Thursday, January 31, 2008

New Songs from Morgan

Morgan has added five new songs to her Morgan Heringer Quartet MySpace page. The songs include dream song for kaila, moon river, morning, gardens and lullaby of birdland.

my life in a suitcase: January 2008

The drummer in Drew's Band also keep a journal during their West Coast tour. The weblog includes a number of pictures. It can be found here!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Song for 1971

When I was in 7th and 8th grade, the school held dances once a month on Friday nights. Interestingly, while I have some sharp memories of the dances, I do not have clear memories of the music that was played. Although recorded several years earlier, one song that I have always roughly associated with this period is Hey Jude by the Beatles.

The song for 1971 is Hey Jude.

You can find the work in progress Soundtrack for My Life here!

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Dimes Don't Rust

Drew kept a journal on the recent West Coast tour. He posted the entries to Myspace, Facebook and his Blogspot weblog. You can find the weblog here!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

California Historical Landmark #878

First Prebyterian Church Building
California State Historical Landmark #878

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This landmark is located at 1333 3rd Street between Randolph and Franklin Streets in Napa, California. There are 16 other California State Historical Landmarks in Napa County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 17.794 W 122° 17.213.

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Designed by pioneer architects R. H. Daley and Theodore Eisen, this church is an outstanding example of late Victorian Gothic architectural styling. It is the best surviving example in this region of the early works associated with Eisen, who later became an important Southern California architect. The church has been in continuous use since its construction in 1874, longest pastorates were those of Richard Wylie and Erwin Bollinger.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Don't Forget Music Video

NBA Power Rankings 2007-2008 Week 13

The Sacramento Kings remained at 17th in Marc Stein's weekly NBA Power Rankings. Their chances of making the play-offs are very small. John Hollinger's NBA Playoff Odds put the Kings chances of making the play-offs at 1.7%. As a result, I am predicting that the Kings will trade Artest before the trade deadline in late February. Artest has already indicated that he plans to opt out of contract after this season.
ESPN - NBA Basketball Power Rankings - National Basketball Association - With Kevin Martin healed, Brad Miller rejuvenated, Salmons and Garcia improving and a free-agent find like Udrih, Sacto might have more of a core than anyone expected . . . before we even get to Bibby and Artest.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

2008 Cub Scout Pinewood Derby

Jack and I left the house a little after 10:00 a.m. to help set-up for his cub scout pack's annual pinewood derby. It took us a little over 2 1/2 hours to put the track together, set-up the room and get the computer connected and working.

In addition to this year's car, we brought the cars from the last two years to help test the track and the electronics. As we were testing, it appeared that last year's car was faster than this year's car. Jack was not pleased.

Jack ended up winning his den. The margin of victory was very small: a total of 37 thousandths of a second in four races! The quality of the cars has increased substantially over the last couple of years.

Last year, Jack had the fastest car in the pack. This year, his car finished third overall in the pack.

The difference between last year's and this year's cars is interesting. This year's car had a much lower profile than last year's. As a result of the lower profile, we could not get as much weight over the rear axle and the center of gravity was probably a 1/4 of an inch farther forward. It appears that getting the center of gravity farther back is more important than an aerodynamic shape.

By the time, we tore everything down and cleaned up the hall it was almost 5:00 p.m. It was a long day.

Setting up the pinewood derby

Setting up the pinewood derby, originally uploaded by heringermr.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

2008 Little Dribblers Basketball Game 3

Jack played in his third Little Dribbler's Basketball game of the 2008 season. They played against St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School in Sacramento. This was their first home game of the year. Over the last couple of years, I have fallen into the role of being the referee for Jack's home games. In the past, there were usually two referees, but I was the only one for today's game.

Although there is no official score keeper, Jack said that the score was 54 to 22. The other team only had six players, while Jack's team had 13 kids. After about half an hour, the other team was getting pretty winded. In contrast, Jack's team would run five new players out every 5 minutes.

Jack had 10 points and a couple of nice assists. Most of his points were on driving lay-outs through the defense. His team continues to be very good with the fastbreak. As soon as someone rebounds the ball, they are all off and running. Whoever rebounds the ball is looking down court and making the long pass.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Fire Marshal

Whenever you hear the words Fire Marshal, you know that you are in for an entertaining evening.

Winding down their west coast tour, Drew played at Luna's Cafe in Sacramento on Friday night. I got there about 7:30 p.m. At that point, it was literally just me, Drew and his band. I hung out while they set up. Several of the band members were lamenting the end of their month on the road; they don't want to go back to school. They would rather just keep touring!

