Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Invisible Toucans

New twists develop as the search for Munkeys continues. My Philippians class takes an impromptu break in order to investigate a rare Toucan sighting. Little do we know we are in for an exceptional encounter with a legendary Invisible Toucan.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Costa Rica / Munkey Hunt

I am going to be in Costa Rica for the next month. My goals in order of importance are: to represent Christ to those I speak to. Help a group of 5 students understand Philippians and 2 Corinthians as well as apply the truth found in them. Find Munkeys. I understand that's not how you spell monkey but that's how I like to say it. You can check out the progress of the Munkey Hunt below.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Night Hike

The full moon brings a few things to mind; werewolves, pagan sacrifices and night hikes. Over the past few months I was determined to encounter one of these three. After being thwarted by poor weather, an aversion to overt idolatry and the lack of knowledge of where to find a werewolf, I was getting a bit antsy. The full moon was coming up again and I was jonesen for a sweet hike before the moon retreated for another month. I hate to admit it but I am quite the social creature, paralyzingly so sometimes. I wanted to go on a night hike but I hate doing things alone so I went about propositioning friends and acquaintances like a cheap whore. Things were looking dim until fellow adventurer and United States hero Sam agreed to hike (he was also the one who suggested the location.) So with a real american riding shotgun in Tabbi the Geo Metro extraordinare we took off down moonlit highways and back roads until we came to our destination. We hiked to the top of a small hill/mountain. We had to climb around a gate with a sign that I can only assume read, Trespasser's Welcome. It was a short hike and at the top we were rewarded with the most amazing view plus an empty water tower (aside from the bats) to perch on top of. Below are the pictures. Please enjoy and try to avoid the feeling of deep seated regret that you neglected to accompany us on this fantastic adventure. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Time Lapse Tuesday

This is not one of those weekly Tuesday series things. I shot a time lapse at some time in the past. I am posting it on Tuesday. End of Story! Oh I think this one sucks but I am am posting it to motivate me to do one that doesn't suck. Really the end of story.

Friday, January 21, 2011

A misguided ambition. A substandard result.

The other night, me and my room mate (also named Daniel) spent the night on a small island located in the middle of the lake. This is something that I have wanted to do for years and finally I had a willing participant. (I don't like to do things alone so chances are if I can't convince someone else to do it too its not happening.) My first attempt ended with me soaking wet and wading waist deep in the dirty lake water. After a quick change of clothes and the acquisition of some paddles to go along with our child size inflatable boat we were ready for attempt number two. This one ended with a hole in our now deflated child sized boat and all of our sleeping supplies stranded on the island. We finally did the only sensible thing and on attempt number 3 got security to unlock the canoe which floats wonderfully and can accommodate 2 full grown men with all of their sleeping supplies.

Upon reaching the island I believe both Dan and I were fully struck by the reality that it was freezing cold (I was informed later the official temperature was 32 degrees) and we had less than superb sleeping bags. Not to be thwarted by common sense we prepared for a night on the slanted, uneven, freezing and uncomfortable ground. Since it was a full moon I decided it would be a good time to shoot a time lapse with my Canon T2i. Below is the disappointing results but at least I can now say I spent the night on the island at CCBC.