Summer time is filled with fun and relaxation.  I have quickly compiled a short list of songs i enjoy listening while chilling at the pool or sitting at the beach. Hope you enjoy!

Si Tu Vois Ma Mere By Sidney Bechet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1Dq2UhqRbs

Claire De Lune By Claude Debussy:

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rein, By Edith Piaf:

Myth, By Beach Hose:

Steve McQueen By M83: (video is of live performance, studio recording sounds better)

Hope you enjoy!  Have a fun filled relaxing summer.

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I’m Back

For the few of you who see my blog you know i have not posted in a longgg time.  I wrote somewhat consistently for a few weeks but then school work overwhelmed me.  It is now summer and i have plenty of time to write again!  Im currently in italy so when i return from my trip i will make a nice lengthy post about that.  Expect alot of good content for the summer!

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Lack of Posts

Sorry for the lack of posts.  I have crew everyday after school along with homework so my hands are tied.  My posting might become a little less consistent.  Sorry Guys:(!

 

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Ten Useful Websites to Make Life Easier

I have compiled a list of 10 websites providing great information or a service.  These are in no specific order.  They are just top ten not ranked in order of preference.

www.humyo.com

Provides 10 GB of free space.  Perfect if you are running out of memory on your computer.

www.aviary.com

A great site for remixing and editing music.  Great for if your serious about your mixing or just playing around

www.bubbl.us

A great site for brainstorming and making “mind maps”

errorlevelanalysis.com

For when you get that cool picture from a friend and are not sure if it’s photoshopped.  This site analyzes photos and will tell you if its real or not.

www.flightstats.com

Waiting to pick up a friend from the airport?  This site will show you the current status of the flight so you wont be waiting hours in the airport.

gasbuddy.com

Check the latest gas prices right from the comfort of your home.

www.citrify.com

Great for editing photos.  You can whiten teeth,erase blemishes and wrinkles.

www.boxoh.com

Anxious to receive a shipment?  You can check the status of your shipment with this site.

www.dabbleboard.com

Perfect for brainstorming, this site is a virtual whiteboard that you can use for a multitude of things!

www.wolframalpha.com

Wolframalpha is a great site.  You can get answers to math problems, look up dates in history and see the history of your name.  This site is awesome!

 

Add links to any additional sites you think are coll in the comments.

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Womens World Cup GS

Today I had the pleasure of going to the Womens World Cup in Aspen.  Today the women raced GS.  Two americans advanced to the final containing 30 skiers.  Julia Mancuso who came in 4th for the qualifier and Lindsey Vonn who came in 20th at the qualifier.  Vonn has not had such great success at the GS and is more of a downhill skier but she did get her first GS win this year.  

Sorry for the crappy photo quality, I had to use my phone.  I do have Videos but for some reason WordPress won’t let me upload it!

Anyways Julia Mancuso came in third place and Lindsey did not quite make the podium.  At one point Vonn was in third and the girl coming down looked like she could beat Vonn.  She ended up in 4th place losing to Vonn by 1 one-hundreth of a second!  Now there were still racers to go so they did not get third and 4th place but it was fun to see!  Mancuso was in second until the last racer was going. We knew she was going to get the podium no matter what because there was only one more racer to go. Mancuso ended up getting third place!  The U.S has not made the podium at that race since 2005.  The race was filled with happiness and tears.  Some falls ruined some dreams and opened up others.  All in all congrats to all the racers!

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The womans world cup is tommorow and I have been very busy so sorry for the lack of posts :( .  I will be attending the womans skiing world cup tommorow so expect a detailed post on the race with some good pictures!

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Breaking the 60 mph Barrier

This post has to be short because I am very busy so I am sorry for the shorter post.  Today was the first day of my ski season and I decided to try out this app I got called SkiTracks.  This app tracks your runs down the mountain and gives you data on it.  This includes max speed, average speed, distance travelled, elevation lost and many other things.  Since it is the start of the season the snow is not particularly soft.  There is a lot of man-made snow and no powder.  This makes for some fast skiing conditions.

It was opening day for Aspen Mountain and there were not to many people.  There is a certain run called Spar Gulch which is groomed and somewhat steep.  It is long so you get a while to build up your speed.  Anyways I always love bombing down this run.  Today I went down it like I have in past seasons but probably a little faster than normal because I wanted to see how fast the app said I went.  At the base of the mountain I checked the app and I had gone 60.2 mph!!  That amazed me.  Now of course I was not going this fast for very long but still…60.  My first thought was no way I am 5 foot 4 inches 110 pounds, I couldn’t go that fast.  It turns out that the app is very accurate and I really did go that fast.  The only problem is that since I can now see my speed I will constantly want to make it faster.  I have a feeling this will eventually lead to a trip to the hospital.


Hopefully that does not happen because I would be pissed if I missed a ski season.  I wish all of you great seasons and make them injury free.  Oh and by the way, Happy Thanksgiving!!  Tell us about any cool ski stories you have in the comment section.

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