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Month: January 2012

Seattle 8F trip day 4

Seattle 8F trip day 4

Sam and I started off our last day in Seattle with a short walk to Pioneer Square to take the Underground Tour. Afterwards we headed to the Market to meet Byron for lunch.  I had my third and final Mac&Cheese of the trip (the second occurred when I slipped out of the Market on Saturday while everyone else was shopping for that surf n’ turf dinner). We then went to Pike Place Chowder for a repeat of Friday afternoon’s lunch.  Sam said…

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Seattle 8F trip day 3

Seattle 8F trip day 3

On Sunday morning Byron and Christine took us to one of their favorite (extremely hipster infested) breakfast places, OddFellows.  I can see why Byron likes it though, it’s completely his style; old turn of the century (or earlier) appliances, furniture, everything.  Their “key” logo even looks like one of Byron’s drawings (I wouldn’t be surprised if he did their logo and was too humble to mention it to us).  The food was good, and I freaked out everyone around us…

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Seattle 8F trip day 2

Seattle 8F trip day 2

On this trip, Byron and Christine were generous enough to let Sam and myself sleep in their bedroom. Christine and Byron had an air mattress in the living room. On Saturday I woke up to find them both “plugging in” together. After Sam and I made a quick run to Top Pot we all poured into Christine’s car and headed southeast towards Mt. Rainier. Our first stop was Snoqualmie Falls. The waterfall is quite beautiful. It kicked up a similar…

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Seattle 8F trip day 1

Seattle 8F trip day 1

Late last year Byron and I began working on a business together.  That business will be revealed to the world very shortly, but before that happens we needed to meet in person to work out some of the kinks.  Sam was aware of this as she has a small role in one of the functions of the business.  Since some of our employees will be based in Seattle, we felt it was appropriate to meet in person.  Sam made this…

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Copro

Copro

On Saturday night I picked Sam up from LAX.  She had just spend two weeks in Hong Kong for work. Her reintroduction to Los Angeles was fitting as we went to Whole Foods for a bit to eat and then headed to Bergamot Station for a gallery opening. The show was Conjoined II at the Copro and picked up so much steam over one sculpture that it was even referenced on sites that are about as far out from the…

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sturtevant falls

sturtevant falls

Maybe a month ago Sam and I planned to spend a Saturday in January hiking to a waterfall with Cindy.  A little over a week ago Sam was informed she’d have to go to China for work for a few weeks.  This waterfall turned out to be a decent one, so it’s a shame that Sam couldn’t come. Sturtevant Falls is part of the Chantry Flats area of Angeles National Forest.  The trail to the falls goes down a steep…

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Feeling old

Feeling old

Cool, right?  “Wish I got to play Rage songs when I was in band” I thought.  Lucky kids, when I was in marching band we had to play Carlos Santana songs and Earth Wind and Fire… lame! After a few seconds a wave of depression crept over me as I realized that a 20 year old Rage song is probably about as cool to these kids as the 20 year old Earth Wind and Fire songs were to me when…

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Ohio Trip 2012

Ohio Trip 2012

After three years away my mother convinced me it was time to visit the house I grew up in.  On New Year’s Eve I sat through two sold out Southwest flights and ended up at the Columbus Ohio airport around 8pm EST.  We drove through the night down lonely four lane divided highways to end up at my parents’ house around 10:30.  My brother and his girlfriend had been waiting for us in her new Jeep outside the house.  They…

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