Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fun at the Beach

It was a bit chilly and windy today but fun was still to had at the beach. Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  I am off to LA tomorrow for the Electronic Entertainment Expo. I will be taking pics but not sure if I will be able to upload. Have a great week.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Friday, May 29, 2009

Life Worth Livin'

This song is sung for anyone that's listening
This song is for the broken-spirited man
This song is for anyone left standing
After the strain of a slow, sad end

It seems everybody wants what someone else has
There's sorrow enough for all
Just go in any bar and ask
With a beer in each hand and a smile in between
All around's a world grown mean

We've all had our ups and downs
It's been mostly down around here
Now this whole damn mess is becoming quite clear

Looks like we're all looking for a life worth livin'
That's why we drink ourselves to sleep
Yeah, we're all looking for a life worth livin'
That's why we pray for our souls to keep

There's nothing left now but broken pieces
Of one man's broken will to care
And in the end before all is said and done
How many others might follow him there?

"Life Worth Livin'" - Uncle Tupelo (If you haven't heard them...well, you should)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Good and Evil

People are not either good or evil. The world is not either black or white. It is a beautiful murky gray.

People are complex. A person I may dislike may be loved by many others. He could be a jerk to others but a loving son to his mother. She may be very surface at the bar but thoughtful and intelligent in a different setting.  I have very diverse friends. It is almost impossible to put them all together in a room without conflict. I try to find the good in each and accept the evil.  I love them all for the complete person that they are.

I don't even get myself.  I am a loving father, husband, and friend. I am a pacifist and vegetarian. I am spiritual. But, I know that I could kill if someone hurt my family. I know I can be short tempered.  I know that I have hurt people with my words and actions. 

I guess I am human. The sum of all these blacks and whites, goods and evils. Just like everyone else on earth. A beautiful and murky gray.


Starting a fan club for Frankie...complete with trading cards. Here is the first.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Family Silliness

Three birds with one stone..ummm photo. For Flickr groups.

TOTW - The Many Faces of Me - Silly
FGR - It's Silly Day
=tHe VeNt= - Love and Lust - I love my family. They are my favorite people on Earth. I also love the fact that I did not have to ask twice for them to willingly take this picture.

Quick edit of this. Tried to make it look like one of those picture booths.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Don't F@&% with Me

Flickr Theme of the Week is faces. I guess this is my don't fuck with me face.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Windy Beach Day

It was a crappy windy day but we managed to get out and spend a little time at the beach.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Mom used a bowl to cut my hair

Yep...that's me...say age 4 when mom used a bowl to cut my hair.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Blue Steel

Frankie does the "Blue Steel" from Zoolander.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ling Ling Returns!

Ling Ling died in a Tokyo zoo in 2008... or so they thought! 
But he has returned and he won't stop the killing until he has sought his revenge against the people that caged him for 22 years. 
It's gonna be a bamboo BLOODFEST!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sleep No More

Flickr group "Theme of the Week" is horror movies. The only movies that really scare me have creepy kids in them. Frankie is not creepy and I feel bad for making her look creepy.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Summertime Hosedown

Man, it's like 90 degrees in Alameda today. Bought a kiddie pool and the girls hosed each other down. This is probably one of my favorite pics of all time. 

Too close

Little too close on this close up.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Cheeto Dust

Dominic and his new hat.  He had red stuff on his color one day and we thought it was a girl's lipstick only to find out that it was the dust from Flamin' Hot Cheetos.  So, now "Cheeto Dust" is his nickname.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Day 130 kind of

So, I missed a few days. :-)

Saturday, May 9, 2009


On my right wrist I have the tattooed the words "Wisdom", "Compassion", and "Love". It is kind of a formula to me... Compassion for people + the Wisdom to know how to apply it = Love... or something like that.

A Hard Day's Life

A copycat of The Beatles "A Hard Day's Life" album cover.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I did it like this. I did it like that. I did it with a wiffleball bat.

Flicker Theme of the Week is one line lyrics. This one is from a Beastie Boys song.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sharp Dressed Man

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Monday, May 4, 2009


Sorry. Sick and in a lousy mood today.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


I am kind of stuck on copying album covers. Lots of good photos and processing to learn from them and it is always great to get help some creative help. Today's copy is Eels "Souljacker". Not a well known classic but a damn good album anyway. 

Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Love Supreme

Was trying to imitate Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" album cover while listening to it. This looks nothing like it but still has a bit of the essence of his beautiful music.

Her Hero

Theme for the day was superheroes.  

Well, I am NOT a superhero to most but in the eyes of Frankie I guess I do qualify.  I have super strength to lift her up.  I have x-ray vision to find things she is looking for. I can run way faster than her.  I am a genius and can answer all her questions. 

This will eventually fade a bit and I will be a mere mortal in her eyes as she grows older. It will be harder to lift her, she will be able to find the things that she wants, she will definitely run faster than my old ass, and I am guessing she will be smarter than me by the time she hits high school. 

There is one area that I will always be a superhero to her though and that is the super love that I have for her and always will. 

So, I guess that I am a least in her eyes.