Hit play on each of these short clips. (The first starts at the right spot, but you can stop it once you see the geese.) Stephen and I go after a similar target.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I kept the title of this blog "Curtis is in Iowa" even though, technically, I haven't been in Iowa since January '08. I just figured it'd be weird to change the title of something once you already have one. Of course, if JK Rowling ever re-released her series under the name Harry Potter and Friends, I'd probably still buy it.
That being said, sometimes Iowa-type things do happen in my current life. Like George McGovern. Back in the day, he stopped by Sioux City, Iowa, when I was there. And now, we crossed paths again, on Connecticut Avenue.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Guess I chose a good time. No lines. I walked right in.
I chose to use the electronic ballot. It looks friendly, no?
Turns out it's pretty biased. When I tried to vote for Barack Obama, it subtly hinted at his Communist tendencies.
Here's the view looking out from my voting booth. No curtain or anything to hide me.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
This is why the ability to stream things live over the Internet was invented.
The original link is here.
Update: [11.4.08] - The live stream of puppies is no longer available. They've switched to a slideshow. Guess the little guys have been moved to a bigger box. Or sold. Or lost. It happens.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
After watching the movie Ghost Town last night, I decided to walk across DC (rather than take the Metro straight home). Good thing I did because you'll never guess who I saw while walking.
Morgan Freeman, and . . .
(And yes, that's Whoopi Goldberg hanging out in the back. I tried to ask her a question, but all she would say was "sic semper tyrannus." Wonder what that was all about.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Proving that once again my sense of journalistic gravitas rivals Tom Brokaw, Anderson Cooper and Stone Phillips . . .
Last week I interviewed NIH's Peggy Johnston. She's brilliant. Leading our country's fight against AIDS, one of the trickiest and deadliest diseases the world has seen.
So, obviously, given the chance to question her . . .
I asked her if I could play the marimba in her office.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Crash (and not the movie starring Don Cheadle that is now becoming a TV Show featuring Tom Sizemore)
Update: Seems to be back to normal. Vista you tare me about and then make it all better again.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Since I mentioned L. Ron Hubbard's relationship with GW the other day, I thought I'd pass on some interesting information about another GW student you've heard of. This is from a lengthy New Yorker profile that came out the other day.
Alec Baldwin began at George Washington University in 1976, with the idea of going into law and becoming President of the United States. At the end of his junior year, he split up with a girlfriend and lost a student-body election. Feeling underappreciated, he transferred to N.Y.U. and began studying at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.
What might have been if only Alec Baldwin had promised the students a bit more and won the electoin..
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Sometimes a cool event falls right into your lap. An ad for a great comedy show appeared to me on Facebook.
I've only been to Chicago briefly, so I've never had a real chance to see Second City perform. But they're going to be in DC soon. If you're reading this, Second City, thanks for coming, and kudos to the marketing department.
Here are the details . . .
The Second City: Pratfall of Civilization
Fri., Sept. 26, 9 p.m.
Voice of America, Auditorium
330 Independence Ave., SW Wash., DC
(Entrance on C St., SW Metro: Federal Center)
I had a wide-ranging laundry list of tasks while working in Iowa, but fundraising was absolutely never one of them. It made my job loads easier to never have to ask for money. It was hard enough asking people to leave the comfort of their homes on a cold January 3rd night to join the caucus fracas.
I was reminded of this when I read today's Cherokee Chronicle and saw that Burl Green had died at the age of 84. He came to one of my community meetings to hear more about caucus night. A long-time Democrat, he knew exactly what a caucus was, yet he was attentive, answered questions that I couldn't, and even verbally sparred with another woman (later resolved). But the first thing he did was hand me a check. It caught me off guard. It was the first (and last in Iowa) check I received. And it taught me to be more aware of people handing you checks (something which happened more regularly in Colorado and Ohio). So, in a way, he taught me a thing or two about money and added a memorable moment to my time in Iowa. My respects to Linda and Colene Green
From the Cherokee Chronicle-
Burl F. Green, 84, of Cherokee, former long time rural Cleghorn area resident, passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 23, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
I can see daylight between Cavich's fingers and the wall. Phelps's victory appears legit.
Go to this site for 8 still-frames from the finish. It's incredible. Frame #6 is the super close-up.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Four years at GTriple U and I never noticed this donors plaque in the library.
Curtis, you're not even a student anymore, what were you doing at the library, you say?
To which I reply, did you know that Alec Baldwin, like L.Ron Hubbard also attended this school without graduating.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Another Hillary supporter who I was close to in Iowa died recently. Looks like this blog might become a makeshift outlet for letting folks like Carmen know I appreciated their friendship. Now I know everybody must love reading these (such stark departures from the usual tone of the blog), but I must insist upon not writing these too often. That's out of my hands, of course, but I hope it's the case.
Carmen M. Osborn TeoliWednesday, July 23, 2008
Carmen M. Osborn Teoli, 52, of Cherokee, passed away on July 13, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center.
Memorial services were held on Thursday, July 17, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee, with Rev. Magrey deVega officiating. It was Carmen's wish to be cremated. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of the arrangements.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Today's NJ Herald . . .
"Attendees also got a special treat in the form of a performance by Lois Kopeck, the 1936 Queen of the Fair. Kopeck, backed by a three-piece band, danced the Charleston.
“I am glad to be back at the fair and dancing again,” she said. “I was a featured dancer in the 1936 pageant.”
This is a 2008 Farm and Horse Show moment I'd have like to have seen. Actually, I think I just wanted to be there to hear Lois Kopeck deliver the line "I was a featured dancer in the 1936 pageant."
Or perhaps it's better left to my imagination.