Thursday, May 27, 2010

Crazy Fish...

Just saw this video posted over at Backwater Angler, a fly shop near the Gunpowder River in Maryland that I occasionally stop at. Check out the fish frantically feeding on an afternoon hatch of insects. Whatever they are eating it must be a favorite, seeing that they are literally jumping out of the water to get to the bugs. Very interesting...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Getting settled-in for the summertime here at home. Working on the thesis at the tribunal, filling-in for the guys on the weekends. The only negative is that the Gunpowder River isn't nearby for my usual fishing excursions. I'm planning on checking out the Cumberland River, about a two hour drive south of Louisville. There is supposed to be some pretty fantastic trout fishing there and I plan on finding out. Here's a recent video post from the Gunpowder to whet the fishing appetite:

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ciao, Roma!

Getting back from a brief trip to Rome with my aunt and uncle. They had never been before and decided that they needed to take me along... and a good time was had by all.

The Colloseum:

Pompeii with Mt. Vesuvius in Background:

The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi:

The View from our Hotel Room Overlooking the Via Conciliazione:

Looking over the Tiber from the Castel:

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Semester Finished!

Alleluia, the semester has come to a close. I've finished all the papers, taken the exams, now I'm packing for the drive home tomorrow and the summer. Of the grades I have received so far (everything except for today's two exams - and I feel good about them) I did pretty well. Now for a 9+ hour drive, a few days at home, and then off to Italy on Sunday with my aunt and uncle. Scarpone's here I come!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Footage of Derby Day, 1931...

Check this out: someone posted 16mm film shot at Churchill Downs on Derby Day, 1931. No sound here, but very interesting to see the track as it was so many years ago. Notice that the title says Churchill Downs "near Louisville"...! I suppose that back then the city had yet to expand that far South. Today the track is well within what people would consider the city.

Kentucky Derby 1931 from henry birdseye on Vimeo.