Monday, June 30, 2008

GOAL!

Any of you fellas remember this artist?

Jerzy Duda-Gracz

The internet is finally catching up!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Flood creates beauty

As you may or may not know...the mid-west has been getting a fair share of the wet.
As we were out and about we came across these beautiful formations.


Chella on School field trip

Just wanted to show off my kid.

Laura's work at Anderson Ranch





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

Double Trouble?

Reliable sources have informed me that today is the birthday of The Liz AND The Diana...

Is this true? If so, then Happy Birthday to you both!!!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

BABIES!!!!!!!


BABIES!!!!!!!
Originally uploaded by TaggartCojanSorensen
Front to Back:
Ewan, Lucia, and Carmen.

Friday, June 20, 2008

AFSCME

Happy Birthday To David Fernandez

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

Selfish and vain

It is shame how selfish and vain i am.


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.

Hi everyone,

I know I'm a terrible keeper-in-toucher. Anyway, I hope everyone's doing well. Not much has changed for me: I'm still in Hannover, still working on my dissertation... Ari's starting school this year. Karin's still busy as ever as a teacher. I'm still happy to be where I am and to be doing what I'm doing, but I'm looking forward to some changes too (especially being through with the PhD).

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.

Shane

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sticky Rice


Sticky Rice
Originally uploaded by TaggartCojanSorensen
Adventures in self sustinence!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Smooth Criminal

The other day Killy and I were talking about Smooth Criminal, and about how some folks need to be more edumacated about bad-ass MJ videos. Also, Cyd Charisse passed away today.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Visit From The Taggart and then from The Killy

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

Saw Kung-Fu Panda

Yay!
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...

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Speaking of movies...

Did anyone see Ironman? If so, was it worth the cash?

Monday, June 02, 2008

Indiana Jones And The CGI Monkeys

Todd and I watched Indiana Jones and The Crystal Skull last night. I have nothing nice to say about the movie.