Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Bit of History

Relics gathered from traveling the world hang above my head while I sleep in my room in my San Rafael house. It's kind of comforting. I hope, one day, I can say that I traveled as much as my uncle had.

Monday, November 29, 2010

In the Library

I forgot how many books I still have at home.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Another Shot of Her

A little more intimate with a close up of the gold tuners. Detail work on this thing is amazing; subtle beauty in all aspects. I ALMOST had a name for her too, but then forgot it, augh. Soon though...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Newest Addition to the Family

and man, is sounds just about as sweet as anything I've ever heard.

Meet the Martin MMV (she doesn't have a name yet, but will soon).

Friday, November 26, 2010

It's A Lot of Money

But it's going to go somewhere good. I have been in a bit of a musical funk recently, trying to grope around in the dark, searching for some sort of style to call my own. So far, It has been rather unsuccessful. I'm hoping this will take me out of that funk and put me back on the right track.

I read an interesting article lately, about minimalist living and the possessions we own. It was from a different perspective than I was used to. Instead of saying that we should get rid of our possessions and learn to live and love without them, it said the we need to learn to love the possessions we have. There is so much waste generated by the idea the we always have to have the new gadget on the market, when really, that gadget is just going to get replaced later by some newer toy. I admit, I have fallen subject to this trend before, but now, as I am slowly trying to rule out the unnecessary in my life, I have taken some serious time to consider what really is necessary and what items will be with me years down the road.

Now, I know music will be with me, but I really don't know what form it will take in a few years, or really, in a weeks. I can only hope that this new guitar will be one that will last me the years to come, and that it will take my music to different places.

Never stop doing what you love. Never stop creating.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here is a seemingly unrelated photo.

Enjoy the day, guys.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I think I'm going to gather some up and dry it out, just for the sake of smell.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Daily Ritual

Wake up. Tea. Food. Skate. Class. Slackline. Etc. Sleep.

These tea bags are also the coolest. Mighty leaf Green Tea Tropical. Does a body good.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Dirty Feet

I always have dirty feet, even after I shower. It's probably because I spend a lot of time barefoot, especially when in grass and dirt and now I just have a layer of perma-dirt on the bottom of my feet along with some useful calluses ha. I know I've had a good day I come home and my feet are nice and dirty. Some people really don't like feet, and I don't entirely understand why. I find them fantastically useful.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Flowers, Aromatics, Sex

"The aroma of flowers, from which we have borrowed our perfumes, while extremely powerful, has been from the beginning entirely seductive in its intentions. A rose is a rose is a rogue. Perfume, fundamentally, is the sexual attractant of flowers, or, in the case of civet and musk, of animals. Squeezed from the reproductive glands of plants and creatures, perfume is the smell of creation, a sign dramatically delivered to our senses of the Earth's regenerative powers - a message of hope and a message of pleasure."

Thanks, Tom Robbins

Thursday, November 18, 2010

This Kid

He's crazy. Taking over 20 units every quarter (this quarter I think its around 22, last quarter it was a ridiculous 26 or 27). I don't know how he does it. But he is Philp. And he's super chill. We bond over roasting marshmallows and cleaning the house.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Stomach Flu

It's been going around and I managed to catch it. Im running off of nearly no energy, and because i can't really eat much right now, I'm not able to have my usual energy snack, mixed nuts. I'm gonna stick to the BRAT diet for a few days (bananas, rice, apple sauce, and toast) and see if I can't come out of this thing quickly.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

So I Went Home Last Weekend...

and a lot in my house changed. Things have been painted new colors, new furniture, and my moms office looks like it's straight out of a Pottery Barn catalog. I probably would not have felt at home at all if I hadn't been enthusiastically greeted by my dog and then hung out with my sis while we ate sol food.

Monday, November 15, 2010

What Time is it?

My internal clock is feeling a little fuzzy...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Norcal State of Mind

Got to go home for about 24 hours yesterday, which was pretty nice. Bummer my parents weren't there but I did get to hang with my sister and dog. Went for a nice long hike saturday morning with the dog through some old fire roads near china camp. Can't wait for thanksgiving break...or winter break, really.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Climbing Progress and New Shoes

Put in some solid work at the rock wall today. Made the transition from V0 to V1 pretty well and working on a few V2s as well. New problems at the gym means new stuff to try which is always fun, but they did take out two of my favorites. Oh well.

Here are my new shoes, I love them. Sportiva Mythos.

Friday, November 12, 2010

What an Upset

So yesterday, we had the day off from school (being Veteran's day and all) so I decided it would be a nice study break to run over to the ARC and go for a climb. I checked to see if the ARC was even open and it said that it did not run holiday hours over Veteran's day. I run over there, however, only to find that the ARC is open but the rock wall is closed all day. Bummer.

I then proceeded to go on a six mile run.

My legs are sore.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


It was really bright this morning...and my blinds dont do anything.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Soda Bottles

We have so many soda bottles that we need a new bookcase to keep them in. It's getting intense. Maybe jake should finally put up that extra shelf....*hint*hint*

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Louda Than That

Turn the music up, please.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tea Does a Body Good

Especially on a rainy day. I always owe a lot of my good health to the amount of green tea that I drink. Whether or not the association is true or not, well I'm not entirely sure. But nonetheless, I shall continue to drink my tea on an almost daily basis, nice and strong.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

It's Been Awhile

Since my last post. Had some technical difficulties. But now I'm back. And I'm staring down the long road to day 365.