Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wedding - Part 8

Wedding/Honeymoon Photo of the Day

Today's I'm giving a special treat with several photos taken from around our hotel. These are all photos of the area between the back side of our hotel and the ocean. The pools are all connected to each other and positioned such that they appear to be connected to a small river that flows down towards the ocean (its not really though). Plus there is a rather large water slide on the one side that goes down to the lower pool (Dem and I would go down it a few times each day).

Monday, June 29, 2009

Michael Jackson

I have decided to pause the wedding picture posting for a day because I wanted to post something about Michael Jackson. His passing away on Friday is sad, but in reality for the average fan of his music, like myself, it really just affords the opportunity to relive his music and great moments. It is his family and close friends that actually suffer. All weekend Dem and I have had songs like Beat It, Billie Jean, Man in the Mirror, etc in our heads, and one night I stayed up till nearly 2am watching a Michael Jackson biography and listening to friends talk about him on Larry King. Now that I'm back in Ann Arbor I will be busting out my Thriller cd (TC has the album...I only have the cd) and first chance I get my Dangerous cd as well (I think its in Pigeon). So to remember the original MJ I'm posting the performance where he first busted out the Moonwalk...

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Wedding - Part 7

Wedding/Honeymoon Photo of the Day

Today's photo probably isn't that interesting to most anyone that reads my blog, but its quite funny for Dem and I. The night that we had dinner on the beach in Aruba we took this picture from our table. You might be wondering why we snapped a picture of some dude wading in the ocean. Well this guy was truly taking in all that Aruba has to offer...he was enjoying the ocean while eating off a plate with silverware and dancing. It was quite impressive to see someone enjoying themselves that much.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Wedding - Part 6

Wedding/Honeymoon Photo of the Day

Today's photo was taken of me at Smokey Joe's Island Grill where Dem and I had some awesome ribs. Now I still prefer Memphis ribs, but these were pretty great. Clearly from the picture I dug right into them. Photo highlights include (1) sauce smeared across my face, (2) showing my new bling - also known as my wedding ring, (3) sauce smeared on my hands, (4) the strip of meat hanging off my rib, and (5) showing off some chest hair for everyone (I normal wear a shirt under but turns out I forgot to pack any plain white shirts).

Friday, June 26, 2009

Wedding - Part 5

Wedding/Honeymoon Photo of the Day

Today's photo is over Dem celebrating after winning ~$50 at the casino...I on the other hand lost most of the money I put in. However, like my parents, we balanced each other out. I think after going to the casino 3 nights (it was in our hotel so some evenings we would stop in there on our way to our room) we ending up winning either $3 or $13...can't quite remember. Either way three evenings of fun and making a little money is pretty good. As you can see Dem was really excited with her win.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wedding - Part 4

Wedding/Honeymoon Photo of the Day

Today's photo is brought to you courtesy of my Sister & BIL's camera, taken by my friend Joy, and stolen from Facebook. I really love this photo because its the combination of family (dad, g'pa, BIL), WMU friends (Nic & Matt), and UM friends (Nick - note how he is wearing my grandpa's hat). It was too bad that we didn't take the picture before Mike and Chas left though. Also if anyone was wondering, yes that is writing on my Art's Tavern shirt. Tom had the idea, Nic got the shirt and flirted his way into getting a marker, and then everyone in our group wrote stuff on the shirt. Perhaps one day I'll put pictures of just the shirt so everyone can read the stuff. Anywho, it was a great way to spend the night before the wedding.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I'm a Nerd/Wedding - Part 3

I will include today’s "Wedding/Honeymoon Photo of the Day", but I have to share a story from last night . Late last night I was working on a manuscript and it was a little hot in my office area so I had the fan on. The fan was positioned such that it blew across the front of the window blinds. As a result, the blinds oscillated back and forth. I stared at it for a bit and pictured the turbulent structures that were rolling across the front of the blinds causing the oscillations and thought to myself “hey Brian I bet you can determine the size of your fan simply by looking at the blinds.” I first estimated the frequency by looking at a single blind and doing “one-Mississippi, two-Mississippi” – the oscillations were at ~1.5 Hz. Next I needed to get a convection velocity so I estimated a foot of blinds and estimated the time it took for the wave front to get from the start to the finish – convection velocity was ~1 ft/s. Thus the size of my fan should be approximately 8 in (i.e. {12 in/s}/{1.5 1/s}= 8 in). I busted out my ruler to find that my fan diameter is more like 9.5 in…oh but wait. There is a ring around the outer edge that would break up that large of structures and what was its diameter…oh that’s right…8 inches. And that is how you a fluids nerd spends his nights.

And now for the "Wedding/Honeymoon Photo of the Day"…

The view from our sunset dinner on the beach.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wedding - Part 2

I've decided that I will never share any pictures if I wait until I have time to do a real post. So instead I'm going to try and post a picture a day from the wedding/honeymoon. Today's picture was taken by Dem from the balcony on our hotel room in Aruba at sunset.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Wedding - Part 1

Dem and I have been back in the real world (i.e. done with wedding and honeymoon) for a week now. I plan on updating with images and details from the wedding and honeymoon (both of which were better than we could have imagined). I haven't been able to do much updating because as soon as I got back from the honeymoon I went to Memphis to work. Dem joined me down here on Friday and will be with me for the week. So until I get some real time to give some details here is a picture of us on the beach in Aruba. This was taken by our waitress as we were having dinner on the beach at sunset...it was nice.

Monday, June 01, 2009


Dem and I took a break from all the wedding planning this past Sunday and decided to go check out Pixar's new movie UP. It was overall a very good movie, but in my opinion it was the talking dog Dug that made the movie.

"I was hiding under your porch because I was scared and because I love you"