Tuesday, March 31, 2009

These Days

Only 3 more weeks of school left this semester.  I have to admit that this is probably the most exciting thing at the moment.  I am needing a break, I have no ideas left, I've hit a wall and am having a hard time getting over it.  I'm hoping that summer will bring back my love and drive for school because i think i lost that sometime around Spring Break. Other than my drive being gone life is great.  We are all moved into the new house, i went grocery shopping today for the first time in almost 2 months, so i now have food.  And i'm finishing up the last of my work before final projects come.  

-  The new Manchester Orchestra CD comes out April 21.
-  All the Day Holiday (www.myspace.com/allthedayholiday) has a new record coming out.  These are some close friends of mine that are working really hard and doing great things.  Please if you find 10 min take the time to listen to their stuff or try and catch a show in your hometown.  

thanks for reading,


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sorry for neglecting this. Since Jean-Michael and myself have been back in Nashville life has been amazing and weird.  We arrived home last Thursday around 1:00 in the afternoon, and it has been non stop since.  Working, dealing with our house getting broken into and things being stolen, moving, adjusting to the new house, working more, classes starting back up, realizing only 4 weeks of class remain, and trying to enjoy tis beautiful weather on our new back deck!  It's been amazing and we are all beyond blessed and you will be hearing more from us soon.  


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Day 3-5 now on our way home

Hello Readers,

So far our adventures have been better than epic. We have explored the glorious mountains of Colorado through the means of bicycle and snowboard. The people that have received us have been some of the most wonderful individuals we have come across in our lifetime, they will never know how much they have blessed us.
Our diet, we thought it was going to consist of snacks and junk food ,but it has been far from it. In Denver, we met up with Tyler's cousin where we ate goat, rice, steamed cabbage and african bread called chapati. In Vail, at Sofia and Juan Pablo's house we were blessed with salmon, artichoke and spinach dip, mussels, and  toasted bread for lunch. We also ate a succulent dinner later on the night which consisted of a linguini pasta with tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers and more! For breakfast we ate "chilaquiles", little tortillas deep fried with refried beans and a delicious chili sauce on top. Once in Pueblo we ate steak with black beans and rice and the next morning a gigantic scrambled egg meal with turkey and swiss cheese.
Pueblo, was not the prettiest of towns, however once we left the city and made our way into the desert the landscape was breathtaking! Once again we biked, this time some 10 miles or so into the wilderness were the Pueblo water Reservoir was waiting for us. Trespassing U.S. Govt. property we climbed all the way to the top only to find the gorgeous Lake Arkansas. 
More pictures will be up loaded soon. We are currently experiencing some trouble shooting.

Riding the open road.
Jean-Michael Vissepo and Tyler Davis

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sometime between Day 1 and Day 2

We have arrived in the colorful state.  It is 5:35 p.m and we are somewhere off 1-70 at the 1-70 Diner. It is a cute (?) place.   So far this trip has been exactly what we've wanted it to be.  It started off with myself (Tyler) behind the wheel around 6:30 last night.  I somehow managed to ignore the GPS and get lost within the first 10 minutes of the trip.  After this minor hiccup we were able to keep a level head and get back on track.  In the past 24 hours we have driven 1100 mile and slept roughly 3 hours each.  
We began the journey out of Nashville going through Kentucky, Illinois, into Missouri, then into Kansas where we met up with a couple friends from Indiana that just happened to be out there and had a hotel room.  Roughly 15 min from the hotel we see what we thouht were spot lights, I think they were UFO's though.  They circled in the sky right outside the passenger window for at least 2 min.  It was sweet!
 We arrived there at 6:45 this morning, slept for an hour then woke up to eat a free continental breakfast.  Complements of the Holiday Inn Express.  Thanks!  We head out from the hotel around 9:30 stop to get gas, grab coffee at a local coffee shop/roaster then off onto the open road.  We forgot to reset the GPS and were taken on a trip through the back roads of KS to arrive at our destination, which ended up being an abandoned gas station 23 miles out of the way.  
I just need to clarify something.  When telling friends and family about our trip most every person told us that Kansas was a miserable state to drive through.  That is was boring, flat, and just not pleasant to look at.  This wasn't the case.  Kansas is flat sure, but it had a few rolling hills, and the landscape was so pretty and the sky so HUGE!  At one point in Kansas we stopped by the statue of Buffalo Bill.  Super awesome.  After 9 hours of trekking we finally made it to the  the Colorful State!

Also, please allow me to get you up to speed in my life. I ( Jean-Michael) have found out and rediscovered my spirit animal, the Falcon. On our way through Kansas Tyler was the scout and he pointed me on all the right directions to look. He scouted at least 26 falcons!  Before we left Nashville we said a small prayer for a safe journey and since then the Falcons have being soaring above us.

Thank You-
Tyler and Jean-Michael 

Friday, March 13, 2009

On the Road Again....for the first time.

Hello Dear Readers,

Tyler Davis and yours truly Jean-Michael Vissepo are about to embark on a trip like no other.  The open road is our destination.  We will be leaving for an undocumented amount of days so don't wait up.  However, as our travels progress keep a look on our blog for further updates.  
The only thing we will be taking with us is a french press, bikes, and a backpack each.  This isn't a trip about self gratification but self discovery.  
We leave you with this, spring break 09', may it be a time of selflessness, honesty, and curiosity.

riding the road...

- Tyler and Jean

Friday, March 6, 2009

Making It Happen With Friends

Dear 1620

I just finished watching Ocean's 11 and 12. Also, tonight after I got of work I made grilled lamb! I can proudly say that lamb is one of my favorite types of red meat! Back to Ocean's. Imagine making a movie with a whole bunch of your best friends and get paid BIG money for it. That's the dream and I'm doing it tomorrow. Well... minus the BIG money, but one day we will. Tomorrow, Julian, fellow 1620 resident shoots his production 2 and I'll be working on it. Im stoked!

Look for updates on my new continuous working series on my facebook page.

Spring break '09! are you ready?
Jean-Michael Vissepo

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Late Night.

Hello to all,

I know we have not checked back with you guys for a long while and for that i would like to express my most sincere apologies. We , meaning the kids of 1620, have been overloaded with work,school and productions...is ok though I have a good feeling about it...I know that even though it feels like we cannot breath for most of the time we will make it through. We will come out on top of the wave! Currently, Joey Scala is living at the 1620 residence until he goes up to Pueblo Colorado,also I am working on homework ...and im pretty bored with it. It will get exciting soon though.
Joey and Tyler have driven to a local pizza shop (keep in mind its 1am and 19 degrees outside) to dumpster dive for some grub since Julian has not gone grocery in a while and is hungry. In the meantime...heres a pic!

Jean-Michael Vissepo