Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Places I Have Been - International

Cancun, Mexico - November 2006
Chichen Itza, Mexico - November 2006

Tokyo, Japan – April 2006, Primarily Shinjuku District

Fontainbleau, France (Including Royal Chateau)

Paris, France – April 2009
Top of the Eiffel Tower
Les Invalides & Musee de l’Armee
Sacre Couer
Jardin du Luxembourg
Erotic Museum
Musee du Louvre
Sainte Chapelle
Top of the Arc de Triomphe
Musee d’Orsay
Notre Dame
Musee Rodin & Rodin Gardens

Amsterdam, Holland – April 2009
Flower Market
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank Haus
Riks Museum

Places I Have Been - United States

Las Vegas, NV – December 2007, April 2009
Denver, CO – January 2008
New Orleans, LA – May 2001

Boston, MA
Cow Parade Art
Oldest Restaurant in the United States – Union Oyster House

Austin, TX – May 2007, Feb 2008, March 2009
Guitartown Art Guitars

Gruene, TX – Feb 2008
San Antonio, TX – March 2009
The Alamo

Farmington, MO – March 2008
Meramec Caverns – West Stanton, MO X 2
St. Louis, MO – Arch on Nov. 3, 2000 & November 19, 2002

New York – April 2008
Statue of Liberty
Museum of Modern Art
Central Park
(Old) Yankee Stadium
(Old) Shea Stadium
Museum of Sex
Madame Tussand’s Wax Museum
Empire State Building
Rockefeller Center & Top of The Rock
Times Square
Bryant Park & outside New York Public Library
Guggenheim Museum
Whitney Museum of American Art
Outside Madison Square Garden
Washington Arch at Night
Greenwich Village

Washington, DC – April 2008
Arlington National Cemetery
Outside Capitol Building & White House
Inside Washington Monument
National Mall & Lincoln Memorial
Vietnam & Korean War Memorials
National Air & Space Museum
Treasures of American History
Hope Diamond & Smithsonian Natural History Museum
Smithsonian Castle
Smithsonian Sculpture Garden
National Portrait Gallery & American Museum of Contemporary Art
Newseum – Grand Opening Day
US Constitution, Declaration of Independence & Magna Carta at National Archives

Philadelphia, PA – April 2008
The Liberty Bell
Independence Hall
Betsy Ross’ House
Original LOVE artwork
National Constitution Center, Samples from Cooperstown

Last Updated: June 30, 2009

Places I Have Been - California

San Diego County
Mt. Soledad
Crystal Pier
Mission Beach
Gaslamp District
Encinitas, CA
Lake Henshaw, CA
Julian, CA

Santa Cruz County
Big Basin State Park – May 2009
Mystery Spot
Roaring Camp Railroad
Covered Bridge Park, Felton
Henry Cowell State Park
Boardwalk & Wharf
Capitola Wharf
Natural Bridges State Park & Monarch Butterflies

SF Bay Area
Alcatraz Island
The Haight
The Mission
Baker Beach
Golden Gate Park
Yerba Buena Gardens
Lombard Street
Clarion Street Art Alley
Museum of Modern Art
Musee Mecanique
Berkeley, CA

Ventura, CA – December 2008
Santa Monica Pier – December 2008, Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Blvd & Walk of Fame – February 2008, Los Angeles, CA
Beverly Hills & Rodeo Drive - February 2008, Los Angeles, CA

Hwy 1 – Seacliff, CA
Hwy 1 – Missile Park
Hwy 1 - San Simeon & Hearst Castle – December 2001
Hwy 1 - Elephant Seals – June 2008, Piedras Blancas, CA
Hwy 1 – Pigeon Pt. Lighthouse
Hwy 1 - Elephant Seals – Ano Nuevo State Park, CA
Hwy 1 – Stinson Beach, CA
Hwy 1 – Golden Gate National Recreation Area & Marin Headlands

