Sunday, May 16, 2010

BikeSource Duathlon 2010 @ Heritage Park

37  1:26:27 
Run      Bike
2 mile run       37 16:50   
11.3 mile bike   41 43:43   
3 mile run       33 25:02 
Transition       11  0:54   

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Explore Kansas and Missouri

Kaw point riverfront park
Baker Wetlands, Lawrence KS.

Monument Rocks (Chalk Pyramids) and Castle Rock

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Near the Flint hills scenic byways.

Kansas City Renaissance Festival - Sept - October
Powell Gardens
Kansas City Zoo

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Resolutions for 2010

Resolutions for the new year.
  • Transition from the 3.5+ level to the 4.0 level at tennis, playing more 4.0 guys.
  • Take a lot of pictures
    • Explore city parks and state parks and lakes
    • Explore downtowns of cities in the Kansas City Metro
    • Capture winter, spring, summer and fall
    • Do some street photography and include people in pictures.
    • Explore Kansas
  • Pick up ice skating - be able to do the hockey stop, gliding on one foot with ease
  • Get better at swimming - be able to do 3 laps without halting
  • Do two half marathons and attempt a full if knees can take it.
  • Use the road bike to work in good weather. Do Tour De Shawnee or similar.
  • Do some dirt trails on MTB
  • Do more sketching
  • Explore the Rockies

Monday, January 04, 2010

Test the mail-in your post feature

This seems to be a nice little feature, though I don't think its something I'll end up using much. If I have access to email, I will have blogspot around too. Some of the use case I can conceive are - 
1. I'm on the go with an urge to blog some irretrievable thoughts, and with my iPod, I might use email than go to blogpsot on it. I'd imagine that Blogger should have an app for it though.
2. Posting an email I received
3. Post and email it to others in one shot.
4. You like your email client more than you like Blogspot.
5. Be at work, composing an email in Outlook, when you are really blogging!!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

A brief history of art

My visit to the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, spurred an interest in understanding the way art has evolved over time.

Cave painting is where it began some 32,00 years ago. We do not know the purpose of these paintings. Looks like human kind has an innate desire of expression. We started off crude and got smarter over thousands of years. Primitive techniques include spitting or blowing pigments onto the rocks.

There is Eastern painting and Western painting. Eastern seems to have been around longer than western but later as travel increased each influenced the other.

Eastern Painting - Chinese, Japanese, Korean
  • Water-based
  • Less realism
  • Elegant & Stylized objects
  • Preference for landscape over human subjects
  • Importance of white space/negative space
  • Ink & Color on silk or paper, gold on lacquer were common.
Art is very much inspired by and a reflection of the ideology.

Chinese Painting
Indian Painting
Western Painting
-Egypt, Greece & Rome

Painting in Americas