Thursday, February 26, 2009

seems so at ease A strange inner peace Is all that he's feeling somehow

The city of Brotherly love, perfect backdrop for an M Ward concert.  Love the time there. 

The city center, filled with thrasher guys filming their moves -- Nice to sit here and soak up the scenery.

Aparments near the city center, lots of really old / neat looking habitations.  Didn't see any suburban living on the trip.

A nice painting on the wall in the museum --

An 'asian' habitat, Toshi, can you confirm?

The evilution of the killing machines, guns, which use gunpowder to project a piece of metal at a tremendous velocity, which easily pierces skin.

The legend of Zelda fairy, which gives you back life.  When my back started hurting, I sat by her, and I magically felt better :)

Wow, one of the older versions of 'bling,'  what a room!

Back in the day, this was your baseball hat.  I would have picked the one in the middle to the far right, and try to pass myself as an explorer.

Spears, Spears Spears, my favorite room in the museum.

The city skyline from a major museum, a nice walk.

Rocky with the museum.

The thinker, below the statue.

The original thinker -- Mike P had recorded a satirical video of what he was thinking that got major chuckles from the locals watching on., unfortunately the vid didn't turn out well.

I think this is 'south town' or the bohemian area, they had burn barrels -- 

Geno's, threw my diet out of the window for the week to experience, cheesesteak, 

after cheesesteak

After M Ward at the Trocadero, a bordello back in the day, one of the most unique venues I've ever seen.

View, great one, lots of elbows thrown to get here :)

The view from the outside --

Jamacian Blue coffee brewing, or whatever this scientific contraption was  doing.  Supposedly the best and rarest in the world, from the Blue Mountains, 8 bucks a cup, but worth it.  Got it off the list.

Chinatown -- lots of fresh produce on the stinky roads

after cheesesteak, Jim's, I would say was my favorite --- in all objectivity, I think Texadelphia is better :)

Mohon at the love sign --

Independence Hall, I wonder what kind of whig  I would have wore back in the day -- 

Sunday, February 22, 2009

And I Should Be Scared, But I Feel No Fear

Lots of great talk with Mike P this weekend, two heaviest things I can recall, two toxic elements in modern day society, politics and religion.  If you don't frame the question or challange around these two necessary but dying ideologies, a whole new world becomes visible.

Keep your beliefs, spirituality and ideologies, abandon the proxies.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

In another life I was a holy roller in another lifetime I flew I have always kept a distance this is what I do

Watching a thunderstorm from my porch thinking, life is good. All I can think about is Steve Martin in 'Leap of Faith.' When asked by many in his 'congregation,' 'When's it gonna rain?' His rebuttal is 'When's it gonna stop?'

A very cynical man stumbles onto a few miracles, a very nice thought.
  1. Second day of Nutrisystem, my belly is going, 'why me' but I do feel much better than normal, and of course 'nothing tastes as good as skinny feels'
  2. A quick trip to New Orleans this weekend, seeing Andrew Bird at the HOB New Orleans was therapeutic
That's it, nothing much, just happy that it kinda rained.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

I saw another monster turn to ash Felt the burden lifted from my back Do you recognize the nervous twitch That exposes the weakness of the myth

It's good to skim massive amounts of information, I would argue that its better to follow the few that are trendsetters in the field.

Similarly in stocks, diversification is for the weak at heart, and those who lack confidence in their ability to interpret the writing on the wall.

Find a winner, stick with the winner, have a plan, simple.