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf

Winchester Mystery House – February 2008, San Jose, CA
Rosicrucian Museum – February 2008, San Jose, CA

Sequoia National Forest & General Sherman Tree – June 2009

Last Updated: June 30, 2009

Events, Activities, Festivals & Shows

12th Annual Hot Rods on the Beach – October 10, 2009, Santa Cruz, CA
Samurai Exhibit - Asian Art Museum, San Francisco - September 13, 2009
Tutankhamun Exhibit - De Young Museum, San Francisco - August 10, 2009
Concourse Lemons - August 2009, Marina, CA
Maker Faire – June 2009, San Mateo, CA
Vday Pillow Fight – February 2009, San Francisco, CA

Dance Odyssey Student Recital – June 14, 2008, Santa Cruz, CA
Car Show – June 7, 2008, Capitola, CA
National Cherry Blossom Parade – April 2008, Washington, DC
Friday Night Waltz – March 2008, Palo Alto, CA
Multi Course Dinner at Asia SF – February 2008, San Francisco, CA
New Years Eve at the Clocktower – January 2008, Santa Cruz, CA

Fillmore & Western Railroad – December 29, 2007
10th Annual Hot Rods on the Beach – October 6, 2007, Santa Cruz, CA
NorCal Renaissance Fair – September 29, 2007, Bay Area, CA
HowWeird Street Fair – May 6, 2007, San Francisco, CA

Desert Dance Festival – Sept 16, 2006, San Jose, CA
Art Car Festival – Sept 16, 2006, San Jose, CA

Bill Clinton @ North Island Naval Station – May 17th, 1993

Burning Man
Burning Man Decompression – 2005, 2007, 2008, San Francisco, CA
Burning Man Festival – 2005, 2007, 2008, Black Rock Desert, NV

Trade Shows
Siggraph – 2006 Boston, 2007 San Diego, 2008 Los Angeles
San Diego Comic Con - 2006, 2007, 2008
New York Comic Con – April 2008
WonderCon – February 2008, San Francisco, CA
Macworld – January 2008, San Francisco, CA

Sporting Events
San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants - August 13, 2010, San Francisco, CA
San Jose Giants Minor League Baseball Game – July 5, 2009, San Jose, CA
San Jose Giants vs. RC Quakes Minor League Baseball Game – July 5, 2008, San Jose, CA
Oakland A’s vs. Cleveland Indians @ Oakland – August 23, 2001
San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals @ Jack Murphy Stadium – May 27, 1994
Sharks vs. Blues Hockey Game – March 2008, San Jose, CA
Yankees vs. Devil Rays - April 7, 2008, New York City
Mets vs. Nationals – April 17, 2008, New York City

Camping, Hiking and Outdoor Adventures
Pinnacles National Monument - March 2010
Hiking at Butano State Park - May 2010
Huntington Lake, Sierra National Forest - July 2010
Grover Hot Springs, Sierra National Forest - August 2010

Mission Bay High School Senior Year Homecoming -
Mission Bay High School Junior Year Homecoming – October 7, 1995
Mission Bay High School Sophomore Year Homecoming – October 29, 1994
Mission Bay High School Freshman Year Homecoming – October 23, 1993
Mission Bay High School Senior Prom – June 1, 1996
USDHS Homecoming @ Hotel Del Coronado - 1994

Last Updated: January 2010

Live Music & Performance Adventures

Anger Management w/ Eminem, Lil' John, etc. – July 19, 2005
Smokin' Grooves w/ Outkast, Lauren Hill, etc.
Ozzfest w/ Black Sabbath, Marilyn Manson, etc.
Area One w/ Moby, Outkast, etc. @ Shoreline Amphitheater, San Jose - July 31, 2001

