Photo Fun: Remembering My Alaskan Sea Kayaking Trek

An old friend recently posted some photos on Facebook from our Camp Echo days that reminded me of all the photos I had but never took the time to scan in as digital prints. Although I “wasted” away a solid Saturday afternoon with the scanner and my flickr page, it was really fun to re-live some of those great summer moments. I especially liked digging back through the photos from my Sea Kayaking Trip in Alaska. It may not have cost as much as a KNOLs or Outward Bound trip, but it sure was just as a amazing.

Here are a few of my favs:
Morning on the Prince William SoundSunset on the Prince William Soundkayaking whitpersonFull Group Pose

At one campsite, we found this enormous rock jutting out of the ground. My friend Andy and I took turns just settin’ on this thing and embracing the Alaskan summer. I think I may have even tried to write an essay about being on that rock because it was such a powerful natural setting…

therock

Here’s the entire photo set.

Live Music Musings is looking good and so is my Twitter profile

Sometimes a little time, effort, patience, and tinkering just does the trick. I am NOT a tech guy, but I managed to make some key updates to two of my sites this weekend and I thought I’d share my small accomplishments:

Live Music Musings is starting to look like a real blog again. Check it out:

LiveMusicMusings

If you click through to the homepage, you might be displayed a different header image. That’s because I made some tweaks and set up a rotating header. It may seem like a small thing, but I really like the idea of having a fresh look for new and returning visitors.

I was also able to make a couple nice tweaks to my twitter profile, adding some basic bio info, a larger image, and some links as an overlay to the big blue live concert image I am using as a backdrop. I am diggin it for now…

newtwitterprofile

I often lack a bit of patience with technology, so it’s nice to find some moments where I can actually make it work for me. I still have a lot to learn, but I’ll take the small wins when I can get ’em.

my tracks: a little sample from my loop pedal

3/28 update:

Justin just clued me in on this nifty Yahoo Media Player plugin that converts all your mp3 files to playable tracks and includes an overlay media player on the bottom left of the site. I thought I’d update this old post with the new player. Good stuff, check it out:

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I thought I’d test out this audio player plugin with a little ditty from my loop pedal. I put this together on-the-fly a few nights ago.

let me know what you think.