Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's day turned out to be a good day to visit my grandparents. I've been wanting to photograph my grandpa's junk yard, but I haven't had the time/energy to drive out there to do so. Today was a beautiful day for a motorcycle ride, so the combination of a ride & taking some photos equated to an enjoyable morning.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I feel myself grasping for situations, circumstances, or events that help my logic reinforce how good my life is. I guess it's my way of remaining grounded; humble. I just came across something while browsing Mel's blog.

I've heard news articles reference 'the working poor' - I know that term. I don't know many people in that situation. This is a short still/audio documentary of San Francisco's hotels, entitled Hotel Poverty.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

On Saturday, I had another battle with the insects of southeastern Wisconsin. I am pleased to announce that I am undefeated.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

I just finished watching a documentary entitled Air Guitar Nation. You're probably wondering:

A) why are you watching this?
B) someone made a film about playing the air guitar?

while some others are thinking
C) what the hell is an air guitar?

A: I rented this from Netflix because it sounded hilarious. The weather was bad today, so I watched it while I exercised.

B: Yes - I never knew you could make an interesting film that lasts for 120 minutes, based on people that are pretending to play the guitar.

C: People compete to determine who is the best at pretending to play a guitar to music. Each contestant chooses one song, and then all of the contestants have to 'play' a song that they haven't practiced. A world air guitar championship is held in Finland once per year, starting in 1996. Winners from many countries (Belguim, UK, Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, US, etc) compete at the world championships.

When I started watching the film, I was ready for everything to be hilarious & filled with comedy. By the end of the film, I found myself critiquing the contests air guitar skills! I haven't gained a single brain cell, but at least the film was entertaining. It also illustrates that there is something that every person can do well - you just need to find your niche.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

I rode in the Miller Lite Ride for the Arts last Sunday. I'm happy to say that I set a personal best record - I covered 75 miles in 3hr 59min. I had help - I was cycling with a guy by the name of Rick. He was just a random cyclist that was pedaling at the same speed that I was, so we decided to team up. Thanks for the help Rick - I would have never finished that quickly if I had been riding by myself.