Monday, December 1, 2008

Zagar Ahoy!

On my walk today I spied this new Isaiah Zagar piece hanging on a wall. It's very clearly his work, but feels quite different from anything else I've seen by him. Most of his work completely covers the wall, or sprawls out like ivy climbing to conquer. But this is contained within in one deliberate shape. There were a few more small pieces hanging on the outside of the building, but this was my favorite. Incidentally, the building has recently been refurbished and is currently for sale.

Sunday, November 30, 2008


One lazy afternoon my brother and I were in our parents kitchen poking around on our computers. We both had Instant Message open, and as a joke I decided to write to him even though I was only a few feet away. His response was "lol" but he did not in fact "laugh out loud" I quickly responded, "YOU DID NOT LOL" and then he laughed.

true story.

You can't make this stuff up!

I hope that you had a good thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

sneakers on a wire

I've been noticing a resurgence of sneakers on wires. I appreciate this bizarre tradition, and often wonder how and why it began.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I'm not a violent man, but I believe that people who lay on their horns in traffic should have parts of their body cut off. Most of the time when people are laying on their horns, everyone involved in the hold up are fully aware of the situation. The only thing honking helps is raising peoples blood pressure.

I also believe that car alarms should be illegal.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Phillies/Political Humor

Sarah Palin was against the Bridge to Lidge before she was for it.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Why is that people who don't believe in Darwin's Theory of Evolution so frequently believe in Social Darwinism?

Monday, September 29, 2008

guitar lesson

I gave my first guitar lesson yesterday. I never had lessons, so I don't really know the best way to learn the guitar. I gave him drawings of all the major chords, and we worked on D-A-G so that he can learn to play The Rolling Stones "Dead Flowers."

It was pretty fun watching him learn how to place his hands, and it was interesting to see where my mind raced to as I kept thinking of different bits of information to share.

Everyone else in my family is a teacher, I suppose it's in my blood.

We shall see.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

a thinking fishstick

Most days I wake up excited to face the day. I pronounce to myself, "Today will be a productive day." But usually I'm pretty lazy for a good chunk of my day. In a way I'm hoping a blog will be an incentive to not be lazy about the things I want/need to do.