Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Bird in the Head...

So now we have a young Robin couple who've decided that our planter would make a lovely starter home for their growing family. Hopefully they're not in over their (cough) heads...

Saturday, April 25, 2009

At Least I Hope It's a Peach...

Our favorite thing to do when we visit the Japanese market is look at the cool packaging and try things we've never had before. Today I was more thirsty than hungry, so I bought this peach water. At least I hope that's what it is. Please tell me that's a peach...

"Whatchu Talkin' 'Bout, Willis?"

My artistic statement of the day...

Friday, April 24, 2009

Finally Feel like a Freakin' Farmer!

Pushing a wheelbarrow full of compost around in my Crocs; Does it get any better than this? Time will tell if the compost actually helps the "crops" (four little rows of lettuce outside the kitchen window) but I thought it wasn't too bad for suburban Chicago graphic designers...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

This Just In

I love Necco® Wafers! There, that feels good to get off my chest...

Saturday, April 18, 2009

This Could Get Ugly

The intense rivalry that's been building between Bike Helmet Maker #1 and Bike Helmet Maker #17 finally came to a (no pun intended) head. It's unclear at this point whether Bike Helmet Maker #1 placed his sticker on first and Bike Helmet Maker #17 second or the other way around, but an internal investigation is under way. I say they should just put their petty differences aside. After all, isn't the common goal here making safe helmets and protecting the heads of human beings everywhere, regardless of who gets building credit? Anyway, the whole thing is a moot point in my humble opinion; I think pretty much everyone agrees that Bike Helmet Maker #12 clearly builds the best helmet...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Mysterious Flying Monster

Reports have surfaced about a mysterious flying monster. This is the only known photograph of it. Scientists are divided in their explanations; Some say it was an accident involving a radioactive Mayfly, some say it's a genetic mutation, others say it's an evolutionary anomoly. Still others insist the whole thing is merely a hoax. Whatever the explanation, this thing is obviously real and should probably be destoyed for our own safety before it's too late. We don't know exactly what powers this beast possesses, but apparently it can change itself and its immediate surroundings to a sepia-like tone. Please distribute this picture and be on the lookout for this monster.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Brain Teaser

Study the picture above carefully. In it you will find a clue to the following question: At what time was this picture taken?

Monday, April 13, 2009

"Spent Citrus"

My artistic statement of the day...

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Mothership

This is a view of the Seagull Nebula I saw from the window of the Mothership. Sometimes we're allowed out of our hyperbaric chambers...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Iconic Nashville

When I think of Nashville, Tennessee (and I'm sure you're the same), two things spring to mind; ice hockey and barbershop quartets. Even though our visit was quite short, we were lucky enough to see both.

The first shot is the legendary Barbershop Harmony Society Headquarters which was right around the corner from our hotel. The second shot I snapped just milliseconds before Jonathan Toews snapped a sweet wrister past Pekka Rinne for a 1-0 Blackhawks lead in a game they would go on to win 4-2.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Don't You Hate It...

...when you think you've found a potentially valuable foreign coin and it turns out to be an arcade token?

Friday, April 3, 2009

What She Should Have Said

You know those horrible commercials where the bully Mom who obviously works for a high fructose corn syrup company puts the mousy (albeit snotty) Mom in her place? Well, this is what mousy Mom should have said when bully Mom asks her "Like What?"

Also, you have to check out the spoof:

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Haunted Yaris

A couple of months ago, we noticed that our car was mysteriously turning on by itself. We went through the usual steps — counseling, begging... We even called a priest to perform an exorcism. No luck. Finally we took it in to the dealership, and it turns out the "turny-on-y gizmo" (pictured) we got with the car had somehow been programmed to start the car every three hours. It turns off automatically after five minutes, but still — all that gas wasted, all that carbon monoxide pouring into our house... Annoying, and scary! It got me to thinking, why on Earth would that even be an option? Who would ever want their car to start every three hours? Well, happily, the problem has been solved. Now if we could just figure out why that damn blender starts up every morning at 4:58 all will be well...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Strange, Cryptic Markings Found on Shirt

First, crop circles. Now this. I saw these strange, cryptic markings on a shirt today, and I can’t stop thinking about it. Is it a secret government conspiracy? The language of hostile aliens? I’ve been trying to decipher it, but frankly, I don’t think I’ll have any success...

Pottery I'm Not Ashamed Of!

Here is my first piece of pottery I made that I'm not ashamed of; an espresso cup! Hopefully more to follow...