BeatlesFest ’08 has begun!

So, after getting our butts whipped by elvishtard and m_cubicle while Brawling, we decided to do something we are good at: Celebrating THE BEATLES!!!! So, time for us to play our guitars and write bad Beatles time travel Mary Sue fanfic…. YAY!!! Lennon/McCartney OTP!!!

Our laundry room

We bought vinyl tile for our laundry room like 2 years ago, and have never gotten around to putting it down. For some reason, today I got a bug in my ear to do it after lunch, so I just started. We finished around 9. I am really tired now, but the laundry room looks *so* much nicer. It had … Continue Reading →

Glen Phillips

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket was supposed to come to Goddard today! And he did! It was so so cool! And really weird as well. He was playing in Easton last night, and Vienna tomorrow, so I suspect he was in the area, and as a big NASA nerd, he probably requested a tour, and they said, hey … Continue Reading →

Cherry Blossoms

Sunday, we went and saw the cherry blossoms in DC!

Phipps Conservatory, Part 2

Part 2 – more pictures! I went a little crazy with the delfiniums -the colors were just so pretty! :-)

Phipps Conservatory

I went to Pittsburgh this weekend for Easter, and we went to my favorite Phipps Conservatory – they had lots and lots of spring flowers and I took like 300 pictures. I might make 2 posts of pictures!

On Guitar Stores and Boys Clubs. (Also I haz a new guitar!)

Let me show you it! And here is my story, which has some guitarspeak and some annoyance and ultimately amusement at the boy’s club that is a guitar store. I’ve really been wanting a Rickenbacker, like the one George played in the Beatles. Actually, he played a 360 12-string, but I heard mixed reviews because the Ricks have narrow necks, … Continue Reading →

National Gallery & Air & Space and Cultural Artifacts exhibit photos, Washington DC

I’m (very slowly) going through the images I took last weekend in DC. I was testing out the indoor non-flash setting, and I’m pretty pleased! Some of the images are flash though. First, some images from the National Gallery of Art!

The Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh

Two weekends ago when we were in Pittsburgh, we went to the Carnegie Museum to see the dinosaur exhibit. They actually had some nice paintings and such too, along with an extensive 100-year-old-or-so collection of castings of famous pieces of art.

Northern California 7 – San Francisco

We drove back down the coast and back over the Bridge – here’s the view from the famous curvy Lombard St. You can see Coit Tower in the distance:

Northern California 6 – The Golden Gate Bridge, the Pacific Coast, and Muir Woods

The Golden Gate Bridge! It was the first time I’d seen it, so that was fun!

Northern California 5 – Monterey

We got to Monterey and did an Amazing Race type navigation to find the Monarch butterfly grove, as Monterey is where the Monarchs winter. We found it, finally, but the butterflies were all clustered on this one tree that was in a neighboring yard to the butterfly sanctuary. They had a telescope trained on them, and I took some pics … Continue Reading →