Luna's Cafe is a small venue. When I got there, I staked out a spot next to the bar which included a couple of bar stools and a table with a couple of chairs. It was, as Brun would describe it later, a defensible space.

Starting about 8:00 p.m., a steady stream of people started to show up and fill the Cafe. Just as I was about to give up the bar stools and concentrate on trying to hold the table, Brun and Kim showed up. By 9:00 p.m., the place was packed and they were turning people away at the door. There were probably somewhere between 75 and 100 people stuffed into the venue.

Thomas Cunningham played for about 30 minutes before Drew and his band went on stage. Sharon and Janie showed up about 10 minutes after Drew started.

Even though I had already paid the cover for Sharon and Janie, they were not letting anymore people in the door. They kept saying that there were already too many people and that the fire marshal was going to show up. I turned my back to the door for a couple of minutes and somehow Sharon was able to bully her way into the cafe. I am still not sure how she did it. An older guy behind the bar (the owner?) apologized to her a couple of times for hassle as he repeated the phrase "fire marshal."

Drew et. al. played for about an hour and twenty minutes. I always enjoy seeing Drew play live. Depending on who he has with him, there are a lot of different arrangments for most of his material. Drew can play a lot of the songs with just him and a guitar. At the other end of the spectrum, I have seen him on stage with seven or eight people, including a sax, a keyboard and Morgan singing a female vocal back-up. On this evening, they took very good advantage of the sax.

Drew, Kellen (bass) and Jason (sax) played together in a competitive jazz band in high school. At the times, you can see this influence. They will go off in some direction and starting jamming.

Although the set did not include one of my favorites, I enjoyed the evening immensely.

Andrew Heringer at Lunas Cafe 

Andrew Heringer at Lunas Cafe 

Heringer at Lunas Cafe 

Heringer at Lunas Cafe 

Drew at Luna's Cafe

Drew at Luna's Cafe, originally uploaded by heringermr.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

California Historical Landmark #511

Vicente Martinez Adobe
California State Historical Landmark #511

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This landmark is located in the John Muir National Historic Site, 4202 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez, California. There are 14 other California State Historical Landmarks in Contra Costa County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 59.526 W 122° 07.855.

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In 1849, Vicente Martinez built a two-story adobe ranch house on his portion of the Rancho Pinole. This land was inherited from his father, Don Ignacio Martinez, a Spanish Office who became comandante of the San Francisco Presidio and later Alcalde of San Francisco. In 1966, the National Park Service acquired the adobe and it now open to the public.

Vicente Martinez was born in Santa Barbara on August 18, 1818. The second son of Don Ygnagio and Martina de Arellano Martinez who were married in the Presidio Chapel at Santa Barbara in 1802. Don Ygangio Martinez was a Spanish Officer at San Diego and Santa Barbara from 1768 to 1818 and became comandante of the Presidio of San Francisco from 1822 to 1831 and in 1837 was the third mayor of San Francisco. Rancho Pinole was granted to him in 1828 and he moved his family there in 1836. Naming his home Nuestra Senora de la Merced being among the earliest settlers of the Contra Costa. The town of Martinez was named for him. Upon retiring from military service on September 30, 1831, he moved his family to the Pueblo de San de San Jose Guadalupe. At Don Ygnacio's death on June 18, 1848, Vicente Martinez inherited this portion of Rancho Pinole and built this adobe in 1848. He sold the adobe on October 8, 1858 to Edward Franklin for whom Franklin Canyon was named. Dr. John T. Strentzel father-in-law of John Muir, California Naturalist, bought this property from Edward Franklin in 1875. Plaque dedicated April 17, 1956. Contra Costa County Historical Society. California State Registration No. 511.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Celebrating Sharon's birthday!

One of Sharon's passions is food. For breakfast on her birthday, I successfully made her a frittata from one of the South Beach Cookbooks.

For dinner, we went to Ella's. This is a new restaurant downtown by the family behind The Kitchen and Selland's Market Café. Dinner included some great oysters on the half shell, a small plate of meatballs for Jack, a Belgian endive and Lola Rossa lettuce salad, brussels sprouts, Pappardelle pasta and crispy skin duck breast.

The food and the service were great. The money quote from Sharon: "this is a WOW dinner." As we left, she was already trying to figure out how to come back with Janie before Drew's show on Friday.

We finished the night at home with some carrot cake from Ettores and presents.

Birhday balloons

Birhday balloons, originally uploaded by heringermr.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Kings rout Nets

Sharon and Tim went to the Sacramento Kings versus Jersey Net basketball game. With Bibby, Martin and Artest starting together for the first time this season, the Kings routed the Nets by the score of 128 to 94.

The Kings set season highs in points, assists (30), field goals (46 of 80), shooting percentage (57.5), three-point percentage (62.5) and margin of victory.

Even with everyone healthy, I think they have dug themselves too deep a hole to make the play-offs. To get the 8th seed in the Western Conference this year, you are going to need at least 46 wins. In order to accomplish this, the Kings would have to go 28 and 14 over the second half of the season.

Based on John Hollinger's NBA Playoff Odds, the Sacramento Kings have a 6.4% chance of making the play-offs at this point.

Working on the pinewood derby car

Monday, January 21, 2008

Song for 1970

While I was in junior high, I attended a church summer camp called Presbyterian Pines. As I can best remember, it was located somewhere north and west of Nevada City. The camp closed in 1971; I can remember someone saying that they could not afford the insurance.

I have a clear memory of standing in the kitchen washing dishes at the camp singing Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head. The version by B. J. Thomas was number one in the United States in January 1970. The song is often associated with the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid which features the song in a key scene.

The song for 1970 is B. J. Thomas' Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.

You can find the work in progress Soundtrack for My Life here!

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At the Batting Cages

At the Batting Cages, originally uploaded by heringermr.

NBA Power Rankings 2007-2008 Week 12

The Sacramento Kings have won five of their last seven games and two out of three on the road. They climb to 17th in Marc Stein's weekly NBA power rankings. This ties their highest ranking of the season in week 8.

ESPN - NBA Basketball Power Rankings - National Basketball Association
We see it every season and the Kings are this season's nominee: One scrappy team out West that can torture itself with this less-than-comforting thought: ''We'd be a playoff team for sure if we were in the East.''

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Dinner at Brun and Kim's

After spending the afternoon running some errands, we went to Brun and Kim's to see their new house. They built a great custom home in River Park with an assortment of cool features. We ended up getting take-out chinese food and watching the end of the Packers versus Giants NFC Championship Game.


Saturday, January 19, 2008

2008 Little Dribblers Basketball Game 2

Jack played in his second Little Dribbler's Basketball game of the 2008 season. They played against St. John the Evangelist Catholic School in Carmichael. Kibitzing with Larkin on Tuesday night, I realized that a couple of notes of explanation are probably in order about how Little Dribbler's works. They do not keep score. They use a five minute "quarter" with a running clock. They fit as many 5 minute quarters into an hour as they can. Typically, they run a new set of kids out for each quarter. This is the last year that they will use this format. Next year, they have the option of playing in an competitive league.

Although there is no official score keeper, the boys keep score. Jack claims that his team won by the score of 72 to 14; this is probably pretty accurate. Jack had fourteen points and a bushel of offensive rebounds. The other team got very few defensive rebounds.

I was amazed at how well Jack's team played. There are eleven kids on the team and every single one of them played well. The kids were moving without the ball, they were passing the ball around on offensive and playing very tight defense. They had two practices in the last week.

Working at Jack's school

I spent almost four hours working at Jack's school. They have a wired and wireless network of more than 50 Macintosh computers that is a state of disarray.

Map of California Landmarks in Solano County

This is a Google Map of all fourteen of the California Registered Historical Landmarks in Solano County.

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Friday, January 18, 2008

4th Grade: Art Lesson C

Sharon was scheduled to serve as the art docent for Jack's class, but at the last minute had to work on a project for one of her clients. One of the other parents covered the lesson. The class examined three landscapes: Flooding at Port Marley by Alfred Sisley; Coryell’s Ferry by Joseph Picket and Ville d’Auray [shown below] by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. The lesson looked at how artists draw landscapes with a foreground, middleground and background.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

California Historical Landmark #731

The Old Homestead
California State Historical Landmark #731

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This landmark is located at 993 Loring Avenue, Crockett, California. There are 14 other California State Historical Landmarks in Contra Costa County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 03.298 W 122° 13.269.

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This was the first American home in Crockett, located on an earlier Indian village near the Carquinez Straits. Constructed in 1867 by Thomas Edwards, Sr., on land purchased in 1866 from Judge J. B. Crockett, its timbers, some of them brought around the Horn, have been well preserved.

