Friday, October 31, 2008


Latest project - Salt Lakes go to for local blogging ( has started including me in the fun!

Here is the latest. Start asking questions! We need some more material!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


The players:

The Neil
Landscape Architect Extraordinaire
Rules the Boulder, Colorado with his bike
Shares his house and home with me!

Happy, friendly, kindred adventure spirit
Recent transplant to the Boulder
Up for playing!

Beautiful home
beautiful family
Peaceful, scenic, lovely life

(not pictured)

Friendly friends and locally locals

What a lovely break to visit friends East of the Rockies. Unfortunately my camera hung out in my bag - pretty much the whole time, but that's usually a good sign.
I was having too much fun to worry about it.

Red Bull Soap Box races - ridiculous good time
at Red Rocks (this place is unreal, can't wait to go to a concert here one day)

My first Cycle cross race - loved it
(Just pretend this is a picture of Neil)
Would have loved it even more if I could be on a bike too. Races seem to have that effect on me - I always just want in on the action!

Hike and drive the mount-tains through small dreamy towns/ghost towns
(no images - no camera)

Visit to Sarah and family in the Land of Love and Fort Collins AND get to hang out with this beautiful happy baby

Ray La Montagne being beautifully emotive at the coolest auditorium at CU

Denver Museum that we had practically to oursleves


I'm so lucky to know people like these that are willing to hang out with me
- and most of all to play!

and then guess who shows up?

The newest Denver resident - Mr. Dunham himself

Don't have too much fun without me Coloradoans - I'll be back

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Avett Brothers you're killing me, killing me!

Umm, and why can i not figure out how to put YOUTUBEs on my posts anymore?

Get this . . .

Don't be scared, but what I'm about to tell you may startle you.

I had a kidney stone! What am I a 52 year old man? Well, we (the many people I've consulted, including an actual Urologist) have come to this conclusion anyway. Let's just say I had a very telling significant experience, shortly followed by a LOT of pain. I actually thought I was dying, but turns out no, just a kidney stone.

So today I had to go and get an ultra-sound and ex-ray, which was pretty cool. I got to wear those super comfy, straight out of the dryer hospital clothes and lay on lots of butcher paper covered foam beds. My favorite part of the whole day (besides being told I did not in fact have cancer) was

A. When I saw my uterus on the ultra sound, yes it is in fact there. It totally looks just like they say it does. I can't imagine looking in there and seeing a baby, I was completely blown away just by seeing my uterus. The lady had to keep telling me to lay back down.

B. Was the print out of my spine & pelvis from the x-ray. So cool, just good to know it's all in there. I really wanted a copy, but they're pretty protective of that stuff apparently. Hmmm.

This is what I did while waiting the 45 min. to hear what the doctor thought was up.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ray, here we come

The tickets have been boughten and it is sooo on.
Sarah and I (and any Boulderites who've got the guts!) will be at the Macky Auditorium on the 27th of October to see (and hear) this singing hippie.
He's playing in SLC at the Saltaire the next night.

oh, and Jolie Holland is playing at Urban Lounge in SLC this Wednesday night. Anyone that has a similar crush on her as I should come along. please.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

I found this sweet post card in San Francisco and it is THE perfect way to sum up how I felt about New York while I lived in New York. Now of course I think of it as the greatest place in the world (distance does make the heart grow fonder!), but there were a lot of times while I was there that I thought it would be the end of me. Which leads me to this conclusion:

"I feel relatively neutral about New York" - as it states on the back of this card.

For more on my contradictory feeling about New York watch listen here. so pretty.

Read it and weep Highlanders . . .

Direct quote from Diego's latest email to me:

"It was great Talking to you and Getting in touch with you yesterday, Perhaps thanks
for giving me your cell phone number (#) because i will call you and keep in touch with you anytime . It was so good to see you the other night , too . I Always like to stay in touch with you all the time as i can, of course. You are the 1 of my Favorite High School Friends i ever had in my Life , too ."

Friday, October 3, 2008

Little Otsu

This came from a little shop which was found during my wanderings in SF. So many pretty little things there - I'm kind a sucker for that. It's probably much better to see all of the drawings and things in person, but in case you want to peek for yourself here's your chance.

They have a link to their blog, which has links to all of the artists they work with. A cash of information really. This is a little drawing I picked up there, it's a card I guess, but I'm going to treat it like the fine art it is and frame it. I hearted it from the moment I laid eyes on it.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Thanks Aubrey!

Aubrey is the coolest! She let me stay in her awesome apartment even though she was too busy to be there herself. It was such a rad place, much nicer and roomier than my last digs in ny.
Since I was out all day exploring on my own usually at night I was so beat I'd hang out on this couch, hack, and watch movies. There were some classics I had never known I was missing out on. I watched "Bottle Rocket" for the first time, as well as "Strictly Ballroom" and some creepy documentary about a kid from Beaver, Utah. I felt incredibly intellectually and culturally fed.

State Building I found while wondering the first night.

This is my favorite shop that Aubry told me about, it was amazing, full of treasures. It was a taxidermy/natural science/gardening store. I spent a solid hour here.

Street art in the mission district - I felt like I was home in Brooklyn

It was really nice to be in a big city and have cool architecture, but then have space around it and the buildings weren't 73 stories high. It gave a nice open feeling.

How cool are San Franciscans - they not only have recycling every where (ok, not everywhere, but definitely in the rich people areas), but they have composting too!

Hit up the SF - MOMA with Callie & Andrew, I was so glad to have friends! We went there for the Frida Kahlo exhibit, but then searched around a bit after. These are two of my favorite paintings we found:

The next day I went down to Fishermans Warf to meet up with the gang, but got there a while before them and I cam across this crazy place.
It was this old school archade where you could put a quarter into one of the many creepy machines and get a performance. I wish I could have taken videos of all of them, but I only got a few. See video below for an example of the strangeness.

From here on out I was out of a camera, but there was so much more fun had! I loved San Fran, it has definatly moved up on possible places I would want to live.