August 23rd, 2005


Pics: Joshua Tree National Park

For the past week, I was out of town visiting Southern California on a tour of the baseball parks in the A-level California League, part of minor league baseball. In between going from place to place, I visited Joshua Tree National Park. In part due to the fact I have so many baseball pictures to go through, also in part due to me just wanting to get these up first, I started out by editing the shots I took there.

Wow, what a beautiful place this is, and what you see is only from about two hours worth of time spent inside. I hadn't even planned on going there when I began my trip, but I'd been thinking about it as a possibility if there was a chance to get out there. I'm very glad I did, but I'm going to have to go back again when I have more time to spend there.

You can bet I was listening to U2's The Joshua Tree during part of this. Actually, it was the so-called "real" version with the extra b-sides and such that I compiled a few months ago.

Anyway, please do check these out. There are 60 pics and there's not a single one I dislike in any real way. I intentionally made the color stand out even more than I normally would and I really like that result. I could do an entire portfolio of just stuff taken there.

I'm even in one of the pics, something I don't just do without a good reason. That's the beauty of the self-timer.

Joshua Tree National Park
summer reading

A question for those with iPod knowledge

So I finally obtained a beautiful and shiny U2 iPod and now I'm wondering: are there any protective cases that coordinate nicely with the black and red color scheme out there?  I've looked in the physical Apple store in my neighborhood and poked around a little online, but haven't found anything yet that seems just right. 

Has anyone else found something that looks particularly good with this iPod?  In just a few days of use I already see small scratches appearing and it's breaking my heart!


and the reason that you had to care...

Song Of The Day

Today's Selection is...

“Beautiful Day” from All That You Can‘t Leave Behind.

The sun is shining, the skies are blue, and, unbelievably, my favourite song ever is actually playing on the radio. Yep, Beautiful Day. This song just makes me ecstatic. First heard it on a beautiful day three years ago, on a class trip to North Carolina, and ever since, it’s been… my favourite song ever. I was so disappointed when I first saw the video to this song; I was expecting trees and blue sky and things like that, and instead, saw two random people making out in an airport. So disappointing. And yes, I did make an icon to fit my view of the song. Hee.

But man, this is a brilliant song.

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  • Current Music
    U2 - Beautiful Day