Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Laura got a scholarship to Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snow Mass CO.
She had a week to make 5 pieces out of any material.
She picked Unwashed wool.
She ended up with her picture in both the Snow Mass and the Aspen papers.
The Director of the place asked to apply for a residency...1 - 4 months they pick up the tab.
It is lovely to watch someone follow their dreams with their whole heart.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Well, it is June 20th and I think that means it is David Fernandez’s Birthday. Dave has been AWOL for a while, whereabouts unknown, although it is likely he is in or around the Austin area, hopefully still working on Tabula Rasa).
Wherever he may be, I hope he has a nice birthday! Filled with cake or cake substitute!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Were i not i could say things like:
- Killy, congratulations on your recent jQuery victories.
- Shane, nice to hear from you, glad to hear you are dong well.
- Taggart (and especially Elizabeth), congratulations on so many things, mainly your exceptionally adorable daughter
- Adolph and Amber congratulations on your new home. I am so happy for the both of you.
- Pablo, congratulations on yaks and such.
- Colin, congratulations on life in general, and spirit besides.
Alas, i am a selfish bastard, and all i can say is "I made this," and i am kinda proud of myself.
P.S: because i am selfish and vain (don't forget vain) i will ask anyone who sees anything grievously wrong with the above linked site to email me.
On another note: anyone able to watch the UEFA European cup going on? I'm not exactly the biggest soccer fan in the world, but it's been exciting to follow the matches. I suspect Germany will lose out to Portugal tonight... Any picks for the winner? Netherlands?
And on yet another note: a short essay of mine, "Techno-Habitats and Media Habits: Reflections on Contemporary Children's Television," came out today in an Australian online journal (here). Another essay, "Re-Embodying the Sonographic Experience," came out in the same journal in December (you can reach it through the "Archives" link, issue 11). I'm starting to think of these as part of an incipient series (maybe "Techno-Phenomenology for Parents"). Take a look if you get a chance, and let me know what you think.
Take care, and I'll try to keep in touch a little better.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
It was sure nice to see the Taggart and then the Killy these last couple of days.
Taggart was in town shooting the Hyatt here, and Todd and I met up with him, Paul the Hyatt Guy and Carl Deal. We drank humongous beers and ate tasty tacos!
Then Killy climbed up to Austin. His visit mostly consisted of eating and driving to places to eat, puncuated by a nice trip down memory lane to Carl Deal’s place in San Marcos to pick up an enlarger (an ancient device used to do the equivilent of “Adjust Image Size” in Photoshop). While in San Marcos Killy and I took a swim in pure waters of the San Marcos River….
It was also nice to see Killy’s sister Barbara, who, unbelievably, is fixin to graduate from college!
I meant to get some photos of the Chavez to share with everyone but I forgot my camera. I did get a photo some super tasty BBQ we ate at Smitty’s in Lockhart…
Also, props to Killy for the devastating middle game chess-fu beat down he served me on Sunday morning!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
it was fun to watch at the movies for a few reasons. Unlike previous Dreamworks productions, this was not so dependent on current cultural events so the humor was different and fully appreciated by all the kids. There were about three occasions that I threw my head back and laughed that crazy belly laugh that comes out only when I can't help it. And the kid's laughter made the whole experience all the sweeter because I was laughing with them. The dialogue was still kind of raw, not as refined as the Pixar movies (which I totally LOVE) but nowhere near as crude as earlier DW films. There were a few action sequences that were really well done and fun all the way around and the story was imaginative and involved enough for all. I would have liked to see more background about the other characters, but I was certainly not dissapointed.
Thumbs up from Mommy me...