While visiting the Medici Palace, We came across of series of roundels depicting the deeds of Hercules. Basically he is shown locked in battle with hydras/men/lions etc. Quote of the Day:
I go, "Damn, Hercules pwnd"
Professor goes, "That was his job"
30 September 2008
29 September 2008
Wanted to get away from the crowds in the downtown, hiked up to the hilltop church of San Miniato. Had some fun playing with low fstop. CUT did a track workout today...suckers. I ate bonbons and people watched. Feeling poor, so I bought some peanut butter and pretzel sticks, doing an experiment to see how long it lasts. I told the pizza story and this girl, Sandy, laughed so hard she couldn't breath... Thanks again Dan, for saving my life.
27 September 2008
A quiet weekend in Firenze. I am thinking of doing a matchdesielesque post, just because i could say anything i wanted no matter how dated it is. I'm worried the dollar is going to drop relative to the Euro, thinking about talking a bunch of Euros out now, any thoughts from people that might know?? Two not so good photomerges, perspective always gets screwy. Searching for hostels in italy, if you know anygood places let me know!
26 September 2008
Assumption of the Virgin - Titian altarpiece
My weekend starts today. Signed up for a library card, really nice place with a beautiful terrace looking up at the Duomo. Hunziker proxy rolled through the Oregon sectionals, I can only assume this is T-bird and his gang. Maybe Carleton will have two teams at nationals this year? I'll try and take some pictures this weekend, or not, either way. To FUD/DtFM, you will have to talk to Casey about your garbage problem, and I was referencing this dumb game we played at camp where we got on stage and recited Oh-Wa-Ta-Goo-Si-Am and once you figured out the joke you were allowed to walk off stage. eventually the remaining contestants were flapping arms and standing in a V. As you guessed, I was the last dope standing on stage, Oh what a goose I am.
Funny CUT picture
Look Fimiliar (Jerome, Dan, Megan??)
25 September 2008
Suprised to see Jerome and Bill ? Me too! Apparently Veronique hooked them up with free airfare for the day, so they hopped a flight to Venice. We had a lot of fun, Jerome bought foolish glasses and of course, bill was drunk. They had to leave right away though, but it was still great to see them.
Nothing planned for this weekend, maybe a day trip or something. Bill is coming to Nfield on the 10th of January, the foundations are laid for the best birthday ever. Nothing else to report. The video is from nextech, 3am + cariboulou = Bad Camera work/ Incomprehensible italian.
24 September 2008
23 September 2008
22 September 2008
Successful weekend. We went 3-0 on Friday, 1-2 on Saturday which bumped us down to the 5th place bracket but won out on Sunday and took 5th. Lots of fun. Beautiful beach, sunset, warm water, great teammates etc. Nextech ruled. Awesome music, late night, will share videos. It sounds like FCUT tryouts went well, though sectionals did not??. Some new kids, as well as some upperclassmen (Fred Kiley???).
18 September 2008
Dancing tonight. Final set ends at 4am, I am catching the train to Viareggio at 6am, should be interesting, maybe i will nap. I will take some serious video tonight/this weekend. Will not post again until Monday. If you want to hear what I hear:
- Seglia (OH SNAP!! Booty Alarm Mix) - Crookers (Italian)
- There You Go Again (Wax n Styles Kittens on Crack Remix) - Snob Scrilla
- Casual Satisfaction (Flufftronix Remix) - Totally Michael
- Dont Stop Believing (Andy Clockwork Remix) - Journey
- The Manual (Chapter 4) (Klovn's Bevar Christiania Mix) - LazyBoy
- Campo di San Marco
- Santa Maria della Salute
- Glove Shop
- Self Portrait
17 September 2008
The CUT had tryouts today, hopefully everything is going well. Thinking about frisbee makes me homesick, as well as the numerous fb photos, wish I could be there with you guys. This weekend is BURLA, In Viareggio (1.5 hrs. by train from Fi), according to the director, "THE European tournament", more teams than Paganello and he said the level of play will be comparable if not higher. I had my final exam today, I passed, not really sure what it means though. I will have Italian two days a week from now on. Lots of good pictures I'm dying to post, but I don't want to run out.
- Reliquary of Saint Anthony containing lower jaw and tongue
- Church of Sant'Antonio da Padova
- Equestrian statue of Gattamelata by Donatello
- Looking up from courtyard of 18th century Palazzo Ca'Renzzonico
- Traditional Gondola, bent to compensate for the oar on one side
16 September 2008
First stop was Padua, and amazing Arena Chapel frescoed by Giotto. We stayed at a nice hotel near the Santa Maria della Salute, real breakfast was a nice change from the saltless bread Nadia serves. We visited a few churches and had about 6 hours of free time the whole weekend. Campo di San Marco flooded, had gielato, almost bought some expensive clothes but decided otherwise. Mostly cool and rainy. This kid Ian broke the shower stall glass, don’t ask me how….
- Arena Chapel (illegal photo)
- View from the Accademia Bridge
- Sandy + Me