The Kitchen is Done!

At last… the kitchen is done. It’s quite amazing to have this project completed. I still can’t quite get my head around the idea. Thanksgiving morning we hung up the vent hood, which turned out to be pretty easy, except for the part where I had to shear through about 30 linear inches of stainless ...

I Can See For Tiles And Tiles… 2

At last! The tile installation in our kitchen is complete. We’re still working on the post-grout cleanup. Over the next day or so, we need to wipe down the tile to remove the hazy residue. I’m planning to seal the tile on Wednesday evening and again on Thursday morning. Then on Friday I’ll install the new vent ...

Commuting and Parking

Since beginning my new job in August, I’ve been commuting downtown by bus every day. The commuting itself is convenient and simple, provided I catch one of the two express buses. But parking at the transit center is inceasingly challenging. My local transit center is undergoing a substantial renovation and relocation; once complete in mid-2009, the entire ...

Warr Fare

I’m still on the hunt for a Warr Guitar. The more that I play my five-string bass with the Preons, the more I realize that I need a broader range tapping instrument. I’ve done some looking around for a used Warr Guitar and they just don’t seem to come up for sale nearly often enough. ...

Elder Scrolls : Oblivion

Crikey. I’m hooked on Elder Scrolls : Oblivion for my XBOX 360. I’ve been playing just long enough to realize how big this game actually is… my sad little character is frequently pincushioned with arrows, but I’m learning how to run away (Monty Python style). So far I’ve scratched the surface. This is the “game ...

President Obama

Amazing. I’m so proud of our country for taking this step together. Lead on, Mr. President. I’m aboard.

Ed McMichael – The Tuba Guy 2

Ed McMichael RIP Dammit. Ed was a gentle, kind guy. He was also a little strange. And he was a guy that I really appreciated simply for being such an unabashed supporter of Seattle sports. I’ll miss his silly dancing, strange humor, and boundless enthusiasm. I got to know Ed about ten years ago when ...

24 Hours

At this time tomorrow we’ll have a new president elect. Bring it on. Barack me, Obamadeus!

Thoomp

My friend – and fellow 1 Upper – Jon Hyde was kind enough to loan me his Danelectro baritone guitar for a few weeks. It’s really a lot of fun, and I already have decided I want to use it for some of our gigs. The instrument makes a lovely grind when distorted, and I’m ...