Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Good Stuff

So much history. Influences of the French and English. And a motto that is just so brilliant and fitting. Detroit Rock City.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


This house made of recycled windows is in Freetown Christiana in Copenhagen. Yeah, probably wouldn't work for everyone out there, but I'm a fan of it.

Monday, May 17, 2010



Ronnie James Dio shall become my spirit animal. RIP.

Reading List

Really been on a non-fiction kick lately. I've also been getting a number of great suggestions from the Acid Sweat Lodge reading list. Just finished "Among The Thugs" by Bill Buford about soccer hooligans in the UK. Incredible.
Yesterday I scored a used hardcover copy of Alive. I've been wanting to read it since I was about 10, started on it last night. I'm not sure how it turns out, but those poor souls are stuck on a mountain and they are running out of food....

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cycle Trucker

I lined up an Ahearne Cycle Truck for a photo shoot and to test out. Jen and I rode it around a bit yesterday, easily carrying each other around the neighborhood. Today we used it to run errands all over town. We're going to buy one. I'm already making a pile of stuff I need to sell to pay for it. I'll have it the rest of the week. I'll try to get some more photos and a bit of a review. One of the coolest bikes I've ever ridden. I've been admiring Joseph Ahearne's work for years, and have been interested in this bike ever since I saw the prototype last year at the OBCA show last fall. Really stoked to be able to test one out! The photo above illustrates that the rack is attached to the frame so the front wheel turns independently. Very helpful for loading/unloading, and it keeps the weight up front from screwing with your steering.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mount St. Helens

Jen, Erik, Kathryn, Da Murph and I summited Mount St. Helens yesterday. We all wore dresses in honor of Mothers Day. It was a pretty long day (about 9.5 hours from the car back to the car). We're all sunburned and sore today, but it was totally worth it. The above shot Erik snapped of me on the south face during the glissade down. You can see Mt Adams in the back ground. Best Sunday in a LONG time.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Monday, May 03, 2010

There Is Only One

Speaking of being impressed, I only know one 30 year old woman who would climb up in this tree. And that is one of the many reasons I married her!

I will add, that I could not make it up there.

Tree Hugging Dirt Worshiper

This is a cross section of a 365 year old Sitka Spruce we saw yesterday hiking in the Coastal Range. To say it was impressive would be the understatement of the year.