Monday, May 31, 2010

Tall Bike Update 2


So, today i took the dimensions of the frames I'm thinking of using, and this is really going to be interesting. Also, i found an old 1" threaded road fork that I forgot I had. ALSO, it turns out the coaster wheel doesn't quite fit into the rear dropouts of the bottom frame I would like to use...so either I somehow extend the axle (I'm trying to think of easy ways i could do that) on the wheel or bend the frame to make it fit. So yea, this should be a fun project. Still havn't told the parentals. Planning on by the welder and starting practicing when I'm out for summer, a week from wednesday.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Mixes

Symmetry is fun...I guess.

I was bored with a shot, so i matched it with four others. eh?

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Look at that Cheesecake!


That is one fine looking cheesecake. It was the dessert for the pizza we made.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Co-op Kitty


Says helllo000.

Recently featured: here eatin squirrels

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Alcoholic Condiments?


Not really sure about these guys, maybe someone could fill me in? I just found em in the local safeway right next to each other. Definitely would like to try some though.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pinecone Birdfeeders


The other day my friends set out to make some pinecone birdfeeders. They slathered on some peanut butter and stuck bird seed to them and hung them from trees. This attracted dozens of squirrels, of course, which in turn attracted a cat. It was a nice little representation of the food chain, haha. Anyways, the bird feeders are all gone and taken off by squirrels now, but it was a good idea. Just not super practical.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

That Thing...


that makes whirring noises and is outside of every building ever. Yea, that thing

Monday, May 24, 2010

Bolted Down


Reminds me of Dr. Frankenstein's monster.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Entomology


Here's another shot from my field site. There happened to be a hornets(?) maybe wasp nest there, pretty cool. I like to check up on him. Chillar bug listens to dub and reggae with me on the daily. Enjoi.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Field Study


So I've been gathering data the past few weeks on how members of the Corvidae family, in Davis, use different habitats at different times of the day. Today I rode out to the field that I had been using as my site and stood there for an hour, cataloging birds (only crows, yellow-billed magpies, and scrub jays) and their activities. Good stuff. I usually get some strange looks from passerbys though.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Meadowlark

A meadowlark that is slowly decomposing at the site of my study.

So as I've been doing this research project of mine in avian science, I've been bringing my camera into the field and taking shots of anything I find interesting at the time. Here is one of my favorite results so far after a bit of post-processing.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I like...


film. Maybe i'll invest in an old 35mm camera this summer. Trying to get a digital picture to look like film just isn't the same. I miss the darkroom.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tall Bike Update


So, this looks like its actually going to happen now. I'm planning on buying an entry level arc welder when I get out of Davis and I'm on the lookout for a wheel with a coaster hub on it so i don't have to worry about setting up brakes. Theres one that has been sitting outside of the segundo dc for months so I think I'll just scrape that one night this week. This is going to be fun.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Chicks



Just chillin in the compost outside our dorms. I love the c0-ops.

Monday, May 17, 2010

In Rainbows


I've been learning to do more and more stuff with my photo editing program, Photoscape. Just kind of fooling around and such. I put this guy together. Reminded me of the Radiohead album In Rainbows. If you havn't heard it yet, you should definitely check it out. I'm a big fan of Reckoner and Bodysnatchers. Get lost in some color, my friends.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Behind the Movie Theatre


I'll probably wander are here some more today. See if i can get any good shots.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Emergence


This is a theory I learned about today in bio and I thought it was pretty interesting. Essentially, it is the idea that with enough interacting "agents" or parts with energy running through them, complexity will begin to form and patterns will emerge out of the non-complex parts. It is kind of counter intuitive at first, due to the whole decomposition thing, but I think it makes a lot of sense and can explain a lot of things. Check it.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tall Bikes and Tools


So I've been thinking about it lately and I'm going to attempt to make a tall bike this summer. For those of you who don't know what a tall bike is, it's essentially two bike frames on top of each other that have been connected for the sake of pure bicycle fun. Ive got a mtb and a bmx frame lying around so I figure ill try and work out something with those. Gonna need all the tools for this. It ain't gonna look pretty, I can tell you that for sure. Ill let you guys know more as the project gets underway.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

In Chains


I've got a lot to do today. I hate being this productive sometimes.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

I like..


this shot...

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Dogs


I miss mine. There were sooo many at the whole earth festival this entire weekend. This one was in Tahoe though, just kinda chillin outside of our rental house.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Hippie Fest Day 2


Sorry about not having a day 1 post. But the Whole Earth Festival is happening in Davis all this weekend and its pretty awesome. One giant congregation of hippies. Lots of cool hand crafted goods and foods and stuff you don't need to buy. Yesterday there was dubstep and fire dancing. In my opinions it was a great way to kick it off. Heres a shot of one of the jewelry booths.


Friday, May 7, 2010

To the Lighthouse


Currently reading To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. It's very difficult. Stupid stream of consciousness brit lit...But it's not too terrible, it can be kind of fun to discuss.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Upkeep

Unidentified Urban Writings

Keep clear? Keep cleap? I don't know.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pizza


A little bit ago, a few of my friends and I cooked an epic birthday dinner for our bud, Spencer. Turned out awesome. The menu included New York Steaks, Salmon, twice baked potatoes, and some gourmet hot chocolate and new york style cheese cake. Not to mention these deliciouso sun dried tomato and olive pizzas. Everything on the menu was made from scratch. I see more cooking in the future.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Olives


Did you know that there tons of different types of olives? I sure as hell didn't. I thought there were only two: green and black. My friends and I were cooking the other day and my friend kept saying we needed KALTLALATMA olives or something like that (the hell if I know). Turns out they were kalamata. Also, there are manzanilla, picholine, ni├žoise, liguria, ponentine, gaeta, lugano, sevillano. Its ridiculous.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Continuation of the Meth Lab

As promised, here are three more pictures from the decrepit, blown up house by my friends. Just A Fading Fucking Reminder Of Who I Used To Be, alien hooks, and a gnarbar toilet.


Previously : Meth Lab

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Meth Lab


So, this is a house that is by my friends house out in the butt crack of Novato. We're pretty sure it was a meth lab that blew up or something. It's pretty decrepit on the inside (as you'll see in the next post or so). Here's a bit of a teaser or what's to come.