The Feline Alarm Clock 2

Chaplin has decided that on some mornings, I don’t get to sleep in. He bats at my glasses on the table next to my bed, making a loud clatter when he knocks them down or forcing me to get up and chase him if he manages to pick them up with his teeth. He stares ...

It’s All Fun and Games

It’s always fun to play the game, “Do I feel blah because…?” This week’s candidates: I’m bored out of my mind and am slowly feeling my sanity slip away as I go deeper into my fourth month of unemployment? I’m coming down with something? My increasingly unbearable bed is causing me to sleep so poorly ...

And Now, Some Hypnotic Waves

I rode my bike roughly 86 miles between Wednesday’s 46 mile ride and Saturday’s 40 mile ride. Saturday also featured some ridiculously high surf. Click the link to See my ever-so-fun iPhone video of it (still trying to figure out a way to do embeddable flash without sticking it on YouTube Edit: Aha! Flickr does ...

New York, New Jersey 1

Some pictures from my travels in New York City and Northern New Jersey, including the first time I’ve ever actually seen the Statue of Liberty in person as I rode the ferry to Sandy Hook. Flickr here, slideshow below (click “notes” for a fuller explanation on some of the items): Get the flash player here: ...

Creative Drought Solutions

Spotted in Encino yesterday: It does look a bit browner in this picture than it does in person – the other non-painted lawns in the neighborhood were looking pretty darn sickly.

Noted and Quoted 2

The rather brilliant Hank Steuver, kicking off his hilarious review of new daytime talk show The Wendy Williams Show: What should be on television in the middle of the day? What should fill the space between all those commercials for personal-injury attorneys, cures for urinary-tract infections and the promises of vo-tech schooling? Should anything be ...

NY/NJ

I used to post notes when I went out of town that posting would be less frequent when I’m gone, but there’s just been so damn little going on lately that posting might actually increase. Gone to a wedding. Back Sunday.

In The Continuing Vein of Literalism

I thought for a bit about what the hell I was going to do with the gigantic goddamn lemon, and finally, I figured I might as well just keep going with the literal theme of the day: Yep, I made lemonade. An absolutely ridiculous amount of lemonade from one lemon, in fact. Normally to make ...

When Life Gives You Gigantic Goddamn Lemons 1

This monstrosity has been hanging from the lemon tree in my apartment complex for the last few months. Today, just as I was heading past it to go to the gym, it fell off the tree, right next to me. Given everything that’s been going on lately, I had to laugh. Life has now taken ...

Happy 4th