Friday, October 31, 2008

My Pumpkin

Here's my first shot at pumpkin sculpting. The picture is camera sucks in low-light conditions, but you get the idea.

Here it is in the light.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

You want me to think outside the box? Does it have to be a box? Can't it be a trapezoid?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand, walking through the streets of Soho in the rain.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

Are you gonna help me, or are you gonna stand there like a slab of meat with mittens?

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The True Cause of Our Troubles

Everyone is running around trying to point fingers at who or what is responsible for the current state of the US financial situation. "It's the failed economic policies of the Bush administration!" "It's Bill Clinton's push to have more minorities own homes!" Here's a pretty good overview of how we got here. It's from NPR, and it's surprisingly non-political. I listen to NPR, but I don't usually recommend their stories for the same reason I don't recommend ones from the likes of MSNBC or Fox News--I hate biased commentary passed off as news, regardless of the source. Kudos to NPR for acting like real journalists. If you're dead set on keeping your head in the sand because you want to blame one thing or the other, you have a built-in excuse to not listen to this one--it takes about an hour to listen to the whole thing, but it's well worth the time.

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Four Cellists of the Apocalypse

Wednesday night we went to see Apocalyptica with Todd and Becca. For the uninitiated, Apocalyptica is a Finnish heavy metal cello band. You heard right...heavy metal cellos. No guitars, just four cellos and a set of drums (with an occasional singer on a few songs). It was a great concert--they're all amazing musicians. Becca's sister knows the band, and she got us the skybox at the Big Easy (I refuse to call it by its new name). We also got to meet the band before the concert. They're pretty cool dudes, Eicca and Paavo especially. I talked with Paavo (the guy with the black mowhawk) about Finland, skiing and kids. Benny had to have the drummer, Mikko's, autograph, so we got that for him. They're all nice guys, some are just more talkative than others. Perttu is the dark, brooding one. Becca told him she saw them in California a couple of years ago. She said, "You weren't feeling well that night." To which he replied, "I never feel well."

Hopefully they'll come back to Boise again. And hopefully they'll throw some Tool into the lineup. Vicarious is begging to be played by these guys, and they certainly have the talent to do it right.

Here's a sample of their chops (sorry, they don't allow embedding of the video)

Random Thought of the Day

This type of thinking could do us in.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

Motion in the ocean, his air hose broke. Lots of trouble. Lots of bubbles.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

"Apollo 13 wasn't so bad was it?"

"Well at least they made shit up about a made-up thing. It was a true rendering of a fake event."

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

Whatever happened to all the season's losers of the year?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

Wow...hey, you know what man? I think I might have been in the Navy.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

Tricking us in, don't get along if you're brothers. So phasing it out, correcting vision with fists.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

Sacred cows make the best hamburger.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony that's life. Try to make ends meet, you're a slave to money, then you die.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

Relax. Let those of us who aren't you enjoy this moment.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

I'm a driver, I'm a winner. Things are gonna change, I can feel it.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

When the cries of the nightjar fall silent, only then do you know he is attached to the goat.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

Leaves were falling just like embers;
In colors red and gold, they'd set us on fire,
Burning just like a moonbeam in our eyes.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

I got worms.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

It's not always rainbows and butterflies, it's compromise, it moves us along.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

I found out that beneath my goodie-two-shoes, I'm wearing some very dark socks.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

She thinks that happiness is a mat that sits on her doorway, but outside it starts raining.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008


After mowing the lawn: "I'm here to collect my bounty for killing the grass."