Friday, July 24, 2009

WAAAHOOO, Thelma & Louise!

Until tonight, I hadn't watched the movie, Thelma & Louise, since it was new to VHS. I downloaded it and watched it on my computer here, when toward the end of the movie, I started recognizing some of the geography. I travel by road a lot, probably up and down and across most states in the lower 48. It was around the last few minutes of the movie that I just KNEW, and had to dig up a photo my dad took of me last October when we took a last-second vacation down to Moab, Utah. We spent an entire day driving through Canyonlands National Park so I could take some photos, since it's not a very well-visited park, seeing as how Arches Nat'l Park is across the main highway into town.

I found the photo (below) and compared it to a screen shot of a scene in the movie...and voila! I was SO THERE!

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At the end when they're about to drive off the cliff, "Louise" mentions that she thinks they're at the Grand Canyon, and a shot of a deputy's arm patch says Arizona, but this location was actually in Utah at a much prettier location than the Grand Canyon, IMO. Gotta give props to the location scouter.

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I can't wait to go back again and spend more time there. I felt such peace, and a connection to the stunning, grand vistas. Fittingly, it was also a beautiful end in the movie. Long live Thelma and Louise!!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Grocery Produce? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Grocery Produce!

I've never been a big fan of vegetables, no matter how much my mom instilled their importance throughout my youth, but one can't help oogling at a masterpiece like a well-designed urban I went into a neighbor's backyard (with permission, of course) and took some video.

I don't know about you, but I'm inspired. And now I want chickens!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bifold Love

So I was lurking around the world wide web for regional small businesses that are unique and fun, and I came across dbclay. It's a Portland-based manufacturer of one-of-a-kind printed wallets. Literally hundreds of wallets to browse on their site, and once you buy it, you'll have the only one like it around.

This is just a small screen shot of their endless designs. Tell me this isn't kinda' cool.

P.S. Yes, db clay, I will accept an uber cool wallet from you as payment of your gratitude for my shameless plug of your product :-)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Good Things Come In Small Packages

Lookie at what the UPS Fairy just brought me!

*squeals a little*

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Human-Powered COOLness

My friend, Rebecca, posted this link on Facebook today, and I liked it so much that I couldn't wait to pass it on! It is seriously the coolest thing I've seen and heard in ages. Perpetuum Jazzile is an a cappella jazz choir from Slovenia.

After the first video, I'll include a few more fun and inspiring videos powered by humans :-)


And you wonder why I'm such a big fan of

Monday, July 6, 2009

Concert In The Mountains

I'm catching up on blogging here, and I've discovered how to create little videos put to music. I plan on learning more about it so they aren't so lame.

My friend, Rochelle, who works for the radio station that put together this shindig, informed me of a cool event coming up on Sunday, June 28th. For only $35., I could get a free bus ride from Eagle to Horseshoe Bend and back, a scenic train ride along the Payette River in the Thunder Mountain Line, alcoholic beverages for 94.9 cents, lunch and an acoustic concert by Serena Ryder at the old Banks,Idaho train depot.

Let me say it. WOW!

It was a cooker outside, but everyone involved had a great time. Again, special thanks to 94.9 The River/KRVB, the Boise Co-op and The Modern Hotel for sponsoring such a neat and affordable event! Check out my lil video below.

KRVB-FM 94.9 The River

Boise Co-Op

The Modern Hotel

Official Website: Serena Ryder

Myspace: Serena Ryder

Video Music by the OH so talented, Chris Bucheit