Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ok today is better

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Yes some days are not perfect in my life.

Tomorrow will be better.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Thanks Zeynep

My Turkish friend Zeynep came to visit me for 6 days. It was great to see her but most of all it was super to be able to show her Vienna and parts of Slovakia. We took over 700 photos over the last 6 days and I am currently working on a slideshow for her and you. We spent a day in Vienna, a few days in Bratislava but the highlight of the trip was the weekend in Kremnica. She was not expecting to go to such a place and she loves it as much as I do. I am not kidding when I say the place is magical to me. I also took her to a student party at HoPa which was fun for me to show her Uni. student life in Slovakia. We spent alot of time at night also walkng around Kremnica and Bratislava taking photos. Since the flowers have gone I have taken to my next favorite type of photography, over-exposed night shots, you will see what I am talking about when I post the video.

OK back to work on the slideshow.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pohoda Video

I am still not ready to write about it yet, but this has helped me deal with some of it.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Pohoda Photos

Words to follow...I will get to it I promise.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It's Not Much, But At Least It Is Something

So it has taken me forever but I need to give you something to read, you have been very patient. So over the last few weeks I have been to Amsterdam and Kremnica and will go to a 3 day Music Festival tomorrow so I know if I don't write it now it will be another week before I get to it. So I am going to give you broad overview and will fill in the details later if I feel like it.

So Amsterdam, what a great time. It was super to get to see my friend Matt and I was so glad he wrote me about meeting him there. I was able to show him and others he works with my favorite parts of the city. We did a lot of walking around the city center and eating and drinking. The cool thing was because we are so far north it stays light so late your body is not sure what to do because you feel tired but it is light outside so you think it is earlier then it is.

The UFO, I am not sure exactly what it was but someone caught it on tape and put it on youtube. What I say was just one large bright orange light in the sky but I was cold and tired and had to pee and was close to my hotel so I only looked at it for about 30 seconds before I figured it was not doing much and I just kept walking. I did have my camera but it was all packed away in my bag and without my tripod it was not worth taking photos.

I was in Kremnica again last weekend and had a great time. I was the only one in the cottage Sunday night and it was so nice just to relax with no phone (battery was almost dead so I had it off) no electricity and a nice fire in the fire place and Bob Marley on the iPod. I had dinner in town (minestrone soup) came back to the cottage and chilled out for the evening.

Tomorrow I will go to the 3 day Bazant Pohoda Music Festival with a bunch of friends. I have no idea what to expect but I am really looking forward to it. I will let you know how it goes and hope to have photos to go with it.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Photos From Amsterdam

Here are some of the photos I took this weekend in Amsterdam. I had a great time and will write about all the things I did and saw, including a UFO.
(Yes a UFO)

Monday, July 06, 2009

Quick Amsterdam Update

I am having lunch in a cafe near my hotel and wanted to let you know I will have lots to write about. I am have a great time and the weather has been great so I have only been taking notes so I can write later. I may have some time tonight and for sure tomorrow so in the next 36 hours you should see the start of the words and photos.

Until then, class dismissed.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

On My Way to Amsterdam

Just sitting in the Vienna airport waiting for my flight. I am so excited about this trip mostly because it happened so quickly and everything has fallen right into place for me, almost as if I wanted it this way. How could that happen? How can you make the universe give you exactly what you want? Easy, ask for it.

Time to board the plane, see ya....

Friday, July 03, 2009

Heading to Amsterdam for the Weekend

A friend of mine wrote me last night that he will be going to Amsterdam for a few days and wanted to know if I wanted to meet up with him. So at 2 am I started to look at flights and hotels, the price was about $800 for everything for 4 days of fun. It was a bit more than I was thinking about spending so I decided to sleep on it. So when I woke up 6 hours later I decided to double check it because at $800 it was a bit much for me to justify for 4 days (but it is Amsterdam). Well the Universe wants me in Amsterdam because when I checked again I found that the price had dropped to $380 for my flight and hotel room so I booked it and will leave tomorrow morning around 10:00 am and return on Tuesday night at 8:00 pm.

The weather looks like it is going to be perfect for the weekend so I hope to take a lot of photos. I have also sent an email to my friend Andy who lives there and I hope to be able to spend some time with him.

I can't wait!!!!!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

I Like Woody's Idea

Yes We Are Stupid - Yes All of Us

What have we learned in 2,064 years?

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled,
public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be
tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should
be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to
work, instead of living on public assistance."

- Cicero - 55 BC

So, evidently nothing..

New Photos of My Cabin

I have some new photos I took of the outside and inside of the cabin

Before cutting the grass

After cutting the grass
Front door


Living room / Bedroom


Where the stairs and shower will go, trust me it will work.

And that is it, it is small but when I add two more floors for living and sleeping it will be perfect. I will take it from 250 sq ft to about 750 sq ft when I am done and it will sleep 5 - 6 people.