It turns out the pictures have had themes. The one in this blog entry is a Teddy Roosevelt or 19th century safari expedition theme. It was my first Rollie Fingers style handlebar moustache. Check out what the collaboration has produced so far-http://www.flickr.com/photos/angelakleis/sets/72157601595879753/
In the midst of all this, I read an article about the World Beard and Moustache Championships and Beard Team USA. I thought to myself "what a coincidence. Here I am working on a facial hair art exhibit and there is a competition out there for facial hair. I must find out more." Well I did, and now you are looking at the newest member of Beard Team USA. The next championship is May 23, 2009 in Alaska. That's plenty of time to grow something curly and crazy for the competition. For more details on the World Beard and Moustache Championships and Beard Team USA visit http://www.beardteamusa.org/.
Chronic and I got a Wii (pronounced "we") for Christmas. If you haven't heard of the Wii then you must live on another planet. What is Wii? It's a video game system, but not for the hardcore gamer types. It's interactive. It's addictive. It's for everyone. I'll let Nintendo give you all the details-http://www.nintendo.com/wii/what. You can create your own Wii character that looks like you, called a Mii (pronounced "me"). My Mii is my Blogger profile pic and Chronic's Mii looks like this:
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/chronic-shock/. I'll post the video soon.
The Washington Metro Area Transit Authority issued a press release on December 14, 2006 called "Metro makes commuting more enjoyable". How is WMATA going to do that? "Musicians, dancers, thespians and other artists will perform at Metrorail station entrances next spring as part of MetroPerforms!, a one-year pilot program designed to showcase the talents of area performers. The program, developed in partnership with arts councils served by Metro, will enhance the experience of transit users and pedestrians." I know what you're thinking "That sounds (pun intended) awesome!" NOT. My suggestion to enhance the experience of transit users and pedestrians would be to make the stations smell better. The stations stink. I'm a daily Metro commuter and the Rosslyn station either smells like thousands of rotting fish or burning tires. I've literally vomited in my mouth more than once. The smell is unbearable. Want to improve the experience of transit users? Drop a 10 megaton potpourri bomb in the stations. Just my $.02.
This posting is long overdue. Jennifer and I got engaged in late October 2006. Our wedding will be October 20, 2007 in San Marcos, TX. For complete details, see our "The Knot" webpage here http://weddings.theknot.com/pwp/view/co_main.aspx?coupleid=3295294646718257.