Individual Artists/Groups
Robert Earl Keen & Band @ Rio Theater, Santa Cruz - January 20, 2011
Shawn Colvin & Mary Chapin Carpenter @ Mountain Winery, Saratoga - August 5, 2010
Mike Doughty @ The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz - February 2010
Dark Star Orchestra @ Fillmore, San Francisco - October 3, 2009
Tim Easton @ The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz - September 2009
Gregory Page @ Paul's House Concert, San Francisco - August 22, 2009
The Sunday Gospel Brunch @ House of Blues, Las Vegas – April 26, 2009
Thunder from Down Under @ Excalibur, Las Vegas – April 25, 2009
Paula Poundstone @ the Rio - February 7, 2009
Chuck Prophet @ the Crepe Place – January 29, 2009

The Wrong Trousers @ Lestats, San Diego – December 28, 2008
Hayes Carll @ Don Quixote’s, Felton – June 18, 2008
Juvenators @ the Wharf House, Capitola - June 7, 2008
Colin Gilmore @ Flipnotics, Austin – February 16, 2008
Devil Doll @ Continental Club, Austin - February 15, 2008

The Courtney Janes @ Marin Coffee Roasters, San Anselmo – December 22, 2007
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers w/ Eliot Randall @ Slim’s, SF – November 16, 2007
The Resentments @ the Saxon Pub – May 27, 2007

Tori Amos @ San Jose Center for Performing Arts – April 12, 2003
Three Doors Down w/ Nickelback @ Fillmore, San Francisco
Jimmy Buffett @ Shoreline Amphitheater, San Jose – Sept 26, 2002
Ronnie Dawson & The Blasters @ The Mayan Theater, Los Angeles – August 13, 2001

Garth Brooks @ San Diego Sports Arena – June 14, 1996
Alanis Morrisette
Tom Petty @ San Diego Sports Arena

Steve Poltz
Steve Poltz @ Belly Up Tavern, San Diego - October 23, 2010
Steve Poltz @ KC Turner House Concert Music Series - August 7, 2010
Steve Poltz @ the Crepe Place, Santa Cruz – August 6, 2010
Steve Poltz @ Belly Up Tavern, San Diego - February 19, 2010
Steve Poltz @ Cheers, Ramona - September 19, 2009
Steve Poltz @ Meg's House, Orange County - September 18, 2009
Steve Poltz @ the Crepe Place, Santa Cruz – April 28, 2009
Steve Poltz & the Rugburns @ the Casbah, San Diego - December 31, 2008
Steve Poltz & Friends Benefit Show @ 4th & B, San Diego – December 27, 2008
Steve Poltz and the Cynics @ the Crepe Place, Santa Cruz - April 13, 2008
Tim Bluhm w/ Steve Poltz & the Cynics @ the Crepe Place, Santa Cruz - Jan. 26, 2008
Steve Poltz & Friends @ Belly-Up Tavern, San Diego – August 8, 2007
Steve Poltz @ Bamboo Yoga Studio, Austin, TX – May 25, 2007
Steve Poltz @ 12 Galaxies, San Francisco - April 12, 2007
Steve Poltz @ Paul’s LRC, Sunnyvale, CA – December 4, 2005
Steve Poltz & the Rugburns @ The Casbah, San Diego – May 27, 2005
Steve Poltz @ The Starry Plough, Berkeley – October 8, 2004
Steve Poltz w/ Jeff Berkeley @ Santa Cruz – February 21, 2004
Steve Poltz w/ Jeff Berkeley @ Sacramento Coffee Shop – February 20, 2004
Steve Poltz Bday Show w/ Jeff Berkeley @ The Starry Plough, Berkeley – Feb. 19, 2004
Steve Poltz w/ Jeff Berkley @ 12 Galaxies – February 18, 2004
Steve Poltz w/ Jeff Berkley @ Altadena Coffee Shop, Los Angeles – February 16, 2004
Steve Poltz @ M-Theory In Store, San Diego – February 15, 2004
Steve Poltz w/ Doug Pettibone & Anya Marina @ The Casbah – February 14, 2004
Steve Poltz & The Rugburns @ Belly Up Tavern – Dec 31, 2003
Steve Poltz – Old Ironsides, Sacramento, CA
Steve Poltz w/ Hannan Brothers @ The Starry Plough, Berkeley – June 19, 2003
Steve Poltz @ Dana & Bill’s LRC, Suffolk, VA

