Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Decisions decisions

Albert Pujols is king of the magazine covers
Albert Pujols on the cover of Sports Illustrated and Fantasy Baseball Magazine

I'm Bobbin. Are you my mother

sweing sewing thread bobbins colors spools rolls basket
Karen's sewing basket. Mostly this photo exists so I can make a Monkey Island reference

Monday, March 30, 2009


Karen pointed out that one day we're going to look back on this photo and be like "Look at that old car!"
Ford Focus 4 door silver four

The Little Prince

Angie lent me her much-loved copy of The Little Prince. Before she owned it, it was gifted to someone else.

book dedication in ink
The Little Prince Cover 1970s edition
Dedication written in front cover of the little prince<br />Dear Johnny, I hope you can find some hapiness in this little story. The message I want to give to you with this book is that no matter where I am or where I go there will always be someone who loves you because I always will.  Love Kathie 12 18 72

Sunday, March 29, 2009

UMMA Grand Opening 1

mirror reflect photo photographer university of michigan museum of art UMMA broken floor reflection Ann Arbor MI michigan shattered glass

Karen and I went to the Museum of Art downtown on the day they opened their new wing to the public. The wing's official lengthy title is the Maxine and Stuart Frankel and the Frankel Family Wing. They've got a lot of cool contemporary art in there. Karen and I look forward to going back when it's not so crowded.

This floor is in part of an exhibit that also features mirrored cubes that were Fed Ex'd in boxes to the museum of art to make natural cracks on the surface from damage through the shipping process.

fed ex shipping tag
broken during shipping damaged goods

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Zooey with Ribbon

Sometimes it takes more than one image
lolcat hilarious can can has cheeseburger plays with a ribbon and makes funny faces picture photos multi image series

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Friday, March 27, 2009


funny duck silly goose dancing flapping wings conducting grey pond gallup park ann arbor michigan mi

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Merry Christmas You Wonderful Old City 17

I was going to play Half Life the other day, but then I realized that it wasn't going to work out. I've had to repair my speakers multiple times after Zooey ate them. And it's gotten down to the point that only one speaker really works.

The thing about playing Half Life is that the gunshots always sound like they're coming from a specific side. So without thinking, I can hear a shot and know that someone is on my right.

The problem with playing with one speaker it's like playing a version of Gordon Freeman that saved his kid brother Harry by jumping into freezing cold water and as a result is unable to hear out of one ear.

New speakers from newegg on the way.

nommed computer wires cat eats wires frayed speaker

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tree Branch

I'm guessing this was some kind of fruit or berry?
red things growing on tree branches that look like berries or fruits but im not sure

Edit: It's Sumac

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


small nest for a tiny bird in some reeds by a pond made with sticks and twigs and fabric and fluff.  How do birds make nests and how do birdnests stay together

Monday, March 23, 2009


black and white floating board boerd

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Grey Goose

grey duck or goose

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Red-Winged Blackbird

Karen and I went out to Gallup Park on Mar 14 to walk around. There were a bunch of these red-winged blackbirds spread all throughout the area all singing similar songs, usually from the highest branches of the trees.
this is a red winged blackbird even though it looks like an oriole and has orange tipped wings

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Karen's Birthday

Karen's birthday was yesterday [don't worry, her face is not on fire] and so we went around and did all sorts of Karen-related fun stuff. One of the ideas I came up with was that we head to Michael's and each make our own box. I'll leave it to Karen's blog to show you her box in the next few days, but as for me, I tried my hand at stencils. And since I don't have much in the way of knicknacks and jewerly to put in a box, I decided that mine was going to be for dice.
cool easy stencil dice d20 critical hit spraypaint
hand with spray paint

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Geese in flight in black and white red filter

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Gnarly Tree

Karen spotted this great tree while out and about and so we took a photography field trip last Friday.

[now introducing larger image sizes: hope you've got your resolution cranked up]

Monday, March 16, 2009

Milk bottles on the porch

From the Calder Dairy Farm

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Road Sign

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Apocolypse in red

I got out my trusty red filter today to take some black and white photos. Normally I use it take really contrasty black and white photos like you'll see over the next few days, but I like how this one looked in color.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Tiny Pine Cones

Taken today in almost the same exact place as my photo of ice crystals

Thursday, March 12, 2009


No, I don't own a fisheye lens. This photo is taken by putting my 50mm f1.8 lens so that it is physically touching the peephole in our door. I wish I could duct tape a peephole to the front of my camera and go around taking photos with it.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Comcast Ventilation

DVR DVD Recorder
Holes on the top of a Comcast box.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

It's like Food Network for Cats

Many Saturday mornings I make breakfast for Karen and I. Zooey likes to sit on the counter and watch me make it. For whatever reason, when Karen makes breakfast, Zooey always gets too close to things and has to be pushed away. No one wants cat fur in pancakes.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Karen is Crafty 4

Karen is talented to just think these things up off the top of her head. The purple guy is still my favorite.Cute felt heart craft pattern ideas

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Karen is Crafty 3

All of this guy's friends are in tomorrow's entry. Best viewed large.
Purple Heart

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Day Out

Karen and I went downtown to walk around in the nice weather and we didn't get far before Karen accidentally stepped in some mud. We went back a ways so Karen could wash her shoe off. In looking in mirror, she noticed a burr in her hair. "How did that get in your hair?" I asked.

"I walked into a tree earlier today"

Friday, March 6, 2009

Karen is Crafty 2

A Karen Hulsebus original, these are the best refrigerator magnets ever.
rad craft projects
craft felt pattern ideas

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Karen is Crafty 1

Karen made this out of felt, thread, and rainbows.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

GSI strike photo

Karen and I went to see the free planetarium show in Angell Hall last weekend. And in going through the hall to get there, we ran across this doorway. Whoever the GSI is, they still have a photo I took for the Daily on their door four years after it was published which is pretty cool to see.

For reference:

Monday, March 2, 2009

Music for a Failed Economy

When we all went to check out the stuff at the Ann Arbor Art Center, we went not really sure what we were going to see since we'd only seen it on an ArborWeb listing. The art from two days ago (the swoopy thing for lack of a better word) was made using a 3d printer. The flat face of it was taking from digital images around campus and then swooped in to make a long combination. Here, this photo explains it better.

In my opinion, the coolest thing was Music from a Failed Economy, which was made up of 5 different organs that played themselves. You flip the on switch and a series of turning pieces of wood hit the keys at the right times. It's pretty great.I was hoping that I'd be able to find a video online, but there are 0 search results for "Music for a Failed Economy" so you'll have to put up with the horrible audio quality of my phone to get a small idea of what it was like. It doesn't sound so discordant in person.

Next time I just gotta bring the actual video camera.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

G B♭ A

Monday I plan to actually tell you about the exhibit at the art center. I've learned that with this site, I need to queue up all my entries ahead of time otherwise I have a week like this previous week.