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Month July 2003

The MissShady Saga: The end?

It's been a crazy ride but I fear the saga is coming to a close (or has hit a lull). DanteGil has blocked me and the MissShady screenname, and I haven't seen the real MissShady, LilMissShady or bajanka, online for a week and a half. What next? Are there any other sneaky possibilities that have […]

Search strings galore

This month I tweaked my web stats so I could view each and every one of the precious search strings that brought people here. I sure was missing out before. Or I was just too lazy to mess with the full stats. Anyway… * talking to oneself (this has consistently been #1 for the past […]

Denny Creek Trail Pictures

This past Saturday, I went with a small group over to the Snoqualmie Pass area of the Cascades and did some hiking on the Denny Creek trail. Beautiful weather, great views, and some chilly mountain water…

The Bold and the Innocent

This story of the guy divorcing his wife via text-messaging has made the rounds on the internet lately. Today, via Metafilter, this story shows up in the Guardian about the 15 cruellest break-ups in history. The first thing that popped in my head was my heart-breaker in 6th grade. This was the era when weeks […]

Jason Trachtenburg on Blimp vs. Zeppelin

Went and saw the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players tonight and they were amazing. After the show I asked Jason Trachtenburg the question that'd been bugging us all night long: “What's the difference between a blimp and a zeppelin?” Long pause/ignoring the question… Jason Trachtenburg: “Well the blimp has got Goodyear written on the side of […]

Activism or Passivism?

(Click for the larger version, where you can read all the finer print.) I was going to title this picture something like, “Super Activism”, or, “Mega-giga-activism,” but it dawned on me that bumper stickers are much more “passivism” than activism. It very well could be true that this person is indeed active in each and […]

Links ahoy!

A few links that have come up in the past few days. Some new, and some that I just haven't seen in a while. * More public art ideas from Treebutcher.net * Some Photoshop fun, including an Open Photoshop Tennis Championship and the huge Photoshop contest community at Worth1000.com. Time to brush up on my […]

The MissShady Saga: Part VI, The Epic

Full back story can be found here. (all AIM screennames have been changed to protect the innocent, and the just plain dumb) The DanteGil story had fallen flat, and I hadn't seen MissShady or LilMissShady online at all. Things were getting slow, but then one day I get a message from “bajanka”. This screenname had […]

12 Utility Fixtures

I wanted to try capturing some of the different characters of the various gas, electric and water fixtures jutting from buildings in the neighborhood. I find these little mechanical relics fascinating. Birthmarks or architectural blemishes, painted over, rotting and rusting, but each with a distinct personality.

The MissShady Saga: Part V

Full back story can be found here. (all AIM screennames have been changed to protect the innocent, and the just plain dumb) MissShady wrote to me with her new screenname LilMissShady. She called me a vulgarity, that I don't recall, and by the time I went to respond, she had signed off (really signed off, […]

The MissShady Saga: Part IV

Full back story can be found here. (all AIM screennames have been changed to protect the innocent, and the just plain dumb) MissShady was quite upset with me in our last conversation, and a few days went by without any word from her. I started getting bored, and instead of simply unblocking myself this time, […]

When you ride for hours…

As the bike wheels went round and round last weekend, so did the thoughts in my head. When staring at the stretch of road in front of you, there isn't a whole lot to do but think. I quickly realized that deep thoughts, productive thoughts, or anything important just wouldn't stay in my head. My […]

Seattle to Portland, STP 2003 Bicycle Classic

Two days, 7500 cyclists, 206 miles, about 4000′ of elevation gain, and many exciting obstacles along the way, Alex and I attempt (and finish) the STP. Full trip recap with photos..

The Miss Shady Saga: Part III

This just in: An entire category devoted to the ongoing MissShady Saga, for your viewing pleasure. As was apparent in Part II, MissShady was starting to catch on and was getting upset with me. But of course, after learning Password #2: “shinoda”, I went and unblocked myself, yet again. She figured it was me, insulted […]

Are we insane?

Tomorrow morning, 5:30AM, off we go. Alex and I embark on an adventure. Back on Monday.