Sunday, August 27, 2006


Matt and the crew (that would be Karl, Andi, Weeze, Jon, my Dad, and me) saw the band Train open the fair Friday night (ok, maybe Matt didn't go, but the "crew" did). It was a really cool show, but it was too bad that there we're a lot of empty seats. On the other hand I guess it was good for us because we could spread out a little bit and attempt to avoid some of our overexcited "AV's finest." I took about 120 pics, but being it an outdoor concert setting only about 10 turned out. I'd upload more to my fickr, but I already busted my bandwidth limit.

Band marched in the AV Fair Parade on Saturday. I think it's better known as the "AV Fair Death Walk/Run (or swim towards the sweat)." It was really hot. And early. But other than that it turned out pretty good.

Thought your myspace was as safe as it gets, just because your little profile is "private?" Think again. Not that this is anything new, but its just another one of my disgruntled attacks on social networking.

In the midst of the Global Warming craze, here's something on the other side that you never saw coming: Global Cooling has begun. Probably just about as accurate as myspace is safe, but an interesting read regardless.

Here's an old clip from that show Family Feud. I see it on TV sometimes, and some of the responses are so stupid I wonder how those people actually make it on TV. This clip is great; the host loses it and even asks the lady how she made it on the show. Gotta love Family Feud.

That's it for now...I'm going to go enjoy my free Starbucks.

Free Starbucks

Print out the coupon, and you can get a free Starbucks iced coffee through September. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Back to School

Well, we've been back to it for a week now, and I don't know about you, but I'm ready for summer. Too bad I'll have to wait about 9 months. For anybody curious I'm taking Anatomy/Physiology, Symphonic Band, AP English Lang & Comp, IB Math Methods, AP US History, and IB Music. I had the choice of IB Music or IB Physics for 6th period, and considering that sanity is a good trait to keep, I decided to go with Music.

Band played at the Jethawks last night. I thought we sounded sort of anemic, but apparently you couldn't hear us too well so what did come out was somewhat decent. I got to play tenor in pep band also, which was cool. We stayed the whole game (and saw Craig Counsell on a rehab assignment) was pretty fun.

Anybody going to see Snakes on a Plane? Whether or not its supposed to be a comedy (hopefully not...that would make it all the better) it looks to be pretty hilarious. Samuel L. Jackson...he's quite the "interesting" character. What's next...Elephants on a Bus? Bigfoot in Space? (My thanks to the Kemper for those).

Here's a cool slideshow of some well known "pictures that lie". They were actually unknowingly photoshoped and published. Interesting stuff.

TechTV is coming back? Apparently UndoTV sees a future as starting up new, organized tech programming. If it all falls into place, it should be pretty cool.

Here again is yet another example of when a liberal editing wiz gets bored. Check out Evil Bush's State of the Union. Pretty funny watch.

Question of the week:
What are Adam's Apples made of?
Just curious.

Sunday, August 13, 2006


My dad and I saw the band America play at the Marie Kerr Ampatheater last night. It was a pretty cool show despite the wind. Here are a few pics I took (before getting kicked out of the front) and there is some audio (should open in a new window). Enjoy!

Band Camp

QH band camp was this last week. It went pretty good...we got 7 moves of the show down. The whole experience was about as exciting as 8 hours in the heat of day attempting to help the "unteachable misfits" (not my verbiage) can get. Life as a section leader is nothing too exciting either, unless you consider getting there early, leaving late, and staying up late highlighting and working out the charts exciting. Fun stuff. Back to it tomorrow!

I went to Wildwood again this year (hence the lack of updates the past couple weeks). Despite the vegan diet, rat infested cabins, and a few maturity lacking young musicians, it was pretty fun. It was cool to see some old faces and have the opportunity to play in some different groups (band, orchestra, woodwind quintet, duet, and clarinet choir...with the Eb!). If you're lucky I'll post the mp3's when I get them (if I remember).

My Dad, Karl, Jon and I went to a Dodgers/Nationals game last Saturday. Now that they're actually starting to win again, it was pretty cool. A Dodger game followed by Philipp' was a lot of fun.

Any day is a good day to bash the RIAA. Here's a list of some of the weird/hypocritical/just plain stupid things they do and some not so shocking statistics.

This is a pretty cool site if you're in need of wallpaper. It has thousands of free high res images. Too bad there's no need for backgrounds around here since there's Matt around.

It's a time machine for water called the Time Fountain. I won't even try to explain how it works, because frankly, I have no idea. It just looks cool.

There's a new record for speeding tickets out: Try 70 tickets in 5 months. That's gonna get pretty expensive.

Well, as painful as it is to say, school starts tomorrow. I must go mentally/physically (i.e. finish the summer reading) prepare myself and try to enjoy the few remaining hours of summer.