Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Amazing Bicycle Trials video

Inspired Bicycles - Danny MacAskill April 2009

Hunter Hawkins Named OVC Freshman of the Year

Double Congrats to extended family member, Hunter Hawkins!

JSU's Hunter Hawkins Named OVC Freshman of the Year
Jacksonville State’s Hunter Hawkins was named OVC Freshman of the Year while Gonzalo Berlin was named to the All-OVC second team and Garrett Burgess earned All-Newcomer honors at the annual awards banquet on Monday evening following the first day of play at the 2009 OVC Championship.

The OVC Player and Coach of the Year awards will be announced Wednesday afternoon following the final round of play at the championship, which is being held at being held at the The Shoals on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

Hawkins became the second Jacksonville State player to earn the Freshman of the Year award in the five years the honor has been bestowed (joining 2006 winner Daniel Willett). Hawkins played in 10 tournaments in 2008-09, averaging 74.72 strokes per round. His best finish of the season was a second place (out of 75 golfers) effort at the Mission Inn Collegiate Classic. He carded a three-round score of 210 (-6). Hawkins was also named to the All-OVC second-team and All-OVC Newcomer Teams.

JSU's Hunter Hawkins Leads at OVC Men's Golf Championship
Freshman Hunter Hawkins shot the only score under-par to hold a one shot lead after Monday’s opening round of the 2009 Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Golf Championship, played at the par-72, 7,188 yard Fighting Joe Golf Course on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

Lawrence Kutner is dead

Last night, I was watching an episode of House called "Simple Explanation". During the episode, Lawrence Kutner, (a member of House's team) was found dead of an apparent suicide. It really wasn't consistent with his character, so I did some checking to see if I could find out more information. Wikipedia to the rescue!

"Kutner is found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his apartment by Thirteen and Foreman in 'Simple Explanation'. Kutner left no reason for his suicide, causing Dr. House to suspect foul play. The show's producers have confirmed that his death was indeed a suicide. Actor Kal Penn, who portrayed Kutner, had accepted a job at the White House as 'a liaison connecting the Obama administration with arts and entertainment groups, as well as with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities.'"

Austin City Limits Festival 2009 Lineup

ACL 2009 Lineup
* Pearl Jam
* Dave Matthews Band
* Beastie Boys
* Kings of Leon
* Ben Harper and Relentless7
* Thievery Corporation
* John Legend
* The Dead Weather
* The Levon Helm Band
* Ghostland Observatory
* Sonic Youth
* Mos Def
* Toadies
* Flogging Molly
* The B-52s
* Lily Allen
* Citizen Cope
* Arctic Monkeys
* The Decemberists
* Coheed and Cambria
* Andrew Bird
* Girl Talk
* STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9)
* Phoenix
* Bassnectar
* Bon Iver
* !!!
* Avett Brothers
* The Airborne Toxic Event
* Medeski, Martin & Wood
* Clutch
* Michael Franti & Spearhead
* Grizzly Bear
* Heartless Bastards
* Passion Pit
* White Lies
* Dan Auerbach
* The Walkmen
* The Scabs
* Reckless Kelly
* DeVotchka
* Blitzen Trapper
* The Virgins
* Here We Go Magic
* Eek-A-Mouse
* K'Naan
* Asleep at the Wheel
* Dr. Dog
* The Raveonettes
* The Knux
* Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
* State Radio
* Los Amigos Invisibles
* The Felice Brothers
* Federico Aubele
* Raul Malo
* Daniel Johnston
* Poi Dog Pondering
* Brett Dennen
* Rodriguez
* Henry Butler
* Preservation Hall
* Sam Roberts Band
* The Greencards
* Sara Watkins
* Walter "Wolfman" Washington
* David Garza
* John Vanderslice
* Zac Brown Band
* Todd Snider
* School of Seven Bells
* The Dodos
* Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3
* Alberta Cross
* Deer Tick
* Bell X1
* Alela Diane
* The Wood Brothers
* The Parlor Mob
* Rebirth Brass Band
* Marva Wright
* Terri Hendrix
* L.A.X.
* Lisa Hannigan
* The Low Anthem
* Sons of Bill
* Suckers
* Sarah Jaffe
* Cotton Jones
* The Henry Clay People
* Papa Mali
* Jypsi
* Vince Mira
* Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights
* Mimicking Birds
* Jeffrey Steele
* Jonell Mosser
* Leatherbag
* Keith Gattis
* Damien Horne
* Sarah Siskind
* The Dexateens
* Nelo
* Danny Brooks
* Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
* The Soul Stirrers
* The Durdens
* Palm School Elementary
* The Gospel Silvertones
* Diaconos
* Quinn Sullivan
* Ralph's World
* Q Brothers
* Milkshake
* Telephone Company
* Loose Cannons
* Lunch Money

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Spoetzl Brewery is 100 years old.

