Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

conspicous sparkler

the new name of my hypothetical band is.....

suicide by conspicuous sparkling.

i imagine it would also be a great name for a song, album, or record label.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

moon dog

not recent, just cool.

yeasayer "ambling alp"

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


so, i like wyoming. it's not that bad of a place. even evanston isn't that bad. the people aren't super-nice, like in the south, but they aren't a-holes like certain people in certain towns in idaho can be. they seem to be used to transients. and everyone in evanston seems to know each other even though it is a sizable town (relatively speaking). when i was in wal-mart (i am boycotting them, i swear. just as soon as it's convenient for me to do so.) there were people that knew the employees well and struck up conversations. this happened four different times whilst i was in wal-mart. i also like how there is a liquor store on every street. and that they are all drive-thru liquor stores. we went for a drive and came upon a town (population 150) and there were three liquor stores in the town. i thought that shit was hilarious. the state really is buck wild (relatively speaking)and there is something refreshing about that. i didn't get any liquor store pix. or fast food pix. or broke down trailer pix. (some documentarian i am.) here it is:

truck run. if you look closely you will see some one has used it and they went quite a ways.

chris' mind is blown by the historical marker in soda springs

i was trying to make the hills look miniature too bad i forget about the blur the speed of a car would cause. mountain view, wyoming.

sort of helps. not really though.

through a car window. like most everything else.

mama bear.

waving at a chick biker in evanston

reflection in the glass of a genuine red london phone booth in the middle of evanston.

the ride home.

Monday, June 1, 2009


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if they could calculate what percentage of our gross domestic product is chewed up by dogs, we might find the answer to our fiscal crisis in a one way trip to the vet.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

a fine time

memorial weekend was fun. i think this is the first memorial weekend i have ever spent in a truly American fashion.happy three day weekend
friday, chris got off early (which never happens). then, tyler came over early in the afternoon and so did uncle chrih. we hung out in the the yard blasting tunes and dancing with madeleine. we stayed up and conversated into the wee hours.
the next morning we drove to jarbidge. madeleine was sleeping a half an hour in to the drive and we just took the prehistoric landscape in. tyler was a great guide, he knew the names of the ranches along the way and every cool spot and even the types of clouds in the sky and what sort of weather they signaled.

it was an amazing feeling to look for miles and miles and see nothing and no one. i wonder why that is? why humans love that sort of solitude? you know, that solitude that can only be found in the middle of a dessert while looking at far off, distant horizons? especially, when you have a smart phone enabled with gps, a 4-wheel drive vehicle, plenty of water, your loved ones, and a digital camera. ahhhh! it is a good feeling, indeed.

then we reached the bombing range.

these boy were great models. they captured the "watch for falling bombs chic" perfectly.

then on to the mountains.

j mountain

i was in awe of the rive canyon we drove down into.

i have never seen anything like it. i was ridiculously smitten with the place. when we got to jarbidge i had high expectations that the people would be as wonderful as the landscape and i and everyone else was terrible disappointed. we couldn't get out of the town fast enough. terrible food, drunken folks driving ATV's, etc.

a pale impression of the real thing

anyway, it was a wonderful weekend despite the creepy mountain town. i wish i could share more pix, but flickr is won't let me upload any pix today (probably becuase there are so many assholes uploading pix from their drunken memorial day weekend).
i am not like them though-- i am me. so i am different than others.

as always, sorry for my poor grammar, my anti-semantics, and missing words (usually i leave out the following: the, as is, there, etc.)

Monday, May 18, 2009

White Trash, Blue Trash, Red Trash, too

Forse dobbiamo fare piĆ¹ che solo fotografie. Pacific Trash Vortex
Originally uploaded by Dottoresso

Found this image of the tash vortex in the Pacific Ocean on Flickr. The trash vortex is supposedly twice the size of the continental U.S. and consists of plastic bags and discarded blow up dolls and other stuff, too. Well, that's it. Sorry for being so anti-semantic.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

easy, cheap, and good

or, good, easy, and cheap. or, cheap, easy, and good.

edamame soup.

this recipe is a variant of several recipes for edamame soup. this isn't really even a recipe, it is more like a set of guidlines. everything is approximate.

you will need:

garlic cloves
a small onion
two small potatoes
a bag of frozen edamame (or fresh, if you are so lucky). i prefer the American grown edamame over chinese edamame, as heavy metals and industrial byproducts offend me.
a can of chicken broth
some sea salt (kosher, of course)
olive oil or left over bacon fat (i prefer the fat leftover from cooking five pieces of bacon for this particular recipe)

slice your garlic and onions. peel your potatoes.

put you olive oil or bacon fat in the pan. heat it up.

throw your garlic and onions in the pan. turn the heat down a little. you don't want to burn the stuff.

dice your potatoes. throw them in the pan and sprinkle some sea salt on on them.

while the potatoes are grilling, boil your edamame for six minutes.

when your edamame is done cooing drain, peel, and finally grill it.

let grill for a few minutes and then add a can of chicken broth.

let simmer long as you fell like.

pepper to taste.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

lie by omision



and after....

oh to be free!

Monday, January 19, 2009

this shit be legit

i made some kick -ass portabella mushrooms last week. i never used to be a fan of mushrooms until my aunt irene cooked some AMAZING portabellas for us one time. so, the other day i decided to try to cook some myself and the results were [v]'antastic. after chris took his first bite he was like, "our marriage is legit." i busted up laughing and he looked relieved i took the joke so well.

so, here's how you can legitimize your marriage, too.

first, cook a roast for dinner the day before you plan on making the portabellas. cook the roast in beef broth and cream of mushroom soup.

then, on the night you are to serve the portabellas preheat the oven to 350 F. take a plate and pour olive oil on it and then sprinkle some coarse kosher salt on the plate. rub the caps of the mushrooms (after you wipe them of with a damp cloth) in the olive oil/salt mixture.

next, take three cloves of garlic and make thin slices length wise and place them in the portabella. then, stuff the mushroom with left over roast and pour some of the leftover broth, too.

top it of with broccoli tips and a pad of butter on the stem. bake for however long you think you should. i think i let it bake 30 minutes maybe a little less, but maybe more baking time would be better. i don't know. i always cook in terms of approximation. that's just the way i roll.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

bogs rock!

bogs rock!
let's get one thing straight; bogs are not ugg boots. they are real boots. that are utilitarian, waterproof and warm in temperatures above -65 F. they are also comfortable and have revolutionized my outlook on foot wear. what have i been thinking trekking around the wasteland wearing chucks and flats? i wasn't thinking. but now feel like i have seen the light.

Friday, January 9, 2009

my new fave

My new favorite band:

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band

here is a link to their best tune from their EP 'Weepy'.