Monday, October 30, 2006

Another year and another ART pARTy

I have lost count by now but this wekend I just had either the 5th or 6th ART pARTy at my house. This time though because I was competing with many Halloween parties, the total number of entries was a bit smaller than usual. But the quality of the art works has gone up again like every year. I also unfortunately forgot to take photos of some of the artists and also forgot to ask someone to take a pic of me.

But below is a image gallery of some of the artists and their work.

Kelley created this Sushi plate

George worked with multi media for his artwork

James proved again that he is an amazing photographer

Dean worked with his son Seth on this abstract art piece

Stefanie designed a bracelet and presented it nicely

Laura created a very beautiful picture frame

Mike and Amy showed quite diverse artistic skills

Julie created this beautiful piece of art

Karen painted this very nice butterfly

Paul and Anita each came with a unique piece of art

Friday, October 27, 2006


I saw this image of this stunning fall leaf on the site and it is beautiful.

Monday, October 23, 2006

A hot bath

There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.

Sylvia Plath

The big hole

This NASA image shows the ozone hole which is as big as it has ever been. The purple and blue colors show where the least amount of ozone is. I guess we really don't have to worry about what kind of impact we have on the environment. :-(

Sunday, October 15, 2006

A positive spin

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Ironman Kona, Hawaii soon

In a few days I'll be leaving for Kona, Hawaii to work at the Ironman World Championships. I am really hoping that my buddies Timo Bracht, Luke McKenzie, Francois Chabaud, Sergio Marques, Matthias Klumpp and Victor Zyemtsev will have amazing races. The same really goes for Chris Gebhardt, Dev Paul and really everybody who is racing there. Personally I have finished Ironman races in Europe and North America, but I have only worked /supported / spectated in Hawaii so far.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

PT Looser

I can't believe that at one point I thought a PT Looser was a cool car. What was I thinking? :-)

Monday, October 09, 2006

Wow, I am ranked.

This year I have only competed in Sprint and International triathlons and now I come to find out that I am ranked in the top ten in my age group in the Southeast of the USA. Wow. :-)

Age Group: 40-44
1) Christopher Giordanelli 42 M 98.22 12 Ovrl
2) Kevin Richardson 41 M 97.91 13 Ovrl
3) J.t. Byrne 40 M 96.67 19 Ovrl
4) Herbert Krabel 41 M 95.15 32 Ovrl
5) Pete Prichard 43 M 95.12 34 Ovrl
6) Mike Roberts 41 M 94.67 37 Ovrl
7) Hugh Myrick 40 M 94.40 40 Ovrl
8) Robert Hutchison 42 M 93.26 48 Ovrl
9) Doug Ross 42 M 92.69 53 Ovrl
10) Brian Allain 43 M 92.39 56 Ovrl

Is it about that time?

Is Halloween really not that far away?

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Very sad

I think most of us get quite sad when we see dead animals, but for some reason it makes me especially sad when I see images of a dead dolphin or whale.

Saturday, October 07, 2006


Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Monday, October 02, 2006

The new toy brings pure joy

My old laptop died during a recent trip to Europe and I have replaced it with a new black Macbook. This awesome laptop is very cool and fantastically designed.