time coming, but if you want to know the story of how I ended up knocking someone’s teeth out a few weekends ago, then by all means stay tuned.

It all began on a gloriously beautiful Sunday afternoon. The sun was shining (a veritable rarity for Minneapolis at that time) and there was a nice street festival going on. The Lyn-Lake street fest to be exact. I was just going to go up there for a nice bit of afternoon music and maybe a drink or two but things got a bit derailed. I knew my friend was going to be up there and so invited her and her boyfriend to my place for a couple of nice drinks and some conversation before heading up to see some music. They obliged and we quickly got to drinking a concoction of mine called Apple Pie Hooch. It involves apple cider, some cinnamon along with other ingredients and a liter of Everclear. Not the pussy Everclear that they sell in Minnesota either. No. This stuff came from Wisconsin, was 195 proof, could burn the hair from your nostrils by sniffing it, and probably melt metal. So we ended up drinking far too much of that to start with (plus there may have been some vodka mixed in as well.) All in all, a great start to this day.

We ventured up to the show after a bit and rightly ended up inside Tiger Sushi. I had seen that they had a sign advertising some nice specials (drink specials) and so we sidled up the bar for more conversation and drinks. At this point, I should mention that they ordered sushi (which I despise) and that I had not eaten a very large lunch, and after working out in the morning, it was more than likely already absorbed by my body. Therefore, I was basically drinking on an empty stomach.

Not good.

After a drink more and them finishing their disgusting rice-wrapped horribleness, we went and watched Haley Bonar. Truthfully, I can’t tell you what she sang, or what it sounded like, but if I had to venture a guess, I would say it was okay. Nothing great, nothing horrible. But then again, I can’t recall. After her songs, we ventured toward Cause. Now, on the way to Cause is Galactic Pizza. They were selling slices for $2.25 and I distinctly remember pointing out that I should get one or a couple so I could have something to eat from this place which I had heard much about, but never tried out. However, for some unknown reason, we ventured on past the superhero pizza parlor to Cause, which, if you didn’t know, serves much more booze than they do food. So, having not eaten, and passing up what I hear is deliciously amazing pizza, we got more drinks at Cause.

At this point, it was about 4:00 in the afternoon or thereabouts. Time gets a little sketchy after this but bear with me. We found a booth and I proceeded to get us all shots of whiskey. Now, for whatever reason, and against my better judgment (probably still stemming from the fact that I was already buzzed quite hard and had no food in me) I ended up making them all double shots.

Not Good.

I can say though that the day was going well up to this point, we were all having fun, and then the boyfriend fell asleep in the booth. I remember this because he was slumped over and every so often would wake up, jolt his left arm out and knock over the beer bottles that were on the table onto the floor. This caused much merriment for me and my friend and probably much less so for the Cause staff. At one point he woke up, said “We should get shots of vodka” and then fell back to sleep. After I stupidly got those shots of vodka, he would then periodically wake up and continue to knock the bottles to the floor. After the third time or so, one of the Cause bouncers or door workers or whatever, came over, picked him up and dragged him outside. Me and my friend decided that it was then about time to stumble out of there.

We found him slumped against a wall like a little siesta-ing Mexican child and proceeded to pick him up and try and carry him off. Now, I mentioned earlier that time gets sketchy, and from here on out, it gets really bad.

For example: Time passes here that I don’t recall.

The next thing I can recall is falling down near a fence that must have been near the Greenway. The boyfriend was nowhere to be found and it was just me and my friend stumbling around. I have no clue how we got there or where we were going, but I remember falling on my back. She was then grabbed as I tried to steady myself and we both fell on the ground and rolled around a bit. We must have done that as I have rips on the front of my jeans, despite the fact I fell backward. At this point, she started yelling “YOU BROKE MY FUCKING TOOTH!!” over and over again. I found this odd because I didn’t hit anyone, nor do I remember pulling anyone down to break my fall. Also, she somehow landed perfectly on her tooth, and didn’t scratch up her face at all on the ground. It’s like her tooth broke her fall. However, after we managed to get up, I checked her mouth out and sure enough, one of her teeth was chipped. Pretty badly actually. Smiling made her look like a deranged yokel just come out the swamp. However, she was not smiling at that point, and actually yelling at me quite a lot. This did not make me feel all that great, so I followed her back to her apartment, which I have no clue how we managed in our states, both of us yelling at each other. Her at me because of the tooth, and me at her for how sorry I was. I’m fairly sure that many, many people witnessed this, but left us to our own devices because there was a lot of swervage and general drunkenness going on.

