Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

One off the Hippo's bucket list

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Trans Siberian Orchestra - The Hippo's waited a few years for them to return, and thanks to D&M, she finally got a live feast of TSO's unique rendering of old classics, and spectacular eye opening of lights, laser and fire. The graphics and videos were awesomely eye pleasing, and everything perfectly choreographed. The energy of the audience was tremendous. Absolutely loved it.

Photos:

A Mad Russian's Christmas ( Tchaikovsky's "March of the Toy Soldiers)

  

  

  

  

In the Hall of the Mountain King (the dragon)

  

Videos:

The Mad Russian's Christmas 1 (The March of the Toy Soldiers - The Nutcraker)

The Mad Russian's Christmas 2 (The March of the Toy Soldiers - The Nutcraker)

The Hall of the Mountain King (dragon 3)

The Hall of the Mountain King (dragon 2)

The Hall of the Mountain King (dragon 1)

Christmas/ Sarajevo 12/24 - Nov 30 2017 Oakland CA

TSO Siberian Tiger



Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Turkey 2017

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Scary night of 2017

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This year's Halloween party hosted at casa Hippo.

Pumpkin winner

Costume winner


Party photos:




Saturday, September 30, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Berkeley Potters Guild

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A weekend visiting the Berkeley Potters Guild studio gallery and hiking in the Coyote Hills:

Photos of the Guild art and Coyote Hills:

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

a streaking spark above the gas giant

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"It was morning on Saturn, when a streaking spark above the clouds outshone the sun."

She has become part of the planet she studied for 13 years.

of course the Hippo has to pay homage to Cassini. if she were still at NASA, she'd huddle in a room with the others (don, ryan, lisa, veronica, heather, harout, frank), tears rolling down our faces, and watch Cassini suicide as Master Maize says “I’m going to call this the end of mission. Project manager, off the net." "He removes his headset for the last time."

Her last image was the monochrome view of the planet night side, the exact location into which she would plunge. Cassini is dead. But her legacies remain.

Didnt do the Cassini goodbye party. A could have made the Cassini bellini while the Hippo brought the cassini ravioli and T could have worn his mankini. Sigh.

cassini

cassini
 

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