Thursday, August 30, 2007
Player: I don't want to.
Coach: I'll take that as a yes.
Coach: LeBlanc (pronounced with a hard 'c' at the end)
Player: Coach, you're not in Jersey any more, it's pronounced LeBlauh
(I'm not sure how to type out that nasally cajun sound that makes up that last name, but for the life of me, I am having trouble leaving out the 'c'. It doesn't matter how long I've lived here.)
So I had so many songs from the months of June and July built up that I felt the need to throw together a companion disk to Lost In Drawers. You will notice the bands across the two disks are similar (obviously there are some inevitable differences). Also, the cover art is by the same artist. Here is the tracklist:
- Battleships - Travis
- My Rights Versus Yours - The New Pornographers
- Jeb Rand / Sailin' On - Bedouin Soundclash
- The Start Of Something - Voxtrot
- The Wrong Side of
- Rocky Votolato Reno
- Sorry Signs On Cash Machines - Ben Kweller
- Sky Blue Sky - Wilco
- Hello Sunshine - Super Furry Animals
- CC Rider - Old Crow Medicine Show with
- Taught to Be Proud - Tea Leaf Green
Bermuda Highway(Acoustic) - My Morning Jacket
- Crazy - Ray LaMontagne
- Gyasi Went Home - Bedouin Soundclash
- Raised By Wolves - Voxtrot
- Chanson Pour Que Tu M'aimes Un Peu -
- White Daisy Passing - Rocky Votolato
- By Your Side - The Everybody Fields
- Oh Yeah - David Olney
- We Are Many - Hackensaw Boys
- Take me down in the night - Peter Walsh
- Jockey Full Of Bourbon - Tom Waits
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
- My Eyes - Travis
- Sun's Work Undone - Hackensaw Boys
- The Underdog - Spoon
- Sorry Signs on Cash Machines - Mason Jennings
- We Used to Be Friends - The Dandy Warhols
- Goodbye - The Postmarks
- Black Cotton - Ray's Vast Basement
- Let Her Go - The Lodger
- Slow Show - The National
- Bad Blood - Bear Hands
- Laisse tomber les filles - France Gall
- Imagine - Jack Johnson
- Two - Ryan Adams
- None Shall Pass - Aesop Rock
- Kid Gloves - Voxtrot
- Every Wall You Own - Chris Bathgate
- What Light - Wilco
- Closer - Travis
- Drop Me Off - Pela
- Edge Of The Ocean - Ivy
- Step Right Up - Tom Waits
Each field has subsurface drainage constructed with ADS perforated pipe which feeds into a perimeter drain loop that leads to the retention ponds. The water in the retention ponds is used to irrigate the fields.
The soil profile consists of 6" of lightweight aggregate placed on the hard pan grade followed by 12" of sand that has been blended with peat moss. All materials used meet or exceed USGA standards for subsurface soil drainage and retention rates. The soil profile will drain at a rate of 12"-16" per hour.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
I think the best part about these photos are the fans - especially the Texian Army ones - Take the Chucky shot above. It doesn't get much better than that. Check out the slideshow for more great photos. I added a sampling of some below.
These photos that I took when Houston played Pachuca are late. But they are cool. And they are not 100% ready yet...but check out this one. I'll have the rest up on Flickr tonight and will probably post the ones I like the most.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
This past weekend was a hedge trimming weekend. The job is brutal because we have one hedge that must be 7-8 feet high. Here are two photos of my handiwork. Yes...I am now uploading photos of my weekend chores for you to admire. I am stooping to new lows. The house in the lower photo is ours. The house in the upper photo is not.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
This cartoon from XKCD was just too timely to not share.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
This is classic Beckham, silencing critics with action in the most dramatic fashion. Enjoy.
Player: Coach, I got in an accident!
Coach: You almost sound proud about it...don't you think that's weird?
Player: We hit a bus!
Coach: Was everyone all right?
Player: It was in the parking lot!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
I've started to finally tackle photo maintenance and upload my recent photo sets to Flickr. I just finished the US vs. Uruguay U-20 World Cup Match in Toronto. Click here to check out the complete set of game photos.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
We are driving to Houston this afternoon to go see the Superliga semifinal, Houston Dynamo vs. Pachuca at 9 PM CST. This should be an awesome game and an awesome crowd. Plus, we will be spending the night in Houston in an air conditioned hotel.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
- Oliver Kahn is retiring after this season...and is considering coaching in China afterwards. Imagine having Kahn as your coach, not understanding a word he says, and just listening to some crazy Klingon screaming at you in German.
- FIFA has requested trademarks on various phrases for the 2010 World Cup. Phrases include: 2010, Africa 2010, World Cup, Win in Africa, and all names of the venue cities with the figure 2010. The list is longer and people are a little upset (rightfully so).
- 3 = Number of weekdays I was home in July
- 7 = Number of complete days (including weekends) that I was home in July
- 27,767 = Frequent Flier Miles earned since June 25th
- 45,000 = Frequent Flier Miles used in that same period
That was a long month. It looks like August will be much better. I am traveling the rest of this week but no major trips planned for the remainder of the month...yet.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Anyway, driving in a convertible PT Cruiser with the top down up Pikes Peak was enough to make my fear of heights churn the pit of my stomach. I made it 3/4 of the way up before I closed the top. It looked like rain. Turns out there was a storm coming in. When a storm comes in and you are 14,000 up, you are in the storm, not under it.
Visibility dropped to about 10 feet. The road got narrower, there was no place to turn around so I kept going. When you can see 10 feet, and the cliff is 7 feet away, you go slow. At some point, I reached the summit. Unfortunately, visibility was probably < 10 feet at that point, so I just turned around and started down. It started to hail. You heard me right, hail.
I wasn't feeling too safe in the PT cruiser at that point. There were rivers of muddy water rushing down each side of the dirt road (it's not paved), huge balls of hail, streaks of lightning, and almost no line of sight. I inched down that mountain at 8-10 miles an hour for about 12 miles until the cloud cover broke and I could see again. It was a blast.
Seriously though, the ride up Pikes Peak was awesome - incredible views. Until the storm came, it was perfect. After the storm came, it was the 6th near death experience I've had.
(5th Near Death Experience)
I'm going to drive up Pikes Peak today. I hear they test how hot your breaks are as you are driving back down it. If they are too hot, you have to pull over and wait until they cool off. Hopefully I can stay on the road as I am staring out the window at the view.