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:


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.