I was away last weekend at a conference in Los Angeles. Missed the lovely Spring weather back home and instead almost drowned under four inches of heavy rainfall. Lucky to have rented a car with GPS as the rain was so heavy that I could barely see the exit signs on the freeway!
We took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather on Sunday to visit the submarine Becuna and battleship Olympia tied up at Penn’s landing and check out the exhibits at the Philadelphia Seaport. Great bargain as admission is free on Sundays from 10am – Noon.
After getting lost on the streets of Philly we made our way to the Philadelphia Zoo and check out the monkeys and shiver with the lions as the sun went down.
Today was an art day. Morning took us to the Princeton Museum of Art where a kind an patient woman taught a collection of 5 & 6 year olds about perspective. We later sneaked out to see the Monets and the Egyptian mummy in the basement. Later we went to the Grounds for Sculpture where we enjoyed the interactive bucket playing of Billy Jonas who taught us how to give ourselves a “square of applause” and that the “opposite of a rectange is a tangled wreck.” Later, we walked the ground and wondered at the beautiful glass sculpture of Dale Chihuly whose organic forms prompted Tyler to invent a new word, “squoobly” which I think fits Chihuly’s images just fine.
Was over in Tokyo last month with the family in tow for the launch of the Japanese interface for my company’s product, factiva.com. We had a proper press event where I held court for an hour or so and did my best to wow them. We got covered in some of the local press and they even managed to catch me doing one of those executive, “open hand waving over a a crystal ball” type poses that you alway see in Japanese business magazines!
Saw a pretty hot Phish show at the Philly Spectrum last week. Great to see an East Coast show with a great East Coast band.
A lighter look at the scary events in the Middle East are laid out in this Flash-based strategy game