Saturday, September 06, 2008
And No I do not play it.
It ways about 2 trillion tonnes and there are approximately 4 million ladybug sized buttons on the side that you are supposed to memorize and be able to play them without looking at them.
that's right, ladybug sized.
Anyway My Grampa bought it for me about a year ago, and he drove through the mountains in B.C during a blizzard to pick it up in Vancouver.
It is a very cool accordion though, and every once in awhile I take it out and play with it, pick out a few tunes and then put it back.
this time I decided to take some pictures and show all you guys.
here they are.
It's gotta be good if it has a name like Camillo.
well that's and accordion for you.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
not cardboard boxes but wood boxes. (or any box that looks cool!)
every time I go on holidays I look around and try to find a really cool box to take home as a souvenir and I have come across a few very cool boxes. and here they are!.
First up we have this chest that I bought in Mexico at Loreto. I think that I bought this on the last day of holidays... it looks really good on my shelf :p
then we have puzzle box 1, I bought this one at Pike Place Market in Seattle, the Lady who makes these cuts them out of one piece of wood!, gotta have a lot of patience to cut this out... wow. here's some pictures of it being taken apart.
this is puzzle box 2. (featured in my last post) I got this one in Chinatown in San Francisco, there was a bigger box. but, of course, it was WAAAYYYYY overpriced. :( but this one is a LOT of fun to play with!. I wont show you how to take this one apart just in case you come to my house, then you'll have to figure it out by yourself :)
and this one I didn't get on holidays, actually I found it in my garage (who woulda' thunk???)
but it looks really cool so I decided to put it in this post. and next holidays, well, you'll just have to wait and see what kind of treasures I bring back.
Have fun and post YOUR boxes, then leave a comment with a link to your blog, I'd LOVE to see them!.
until next time,
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
here are the rules.
take ten tiny things that you like and take a picture of them all together, then (if you want) write a little bit about each object.
okay, here I go.
hmmmm.... lets start at the top left.
- This little pagoda is just so darn cool, I have had it forever and it has that cool something about it that just makes you want to hold it in your hand and turn it over to look at it.
- The spiky ball. how else can I describe it?. I found it under a tree when we went on holidays to San Francisco. I don't know what it is, but I like it a lot.
- My puzzle box. I got this in China town in San Francisco, you can only open it if you know where to slide all the little panels hidden in the intaglio. very cool.
- My little jade turtle. Mom bought this for me at the Chinese garden in Vancouver. it's one of those things that you just love!.
- My tin roman soldier that Nialle gave me. he's about an inch tall and stands proudly in the display case on my wall.
- A piece of Dinosaur egg shell, I had to have it!
- A slice of Lapis Lazula from Afghanistan, my favorite stone!.
- A small Turquoise rock. look at the color!.
- A cool coin from India. it has a wavy edge that sets it apart.
- And last but not least, a tiny rock with a hole in it I found on the Oregon coast. did I mention it has a hole in it???
happy ten tiny thing-ing!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
every year Camp Shakespeare runs during the performances of the River City Shakespeare Festival, in which the Freewill Players perform a comedy and a tragedy. the Camps work on an abridged version of the Comedy playing that year and then Perform at the end of the week on the Main stage in the amphitheater. this is the second year I have taken the camp and we had a small group of 6, so we all had really good mentoring with our teacher.
I played Orlando, the younger brother in a family with no parents and only a jealous older brother who has withheld my inheritance and conspires to have me killed in a boxing match.
of course I win the fight and then fall in love with Rosalinde.
of course the full length play has many more twists and turns and a larger cast, but we had a lot of fun putting on a small performance and getting to talk to the people who put the entire show together. we had the privilege of talking to the Assistant Stage Manager, a couple members of the cast, and the Fight Choreographer. I am looking forward to next year and I want to Audition for the Dream Team, which should be a blast!.
Here are a couple pictures. (that's me in the white shirt)
Josh, making his way back into the world of blogging.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Pick up a book of at least 123 pages.
Open the book to page 123.
Find the fifth sentence.
Then post the next three sentences.
Finally, tag five people to do the same.
since I'm reading Emma by Jane Austen for a class I'm taking I'll use it.
what I meant to say is that I would use it but it just so happens that page 123 in my edition of Emma happens to be and illustration.
so I'll try "Captains Courageous" by Rudyard Kipling. ( the next book I have to read for the class)
here it goes.
"then He swept his hand Musician-wise through the air,regarded the ceiling, and set to work, while Miss Kinzey's white fingers called up the continent of America. "K. H. Wade, Los Angeles---- The 'Constance' is at Los Angeles, isn't she, Miss Kinzey?"
"yep." Miss Kinzey nodded between clicks as the secretary looked at his watch."
I wonder what Musician-wise means...
now I tag,
Raine at My Commonplace Book
(I don't have 5 people to tag so YOU can tag 7 people to make up for me, :) )
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
1. My favorite color is blue.
2. I used to have a "pet" chicken.
3. I have played a piano with 95 keys.
4. I've been to Mexico.
5. I want to go to New Zealand.
6. I have broken 1 arm.
7. and one of my favorite songs is Into the West composed by Howard shore and performed by Annie Lenox.
now I have to tag 7 people.
that's about it.
see you next time,
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sounds great!, doesn't it!.
I have a couple of T-shirts from them and I love them.
Now there's another thing to,
if you click on the link in the sidebar that says something like: Threadless T-shirts, very cool,
then I get a $1.50 in credits, and if you like a T-shirt and buy it then I get $3.00
So click away my dear friends and let us (me) be merry!.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
this print is on paper, but I did most of mine on fabric.
well I had a lot of fun with this class and I hope that Lee teaches another class again,
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Well our other computer crashed and we might have lost all our data, which really sucks since we haven't backed up any photos for so long, yikes, I don't even want to think about it. Well we try to get that up and running I'll see if I can load Mom's camera software onto this computer so I can upload some pictures.
I guess the moral of the story is ALWAYS BACK UP YOUR PHOTOS.
now go and back up all your photos and anything else that you can think of backing up.
I mean it.
See you next time,
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
I built these two today, the cathedral taking up most of the day and the Taj Mahal taking about half an hour to forty five minutes.
well I hope you enjoy!,
basically I'm making pop-up cards, and it wasn't all that hard to make either, the hardest part was the cutting out since my printer only printed out half the lines of the pattern ( yes, I know, I did use a pattern, and here's the link to the site I got the pattern off of.)
so if you make some Kirigami models, post a link in the comments to the post and I'll have a look at it, cant wait to see what you guys will do!.
until next time,
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
If you scroll down to the bottom of the page you'll see that there are a couple pictures of some other instructables that this guy has made, along with a walk along glider he made out of a dead Monarch Butterfly. Kind of weird but very cool.
Well now you go and try it, all you need is an old phone book, some scissors, some cardboard and your on your way.
Happy walk-along gliding!,
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
if you guys cant come to the competition you can still watch us ( and all the other teams) compete, because the head honcho people at the Lego competition have set up a live web cam set up for tomorrow starting at 11:45 AM. here's the link
just scroll down the page and look for the part that says: Tournament details. at the bottom of that little area there is a link.
well adios amigos, I'm off to Lego for today.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
(P.P.S, here's two pictures.)
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
here's the link, check it out, it's really cool, although they're website is kinda crappy... http://www.whereswilly.com/
lets see how many you can do, eh?.