Thursday, July 30, 2009

Coffee and Milk Art

Mona Lisa in coffee and milk? Or should I say an image of Mona Lisa created from over 3,500 coffee cups of various mixtures of milk and coffee? One thing is for sure, someone in Sydney, Australia made quite an effort to create this piece.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Life is a beach

Well, the title should have been Life at the beach, because that is where we were last weekend. Amy, Pete and I went to Litchfield Beach in SC where we met Amy's Dad Ron and his wife Amy. We had a great time and especially enjoyed the delicious shrimp dinner that Amy prepared. Yummy.

Pete seemed somewhat puzzled by the ocean and the sand

Friday night we grabbed dinner on Murrell's Inlet

Saturday morning we went on a 2 hour ride before it got too hot or busy

Happy to be on the bike after a long time off with various injuries

Looking good with a new leash and collar

Trying to be as close as possible to mom and dad during the drive

Little runner girl

Over the weekend my niece Sara Nina ran a 5k race with my younger brother Manfred, and the 2 of them crossed the line in 32:29. That is not shabby for a little girl who just turned 6 in May. She is the little girl on the left with bib# 397. Which one do you think is my younger brother?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Solar eclipse

An interesting shot taken during the solar eclipse in Allahabad, India. Now those are some cool shades dudes.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

On the tracks of Andy Griffith

Over the weekend we got a visit of Amy's mom and we had a very nice time with her. Saturday night we cooked dinner at home and our neighbor Mary joined us. During dinner conversation I found out that both Mary and Amy's mom like Andy Griffith, so on Sunday we drove to "Mayberry" and had lunch there. Mayberry of course is a fictional town based on Mount Airy, NC, and that is where we went.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Mom's new ride

Well, my mom didn't get a new bike, but she did get a new car. So here are a couple pics of mom's new silver colored Opel Corsa. Go Frieda.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

This ain't a bike water bottle

To avoid injuries from fights and accidents with broken beer bottles, the city of Hamburg, Germany now uses special plastic bottles in the Reeperbahn district. They even have the reminder "weapons prohibited" printed on them. Those crazy Northern Germans. :-)

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Chattanooga weekend

Amy and I are going to Chattanooga this weekend to race the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon. The way things look right now I might be cheering on Amy as she does the race. :-( During a trail run last weekend I pulled a muscle in my left calf and I have not been able to run or bike since. It feels a bit better now and I will take the bike, but I am a bit worried that it won't have healed in time to deal with the stress. Either way though, we should have a nice time in Chattanooga and I know that Amy will have a great race.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Congratulations Timo

Even though Timo Bracht has won several other Ironman races before, his win today at the Ironman Europe Championships in Frankfurt, Germany was the most impressive one yet.

Timo, I am very proud of you. Congrats.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Baby steps, baby steps

Several pages for the new Guerrilla Communication site are now done, and it is time soon to animate sections of these pages. Baby step, baby steps.