As one of the oldest houses in California, the Workman House survives as a unique testament to the changing architectural styles and domestic tastes of the nineteenth century.

It originally stood as a simple three-room adobe, built shortly after the Workman family's arrival in November 1841. With the success of their cattle ranch, they continued to remodel the house by adding rooms. By the 1870s, new wealth in vineyards and wheat farming allowed them to completely transform the Mexican-era adobe into a modern American house, building a second floor, adding a variety of decorative details, and finishing the outside to resemble brick and stone. Believed to have been designed by early Los Angeles architect Ezra Kysor, the picturesque country home reflects the architectural tastes that were popular in mid-19th century America.

Today the exterior of the Workman House is restored to its 1870s appearance. The interior retains its appearance from the 1950s and awaits restoration.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Song for 1967

The Monkees television series ran on NBC from September 1966 to September 1968. Afterwards, reruns were shown on Saturday afternoon on CBS from September 1969 to September 1972 and on ABC from September 1972 to August 1973. I have some strong memories of watching the show.

The Monkees had the top single of 1967: I'm a believer. It was Billboard No. 1 for 7 weeks.

The song for 1967 is the The Monkees' I'm a believer.

You can find the work in progress Soundtrack for My Life here!

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Dyer Mountain faces foreclosure sale

Business - Ski resort developers face foreclosure sale deadline -
A mountainside near this Lassen County community could go back into timber production if the developers of a four-season resort do not come up with $15.8 million by 2 p.m. on Feb. 4.

California Mortgage and Realty Inc., a San Francisco real estate financing company, posted notice Tuesday of a foreclosure sale of the property owned by Dyer Mountain Associates, developers of the 7,000-acre resort.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Celebrating My Birthday

Sharon, Jack and I went to dinner at Mikuni Sushi in Elk Grove to celebrate my birthday. Gifts included a Fodor's travel guide for Spain.

Monday, January 14, 2008

2008 Kings versus Mavericks

WOW MOM WOW. Larkin and I went to the Sacramento Kings versus Dallas Mavericks NBA basketball game. With 7 seconds left in the game, Salmons went the length of the court to give the Kings the win by a score of 122 to 120. Without a doubt, this was the best game I have seen since the Kings first round play-off win against the Spurs in 2006.

The Kings led for 19 of the 24 minutes in the second half, including an 8 point lead with 3 minutes to go. The Mavs just would not give up. In particular, Dallas was 11 for 17 (64.7%) from three point range with two big 3's by Devin Harris and Eddie Jones in the last two plus minutes.

In only this second game back from being out for six weeks with groin injury, Kevin Martin was unconscious. Martin had 39 points; he was 14 for 16 from the field, 2 for 2 from 3 point range and 9 for 11 from the free throw line. In the last two games, Martin has been 21 for 25 from the field (84%!) and scored 69 points.

Salmons and Garcia both added 22 points. Garcia was 4 for 7 from three point range.

All in all, it was a very entertaining evening.

Kings versus Mavs

Kings versus Mavs, originally uploaded by heringermr.

NBA Power Rankings 2007-2008 Week 11

The Sacramento Kings climbed from 23rd to 19th in Marc Stein's weekly NBA power rankings. The highest the Kings have been ranked this season is 17th in week 8.

My personal highlight of the season so far is not having to watch Shareef Abdur-Rahim or Kenny Thomas play. In his column last month, Bill Simmons included both the contracts of Abdur-Rahim and Thomas in a list of the 25 worst contracts in the league. Shareef Abdur-Rahim (out for the season with a knee injury) is on the books for 3 years and $18.6 million, while Kenny Thomas (sitting at the very end of bench and DNP in the last five games) is 3 years and $23.9 million. I do not care how much they are making; I just don't want to pay to watch either one of them play.
ESPN - NBA Basketball Power Rankings - National Basketball Association - Martin is back now and Bibby is on the way, but the return of Brad Miller might be the biggest news of all . . . if Miller's January form continues. He's suddenly averaging 20.2 ppg, 10.5 rpg and 5.2 apg this month.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Drew at the Ant Hill Pub

As Drew continues his west coast tour, my aunt and uncle (my mother's younger brother and his wife) and two of my first cousins went to see Drew at the Ant Hill Pub on Friday night.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Celebrating Tom's Birthday

Saturday night, we had Tom, Becky and Eric over for dinner to celebrate Tom's birthday. Sharon made a great dinner of spinach salad, minature beef wellingtons, roasted fingerling potatoes and broccolini for dinner and a german chocolate cake for desert.

