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Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Found Footage Festival (FFF)

My sis will find the title insightful if not anyone else

Found Footage Festival is a movie or screening of a project that put together bits of video that are comical that were found in thrift stores and other places. Here is a preview. I don't think it is available on the web in it's entirety but it is an interesting idea.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Radiohead -- All I need

Check out this new song by Radiohead it's awesome



For other cool music stuff go to pitchfork, they have a good media site.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Wedding info.

Be sure to check the post below for maps and driving instructions.

Wedding date: July 22nd
Time: 7pm
Place: All Faiths Chapel, KSU Campus
Reception following: KSU Union -- Union Station

If you are in need of a stay while in manhattan for the wedding please feel free to contact Hannah or me via email or phone, and we can assist you in finding a place. We have limited host family space, but it is available for people who need a free place to stay.
We have also reserved a block on rooms at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, which is directly across from KSU -- approx. $99 a night.

How to get to the rehearsal dinner

These pictures should help anyone not familiar with Manhattan get to the places they need to be -- AFC (All Faiths Chapel) is where the wedding is being held, Green Valley Community Center is where the rehearsal dinner is being held.
  • To make the pictures bigger simply click on them.
  • To download them, hold down the ctrl key and click and you should get a menu that allows you to "save image as."


Here is a close-up map of the area around the ramada hotel and Ksu campus where All Faiths Chapel is


here is a map to the rehearsal dinner

here are driving instructions

Monday, June 19, 2006

Genpets


Ok, I have to post about this -- it's ... at the very least wierd!

Genpets are gentically engineered animals for human ownership and are sold on the shelf at stores. They come pakaged in a plastic bubble much like action figures. These are not real animals as the website claims (you can get to the website by clicking the link I made in the above sentence -- first word. Genpets are an art project by Adam Brandejs.

Pretty crazy huh? -- read about how the artist uses his genpets to scare up a reaction from the populace.

he's also made a latex flesh shoe and other crazy stuff.


Thursday, June 01, 2006

Now we are out to go where?

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Please scroll down past the videos to the bottom to start at the begginning of my trip. It's a long way down there.




Leaving the river to go snorkeling

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Our Concert Soloists -- Elisa

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Elisa soloing to the piece, "Blues for a Killed Kat"

The Harbour Bridge

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Beatboxer in Sydney

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I didn't post anything about this guy earlier, but he was pretty good at beatboxing -- if you don't know what that is go to www.google.com and search the word "beatboxing"
See if you can gues the song he is doing...

Piha Beach NZ

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The Reservior/Mnt range Visitor's Center

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The Pearl

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Sunday, May 28, 2006

South Pacific Tour Pictures

Well these picture are in reverse chronological order and the two posts of south pacific are in revserse order as well so you might want to scroll to the bottom of the pictures and look at them from bottom to top -- click on any of the pictures to enlarge them.


Just to give you then span of our journey back to Kansas we left FIJI at 5am Wednesday morning in Kansas and we got to KCI at 9am or so Friday morning.


We were both pretty sick the day we came back to the US -- this is LAX we had a nine hour layover there and a four hour layover in Chicago.


My trombone in a special protective case Hannah made after the journey was over -- it made it but not without a few bumps and scratches.






Oops, What's this?!?


Last Day




Hannah's room



They sell Raspberry flavoured coca cola there.




I got a cool mask at a local shop -- the turtle up at the top is for good luck.



The ground floor rooms had beds outside that were neat though I didn't utilize them.


It was so windy it was like getting sandblasted hence the look on Hannah's face.








In the hammock


Hannah's artistry.








The beach right next to the resort.


The last day we were there my friend Elisa went boogie-boarding.


the sign for the rooms was cool


The rooms.


One of the many bars -- this one had a waterfall/mirror thing going.


This is where we ate breakfast.














The reception desk and eating area I just showed you.



A nice place to eat and is usually open all hours to this walkway.




There's the golf cart (it was also a golf resort) and the reception desk is just to the right.



Our resort was pretty cool -- the lobby had no doors just a huge open area that you could drive right up to. There is a golf cart on the other side of those trees and that's where you drive up to.




Stacia and I cut our knees on the reef.



The beach we had our island BBQ on while snorkeling.


The crew on the beach waiting for snorkeling equipment.


The island we did go to.


Closer shot of the island you saw as we departed the river -- we didn't go to this one.


A tiny island -- soo cool!


A map of FIJI on the boat.


The rock jetty next to our resort and a distant minor island.


Mangroves.


The resort we stayed at as see from the beach.


The other boat was considerably sportier than ours -- I never really got a shot of ours except from the beach when we got to island.


The river heads out to sea.


Isn't Hannah beautiful in the swimsuit I bought her?





This was not our boat but it was cool so I took a shot.


We went snorkeling the next morning and we started off in this river on a couple of boats that took about an hour and a half to get to the Island that we snorkeled at.


The airport in Sydney and we thought this wall was cool -- off to FIJI!














We combined with another band for one of our pieces on the concert.


The concert in Sydney at the Univeristy of New South Wales.


More on the bridge: You can take of tour of it by doing a guiding climbing tour. You actucally climb to the top and hike down it's length. You have to pay quite a bit though. The bridge is really huge and the pictures I took of it are in no way able to capture how big it really is when you are looking at it in person. huge! :)


Interesting symmetry of Glenn and Hannah huh?


This pictrue turned out pretty cool -- I lined up the arc of the bridge just right with the arc of the opera house. These two are in close proximity and make a pretty cool sight.


We are getting ready to depart on the cruise.


Me on the harbour near a naval base.


This is me right before the cruise -- I bought a boomerang.


Hannah thinks the bridge is cool too.


This was taken from the cruise that toured the harbour. We learned a lot about it's history.

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A cool shot of the opera house up close.


A shot from downtown the shows the enormous bridge that goes over the harbour in Sydney -- city of sails they call it because so many sailboats come into the harbour.


Downtown Sydney.


More stained glass.


Here we are skipping to Sydney a shot early. I think you know what we are posing in front of.


oops out-of-order back at Piha beach


This is the stained glass at the front or opposite end of the church from where the band was positioned.


Cathedral of HT concert.


This is our concert at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.


This is simon, Innes, and Sofia -- Innes is from Germany and only spoke German to their daughter and simon only spoke English.

Hannah's wearing a sweater but it again the water wasn't too cool.