Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lakland Duck Dunn pictures

Since my little widgets tell me that a lot of people come here by searching for "Lakland Duck Dunn", or some variant of that, I figured I'd put some pictures up of said bass, instead of the ones that the previous owner took.

Here you go!




Monday, January 18, 2010

Feeling neglected

My poor blog. After starting my Project 365 blog, all my writing has gone to it. And all it's about is the photo of the day. Unless you're into the pictures, I guess it's pretty boring.

As far as So Yummy goes, things are pretty much the damn same, I'm sorry to say. No job leads. No progress on improving my resume. Just a bunch of the same stuff.

On the other hand, I have some friends going through some issues that make being unemployed look like a walk in the park. So, I'll stop complaining now.

I have a Lund Bros. gig coming up Thursday. We're playing with a couple bands we've never played with before. Look for me; I'll be playing the SB-2 and taking pictures before and after.

I had a friend dial me up the other day on Facebook. His bassist and him had some issues and, with a CD release on the horizon, tensions flared. He is now without bassist and has asked me to pinch hit. I told him I would and we're going to hook up tomorrow night. My other band, the Scheme, is on hiatus as the other two members are going to Hawaii on "business" related activities (re: their SOs are attending conventions and photo shoots and the boys get to tag along). Lucky them.

Haley has been selling the heck out of Girl Scout cookies. I don't think it's her superior sales skills as it is the GS cookie fiending old folks we live by, but we'll take it.

I guess that's it for now. I'll check in from time to time, but if you feel some compelling need to read something I wrote, you can find me at the So Yummy Project 365 blog. It's been fun doing that blog and I feel kind of obligated now.

In the meantime, if you see my earplugs anywhere, let me know. Last I used them was at Scheme practice in late Nov, early Dec sometime and I miss them dearly. I bought some replacements last weekend and after practice tonight, I will only use them in an emergency.

Who knew one could get so attached to earplugs?

A picture of my junk.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Had a run in with Johnny Law today

Though I had nothing to do with it.

Yesterday after a doctor's appointment at UW Physicians in Factoria, I drove through their parking lot and saw something I thought I might shoot for my Project 365. I jumped out of the car, snapped some pictures, jumped back in the car and continued my adventure.

Ultimately, I didn't use any of those shots and thought nothing of them until today.

Marci called as I was out and about and told me that we got a little visit from Bellevue's Finest. Apparently where I was taking pictures yesterday, someone saw me and was coming out to talk to me when I jumped in the car and took off.

I didn't see anyone, but he thought I was being suspicious or something, so he took down my plate and called the cops.

Anyway, the place I took pictures of was the Honda of Bellevue parking lot. There were a bunch of Civics or something backed in and I thought it would be a cool shot.

The police officer thought it was pretty funny. I guess she asked Marci if there was any reason I'd be photographing the lot. Marci told her that I am obsessed with photography and that was why I was shooting photos. The officer laughed and suggested Marci tell me to "tone it down" a little.

I'm guessing if the guy at Honda had gotten to me, I'd explain what was going on. Supposedly they've been having or just had cars stolen/vandalized/messed with and thought the perp would TAKE PICTURES OF THE CRIME SCENE IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.

All in all, kind of funny. Though when Marci called, I was wondering what I did in Georgetown today to merit a visit from the po-po.

Big whoop, right?

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Finally. Sun.

So much so that I've walked the dog twice this week. Incredible!

On Monday, I took Riley to the Y for his swim lessons. After I dropped him off, I realized I forgot towels, so I headed to the front desk. When I got back, the pool Riley was in (there are 2 at the Y) was empty. He was in the lap pool.

I asked the lifeguard what happened. He said the pool was contaminated. I asked if that meant what I thought it meant. He said it could be one of 3 things.


Anyway, Riley was quite excited about it. He told me twice that someone "throwed up" in the pool because they drank too much water. It was in an area he wasn't in so I'm assuming he didn't get contaminated either.

Must be all the newbs. At the Y yesterday, I heard the staff complaining/commenting on how all the "New Year Resolutions" were showing up. Which explained the horrible parking (which is no surprise; whoever designed that lot should be fired) and the full house.

I guess the New Year is awesome for business at health clubs and the like, but I wonder at what point the huge jump in numbers smooths out.

 This is from last summer, not the puke Y.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Project 365 has begun!

It's no secret that I've developed some interest in photography recently. An "imaginary" friend of mine just finished this project and it inspired me to do the same. It's called Project 365 (or something similar) and it's about taking and posting one photo a day to a blog, flickr, Facebook, whatever.

This guy did a blog and, incredibly, finished it yesterday. It's pretty amazing how far his photography went from day 1 to day 365. I haven't seen all the pictures, but there definitely are some good ones there.

Today I took Marci's camera to a friend's party and ended up forgetting all about it. This evening, after dinner, I did some shooting around the house and didn't come up with anything super awesome.

What's cool about the project is that there really are no rules. Sure, there are some AWESOME pictures taken out there, but I'm going to post what I like and what works for me. I'm hoping to improve my technique and knowledge about photography as well as entertain some folks. Along the way, I'll have a cool little photo diary of sorts to keep as an historical view of 2010.

Assuming I complete it, that is...

I will try to update daily, but if I'm unable to, it'll just have to wait. After all, life does go on, right?

The link is here: I hope you check it out and follow me along.

Happy 2010!

Have a good New Year's Eve? Marci made it to 12:00am, as did I. It was pretty uneventful, but I, for one, am glad to have 2009 behind us. Though lots of good things happened, the one thing I'll remember the most is being unemployed for most of the year. So now that that's out of the way, here are the good things that happened, in no particular order.
  • We got to go on a vacation of a lifetime, right after my unemployment started, to Orlando, FL, as part of Riley's Make-a-Wish wish.
  • The family made it through the year with no major health issues save for Marci's burned hand in March.
  • We added a member to the family in June. A dog. We went from being non-dog family to complete dog lovers.
  • We witnessed the complete love and support from both new and old friends.
  • I personally discovered a love for photography and have spent a lot of time learning how to do it.
  • Being out of work, I've spent more time at home and with the family than I ever have.
  • I read a lot of books and rediscovered our local public library.
  • We went on a "camping" vacation during the hottest weekend of the year. I went 3 days without a shower, the longest I've ever gone without a shower.
I'm sure there are more, but I'm "busy" job hunting (and watching the Rose Bowl), so I'm gonna back out now. Go Buckeyes and Happy New Year!