After dinner, we watched Snakes on a Plane on DVD. Tom had given me the movie as a birthday present last year [snakes in a limo]. We talked off and on about having them over to watch it and finally got around to it.


2008 Little Dribblers Basketball Game 1

Jack played in his first Little Dribbler's Basketball game of the 2008 season. They played against St. Rose Catholic School in Roseville. The other team was good; they ran inbounds plays and offensive sets.

With only one practice under their belt, Jack's team started slow, but did better as the game wore on. Jack claims that they won by a score of 50 to 48. He had 10 points. Jack's shooting was a little ragged; this is the first year that they are playing on a regulation height basket.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Goose Gossage

Goose Gossage was the only player elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year. In 1989, Gossage pitched part of the season for the San Francisco Giants. He appeared in 31 games for the Giants before he was traded to the New York Yankees in August. A picture of his Hall of Fame plaque is here.

Before a game, Randy Wong and I got our picture taken with him.. I also got a Giants hat that Gossage autographed and Drew wore for years. The ticket from the game is here.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

California Historical Landmark #777

Site of San Joaquin City
California State Historical Landmark #777

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This landmark is located at 31167 Kasson Road, Tracy, California. There are 24 other California State Historical Landmarks in San Joaquin County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 40.209 W 121° 15.950.

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San Joaquin City was established in 1849, the year before nearby Durham's Ferry began shuttling pioneers, gold miners, farmers and their wagons across the river.

Riverboats filled with grain left the city for Stockton. The city's popularity gave rise to talk that it would rival Stockton as the main conduit between San Francisco and the Mother Lode, and the city reached a population of 1,400 in its heyday, according to estimates. The town slowly subsided into obscurity in the early 1900s as trains edged out riverboats.




The plaque is missing.

This river town was established in 1849. Pioneers and freight wagons following post roads to the southern mines crossed the river nearby at Durham's Ferry, and as a terminal for riverboats, the town played an important part in development of west side grain farming and cattle raising.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

2008 Kings versus Magic

I went to the Sacramento Kings versus Orlando Magic basketball game. When the Magic got off to their hot start, I bought a single ticket (section 115, row AA, seat 12) down low. After leading 88 to 69 with 7:01 to go in the fourth quarter, the Kings held on to win by a score of 104 to 100.

In his forecast for the season, John Hollinger was particularly critical of the King's front court. I think that the bigs have actually turned out to be the only bright spot for the season to-date. Miller, Moore, Hawes and more recently Justin Williams have played well. With both Miller and Moore on the floor, it creates some problems for other teams. Against the Magic, Rashard Lewis was guarding Miller most of the night. Miller and Moore's effectiveness against the Magic were one part of the keys to the King's victory.

The other key to the King's victory was that they made their free throws down the stretch. In the last four minutes, Miller was 3 for 4, Garcia was 3 for 4, Jones was 2 for 2 and Salmons was 2 for 2 from the free throw line.

It was interesting to sit down behind the Kings bench and close enough to hear Theus and watch his interaction with the players. Theus is clearly in charge. He is animated and involved in the games. More importantly, Theus is engaged with the players and the players appear to be listening to him. I got a kick of listening to Theus scream at Garcia through most of the second and third quarters to shoot the ball when Garcia was passing up open shots.

Kings versus Orlando

Kings versus Orlando, originally uploaded by heringermr.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Song for 1983

Michael Jackson's Thriller is the best selling album in history. It was released in December of 1982. I have some vivid memories from 1983 of my ex-wife, her friend Lindy Schramm and Lindy's kids singing and dancing to the album.

The song for 1983 is the Michael Jackson's Billie Jean.

You can find the work in progress Soundtrack for My Life here!

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NBA Power Rankings 2007-2008 Week 10

The Kings dropped one spot from 22nd to 23rd out of 30 teams in Marc Stein's weekly NBA power rankings. I had expected them to fall farther, but looking at the teams ranked 23rd through 28th [Grizzlies, Supersonics, Clippers, Bobcats and Heat], this is probably about the right position.
ESPN - NBA Basketball Power Rankings - National Basketball Association - With zero games left against the Knicks, playing without Bibby, Martin and Artest is probably going to be a problem. Whether the injured Bibby gets dealt before the Feb. 21 trading deadline is pretty much the focus now.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

1,721 miles

In 2005, I ran slightly less than 1,630 miles.

