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.