Saturday, May 31, 2008

Mmmm...

This is the poutine shot...

Cody ran into a tree and cut his face.

Poutine

Last night we went to a soccer game. Montreal vs. Portland. Portland took Montreal down in a 1-0 win. Montreal possessed the ball almost the entire second half, but couldn't put it in the net. It was still fun to hear the fans cheer when they thought Montreal made a goal, unfortunately for them it was taken back. 

This stadium isn't where we saw the soccer game, but the tower, la tour de Montreal, is the tallest inclined tower in the world at 175 metres, and it's a member of the World Federation of Great Towers. However, it was a major failure because it was built to retract the roof on the stadium, but it didn't work. So TJ and Luke are acting as if they were the architect when they found out it didn't work.

After the soccer game we walked around for about an hour trying to find our car, but we made some new friends on the way home. The kids were pretty stoked on the photos.

We ended up going out and having a late night poutine at the Rapido with the legendary Carmen serving us. Carmen works 24 hours, seriously. I'm glad I got to have poutine, it topped off my trip. Luke's poutine ended up on the street, it probably happens all the time at this place. 

Today it's raining, I think we're going to an art exhibition. Here are a few photos of the art in Montreal.






Wednesday, May 28, 2008

World Records


So the world record for the longest hand shake has been broken at 9 hours and 30 minutes. World records amuse me. The stuff people do amuses me. Like the world record for the strangest diet held by Michel Lotito from France. He's been eating metal and glass since 1959. His diet has been described as "unique" by gastroenterologists...I agree, and probably not that healthy. Apparently bananas and hard-boiled eggs makes him sick.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Toy

I got a new toy and I'm excited about it. It occupied my afternoon until I ran out of film.



Here are some images made by Holga.







These are from www.lomography.com. Looking at the pictures isn't as fun as taking them, but almost.

Monday, May 26, 2008

The UFO guy

It's about to happen, NASA's going to find aliens and the UFO guy isn't going to sound so funny anymore. It's going to be the first time that the instruments of the Phoenix Mars will touch some of Mars's water. They might be able to indicate if Mars was (is) habitable for life. I like believing in aliens.

Montreal

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Bjork Wanderlust

Dirt Riders






A week ago, Mike Wilson had this great idea to go sled camping. It was 80 degrees out and there wasn't much snow, but at the time it sounded like a great idea. We figured we could make it to some snow pretty easy, set up camp, and shoot by the sunset. We loaded up all our gear on our sleds and headed to the backside of Alpine. We could see snow in the distance. It didn't see like that far away. 9 creeks and a few miles of dirt later, we finally hit the snow. By that time, our sleds were over heating and we decided to call it quits. We had all our camping gear so we set up camp by the river, shot Mike's 22, cut down some dead trees with Mike's chain saw, and cooked a nice meal. It was fun, I got to be a redneck for the day. Being a redneck is awesome. Those guys know how to have fun.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

franziskaner


This is a good beer from Germany. I found it in Mammoth. We drank it while camping. I recommend trying it out...if you ever get the chance.

Mammoth


I just made it home from Mammoth last night. It was a wet drive with some snow flurries, but mostly rain. There was a really bad car crash coming into Carson City. A head on. I felt bad. Then Alex and I ate at In & Out. It was as good as it always is. While I was in Mammoth I went to the hot springs. Alex and I both got sunburned. We were in the middle of the desert. Alex was looking for a better hot spring. He wasn't happy with the one we found.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Fireworks

Alex


Alex disapproved my last photo. He said it was too dark. So he gave me some tips. He's a photographer so I listened. What a good guy. Thanks Alex!

Mountains

snow


It's snowing in Mammoth right now. I'm happy, but nobody else seems to be happy about this. I think I'll have to pack up and go home. The mountains going to close, Kristi's going to Vegas, Alex is going on a road trip, and I might have a new bike waiting for me. I wish that mammoth's were still alive.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

art


my friend paints and stuff. i like what she does. check it

www.lisasolberg.com

newschoolers finally makes me laugh


i guess there are better things to do with your time, but this is pretty damn funny

Down Days

Taking Sammy's dread locks out. Crabbing. Sleeping. Reading. Checking out totem poles. Watching it rain. Thinking about skiing. Playing board games. Playing soccer. Eating fish. Turning 21. Taking lot's of pictures. Building piles of rocks. Not watching TV. Not using my phone. Not having the internet. Socializing with fellow skiers. Slow roasting.

That's what most of my month consisted of in Alaska. I miss it.

I guess you can tell that I miss it because I'm still talking about it.

Heli Waiting


This is what we did when we were waiting for the heli. There were 4 helis, why did we have to wait...because there were 18 crews, that's why. Did you ever think you were going to run into a helicopter in mid air? It's scary. Lucky for us our pilot pulled some crazy star wars maneuver and we never hit the other heli.

Shantaram



I've just finished Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. It's taken me since January. I was never once bored with the 900 plus page book. It's a movie in a book. Here's a few of my favorite quotes:

"Every human heartbeat, he’d said many times, is a universe of possibilities. And it seemed to me that I finally understood exactly what he’d meant. He’d been trying to tell me that every human will has the power to transform its fate. I’d always thought that fate was something unchangeable: fixed for every one of us at birth, and as constant as the circuit of stars. But I suddenly realized that life is stranger and more beautiful than that. The truth is that no matter what kind of game you find yourself in, no matter now good or bad the luck, you can change your life completely with a single thought or a single act of love."

"Happiness is a myth, which was invented to make us buy things".

"fanatics always seem to have the same scrubbed and staring look about them. they have the look of people who do not masturbate, but who think about it almost all the time."

"wisdom is just cleverness with all the guts kicked out of it."

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Seasons




Today I wore my first pair shorts of the year. I'm not ready for the change, I would rather it still be mid winter, but sometimes a change is good.