Some of you know may not know what the Spoetzl Brewery. Well, it's the home of Shiner Beer, located in Shiner, TX. From their website, a description of 1909.
Recently immigrated Germans and Czechs who have settled in the new town of Shiner bring many of their traditions and tastes with them to the New World. Still yearning for their classic Bavarian brews, they form the Shiner Brewing Association. In a makeshift brewery, the beginning of Shiner Beer makes its debut as Shiner Premium.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

2009 SEC Championship Pictures

100_1821, originally uploaded by eschulz.

Last weekend, we went to St Simon island in Georgia to see the 2009 SEC Golf Championship. We had an awesome time and I carried my Kodak camera, Amy carried our Canon A470 and John carried my Canon SD-450. All three of my cameras were used and we took quite a few pics.

Springtime in Alabama

Posted by ShoZu

Friday, April 24, 2009

My strawberry breakfast

My strawberry breakfast, originally uploaded by eschulz.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Jazz Night in Oakhurst

We're here for a jazz and wine party in Oakhurst

Posted by ShoZu

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Woody, is that you?

Woody, is that you?
Originally uploaded by eschulz
I've been trying to capture some woodpecker footage for a while. They were all over the golf course in Tallahassee when we were there a couple of months ago. Then, for the last couple of days, you could hear them on St Simon Island. Amy was able to locate this one and signaled me and I was able to shoot this footage.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Psychology of School Shooters

Psychology of Virginia Tech, Columbine Killers Still Baffles Experts - ABC News: This was an excellent article which answered some questions for me. I didn't really didn't understand the difference between psychotic and psychopathic.

McCurdy ready for SEC Tournament

This weekend, Will is representing Auburn at theSEC Championship. It's a nice article in his hometown paper.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Lights out - Decatur

We were gonna grab some dinner tonight and all of downtown Decatur was without power. It seems like this happened just a week or two ago.

Italy Trip - Hotels

In about a month, we're headed to Italy with Sara and John. I plan to post a number of notes, so that I will have an easy place to find the information. Here are the hotels we are staying in:

Night 1 - Sheraton Golf (Rome)
Night 2 & 3 - Regina Cristina (Isle of Capri)
Night 4 - Grand Hotel or Giotto (Assisi)
Nights 5 & 6 - NH Laguna Palace (Venice)
Nights 7 & 8 - Tettuccio or Minerva Palace (Montecatini)
Nights 9 & 10 - Borromini or Aran Mantegna (Rome)

Happy Easter ...

The Epiphany Choir is rehearsing and they sound awesome.

Posted by ShoZu

Thursday, April 09, 2009

AT&T Predictions video from 1993

AT&T got some of these right, and some are a tad off the mark...

Monday, April 06, 2009

Khatak Dancers

Khatik Dancers, originally uploaded by eschulz.

Saturday night, we went to see a Khatak dance recital. One of Amy's coworkers participated. It was very interesting and one reason to choose to do this particular dance (besides the important cultural one) is physical fitness.

Decatur Library

Decatur Library, originally uploaded by eschulz.

Saturday, Amy and I went to the Decatur Library and got library cards. It's a nice place. We were parked for lunch and only got 90 minutes of free parking, so we didn't have much time to look around. I think I'll go back sometime this week.

No more VW Rabbit (again)

"Volkswagen of America, Inc. welcomes back the Golf nameplate with the arrival of the sixth generation Golf.
“The Golf is an iconic nameplate for the Volkswagen Brand and it is known throughout the world,” said Mark Barnes, COO, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “The Golf is Volkswagen’s best selling global nameplate with more than 26 million units sold in over 120 countries.”
“Making the change back to Golf is an important step in realigning with our global heritage” Barnes added.
The new Golf had its world unveil at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. The sixth generation Golf has been significantly redesigned and demonstrates Volkswagen’s product strategy to refine the brand in all model lines. The Golf will have its U.S. debut at the 2009 New York International Auto Show. The Golf will go on sale in the fall of 2009"

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Arc Angels Fly Again

Arc Angels Fly Again:
It's a great day for Austin music fans. One of the best bands from Austin is reuniting (and more importantly) recording a new album!

Arc Angels, the Austin, Texas-based all-star group formed in the wake of Stevie Ray Vaughn's death, are ready to take full flight again.

After playing together periodically during the past seven years, the band plans to release a DVD this year, tour extensively -- including two appearances during this month's South By Southwest music festival and a May run with Eric Clapton in England -- and start work in its first album in 17 years.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Grow Girl Indoor/Outdoor Plant Care

Grow Girl Indoor/Outdoor Plant Care
This is the business of a friend of ours, Marni.  If you live in the Atlanta area and you need plant care, give her a call!
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