New art from Jeremy Geddes on my wall

Someone called Jeremy Geddes asked to be my friend on Facebook, and I didn’t recognise his name. I googled and discovered he is an artist, and paints pictures of (among other things) astronauts. He’s also a listener to my Science Fiction Book Review Podcast, which is how he knew me. I decided I liked his work so much, that I’d buy a print.

It arrived while I was away on my last work trip, but now I’m home I’ve hung it on my wall. It won’t be here long term, but it’s not going in the dining room until I’ve decorated.


Berlin Juggling Convention 2010

I had to write an article about the Berlin Juggling Convention this year, and I need some photos. Instead of focusing the show and normal things that appear in convention reviews, I’d concentrate on five other things: Daniel’s Geek Table, Fight Night, The Fashion Show, Sport Hocker and the Fashion Show. Katrin had asked me to take photos of the fashion show too, so I put in extra effort to capture the spirit of the event. They are displayed in a chronological order, click for high resolution versions, and all are released under a creative commons 3.0 license. Enjoy!

Breakfast.
Breakfast.

Daniel's Geek Juggling Table.
Daniel’s Geek Juggling Table.

Neta and Noam preparing for the fashion show.
Neta and Noam preparing for the fashion show.

Frix and Katrin, two of three fashion show organisers.
Frix and Katrin, two of three fashion show organisers.

DJ.
DJ.

Katrin.
Katrin.

Preparing the bubbly.
Preparing the bubbly.

DJ and JJ.
DJ and JJ.

Paparazzi.
Paparazzi.

Ana sorting the music.
Ana sorting the music.

Karo and Gonzalo.
Karo and Gonzalo.

Jacob looks Sharpe.
Jacob looks Sharpe.

V.I.P.
V.I.P.

Press.
Press.

JJ and DJ.
JJ and DJ.

Milan.
Milan.

Anja and Joerg.
Anja and Joerg.

DJ.
DJ.

Neta and Noam.
Neta and Noam.

Jacob.
Jacob.

Guillaume.
Guillaume.

Milan and Alan.
Milan and Alan.

Karo and Gonzalo..
Karo and Gonzalo..

Karo and Gonzalo.
Karo and Gonzalo.

Umbrellas.
Umbrellas.

JJ.
JJ.

Hannah and the press.
Hannah and the press.

Stefan and Guillaume.
Stefan and Guillaume.

Stefan and Guillaume.
Stefan and Guillaume.

Stefan and Guillaume.
Stefan and Guillaume.

Karo and Neta.
Karo and Neta.

Karo and Neta.
Karo and Neta.

Stefan and Guillaume.
Stefan and Guillaume.

View from the sound desk.
View from the sound desk.

Frix and Ana.
Frix and Ana.

Frix, Katrin, Ana.
Frix, Katrin, Ana.

Davidone.
Davidone.

Flo and Jochen pose for a combat photo.
Flo and Jochen pose for a combat photo.

Volleyclub
Volleyclub

Volleyclub
Volleyclub

Volleyclub
Volleyclub

Volleyclub
Volleyclub

Volleyclub
Volleyclub

Volleyclub
Volleyclub

Volleyclub
Volleyclub

Volleyclub
Volleyclub

Volleyclub
Volleyclub

Volleyclub
Volleyclub

Volleyclub
Volleyclub

Volleyclub
Volleyclub

Water melon.
Water melon.

Sven tries cigar boxes.
Sven tries cigar boxes.

Sport Hocker.
Sport Hocker.

Sport Hocker.
Sport Hocker.


25 expressions

Someone posted this sheet to a discussion forum I frequent. It’s full of arty types, so this kind of challenge brings out all kinds of fun stuff.

Here’s Adam’s submission:

Here’s mine. I made the joke before anyone else:

Rym wins, with this topical entry:

I had to put earphones in an listen to something else while watching the Germany v Australia game, just to blot out the noise of those damn vuvuzela. The England USA game was bearable, because I watched in a full theater, and we made our own noise. But vuvuzela result in zero atmosphere inside the stadium, as portrayed on TV, and means I’m probably not going to watch another game unless I can turn the sound off.

Also, here’s a vuvuzela’s take on the world cup.