Sunday, December 18, 2005

Rocks and Ropes

I've been hanging at the Rock gym a few hours every weekend. Its this vortex of time. What is cool is that you can think about nothing...except you and the rock. Sometimes we just need to only think about the rock.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Missin' me buddy!

Okay...its been two weeks since I washed my camera. Its still not working and the humidity here in AZ has been (or at least felt) like 5%. I think it is officially dead. DRATS! I miss me buddy, me camera. I'm back in the market...for a new camera. Merry Christmas to me!!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Land of Enchantment

I was sitting here dreaming of a hike in the Enchantments. If you don't know the Enchantments...its one of those "do before you die" types of experiences. I'll let my 2003 video communicate it all. Kids, cover your eyes...I forgot I was captured in the wild.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


I flex car; flex car is cool and very Seattle.
flex car lets you grab a car anywhere around town by just placing your card on the windshield; doors open; keys in glove box; punch in secret code; drive. Its very cool. It reminds me of those bikes in Copenhagen (community bikes) that you just grab and use when you need some wheels. Flex car is freedom from the car (unlike the image shown on its website) and you only pay for what you use - gas and insurance all included.
I flex car, its cool.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Fashion Faux Pas

This weekend was Art Basel in Miami. Its a big festival of art that draws people from cold climates for a weekend to view art in the sun of Miami Beach. For some reason these people also feel the need to wear really bad pants; pink plaid, baby blue, lime green, canary yellow, etc. I mean every third person you pass is a fashion faux pas. I think these people (mostly new yorkers that seem to think this is what you wear in Miami) are trying to be artful themselves. Basically they look silly and need to be issued a fashion citation. I know the locals must laugh inside every year - or at least I was (but rest assured I'm not a local).

Friday, December 02, 2005

Go Habs

I attended my first Hockey game ever last night. It was the Montreal Canadiens vs. the Buffalo Sabers IN MONTREAL! Wow, what action. Before the game we went to this nice French restaurant, ate a medium rare filet (arrrrrgh), drank some thick, bold red wine...then meandered into the shrine of hockey - the new forum for the Montreal hockey team. I've learned so much about the pride (and prejudice) of the French Canadians - including the renaming of historic streets that sound too english, the booing of the Canadian national anthem. However, the recent conclusion of the strike...the French are now for the first time embracing the anthem and nationalism (or so it seemed). It was cool to feel the excitement and passion of these people for the chasing of a black rubber disk on ice...and the passion for their culture; I am after all French Canadian (with a US Passport)! Peeeeeeecarrrrrrrrrrr(d).

Thursday, December 01, 2005

No Confidence

Sitting here in Montreal, I'm reading about Canada's four party system; not perfect, but some interesting points to take back home. So if the party in power receives a majority vote of no-confidence - an immediate election takes place (usually within 5 weeks) for the Prime Minister. Wow, just think how much money is NOT spent on a national campaign in 5 weeks. I wonder if we had an ability to "no-confidence" vote our long would it take before a "no-confidence" vote occurred? I guess we need more than a two party system...and to still be under the rule of the queen. I'm game.