Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy Halloween!

(from "The Office")
Ryan: You look amazing.
Kelly: Inappropriate—thank you. Who are you, Larry King?
Ryan: Gordon Gekko.
Kelly: Oh, from the insurance commercials!

Another Halloween where only a handful of people knew who we were, but those that did loved our costume.  I came up with the idea the night of Tuesday, October 23rd, but Brian did not commit to it until late Wednesday night, so in our usual rushed fashion, we had only a couple days to complete the costumes before donning them Saturday night.  Even though the costumes were technically easier to make than last year's, it was still a bit of a nightmare of using permanent fabric markers (these were waterproof and didn't run which was key since there was a chance of rain on Saturday), because it took a LONG time to color each of the sections using markers that from the get-go seemed to be running low on ink and refused to saturate the shirts with color.




Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Killers - Live on Letterman (Finally!)

Remember that show we went to about a month ago?  Well, they FINALLY put the videos online!

You can catch glimpses of Brian (he seems to stand out more than I), and myself occasionally...but watch The Killers' performance of "Human" and around 1:50 (clip) or 32:19 (full show) you'll get a good look at us.

I had commented on how lame the audience was, and I'm thinking the reason we even got a close up was that we were the only ones showing signs of life and having fun in the area we were in.  Pause the video, and you'll see the bored-looking folks around us.  The only pearly whites you see are Brian's, the girl's on my right, and mine.

Full show:

link to The Killers performance via Live on Letterman

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

World Maker Faire New York 2012

Saturday, September 29th 2012

Here are some photos and videos of our first trip to World Maker Faire New York.  This was the third year it was held at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows, NY.  Brian volunteered to help out John Sarik, a Columbia grad student, at his display booth, which required waking up super early, driving to Columbia to pick up the display items (getting a parking ticket in the interim - doh!), and setting up at the museum before the influx of visitors at 10AM.  Good thing the weather held out for most of the day.

Pretty cool stuff, but a lot of the interactive activities were geared mainly towards kids, so I, along with adults and parents, were more like spectators rather than participants.  Is it poor form if adults are learning/playing while a bunch of kids look on?