Scenes from D.C.

I went to my erstwhile hometown of Washington, DC this past weekend to attend my friend Maggie’s wedding. It was quite fun and more than a little trippy, considering we’ve known each other since we were five years old and went all the way from Kindergarten through high school together. Photos of the wedding and ...

Denver In Pictures

I went to Denver for my stepuncle’s stepdaughter’s wedding (my step-step-cousin, I suppose) a couple weekends ago and hauled my camera along with me. I also got to see my cousin Jeff for the first time in about six years, and there’s some pictures of his family in here as well (or at least the ...

Idaho Roadtrip Photos 2

Photographically, I focused mostly on the drive through Nevada this time, which is through an otherworldly beautiful part of the desert where there is literally nobody around for hundreds of miles. So spectacular and incredibly relaxing. There’s also some good shots from my hike to Titus Lake with my dad. For two people whose combined ...

A Breath Of Fresh[er] Air

A quick trip to Denver for a family wedding seems to have cleared out my lungs pretty well, and the progress that’s been made in terms of getting the fire contained and directed away from LA proper seems to have done the trick in stopping the series of asthma attacks I was having last week. ...

Paranoia Saves The Day

Nothing quite so brick-shitting as the drive with a clone of your main hard drive up and dying just as you need to reimport its contents onto your main hard drive after doing a clean install of a new operating system. Thank Jeebus I’m paranoid and made a second backup on a different disk before ...

The Air I Can’t Breathe 2

I’ve been back in LA for a few days. My timing was miserable, showing up just as the forested hills around the city decided to burst into flames. There have been fires here before, and they’ve aggravated my lungs a bit, but nothing’s set off my asthma like the giant fire that’s still burning almost ...

A Quasi-Analog Vacation

Well, I’m now pretty damn glad I got the iPhone. I’m leaving tomorrow to visit dad and Ray Ann in Idaho and of course, last night one of the speakers on my laptop decided it didn’t want to go on the trip. A few seconds of popping, and then an unbelievably high pitched squealing that ...

A Little Ride in the Wayback Machine 2

Six years ago tomorrow, I was driving a rented Budget 15-foot truck across Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska. My co-worker/building mate Jen, who was also moving to LA and whose stuff occupied half the truck, drove her brand new Mitsubishi convertible along with me. We’d left Chicago at 6 in the morning to avoid the rush ...

Unemployment Funnies 1

One that I’ve been saving for a while because it so defines the existence of the unemployed person, courtesy of Garfield Minus Garfield: And one that was recently reposted by The Onion, Unemployed Man Getting Really Good At Unemployment: Through a months-long process of trial and error, Higby has learned the tricks of the unemployment ...

E-Housekeeping

It only took a year after I switched from Blogger to WordPress and moved the location of the blog, but I put up an HTML redirect for the old page and XML redirects for the old RSS feeds, which will hopefully redirect everyone who thought I gave up on blogging here. So if you haven’t ...