In 2006, I ran slightly less than 1,680 miles.

In 2007, I ran 1,721 miles. This included successfully completing the American River 50. While I accomplished the goal of running an ultra, I fell short on a couple of my other goals for 2007, including starting to cross train and maintaining a consistent strength training regiment. Both of these will be included in my goals for 2008.

Drew at Monterey Live

As part of the month long January tour, Drew appeared Saturday night at Monterey Live. My Sister Lee Ann and her husband Dean went. Lee Ann posted a couple of pictures on her flickr site.



Saturday, January 05, 2008

Noel and Janie

We had Noel and Janie for dinner. Sharon made cornflake chicken and scalloped potatoes.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Walking with Dinosaurs - The Live Experience

Braving the weather, Sharon, Jack and I went to Walking with Dinosaurs, The Live Experience. The show runs almost two hours with two 45 minute plus acts and an intermission.

Jack was not particularly excited about the idea, but warmed up once the show started. I am very impressed with the live sized dinosaur "puppets." The dinosaurs in the show included: Ankylosaurus, Ornithocheirus, Liliensternus, Utahraptor, Stegosaurus, Torosaurus, Plateosaurus, Allosaurus, Tyrannosaurus-Rex, a baby T-Rex, and Brachiosaurus.

The size of the brachiosaurus was amazing. It was more 40 feet tall and almost 70 feet long. At one point near the end of the show, they had an adult Brachiosaurus, an adolescent Brachiosaurus, a Tyrannosaurus-Rex and a baby T-Rex all on the stage. They suggest that the Brachiosaurus was a herd animal. It is hard to imagine what even a small of herd of them would look like or how much they would eat.

Walking with Dinosaurs

Walking with Dinosaurs, originally uploaded by heringermr.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Slideshow from Union Mine

One of Drew's friend's took more than 180 pictures at the Union Mine show last Friday night.

Drew and Jack playing on the Wii

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Drew's Revised Tour Dates

From: Andrew Heringer
Date: Jan 2, 2008 4:04 PM
Subject: Revised Tour Dates
To: undisclosed-recipients

Hey Y'all,

there have been a couple of changes to the tour schedule.

for more info on individual dates go to - or just email me back!

12/28/07 - Union Mine Theater - Placerville, CA
Thanks to all who came out to this show! twas a blast!

1/04/08 - R5 Records Instore show - Sacramento, CA - 7:00 pm
1/05/08 - Living Room Set - Novato, CA - 2:30 pm
1/05/08 - Monterey Live - Monterey, CA - 9:30 pm
1/06/08 - KPIG Interview - 11:30 am
1/06/08 - Living Room Set - Fresno, CA - 4 pm
1/10/08 - The Mint - Los Angeles, CA - 11 pm
1/11/08 - Anthill Pub - Irvine, CA - 9 pm
1/12/08 - Linnaea's Cafe - San Luis Obispo, CA - 8 pm
1/13/08 - Living Room Set - Santa Barbara, CA - 5 pm
1/14/08 - Santa Clara University, The Bronco - Santa Clara, CA - 9 pm
1/15/08 - Infusion Tea House - Sebastopol, CA - 7 pm
1/17/08 - Buffalo Gap - Portland, OR - 9 pm
1/18/08 - The Global Bean - Silverdale, WA - 8 pm
1/19/08 - Lyon's Den - Bothell, WA - 8 pm
1/20/08 - High Dive - Seattle, WA - 8 pm
1/23/08 - Cozmic Pizza - Eugene, OR - 8 pm
1/24/08 - Le Salle's - Chico, CA 6 pm
1/25/08 - Luna's Cafe - Sacramento, CA 9 pm
1/26/08 - Living Room Set - Berkeley, CA 8:30 pm


last three miles at 7:52 pace

I ran 7 1/8 miles at lunch. On my way back, one of the young bucks from work turned around at the 10k halfway mark and I chased him back. I ran a 8:04 over the fifth mile, a 7:38 over the sixth mile (closing the gap between the two of us) and a 7:55 over the seventh mile. I averaged 7:52 over the last three miles. Given some of the physical struggles (more on that in a future post) that I have had over the last year, I felt very good about these times.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Song for 1982

As I have mentioned before, my music memories for the years right after college revolve a pile of cassette tapes that I carried in the company car and the truck. One of those tapes was the Eagle's Hotel California album.

The song for 1982 is the Eagle's Hotel California.

You can find the work in progress Soundtrack for My Life here!

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