Lorraine Mondial Hot Air Ballons, World Record is Broken

 

What a beautiful sight.

I’ve always wanted to go ballooning and this has inspired me again.

Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons®, largest gathering of balloons in the world.
Enjoy the video and check out the festival website.

 

With 343 balloons taking off simultaneously the world record was beaten!

Lorraine Mondial Air Balloon World Record the “GREAT LINE” (in-line mass ascent) record was beaten on Wednesday in Chambley Planet’Air (Meurthe-et-Moselle – Lorraine) during the 12th edition of the World Lorraine air Balloons with 343 balloons distributed on three lines. The previous record achieved on the same site in 2009 was 329 balloons.

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music today : Roadhouse Blues

 

1970

 

Roadhouse Blues

Ah Keep Your Eyes On The Road,
Your Hands Upon The Wheel.
Keep Your Eyes On The Road
Your Hands Upon The Wheel.
Yeah, We’re Going To The Roadhouse,
Gonna Have A Real Good-Time.

Yeah, The Back Of The Roadhouse,
They’ve Got Some Bungalows.
Yeah, The Back Of The Roadhouse,
They’ve Got Some Bungalows.

They Dance For The People
Who Like To Go Down Slow.

Let It Roll, Baby, Roll.
Let It Roll, Baby, Roll.
Let It Roll, Baby, Roll.
Let It Roll, All Night Long.

Do It, Robby, Do It!

You Gotta Roll, Roll, Roll,
You Gotta Thrill My Soul, Alright.
Roll, Roll, Roll, Roll-A
Thrill My Soul.

Improv

Ashen-Lady.
Ashen-Lady.
Give Up Your Vows.
Give Up Your Vows.
Save Our City.
Save Our City.
Ah, Right Now.

Well, I Woke Up This Morning
And I Got Myself A Beer.
Well, I Woke Up This Morning
And I Got Myself A Beer.

The Future’s Uncertain
And The End Is Always Near.

Let It Roll, Baby, Roll.
Let It Roll, Baby, Roll.
Let It Roll, Baby, Roll.
Let It Roll, All Night Long.

The shortest distance between two points.

Was watching some Parkour videos and came upon this apparently famous commercial he did for the BBC.

from Wikipedia
Parkour (sometimes abbreviated to PK) is a utilitarian discipline based upon the direct, successful, swift traversing of one’s surrounding environment via the practical application of techniques, based around the concept of self-preservation. It is a non-competitive, physical discipline of French origin in which participants run along a route, attempting to negotiate obstacles in the most efficient way possible, using only their bodies.

Parkour is beautiful.

living in a snowglobe

I slept through our most recent snowfall. So disappointed to miss the falling flakes, but woke to a fresh white blanket covering our little carriage path.

I was lucky enough to see this video from my @webchickbot. She was experiencing snow at the same time.

I just keep playing this over and over.

Perfect blizzard movie, Pedro Almodovar: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

We were looking for something light and amusing to watch this afternoon and settled on this colorful comedy by one of our favorite directors, Pedro Almodovar. I you’ve never seen this film get some popcorn and rent it. Or buy it you can certainly watch it at least twice a year. Thinking of having a summer showing and Gazpacho night.

We love Gazpacho!