Sunday, September 28, 2008


Pull the plastic off the job on Friday. Still not quite done, but pretty damn close.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What am I listening to? Podcasts!!

I've recently discovered podcasts, not that I didn't know about them years ago, but I didn't care until recently. It started with driving back and forth to the Olympic Peninsula every weekend while Michele was there as a good way to pass the time while sitting in a ferry line for 2-3 hours at a time. My list at the time was pretty much limited to episodes of This American Life and Wait Wait that I'd missed. My recent increase in work hours and the addition of an iPhone has expanded my list of podcasts significantly. Here's what gets loaded up these days:

Big Ideas: Weekly lecture series from TVO - The most recent installment is a fantastic physics lecture about relativity, getting close to absolute zero, and magnets.

CUNY Lecture series: More lectures, audio can be sketchy but good topics.

Diane Rehm Friday News Roundup: I used to listen to Diane Rehm everyday back in Phoenix and once a week is really all the Diane Rehm I can handle. The Friday Roundup is perfect for getting a little fix.

KEXP Live performances: KEXP is a local radio station here in Seattle that is well known amongst hipsters the whole world over.

The Moth: Short, true stories told in front of a live audience.

NPR 7am(EST) News: Just in case I miss out on the drive to work.

Car Talk: Did I ever tell you about the time Michele was on Car Talk? No, maybe later, it's a good one.

Day to Day: Decent NPR radio show that airs at lunchtime, I don't mind getting it a day late.

Fresh Air: Sometimes good, sometimes bad. I usually still listen even if it's bad.

NPR Intelligence Squared: Debate over current topics, the one I've listened to so far was really good.

It's All Politics: NPR again, I really like Ken Rudin and the 15-20 minute once a week dose is not really enough but I'll take what I can get.

NPR Live Concerts: Holy crap this one is a good find! Radiohead, Tom Waits, Spoon, Rilo Kiley, and Andrew Bird all done. Fan-fucking-tastic, really. Coincidentally, Andrew Bird graduated from Northwestern's music program with Michele and recently did some recordings with Dianogah(as in Michele's college roommate's husband's band Dianogah).

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me: I try not to ever miss it, now I never will.

Savage Lovecast: Dan Savage is a fucking genius, it's just like the written version, only better.

Wiretap from I was looking for Jonathan Goldstein's Wiretap and came up short. This two and a half year old three parter is pretty funny though. Seriously, it sounds like my cousin Chuck, both voice and content. Too bad that's all there is.

This American Life: Best radio show out there. Period.

Well that's about it, and it's keeping me entertained during the long days. So what am I missing? Any good suggestions on what I should add to the list?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Things are happening. Cabinetry is getting finished, A/V equipment going in, and paint is getting touched up. I'm still freaking out and working a shit ton of hours, but things are looking up.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Last Sunday

Last Sunday Michele and I both had the day off.

Not so much this weekend. One week left on the Yarrow Point project before move in and I'm going non stop. I'm tired, cranky, and my back hurts. I can't wait for next week to be over.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Whoever came up with this should be given a Nobel prize.

More Colonnade Shots

Yesterday's mobile post didn't quite work as planned and needed reformatting once I got home. I gotta figure out how to format on the go. Anyway, these pictures come from the big camera and are much better than anything that came from my phone.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Colonnade Grand Opening

Got away from work just long enough today to hit the Colonnade grand opening. More better pics later.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Dad's Taxi

Spotted today just South of Green Lake. Talk about a kick ass way to get around with the kids.
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Lazy Sunday

Michele and I didn't do a whole lot worth noting today but here it is none the less.

We rode the S.L.U.T.
Rode the zipline.

Rode our bikes.

We also sat in the grass. It's been a pretty good day.

Long Lunch

I found a suitable hole in the middle of my Saturday work day to run downtown for the Cascaidia green building bike tour. I found out about the ride through Bike Hugger, one of the best local resources for things to do on a bike. It was a six mile, eight stop tour around downtown. The stops were all notable green projects for one reason or another.

The tour was good, but honestly, I just needed the couple hours away from the jobsite and downtown on a bike is as good a place as any. The tour did tie in nicely to the things I do for a living anyway.

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Thursday, September 4, 2008


4,000 lbs of bench. We're in the final push meaning that all September weekend fun time plans are out the window as I try my damnedest to finish what I've started. Move in is on the 29th, then I can rest. Don't expect too much in the way of meaningful posts over the next couple of weeks, just more useless crap like this and maybe a couple more attempts at iPhone mobile blogging.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Impressive, Most Impressive

Michele and I hit up SST yesterday for a short little ride, but that's not the point of this post.

We went and got ice cream on our way home, but that's not the point of this post.

They had a shit ton of fantastically crazy site made flavors, but that's not the point of this post.

The iPhone takes some downright decent pictures, and that is the point of the post(the SST pic was a regular camera BTW).

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A Light Commute

Edit - A failed attempt at mobile blogging, the picture showed up but not the words. I'll try again later.