Been a while...
Been a while since I've posted. I've been out and about - traveling around, seeing some "interesting" sites and things:
See, it does not get more "different" than that - yes, that is a giant, huge pink poodle:
That was part of the Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture race. Went there with some friends
over that weekend. Some of the floats were cool - but they all took a lot of work to put together. We were watching at the sand pit - an obstacle the human powered floats had to overcome. Big pile of sand - huge float - lots of people crowded around - what could go wrong? Only one 'accident' - when one of the floats bike tires just bent in half and then the rest of the float followed and bit the dust. Everyone else made it.
Next year, maybe we'll watch at the mud pit - not every float does that obstacle, but it could be fun...
I got to see an interesting "sign"
That one is from New York, it reminds me of this one from Vienna Austria:
The Austrian sign definitely conveys the meaning more clearly, but something about the New York sign is more "fun", if not universal in nature. I was in New York last week to present to my nieces (Liz) class and classmates. She is a teacher in Brooklyn at a local public school and it was career day. They pulled in a good cross section of people - from the Ambassador from Grenada, to Bank Business Development Managers, to an officer from the canine unit (complete with dog, one guess - only one guess as to who was the most popular career day person!), to a singer/dancer, to an agent from DHS (Department of Homeland Security), teachers, me, and so on. I got to do 3 30 minute talks - but I think what I'll be remembered most for will be the.....
Yoyo's. I will be remembered as the guy that gave half the school light up yoyo's right before lunch and then left really fast. Well, the teachers will remember me - this is Liz and me before the talks:
It was a good experience - the kids were all great, excited - good questions - an excellent day. Even got to do a small amount of sight seeing in New York before taking off:
But... The question for anyone that has made it this far is... Where am I now: