Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Because Reasons (or the dangers of multitasking)

So, a couple projects that have been posted as WIP examples have kind of needed to be set aside.

There are reasons.


I did a lot of research and writing on Oxymoron over the years, but there is now a book that is virtually identical in its premise and that is awesome for that writer and awful for me.  The research and work continues and now I am writing for ProstAmerika.com so the research is useful.

So, the notion of a similar book is only part of the problem.  The other is that I am multitasking on my creative projects too much and this happens.  When I committed to Boomerang, the comic book shop,  and The Modern Groom, et al, they got done.  I need to remember that lesson.

Pieces of The Scarecrow Effect might still turn up in other projects, but it is really life imitating art imitating life at this point and that is too weird to work on as a result.

Previous excerpts and the like of both projects may confuse people reading them now since this blog is almost a decade old, but both are functionally dead.

I need to pick a project and finish it.

Multitasking means nothing gets done.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

I cannot believe I swallowed some of this

Fire cider.  Look it up.  It is heinous.  It also seems to actually have a positive affect.

I already prefer it

Thanksgiving 2014 was good grub and a chance to hop in to my son's truck for the first time.  Plenty to be thankful for.  I already basically prefer TG to XM and this adds to that feeling.

That time when suddenly Brussels Sprouts became a thing I like.

First ride in son's first ride.

Everything else has a holiday

I joke a bit here, but the gesture was nice.

As a sub teacher I get a lot of crap thrown my way.  And so, even though it seemed a bit silly to have a Substitute Teacher Day recently, I will totally take it.

Failure is (actually) an option

Seattle Marathon
November 30, 2014

I am not getting any faster.

Actually, I spent this year with my right ankle fractured and in a boot and then after healing up and getting fit in the summer I ended up with a serious calf injury.

I genuinely expected to fail this year.

I had a plan for the first third of the run and ended up exceeding plans the first dozen miles or so.  The next 9 miles sucked, but the sun and dry pavement was a saving grace.  The last 5 miles were basically a trot in, so I was pretty pleased with finishing #17.

17 years and counting, almost up to The Undertaker's streak.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

It's starting to look a lot like ... Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving versus Christmas
The Triple Door
Seattle, WA
November 19, 2014 (7PM)

Molly Lewis
Josh A. Cagan
The Doubleclicks
Marian Call
The Mongrel Jews
Kiri Callaghan
Nicole Dieker
Seth Boyer
Kevin Murphy
Vixy & Tony
Betsy Tinney
Sunnie Larsen
Joseph Scrimshaw

We were sworn to actual secrecy and threatened with being beaten by oranges should we disclose details, but I figure a little blog post and a simple blurred photo of a stage with limited information should be safe.

I am looking forward to the album, then everyone can enjoy this show.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Last Unicorn

I had never actually read The Last Unicorn or watched the film prior to last week and that is actually a bit weird given my tastes.

Peter S. Beagle himself was touring the film and signing books so we took the opportunity to attend and see the film on the big screen.  I purchased a copy of Tamsin and got it signed. 

This was a wonderful event.

Central Cinema - November 11, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014


Chris Jericho
Book Signing at Third Place Books
October 17, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Pat and Molly in church

Patrick Rothfuss 
(with Molly Lewis)
October 30, 2014
University Temple United Methodist Church

The Slow Regard of Silent Things 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Old Advice

I advise boys three things.

1) Learn to cook.

2) Learn to dance.

3) Own a suit.

And so, a new suit.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Asking as an artist

Amanda Palmer moments before picking up her ukulele and leading the line in a rendition of Creep.

Town Hall Seattle
November 18, 2014

The Art of Asking Book Tour


I scored a goal on MP in high school, my only varsity goal.

I dated a girl from MP in high school.

My friend had a son attend there.

I have actually worked there several days as a sub years ago.

And although I have no real other connection, it just made things that much more real.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cats At Parties

Mushkin made her internet debut at about four seconds into the video. 

Oliver chose not to participate.

Click below to link to the video on the tube of you.

Woke up to a Dexter like crime scene

It was Halloween morning. There was blood in the hallway. There was a lot of blood in the hallway. 

There were boxes in the hallway with enough blood on them to completely cover one of them.  There was blood on the walls where claws had scraped.  There was a trail of blood.  There were drops of blood on shoes and books and items.

The black cat was down the hall, calmly grooming.

The tiny little grey cat was missing.

The blood led into the kitchen.

For several seconds I was afraid of what I might find.

Toenail break.  Cut ear from scratching.  A blood soaked paw and head.  A first bath.  One angry little cat. One offended cat.


November 16, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Shield and some banners

Seattle Sounders FC 2
LA Galaxy 0
October 25, 2014
Seattle, WA

With the resounding Dos a Cero victory Seattle took its first Supporters Shield.

Drew Carey called me a Hippy.

They finally fixed the D2 era banners to reflect all four championships.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Finding October

Preliminary poster

Getting my costume ready
I had the opportunity to work on a film as an actor lately in late October.  The film is titled Finding October and should be out early-ish next year.  My part consisted of a day filming in Eastern Washington.  I am holding off posting any of the handful of during production photos I took or commenting further until the filmmakers do.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Setting aside the lameness of the name

I do think that Seattle Sounders FC 2 as a name for the new USL Pro team is a truly, truly lame name, but the way this is being done makes a lot of sense to me.

I also decided to go ahead and join the trust and am looking into running for a seat on it.

The official S2 Kool Aid

ECS meeting with S2 

New scarf

Future tag team champs?

Instead of discussing a possible tag team, we just discussed dancing with Cheryl Burke.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Flaming. Tetherball.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Smell the Roses

Rose City Comic Con
Portland, OR

My haul.

Once again, I had the opportunity to work in Celeb Ops with a great team.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Nerdiest Night Out Ever

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Paramount Theater
Seattle, WA
September 15, 2014

Good mail day back in April.

Worth every penny.

Friday, September 12, 2014

PAX Prime 2k14

The [E] experience is so excellent. It's really well organized and there is opportunity to see the event.

I went for a theme this year.

MTG Khans of Tarkir panel at the Hedgehog theatre.

I ended up working and on a panel because of the above item. 

Patrick Rothfuss is [E] material.

Man, I look tired.

I ended up on about 33 minutes into this video.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Soccer summer

USOC PK Seattle v SJE

Selfie with Neagle

USA viewing party at the CLink

Let it Reign

For my friend in Buenos Aires

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tuesday night at the theatre

A Chorus Line
5th Avenue Theatre
Seattle, WA
September 9, 2014

I have to admit I was much less familiar with this work than I thought it was.  The real time auditioning of most of it speaks to the sense of urgency of the characters.  And, even though it is dated to the time of its creation it remains timely. Nice.

Hard at work this summer

Hiking week

Ravioli Thursdays

Construction camp

A day at the velodrome

And now school has started for the fall and I am back to wearing pants.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Playing catch up ... again

Fell behind on the blog posts ... again.  So in lieu of a slew of them, here is one big post to bridge the gap since June when I was last posting.
I am afraid of how large that bird was.

Had to try it.  Disgusting. Could not finish it.

Took the golf clubs out a bunch recently.  Me and the boy and now the girl too.  Life is good.  Birdie putts rock.

Nature is beautiful.

Birthday cake?  No.  Birthday peaches and cream.

Best draft ever. M15.

Kids rules are ones it would be nice for adults to follow.

Worst toe nail ever, and for me that is saying something.

Scalzi at the U bookstore.  He is singing a Cure song on an out of tune uke.