Saturday, February 25, 2012


Jozy ready for her walk...

On coaching...

Found this thought on coaching in Chad Harbach's The Art of Fielding pretty interesting. One of the main characters is reflecting on what is needed to be an effective coach and believes that what one has to do is:

"...look at each of your players and ask yourself: What story does this guy wish someone would tell him about himself? And then you told the guy that story. You told it with a hint of doom. You included his flaws. You emphasized the obstacles that could prevent him from succeeding. That was what made the story epic: the player, the hero, had to suffer mightily en route to his final triumph."

Monday, February 20, 2012

Key West Photo Booth

There have been photo booths with props at two different places we have travelled to this past month (DC Mardi Gras being the other one in addition to Key West). I can't say that I was necessarily super excited to get into either photo booth, but I guess I join the party if you slap a beanie on my head with a propellor or some sunglasses made out of dollar signs. My wife loves these things and I think if we had our wedding to do over again that you would find one on site.

It's hard for them to let go.

This little video (via The Offside) short reminds me of my love for the game.

Our coed soccer league starts up again next Sunday. Perhaps one day, refereeing will be in my future...for now, I'll continue being one of the guys who cannot let go.

The Sunday Ref (Spanish with English subtitles) from Kauri Multimedia on Vimeo.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

My kind of Saturday...

It's been a relaxing Friday night and Saturday in Lafayette. Last night we watched one of the first movies we have seen in months, Moneyball. Absolutely recommend this film. The book was excellent. The movie matched it.

Today was full of an enormous amount of rain so I have been lazing around reading about the Philippines and am getting slowly psyched up for a trip to a part of the world that I have never had a chance to see. I seem to be trying to fight off whatever cold my wife has had so I am crossing my fingers that the more lazy I am today, the more reserves I will have to win the battle. Here's a token photo of Jozy just because.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Frightened Rabbit - The Loneliness & The Scream

This song is sticking out as one of the best I have heard so far this year. Yes, not released this year (maybe it came out in 2010) but it is all relative. Check it out.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mardi Gras Photobooth

DC Mardi Gras

For 64 years running, the state of Louisiana has flown up to DC and celebrated Mardi Gras in the DC Hilton. This is our second year in a row attending and it still doesn't make too much sense to me but I'll be sure to enjoy it again!

Where's Jozy

I haven't posted in a little while and I haven't posted photos of Jozy for an even longer while. She is, of course, as cute and demanding as ever. This past weekend I upgraded to a new iPhone 4S and was lamenting the lack of Jozy photos that I had on it. She obliged and posed for two classics.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Will you be my friend?

The current cover of The Economist has a mock Facebook page of Zuckerberg. The Greek Finance Minister can be found commenting on Mark's last status update/post with the question of "Will you be my friend?" Classic.