Tuesday, August 31, 2010


This was just released for the new secretariat movie. I've been reading a book called The Horse God Built which is about the amazing Secretariat. What I've gathered is that Secretariat was the most amazing athlete that ever lived. His stride was just different and he loved to run just for the sake of running. He was extremely smart and actually observed, (which as a horse person I can tell you that some horses are dumb as rocks). Look at his win in the Belmont Stakes in 1973 he won by 31 lengths, instead of slowing down during the race he increased his speed with each furlong. He won by 31 lengths cause he just loved to run.

Apparently he was such a sight to look at. He was so muscular and majestic looking, unlike any animal. He was the perfect animal, the only races he lost were due to health issues. Truly "the horse God built." Everybody that saw him in person or saw him race remembers it. In the time of the Watergate scandal, Secretariat offered something purely honest. An public figure who knew he was amazing and didn't try to deceive anybody. He just did what he was built to do and what he loved to do.

No horse that they use in this movie to depict "Big Red" will ever be able to look or move like him. But I'm extremely excited anyways

how cute of the day

Monday, August 30, 2010

ultimate season

Ultimate frisbee started up again today. It quickly makes me realize how much I love the game and how much I lack in cardio endurance. Some people are built to run fast and some aren't, most of the team are a part of the former, but i am part of the latter. I've never been very good at ultimate in the context of other ultimate players but I love the game and people anyways. Plus by the end of the fall season running 2 miles feels like a warm up. So I'll probably have updates as the semester progresses and maybe a few pics.

Monday, August 23, 2010

give a damn

The stl beacon is doing a 4 part series on the guys of 'give a damn?' This is the part that highlights Dan

Friday, August 20, 2010

surviving the world

thought this was funny. It's from a web site called surviving the world

Thursday, August 19, 2010


alright, time for a recap of this summer. Figured that I might as well since a lot went on.

First off there was my 5 hour chem class. Not as big of a deal as I thought it would be. The teacher was really good at making sure we understood the material. He would use common analogies to describe concepts that otherwise would have been hard to understand. Even though it was 4 days a week two days were only for 1.5 hours, and the other days lasted till about 12:30 even though it was technically suppose to go till 1 pm.

Second, and probably the biggest part of my summer was Krew. It was a lot more fun/awesome then I though it would be. It was a lot of fun being a leader; a type of position I've never held in my life. I'm usually the youngest or in the same age range in relationships such a family and friends. It was a lot of fun being older and able to care about the kids. I loved my group of now sophomores. There are so many different personalities in that group from bubbly and loud to chill and quiet. Either way I love em all and wish I was there more often to see them grow up in high school the next three years. It was also really cool being a leader and hanging out with the other leaders as friends and not a student/leader relationship.

So that's my summer in a nut shell. It was awesome but I'm happy to be back in como hanging out with friends from RUF.

Monday, August 16, 2010

give a damn

new 'give a damn?' trailer

Friday, August 13, 2010


Lauren won! Glad she won the show, even though Kent is a cool kid, she was clearly the best dancer of the season. Good for her, she deserved it.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

In case I haven't mentioned it before, I'm going to soon be the owner of a hedgehog. You might think that a hedgehog is kind of a weird pet but they're actually becoming really popular. The reason I want one is because 1) they're absolutely adorable 2) it's a hedgehog which is significantly more awesome than having a hamster or guinea pig.

The breeder (yes, there's hedgehog breeders) called the other day and said they had an albino one ready for adoption. But to be honest the albino ones are kinda bizarre looking and not nearly as cute as their darker counterparts. He also said there's a few newborns that are going to be ready in the next month or two.

So hopefully in a few months I'll have a cute little hedgehog pet. I'm thinking of naming it some sort of deity name because those always seem to sound really cool.

Just in case you were wondering how cute they are

Sunday, August 8, 2010

nerf video game?

One of my more recently favorite videos. Just a few guys showing the new nerf video game and making comments about it. Cause who needs the exercise that real nerf guns provide when you can play with animated ones on your couch.

Unfortunately the video's html was imbedded so here's the link. Youtube: bleep-bloop Nerf N-Strike

Thursday, August 5, 2010

raptor rehab

I can't remember if I've posted this yet, but am going to anyways. Here's a web site that some journalism students made for a multi media project. This particular group chose to highlight raptor rehabilitation project, the place I volunteer at during the school year. Just putting it up because I miss the birds and can't wait to see them in a few weeks when I go back.

It's pretty well done with video, audio, and a diagram of the compound. Rehabbing Raptors