Friday, July 29, 2011
Four hours until El Paso. If you've never experienced a drive across West Texas, this isn't enough of an attraction to make it considerable...just a tid-bit for the day.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
for more pics feel free to check out my mother's gallery here.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Russel Brand's column in the Guardian was eloquent enough to make you realize (if you haven't already) that this is the passing of a true talent. I'm definitely looking forward to the Economist's obit on her...sure to be inspiring.
"The awe that envelops when witnessing a genius. From her oddly dainty presence that voice, a voice that seemed not to come from her but from somewhere beyond even Billie and Ella, from the font of all greatness. A voice that was filled with such power and pain that it was at once entirely human yet laced with the divine. My ears, my mouth, my heart and mind all instantly opened. Winehouse. Winehouse? Winehouse! That twerp, all eyeliner and lager dithering up Chalk Farm Road under a back-combed barnet, the lips that I'd only seen clenching a fishwife fag and dribbling curses now a portal for this holy sound.
So now I knew. She wasn't just some hapless wannabe, yet another pissed-up nit who was never gonna make it, nor was she even a ten-a-penny-chanteuse enjoying her fifteen minutes. She was a fucking genius."
Friday, July 8, 2011
The game on the docket tomorrow night is Vancouver at Colorado in one of the MLS' best looking stadiums, Dick's Sporting Good Park. Televised on the MLS network, so no major TV time for me this go-around.
Now to the point of this post. Sunday morning has my brother and I hitting some major rapids for a couple of hours. This is my first experience doing this kind of water activity, and I'm pretty stoked about the adventure. My only problem is footwear. I bought these shoes a couple of years ago because they looked cool and were very comfortable...boy was I wrong on the first qualifier. I've probably worn them twice for yardwork as I've never encountered the water activities to use them properly. Should I use them with the possibility of loosing them, or stick with some old running shoes?