Wednesday, May 25, 2011


It's a squirrel I took a picture of last year. No big deal.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


142/365I downloaded one of those retro camera apps this morning, figured I'd try it out on Riley's eggs. They look cool on the phone's screen, let's see how it looks online.

EDIT: Well, apparently the content looks ok, but the faux-frame looks low rent. Will play with more to see about removing said frame.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


141/365Straight out of the camera, no PP done. Held the camera up, flipped it over, took the shot.

Friday, May 20, 2011


140/365Macro lens makes my pickup on my bass look gross. Those white dust flakes? More like dead skin! Yuck.


139/365My little French pastry chef is hand rolling (not really) croissants for our school's MULTI-CULTURAL FAIR tomorrow. Thank goodness for Trader Joe's!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


138/365Today is Marci's birthday. For her birthday, Riley's tooth fell out. Of course, I took a picture of her, but this one turned out better.

Happy birthday!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


 137/365We have 3 tulips in our front yard. They are starting to look sort of pathetic. Then I thought of the yellow tulip Windows XP wallpaper and thought, "hmm, let's stick my camera under the tulip and see what happens."

Shot blind, just hoping for something nifty.

Monday, May 16, 2011


IMG_20110516_205103Shot this from my car heading north on I-5 somewhere by Federal Way, I think. I was coming home from band practice and saw how pretty our sunset was.

Apparently it's supposed to hit 70 degrees on Friday. Bust out the short shorts!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


135/365Last year I played a gig at the Comet. This year I didn't but I didn't take any pictures today save for one on my phone. It was raining yet again today so into the archive I went.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


134/365Whole Foods today. Who writes like this? And do they write like this when they are doing normal stuff? I am intrigued.

Friday, May 13, 2011


133/365I was taking pictures of our Cub Scout meeting and trying to get Hay and her friends on the down low. Obviously my technique needs work because as soon as they saw me, they were OUTTA THERE. :)


132/365I visited an old friend in Downtown Bellevue today. While I waited for I took a picture of the building next door. And yes, it was sunny (but cold!) today. (posted a day late due to blogger being down last night)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


131/365Reaching a bit. Don't want to go outside because it's 50 and rainy and I've shot everything inside.

Anyway, this is Harry Potter, Lego style, in front of our entryway light.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


130/365We are having some insulation sprayed in our attic tomorrow. As a result, Marci had to clear out her side of the closet as the trap door is located there.

This is a crop of a long range shot of some of her shoes. In other words, there are more.


Monday, May 9, 2011


129/365My tabs expired in March. Shh, don't tell anyone. I tried to get my car to pass emissions and it failed. Took it to the shop and they said I had to revert my car back to stock before they could properly test/fix the issue.

Well, when I bought the car used, the previous owner had put a big frickin' tube in it to make cool sucky sucky sounds.

In other words, it has a cold air intake in place of what it should have, pictured above.

Today, this airbox came in the mail via another VW owner on the East Coast. His car was an 03 and mine is an 02, so hopefully it'll fit (he said it would, but that don't mean SQUAT!).

Anyway, don't know if this stock box will get my car to pass emissions, but so far, it's cheaper than the alternative.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


128/365Happy Mother's Day, babe! We had fun with you today!

Saturday, May 7, 2011


127/365Last night I was inspired to play my bass because of this Youtube video (FOO FIGHTERS!). I just loved the idea of a recording studio setting of a band simply playing through its latest record.

Plus, they just look cool!

So I played along, put the bass down, and that's where it ended up.

Friday, May 6, 2011


126/365I took this on my way home from Discovery Park last year. I was scouting the park for a friend's sister's engagement picture shoot. As it turns out, weather last year was lousy in May and we never went to the park, but opted for Ballard instead.

