Category: Life

New Year Post 2013

January 1, 2013

This New Year post collects some timely messages on or around the past few New Year’s Eves.







Moving Next Door

January 9, 2011

It’s a long story, but this month I’ll be moving to the next door apartment. This is weird and also convenient. So now I’ve got six months of rental time to find a permanent condo or something, hopefully.

Things noticed so far during the move

  • Too many goddamned paintings

  • The paint-catcher canvas what saved me from many rental fees and fines

More Art in Progress

November 9, 2008

Some images of recent studio activity for anyone who’s interested.

Obama and Biden FTW

November 4, 2008

Note: In case you’re not familiar with internet lingo, ‘FTW’ means ‘For The Win’.

And win they did! After 8 long long years, America may finally start rebuilding in a good way. Obama and Biden is just what we need right now. This is the first time I’ve actually been excited about who I’ve voted for and to whom I’ve donated.

I Voted

October 30, 2008

I voted this morning.

  • It was good
  • I got a sticker

Halloween Cat Toys

October 4, 2008

These cat toys from my sister have been an absolute hit with my cats as they contain Teh Catnip, a should-be-controlled substance that makes cats go absolutely bonkers. Please note the candy corn, skull, and jack-o-lantern instances.

The Highway I Take to Work

September 13, 2008

Here’s a sweet panorama of highway 36 heading into Boulder, CO. As you scroll to the right, you will notice how sloppy I am when it comes to iPhone photography and half-assed image stitching. But the mountains should make up for it.

Boulder Falls

September 8, 2008

Before my youngest sister caught a flight back to Iowa, we ran across Boulder Falls:

My Old “New” Digs

July 23, 2008

I lived on the second floor of the Suchy Building, above the HD Youth Center just south of downtown Cedar Rapids for about a month before the flood.

Yesterday I went to pick up more things from my old/new apartment and noticed both the sign and blue awning had been removed.

Here are some photos from the HD Youth Center’s Flood Photo Page, before the sign and awning were removed:

Truck Shoppin’

July 14, 2008

I’m in the market for a new truck. Mostly because trucks are awesome. I’m currently trying to decide between these three trucks; each more awesome than the last:

  • Ford F650
  • XUV
  • International CXT

Perhaps I’ll just get all three…

Iowa Floods, 2008 – Update – Sunday June 22, 2008

June 23, 2008

I’ve finally found an image that shows me how high the water got in the Suchy Building in New Bohemia, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. My apartment was on the 2nd floor, above the HD Youth Center.

I spent a bit of time helping with the cleanup of the HD Youth Center today. It reminded me of a past summer I spent working for the Des Moines Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Iowa Floods, 2008 – Update

June 21, 2008

My cats were rescued on Thursday (June 19, 2008). I’ve been displaced for 10 days now, and I’ll be moving back to the apartment complex I left before moving downtown (but not the same unit) on a month-to-month lease until I can (hopefully) go back to my downtown digs.

Here are photos of my 3 cats in my hotel room just after Angie T and I picked them up from the animal rescue center at Kirkwood Community College:




Thanks to Angie T of Violet Island fame for the photos!

Iowa Floods, 2008

June 15, 2008

Since I’ve just moved to the outskirts of downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa, I was evacuated from my apartment early Wednesday morning (June 11, 2008) because of record-level flooding. I’m currently staying in a hotel on higher ground.

I hope to rescue my 3 cats tomorrow and bring them to the hotel with me.

If I cannot go back to live in my apartment by this Thursday (June 19, 2008), my cats may go to Iowa City, and I will hopefully be staying at a coworker’s house, mm-hmmm.

My New Bowling Ball

January 9, 2008

I’m still trying to break 150 (update: I rolled a 179!), but thanks to my youngest sister I’ve got a wicked ball!

Painting Update

November 14, 2006

Here are some mostly-completed paintings.

There are some cat paws on the lower right. They belong to Oscar the cat.