Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Planning shoots via text messag while eating lunch at work. :-) who else does that?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

People who touch your junk
Tonight's shoot canceled due to insecure/jealous boyfriend. Gotta love that.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Wow. After properly inflating my tires, I'm getting about 2 more miles per gallon than I was before. That's significant. Inflate your tires properly, people!
Make this one of your new holiday classics: A Christmas Wish! Wait for the chorus…
Just arriced at Ferndale Cost Cutter -- the SIXTH place I've gone to look for decent Xmas cookies, esp. Gingerbread men.
Apparently there's a Christmas cookie famine this year. Worse, gingerbread men are extinct. I've got NOTHING. :-(

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Make this one of your new holiday classics: A Christmas Wish! Wait for the chorus...
Epic response to a cranky letter about paper airplanes in a sports stadium
Dear Santa: for Christmas I want to hear C-3PO say "I am sick of these motherf***ing sarlaacs on this motherf***ing Millennium Falcon." starwars

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The DADT repeal just passed the senate 65-31. It goes to Obama for signing now. A good step forward. It's about damn time!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Jessica Biel & Megan Fox wearing nothing but their socks is all I want for Christmas this year!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

At the laundromat with 2 frozen yogurts. But where's Penny? :( Hammer, if she's with you I swear you are SO dead!

Friday, December 10, 2010

You can't take the sky from me Since I found Serenity

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

R.I.P. Elizabeth Edwards. :( You are loved.
Watched half of Robin Hood this morning. I like it so far. But is Russell Crowe capable of NOT being dark & moody for 5 minutes? He should be in a Farrelly Brothers movie.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen. :( Thank you for all the laughter you brought.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Just finished a completely amazing shoot with Amanda. I'm so psyched about how this looks. And damn, she is so incredibly gorgeous! What an evening!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

There's been a load of compromisin' on the road to my horizon, but I'm gonna be where the lights are shinin' on meeee!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Hitting the road, ATTEMPTING to drive to Aberdeen for Thankgiving. We'll see how it goes.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Batman's enemy for the next movie should be either Dr. Strange or Harley Quinn. Just sayin'.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Who wants to be a dollaraire?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I didn't expecto that patronum!

Monday, November 15, 2010

I've seen every episode of Firefly now. Want more. Waaah! All that's left is some special features and the movie.
"If wishes were horses we'd all be eating steak." mwahaha! firefly

Sunday, November 14, 2010

"My John Thomas is about to pop off and fly around the room, there's so much tasty in here." OMG! Haha! firefly
"The small concealable weapons always go to the far left of the place setting." Inara, you rock! firefly
"My food is problematic." hee! firefly
Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, Avatar & Lost!
"Also, I can kill you with my brain." Heehee! firefly
"i shaved my beard off for you!" haha! Great to see Saffron/Bridgette again. firefly
Just finished the episode with the broken life support system. Wow. If not for the humorous backstory bits, it would be DARK. firefly
Okay, so now Firefly is recreating a key scene from "Pulp Fiction." Twice. But I love that we're getting good back-story finally! firefly
Making pierogies w/ sour cream again. :) will resume Firefly when the food's ready.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Uh oh! Apparently Saffron is not as sweet as at first she seemed. firefly
"If you're done with supper, would you like me to wash your feet?" hahaha! Saffron is messed up & sweet. firefly
River is a witch! Wi-i-i-i-itch!! I wonder if she floats?
"Up until the punching it was a real nice party."
Watching Firefly for the first time. Dear Kaylee (Kaywinnit Lee Frye), will you marry me?
Firefly episode 2. Holy crap! They stole the medicine!?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Ten Misconceptions About Photography Law
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

TSA's new book for kids: "My First Cavity Search"

Monday, November 08, 2010

They're taking the hobbits to Isengard!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Hungry. Achy. Tired. Blah. I think I'll chop veggies and make pea soup. That will help make the evening better.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

GE, owner of MSNBC, donated over $2 million to campaigns in 2010. Keith Olbermann donated only $7,200. Only companies get free speech??
"That's what I like
"Return what you have stolen from me! Return! Return the map!"

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Thorin sits down and starts singing about gold.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Looking forward to election returns and leftover split pea soup. About 90 minutes to go at work.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Veggies and peas boiling, salt and pepper added, a dash of oregano (it's my recipe!)... good smell filling the house now! Mmm! :)
Chopping celery, carrots and onion. Already rinsed the peas. Yes, I'm making split pea soup. This is the first time I've cooked "real" food since "whatsername" left. Can't wait for the smell to fill up the house!
The bad news: I woke up Halloween morning with a full-blown head cold. It got even worse around 11PM. The good news: I'm not dead yet.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Meaghan Rath is so totally adorable on Ghost Hunters Live. Awwww...

Saturday, October 30, 2010

God hates figs
Just starting Lord of the Rings 1: Fellowship of the Ring. I haven't watched them since the extended DVDs first came out!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Shhh.... "The Office" is on!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

(singing) Raindrops on kittens and whiskers on women!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Rand Paul supporters getting violently abusive
13 Things Your Trick-or-Treater Won’t Tell You
My co-worker made Hot Pockets. Now the break room smells like supper time at a trailer park.
My style is "shabby chic," but without the "chic."

Saturday, October 23, 2010

"Oh boy oh boy, Mom! You sure can hydrate a pizza!" haha! Love this movie. I hope they play part 3 next.
Helvetica: The face all print men are talking about

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

2001 monolith "action" figure

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Aww, why can't there also be TUESDAY Night Trivia? :-(

Monday, October 18, 2010

Awww... i admit it: I really, really loved holding Phinney... :) and :(

Sunday, October 17, 2010

This may not be the BEST song I've ever written but it's got to be one of the COOLEST.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Think I'll go pick up a pumpkin pie and Five Guys...
I think there should be a potty-training video game for toddlers. It should be titled "Call of Doodie."
I think there should be a potty-training video game for toddlers. It would be titled "Call of Doodie."
I think there should be a potty-training video game for toddlers. It would be titled "Call of Doodie."
I think there should be a potty-training video game for toddlers. It would be titled "Call of Doodie."
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Number of cars ahead of me in the left turn lane: 5. Number of them with turn signal blinking: 1. People are irresponsible idiots.
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Friday, October 15, 2010

At Hana Teriyaki awaiting my food. Yum!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A DeLorean just drove by past my workplace. Awesome! Where's McFly?
A radical pessimist's guide to the next 10 years by Douglas Coupland

Monday, October 11, 2010

Right now I am updating my status!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

My Little Pony. Pinkie Pie and Cheerilee only get along when Rainbow Dash is around. If you leave them together when Rainbow Dash is away, expect to wake up to a scene from The Godfather.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Yes, one man's trash is another man's treasure. But then Dr. Robin shows up with the 1-800-Got-Junk people.

Monday, October 04, 2010

"Elf needs food badly!"

Friday, October 01, 2010

"The great tragedy of my life is that in my search for the Holy Grail everyone calls True Love, I see myself as Zorro, a romantic and mysterious highwayman -- and the women I desire see me as Porky Pig." -- Harlan Ellison, "Grail" (1981)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Netflix recommended to me the documentary "Stress: Portrait of A Killer." They have me figured out.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Some mind-blowing, gorgeous photos from NASA --
How am I supposed to work until 6PM when I'm totally obsessing over the incredible shoot we did last night? I can't wait to get home and finish & post a shot or two!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

George Lucas Stole Chewbacca, But It's Okay

Monday, September 27, 2010

Check out my short essay on information overload "Fahrenheit 451 and Fear of A Blank Planet"
The back pain is now excruciating & paralyzing. The good news is I'm sure it's kidney stones, not an injury, which means it'll go away.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Okay, I think Five Guys Burgers & Fries very possibly has the best fries of any fast food place I've ever been to. The deliciousest!
OMG! I just picked up Five Guys!
Screw you guys! I'm going to Pel Meni!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

OMG! This is the best thing I've seen on the Internet in some time! Too perfect!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Tea Party website got thoroughly OWNED by 4chan, and it's horribly funny and wrong!
Bananas are high in potassium, in potassium, in potassium.
Had a great shoot with Mackenzie. Already picked out a GORGEOUS beauty shot to work on tomorrow. So happy--Kenzie's SOOO fun to shoot with!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Great shoot with Mackenzie underway. About to start the "Winter Goddess" finale!
Trivia night was 110% awesome! But then breaking rocks with a prison yard chain gang would be fun as long as Kim & Matt are there. :-D

Monday, September 20, 2010

Trivia night!! :-D

Sunday, September 19, 2010

If you think the U.S. is moving to the right...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I just read Scott Pilgrim #1, "Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life." Charming, quirky, fun! Loved it! I'll definitely continue! :-)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tomorrow is New Years Day, year 40 A.H. -- it's 40 years since Jimi Hendrix died.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I just saw the first Christmas ad I've caught this year. Today is September 16th. What. The. HELL???
Follow your dreams and work hard to make them come true!! Unless your dream is to strangle lots of kittens and kick little puppies.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Public domain golden-age comic archive
Nice top for photographers! Rubber Band Lens Filter Wrench

Monday, September 13, 2010

Weak, dizzy, mild nausea... Ugh! Wth?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

AWESOME! Texas Skateboarder Stops Christian Extremist From Burning The Qur’an

Friday, September 10, 2010

Presently underway: one lonely, lonely Friday. :- Coming up tomorrow: a lonely, lonely Saturday, to be followed by a lonely, lonely Sunday. *sigh*

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Me so hungry. Me need food long time.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Nasty kidney stone pain. Hello meds, goodbye pain... And goodbye consciousness for a while. Ugh... In time it will pass. (Pun unintended.)

Monday, September 06, 2010

If you have an iTunes Ping account, follow me! Search for Dave Ward, or (hopefully) this link will take you there:

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Alone in this quiet house. So lonely. :-( Text me pls?
Alone in this quiet house. So lonely. :-(

Friday, September 03, 2010

Sushi and episodes of The Office! Pretty fun, at least for a night alone. Girls should come ring my doorbell! Hehe... I wish!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Just finished a thoroughly fantastic shoot with Trista! Wow. Can't wait to finish and post a few shots!
So lonely, so empty inside, so hollow, and aching... I feel like I'll never hold and be held again, never love and be loved again...
WOAH! iTunes 10! New icon for starters... New look/feel, new features... Awesome!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Wookiee the Chew! OMG! This is so awesome!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Vacation week is over & I'm back at work. Really bad aches & pains. :-(

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Just finished a great shoot with Greyson! Now a brief rest. Sooo tired!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Eight Clever Ways to Take Advantage of Free Calling in Gmail

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lonely, depressed, anxious, tense. Like, seriously.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

" only stupid dream is you and me together..." *sigh*

Monday, August 23, 2010

Back from a visit to Tennant Lake in Ferndale. Picked up Taco Bell on the way home, and now it's time for more of The Office. :-)
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Sunday, August 22, 2010

READ THIS!! "The 9 Stupidest Things Americans Believe"
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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Went to the fair after all. (Thanks, Kass!) After dark I shot some nighttime fair shots and had my poffertjes. Next year w/Emily will ROCK!
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Hana Teriyaki FTW! Going to continue The Office, season 2 while enjoying "linner." (lunch/dinner)
Isn't it funny that the same idiots who think Barack Obama is Muslim used to be outraged--just FURIOUS--that he regularly went to Rev. Jeremiah right's baptist church?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Good news: i found my missing thumb drive! Bad news: the lawn mower found it first. Good bye, data! :-(

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Just finished shooting with Emily. I'm so excited to see how these shots look. She's gorgeous & the shoot was incredible. "My August Valentine" hehe!
WAY too excited about this evening's shoot! "Put on a gown that touches the ground (ah ooh), Float on a river forever and ever, Emily (Emily!)" -- from 'See Emily Play' by Pink Floyd

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Heigh ho, heigh ho
Where Am I Going With This?: Why I don't charge for my photo shoots.

Monday, August 16, 2010

So bummed. :-(

Sunday, August 15, 2010

And she may cry but her tears will dry when I hand her the keys to a shiny new Australia!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fantastic afternoon shoot with Liisa, first at Teddy Bear Cove and then on Little Squalicum Beach. We were both calf-deep in the water. :D

Friday, August 13, 2010

Hamster Atonement. HAHA!! (You can skip the intro text & just read the comic.)
YES, you can still watch Perseids meteors tonight. It will be a bit "calmer" than last night, but still good viewing!
In the countryside north of Bellingham trying to photo some meteors!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Want to view the meteor shower tonight? I put together a quick & easy guide for you!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Just wrapping up an AMAZING shoot with Cori Lianne! :-D
Just saw a little kid about 10 years old at Wal-Mart with his mother. He was wearing a Corona shirt. WTF? Sad.
Feeling absolutely horrible. Ugh.

Monday, August 09, 2010

The Teabagger understanding of history: A bunch of people threw tea in the ocean because they didn't want to pay taxes to the U.S. Government.
Watch "Fuzzy & Wuzzy" #1 and #2! and

Saturday, August 07, 2010

My representative, Rick Larson, takes the Tea Party head on!! :-D
Just finished shooting with Rosie. Now I have nothing planned for the entire rest of the weekend!
If Facebook, YouTube and Skype were advertised in the 1960s

Friday, August 06, 2010

Listening to Donovan: "Way down below the ocean, where I want to be, she may be! (My antediluvian baby!)" Man, I want to see that episode of Futurama again. I need a mermaid girl! <3

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Did a shoot with Katharos. A very, very naked shoot: mostly fine art nudes. She did a brilliant job. I'm eager to post some on Flickr!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Still so excited about yesterday's amazing shoot. Can't wait to post a shot or two this evening. Bee is amazing!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Freaking amazing shoot with Bridgette just finished. Wow!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Woke up feeling mega-anxiety and nauseous. At work now, still feeling bad. Looking forward to the shoot later & maybe even some scoializing!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -- Dr. Seuss
Chewbacca fights Nazis while riding mutant squirrel

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Millions of Android users hit by malicious data theft app

Friday, July 30, 2010

Feeling craptastic today.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I haven't watched CSPAN in 4 mos. I say that in the same way a person at a meeting in a church basement says he hasn't had a drink in 4 mos.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I just repaired my broken lawn mower (a BIG deal for me), then mowed the lawn myself for the first time since my heart surgery years ago. I'm proud, and feel great!
Trying to fix my lawnmower, but I am NOT mechanically inclined. But unfortunately my lawn isn't emo, so it's not going to cut itself.
Thank the Taco-gods for Taco bell's $2 meals.
Ooh Morgan… Mwhahaha! Awesome!
Pooh and Friends. Haha!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cast "raise the dead" on the turkey!
Flaming hand of fiery doom!
These mountains look questworthy!
In Samurai Baseball, if you strike out you commit seppuku!
About to watch "Gamers: Dorkness Rising" for the second time. My friend Jen Page is in it. It's absolutely laugh-till-it-hurts funny.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

What are we teaching our children in the name of religion? Wow. WELL DONE!
Winnie the Hulk

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Currently reading "Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet." Packet-switching, ARPAnet and IMPs, oh my! Interesting stuff!
Incredible 35 minute video tour of the ISS
A week ago right now I was at work, smiling & thinking of her & eager to come home to her, and she was secretly packing her things to leave. I love her.
Atheists perform "de-baptism" with a hairdryer! Haha! Awesome!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Local (Washington State) news: Dino Rossi going full Tea Party

Monday, July 19, 2010

Totally exhausted and getting upset--and hungry. I'm not even half done packing her stuff yet and it's 10pm. So stressed and tired & need food.
Car loaded with boxes at Mt Vernon Safeway. Relieved... Now back to Bellingham to pack her stuff.... Dreading it....
Car loaded with boxes at Mt Vernon Safeway. Relieved... Now back to Bellingham to pack her stuff.... Dreading it....

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Listening to Delicious Agony Prog Rock Radio online while working on new photos of Mackenzie... Doing okay. :-) Also, thanks, Kris!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The 25 Best Opening Lines in Western Literature. All my favs are there: 2, 15, 16, 21, and my all-time favorite 3.
A great longish visit & talk with Kim over tea was so very perfect. I needed that even more than I thought. Feeling grateful. :-)
Seen on a tee-shirt: "Rush fans do it in odd time signatures." HAHAHA!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Shooting with Mackenzie! She is 10% awesome sauce!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Happy Bastille Day! ("the king will kneel, and let his kingdom rise!")

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Meeting Captain Phil Harris

I'm a big fan of the documentary program Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel, which documents crab fishermen at work in the Bering Sea off the Alaskan coast. I love every one of the captains covered in the show -- they're a pretty fantastic bunch of guys -- but my favorite right from the start has always been Captain Phil Harris of the Cornelia Marie. I got to meet him briefly a few years ago. Like many of the captains, Phil is a local, from the Seattle area. He is a serious Harley fanatic, and on August 11th he made an appearance at the Harley Davidson shop in the town of Burlington, 30 miles south of me. I grabbed my camera and drove down that day for the chance just to see him and say hello. I arrived fairly late in the event; the live music was done, and it was clear that many people had already gone home. The place was fairly quiet, and I didn't see Phil around. I got nervous that I was too late, but I hung around a bit to see if there was still a chance to meet him. After a few minutes, a door opened on an R.V. parked nearby and several guys stepped out, engaged in conversation. Among them was the immediately-recognizable, oddly charismatic Captain Phil. He talked with a couple of guys from the R.V. and stood around the parking lot for a few minutes, and I debated whether I should approach now or wait for a better chance at the risk that he could suddenly leave. I waited, and after a few minutes he was approached by a couple biker guys, a couple of women, and a few kids. He was friendly to everybody, but was also entirely true to the gruff personality viewers know and love. After a couple minutes he walked over to the side of the Harley building and sat at a table where there was a stack of fliers and some silly ocean-related decorations in the background. The few people who were still left at the event gathered around and each got a chance to meet him, have a few words, and get an autograph. There were only a few people still around, so my turn came quickly. He signed a flyer for me, and then I asked he he would sign another for my friend Piper who is also a big fan but is in California and I figured would never get a chance to meet him like this. Captain Phil Harris autograph (Also, here's the flyer he signed for Piper.) "So are you taking your sons out again next season?" I asked him, referring to Jake and Josh, his two boys who have worked with him on the Cornelia Marie and seemed to be the apparent eventual heirs to the business. "Oh yeah, definitely," he said. I've since learned that Phil is a bit of a salesman ("he could sell a ketchup popsicle to a woman in white gloves," one of the guys said on After The Catch tonight), but I was surprised when he asked me, "You want one of the shirts?" and gestured over to the tee-shirts emblazoned with the Cornelia Marie logo. I had some cash on me and was already aware of those shirts -- I'd seen them online -- so I enthusiastically replied "Heck yeah!" I gave him my size, and he grabbed a shirt and started to hand it to me -- but then he paused and asked, "Want me to sign the shirt, too?" Redundantly, but even more enthusiastically, I replied "Heck yeah!" I handed over a few bucks and he signed the shirt for me. I thanked him and stepped away. While other people took their turns at gabbing and getting autographs, I remembered my camera. I snapped just a few shots. Captain Phil Harris Sure, I would have loved the meeting to be a bit longer. I wished I'd said something more substantial, and thought of things I wished I'd said. But I'd come down only to say hello and maybe get a photo, but I unexpectedly came away with two autographs, plus an autographed shirt -- and a terribly cool memory. Captain Phil fished three more seasons after that summer of 2007. During the 2009-20010 season, while the Cornelia Marie was just finishing offloading at the crab processors, Phil, who had already faced significant medical issues in the previous year, suffered a major stroke while still aboard his ship. He was flown to the hospital where he eventually awoke, and for a while appeared to make progress toward recovery. But in early February this year, Captain Phil Harris died. I feel very fortunate that I got to meet him, however brief and casual it was; he has many thousands of fans across the country and around the world who will never be able to meet him. I was lucky. Bless you, Phil, and thank you. You are missed.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Disturbing and awesome! How to electrocute yourself.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

HAHA!! How to trick people into thinking you’re good looking

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Open a dictionary and look up "douchebag" and you'll find a picture of Spencer from The Hills. Or one of those Jersey Shore collar-popping morons
Slim Ts = male girdles! ("guydle"?)

Thursday, July 08, 2010

YES on ∞

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Guess who is the Photographer of the Day today on
4chan prank means Justin Bieber must tour North Korea

Monday, July 05, 2010

Had a really nice 4th at Karrin's sister's place on Lake Cavanaugh. Will post a few pics (and maybe video) on Facebook.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy Underpantsdance Day!
Need a flyer for your lost cat? Don't ask this guy. Haha!

Friday, July 02, 2010

At Hana Teriyaki waiting for our order. YUM!!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Almost forgot: "It's Canada Day, down on Canada Way, on the first day of July!" -- Stompin' Tom. Happy Canada Day, my Northern neighbors!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Good news: I'm in 3rd place. Bad news: Today's the last day to vote and I'm 184 votes behind 1st. Click to help!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tried going back to work today but almost fell over just walking to the car. Phoned the boss & took medicine. I'll be back tomorrow.
Still massively sick. At least meds help with everything but the dizziness & weakness. BTW, "Orphan" & "Lovely Bones" are both good movies!

Monday, June 28, 2010

So congested.... can't breathe, can't sleep. At least the cough suppressant mostly works. :-(
R.I.P. Senator Robert Byrd :-(

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Waiting For Dick Cheney To Die? Get a Chair
Bad coughs, massive congestion, perpetually dizzy, weak & shaky... I haven't been this sick in years. Miserable. :-(

Friday, June 25, 2010

:-D !!!!
Sore throat, sneezing, sunny nose, deep aches... Ugh... Can't wait to see the Rush documentary tonight though!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Toy Story 3 is incredible! It has a few moments that are breaker & darker then the others, but is just as funny & has the BEST ending yet!
Toy Story 3 with my love!
OMG! The Rush documentary is playing at the Pickford tomorrow at 8:30!! I am THERE!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Please just click this one link to help me win some cosmetics. I badly need a studio makeup kit for models.
Ragdoll Cannon: smart addictive Flash game-puzzle

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ahhh... Allison Harvard!
Picking Karrin up at the airport just after work. :-)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Ya know, I could get more than 2-1/2 hours of sleep if I could just care a little bit less, and do a little less thinking and worrying! *sigh*

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Shrimp scampi with pasta. Garlicious!
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How can a doggie so small poop so much?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

STILL trying to finish the headshots for a young Canadian actress before I head to bed. Man, I put so much time & work into every shot.
Trying to finish the headshots for a young Canadian actress before I head to bed. Busy-busy!
Shooting with Kim on Thursday. Meanwhile, I'm starting the second part of Steven Levy's "Hackers" -- the Homebrew Computer Club section!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Here's one for the religious people who like to find news stories that are clearly a message from God:

Monday, June 14, 2010

Just finished shooting with Madison & can hardly believe it was only her 3rd shoot. What a natural! Now, going home to see puppy dog.
Had a nice shoot today. I've been tired all day. Going to lie down and resume re-reading Steven Levy's "Hackers" for the 3rd time.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

BWAHAHA! What happens when BP spills coffee:

Saturday, June 12, 2010

I'm in 3rd place so far, just shy of 100 votes, but still 70 behind leader. Please simply click to help?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I'm in 3rd place, but 60 votes behind 2nd and 90 behind 1st. Just one click on the following link helps! Please?
I'll make it easier -- pretty please, just click the following link to help me win:
I'm only 131 votes away from first place! Help! Please click the link, then click the VOTE button near the top left.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Ever notice how similar the word "baccalaureate" is to "Bacchanal"? One comes right after the other.
"The Gunners Dream" by Pink Floyd is stuck in my head for no reason at all. Fortunately it's a really good, compelling song.
Planning for a vintage shoot this weekend. Still setting it up, but it should be great. Shooting with a great friend, plus this one will be a fine art shoot. I haven't done enough pure art shoots lately. Excited!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Dreaming of Paris... Patience; all in good time.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

My internet & cable just got shut off! I have NO WAY to pay for 2-6 weeks. If you want to reach me you'll have to text me

Friday, June 04, 2010

I just need 31 votes to make #1 at the moment. Can you spare 5 second to click the link, then VOTE near the top left?

Thursday, June 03, 2010

A commercial photo shoot can also be artistic if your heart is all in it. If you agree, give me a vote here maybe?
Awww... Rue McClanahan, Blanche from "The Golden Girls", R.I.P. :-(

Monday, May 31, 2010

Wow, really sad... Foucault's Pendulum Snaps, Crashes Through Paris Museum Floor
FULL OF WIN! What your email address says about your computer skills

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The new Burger King "Ketchup & Fries" potato chips are YUM. Wow. That is all.
Ewok song karaoke

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Finished the week's photo shoots, but now I have a ton of photos to work on--and I never really finished enough from the previous shoots.
Shooting with Emma. Alicia is writing on her with makeup now. You'll see...
R.I.P Dennis Hopper...

Friday, May 28, 2010

OMG! Episodes of Deadliest Catch from when it was still called "America's Deadliest Season" in 2004! I thought they'd never replay these! Woohoo!
R.I.P. Gary Coleman. :-(
I love this, plus I really want a pet Alot!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Shoot for tonight is canceled/postponed, and Moxxie is away until tomorrow night. This sucks exceptionally hard. :-(
Fantastic shoot with Briauna Mariah in the river yesterday; studio shoot with Mackenzie this evening, Taylor on Friday, Emma on Saturday.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Just back from a fantastic photo shoot on (and in!) the Stillaguamish River with Briauna Mariah.
Medical advice for head-bangers
Supposed to shoot w/ Briauna Mariah outdoors after work, weather permitting

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Shhh... Deadliest Catch is on! :-D
Shhhh... Deadlines Catch is on! :-D
Check out one of my favorite models, Briauna, near the end of this segment on Project Red Dress. She's the last model.

Monday, May 24, 2010

I have a PACKED week coming up. Karrin leaves for L.A. on Monday, then I have five shoots in six days. I'm going to be SO busy!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

"Sang de tes pères, adultères en émoi! Attache ta terre à la chair de tes doigts!"
Gonna hit the welding rodeo right across the street at BTC. Hope they're not out of that free ice cream yet. :-D

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Allison Harvard! The best model ever to be on Next Top Model. How stupid that she did not win. That was when they lost my respect.
Big storm just hitting Mount Vernon. It started raining intensely just 2 minutes ago. Not looking forward to driving home in it.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Another awful Photoshop Disaster -- and from Vogue, no less!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Hahaha! Another awesome Photoshop Disaster!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bwhahaha! 8 Websites You Need To Stop Building --

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I can go, go, go in my Hoveround!
So the representative from WIlhemina Agency who interviewed & tested Karrin today said she's "the best we've seen in three months." :-D
Karrin is at her interview with Wilhemina Agency and others. Wish her well! I'm excited & proud.
I'm pretty sure people in Tibet don't wear anything resembling the clothing at the Tibetan Gift Shop at Westlake.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Why I am not at Seattle Fashion Week: I don't see the event having anything to offer me, as far along as I am. While I'm sure aspiring amateur photographers could benefit from attending, I'm far past that. But if they someday ask me to participate in a specific, official capacity, then I'll consider attending. At my level, I don't think it has anything to offer me.
Karrin has an important go-see & interview Saturday with reps from Wilhemina and IMG agencies! PLEASE cross your fingers. It could be huge.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Photographer Dina Goldstein's "Fallen Princesses" series is brilliant.
Bert & Ernie try gangster rap!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Hahaha! Levante: Thighly Exaggerated
You are a Neanderthal -- for real, 1% to 4%! Awesome scientific work!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

This is an MMS message.
This is an MMS message.
Fast & hilarious 2-minute retelling of Star Wars. Just awesome! Watch!

Friday, May 07, 2010

"Sex and the City 2 is the story of, and I mean this in the nicest way possible, four shopaholic whores." -- Stephen Colbert

Thursday, May 06, 2010

I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. It's not funny, either. Couldn't be more serious; this is just miserable!
Fantastic trailer for Rendezvous with Rama -- too bad there's no full movie.
Nearly 30 years later "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" still rocks. BOTH versions of it.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Time Travelling

There aren't that many things I wish I could travel back in time to see. Although I love mediaeval things, the actual time was full of disease, suffering and misery; even the most comfortable were uncomfortable at best by today's standards. I love the Victorian era even more, but it's not all that much better in terms of discomfort and hardships. I'd rather see it from a safe distance. If I could travel back in time, what I'd really love to see would mostly just be a few rock concerts -- eras in musical history that can never be recreated, and can not be properly experienced on bootlegs or even legitimate recordings. Most of my favorite bands were at their musical peak when I was a little kid, so my time travel would take me to events that happened within my lifetime, but which I was too young to experience. For starters, I'd see Pink Floyd around 1973-1974, when their tour performances included the brand new album "Dark Side of the Moon" but also included the 20-minute epic "Echoes" from their previous album. Then I'd move forward just a few years to see them again in 1977, during the "Animals" tour -- a tour that is, to me, somewhat shrouded in mystery due to the exceptionally small amount of film footage of the tour. The fact that it's very well documented in bootlegs only increases my interest in it. (I'll assume I don't have unlimited time travel opportunities, and will reluctantly take a pass on going back to see them in 1971 when they would do epic instrumental improvisations on "Fat Old Sun" and "Green Is the Colour.") I'd also see Rush sometime between 1976 and 1981, but it's hard to pick exactly when. I'd either go with the tour for "Hemispheres" in 1978 (in my opinion, their most progressive and musically-ambitious album), or else the 1981 tour for their great classic album "Moving Pictures." Fortunately, Rush are right now gearing up for a tour this summer which will include the entire Moving Pictures album. I plan to see them in August at White River -- but a modern tour for an old album still is not the same as seeing the original tour 30 years ago. And finally, the one most people who know me probably would not guess: I really would love to travel back and see Journey live in 1980. This was the "middle era" of Journey's career, when the vocal duties were shared by new band member Steve Perry and their founding front man Gregg Rolie. This was back when Journey still truly rocked, and the shared vocals made it something really special. (It was this era that recorded the hits "Lights," "Wheel In the Sky" and "Any Way You Want It," among others.) After the 1980 tour, Gregg Rolie left the band and they had their biggest pop hits -- "Open Arms," "Faithfully," "Separate Ways" and so on -- but the 1978-1980 years with Rolie and Perry together were something special that didn't last long enough.
Cinco de Mayo! You know what that means: an authentic Mexican dinner tonight at Taco Bell!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

May the fourth be with you! Happy Star Wars Day!

Monday, May 03, 2010

Need a laugh or 25? 25 Of The Funniest News Fails
Hahaha! Awesome! From a programming textbook...

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Just got some new clothes for the models' wardrobe: lovely white dress, black jacket, purple jacket, and blue bikini set.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Unspeakably horrible -- "Trying to Rape a Lesbian Straight"
Good luck to my models & friends Mackenzie, Briauna Mariah and Michellea, all of whom are in a video for Go Periscope shooting today!!

Friday, April 30, 2010

"Every asshole who ever chanted 'Drill baby drill' should have to report to the Gulf coast today for cleanup duty." - Bill Maher
Watched "Firestarter." Haven't seen it in many years. There are a few weak moment, but mostly it's still very good, thanks to Drew Barrymore, a creepy George C. Scott, and great storytelling from Stephen King.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Don't be jealous of my poochie!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

And the lion fell in love with the hunk of raw steak.
My mercury levels are feeling low. I guess I'd better go get a tuna tub at Subway!

Monday, April 26, 2010

NEW DATA: 97% Of Transgender Individuals Report Being Mistreated Or Harassed At Work

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Wow, I need to finish some photos for Kelsey, Kiersten, and now Lexi as well! I hate falling behind, although it means I can stay busy! :)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Stephen Colbert On Arizona's New Police State: "No Problemo"
Five... Five dollar... Five dollar footlooooong! Dinner time.
Going to Linuxfest Northwest at Bellingham Technical College.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Making homemade bread. Haven't done this in a long while! Excited!
Hey models! Check out Briauna's excellent new post on our blog for models: (Photographers might like it, too)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bring a chicken to the doctor!
OMG! Rush is touring this summer, and they're playing the entire "Moving Pictures" album live! I plan to be there Aug.7 @ White River Amph.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Guess who is the featured photographer of the day right on the front page of ? :-)
Getting ready to take Karrin to the airport in a few minutes. She's doing a big runway gig, plus more photo shoots.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Found Moxxie in the hallway looking very sad. Picked him up & he cuddled against me. Then I noticed he had just pooped and vomited a lot. I cuddled him for a while, then put him in bed. Poor sick pup. :-(
Walked the beach at Birch Bay with Karrin & pooch. Petted wild starfish, snails, hermit crabs & bigger crabs. We're home now, and I just washed the car. It feels like summer already. :-)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The World Would Be Better If Everyone Watched This Video

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Teaparty people are FURIOUS!: Taxes lowest in 60 years, thanks to Democrats and Obama
The bad news: I made a mistake on my taxes when I first filled them out. The good news: I'm getting back $250 more than I thought.
Awesome Tweet I just saw: "Hate to spoil the tea party, but taxes went down for most this year. But keep having your rallies, because our President remains black."
I swear I want to print this out and hand it to the person at Subway every time I go there.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Saw Sarah Palin referred to as a "professional grifter." It would be funny if it wasn't SO. COMPLETELY. TRUE.

Monday, April 12, 2010

If you have a One Model Place account, look me up! I just joined.
Guess I better get my 3 hours of sleep before work. Ugh. Oh, and check out the new photo I posted.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Leaving for SeaTac to pick Karrin up. Almost five hours of driving coming up, and I'm already stressed and tired. Be back around 2:30AM.
I'm very proud of this new shot. Please have a look!
KFC's Double Down Ups Ante on 'Food Porn' - AOL News

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Yesterday's shoot was just plain epic. I shot over 1,300 photos, which is almost twice as many as the largest shoot I've ever done.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Finishing a great shoot with Bridget. Alicia's makeup work is fabulous!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Both dreading and anticipating Friday. Dreading the LONG drive and Karrin's absence, but looking forward to a big photo shoot that night.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

If Child's Drawings Were Painted Realistically?
Left work about 90 minutes early yesterday due to gradually getting sicker and sicker. This morning I woke up even worse. Staying home. :-(

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

I'm going to be shooting a book cover -- and the author photo, too!

Monday, April 05, 2010

You didn't get mad...

You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President. You didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy. You didn’t get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed. You didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed. You didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us. You didn’t get mad when we spent over 600 billion (and counting) on said illegal war. You didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars just disappeared in Iraq. You didn’t get mad when you found out we were torturing people. You didn’t get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans. You didn’t get mad when we didn’t catch Bin Laden. You didn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed. You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans, drown. You didn’t get mad when we gave a 900 billion dollar tax break to the rich. You didn’t get mad when the deficit hit the trillion dollar mark. You finally got mad when the government decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick. Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, are all okay with you, but helping other Americans… oh hell no.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Eating chocolate for zombie-Jesus.
HELP! URGENT! Does anybody have a sari or a nice long scarf (preferably Indian-looking) that I could borrow for a big photo shoot on April 9th? Or do you know somebody who might have one?

Friday, April 02, 2010

Ed Roberts died. I'm very truly saddened.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Help! Does anybody have a sari or a nice long scarf (preferably Indian-looking) that I could borrow for a big photo shoot on April 9th? Or do you know somebody who might have one?

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Not one, but TWO of my models (Briauna and Mackenzie) are going to be in a video for "Crush Me" by Go Periscope. This is just way too cool! Happy for them both!
Not one, but TWO of my models are going to be in a video for "Crush Me" by Go Periscope. This is just way too cool! Happy for them both!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Trying to guess what the plot could be of that movie "How to Drain Your Dragon."

Sunday, March 28, 2010

It's upsetting when one of your favorite models has a "favorite photo of all time" and it's by somebody else. Which is why I never say that kind of thing. Ugh.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

It's both amusing and annoying that other photographers are using my special shooting location since I gave away where it is. But it's comforting to see that nobody else shoots it as well as I do.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Karrin's about to take off from Vegas to fly back. Should be here after midnight. Moxxie and I are eager to see her. <3
Anybody have Dunder Mifflin's address? I need to send them my résumé.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

New "Project Runway" AND new "The Office" tonight!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"NO to Socialism!" HAHAHAHAHA!! Absolute MUST-READ!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

An oldie but a goodie: Q: What has nine arms and sucks? A: Def Leppard.
I'll bet Lady Gaga has a boyfriend named Señor Poopoo.

Monday, March 22, 2010

"Women are like wolves. If you want a wolf, you have to trap it. Snare it. Then to keep it happy, you have to tame it. Feed it, care for it. Lovingly. The way an animal deserves. And my animal deserves a lot of loving." -- Dwight Schrute, The Office

Sunday, March 21, 2010

On Health Care Reform

I have Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). It's a very serious genetic disease for which there is no cure -- only transplants and dialysis. I have been fortunate so far, but some day my kidneys will shut down. It's likely I will not live my full normal lifespan that I could otherwise expect to live. There are several medications I am supposed to take, including blood pressure medicine (my high blood pressure very seriously exacerbates my kidney disease), as well as some very effective medications for my chronic depression and my ADD. I have not had any of those medications in over two years because in the fall of 2007 I lost my job and my health insurance. My current employer is a small business which can't afford to give me coverage. The health insurance reform bill will change that; I will finally be covered again and will get the medicines I VERY much need to be taking. I am completely fed up with the completely psychotic LIES that right-wingers tell about the health care reform bill. The bill is in NO WAY a "government takeover." There IS NO government health plan; the "public option" is not in this bill. Nobody is having their choice restricted; you still get to choose your insurance and choose your doctors EXACTLY as you get to now. Small business will not be "burdened" by being forced to provide health care; the bill subsidizes insurance for small business which can't afford it. It is a VERY pro-small-business bill, and will help small businesses, no burden or harm them in any way. There are certainly no "death panels" in the health reform bill. Government agents will not be visiting anybody's home at all, and the government will not be telling ANYBODY that they can't have the operation they need or the medicine they've been prescribed. In fact, the CURRENT system has insurance companies telling people that they can't have the operation they need or the medicine they've been prescribed. Death panels are currently in existence: they are the for-profit insurance companies which, unregulated, are denying people life-saving procedures because it's cheaper to let them die. The current health care system is just that: private companies making huge profits from illness, and then telling you when it's time for you to die because the next step would not be profitable for them. The health reform would END these death panels, not send in any government agents or take away any of your choices. The bill will, however, reimburse you when you want to discuss end-of-life care with your own physician. That's right, you won't have to pay for that out-of-pocket. So why are Republicans so radically against the health reform bill? For one, it's because it will regulate the insurance companies which make massive donations to Republicans' re-election campaigns. Secondly, it's because they are in a stunningly child-like mindset of being against anything that President Obama is for. (Those of you following the news closely will already be aware of the many times a Republican proposed an amendment to the health care bill, but then suddenly decided to vote against his own amendment after Obama said he thought it was a good idea.) In my situation, having gone over two years without the medical coverage and the medicines I need to manage my incurable illness, I NEED this bill. My employer will finally be able to give me proper health insurance coverage, and without harming the business. The opposition to this bill is just the product of fear, misinformation, and payoffs from the huge companies that profit from illness. Just think about it. And think about it HONESTLY.
On Blanchard Mountain with Moxxie. It's raining. Having a small picnic in the car. We'll look around more if/when the rain stops.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Took fluffy pooch to Hovander Homestead Park in Ferndale & had a great walk. Back home now, and about to start working on some photos.
Saw a brand new ANTM last night! Taking puppy on a little sunny-day adventure somewhere for fresh air & fun. Then later I'll work on photos of Briauna and of Mackenzie.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Even after work on a Friday with the sun shining and a happy puppy beside me, Im still feeling awful today. :-(
Feeling seriously awful today. But I had a KILER shoot last night with Briauna and makeup artist Alicia.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Something Karrin found. Hilarious. Even just the product's logo alone is too much!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Team Nosferatu!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Once again I got proof that photography is for the wealthy, not the talented-but-poor. Talent & passion count for jack s**t if you're poor.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Quiet please! New Family Guy on!! Shhhhh...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Getting ready to take fluffy white pooch for a stroll around Lake Padden... unless we suddenly come up with an even better idea.
Never seen The Office before. Just watched 2 episodes -- the one where they're bought by Sabre, and then when two guys are fighting over being manager or sales. AWESOME! :-D

Friday, March 12, 2010

A model flaked on me tonight. Simply did not show up. Grrrr... Models should reply to their messages, and should show up when scheduled.
Thinking of using "Northwest Washington's premiere fashion photographer" on the argument that Monroe is not really in "NW" Washington.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mackenzie got a gig modeling for hair coloring, and it was MY beauty shot of her that caught their attention and got them interested! Can I get rich & famous now? :-D

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Little Billy's Letters to famous and infamous people
Shooting Mackenzie tomorrow and Victoria on Friday, but no other shoots are scheduled after that. I'm so tired lately, and the few I really want to work with are getting difficult to make arrangements with. :-(

Tuesday, March 09, 2010