Friday, May 15, 2009

Final Design Board

Farewell, Biloxi

As quickly as we arrived, we were gone. Well, almost. Matt drove East, Solomon and James flew North, and Mike will soon be trucking West. Goodbye, Biloxi. Sometimes I wonder if you were real or just one of those epic dreams like 'Alice in Wonderland'.

The road sign when you enter Mississippi reads "Welcome to Mississippi: It's Like Coming Home." Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Flora and Fauna of Mississippi

Matt, Mike, and I went on a 14-mile hike today in a beautiful pine forest. It was in the 90s, both the temperature and the humidity, both of which made for a very sweaty afternoon. Oh, and we ran into a snapping turtle.

The Prince Awakened

Sorry for the bad video quality. It was the spur of the moment, after all.

Friday, May 8, 2009

House Party

After spending the last couple weeks insulated in our white-collar role as designers, we went back to the house we had been working on for a weeknight party. With most of the windows and doors in, it's slowly becoming more and more home-like. Sadly, we will be leaving right around the time that the wall board, plumbing and siding go up and won't see the finished product. But, hey, that's what Google Streetview is for.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

ain't no SWINE FLU on me

swine flu, swine flu...ah a divine flu

by now it is common knowledge that the pandemic known fondly as swine flu originated within the studios of rapson hall. the reason? the cause? festering mold in studio sinks, multiple open compost bins, and desk drawers crammed with filthy abused tissues.

in their spare time, usually reserved for sleeping, the gold coasters discovered four cures for this pestilence. it took only one laughter filled, hair tussling, leap frogging, knife fighting night.
the cures in no particular order
-for the individual-
*eat one lb of bacon for every hour in a day
*keep a pig within five feet of you for two days
*teach a pig spanish, time to fluency will vary depending on the pig
-for a community-
*fill one newly built mixed use building to maximum occupancy with swine

the image above has not been digitally manipulated, machines get swine flu too.

you are welcome.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Jazz Fest 09

This weekend we traveled back to New Orleans to go to Jazz Fest. Besides the sweat, smoke, and memories of middle-aged white people dancing, it was a great time. Even got to see our first pimp cup!