Time passes here that I don’t recall.

Back at her apartment, I immediately fell on the floor by her couch, felt my head swim in a way I never have before, and puked up all the liquidy contents of my stomach. It was gross. Very gross. And awfully smelly. But it was all liquid. I’m pretty sure she gave me a bucket or a plant pot or something to continue to puke in, but if I used it or not I have no clue. At this point, she continued to yell at me, but for me to “GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY (her) APARTMENT!” However, I countered with, “I would, but I seriously cannot stand up.”

Time passes here that I don’t recall.

Her mother shows up. Now I’m really getting yelled at. And it’s dusk outside. And I don’t have my glasses on. And her mom is still yelling at me to get the hell up and out. And to clean up my mess. Someone throws paper towels on me. I sit up. I clean up my mess as best I could. I look around at the couch, see my glasses, put them on and stumbled out.

Time passes here that I don’t recall.

I’m now sitting on a bus stop bench near Red’s Savoy Pizza. A bus is approaching. I shake my head to politely indicate that I am not interested in the bus. I see her and her mom at the stoplight in her red Jaguar. They drive away. I fall asleep.

Time passes here that I don’t recall.

I am getting up and heading south toward my apartment. I reach down into my pockets and find no phone, wallet or keys to said apartment. I am fucked.

Time passes here that I don’t recall.

I figure that I am near a laundromat that my friend’s parents own and get the amazing idea to have them call him. I stumble in smelling of puke and looking like fucking shit. I plead with them to call my friend. “I used to work with him,” I drunkenly slur. “Please can you call him. I have no keys or phone or wallet and I can’t get home.” They call. I sit down at a table and promptly fall asleep.

Time passes as I sleep.

I am awoken by my friend. It is now dark out. I immediately puke on the table and on my arm. He shakes his head and quickly ushers me into the bathroom where I puke some more. I stumble back out of the bathroom after wiping my arm and splashing water on my face. It hurts to have my eyes open, but I must carry on. It is now fully dark out (maybe 10:00 or so) and I take out the trash for them because I also puked in that on my way to the bathroom. My friend just looks at me and shakes his head. His dad comes out of the laundromat and they have a short conversation in Hmong. The gist of it is, “Your friend had fun, but don’t let him do this again. Too much fun is no fun.” I tell him that I need a place to stay as I have no keys, phone or wallet and he says that he has a job interview in the morning and that I can’t stay at his place. It leaves me with no other choice but to call my dad. My dad understands (probably more well than I know) the situation and my friend drives me over there. I end up staying up in a haze eating cereal with spoonfuls of peanut butter until about 12:30 in the morning and then going to bed.

Monday hits me like a freight train. I email my friend to ask whether she is all right and if my phone, wallet and keys are at her place because I can’t find them, nor do I recall what I did with them. This was at 10:00 in the morning. Since I haven’t eaten anything in over 24 hours, we decided to go to Perkins and get some sort of food in me. Only Denny’s would be a better/worse choice, but Woodbury doesn’t have a Denny’s that is as close as the Perkins is to my dad’s house, so we go there and I order pancakes because they sound like the most delicious thing on the planet and will hopefully soak up some of the alcohol that is still swimming around in my bloodstream. As this is the worst hangover of my life to this point, I order the full meal deal. Eggs, pancakes, hash browns and bacon. I have no clue why I ordered what I did, but it sounded good at the time. The water tastes like I imagine heaven to taste. The pancakes were amazing to be honest, but I couldn’t eat all of them as I still felt like puking because of my raging headache. We went home and I took a nap.

At this point, I was checking my email every hour or so. I knew that her mother took her to her house in Elk River, so there was no point in thinking that she was going to be at her apartment anyway. I finally heard back around 7:00 that night that she would check on my stuff the next day when she got back. Since there was nothing to be done about that, I called my phone, figured that if no one was answering it it must be in her apartment because the ringer was on, and left it at that. So another night was spent in Woodbury.

