Sep 23, 2007

Prehistoric palm movie

This palm tree almost died when I went to India. I cut a few of it's fronds off when I got back and it sprung back to life and its babies grew like weeds. My intent was to show them growing over a few weeks. That kind of happens here. Note Birdy.

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Oh and that isn't me playing. The only banjo song I could find slow enough was from my beginner's cd, hence the metronome.

Sep 15, 2007

Sep 13, 2007

Nerd, Geek or Dork? Test

For a work blog today I took a bunch of online dating/personality quizzes on OKCupid. The best one settled one lasting question I've had about myself. Am I a nerd, geek or dork? Not really thinking about it I guessed that I would be a geek (because that's the sexiest option), but as it turns out, I'm "Pure nerd."

Here are the definitions that were presented with my results:

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in Nerd, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.

It all makes sense now.

Want to take the quiz?

Sep 1, 2007

India - in no particular order

In Tranquebar we talked to the most children. This boy in front was the biggest ham of them all. When we first asked if we could photograph them an older woman came climbing out on the rocks with the littlest boy so he could be in it too. But Ham stole the spotlight.

Kids playing on the Gandhi statue in Pondecherry.
I posted a video of these sugarcane juice guys earlier. We went against all sorts of tourist food rules: do not eat street food, do not eat food that has been rolling around in the muddy-poo street before it's made, do not eat uncooked food. Ooops. We only suffered a little.
This is a very tame scooter shot. 4 to 5 individuals can ride scooters at one time, whole families. Usually no one has a helmet and the smallest baby is just squeezed under its mother's arm.