Sunday, February 21, 2010

BryanSchell.com

So, as a weekend project, I've been working on a personal website. I'm not necessarily trying to sell myself, but I thought it would be a cool way to learn more CSS, javascript and become more fluent in html.

I have a link to my blog, and once I work out some javascript bugs, I'll have my resume, a webpage with all my musical exploits (I can hear you laughing) and some other cool stuff. If anyone has any tips or things you'd like to see, feel free to comment or shoot me an email.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Alexander Snowvechkin

I don't need to say too much... the news has really covered it all. DC has been blanketed in more snow over the past week than any winter in the past 100 years or something like that.

















For my first winter ever, we got a storm that pretty much shut the city down for a week. People flocked to grocery stores like a war was coming... the above picture is of what used to be the eggs shelf in Safeway in Dupont Circle. Work last Friday was cut short by increasing amounts of snow and by the time Monday came around, there was so much snow on the ground, people couldn't safely get into the city from Virginia and Maryland so the Federal Government closed down.












The first round over the weekend dumped 2 feet down on us and walking outside (where it was possible) felt like navigating World War I trenches. The second round on Tuesday was accompanied with high winds and made my jaunts outside very Little House on the Prairie-like. Even after the snow stopped coming down, things in the city felt almost post-apocalyptic as cars were buried under snow and people walked in the middle of deserted streets in small groups.



















Of all the puns that came out of this storm like Snowpocalypse and Snowmageddon, my favorite is a play on the name of Washington Capitals player Alex Ovechkin. They both seem to be powerful natural forces that will mess you up.

Until next time, snow long!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Meridian Park in the Snow

Today the snow really started coming down today, and since all of this winter weather is still very novel to me, I decided to go for a wintery snow walk.

Below are some pictures from my walk in Meridian Park near my house in the snow.

















There's a Joan of Arc statue and a James Buchanan memorial in the park. Which is weirder?