Archive for the ‘not a sports blog’ Category

Hobbit Fights!

Posted: 27th September 2011 by affehaus in cultural, geek stuff, not a sports blog

Because Bum Fights are so passé. Elijah Wood and Dominic Monaghan were at this year’s Fantastic Fest, and they engaged in debate over the merits of World of Warcraft.  First at podiums, and then with their fists. I don’t know whose idea this was, or how they managed to convince the two actors to try […]

New Thing for Trike

Posted: 26th September 2011 by affehaus in not a sports blog, riding, things I need

All I can say is: I need to get me to Powder Mountain with somebody’s tricycle. And a pair of boots. via Neatorama

The Appeal of Auto Racing

Posted: 16th September 2011 by affehaus in games, geek stuff, humor, not a sports blog

I do like to drive fast, and auto racing does look like it would be tremendous fun; some day, I’d really like to try it, even if it’s only at a racing school. But the idea of sitting down and watching someone else drive around in circles makes my brain numb I think Yahtzee sums […]

Industrial Revolutions

Posted: 16th August 2011 by 7ucyClark in not a sports blog, riding, the List

Danny MacAskill. Stunt rider. New video. [cough] That is, Industrial Revolutions. The inimitable Mr. MacAskill has again proven himself unnaturally begotten, with fantastic control over bicycle & balance, and the ability to (almost) completely make gravity and space his personal bitch. I am in total awe… and hope that with time (and perhaps a floor-jack), […]

Mmmm… Fresh Yoga

Posted: 15th August 2011 by affehaus in cultural, design, I made, not a sports blog

Lucy and I had our last session of Bikram Yoga this evening… and while I do truly appreciate the benefits of it, I can’t say I’m sad to see it go. Though… each time, it did get a little easier. I think that’s because there fewer brain cells left to scream. Hot Yoga, by affehaus […]

Review: 5.10 Moccasyms

Posted: 12th August 2011 by 7ucyClark in climbing, not a sports blog, review

For Casual Affairs Only $99.95 from REI I picked these up back in February as an alternative gym shoe. I’d been looking for a ‘slipper’ style shoe for a while, the Moccasym seemed reasonably priced, and I’ve had good experiences with 5.10 (in fact, my outdoor shoe is the 5.10 Coyote VCS 2). And the […]

time and space

Posted: 9th August 2011 by 7ucyClark in climbing, not a sports blog, travel

This weekend, Lucy and I went to Birdsboro to do some outdoor climbing. The ‘why’ of our being there is incidental, except for the fact that there’s a not-insignificant hike from the parking lot to the climb-site. And in that hike, I’ve come to experience empirical proof of Relativity. It takes about ten minutes to […]

Greatest. Promo. Ever.

Posted: 9th August 2011 by 7ucyClark in cultural, design, geek stuff, not a sports blog, tv

German TV station 13th Street had these zombie-head bowling balls created to promote their sci-fi/horror programming. Then they went around to various bowling alleys… and swapped out the house balls for the zombie-heads. Hilarity ensues… (it appears that some people have trouble going knuckle deep in another set of nostrils) You know… If the local […]

Run Fatboy Run

Posted: 5th August 2011 by 7ucyClark in cultural, geek stuff, not a sports blog

[update]: turns out this is not in Baltimore as stated, but Darlington Maryland… apparently about an hour north. I guess the organizers figured they’d get more interest if they used the city name for the location. _______________ My fingers are positively aquiver as I post this… Baltimore (the City that Bleeds!) is hosting Run For […]

Bikram Yoga

Posted: 1st August 2011 by 7ucyClark in cultural, I made, not a sports blog

…Continued. We’ve been three times so far in a 5 class package. I think I may make it… I’m having a difficult time figuring out exactly how I feel about the process. I know it’s good for me… and I can see real benefits from the practice, but when I’m in the studio, all I […]