Trubyte Bioform Shades

I have no idea, but I thought these were too neat to disregard.

In other news, the days are packed, absolutely packed with stuff, be it meetings or work or eating. Not enough chill time, not enough sleep, but lots logs on the fire.

Current music: T.I. “Whatever You Like”

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No shoes with wheels

Shirts were optional

No, I don't just wander around and shop every day.
I was trying to get some supplies for the studio and I thought I could simply get them at the local Hobby Lobby.

I was wrong.

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a curio of cups

Sunshine Café, Yellow Springs

Random thoughts I did not utter, peep or tweet:

Too lazy to plug in memory card, hence the week-old fuzzy mobile phone photo above.
We didn’t actually eat at this joint with the coffee cup collection because (insert long story).

As I get older, the desire to keep hitting refresh on a web page during a product launch decreases considerably.

All technological lust I have at the moment is currently reserved for a video camera with manual focus.

Breeders and National in Cincy on Thursday. I’ll be there. (Also of interest: Beastie Boys and Sheryl Crow up in Dayton on the 30th)

I either need a beard trim or some way to work my look into a costume.

Current music: XTC “Books Are Burning”

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I is for Insomnia

lens distortion adds tension to this old checkerboard for kids

Maybe it was those fresh baked cookies at midnight, but I’m up and I should be back in bed. (insert shaking fist at 5am)

If it was later or earlier, I’d sneak out to my car and get my camera for a real image from the day (which was somewhat fittingly enough, a snapshot of a digital clock).

This piece above is from that day when we toured around Dayton. Aside: Had a few requests for info on that dream desk, I wonder if it found a good home.

Now that I’ve filled in a gap in the journal, maybe I can go back to sleep.

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Left: Taking a picture of myself on security camera [ +zoom ]
Right: The beginning of swimsuit season [ +zoom ]

Dan and I ventured out yesterday for breakfast, and wandered around looking for houses, again. It’s getting really old but we hope to be settled in time to put an election sign in our very own yard.

We also stopped by Target because that’s what you do when you get a paycheck in these parts. Everybody was out clogging the shopping centers. Maybe it’s the thrill of March and the end of glum winter.

I tried to buy some jeans, but you cannot be fat AND tall at Target. You must be one or the other, or shop online.

I did however, get a fountain drink. It was called Tava, a Pepsi product that touts itself as a zero calorie sparkling beverage. I had the Mediterranean Fiesta variety.

Website description: Black cherry hosts a festival of flavor, while the tang of tangerine and lime are the life of a spirited shindig. Tava Mediterranean Fiesta is a unique sparkling blend that leaves you with surprised taste buds and a thirst for the unknown.

Someone needs to fire their copywriter.

It tasted like diet cherry sparkling water with a splash of Mr. Pibb.

How boring, all of this.

Bring on spring.

Current music: Lyrics Born “Hott 2 Deff”

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Enough of this wintry mix

Yesterday, at the ol’ feed store — Oxford, OH

I suppose technically you could call what is on the ground snow, with a layer of crud ice on top. I was so prepared for an epic The-Shining-type blizzard. It was bad enough to stay off the roads.

In work-from-home news, for a moment I thought it would be nice to have a firewall or feature that had a “limit net access” productivity toggle switch. Then I realized that is what it’s like to work in certain cube farms and this would be bad for my personal style. Then again, maybe the feature could be a governor that allowed 10 minute surf windows at the top of each hour.

Good thing I’m a night owl to catch up on stuff.

Current music: The Black Keys “Strange Times”

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the trees outside the movie theater

West Chester, OH [ +zoom ]

Since my car was still in Dayton after the Atlanta trip, my mom offered to drive me back to a midpoint where Dan would pick me up. The Rave Theater is that point on the map. I like this place because they have pretty lights and big screens.

I thought the similarities between these two posters was mildly amusing for no good reason.

In other news: It’s about time to retire these tulips. I want to see The Breeders on tour but they’re not playing anywhere close. It’s almost 5am and I should be in bed.

Current music: none

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by candlelight

Candles (L), their shadows on the ceiling (R)

I wouldn’t say the winds were howling, but they were making instruments of the trees and buildings last night.

Right before bed, all the electrical things dimmed, repeatedly—then went out, decidedly.

We lit all the candles set around the place, and located a bag of tealights to extend the warm glow.

And all of a sudden it was not now, but another time.

For some reason I think of a mall on Sunday. Back when they were closed and we were forced to spend time with each other.

But that’s a bad example.

Maybe it was more like pioneering days.

My imagination is limited at this hour. I keep seeing Laura and Mary Ingalls braiding each other’s hair.

Anyway, the lights came back on too soon.

Current music: Cat Power “Don’t Explain”

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Kinda gross out

View from the back window

The pretty snow from this week is getting beaten into the ground by rain.

Not much else going on this Saturday. Dan’s down for two shows in Cincinnati and I left my wallet at the studio. This prevents me from buying things, which is fine.

On a day like this, it’s good to stay inside. It’s also days like this I wish I could suppress from the RSS feed.

Current music: Sonic Youth “Im Not There”

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