Sunday, January 31, 2010

Out of a box

Vallejo, CA

I finally have a landlord that has let me put holes in the wall.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Happy Birthday John!

Concord, CA

Happy Birthday John! John turned 42 today, so 19 of us went to a restaurant and sang a song to him.

Friday, January 29, 2010

teaching children to use power tools

Antioch, CA

I had a client try to saw off my hand today.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

three fingered gloves

Oakley, CA
A friend of mine who rides bikes was getting ready for a ride tonight when I saw her gloves. I have never seen three fingered gloves before.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Just another sunset in Oakley

Oakley, CA

The sun was out all day and it felt wonderful to the face.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Oakley, CA

All of the drainage canals are flowing with run off now. Just a little while ago they looked like this - tranquil and habitable. But now they are torrents. It's great to see.

Monday, January 25, 2010

leafing the gutters

Oakley, CA

The rain stopped briefly today - long enough for me to take this shot. Every day there are city and county employees out removing leaves from the gutters as the rain continues to puddle. I counted 10 "Flooded" signs in Oakley today.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

power out

Vallejo, CA

I was taking a shower at 5 tonight when suddenly this was all I could see. A substation in American Canyon had a minor malfunction and AC and parts of Vallejo lost power. Thank fully the hot water didn't go out.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

BORP versus BORP

Berkeley, CA

Amy and I volunteered today at BORP. Amy score kept and I was a referee. BORP currently has two division two teams that go head to head. I'm never sure who to cheer for on those games.

Of significance, today marks the second time in 2 1/2 years of refereeing that I got ran over.

Friday, January 22, 2010

a return to fast food

Antioch CA

After several weeks of not eating fast food, I made a triumphant return today.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Botany on the shelf

Benecia, CA

I went to the library tonight looking for a study place.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

growing out of puddles

Oakley, CA

It rained again today. I was rather happy with this trick Josh taught me a few years ago about how to take this picture.

Our walk around Berekely Marina

The Statue we originally went to see
This guy was out taking sailboat lessons. The birds watched along with us.
Other boats we saw on our walk

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

pitter patter of little raindrop feet

Oakley, CA

(-: it rained today.

Monday, January 18, 2010

I gots me a new scanner

Vallejo, CA

Now I just have to get a bigger hard drive, right?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

sun shined palm tree

Near Vallejo, CA

It was cloudy all day, again, but for a brief moment. In that brief moment the sun shined forth and lit this palm tree.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pier from beyond the panels

Berkeley, CA

Amy and I went to a service project in Oakland that ran too late to go to the zoo as planned. So instead we went to University Ave in Berkeley and went for a walk on the pedestrian bridge that connects you to the Marina. It was a nice long walk.

(BTC - From the walk)

Friday, January 15, 2010

See, Mormons aren't all bad

Vallejo, CA

This week I've been hearing a lot about how bad Mormons can be and how they push their marriage views onto people. Despite that - they do make good friends for when you are drunk.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

unpacked appliances

Vallejo, CA

Look! Look! My Appliances! Out of their boxes for the first time in 18 months. Yippee!

Post #950

In the Spiderman net

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cubed Steak Special

Antioch, CA

This is the first time I wasn't 100% satisfied with a my Lumpy's Lunch. It was good. It was an 8 or 9 out of 10. But it just wasn't a ten. I think it was missing two things for me. It needed to come with bread and it needed to be more filling. (I had the soup below to help make up the lack of filling). The roasted tomatoes were delicious. The onions were good. I never have been one for green peppers - but I think the thing for me was it just wasn't filling like Lumpy's always is.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

just hanging out

Oakley, CA

A friend of mine just hanging out in our "Spiderman swing" at work.

Monday, January 11, 2010

waves on the beach

Muir Beach

Muir Woods

under the bridge

Solano County, CA

I'm considering doing a compare and contrast project for my project this semester. I'm thinking of doing a look at the underside of bridges and how they relate to the year they were created. Today I went out and scouted locations.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

a snout to ride

Fairfield. CA

As Amy and I waited to see a movie tonight - we roamed around the mall. I'm a sucker for pictures of carousels.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Thank you Craigslist

Vallejo, CA

My new place is big enough that I have room for more than just a bed. I got a new bookcase on Tuesday from Craigslist and a new (to me) chair yesterday on Craigslist. It is so comfy too.

Melinda has been sharing music that has been in her head the past two days (one and two). I thought I'd do the same - though mine are vastly different than hers.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Unfilled Balloons

Vallejo, CA

I was cleaning the bathroom of my new place a few days ago when I ran across a whole bunch of these multi-color balloons still in their original packaging. According to one of the other roommates - the girl that left these used to throw parties all the time in her room and would use these balloons for one of the party games. I just threw them away. I'm not a party kind of guy I guess. Or maybe I just don't need these types of balloons to party.