Matt the Electrician
Matt the Electrician w/ Scrappy @ House Concert, Santa Cruz - November 2010
Matt the Electrician w/ Scrappy @ the Crepe Place, Santa Cruz - August 17, 2009
Tom Freund w/ Matt the Electrician @ the Crepe Place, Santa Cruz - November 14, 2008
Matt the Electrician (solo) @ the Crepe Place, Santa Cruz - July 19, 2008
Matt the Electrician w/ The Courtney Janes @ The Crepe Place – October 16, 2007
Matt the Electrician w/ Bob Schneider @ the Saxon Pub – May 28, 2007
Matt the Electrician w/ Michael Fracasso (PopStars) @ Opal Divine’s – May 27, 2007
Matt the Electrician @ the Attic, Santa Cruz – April 11, 2007

Todd Snider
Todd Snider @ the Rio, Santa Cruz - December 11, 2009
Todd Snider @ The American Music Hall, San Francisco – February 10, 2009

Indigo Girls
Indigo Girls @ the Catalyst, Santa Cruz - June 25, 2008
Indigo Girls @ the Fillmore, San Francisco – July 24, 2001

Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals @ The Majestic, San Antonio - March 3, 2009
Oasis with Ryan Adams & the Cardinals @ Oracle Arena, Oakland - December 3, 2008
Ryan Adams & the Cardinals @ the Catalyst, Santa Cruz – January 29, 2008
Ryan Adams & The Cardinal @ The Catalyst, Santa Cruz – June 21, 2007

Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson @ Palomar Starlight Theater – July 15, 2007
Willie Nelson @ the Catalyst, Santa Cruz – May 7, 2007

Steve Miller
Steve Miller Band w/ George Thoroughgood, Greg Kihn Band, etc. @ Shoreline – Sept 17, 2005
Steve Miller Band w/ The Doobie Brothers @ San Diego Sports Arena – 1996?

Britney Spears
Britney Spears @ MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas – April 25, 2009
Britney Spears @ Compaq Center, San Jose – June 2, 2002

Luce @ Fox Theater – October 20, 2007
Luce @ Palo Alto Summer Nights – July 10, 2007
Luce @ the Boardwalk

Mary Roach
Christopher Moore x2
Susie Bright

Last updated - January, 2010

Play & Musical Adventures

Point Break Live @ Metreon, San Francisco - June 2010
Wicked @ Orpheum Theater, San Francisco - April 14, 2010
Ovo @ Cirque du Soleil @ Grand Chapiteau, San Jose, CA – March 2, 2010

Spring Awakening @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts - October 28, 2009
Wicked @ Orpheum Theater, San Francisco - September 26, 2009
Julius Caesar @ Shakespeare Santa Cruz - August 1, 2009

Spring Awakening @ Curran Theater, San Francisco - October 4, 2008
A Chorus Line @ Currant Theater, San Francisco - July 13, 2008
Beauty & the Beast @ American Musical Theater, San Jose - May 18, 2008
Mamma Mia @ American Musical Theater, San Jose - April 26, 2008
Mary Poppins @ New Amsterdam Theater, New York City – April 6, 2008
Gypsy @ St. James Theater, New York City – April 5, 2008
Kooza Cirque du Soleil @ Grand Chapiteau, San Jose, CA – February 28, 2008
Wicked @ Pantages Theater, Los Angeles – February 2, 2008

Avenue Q @ Orpheum Theater, San Francisco – August 10, 2007
Movin’ Out @ Golden Gate Theater, San Francisco – August 20, 2004

Rent @ Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium – December 9, 2002
The Blue Room @ Theater on San Pedro Square - March 2, 2002
Rent @ Orpheum Theater, San Francisco – July 14, 2001
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change @ Theater on San Pedro Square – Dec 28, 2000

Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Kresge Town Hall – October 31, 1997

Hair @ Starlight Theater, San Diego, December 3, 1994

Rent in San Diego
West Side Story
Phantom of the Opera
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Faust @ La Jolla Playhouse – Thur Oct 12, XXXX

Last Updated: January, 2010

Life List 2.0 - (Things from Dream It. List It. Do It.)

