When I posted this photo back at the beginning of August I was flooded with email saying that Chuck resembled a llama quite convincingly. So I thought we’d try to recreate that look. Turned out it’s quite easy.
On Friday morning we dropped Leta off at my mother’s house so that we could spend a few hours snowboarding, and when we returned she was clutching a Cinderella DVD to her chest, her knuckles white from the strain. I looked disapprovingly at my mother because I had given her explicit instructions before we left [...]
This tiny box of candy was part of the massive basket of goodies Leah brought with her when she visited last week, and I instantly fell in love with the elegant, retro packaging. I think I’ll keep the box sealed and leave it next to my keyboard for future design inspiration. Or maybe I will [...]
Getting ready to play his part in the Christmas pageant.
Yesterday I received the Radiohead In Rainbows discbox I ordered a few months ago. It cost 40 pounds, and it is phenomenal: comes with the album on CD and on 2 X 12 inch vinyl records, a second CD with news songs and photographs, an artwork and lyric booklet, all encased in a hardback book [...]
“Mama, can I wake up after I’m done sleeping?” “Yes, I will allow that. But just this once.”
I bought a 100-count package of Avery marking tags at an office supply store and a holiday-themed stamp set at a local stationary store so that I could make unique tags for our gifts this year. Thought I’d put a little more effort into it than scribbling someone’s name directly onto the wrapping paper with [...]
You can’t hear it, but there was a lot of mad meowing going on.
Saturday night, about an hour before bedtime, after a long day of taking it easy.
I was rummaging around one of the boxes that I keep up high in a closet, one full of old notes and concert tickets, when I found this insert I made for the first mix CD I ever gave to Jon. It was 2001, I was working at one of my favorite jobs at a [...]