Sunday, December 30, 2007

Richmond......


Visiting Mom always involves moving boxes, going through boxes, and boxing things up. Also breathing in lots of dust.



Apparently this is what I thought my family looked like when I was in kindergarten.



Michael Lease and Kimberly had me over for dinner.



Michael took a Sametime picture of the three of us looking at found photos.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Richmond...


You can see the tower from everywhere.



Emaleigh hides tapes from customers in Plan 9.



Anne loves coffee.



I used to have fantasies that the guy from Luxor would retire and leave his store to me. Not that I know anything about running a junky thrift store.



Mom has been cleaning her house.



Duckpin bowling is going downhill... the overhead projectors don't work anymore.



One time we witnessed a shooting as we were leaving Aladdin's.



Thanks, Matt.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!


Chantilly gave us her old (blue) Christmas tree... She's such a giver.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Look, See


It isn't often that I get much out of abstract art, but I found Look, See a little while ago and it blows me away every time I check in on it. These html drawings are so gorgeous in their simplicity. They're so expertly crafted to utilize and break out of the limitations of html tables. I seriously get really excited when I look at the site. I wish I could make these.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Stand right there.... now don't move...


This will be enforced... and I don't discriminate based on age, weight, height, race, gender, attachment status, or anything!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Dancing with a Red Balloon




I can't decide which one of these I like better.
I wish Jared Micah's drawing wasn't in the background.

Drawing on the wall


At Stephanie's house show/art opening last weekend.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

New York Day 3


All my friends had to go to work, so I went to the Natural History Museum to check my bags and get out of the cold.


When I was little I called it the dinosaur museum.


At night I went to the anti-hootenanny at the Sidewalk Cafe. There were some hits and some misses - this guy took Bob Dylan's "Talkin World War III Blues" and changed the lyrics so it was about the internet.


Jennifer did not like one of the performers.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

New York Day 2


I generally prefer doing everyday things with people I'm visiting - rather than doing touristy stuff. In Manhattan, the Trader Joe's gets so busy on Sundays that the line wraps around the inside of the store. I drew a diagram:





When I got to TJ's apartment in Brooklyn he showed me this video and I laughed so hard that I cried. I'm laughing right now just thinking about it.


Pete's Candy Store is a weird venue - they pretty much just let you use their back room.

New York Day 1


Brett, Laurel, and Jennifer took me to see the Christmas crowds in Manhattan and did some shopping.


I used to think I'd never get over Nora Jane.


I played at Goodbye Blue Monday in Brooklyn. Jason and Melanie, Josh and Nick, and Nora and Jordan - old Richmond friends - came to see me. The last band handed out crayons and paper so we sat around drawing crazy things like a huge air freshener toppling over on a cottage in the dust bowl.

Friday, December 07, 2007

I'm Going to New York for a Long Weekend


I'll post pictures from the trip on Wednesday!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The Latina cashier appropriately misspelled my name


Actually I used to drop the "h" all the time in high school because I had to for Spanish class and I just left it out in rest of the world, too. If I were in Richmond, I'd scan one of my old high school IDs where my name is spelled without the "h" to prove it.