Friday, February 29, 2008

Full Tilt at the Middle East in Cambridge

Last Thursday Brittany and I went with my friends Jon and Tara from school to see a local band called Full Tilt. The band began playing together while studying at Berkley School of Music and their lead singer Justin is also one of my friends and New England Law. They put on one of the best live performances I've ever seen. Check 'em out!:

Full Tilt rocking our faces off!

See if you can't recognize anyone in the crowd!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Is This How Snowboarding Was Invented?

Friday night Massachusetts once again got slammed with another wintery North Eastern storm, blanketing 9 inches of fresh snow all over Boston and surrounding cities. I was saddened, but not surprised, to find that no signification swell activity was in the forecast, so I reserved myself for another weekend of hibernation and inactivity. Not to be bested by the elements, however, my roommate suggested that get our sorry butts out of the house and go sledding, whether we had sleds or not. So we decided to go for it and it ended up being one of the funnest winter days I've had in Boston to date.

Bryce and I, equipted with snow boards and surf boards, drove over and picked up David and Emily and headed off to a local school yard which had some fun hills. When we pulled up there were kids everywhere pulling sleds and swoshing down the slopes. We knew it was going to be awesome once we pushed the little kids out of the way. For about 30 mins Bryce, David and I took turns dropping into steep ones on my surf board (with the skegs removed). Then David started building a snow ball, which eventually became a bolder too heavy for 4 men to push. The Bolder got so big it broke into three large pieces from which we assembled the sweetest snowman in Watertown. When the kids all saw the snowman taking shape they came running trying to help us build him. We told them to get away but they didn't. Oh well, It was a fun time anyway.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handy

Here are 10 of my favorite, most profound thoughts to contemplate:

1. Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: "Mankind". Basically, it's made up of two separate words - "mank" and "ind". What do these words mean? It's a mystery, and that's why so is mankind.

2. If you define cowardice as running away at the first sign of danger, screaming and tripping and begging for mercy, then yes, Mr. Brave man, I guess I'm a coward.

3. If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.

4. Sometimes when I feel like killing someone, I do a little trick to calm myself down. I'll go over to the person’s house and ring the doorbell. When the person comes to the door, I'm gone, but you know what I've left on the porch? A jack-o-lantern with a knife stuck in the side of it's head with a note that says "You." After that I usually feel a lot better, and no harm done.

5. Children need encouragement. If a kid gets an answer right, tell him it was a lucky guess. That way he develops a good, lucky feeling.

6. Instead of trying to build newer and bigger weapons of destruction, we should be thinking about getting more use out of the ones we already have.

7. If you're robbing a bank and you're pants fall down, I think it's okay to laugh and to let the hostages laugh too, because, come on, life is funny.

8. I remember that one fateful day when Coach took me aside. I knew what was coming. "You don't have to tell me," I said. "I'm off the team, aren't I?" "Well," said Coach, "you never were really ON the team. You made that uniform you're wearing out of rags and towels, and your helmet is a toy space helmet. You show up at practice and then either steal the ball and make us chase you to get it back, or you try to tackle people at inappropriate times." It was all true what he was saying. And yet, I thought something is brewing inside the head of this Coach. He sees something in me, some kind of raw talent that he can mold. But that's when I felt the handcuffs go on.

9. For mad scientists who keep brains in jars, here's a tip: why not add a slice of lemon to each jar, for freshness?

10. If you go parachuting, and your parachute doesn't open, and you friends are all watching you fall, I think a funny gag would be to pretend you were swimming.