Monday, March 24, 2008

New Soul - Yael Naim

You've all probably heard the new MacBook Air ad. Well, if you haven't, you haven't missed anything but a great song. I thought I'd post the song by Israeli Yael Naim on here blog.

Better yet, go to and sign up if you haven't already. Then create a new station called "new soul" -- very nice, chill music.

Speaking of notebooks. I'm typing this blog on my new laptop! Very cute little portable. I feel like I've suddenly been launched into the future. No more chicken scratch while taking notes in lecture anymore.
Also: stay tuned for the Easter walk update coming soon.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Spring Break... just a little bit

Approaching the end of my spring break. Not quite as fun as Fraser Island in Australia I'm afraid....

Lake Mckenzie, Fraser Island, Australia, 2006? Yeah, good times those were.

Rather posthumous photos to be surfacing now, but one of my friends from my Australian trip just posted these on Facebook.

setting up camp.

getting slammed against the rocks--not sure what the appeal of this was now, but at the time it looked like a great idea.

Another one of Champagne Cove

whose the dork with his shirt on? Afraid of a little sun are we? Well, yes I am, thank you very much.

Fun times indeed! We all went sledding, running and tumbling down the sand dune.

we had a race at one point, but I think I ended up faceplanted in the sand somewhere... I don't quite remember. Dave was just happy not to be last.

A dingo. In numbers they can be a threat to humans.

wayward ship.

Monday, March 10, 2008

The Devil's Arcade

so apparently (according to Shauana, my roommate whom I went to the Bruce Springsteen concert with) Bruce Springsteen covered a song by the Arcade Fire. Not sure if the title of this blog post and song is an homage to The Arcade Fire or not, but at any rate, a great song by da Boss on his latest album "Magic".

So it turns out I like large concerts. Never really knew I did, but definitely would like to see him again in the summer. Was one of the biggest natural highs liberated by a little alcohol I've experienced--good times dancin' in the dark. So after the superlative performance by Bruce an' company the radiator hose on my car came loose as we were driving out of the parking garage (a 20 minute episode in itself) and overheated. No biggie, went to a bar and borrowed a pitcher of water to replace the missing fluid and put the hose back on; finally found a gas station and bought some coolant and a flathead screwdriver and tightened the hose down good; problem fixed; no exploding engine on the ride home.

let's hear it for the good samaritan

What do you do when you leave your lights on and come back to your car? Don't panic. Well, if you are in the middle of town on a busy street with a lazy red light keeping traffic at a crawl, just hook up the jumper cables and stand next to your car. You don't even have to wave; two minutes later someone will stop in the middle of the street, and hopefully the cables are just long enough; and 30 seconds later you're on your way. If you're me, you learn early on to keep jumper cables in the back of the car. Uhh.. maybe someday I'll buy another camera, until then it's edge of your seat exciting moments like this to dazzle and entertain.