I picked this because, well, look at the sky. It's blue! Can you believe it? I shot this through my car window on Mercer on the way back to I-5.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


125/365At the end of March I went in to get a sinus thing checked out. As part of the basic check in check up, they took my blood pressure. Apparently it was a little high. Since then I've been trying to get more walking in at work, as well as taking the dog out.

This is what my life has become.

By the way, the numbers on the screen are not mine.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


124/365We had some sun today and as it softly diffused through our front window shades, I noticed how great it looked in Haley's seat at the dinner table. I snapped a few of her, then had Rye have a seat.

Not only was this the dorkiest of the bunch, but also the sharpest. Plus, in going back through the P365, Hay's been a big star recently and he hasn't, so here you go.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


123/365I screwed my macro lens on after thinking that Marci's hairbrush might make for an interesting close up.

It wasn't, but after tweaking it, I thought it turned out to be interesting.

Monday, May 2, 2011


122/365Haley and I took Bella for a post-dinner walk. It is May 2nd and the weather was wacko today. Luckily when we went out, it wasn't too bad.

Sunday, May 1, 2011


121/365Riley and I took a bike ride today to a local parking lot where the Cub Scouts were putting on a bike rodeo. Doing stuff like basic bike safety and maintenance, how to properly wear a helmet, etc.

My bike hangs in the garage most times and both tires go flat as I have fancy schmancy presta valves on my tires. They are a pain to pump, so I never do it.

But today, with the weather (NICE) and task at hand (a BIKE RODEO), I had to manage.

Of course, throughout the years, I have lost my helmet, so I had to do the ride of shame, sans head protection.

Anyway, I am a bit paranoid at times riding with Rye as I don't quite trust that he'll do the right thing on the road. Not that he'd ride carelessly, but maybe that he'd swerve unpredictably in front of someone, you know?

Luckily it wasn't too busy on the roads today, and wouldn't you know it? Riley did great. He rode right next to me or right behind me, and it was a great boy's afternoon.

Saturday, April 30, 2011


120/365I'll be honest. This photo looks better as a thumbnail. I was driving back home with Haley from the Girl Scouts store in Seattle and decided to take a couple shots in the Mercer Island tunnel. Would've been cool if I could have held it still for the 1 second exposure. Looks better that way.

Friday, April 29, 2011


IMG_20110429_184438Apparently a bird was DEMOLISHED in my backyard recently. All that's left are feathers.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


118/365Buttons on my guitar strap. From top to bottom:

1. don't know where I got it. I think I found it at a club.

2. from a band called the Damnwells. They opened for Juliana Hatfield at the Croc a few years ago.

3. got it from Fuel Coffee in Wallingford. Apparently it's an employee and her son?

4. an old band of mine, Starchief. I think Johnny had these made up.

5. got it from a guy named Gary, who used to play in the Scheme and also wrote the old Seattle Powerpop blog.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


117/365Last time I checked, spring started on March 21. Today is April 27th. It was windy, rainy and about 45-50 degrees out.

I call shenanigans.

We had one spring like day recently. On Saturday, I think it got to 60 or so. Me and Riley wore shorts. It was awesome. And since then, it's pretty much been crappy.

At this rate, it'll be fall in no time!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


116/365Recycling Riley made a caterpillar out of half an egg carton, some popsicle sticks and googley eyes. And yes, I'm stretching for a picture today.

Monday, April 25, 2011


115/365Held the camera down and snapped. She looked at me and walked out.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


114/365Marci makes Cupcakes. I make cupcakes (capital C vs lowercase c).

Hay got a cupcaker making kit and a mini cupcake maker for her birthday. She was on us all day to make some and after a run to the store for some brownie mix, we got our baking on.

I helped her a bit and it was a grand old time. The taste was great, but the aesthetics could use some work.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


113/365Ghost Riley descends the stairs into the dungeons below.

Actually, he needed to use the restroom at the California Pizza Kitchen during Haley's birthday party. And the party was super fun. Recommended!

