Tuesday, July 26, 2005

More Photos

Yes, that’s right. Here are some more Colorado photos. Enjoy. Or at least look.

This is a picture from the Alpha Chi Omega House balcony. Not much to see, but it’s a quiet, quaint little street from this angle. This is what you’d get if you were to go out the front door of the house.

If you turn around, however, you’ll see that a whole restaurant district is located right behind the house. You can’t really tell that from this picture, but you do see the first such restaurant as located directly behind the house. The restaurant is that white brick building. Those white windows nestled within the verdant veneer of the sorority house are bedrooms. Mine is the closed window right in the center. It just looks a white line from this angle.

To take you inside the house, here is the living room. Or at least about half of it. Not much to be said about it, I guess. But yes, I’ve sat in it.

Here’s the industrial-sized kitchen. No, I haven’t learned how to use any of those things. God bless microwaveable meals and cold cereal.

A partial shot of the dining room. There’s at least twice as many tables as this, actually. Neat, huh?

Moving away from the sorority house, this is the actual classroom for the seminar.

This is just outside the building that houses the above classroom. The building just behind the fountain is the University Memorial Center. It houses the bookstore and a Domino’s Pizza stand. That’s all I can tell you about it.

This is actually from the Marriott Courtyard where Melanie, my sisters, and I stayed for a couple of nights prior to the seminar. It was (and still is, I imagine) located in Louisville, Colorado, which is only about 7 miles from Boulder. This flower was located in the courtyard of the Courtyard. It’s my first official “artistic” picture as taken with the new camera.

I continued my feigned artistic sensibilities by snapping this image. I call it “College Essentials.” For practical purposes, that is the desk in my bedroom at the sorority house.

And finally, here is one I simply call, “Sorority Surprise.” After several times of using the drawers in my bedroom, these babies suddenly made a surprise appearance. Somehow or another, they had been stuck between the first and second drawer and eventually worked their way out. I thought this most delightful surprise warranted a photograph of its own. As of yet, I still haven’t worn these.

Well, that about wraps it up. This is the bulk of photos that seem worth sharing. Maybe I’ll drop another one here and there, but this is basically it for Colorado. Of course, I hope to share many photos from other occasions as they arise. Until then, I hope you’ve enjoyed a more visual approach to things lately. Hopefully I’ll write a post with some substance very soon.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Porcelain Postcards

In order to whet your appetite, I am posting just four introductory pictures from Colorado. There are more to come, but this should pique your interest.

To begin with, we have the Alpha Chi Omega House. This sorority house is temporarily the boarding house for students of the philosophy seminar. It's a cute little building at the corner of 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. Campus is just a couple of blocks away.

Lest there be any confusion that this is, indeed, a sorority house, notice the gentle nuances of the main restroom located on the main floor. A nice bowl of potpourri on the back of the toilet, and what is that pretty decoration next to the sink?

Ah, but of course -- feminine hygiene products. Well, at least they get an A+ for presentation!

And finally, here is the restroom on campus at the Hellems building, where the seminar takes place. I absolutely hate when restrooms are designed like this. Bowl-like urinals that offer absolutely zero privacy. And no dividers between them. Luckily, the building is essentially vacant in the summer.

And there you have it, a quick introduction to my time at Colorado. More to come. Feel free to make any of the above pictures into your desktop wallpaper. I won't mind.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Stayin' Alive

Should anyone still be lurking around these parts, I am alive and well. I will be writing a more concrete post sometime in the very near future. Until then, I have been taking many pictures with a new digital camera and will be posting several of them soon. I am hoping this new toy will enhance the visual pizzazz of this already hyper-stimulating blog, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Stay tuned!