On Tuesday I got an email saying all my stuff was there. Thank god for that. When I got them back, the phone was a bit dirty from some puke, but all was safe. Apparently, the phone, wallet and keys were on her computer desk, which may or may not be odd considering I have no recollection of going near her computer, or actually of taking any of them out of my pockets. I figured that all was over and done with and that I could actually get back to being normal when I got a call from the mother. Holy shit was she pissed. I sat there and took the verbal beating about teeth and the destruction that was caused and all of the things that need to be done and repaired. What else could I do? So after about 15 minutes of that, we said our polite goodbyes and have moved on.

If I were to take anything away from all this, and I have, it is that limiting drinks is a very good plan, drinking on a full stomach is heavily advised, Perkins is not the greatest thing ever for a major hangover (probably try Denny’s next time) and that mothers get really upset when you chip their favorite daughter’s perfect teeth.

Art Cars at Lyn-Lake Street Fest

Art Cars at Lyn-Lake Street Fest

Haley Bonar at Lyn-Lake Fest

Haley Bonar at Lyn-Lake Fest

Haley Bonar at Lyn-Lake Fest

Haley Bonar at Lyn-Lake Fest

How The Weeks Fly By

3 May

Hi there! Well, not a lot of HUGE goings on lately, but I did snap some photos from the past few weeks of small, inconsequential happenings. I ventured over to my Grandparent’s house for Easter. Now, I don’t know what it is with me, but for some reason, I feel really distant from this side of my family. I used to be a lot closer when we were younger, but grew apart from my cousins and other relatives on this side and only really see them all on two or three occasions during the year. Luckily, there is one member of that side of the family I get on really well with…. my mom’s dog Misty. Here, you can see her chilling in the backyard with my grandmother in the background. Golden Retriever. Pretty much the sweetest dog ever. In fact, while walking her one time, she sniffed out a turtle and was scared of it when it moved ever so slowly in her direction. She is a big wuss, but she’s the most lovable wuss dog ever. Also, she sheds like there is no tomorrow.

Golden Retriever Misty and Grandma

Golden Retriever Misty and Grandma

This past weekend, I figured instead of sitting around moping over the loss of my job, I should get out and see some culture. Therefore, I took it upon myself to head over to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts to check out the Titian exhibit. Titian was a Venetian painter from the 1500s whose style influenced a score of other famous artists. The main draw of the installation were the Diana paintings. They are some of the most valuable pieces of art I’ve ever seen and are simply stunning up close. Another amazing draw to this exhibit was the map of Venice that was constructed by a group of artists climbing the towers of the city and making an amazingly accurate and detailed map of the surrounding area. It is one of only three in the United States and is mind-blowing. You can read more about Titian with this link.

One of Titian's Diana Paintings

One of Titian's Diana Paintings

Finally, I went to a few concerts this weekend as well. First up was at Cause and featured the CD release of local band, Two Harbors. BNLX, another local band, were there too and it was a good show. On Saturday, I ventured over to the Varsity Theater with a friend of mine, and after a bit of an adventure (HOW CAN YOU FORGET YOUR ID?!) we made it in and saw Communist Daughter, Rogue Valley and White Light Riot. I am a big fan of the Varsity because you can be right up front and not be swarmed with people or have your eardrums bleeding at the end of the night, but still witness a great show in the company of great people. The show was a lot of fun, the people around me were wonderful and I had a fantastic time.

Two Harbors at Cause

Two Harbors at Cause

Then I saw this awesome bike. It’s a Peugeot and has an interesting frame design. I really don’t know anything about bikes, other than how to pedal them and usually not fall over, but this one really caught my eye… either that or it was the cute girl who was riding it.

Peugeot Single Speed

Peugeot Single Speed

Before long, or, as soon as I get my lazy ass in gear, I’ll toss up some of the scans of the pictures I said I was going to take this summer. There’s a bunch of different stuff and a lot of it is not that great, but I enjoy it and it passes the time.

Finally A New Post

16 Apr

It’s been awhile since the last update, but, quite frankly, a lot has been going on for me. For one thing, I’m being laid off from my job of three years in a little over a week or so, and that’s never fun. However, it’s probably more of a blessing than anything as the job and workplace were both pretty horrendous and the communication between “management” and the workers was at every level and time lacking in every single way. And then, last Friday, I learned that my uncle had passed away, so that isn’t the best news to get either. However, I did do some other actualfun things (i.e. concerts mostly) in between those horrible updates.

