Tuesday, 10 February 2015



Super Bowl Ads (and Pageantry)

Sunday, 01 February 2015

Trends noticed in the commercials Dads – I’m sure I won’t be the only one to mention that Dads played a prominent role in this year’s commercials.  From Nissan to Dove to Toyota, the message seemed to be that guys should be Dads.  While I don’t like the idea that men have to have children […]

Hayneedle: Nova 3-drawer nightstand

Review: Nova 3-Drawer Nightstand

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Originally submitted at Description Who knew squares could be so sophisticated? With an eye-catching geometric pattern, the Nova 3-Drawer Nightstand has all the right angles. It’s made of wood with walnut veneers in a chestnut finish for a fresh, urban look. Plus, it includes a special concealed outlet. Plug in your favorite lamp, then […]

Unskirted star inversion

Aerial Yoga

Sunday, 25 January 2015

I’ve taken up aerial yoga.  Here’s me doing some inversions and a floor-based King Pigeon pose.

Problem: Cat on game table Solution: Cat above game table

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Problem: Cat on game table Solution: Cat above game table

My ice grew a…protrusion.

Friday, 16 January 2015

My ice grew a…protrusion.

Conflicts of Interest

Saturday, 10 January 2015

The Oatmeal is raising money for the Tesla museum, and I won’t be giving any.  While I really like the Tesla museum concept as well as its groundswell of support, The Oatmeal frequently uses fatness as a signifier of disgustingness or slobbiness, most famously in his “reasons I choose to run” comic but also in […]

Visiting the AFK Tavern for the first time. Only in Seattle does…

Friday, 09 January 2015

Visiting the AFK Tavern for the first time. Only in Seattle does a place this awesome have multiple locations.

Movies of 2014

Thursday, 08 January 2015

I’m a bit behind the times, but I wanted to review the things I did in 2014, particularly since I was lax in the past couple of years about posting to my blog (instead tending to post to Twitter for tiny things that used to drive my blog posts).  I did see a good number […]

World Without End at the top of the world (Columbia Tower Club)

Monday, 05 January 2015

World Without End at the top of the world (Columbia Tower Club)

Dumplings for the new year!

Thursday, 01 January 2015

Dumplings for the new year!


Animals Get Pumpkin Treats

Saturday, 18 October 2014


Leaves, Lighthouses, and Lobsters

Sunday, 12 October 2014


Seattle Aquarium

Sunday, 13 July 2014


Bermuda Cruisin’

Monday, 26 May 2014


Rainy Trails & Avalanches (Old Robe & Big Four hiking)

Monday, 05 May 2014

A burst of warm weather in May had upped the frequency/chance of avalanches, and a friend and I decided to go watch some from a safe viewing location.  We also decided to hike the Old Robe trail but were stymied not far along by a washed out section that was only crossable by balancing on […]

Mind Games 2014

Mind Games 2014 Recap (Austin, TX)

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Background:  The Mind Games convention is where/how American Mensa awards games the Mensa Select seal.  The seal is awarded to 5-6 games each year. It’s an event with 200-300 Mensans in attendance, specifically a self-selecting subset of Mensa that are gamers. As a judge/attendee, you are assigned around 25-30 games to play during the play period (Friday 11am until […]


Hiking: Northwest Timber Trail & Tolt Bridge

Sunday, 13 April 2014

I spent some time yesterday hiking the Northwest Timber Trail with a friend.  It’s around 2.5 miles long, out and back (5 mi round trip, roughly).  It goes through a second growth forest on its way to the junction on the East Side Road 7000. Part of the way is in a Vine Maple grove, […]