Monday, February 25, 2008

Moving Blog with meatloaf and broccoli

Not like I update all that much anyway, but
I decided to move my blog.

Is where I plan to be updating it from now
on, you know every month or two.

Until then, here is a few 'action' shots from
work over the last couple of days.

Birds-Eye Close-Up 2

Karl G and his pride and joy.

And yes that is a giant ass meatloaf.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Winter Biking


Is all I ever post anymore when I get written up in the media??

Just a small neighborhood newspaper.

Listen to the audio slide-show if you are want to hear me speak.

SW Journal

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Take that!

(photo unabashedly stolen)

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Late Night Doodle 4


Kupel's Poppy Seed Bagel with Herb Cream Cheese

Boston Paste-up Graffiti

So got back from a long weekend in Boston...

Interesting town, not really sure yet what I think about that place. What is
certain is that I would have a terrible time living there, the biking looked
absolutely terrible. One of the things most all of my friends takes for granted
living here in Minneapolis. The roads, the trails, the greenway, all of it just

Also, maybe just area that we were in, but there was little to no street art.

Here it is all over the place and frankly fantastic (with the exception of those Sur 13
thugs who tagged my garage twice).

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Damn Envelopes.

I am reasonably sure that only my family and a couple of
close friends still read this, chances are good that of those
readers at least a couple of you were lucky enough to be included
on my Christmas card list. I am not one who generally bothers
with sending off cards for the holidays, frankly I have quite the
negative attitude towards most of what goes on towards the end
of December. It isn't as though I am a total Grinch (maybe just a
touch), but rather that I just hate what christmas has become to
be and the commodification of such. Christmas isn't about spending
time with family anymore, rather it is about spending giant wads of
moulah and further ensuring that the sprawling retail empire ends
the fiscal year in the black.

That is what I don't like.

I like spending time with family, I like the concept of sending off
cute x-mas cards, not limited to those featuring cute little puppy
dogs wearing paper reindeer antlers with a back drop of sparkle
glitter. If nothing else it is a way to say "hey... I am still here...
I am still thinking about you... Merry x-mas and shit".

You know I really should have signed every card like that...

Merry x-mas and shit,


Anyway, the point of this little rant of mine, I actually managed to
find the time in my busy schedule to send off cards, which for me
is really quite amazing. Last year I was so broke from school and
not working as much that I didn't get anyone anything. My gift to
the family was to volunteer my services as the family mule, drive the
other two Minneapolis kids across the country, cook the x-mas dinner
and in general be the vibrant upbeat person that everyone loves.

So, the cards went out just fine... Or so I thought..

Less than 24 hours after I dropped off the lot of them in the drop
box over on 27th and Minnehaha, I learn that whatever company
made the envelopes must have gone with a cheap saliva activated
adhesive; my cards were arriving open! So far I have heard from
three recipients, all of which had a card that was opened.

Now this is a little troublesome, some of the cards had gift-cards
inside, others had notes talking all about my year's accomplishments.

OK, really the notes went to nobody but grandparents and extended
family, the rest of you should already know how things have been
going with my life.

So that is about it, I am miffed about the damn glue not being adhesive

Aside from that, life is good.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Fun Fun Fun with the Nokians!!

Hey all..

Yes I am still around.

Working a ton, but really who isn't?
I still don't know what it is about us
Americans that constantly makes us
feel the need to work work work..

But we do right?

All of my friends, family etc. are
perpetually running feeling overwhelmed
and one step behind. I don't know if
I am just getting older, but although
I am stupid busy all the time, I feel
in total control of everything that comes
my way.

But anyway work is work.. Bleargh..

We got a nice dusting of snow a couple of
days back, enough to gum up things and make
riding that much more difficult. The city
is quite good about keeping the trails
clean, so usually riding the Greenway
has been no problem. Yesterday I broke
out my SS MTB and had no difficulty what
so ever tooling around without getting into
much trouble. The problem however is that
my MTB has some serious crank issues,
there this loud constant creak each rotation
and I will be damned if I can figure out how
to repair it. I took the bike into my LBS
and they weren't able to get the non-drive
side crank arm off, which I am certain is
causing the problem.

So with that bike out of commission, I have
been riding the tried and true Miyata.

While riding fixed is quite nice in the snow,
the skinny tires were getting tossed around
like all hell in the residue left over from the


To make a long story shorter, I stopped in
this evening and got myself a front Nokian
studded tire..

Best idea ever!

I would like to get a rear as well, but the 50
dollar a pop price tag has me putting that
off for a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Bracket Rocket

Sorry to leave you all in suspense there...
Yes I did get back just fine from Spain/France. It
was about as awesome of a trip as one could have
hoped for, but it does feel great to finally be back
at home with my posse both friends and family.
Lets see... News?

Well little sister moved over yonder to the other
side of the country, totally wasn't cool of her to
leave *sniff* but I understand why she did it. It
still doesn't feel like she is gone but I know 'tis
true. She will be just fine, it is all of us the
Minneapolis folks that might not fair as well.

So, I had up until a couple of weeks ago been
working only at the b-wood, you know the
same place where I was the Chef a couple of
years back. I was just pulling early morning
bakery shifts, which really I was enjoying. The
only downside to working in the bakery is that
whole waking up at 3:30 in order to start work
at 4am puts a damper on the previous nights

Baking however kicks ass... And I am pretty
dang good at it if I do say so myself...

However, now I got myself a new job...
Like the last one it is a small organic cafe, this
one focusing more on bagels. It is cool, instead
of just using regular plastic togo cups and what
not, we have a composting system where the
majority of the 'garbage' goes into a separate bin
where some good natured people process it
into compost and sell it as such. Considering
the alternatives and how freaking huge the
compost bin is compared to our traditional
dumpster it is just dang cool is all.

Oh here is a whale I drew... Most everyone
who would read this has seen it already but

I just like tossing little pictures in off of my flickr
every once in a while, just break up the monotony.

But back to my new job..

I am actually not doing the chef thing exactly, but
instead I am the General Manager. That basically
means I am running the place, all the little details
that need to be dealt with I deal with, well myself
and the owner. It is still a new place and I feel like
I have quite a bit to offer, already there has been
an incredibly warm reception from the employees.

(Those are all my sharpies, I did some organizing the other day.)

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