Wednesday, March 26, 2008

San Xavier del Bac

This is what it looks like lately, while it is being cleaned!

really cool place. really sunny day. i am very squinty. Pictures!

This is the grotto where the virgin mary appeared! it's on a hill about 200 yards from the mission. she must have gotten lost or something:

so bright!

Monday, March 24, 2008

wild west weekend!

i decided to go all wild west last weekend and went on a desert road trip looking for wild west towns. i found a few, but only took pictures in two of them. deal with it.

photo disclaimer- i forgot to bring sunglasses, so in 90% of the pictures i am in, i am very squinty, or my eyes are closed. i'm not making faces. i swear.

Bisbee, AZ:

this was the better of the towns in my opinion. really nicely restored/maintained, with just enough stuff left in an abandoned state to make it feel like a touristy ghost town. the surrounding houses in the hills were awesome and we spent an hour or so driving around really narrow roads on the mountainside. totally awesome (no pictures of them, deal with it).

Tombstone, AZ:

tombstone was fun, but totally rediculous. I would like to say it was well restored, but i think it was less restored, more overrun by tourism. really it was like being at disneyland, or pioneer town at lagoon, but with a more violent history.

i didn't take this picture of the gunfight. we had missed the last public one, and didn't want to drop $20 to see one in a walled off OK Corral (i looked through a crack in the wall. it looks just like a normal corral). besides, i can wait until lavender days.

the courthouse was cool. it was probably the most authentic thing in the whole town. interesting fact: only 7 people were ever legally hanged at those gallows.

i also really liked boot hill.

death collage:

SLATER! NOOOOO! this must be what happened to him after "dancing with the stars":

hmmm. one of these people must have been playing hockey?



Tuesday, March 18, 2008

sexy competition

i know i don't stand a chance, but my ego compelled me into a contest i couldn't possibly win. dig it:



Round 2!



i never stood a chance!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

"The Band's Visit"

"Do you like Chet Baker?"


This is one of those movies where everyone is really depressed and lonely and during the course of the film you come to believe the heroes will inspire those around them and instill a new sense of optimism and hope into the lives of the supporting characters.

SPOILER!!! At the end of the movie, everyone is still really depressed and lonely.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

just like an old friend welcoming me back:

so san francisco is pretty much awesome, but everybody knows that already.

but nathaniel, haven't you been here enough times that it is getting hard to find interesting things to do?


um, girls playing football?

becca even taught me a few cheeleading moves. i am happy for an excuse to cop a thigh-feel (obviously).