August 20, 2005
24 hours in
last night we landed at LAX. dan, jamie, sujan and i took a flight from JFK. we got in too late to grab a late dinner at in 'n out burger (and we didn't see one on the way to dave and jen's place), but that was okay. we had lunch today at the apple pan. burgers are good and are quickly becoming the focus of the trip.
of course, the revelation today (prodded by handwashing's purchase) was a cup of dippin' dots (the ice cream of the future). i'd never had them before. they are fantastic. i'm going to have them at every game!
tomorrow - hiking! i am so all about LA.
August 13, 2005
recent and not-so-recent del.icio.us links
Just a question for the peanut gallery - when I'm walking around drinking tap water in a "Smartwater" bottle, am I lying to everyone who walks past?
Here's the list of del.icio.us links I've been meaning to share for the past 2-4 weeks. Now with additional commentary! Whoo!
VIVO - barefoot shoes - Kevin Kelly -- Cool Tools
i just picked up a pair today
for real. i mean it. i got them in brown. i love trying to find a more ridiculous pair of shoes than the last. i think i may have found them! the zippered, removable sole is part kevlar!
Introducing Slate Audio Tours - The commentary museums don't want you to hear. By Andy Bowers
suddenly i can't imagine life without an ipod
useful, but when am i going to remember to do this?
Can't Stop The Bleeding » Paging Mr. Blackwell & Paul Lukas
reminds me of dancing in spain during the summer of '92. i had a ponytail.
click on this link. it will take you two seconds. you've got to see these minor league baseball uniforms.
Rails to Trails (roads with no cars) - Kevin Kelly -- Cool Tools
time to buy a bike?
i have this weird fantasy life where i'm an outdoors sort of guy and i spend a few hours every two weeks or so doing fun outdoor things like riding a bicycle along re-purposed railroad tracks.
Palazzo di Bocce: play bocce, enjoy fine Italian dining at America’s best bocce club
they have a "pro shop." i wish i'd know about this place a year ago.
alex sent this link. i should also let you know there's a bocce tournament before the cyclones game on the 18th.
August 08, 2005
summer hot spot
click the photo on this entry to see a few photos from the afternoon. (more snapshots to follow)
podcast #6 is online
i wish i'd had enough nerve to take my ipod voice recorder to the microphone with me last tuesday when i read at cringe night. because a few folks have asked what i read, i've re-read the material for podcast number six. recording in the comfort of your own home is quite different than facing a crowd of people, especially when you know those people have had a few drinks.
podcast number six is the story of an early teenage crush, revealed through secret admirer notes i composed.
and if you want to subscribe to the feed, i think it's available in the podcast section of the itunes music store. just do a search for "balgavy."
August 06, 2005
the 2004 baseball trip - photos & more
With less than two weeks until the 2005 baseball trip, I'm happy to have finally posted the photos from the 2004 trip. Sure, there were a few blog updates, but now you can view ten dozen snapshots from a trip that took three of us from Brooklyn, NY to Minneapolis, MN and back.
Here's the story with a few thumbnails and captions.
And here is the first page of the index (photos only)
August 01, 2005
hey, what's on your ipod?
I think I'm enjoying this podcasting thing more and more. Especially the listening to other podcasts aspect of it. Here's a list of the shows I'm pulling into my iTunes:
VU D'ICI (Seen From Here) - Recommended by Addie, this regularly updated music show from Montreal is a lot of fun. The host is overy friendly, plays good music and speaks in that wonderful mix of English and French Canadian. (feed)
Soccergirl, Incorporated - Soccergirl's podcast is just plain fun. The naughtiness is fun, but I love it best when she let's her freestyle rapping flow. She had a really good rhyme going a few days ago. Listening to it while shopping in the local Pathmark was a pretty odd experience. Actually, listening to any podcast while walking around is strange. I laugh and smile and chuckle sometimes. It's obvious I'm no longer listening to mopey indie rock. (feed)
The Dawn and Drew Show - Just a pair of long running podcasters trading stories and making each other laugh. K-Robo told me to listen to this one. It took two or three episodes before I warmed up to it, but I have and now it's a regular in my podcast rotation. (feed)
Baseball Prospectus Radio - Hosted by baseball injury expert Will Carroll, this one hour radio show features a great mix of interviews, commentary and analysis. Listening to Will and the BP crew discuss trade rumors this past Saturday was fantastic. The most recent episode also featured an interview with Dodgers General Manager, Paul DePodesta. (feed)
Studio 360 - I've got a soft spot for Kurt Andersen. I can't explain it. I was fascinated with his website Inside a few years ago. And now he hosts a regular show once a week on Public Radio International. Unfortunately, the podcasts are only ten to twenty minutes and don't feature the entire show. The most recent episode is all about The Aristocrats and features an interview with Penn Jillette. Sometimes listening to interviews is much easier than reading an interview. (feed)
Pod Alliance - This podcast is a neat idea. It's a regularly updated sampling of members' shows (about 5 min. excerpts). Each episode also has a random podcast or two. I like listening to this when I'm on the elliptical machine at the gym. I don't know why. (feed)
On the Media - For approx. 40 or 50 minutes each week (just the time of a full day's subway commute), I get about five or six media related stories. It's just perfect. Brooke Gladstone has that very public radio voice, so be warned if you're not a fan of that sort of thing. (feed)
Northwest Music Podcast - They've only produced one episode so far, but that episode had me listening to my iPod as I came into the house, waiting to turn it off until a Tullycraft song had finished playing. Tullycraft! How can you not like a podcast that features a new tune from Tullycraft? Click the link to find out what other tracks are featured in the first episode. I liked some of them. This podcast is probably better for listening to while using the elliptical trainer. I hope there's an update soon! (feed)
Balgavy.com Podcast Edition - Hey! I know this one! This is my podcast. Eventhough I claimed to have a huge ego while at a party yesterday, I really don't. I don't listen to my podcasts over and over again. I swear. I am not that in love with my voice. I swear. You can even find it on the iTunes Music Store (search for "balgavy). That's probably the easiest way to add it to your iTunes feed for podcasts. (feed)
Please let me know what other podcasts I should subscribe to!