Saturday, February 24, 2007

Win One For The Gipper

I just walked to Cub Foods and back, through a blizzard, while listening to the Kleptones' A Night At The Hip-Hopera. I'm a big fan of walking while listening to music. The only time I really don't like to walk is during heavy rain or extreme cold. The benefits of walking with music are three-fold:

1. The walking
I don't get enough exercise, and when I do go to the YMCA I am inevitably infected with some sort of sweat-transmitted virus. Walking is easy on the ol' knees and back, and it forces me to appreciate how out of shape I am when I get out of breath and sore from goddamn walking.

2. The music
I don't listen to enough music, and when I do I'm always doing something else at the same time so I can't really appreciate the tunes. When I'm walking I've got nothing better to do but listen to the lyrics and memorize the chorus.

3. The beauty
I don't see enough sweet stuff during the course of the day, and when I do I don't have time to appreciate it. Walking gives me a chance to stop and smell the roses, so to speak. The snow was really pretty today, for example, and walking down the middle of fourth street during a blizzard at 9 p.m. after a Tuesday night orchestra concert is also good fun, as I learned last year. Why, just yesterday, when I was walking to the high school for my final pep band performance (sniffle, sob), I saw the wind whip two sheets of paper out of a trash bin and up into the stratosphere, and I watched a single cigarette ember blow down the street for quite a ways. Also, the music and the atmosphere will occasionally line up, which is wicked sweet.

Kubas, I think you should do both Pelkey and Christian Barnett a solid and get a real American Hero tattooed on your biceps. He'll smile when you flex?

Dr. Gary Vikan, Lade's friend who runs the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, has a blog now. It is new, but pretty good. It focuses, as one might expect, on art. Comments only appear after being "approved by the blog administrator," so be patient.

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13 Comments:

At 5:02 PM, February 24, 2007, Blogger Samwalkertron said...

Um, there's more criteria for being a blizzard than 'it is snowing'.

 
At 6:38 PM, February 24, 2007, Blogger constant_k said...

Sam it has been snowing for several hours, it is snowing hard, and the wind is blowing steady at about 15-20 mph. I think that qualifies as a blizzard.

 
At 7:12 PM, February 24, 2007, Blogger Josh said...

it's blizzarding real bad here too, i'm gonna trudge back through the snow for a dodgeball tournament/game of illuminati with houle and some newbs, but i don't know what i will listen to yet.

 
At 8:30 PM, February 24, 2007, Blogger constant_k said...

Man dodgeball tournament/game of illuminati sounds like fun.

But I think I'll watch Godfather Pts. I and II instead.

shit dudes, 3.5 hours to legal adulthood. Better get my law breakin' done while I can.

 
At 1:32 AM, February 25, 2007, Blogger royalewithcheese_ said...

It's a goddamn BLIZZARD!!!!! fucking in crosby FUCKING . Surprisingly only some of that is actually from me... You gotta love art people.

 
At 11:08 AM, February 25, 2007, Blogger Josh said...

guys, i won the game of illuminati in 2.5 turns. it was the fastest victory ever

 
At 12:34 PM, February 25, 2007, Blogger CoachDub said...

I always have to be the teacher . . .
A blizzard is a very specific term, and cannot be used whenever there is a big snowstorm.
Much like you cannot say "it was really windy, so I say it was a hurricane," you also cannot claim blizzard when there isn't one.

Conditions for a blizzard:
- visibility of less that 1/4 mile
- winds of 35 + mph for three straight hours.

That said, I agree Max, it is fun to wal in a snowstorm.

 
At 12:36 PM, February 25, 2007, Blogger CoachDub said...

And by wal, I mean the acronym WAL (walk around lovingly)

 
At 1:41 PM, February 25, 2007, Blogger constant_k said...

Goddamn josh,

2.5 turns....how is that even possible? Were you giving footjobs under the table or what?

 
At 6:01 PM, February 25, 2007, Blogger Houley said...

he was playing with me and a bunch of n00bs; the cards screwed me over and Pelkey, Wiebusch, and Jeff teamed up to basically throw him an alley-oop.

 
At 6:43 PM, February 25, 2007, Blogger Josh said...

no, i'm an illuminati master. everyone who disagrees with me can eat a kraft grilled cheese sandwich and die of cancer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=wWItaZG1_7s

max- sweet tai chi bob youtube video that has you in it

 
At 8:21 PM, February 25, 2007, Blogger constant_k said...

Man tai chi bob was pretty sweet.

And josh you're gonna need to elaborate. I mean, even if everybody else is trying to have you win, I just don't understand how the numbers could pan out. You can only obtain so many groups per turn.

 
At 11:18 PM, February 25, 2007, Blogger Sherlock said...

is that vid from eric vobeja's basement? bet THAT was a fun time

 

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