Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!!

I'm in Maryland spending time with my extended family and my parents are also in town visiting, so I get to spend Father's Day with my dad for the first time in years.

I love you, Dad!

Monday, June 9, 2008

running around like a

It's been a crazy week getting ready to go away for a month.. I think I've just about finished everything I need to do. Tomorrow I'll fly to Maryland to see my grandma and extended family, then to San Diego to spend a week with friends, and then to Arizona to see my family. It's a huge trip, and I'm so excited to see so many people!

This morning my dad sent pictures of the spring flowers near their home.

Aren't they beautiful?

I can't wait!

(The picture at the top is Mike the Headless Chicken, who lived for 18 months sans tête.)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

the mice ate my parsley

...but interestingly they didn't like the stems.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

looking through the center of the world

Last night after watching an unintentionally silly production of The Revenger's Tragedy at the National I walked down the South Bank to see the Telectroscope.

The Telectroscope was created by artist Paul StGeorge with the help of Artichoke, the arts group who helped bring The Sultan's Elephant to London. Supposedly, more than 100 years after it was begun by (fictional) Victorian inventor Alexander Stanhope StGeorge, a tunnel running under the Atlantic ocean was completed and "an extraordinary optical device called a Telectroscope installed at both ends which miraculously allows people to see right through the Earth from London to New York and vice versa."

In reality the Telectroscopes are video installations erected in New York City and London allowing viewers on either end to interact in real time.

When we were there last night it was sunny in New York, and people on both sides were laughing and waving and holding up signs to communicate.

More images (including the giant drill bit used in the installation) can be found here, and people's experiences of the Telectroscope can be found on the Telectroscope blog.