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:
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.
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.
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.
Still it is a somewhat sad place because a lot of the habitats look too small for the critters. Man was it hot.
You can also watch the lake and the plane from Burke promoting Christie’s Cabaret.