Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


i just saw this on embry's blog... looks like it's getting passed around a lot because embry saw on his uncles blog, who probably saw it on another blog, on and on.
anyway, this guy has an imagination! wow. so weird cool and crazy. i couldn't find an explanation on how exactly he did it, but sounds like it took many months and it's all photos of his paintings on wall, animated by playing playing through the photos quickly. i'd never have the patience!!

here is the creators blog

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

pixel art

this is pretty cool. watch the video and read the explanation.

(turn volume down, sound is loud/annoying)

just found another interesting creation by this guy-

he's got some really interesting stuff! kill some time and check out his website and blog

Sunday, May 11, 2008

1,001 reasons why my mom rocks! (in no particular order)

1. She is always happy and cheerful (really, always!)
2. She loves me unconditionally, even when I'm lame and dumb.
3. Her parenting skills are something I dream of meeting up to one day (not sure if it's possible)
4. She was once an official spy for JC Penny
5. She is still crazy in love with my dad after what... 100 something years of marriage? ;-)
6. She loves the Lord with all her heart and seeks Him daily
7. She is really really funny and makes people laugh constantly
8. She was once an official pearl diver at Sea World
9. She is beautiful!
10. She strives to live life to the fullest
11. She cooks the most amaaaaaazing specialty dish called white chili that makes my tummy very happy
12. She talks in voices and says stupid things like "shoooooooooooot!"
13. I hate playing any kind of board game without her because she makes them fun like nobody else can
14. Shes packed full of common sense and smartness about life stuff (not math stuff though!)
15. She knows when to laugh and when to be serious
16. She has always encouraged me to pursue my dreams and do what I love
17. She prays all the time with my dad for us (the kids)
18. She makes super-ghetto family vacations fun for everyone by always keeping positive and laughing about situations
19. She has the BEST one liners (especially after a glass of wine)
20. She cares for everyone in her life like crazy and is always serving others
21. She loves her mom in a way that I can't even describe with words
22. When us kids were little she once dressed up as a "stranger" with a wig and weird clothes and knocked on the door, scared the crap out of us with scary voices, and then came in the house as we ran off crying... all to teach us about not opening the door for strangers!
23. She loves to take pictures
24. She puts every other scrapbooker to shame with her mad scrapbooking skillz
25. She has a knack for picking out the best dogs in the world, and then trains them crazy tricks like sneezing, balancing, turn-around, etc...
26. She is an incredible listener, and solid advice giver
27. She's so cool that our friends come over to talk and hang out, even when we're not home
28. She has always set a great example by cooking and eating healthy
29. She has long fingernails and therefore gives THE BEST backscratches EVER (sorry Bethany)
30. She quilts, crochets, smocks, gardens, sews, knits, scrapbooks, etc etc etc
31. She rocks at tennis and racquetball and unfortunately can kick my butt at both
32. She's just a flat out cool person that I really enjoy being around and love talking to, and she happens to be my mom, so I am super blessed!

Ok so maybe it's not quite 1,001 reasons, but it easily could be if I sat here and typed for the next hour... so this list is to be continued...


Oh, and #33, she always has great faces in pictures! :)
She didn't exactly like the last pic, so here is a new one!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

a funny memory

I always get a laugh when we come back to Michigan and my 103 pound 4 foot eleven wife hops in the drivers seat of her dads gigantic tanklike SUV. This 4X4 6 Speed Automatic Sequential Electronic Fuel Injected Single Overhead Cam 5.4 Litre V8 24 valve Lincoln Navigator weighs 6,221 pounds, puts out 300 horsepower @ 5000 RPM's and 365 pounds of torque @ 3750 RPM's.

In other words, she hops in and basically disappears in the thing. See her tiny little head poking over the steering wheel? Ya, thats her! :)

First time I ever saw Bethany was in the parking lot at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara circa 2002-2003. She was driving a new Ford F-150 with Michigan plates. She jumped down out of the truck (blue hair and all) and I just thought- "Wow, that is one tiny little girl driving that huge truck from Michigan, and she's got blue hair. I feel sorry for her"
Yes, that was my very first impression of the woman I married. :)

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

wikipedia + youtube

If there is something on my to-do list that I really don't want to do, I am notorious for killing time and procrastinating long as possible to put it off.
I usually end up on the Wikipedia website just reading about one thing after another because I find it so fascinating. I love that website! You find yourself clicking from one article to another because they link all the words that have another article on that topic. It's so genius, and a huge trap for wasting time. But is learning really wasting time? I think not... haha.

I stumbled upon Wikipedia's page on YouTube, and this sentence just blew me away!

"YouTube is currently not profitable, with its revenues being noted as "immaterial" by Google in a regulatory filing. Its bandwidth costs are estimated at approximately $1 million a day. It is estimated that in 2007, YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000."


Friday, May 02, 2008

dear dirtbike...

it's good to be back!

juanita's marketa

Juanita's Marketa is Hood River's best kept secret. Good authentic Mexican food in a little market.

Bethany really missed her spicy mexican food during our trip, so she was obviously excited about her upcoming tacos.

There is always a dude like this eating tacos, I love it.

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welcome to oregon

Husband and wife shopping at Wal-Mart

Check out them window stickers!

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