Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sometimes you've just got to..


Andrea w/ my scarf

Em and V


This summer is getting real good, real fast.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Flickr vs. Facebook

Flickr vs. Facebook
Originally uploaded by alexreside
Facebook has a terrible auto color and contrast program. Perfect for pics of your bro doing a keg-stand or beer bong, but that's about it.

Look at the difference, both pictures were identical before they were posted online. Flickr looks the exact same as the original file, and the facebook one looks washed out and gross.

Thanks Facebook.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

My Last Day in Paris

It was so sad watching my last Parisian sunset.

Parisian Sunset

We finally went to the top of the Eiffel Tower at sunset.  It was really cool, but claustrophobia coupled with the height made me not inclined to go to the very top.  I was content with the view from the middle.

Obviously we wanted to go out with a bang, so we all met beneath the Eiffel tower and the wine began to flow.  A good time was had by all.
I woke up the next day feeling the wine and headed to the airport, only to find out my flight was delayed by 3 hours.  I got some sleep and felt better when I boarded the plane.

Since I was crossing the Atlantic Ocean, I figured this was cheesy yet fitting.

coming home
Although, at times, I had my doubts, I finally made it back to the USA as illustrated by the flight map in the headrest in front of me.

my night in cleveland
Since I was delayed in Paris, I missed my connecting flight from Cleveland to St. Louis and Continental Airlines put me up in a pretty nice Marriott Hotel for the night.  I had two beds and made sure to sleep in both of them.
Finally, I'm home.  
I miss all of my Paris friends a lot though, but hopefully we have a reunion in a couple months.  They were a great group, and I can't wait to see them again.

I move into my new apartment tomorrow, so that will make the 5th place I've lived this year! (Watterson, old house, Paris, new house, apartment)

LOTS of new pics up on Flickr, so check them out.

Also, I received my press pass for Pitchfork Festival, so I'm really pumped!  Hope to see everybody there!

Sunday, June 15, 2008


I just got home! There will be a more detailed depiction of my journey later this week, but I have new flickr pics up.

By the way, since I have such an affinity for Google Analytics and statistics in general, I feel obligated to inform you that my Flickr has reached it's first 1000 views! 
Over 200 people have visited my blog, and New York is pulling away from Illinois in most visitors.  Thanks New York!
Oh man, I love stats!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Dining Alone

Dining Alone pt.1
Pt. Un

Dining Alone pt. 2
Pt. Deux

Dining Alone pt. 3
Pt. Trois

I think that living alone has made me a better Chef.

Point Ephemere

Everything is so beautiful here, it just makes me smile.

Also, I posted lots of pictures on Flickr of Emily that I took before I left.  Enjoy!

I'll be home in one week from tomorrow.