Friday, May 7, 2010

Ben & Huyen are getting MARRIED!

Ben and Huyen are getting MARRIED!

Congratulations Ben and Huyen! I'm so excited for you guys and I wish you all the best.

This is one of the first photos I have of Ben and Huyen together. It was right after we played badminton in the park.

I met Ben on my first full day in in Ho Chi Minh City. We both ended up moving to Hanoi, where we became roommates after a band of ninjas scared Ben from his previous house.

You can basically follow their entire relationship on Ben's blog. Ben met Huyen right before we moved in together and their love caused us to get evicted (ok, it was my fault too). But we found a new place where Huyen and Jessica were welcome all the time.

Ben and Huyen just celebrated their two year anniversary and Ben popped the question on the beach. There's a video of it, but the audio is horrible (on purpose -- Ben didn't want anyone to hear the gushy details).

Ben's first blog about Huyen ends with this sentence:

I guess that means Jessica and I had better find a way back to Hanoi.

The wedding is set for December 19, 2010 outside of Hanoi. Congratulations again Ben and Huyen!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Vermont Snow Storm

It's well into spring now and the weather's fine, but I'm sharing a video from late February of a snow storm in Brattleboro.  Jessica thought it was a good idea to bring an umbrella out in a snow storm.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

Jessica had a reading week in February.  Jessica is in the middle of her master's degree at the School for International Training.  But instead of reading, she insisted we take a Vermonty vacation and go to Burlington.  It's not a long way away, roughly 2.5 hours, and Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream just happened to be on the way.  Of course we stopped for a visit.  We took a tour of the factory, sampled some Hanna Teeter's Maple Blondie ice cream, and got some ice cream cones.  The best part of the tour was the flavor graveyard, where discontinued flavors are laid to rest.

(Click on the picture above to see the whole thing.  I guess it's too big for the space here.)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Brattleboro Ski Jump Competition

I've been living with Jessica in Brattleboro, Vermont since October. I recently decided that I should start contributing to the internet again, so I took my camera to the 86th Annual Harris Hill Ski Jump Competition in Brattleboro. The ski jump is basically in Brattleboro. Jessica and I live near the corner of Main Street and High Street and it took us about 15 or 20 minutes to walk to the Harris Hill Ski Jump.