Thursday, June 30, 2005

I see this guy at Cornerstone every year. He's gone through a few hats in that time. He used to wear the John 3:16 hat, featured in an old b&w photos somewhere from 1998 or so. Turns out he blogs too. Posted by Picasa
My Vans are dusty but still intact, after 11.79 miles today. I've walked probably 20 miles in two days. According to my super de duper pedometer I've burned about 2000 calories today, just from walking.

Anytime you wake up at Cornerstone not in a sweat, you know you're off to a good start. It was almost cool when I woke up, very pleasant in any case. No line for the shower. Not a bad start to the day.

Made it to the RMC BBQ for the 11 am hour. Might be the smallest one I can remember. We're missing Matt & Becky and Robert & Lisa and Chris and, well, everyone who didn't come who normally do.

Noon meant photographers meeting in the web trailer. Then off to my assignment, to find volunteers in action.

I grabbed my notebook and even grabbed a few quotes, and wrote a little piece on volunteers and youth groups. That should be hitting the fest website later.

Thursday night we had perfect weather for Cornerstone. I actually threw on a hoodie, and was more than comfortable.

No Apologetix sightings yet. We're on the look out for any 'getix presence, so Jerry can kick them in the nuts.

Caught a couple of bands tonight -- The Lonely Hearts and Lovedrug. Both were good shows, by tight bands. I already had the Lovedrug disc, but I picked up the Lonely Hearts CD.

My back is sore, my feet are getting tired, and I'm not sure how I'm still up and going, but I am. I don't think I'll be able to stay awake much longer. I need to grab some food to replenish myself and then back to the joys of tent life.

And to cross the 12 mile threshold for the day, before I ditch my Vans for the night.

Somebody better put the ambulance on call in this campsite, where these geniuses placed a trampoline under a tree, so they could bounce off it. The guy on the edge has a sharpie, so he can keep track of how high the jumpers get on the tree. Posted by Hello

This may be my favorite shot of the day. Remember, I'm shooting on a point and click digital camera. Not an SLR, so getting something like this takes patience, but I'm happy with how it turned out. Posted by Hello

These volunteers are part of a camp in Illinois. You can tell it's still early in the Cornerstone week. They've already survived oppressive humidity and 100 degree heat and are still smiling Posted by Hello

A little rain on the fest grounds made the garbage crew happy Posted by Hello

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Cornerstone Day One:

Miles Walked: More than five, just between 5 and 9pm

Miles driven: More than I care to think about

Pictures taken: 137

Hours slept: not enough

More later

just back from Iraq, this National Guardsman is enjoying his wife, his Harley, and Cornerstone Posted by Hello

our volunteer is not in kansas anymore Posted by Hello

some Kansas guys who volunteered for a small festival in Nebraska last year are helpign with Cornerstone Posted by Hello
I have arrived. I am at Cornerstone, and I have high speed internet. Internet access at a music festival in a field in Illinois. How sweet is that?

Monday and Tuesday were both long days at work. I hitched a ride by Brian and Ang from Colorado, so I caught up with them in Nebraska about 1am and we drove all night to Illinois. But we're here now, camp is set, and it's time to take some pictures.

Monday, June 27, 2005

The so called "worst move ever made" is getting some good press thanks to Mystery Science Theater 300.

Manos, the Hands of Fate.

Yes, it really is that bad. I wouldn't suggest watching the non MST3K version, if there is one. Even with Joel and the Bots, it's still unbearable in parts, but strangely satisfying. And now the film's home town of El Paso is continuing the legend. Read the article and enjoy!

Saturday, June 25, 2005

ze's page contains some of the best online timewasters, toys, widgets and miscellany I've seen on the web. My favorites: carol maker, dtoy vs byokal, and gryo. check them out!

Sunday, June 19, 2005

In honor of Father's Day, CNN has a list of TV Dad Salaries. Enjoy!

Friday, June 10, 2005 - MLB - MLB Power Rankings: "POWER RANKINGS
White Sox 1. Chicago White Sox: White Sox starters lead the AL in wins (32), ERA (3.55  just ahead of the Twins) and BAA (.243). They're also an unbelievable 19-7 in one-run games.
Cardinals 2. St. Louis Cardinals: The Cards start Jason Marquis, Mark Mulder and Matt Morris against the Yankees this weekend, and the three are a combined 21-6 this season.
Twins 3. Minnesota Twins: After missing four games with a sore left elbow, Justin Morneau got the message: His teammates (and manager) expect him to step up and play through the pain."

I'm Number 2!!! And #3!!! Now if only one of my teams can be #1 Woohoo!