2010 Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

I went to the 2010 Cleveland Dragon Boat festival with Bram on Saturday. We had a tough time getting there because I forgot just about all of the bridges in the Flats are closed, so we missed part of the opening ceremonies. And then we ended up leaving early because I got an inch long splinter in my foot (don’t wear sandals on the Nautica boardwalk), and there wasn’t a first aid kit to be found. Nonetheless! We had an excellent time. Here’s some video I took. It is pretty shaky, because it is hard to film steadily with a two-​year old on your shoulders:

Crafty

Thursday, 4 January 2007

DSC01494I have home internet access again for the first time in nearly two years. Hopefully I’m enough used to not having it that I’ll forget that I can be completely unproductive by surfing all day. I do have quite a bit of web-​catching-​up to do. All is nearly back on schedule.

I’ve started doing a bit of collage stuff on boxes and couldn’t tell anybody about it until the first one had been delivered as a Christmas present. Of course I’ll be posting things as they’re done, all in the Crafty set of my Flickr account.


Notre Dame versus Army

Sunday, 19 November 2006

DSC01458This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of my first Notre Dame game: Lou Holtz’s last home game as head coach of Notre Dame, and the last home game in the old stadium. And my 16th birthday present. After ten years I’m now a Notre Dame alumnus and supplying my Uncle Corbin with tickets instead of the other way around. He made a good investment, I think.

I came in on Friday and gave Megan a whirlwind tour of campus, and went to Jeremy’s to meet the newest member of his household, Michael. At six months he looks more like nine months and is the happiest baby I’ve ever seen. We went to CJ’s and had the most delicious cheeseburger in existence and then went home and relaxed a bit. I also had to make a big decision this weekend, but there will be more on that tomorrow.

Game day was chilly, but that was expected. Jeremy had an awesome tailgating spot, a bonus of his employment at ND. We had some burgers and donuts then went to see the band play and the players walk to the stadium. I got some decent shots that you can see in the Flickr set. We then listened to the marching band play on the steps of Bond Hall and hightailed it to the Main Building rotunda so we’d have a good spot to see the Trumpet Section play. You can see video of this here [YouTube].

At the game itself, the Golden Knights Army Parachute Team brought in the game ball. I taped that as well. Here it is [YouTube]. Then ND kicked the shit out of the the Army football team and we drove back to Cleveland.

The entire Flickr set is here.


Another Tremont Weekend

Monday, 16 October 2006

DSC01291On Friday I spent about 5 hours on the ArtWalk, including judging a Muttsquerade, and on Saturday and Sunday I spent much of my time on the redesign of Tremonter. The design itself is pretty much finished, and now I’m just tweaking the configuration, adding more content and a bit more functionality. If I can just figure out how to get the latest version of Drupal to import MovableType content, I’ll probably just go ahead and launch it. I might have to convert from MovableType to WordPress to Drupal first.

The downside to this is that the extra step will mean that the old MT links won’t redirect to Drupal like they do in previous versions of the conversion. Currently it looks as though there is no way to port phpBB forums into a Drupal installation, so I’ll just have to lock down that DB once the integrated functionality of Drupal goes live.

I also had dinner on Sunday at La Tortilla Feliz, which was delicious, although just a little bit more expensive than the quality/​amount of the food would suggest. Patrick told me this well over a year ago. I’ll probably stop in often when I get the craving for fried plantains though. Man those things are delicious. Please share any plaintain recipes that you have.

Artwalk Photoset, Muttsquerade Photoset, La Tortilla Feliz Photoset.


Tremont AlcoCrawl

Monday, 5 June 2006

Outside 806I got sauced this weekend, since I organized and followed through with a tour of all the ritzy drinking establishments in Tremont. The Velvet Tango Room was by far my favorite, and I’m going to have to stop in for their complimentary sushi on Tuesdays. All the reviews start here and plenty of pictures are here.


Adam Pets a Shark

Monday, 29 May 2006

Adam Pets a SharkI went to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo this weekend and took a bunch of pictures. For just $1 extra on the ticket price I got to see the Touch exhibit and feel up some rays and sharks. Did you know that the zoo is free to Cuyahoga County residents on Mondays from 10:00 until 4:00?

Still it is a somewhat sad place because a lot of the habitats look too small for the critters. Man was it hot.


This Is A Test

Wednesday, 19 April 2006

This Is A TestDespite the fact that at any given time there are around 10 security-​enabled WiFi connections, one can in fact get free WiFi by Claes Oldenburg’s FREE stamp if you hold your mouth just right. Thanks CaseGuest!

You can also watch the lake and the plane from Burke promoting Christie’s Cabaret.