Thursday, June 23, 2005

Inspirational Clip for the Week

Here's a video that shows my love for documentaries and short shorts. Enjoy!

Monday, June 13, 2005

Wow Wee Rickey Henderson!

Originally uploaded by mayshelley.
If you were a baseball fan in the 80’s and 90’s the name Rickey Henderson may sound very familiar. Henderson played most of his years with the Oakland A’s and is best known for stealing bases. To this day, he still holds the most career stolen bases with 1406 and places second for most stolen bases in a single season with 130. Rickey Henderson currently plays in the same Independent baseball league as my older brother Randall. This past weekend I went down to San Diego to watch Rickey Henderson and Randall Shelley duke it out for second in the league’s stolen bases. It’s still very early in the season, but it will be an exciting summer following the Long Beach Armada. The picture provided is the leagues leader board.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Lesson One on How to be a Hippie

On my way to my Ruhi Study Circle class, I parked my car near the host’s house I noticed a lone object in the street caught my eye. A four drawer deep mahogany dresser lay on the corner with a single spotlight shining down upon it through the overcast, hazy sky. The hippie gods were casting a light onto this piece of “trash” calling the inner-hippie inside of me to pull my car around and take this dresser. I waited to investigate further into this mysterious dresser on the street, but upon leaving the Ruhi class I noticed it was still there. I mustered up some courage, pulled my car around and threw that dresser in my trunk. Tonight marks my first solo trip of dumpster diving.

My Aunt Juliet owns a book called The Hippie Handbook. I remember glancing over it a few years back and took notes on the proper etiquette of dumpster diving. I have included these rules:

1.Identify your target neighborhood. Concentrate on areas where young people rent. Stay away from wealthy neighborhoods. It is a surprising fact that rich people do not throw good stuff away. They give their trash to charity and deduct it on their tax returns.

2. Determine when trash is in your target neighborhood (by observation or calling the city).

3.The night before trash day (“Trash Eve”) drive your VW bus slowly through your target neighborhood.

4. When you spot a dumpster or trash pile that is teeming with bounty, approach is cautiously. (Do not get in the dumpster. Dumpsters can be very dangerous and also dirty.)Bring a footstool so that you can get a good vantage point for sifting. Stay away from clothing, sealed trash bags, and diapers.

5. When you see something you like, carefully free it from the dumpster and load it in the back of your bus.

6.Continue cruising and repeat.

Written While Listening to “Speed of Sound” by Coldplay

Thursday, June 02, 2005

The Real OC?

Laguna Beach shoreline
Originally uploaded by mayshelley.
Today I finally got the chance to drive down to the beach since my return home for the summer. This picture is of the Laguna Beach shoreline and cliffs. Every first Thursday of the month, the galleries on Pacific Coast Highway open up their doors to showcase their new pieces they have in their gallery. Tonight we strolled along the strip. Although Laguna Beach is known for its art, I thought that overall the art pieces lacked emotion and creativity and classify most of these pieces under what I like to call “safe-orange-county-art.” But maybe I’m being an art snob…I do have a concentration in Art.

Written While Listening to “Like Eating Glass” by Bloc Party