Sunday, September 27, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Dealing with Shark Attack Hysteria
THE SITUATION: Every few years the media go frothy over shark attacks. Shark attacks, however, remain extremely rare and do not vary much from one year to the next. So why do they consume so much media and public attention? The answer is that shark attacks spawn terrifying, dream-haunting stories like the following, from The Oprah Winfrey Show:
OPRAH: Bethany Hamilton loved to ride the waves. Surfing daily since she was 8 years old, Bethany was such a phenom, people said she had salt water running through her veins. At the young age of 13, Bethany was a rising star on the surfing circuit and had become a local celebrity, but what happened next landed Bethany in headlines around the world.
It was early morning. Bethany was in the ocean lying on her board with her arm dangling in the water. Suddenly, a deadly fifteen-foot tiger shark seized her arm. Violently, he jerked and yanked it until her arm was ripped right off of her small body. Seconds later the shark and her entire arm were gone, and Bethany was left alone on her board surrounded by bloody water.
- Made to Stick
Posted by heather at 6:42 PM
Monday, September 14, 2009
here are some pictures from the art show opening:
my things (a big thanks to alison for making these "well hung")
not sure who did this, but i like it..
there were about 30 empty condos all inhabited by different galleries, this is a view from the outside.
the next day we took an impromptu drive out to the beach just past coney island. the walk through the reeds to the beach was probably the best part.. the beach itself look like a dump truck exploded. but the sun roof, sunset, and fireworks made up for that too i think.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
labor day is a good excuse to get out of work, get out of the city, and say goodbye to summer proper-like. we packed up and went camping in pennsylvania.
synchronized sleep steez on I-276
we lived off of sweets and junk food most of the time.
we skipped stones, picked apples, and learned about PA's strict (and bullshit) drinking laws. there was also some fire jumping, uke/tambourine playing, and bootleg archery. those pictures will surface at some point.
the glorious orchards of French Creek Park.
so long summer...