Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wish I Was Here

My Dad has been working hard to complete
the new cedar siding on the cabin.
It looks absolutely beautiful!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

another world

Parts of Yellowstone National Park made me feel like I was in another world.

Friday, July 25, 2008


okay. alright. I'll admit it. I don't have any plans to see my favorite band (Gaelic Storm) anytime in the near future. Sad but true.

So to tide myself over I have been watching video clips from here.


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

true story

I'm in Wisconsin. It's hot and humid. The storm clouds have been building in the sky all morning so I make it back to the lovely dorms just before the big rain hits. The alarm system in the dorm announces we are under a severe thunderstorm warning. Then I'm on a conference call for work. The sky is progressively turning dark grey and the winds are picking up. Before I know it the alarms in the building are sounding. I assume - tornado warning - I excuse myself from the conference call and head to the basement.

I run in to a few others along the way. We find it odd that people are outside walking and it appears that the other buildings do not have a similar alarm sounding. So we go to the front desk and learn that it is in fact a fire drill. The fire department is on the way and "why didn't we evacuate sooner?"

Seriously? You are going to have a fire drill in the middle of severe weather? How does that make any sense? We all thought it meant tornado warning and proceeded to the basement. While waiting for the fire department to give the 'all clear' we got to stand out in the rain. Just lovely.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

barefoot runner

I've seen him a few times now. This guy. Running around northeast Minneapolis barefoot. Everytime I spot him I do a doubletake. It's hard to imagine what it would feel like running barefoot through city streets.

After a quick google search I found this article. I don't think this is the guy I have spotted in my neighborhood. But in any event, the barefoot running isn't just a one-man habit.