Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Helping Mom with her never-ending home improvement project.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Duckpin Bowling

Not as cool as it used to be, but still essential Richmond.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Michael Lease

...takes his beard on and off as often as normal people change their clothes.
Be sure to listen to NPR's Morning Edition on Dec. 31 for a story on his photo project, Sametime 7:15!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I thought about making and mailing Christmas cards but finals and snow kept me from it. This is what it would have looked like, except I wouldn't have been wearing a Christmas sweater and it wouldn't have been in color (those things are much easier in digital). So this version is better... except that you don't get it in your mailbox with a heartfelt personalized note from me inside.
Anyway... is it giving anyone any ideas?!? Anyone?!

Monday, December 22, 2008

It snowed even more overnight

Today was supposed to be my last day of work, but since cars and buses like these keep getting stuck...

I really didn't think I was going to be able to drive my car (if I could even get it dug out from under a foot of snow). So I called in to see if the store was even open. My (now former!) manager, ever the inconsiderate jerk, started spouting off orders:
"The district manager says everyone has to have chains on their tires or use public transit to get to work; weather is not an excuse. So you'll need to get some chains before the next time you work."
"Um... you said today was going to be my last day."

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snowed In

My car and apartment buried.

They don't salt the roads here.

Looking down from the pedestrian bridge near my house.

Evidence of iced-over entertainment on the parking lot across from my house.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

It's been snowing all week

And I don't feel like leaving my apartment. Expect your Christmas present from me to be late.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Photography Final

A "Home"y Mobile

Final project in my 3d Design class.
(It's hanging from a stand because my apartment has 12-foot ceilings and I can't reach that high to hang it)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Still snowing

Driving to work in this week's second snow storm. When I got there, I was told I wouldn't be working there anymore after Monday due to the global economic collapse.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Still Cold and Snowy

I haven't seen alot of salt on the roads, but I have seen lots of cars sliding around.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Monday, December 08, 2008

Obama Speech(less)

For an assignment about appropriation.

Saturday, December 06, 2008


This is the only photo assignment I've gotten an A on. Maybe I'm not a photographer... maybe I'm just a blogger.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

First Thursday

If you look through this little crystal ball, the spools of thread on the wall look like a Campbell's soup can. (Piece by Devorah Sperber and part of the Manuf®actured show at the Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft.)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Me in 10th grade

Michael Lease, you'll soon be receiving a hi-res version of this.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008