Almost all of these things came from the "Dream It. List It. Do It." book from 43things.com.

Do the 365 days of Self Portraits project on Flickr.
Eat a tequila worm.
Bungee Jump.
Walk across a tightrope.
Take a 50-mile bike ride.
Walk across Hot coals.
March for a cause.
Give a lottery ticket to a stranger.
Serve Xmas or Thanksgiving dinner at a homeless shelter.
Volunteer at a zoo.
Volunteer for the SPCA.
Volunteer for the Library.
Volunteer for a local park or beach.
Give a microloan through Kiva.org
Be an anonymous donor.
Participate in a beach cleanup day.
Sleep on the beach.
Say "Shut up and kiss me."
Spontaneously kiss a stranger.
Say to a taxi driver "Follow that car..." or "...And step on it!"
Dance in the street.
Write on a bathroom wall.
See a concert on a whim.
Throw a public water balloon fight.
Own a house.
Pay off all my student loans.
Pay off all my debts.
Start my own business.
Own a vintage guitar.
Perform in a local musical.
Be a street performer.
Play the steel drums on my 50th birthday.
Give 10% of my income to charity.
Have a spa day.
Go to a health spa for a week.
Get a facial.
Walk a marathon.
Run a mile without stopping.
Do a colon cleanse.
Bicycle 200 miles in a month.
Run a 10k.
Plant a fruit tree.
Eat a fresh fig.
Jump into a huge pile of leaves.
Skip stones across a lake.
Plant a rose garden.
Grow sunflowers.
Eat a piece of fruit right from the tree.
Plant a tree on Arbor Day.
Play chess with the guys at the park.
Feed the ducks.
Have a sunrise picnic.
Make a sock monkey.
Write a children's book.
Have my writing published.
Publish a coffee table book of my photography.
Stencil public property.
Make a papier-mache mask.
Collaborate on an art installation.
Paint with oils.
Choreograph a dance.
Cast a sculpture in bronze.
Carve an ice sculpture.
Tie-dye a T-shirt.
Bury a box of treasures.
Play spin the bottle.
Run through the sprinklers at night.
Slide down a banister.
Twirl a baton.
Make balloon animals.
Roll down a sand dune.
Throw a paper airplane off the Empire State Building.
Blow bubbles in a mall.
Start a food fight.
Play hopscotch with kids I don't know.
Bury a friend in the sand.
Send a singing telegram.
Win a trophy.
Lead a conga line.
Take a famous photo.
Bury a time capsule.
Publish my autobiography.
Scan all my family photos.
Build a snowman.
Build a kite.
Build a clock.
Play paintball.
Bet $100 on black in roulette in Vegas.
Steal a lawn gnome.
Pose nude.
Spray champagne on someone.
Run through sprinklers when I'm 80.
Write my name in wet cement.
Ride a motorcycle.
Visit as many ballparks and stadiums as possible.
Have a tea leaf reading.
Have a phrenology reading.
Have my Tarot cards read.
Get kissed under the mistletoe.
Get checked for skin cancer.
Get an eye exam.

