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.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


93/365Haley's keyboard that gives her so much pleasure and pain. She seems to have some natural talent but not so much patience. But she's coming along nicely.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


92/365Had about 45 minutes free today so I drive down under I-90 just past Newport Shores and walked around. This biker rode past me and I turned around and blind shot him.

He survived, thankfully.

Friday, April 1, 2011


91/365My new best friend. I'm trying to wait until tomorrow morning to take my next Allegra pill. So far I feel ok but I can tell I may go downhill soon.

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