Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Trying to finish up some things here in Alfred before I take a break and visit parts greater than this here small one. Here are a few recent photos to tide the masses over:
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
If you're in NYC, I suggest you check it out @ 221 East 88th Street.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
the one I warned you about in the beginning of my blog!
PS: I don' t know why it uploaded sideways, nor can I figure out how to correct that.
Tip of the day: Turn your computer 90 degrees to view video in proper alignment.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
From Wikipedia: is the act of describing something as worthless, or making something to be worthless by deprecation.
With 29 letters and 12 syllables, it is the longest non-technical word in the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), which presents it as "enumerated in a well-known rule from the Eton Latin Grammar." The OED dates its first use in literature at 1741 in William Shenstone's Works in Prose and Verse: "I loved him for nothing so much as his flocci-nauci-nihili-pili-fication of money." In recent years, the word has been used in many scholarly articles in philosophy.
Though the OED gives no specifics on its derivation, the word is said to have been invented as an erudite joke by a student of Eton College, who, upon consulting a Latin textbook, found four ways of saying "don't care" and combined them:
- flocci facere (from floccus, -i a wisp or piece of wool)
- nauci facere (from naucum, -i a trifle)
- nihili facere (from nihil, -i nothing; something valueless (lit. "not even a thread" from ni+hilum)) Example being: "nihilism"
- pili facere (from pilus, -i a hair; a bit or a whit; something small and insignificant)
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Hunting Season is Upon Us - Use CautionHunting season is now upon us in Western New York. The first season begins Saturday, Oct. 18 this year (sunrise to sunset), and the final season is over on Dec. 16.
Please be very careful if you decide to walk in any wooded area during this time. If you do, wear blaze orange or some other very bright color. If you see a POSTED sign, get the landowner's permission to enter or you could be fined for trespassing.
Hunting is not allowed on Alfred University property which includes the woods behind the campus and around Foster Lake.
(This is so foreign to me. Why is hunting considered by some to be a good sport? Why do so many VPs and VP candidates go hunting? What would happen if Cheney and Palin met in the woods? If you want to see one possible out come look up: Vice President Aaron Burr.)
Monday, October 13, 2008
with tasty sweet berry wines, and a friendly young cow to boot!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Just maybe, perhaps...maybe...uh, next year will be different, but since I'm human (at least I'm still under this impression) it probably won't be the case. So without further adieu (both literally and figuratively):
May we all be transcribed in the "good book", whatever that may be...and yes, I'll ask for repentance next year about using the computer on this day.
Sheesh, am I hungry.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Here's my first finished piece at Alfred:
The piece is yet to be titled, the background square is 12" x 12", and the materials are clay and electrical tape. Nu?
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
(aka further on up Route 244)
chickens and turkeys roam free.
I have yet to figure out where
exactly they live because
I've seen them out and
about around several
(Turkeys not pictured.)
The road to my apartment
that is flecked with gold:
Saturday, September 27, 2008
1. No roaches
2. No ghettos
I guess it was wishful thinking on my part, because look what is only a few steps from my studio space, just over two yellow lines: