You may have noticed him modeling some of the new shirts over at the shop. Well maybe not, since I’m always cropping off everyone’s heads.
Anyway, Joel has been with us for like a year now, so he’s technically not the new guy, but he is the newest. He comes in a few days of the week and can jump into darn near any project we’ve got going. That alone makes him valuable, but the real bonus is that he’s a bright and fun guy, with a passionate (and yes, maybe quirky) taste for music; whether he’s picking out an album to play, or talking about his own creations.
The only thing we disagree on is how to say Appalachia.
All in all, we lucked out finding him.
Current music: Thao & The Get Down, Stay Down “Yes, So On And So On”
After OSU’s win (yay), I went to several box stores and the mall to torture myself trying to find something that only exists in my imagination: sea-foam colored ornaments for our Christmas tree. Because nothing goes better with football than shopping.
I believe a consortium controls the color schemes of holiday decor across most retail outlets. While this might make it easy to mix and match between stores, it doesn’t offer much diversity, or in my case: sea-foam.
I need to look off the beaten path or simply let it go and decorate with scarlet and silver gray.
Oh, the photo? I was carrying the point and shoot. To spice up the scene I tried some of that fancy fake “tilt-shift” effect. It looks more interesting un-cropped and bigger, I think. Not sold on the technique, but it was fun.
I decided to upgrade my XBOX account in order to get Netflix on demand but that turned out to be the single biggest entertainment let-down of my entire life. True.
But all is not bad. Case in point: The Rivalry on HBO gives an in-depth look at the history of football between Michigan and Ohio State.
Now I am a Buckeye by degree, but I only went to one football game in the entire four years of my education. We lost (thanks John Cooper), and on a sidenote: no one wanted to work those days and I was anti-establishment so I took up the extra hours.
After seeing this show (twice! Even taking a shoddy photo of the screen above), I have grown nostalgic for a spirit I never allowed.
I doubt I will ever be able to spell embouchure without a dictionary.
This is the busy season when it comes to music. With multiple performances each week and the tizzy of the quarter ending at school, I’m lucky to see Dan for large chunks of time.
He had his faculty recital last month—a quite enjoyable affair followed by reception.
This year we were able to comfortably entertain colleagues, students, friends and family at the house, which is proving to be a fine setting for such events.
And last week there was a performance by the university’s Chamber Orchestra in which Dan was a featured soloist. I’m sharing two of the movements for your enjoyment. They blend together at 9 minutes in length. New word (for me) bonus: attacca means no pause between movements.
Been wanting to make this shirt for a long, long time.
Tom figured it out with some creative screening and a hit of white underneath to help intensify the colors. (Had we gone with a white shirt, this would have been a lot easier).
Printed up a batch today while the sun kept hidin’ and the temperature dipped—reminding us that the holidays are right around the corner. And soon? The inspiration for this shirt might make the rounds on the ‘tube. Right before Frosty, Rudolph and all those other kick ass specials.