Over 40 – December 2008

6 Jan 2009, 7:12pm


OMG!!! A whole year of this ‘Over 40’ thang. And now I am 41! Amazing. That was a bunch of fun I must say.

So…lets seee…what happened in December? Well, Christmas/My B-Day was pretty mellow. Did yard work and such. Three trips to the dump even. Got a bit of snow. Went to Arcata for New Years which was really wonderful. (I really miss my friends down there, I really do.) I started a beard thang. Yikes! I worked. I started watching 1) Deadwood, 2) The Wire, 3) Monk, 4) and Mad Men. All very good especially Deadwood and the Wire. I have no TV but DVDs are all I need.

Happy 2009 everyone! I’ll keep shooting if you will keep start commenting!

Over 40 – November, 2008

9 Dec 2008, 3:02pm


Ah November. Good times. The best thing that happened all month – actually, all year – was that I voted the Hell out of Barak Obama for President of the U.S. of A. and he freakin’ won. The worst thing that happened was that I discovered that I am now as fat as I have ever been and that I do not feel that good about it. Let us never speak of it again. We went to the Flat Track Roller Derby National Championship in Portland and I proceeded to ruin my voice for an entire week. Everyone thought I had come down with a cold it was so bad. Friendsgiving in Eureka was super special as I knew it would be. (I won at poker! That never happens!) Framed a bunch of posters that had been sitting around. Finally. I cut myself too. No, not while framing said posters. Making biscotti. (Got a bit tipsy. Whoops!). Oh, and I went and hung out with a couple of giraffes. And cheetahs. And Elephants.

Over 40 – October, 2008

8 Nov 2008, 7:05pm

October has come and gone and, I must admit, it was pretty pleasant. The best thing I did was to vote the Hell out of Barack Obama for the office of President of the U.S. of A. Pretty freakin’ sweet. (I wonder how he did…) I also went to S.F. to watch my wife run in her very first marathon. I am so proud of her for that. I water sealed my backyard fence, got a sweet Draplin calendar and handed out candy to kids on Halloween.


You Missed A Spot

27 Oct 2008, 3:49pm

Had to paint the fence these last couple of sunny weekends. It is now done. This is a little time lapse of me doing the last little bit. Warning: watching this video is kinda like watching paint dry because that is pretty much what it is.

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Over 40 – September 2008

4 Oct 2008, 10:17am

September. Finished a long-awaited trip into the Trinity Alps, went to a wedding in Vermont and foolishly did not take any hiking boots, and spent a lot of time in the office. And home-made pizza. Also went to Portland to see My Morning Jacket and old friends. I also watched more people quit at work. *sigh*


Over 40 – August, 2008

31 Aug 2008, 12:00pm

Two backpacking trips this month: One to the great Trinity Alps, one to the mediochre mosquito infested area around Diamond peak. (I gotta say I really miss the backpacking in my home state.) I made up some new business cards from Moo and Karen’s tomatoes have been going ka-razy! Check that pesto too! And peaches from the candy tree! Ya-hoooo!

…and a co-worker quit who shouldn’t have had too. Goddamned shame if you ask me.


Cruising to Hubbard Glacier

3 Aug 2008, 10:37pm

This is a time lapse video of a cruise we took last month to Alaska. We sailed through Yakutat Bay and onward into Disenchantment Bay and right up to Hubbard Glacier. At about the 5:13 mark you can see some glacier pieces calving off into the water. Shot with a Canon G9.

Google Maps has a nice satellite image of the glacier.

More of my photos from the trip here.

Music:”Si, Paloma” by Sun Kil Moon

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Exit Seattle

2 Aug 2008, 10:36pm

We took my parents on a cruise to Alaska last month. Here is a time lapse of us leaving the port in Seattle.

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Over 40 – July, 2008

30 Jul 2008, 12:00pm

Holly crap we went on an Alaskan cruise! Crazy, I know but there ya go. Another trip to Eureka was accomplished as well. Backpacked the Rogue River trail which I would like to refer to as the Poison Oak trail. That shit is the worst.


Over 40 – June, 2008

30 Jun 2008, 12:00pm

Portland, mo-fo’s!! Did some house duty as well. I tried to do a push up but it didn’t go so well. Watched “Fight Club” for about the tenth time. I miss something every time so it seems. I also stood in a field and sat where I was specifically told not to.


Over 40 – May, 2008

31 May 2008, 12:00pm

Painted the bedroom, went to Seattle (where we saw an AWESOME play in the park), exercised my right as a free American citizen and voted and also watched the destruction of the old Co-Op grain elevator. Sapo was involved as well.


Over 40 – April, 2008

30 Apr 2008, 12:00pm

Petting real dogs and fake cats this month. A little bit of beach time and much tree climbing. And another broken fucking hard drive!!!!! (Lost my damned honeymoon photos.)


Lawn Mower

14 Apr 2008, 7:12pm

This is a time lapse video of me mowing my lawn. Yep. That is all it is.

Music: “Hash Browns” by Dieselhed. (Man I miss that band…)

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Over 40 – March, 2008

31 Mar 2008, 12:00pm

Went to Bend where I ate a monster breakfast, went to Eureka and drank cocktails in a good friends backyard, and I found out that 50% of Simple Magazine is made up of ads. I did this by taking actual measurements from one issue. And puppies!


Seven Minutes to Bend

10 Mar 2008, 6:06pm

Here is a video I made of our drive Bend for Karen’s Birthday. I used my little Canon G9 point-and shot and added a little Beck. Good times.

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