I’m not sure what category this fits into, but since the Dead Sea Scrolls are writing, this is where they go.
Coming under the heading of “It’s About Time,” the Israel Antiquities Authority has (with the help of Google) put up a great website with excellent photos of the scrolls, organized in intuitive ways.
Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it?s written)
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.
…and you’re completely invisible to Picasa.
You probably have heard about my current obsession with face tagging on Picasa, and to that end, I’ve been going through all my old folders (yes, all of them), so if you’re in my pictures, there’s a good chance I’ve face tagged you.
So Mt. Whitney wasn’t a vacation, per se, but I don”t have an “Outdoor Torture” category, so for lack of a better place to put it, some notes on my hike go here.
I’m not sure where to start, really.
We arrived Monday at around midday for our Wednesday hike (Drew had somehow gotten tickets for Papa’s birthday on the 25th, which is supposed to be impossible, given that they issue ~150 passes/day for the mountain, which always sell out almost immediately) and got a great campsite.
like many of these posts of this era, something clearly got lost in translation. In this case, I’ve found pictures, but lost the rest of what the post was supposed to be, and even the various SQL dumps can’t be made to cough up posts they don’t have. Pics after the fold.
I keep thinking about all the shit I have to write about and then never writing about it. Go figure. Last month was really busy, actually, and there are all sorts of things I want to mention, but in true Clapboard fashion, I’ll do it in a list.
In July, I…
- Charleston, WV
- Quebec City, QB
- Atlanta, GA
- the Sierras in CA
- Las Vegas, NV
- Hiked Mt. Whitney
- Visited the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere
- Ripped tons of old video to the computer (I’m still going through it all)
- Prepped a Brownie Project (that I shot yesterday)
- Went to mid-month Bootie
Maybe that’s not so much, but it certainly took up all my time. And it’s already August. At least I’ve started it on an up note with a Brownie Project on the second day of the month and a tentative BRANDED shoot for Saturday afternoon. I also made some breakthroughs on the 3D Printer on Emily’s birthday, so August is starting off REALLY well.
There is a lot of updating to do, as since my last update, I climbed Mt Whitney and spent a couple days in Vegas. I’ve got pictures and a bit of video that I may edit together. I’ve got a shoot for The Brownie Project on Thursday, too, which is looking fun. Anyway, maybe in the morning I’ll upload some pix of the climb, which seems a lot less hardcore since I’m watching Discovery’s Everest right now.
Anyway, happy Tuesday night.
Today promises to be hot and humid, muggy and all-around July-in-Georgia weather. Scattered thunderstorms? Yeah. Humidity in the low 90’s? Yeah. I know nothing about our show except that it’s outdoors.
Anyway, yesterday I learned two things about video on the Kindle Fire. First, it’s way easier to put video on a Fire than on an iPad (shocker, right?). Rad. Second, the Kindle Fire doesn’t see .mp4 video when you boot it up into your browser. Weak. I was all set to finally catch the last Harry Potter movies on the flight yesterday, and, well, poof.
Show day today, travel day tomorrow. Back in LA in time for Bootie Beach Party and then Sunday the crazy run-up to hiking Mt. Whitney begins. Drew comes into town Sunday, and in advance of our departure Monday morning, I’ve gotta pick up some last-minute hiking shit and make my kickass trail mix. Might try to get a run in between now and then, too. We’ll see.