Friday, January 23, 2009

Benjamin Button

(Please excuse me. I just watched a movie about mortality narrated in the first person and I think I absorbed the voice)

Watching Benjamin Button, one of the things that struck me was how he enjoyed life while he was young. Being free of the seemingly important day to day minutia and contemplating the breeze or a sunrise. I think a lot of people miss that when they are young. Benjamin's body slowed him enough to see it when he was young. When I was young my shyness stopped me away from doing a lot of things so I watched a lot. Today I am a usually a high energy person that doesn't like to slow down. I laugh loud, drive fast, work a lot, and have fun a lot. When it's raining or snowing I want to run out in the rain every time. But I like to stand with the rain on my face. I like walking fast to get where I'm going. But I like to sit on the sidewalk, change my eyes, exhale long and slow my breathing. Watch the purposeful people go by. Look at the buildings until they are not so familiar. It's a lot like the desert. Then get up start walking, and in a few steps I remember my purpose.

Maybe one day when I'm old I won't enjoy moving fast. But I hope not. As much as I love the peace of the desert, I love the excitement of life too.

Monday, January 19, 2009

New Blog

So I started a new blog. You might see a couple posts repeated there that i will use from here (only one at the moment). Im not shutting this one down, i will probably still write some here when it doesnt fit there.

I haven't done almost any formatting yet, but here it is.

I know, I hate .net too.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Update: Street View Winnemucca

Things I saw while roaming around Winnemucca on Google Street View

Work on my brothers house had not yet started.
Dad was at work
My car was in Winnemucca.
Coutts was at the Martin.
Grandpa Buckie, Aunt Ag, and Elaine were at work.
Kent was at work.
One of the Michael Clay trucks was driving down Winnemucca Blvd.

Overall, it appears it was a very productive day in Winnemucca.

They didn't get the red light district in Winn, but they did in Battle Mountain.

[Edit to add]
I just had an Instant Message conversation with my friend Nadim in Argentina and realized how much more interesting google street view of your home town is than I thought. I could show her where I'm going to be on New Years Eve. And when I told her about other fun times I'd had there she has a picture in her mind. I showed her my high school. And if we talk about other stories from growing up I can actually show her where things happened so we are both imagining the same place. We could walk around the town together and she can see a little slice of my town. "This is where I used to walk through a field to school.", "This is where I got my first ticket", "This is where I accidentally ran into a pedestrian that one time but he was drunk and ok and even the cop didnt want to give me a ticket, but he did", etc...

Weird!! :)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Winnemucca maps

I'm working on a new blog. But in the mean time, here are a couple cool Winnemucca things

More, even older, maps of Winnemucca from 1885.

Evan more awesome, it looks like Google street viewed Winnemucca!