Posts Tagged ‘General’

Not just another year…

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Woot! I turn 35 today, and it looks like Ms. Morgan has somehow set aside a “birthday weekend” for me. (I cannot tell you how excited I am). My birthday always seems to fall right beside some large event that everyone else is involved with, and as such, it kinda falls by the wayside. Sometimes I tell myself that I just have to plan my own party, but there is that small kid inside that doesn’t want to, he wants to be surprised. It looks like I’m getting my wish, the teasing and tempting has begun, bags in the fridgerator with notes that I’m not allowed to peek, instructions that I’m not supposed to exit my room after a certain point tonight, mad giggles of foreshadowing, blocks of time that I’m to set aside. (god it’s wonderful) 🙂 (I’ll let you know how it goes).


Against all odds, it turns out I’m heading to Burning Man this year. I originally had planned to skip this year, too many things seemed outawack for it to work out, then all of a sudden it seemed like the universe said “Brian, you are going!” I got offers for rides in RV’s, all my best friends are camping next to where I would have camped, discounted tickets were offered, our group got one of the best locations at BM, etc. So last time I had (8) months to plan, this time I have (5) days, holy crap! BM2008, here I come.


This year I’m going to be more active. I’m updating my online profiles, getting more involved in the communities that interest me, looking to travel a lot more, start some new activities, and follow where my heart takes me. I’ve been a bit bored lately and it is about time I did something about it.

The Great Office War…

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Ok, this is so full of the awesome, that I need to share it:

(hopefully I can get an actual post up this week)

Wave Organ…

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

This last Saturday was fun, I’ve been fighting something (again) so I was taking it somewhat easy, but I got to see some new things.

It started off with Si introducing me to The Wave Organ which is this amazing art project situated in the bay, just below the Exploratorium. It consists of about 25 pipes that run into the bay to create a hydro-powerd natural organ:

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Afterwards we made our way through the city over to Amber’s house, for tea, and socializing where I got to see this video of this amazing young (untrained) singer Nick Pitera. From there we dropped by the Futon shop so Si could check out her new (possible) bed options, and then finally ending back at her house where we watched Wings of Desire, a beautiful german movie which is in essence a love story about the city of Berlin (trailer)

All in all, a great way to spend a Saturday.

Rules for the game…

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Back when I first saw Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead I fell in love with the “Questions” game. Since then I’ve tried to recount all the rules but I always felt like I was missing something, and I never got around to renting the movie again. Recently I discovered the rules in a blog post and then found them on Wikipedia. I’m now keeping my own copy :).

Rules for “Game of Questions”

  1. The game starts with first player asking a question.
  2. The second player has to respond with a relevant question.
  3. Scoring is done when a player fouls. Fouls can be called for:
    • statement: player fails to reply with an actual question
    • hesitation: player takes too long to reply or grunts or makes a false start
    • repetition: player asks a questions identical to or synonymous with one already asked this game (not match)
    • rhetoric: player asks a rhetorical question
    • non-sequitur: player responds with an unrelated question

When a foul is called on a player, his opponent is awarded one point. First player to get three points wins a game. Matches are played to best out of three games.