Sunday, September 26, 2010
1. I'm still in the market for a new pair of crazy shoes. My clown-shoe Adidas Originals are getting a little worn out from overuse, and it's time for a pair of crazy Nikes or Star Wars Adidas shoes. The latest insane one I found is called Baby Bear Low, and it's so insane I should probably get it. Let's hope no one else is crazy enough to bid on these on Ebay :)
2. Haircut! I've been rockin' the crazy long hair for quite a while and I've been thinking about changing it up for a while. I still kept it reasonably long-ish, but lost a lot of the rocker look for the time being :)
And now for photographic evidence of these two news-worthy events...
Nike Baby Bear Low
Wow, so crazy
Me with less hair
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Biking along the Ottawa River near Parliament
Awesome changing of the guard ceremony at the Parliament buildings
Mosaika, an amazing Canadian-themed video projection onto the Ottawa Parliament buildings
Bagpiper at Rideau Hall
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Last weekend we went camping at Big Basin in Boulder Creek, CA near Santa Cruz. It was freakin' amazing, and the first self-planned camping trip we've done in California!!
We really enjoyed it and it worked out amazingly well. We didn't forget anything super important, the food was amazing, the people were awesome... we went on a sick hike and had a great time away from the city.
My crazily huge new 6-man tent!!!!!!
Michael doing some verbal kung-fu
The Brothers Parrott
Awesome Frank & Jess Photo #1
Awesome Frank & Jess Photo #2
Awesome Frank & Jess Photo #3
Men of consequence
Another crazy spider web
At the top of the hike
We are cool
Grits and Chiewe
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Thankfully this only took a month to post all my photos from the last trip (as opposed to Japan which took 7 months) ;)
This is the last set of Ottawa pics, what an awesome time. This was from my last major wandering-around day, and I had a great time checking out Sussex Drive, Rideau Hall and the Museum of Civilization.
Park behind the Chateau Laurier
Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica
I'd never seen 24 Sussex Drive (the Prime Minister's Residence). Now living in 'merica, I assumed that it would be HUGE and you could probably take a tour, a.l.a The White House. Turns out, in very true Canadian understated-ness, the Prime Minister's Residence is LITERALLY the Prime Minister's Residence. There was a cute stray cat wandering around which the security guard was petting. So funny. The best part - there was a trampoline in the front yard for his kids to jump on!!
Beautiful gardens at Rideau Hall, office of the Governor General of Canada
Guard at Rideau Hall
Native Canadian art at the Museum of Civilization
There was a history of Canada exhibit and they had a replica printing place with some Winnipeg Jewish Community prints
A replica of The Wildcat Cafe in Yellowknife, NWT
View of Parliament from the Museum of Civilization
Friday, September 17, 2010
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Monday, September 06, 2010
Keep an eye out around 2:00 minutes in of the Part 1 video to see an excited Co-op-student-version of a certain Mike Jutan :)
Ollie had a super cool GPS-based bike mapping app on his iPhone, and we got some cool data back from it. Here is the map of our routes up and back overlayed on a Google Map. Note the trip up we didn't re-start it at one point so there is a break in the trail, but you can connect the lines I expect. :)
Bike up Mt. Tam
Bike down Mt. Tam