Tuesday, January 12, 2010
They ask the priest if he wants to be face up or face down when he meets his fate. The priest says that he would like to be face up so he will be looking toward heaven when he dies. They raise the blade, release it, it comes speeding down and suddenly stops inches from his neck. The authorities take this as divine intervention and release the priest.
Next, the lawyer is asked the same thing. He chooses face up hoping to be as fortunate. They raise the blade, release it, it comes speeding down and suddenly stops inches from his neck. The authorities again take this as divine intervention and release the lawyer.
Finally, the Architect is next. He too chooses face up. They slowly raise the blade, when the Architect says:
“Hey, I see what the problem is!”.
When: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 ... 6-7:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Where: AIA Conference Room, 1400 S Street (enter from 14th Street; accessible)
Presenter: Matthew Piner, Owner/Principal, PinerWorks Architectural & Building Group
Topic: Integrating Climate + Form: A Valley City in Paradise ...
Program Details: How do designers' and builders' responses to climate become elements of architectural form and style? Sacramento architect and green builder Matt Piner will discuss examples from local, global, and historical perspectives on certain architectural forms that are so prominent as to have their own name originated as building responses to the peculiarities of local climates.
Under the current design, the larger bubble will rise 145 feet through the building’s top enclosing a four-storey courtyard below. To be visible from all sides of the museum and at points along Washington’s historic National Mall, it will house an auditorium with up to 1,000 seats for new media offerings. From the interior, visitors will be able to view people in the galleries above through transparent areas provided in the fabric structure. The smaller bubble, located to the side, will house a public lounge with a café overlooking the mall.
The project, which is estimated to cost $5 million, is in the early conceptual stage. The museum is hopeful to open the pavilion in May 2011.
So where do you send something like this?... well, with a bit of research we found this website: http://www.anysoldier.com
Each soldier on this site writes a blog detailing a little of what they are experiencing as well as they list what items they might need for themselves and their fellow soldiers to make their deployment a little more tolerable/enjoyable. We got to select where the soldier was stationed, which branch in the military they were in and where in the U.S. they were originally from. We selected an army soldier by the name of Lizber Torres; she is from California and is currently stationed in Afghanistan. She had asked for, and we included in her care package, flashlights, razors, toothbrushes, magazines, feminine hygiene products, board games, dvd’s, cd’s (yes, we included an X-mas one) and magazines. It came out to be 25lbs of loot! I’ve never done this before so I was banking on spending around $80.00 for shipping… but praise the almighty that the United Post Office ‘supports’ it when you support your troops so it only came out to $16.00! So I guess what I’m trying to say is if this is something you have ever considered doing then check out the website because that, along with the low cost of shipping, makes it a really easy thing to do…. and p.s. it’s a year round thing, cause soldiers like to shave for more occasions than just Christmas.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Jack's Reponse...You didn’t know, but it’s my “W+P half life birthday”. At the end of December I will have been W+P for exactly half of my life! Weird.
The economy is so bad I ordered a burger at McDonalds and the kid behind the counter asked, "Can you afford fries with that?"
The economy is so bad that CEO's are now playing miniature golf.
The economy is so bad if the bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds," you call them and ask if they meant you or them.
The economy is so bad Hot Wheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM.
The economy is so bad McDonalds is selling the 1/4 ouncer.
The economy is so bad parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children's names.
The economy is so bad a truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico .
The economy is so bad Motel Six won't leave the light on anymore.
The economy is so bad Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen