July 20, 2007

Virgin [welcome to] America

Please, please, DOT, grant them their government operating authority so we can fly.

On board, you can pick your own movies, videos, live TV; listen to music and make your own playlists (that will transfer to connecting flights); choose your food options in a picture-in-picture format while watching your show; play games; or talk to people in other seats, all on a 9" in-seat monitor.

And, first class seats are ridiculously cheap.

July 16, 2007

Jersey Boys on Broadway

Jersey Boys in New York City
I'm lucky enough to know Matthew Scott through his awesome aunt and uncle (who I am forever grateful to for too many things to list).

He's the swing on Broadway's Jersey Boys, and this particular day, he was performing as Frankie Valli -- to rave reviews and adoring fans. People couldn't get enough of him outside the stage door. Matt's so talented, he also performs the Bob Gaudio and Tommy Devito roles superbly (from what I hear on the streets).

If you get to see him perform, consider yourself lucky.

Fans crowding Mattwith Mike
jumpingfans raving to his proud mom
Clockwise from top left: Fans crowding Matt; Matt poses with anyone who asks; a fan raving to Matt's mom (who saw the show with us); and Mike jumping in front of the August Wilson Theater on Broadway.

Independence Day from Washington D.C.

Finally, a fourth of July spent in Washington D.C. We even had a view of the fireworks (with the tip of the Washington monument, the red light on the left) from our apartment window. The guy across the street was busy in his kitchen during the entire show.

4th of July Fireworks
4th of July Fireworks
4th of July Fireworks
4th of July Fireworks

July 11, 2007

Beach Yoga

Beach Yoga in Venice, CABeach Yoga in Venice, CA
Beach Yoga in Venice, CASunset, Venice CA
My friend Aaron teaches yoga on the beach at Rose and the Pacific Ocean a few times each summer -- free to anyone who happens to be in Venice, California.

This kick off date for yoga in June was particularly special because it came complete with a kirtan at the end with Dave Stringer and friends performing.