Thursday, March 23, 2006

Clemson Sprints

We are heading out tomorrow for Clemson. It should be a comfortable and pleasant 8 hr. bus trip up there. :) The pressure is on this race, since family will be in attendance. I will be in a Men's Novice 4 again, and possibly a Mixed 8. It could be a long day, with as many as 3 races, or a short day with only 1, it just depends on how we do in our first heat. Should be another interesting weekend.

Info/Results: Clemson Sprints 2006

"Hopeless time to roam
The distance to your home
Fades away to nowhere
How much are you worth
You can't come down to earth
You're swelling up, you're unstoppable"

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Leprosy Weekly Update

It hurts to bathe.

What are you going to do, bleed on me?
I'm invincible!"

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Power 10 in 2

Let's sprint. The first race of our Spring Crew season, the SERCS Regatta, is this weekend in Aiken, SC, and it's a 2k sprint. It should be interesting. The only race I participated in so far was a longer 5k which is more about endurance. This weekend's race will be over before we know it, in about 7 min. or so., which means it will be all power, and less endurance. Not to mention we will be rowing side-by-side other boats, and starting from a gun (or flag drop). Last time, our position was determined by time, starting on 30 sec. intervals, so you didn't see many other boats. I'll be in the stroke seat again, but this time in the Men's Novice 4, instead of the Novice 8. I'm looking forward to it, it should be pretty intense. I'll post some pictures when I get back. The results should also be posted on the website, so you can see how we did there.

UPDATE: The race went well for our first time. We could have done better. The team overall didn't fair too well, but hopefully we worked out all the kinks for the upcoming race at Clemson. My boat came in 4th in our heat, so we didn't advance to the final, but at least we didn't come in last. We beat Berry by a mile, but I'm not sure if that's something to be proud of or not. I'll hope for better luck next time, some stronger legs would help too. Later :)

"Gravedigger, when you dig my grave, could you make it shallow so that I can feel the rain?"

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

W.W.I.F.A.T.M. Pics

Success! that is if success is defined in this case by making people happy. We had a lot of fun playing with our (Zach D. and I) project. We had a man holding the narrow end, and the rest of the class helped it fill up. Then we realized that since it was a warm day and garbage are black, that the air inside heated up. Then when the breeze picked up and the man on the narrow end, I assume accidentally, let go, our creation decided to take flight. It was never intended to do this, but it did, and people loved it, so I loved it. Once it came back down to Earth, people ventured inside, the courageous traveling past the narrowing into the little side bubble thing, and crawled down to the end. All in all, it was a good, and I'm happy with it. We came up with a lot of ideas during the process of making it, so it could've been better, but I guess we'll save those ideas for next time. Here are some pics, hopefully others will trickle in from other students:

"uh...I think it's trying to swallow me."

Sunday, March 05, 2006


Well, I've finished my 3-d Design project. Me and another guy named Zach have been working on it for a week or so. Some of you may have heard the specifications, but basically the prfsr. wanted us to create something, anything, that involved rhythm and repitition. And he preferred it to be on a large scale, if possible. So we took that as a challenge and decided to create a large inflatable space, hopefully large enough to fit our entire class into. The rhythm being the fluidity of the air flowing through like waves, and the sounds made by the contraption. Any cool rhythmic light patterns created would be an added bonus. Our medium consisted of 30 gallon garbage bags, duct tape, and air. Several designs were semi-thought of before we started, but the prfsr. didn't really want us to plan much, just get started and see what happened, so that's what we did. About 150 garbage bags later, we were done. Yesterday we tested it, and I took a couple pics, and video was shot. We will present it tomorrow to the class, and I'll take more pics then. I'll post them when I get the chance. Yea for art!, .... and crazy professors! :)

"Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man!!"

Friday, March 03, 2006

Life Drawing

....I guess.

My drawing class had a weekend class last week, to observe all of the different drawing professors' work. There were also model sessions going on while we were there, and our teacher encouraged us to try it. I've never been good at drawing people, but sure, why not. I figured the dude was going to pose sitting on the this block in the middle of the room. I grab my pad and pencil to get ready, looking up only to see a full moon shining back at me. "Oh, it's this kind of figure drawing." Anyway, this is what came of it, for your viewing pleasue. FYI, it was my first time drawing a live figure, let alone a nude one. And I can't draw heads. Oh well.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Chicks dig scars.....right?

I wonder if open flesh wounds, and blisters count.

Only one way to find out.