Crowd Outside First Ave

Crowd Outside First Ave

First Avenue is a venue that I have been frequenting a lot lately. I think it mostly has to do with the fact that they are the big local venue that usually gets the biggest acts (unless it’s a stadium show or something) from around the country. One of the bands that I saw recently is called The Joy Formidable and they are the absolute best new band that I have heard lately. Their album, The Big Roar is exemplary from front to back and their live act is very impressive. This was their first time in Minnesota and so I posted up as near to the front as I could get (second row standing, directly in front of lead singer Ritzy Bryan!) so that I could witness the first time they blew the doors off of 7th Street. Their live act is an explosion of sound that never lets up from the moment that the diminutive and oh so pretty Ritzy gets up on stage and drives hard on those first chords. These guys had a ton of hype and they totally lived up to it. The one thing I wish is that they would have played more songs to destroy my ears, as their set list was blitzed through in short time. It felt like they took more time to set up all their equipment than it did for them to melt all our faces. The place was packed to capacity it felt like, and with another album behind them, they could easily fill out the mainroom, which would make for an even more amazing show, but as it was, it was very cool to be this close to an act that should be making a large roar in the scene very shortly. In case you can’t make out the words, their set list was as follows:

Greyhounds in the Slips

Magnifying Glass

Austere

The Greatest Light is the Greatest Shade

Cradle

Buoy

I Don’t Want to See You Like This

Whirring

The Joy Formidable Set List

The Joy Formidable Set List

Ritzy's Pedal Box

Ritzy's Pedal Box

Matt Thomas of The Joy Formidable

Matt Thomas of The Joy Formidable

Rhydian Dafydd Davies of The Joy Formidable

Rhydian Dafydd Davies of The Joy Formidable

Ritzy Bryan of The Joy Formidable

Ritzy Bryan of The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

For an even more intimate concert experience, I was somehow picked to go and see Iron and Wine perform at The Current studios this past Wednesday. I sat front row once again, and took in some good music. I was impressed with Sam Beam and the way he seemed very shy, but yet very open and talkative at the same time. It’s an odd description, I know, but that’s how he seemed. Very reserved, yet willing to share things that you wouldn’t think he would share. He was a cool dude and the songs were great. I left very impressed… and with an autographed poster as well.

Sam Beam Iron and Wine

Sam Beam Iron and Wine

Iron and Wine Poster

Iron and Wine Poster

Finally, there was my uncle Wayne (though we never called him that, it was always his nickname Ves) who passed away a week ago. He was a great man and, quite honestly, he was my favorite uncle. Seemingly always in a good mood, he loved to golf, hunt and play cards. He taught me how to shoot a gun, how to play cards and about fishing. He and his wife, my aunt Mary, had what seemed to be an almost perfect relationship. They really were soulmates and it was a tragic and very sad way that he left this earth, but he will always be missed and never forgotten. Obviously, he is the one on the left in this photo.

Aunt, Uncle and Cousins

Aunt, Uncle and Cousins

Mitchells and Hobbes and Packers! Oh My!

8 Nov

Last Wednesday I went to the Turf Club again for their annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 night. The movie was Mitchell, another that I own on DVD, and it is a horrible flick. But, that is also what makes it so deliciously good. There’s sweaty cops, hookers, kids being yelled at and the slowest car chase ever to be filmed. It’s really breathtaking, in that, your breath will be literally stolen from you as the movie sucks your soul out of your chest (Fact: your soul is actually located in the right femur, but it must exit the body through the chest cavity).

Mitchell MST3K

Mitchell MST3K at Turf Club

The number 4 bus I ride continues to surprise me. If it isn’t some Green Goblin tatted chick or a hick talking about his jaw being broken as “THE FUCKING BEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE EVAR! FOR REALZ YO!” or dudes who are super hairy and probably related to sasquatch in some way, then it’s dudes sitting by themselves reading Calvin and Hobbes. Now, I love Calvin and Hobbes – I have pretty much every collection there is – but this dude just struck me as odd that he would be sitting on the bus at 4:45 in the afternoon on a Friday perusing the pages of a Calvin and Hobbes collection. I guess there isn’t anything wrong with that, but still. It was odd.

Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes on #4 bus

Also, happened to view the football team from Green Bay totally annihilate the team from Dallas. It was pretty embarrassing for all them Texans. I guess even losing is bigger in Texas though!

Packers vs. Cowboys

Packers vs. Cowboys