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Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden

MY VIDEO OF THE MUSEUM: Ever since I saw a picture of the sculpture ‘Man Carving his own Destiny’ by Albin Polasek, I’ve wanted to pay a visit to the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden in Winter Park, Florida. A recent vacation to Sarasota, Florida brought me close enough to warrant the day trip… Continue Reading →

The Amazing Acro-Cats: Richmond, VA – June 2015

For my birthday, I went to see the Acro-Cats (along with the all-cat rock band The Rock-Cats) with some friends! The Richmond CenterStage was a great venue, and there were around 200 people crowded in to watch the cats. In addition to the cats, the show included other animals, each with their own unique talent and personality…. Continue Reading →

Stephin Merritt: Sixth and I, Washington, D.C. – May 2015

[Listen to their set on Spotify!] Stephin Merritt recently wrote a book of poetry celebrating 101 two-letter words, commonly seen in Scrabble and other games. To promote the book, he grabbed his mandolin and hit the road with Sam Davol accompanying him on cello. Stephin and Sam played a total of 26 songs, one for each letter… Continue Reading →

RAGE: Richmond Area Gear Expo – April, 2015

The Richmond Area Gear Expo (RAGE!) was an eclectic mix of luthiers, guitar pedal makers, and talented musicians. I had a table with some noise instruments (Von Braun VIII and X, reporting for duty) and my ring mod guitar. I was invited by Natalie Quick, who works at Fan Guitar and Ukulele, a great store… Continue Reading →

Spain: Jammin’ Java, Vienna, VA – February 2015

  Seeing slow-core master Josh Haden’s band Spain has always been a goal, but a goal that I was fairly resigned to leaving unfulfilled. One day before their show at Jammin’ Java, I happened to check Twitter and saw that they would be performing just over two hours north of me! I had to go!… Continue Reading →

Silver Spring Maker Faire – September, 2014

Whoops! Looks like I forgot to write about this one! The Silver Spring Maker Faire was produced by the Kid Museum, which is a hands-on museum that has a strong emphasis on DIY learning. My kind of place! There was a museum like this in Sarasota, Florida, but chronic mismanagement and a greedy city government put an… Continue Reading →

Alchemy NFK: Norfolk, VA – December 2014

  Alchemy NFK is a venue in Norfolk, Virginia that exists in the brand-new ‘Downtown Arts & Design District’ on Granby Street. Cyndi and I brought down the full [carrythewhat?] replications display to their Pop the Trunk event! It was a cool event, with a lot of interesting stuff for sale! I wound up getting a bunch of soap from… Continue Reading →

Ginnie Springs, FL – October 2014

It got cold in Virginia, fast! After a few days in a row of sub-50 degree weather, it was time to make a trip to Florida to recharge. Some friends from Florida met (kind of) halfway, so we ended up in Ginnie Springs, which is a small camping ground in High Springs, FL. I drove… Continue Reading →

Charlottesville Mini Maker Faire, October 2014

Maker Faire! I get stoked every time I go to one of these! They’re always a blast, and it’s cool seeing what everyone is up to! For this Maker Faire, I was actually manning two booths, one for [carrythewhat?] replications, and one for RepTech. This was a cool set-up, and it was really fun showing… Continue Reading →

Maryland Renaissance Festival, September 2014

We went to a Renaissance Festival! I spent the weekend in DC for Jordan’s birthday, and we spent Saturday at the Maryland Renaissance Festival! Jordan and I had matching dragon outfits, which turned out to be a ‘not-great’ idea. Potential for heat stroke aside, it was a great time! We were stopped many times by… Continue Reading →