Friday, July 25, 2008

Happy People Dancing on Planet Earth

My friend Carol sent me this link today. It's a fun video. It had an option to "embed" so I'm placing it here. Enjoy... it should make you smile.

Happy People Dancing on Planet Earth

Credit: Matt Harding & Melissa Nixon
Explanation: What are these humans doing?
Dancing. Many humans on Earth exhibit periods of happiness, and one method of displaying happiness is dancing. Happiness and dancing transcend political boundaries and occur in practically every human society. Above, Matt Harding traveled through many nations on Earth, started dancing, and filmed the result. The video is perhaps a dramatic example that humans from all over planet Earth feel a common bond as part of a single species. Happiness is frequently contagious -- few people are able to watch the above video without smiling.

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

Time for Family...

It's that time again... Our annual 'trek' to the San Luis Valley for family time. Most of Mom's brothers and sisters will be there, as well as many of the nieces, nephews and offspring.

Sunday we will make the BI-ANNUAL (big discussion on this previously -- bi-annual vs semi-annual) journey to the Osborne home in Buena Vista for the reunion of the Horace and Gwen Welbourne family. Looking forward to that as I have a surprise for those in attendance. More on that after the weekend.

Have a safe weekend all and I'll fill you in next week.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Top 35 Oxymorons

A friend of mine sent this list to me a while back... Some of these are really kind of funny and they make you think

Top 35 Oxymorons

35. State worker
34. Legally drunk
33. Exact estimate
32. Act naturally
31. Found missing
30. Resident alien
29. Genuine imitation
28. Airline Food
27. Good grief
26. Government organization
25. Sanitary landfill
24. Alone together
23. Small crowd
22. Business ethics
21. Soft rock
20. Butt Head
19. Military Intelligence
18. Sweet sorrow
17. Rural Metro (ambulance service)
16. "Now, then ..."
15. Passive aggression
14. Clearly misunderstood
13. Peace force
12. Extinct Life
11. Plastic glasses
10. Terribly pleased
9. Computer security
8. Political science
7. Tight slacks
6. Definite maybe
5. Pretty ugly
4. Rap music
3. Working vacation
2. Religious tolerance
1. Microsoft Works

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Beauty That is COLORADO

Saturday evening I was suddenly struck with "I HAVE TO GET AWAY FROM THE CITY" and needed to go for a drive... gotta clear the head. So, I headed west/southwest out of town and ended up taking a little road that I've always wondered about. I turned on the Foxton Road. I didn't know if it would only take me to a certain point and I'd have to turn around, or if it would take me to another place on the other end. I decided to find out though.

So I drove... down, down, down... It was a small, narrow, two-lane road. I finally ended up coming to the South Platte River. It was a beautiful evening and I just happen to have had my camera with me. I decided this was going to be a picture taking adventure... I hadn't done that in a LONG time. So I headed southeast along the river. The road was now a narrow, dirt road and very little traffic. When I saw a view that interested me, I stopped and snapped a few shots.

All in all it was a very nice evening and I did feel somewhat better when I got back to town.

I hope you enjoy the pictures.
P.S. The road lead me through the hills and around to the south of Denver. BEAUTIFUL DRIVE.