Posts Tagged ‘bicycles’
Friday, August 24th, 2012
Superman and the Yellow Bicycle (Flensburg Nautics 2012)
Last weekend we had the Flensburg Nautics in town and some of the local BMX guys did a show called the “Fördejump” (fjord jump) in which one basically drives one’s bicycle off of a ramp, does some amazing stunts in the air, and then plunges into the fjord. And apparently Superman is a local, too. Who knew?
(I shall now be on the lookout for a student named Clark :-))
Saturday, December 17th, 2011
The man with the colorful bike
I’m heading home for the holidays in five days, and until then I have to finish editing and layouting ~250 pages of text, sort out presents, teach 4 classes, pack, rehearse, write, … . It’s a bit crazy right now, and if you were thinking about possibly wanting to hang out with me, come back after January 6th, ok? There’s not much space in my life right now for things that aren’t concerned with this book I have to finish.
Escape plans right now include going away somewhere in March, somewhere where its warm and sunny and one can drive around and wander along beaches, preferably where there aren’t too many poisonous animals around and I can communicate with people. But for now, another 60 pages of editing, and then dinner. I think my introduction turned out well, but chapter 2.3.4 *really* needs work. Etc. These are the thoughts to be thinking. Crunch crunch crunch. Deadline deadline deadline. La La La.
Words and phrases to delete in enormous quantities:
- – thus
- – of course
- – obviously
- – , and
- – …
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Waiting in Line
I have some photos from the weekend to share, but since most of them were taken at sunset and the last photo was already of a redish cast, I thought I’d throw a blue one into the mix for now … this one was taken on the Albert Embankment in London when I was there, oh, a month or so ago (time flies) visiting M and D and doing a stint as a travelling scholar. I still have some photos to go through and weed out, but there never seems to be quite enough time for it, and other things need doing more urgently. Will I get done before I fly to the US next week? I doubt it. Thus, there’ll probably be an intercontinental mix of photos starting in July.
That said, yes, tomorrow a week I’ll be off to ASLE 2011! My paper is, hmm, getting there … I’m done scanning images in. Some of them came out really well, some of them … not so much. From document to microfilm to printer to scanner … quite a lot of transitions that crispness can get lost in. But they’re all perfectly legible, so that’s the main thing. Now all I need to do is finish my paper … but that’s what the weekend will have to be for. That, and for putting my final touches on my Remake | Remodel paper for the conference volume (only sliiiightly behind schedule…).
But first, class trip to Hamburg tomorrow! Then 4 days for writing and editing like a mad thing, then two days of oral exams, and then off I go to the states. Note to self: learn how to recognize tornado weather.