Friday, April 22, 2011


112/365Cupcakes are back! For Haley's birthday party tomorrow, Marci spent a few hours today and tonight making some sundae style cupcakes.

I think I will go eat 4 now.


I took the dog for a walk!


Thursday, April 21, 2011


111/365I wanted to take a 9 year old picture of Hay since today is her birthday. Since I had one of her a few days ago looking all messy, I had her brush her hair. I didn't get one with her eyes open, but I liked this because she looks so... with it, I suppose.

Happy birthday, Hay! You are the best!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


110/365I took Bella out back for some Chuck-It time. She's gotten tired in her old age, I guess. After about 10 runs, she takes the ball and starts heading in. Today, she decided to hide under the planter.

I found her, though.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


109/365Last year's shot. Apparently a year ago today, it was warm enough for us to all be outdoors with short-sleeves on. Today wasn't quite that warm, but it's been an improvement.

And here's a spider piggybacking on a beetle or something.

Monday, April 18, 2011


108/365Haley turns 9 this week. I told her I wanted to take her out for a photo shoot sometime. I took this as she was taking her hair down for the night. It's nice to see she still can do a perfect, non-forced smile on cue.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


107/365An apple at a park from last year. Lewis Park, to be specific. Not sure who the apple belonged to.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


106/365Shot this last year. I am lazy again today and decided to mine the archives. Plus, the Mariners are in KC anyway and, well, they suck. But last year, there was a game here and it was Felix on the mound and Ken Griffey Jr. Bobblehead night.

Friday, April 15, 2011


This sign was at the intersection of 112th and Bellevue Way, right where the panhandlers usually panhandle. Apparently in this area the city is wanting to build light rail or something. There are signs all over about no rail. I think this sign is poking fun at that.

Or it's a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy thing. I don't know.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


104/365Looks like I'll be needing my sorry ties again. Today I found out that my contract at Google won't be extended mid-June.

When I asked why I wasn't being extended, I was told that it was a decision made by management.

I told my supervisor that I don't rock the boat, I do well at the assignments I'm given, I don't have any absences (excused or not), and I play well with others.


Time to start over again.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


103/365Scrambling for something to shoot, I grabbed this wrench. Or pliers. Whatever.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


My birthday cupcakes! Maple bacon and French Toast. Both so damn yummy.

Monday, April 11, 2011


101/365I went out back without Bella to take pictures of our neighbor's new no-fence.

A few weeks ago, our backdoor neighbor came over, introduced himself, and asked me if we could help pay for our shared portion of the fence.

Luckily, he was super cool to begin with, and I appreciated his gesture. However, I turned him down and told him we simply couldn't afford it.

Anyway, they started demoing the fence today and what was left over were newly installed posts. I think the plan is for them to be done on Wednesday.

Anyway, Bella was quite perturbed that I didn't take her out. When I got back to the deck, I just held the camera down and took a blind shot.

Not bad!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


100/365100 down, 265 to go? Ugh. Anyway, today we did some spring cleaning, despite the dreary, winterish weather. I cleaned my nightstand and put up a few pictures.

Sometimes it's the little things, eh?

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Went to the Museum of Flight today for some fun.  There's a great new exhibition featuring a history of flight attendant uniforms through the years. Super cool and tacky all at once.

Friday, April 8, 2011


98/365One nice thing about the nice weather is pooping out the dog.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


97/365Last year I found Jesus...

in a Leavenworth gift shop.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Last year we took a trip to Leavenworth for a few days. This year on our kids' spring break, we are staying at home as I am working and we're having some stuff done around the house.

In other news, it is snowing/hailing around here. What happened to spring??

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


95/365A few weeks ago I waded through my CD drawer for something. And there they still sit.

Interestingly, the top 4 are local bands. From left to right are Ethyl, Lund Bros, Twink the Wonder Kid and the Riffbrokers.


Monday, April 4, 2011


94/365Haley doing a little light reading before bed tonight.

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