Walk through an orchard.
Go underwater spelunking.
White Water Raft.
Leave town and don't tell anyone.
Go on a yoga retreat.
Visit hot springs.
Snorkel in a coral reef.
Swim in a bioluminescent bay.
See a buffalo.
Run through a field of wildflowers.
Walk on a glacier.
Go to a big gala or charity event dressed to the nines.
Attend a film festival.
Drink tea in a Japanese tea garden.
Attend a poetry reading.
Visit a candy factory.
Go to the opera.
Go to a wine tasting event.
Attend a fashion show.
Go to an afternoon tea.
Attend the symphony.
Go to a pub crawl.
Go for a sleigh ride.
Go on a hay ride.
Go for a horse drawn carriage ride.
Visit a planetarium.
Play bingo.
Show up at the airport with my Passport and a bag and take the next flight.
Go to the Olympic Games.
Throw a dart in the map and go wherever it lands.
Take a hot air balloon ride.

International Destinations:
Ride an elephant in India.
Ride a camel in Egypt.
Walk the Great Wall of China.
Kayak in the Galapagos.
Go on safari in Africa.
Ride the Orient Express.
Go on a walkabout in Australia.
Visit Victoria, British Columbia.
Visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Go to Stonehenge.
Kiss the Blarney Stone.
Have dinner at the Moulin Rouge.
Bicycle in Holland.
Ride a gondola in Venice.
Zipline over the Amazon.
Visit the Forbidden City in Beijing.
See a rugby match in London.
Ride the Chunnel from England to France.
Visit Dracula's Castle.
Samba at Carnival in Brazil.

US Destinations:
Drive the entire Route 66.
Do an Outward Bound wilderness trip.
Go to a juke joint in Mississippi.
Camp in Death Valley.
Dive in the kelp forest of Monterey Bay.
Camp in Yellowstone National Park.
Have a picnic in Joshua Tree.
Camp at Yosemite.
Visit the SF Zoo.
See the Marfa Mystery Lights in Texas.
See Mt. Rushmore.
See the Grand Canyon.
Go to the Rose Bowl.
Take a steamboat down the Mississippi.
See the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Live.
Do a girls only trip to Vegas.
Visit a winery in Napa.
Attend Sundance.
See a NASA shuttle launch.

Whistle with a blade of grass.
Learn to whistle with my fingers.

Learn to drive a stick shift confidently.

Learn to identify at least 5 constellations other than the Dippers & Orion.
Learn more about Mythology.
Learn to hacky sack.
Learn to play bridge.
Learn to pick a lock.

Get another degree.
Take a public speaking class.
Know conversational Spanish.
Sing an entire song in Spanish.
Learn the phonetic alphabet.
Learn shorthand.
Learn to read Hieroglyphics.
Learn Sign Language.
Learn to read Braille.
Learn Calligraphy.

Take a massage class.
Learn Tai Chi.
Learn to do a pushup.
Be able to do pull ups.
Learn to do a handstand.
Learn to swim confidently.

Learn to play the spoons.
Learn to read music (again.)
Learn to play "Heart and Soul" on the piano.
Learn to play Fur Elise.
Learn to quilt.
Learn to make Mosaics.
Learn the art of Bonsai.
Learn pinhole photography.
Take a stained glass making class.
Take a woodworking class.
Take a jewelry making class.
Take a flower arranging class.
Take an acrylic painting class.
Take a pottery class.
Learn to sew with a sewing machine.
Learn to blow glass beads.
Learn to silk screen.

Learn to knit.
Learn to crochet.
Learn ceramics.

Learn to make a great cup of coffee.
Roast a duck.
Make baked Alaska.
Make yogurt.
Take a knife skills class.
Grill pineapple.
Make jam.
Prepare a flambe.
Deep fry a pickle.
Make gnocchi.
Make egg rolls.
Learn to make Soul food.
Make my own spaghetti sauce.
Make risotto.
Learn to cook chinese food.
Crystallize Creme Brulee with a blowtorch
Bake my own bread.
Make a cookbook of family recipes
Make Samosas
Make biscuits
Make a gingerbread house from scratch
Make Pad Thai
Make a souffle
Learn to cook osso buco
Crystallize flowers
Learn to make curry
Learn more about spices
Make hummus from scratch
Take a cake decorating class.