Saturday, May 31, 2008

Three legged dog

Oakley, CA

I'm working for a family doing sprinkler repair and this dog watches me all the time. The paw that is all tucked up doesn't work and so the dog only has three legs to walk on.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Brentwood Fountains

Brentwood, CA


Where I've gone

Because my life is so busy, I don't seem to have the time for any lengthy blog posts. PAD is about as good as I get.

That said, I started a new blog which I hope to update daily. I'll still post here occassionally, but my main posting will be at PAD and at Teaching Sean.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Walnut Creek, CA

I took this picture for all of my friends in UT who can't believe they are paying $3.85

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Out with the old

Antioch, CA

While I was in Utah, I had John's camera and mine. Eventually, all I was using was John's because mine was giving me so many problems. I decided on the way home that I had just had enough. So tonight I bought a new "cheap" camera from Wal-Mart. My old camera is pictured here. I'll keep it for posterity.

Old: FujiFilm A350 5.2 Megapixels
New: Fujifilm J10 8.2 Megapixels

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sunny Flowers

Antioch, CA

John brought home some flowers to brighten our apartment up.

Monday, May 26, 2008

sculpted towel


I've never stayed in a hotel before where the towels, toilet paper, and tissues were folded decoratively. I'm tempted to use more often now.


Sunday, May 25, 2008

flashed poppy

West Valley City, UT

This is with John's camera with a flash on. Here is the picture with out the flash.


Saturday, May 24, 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

Rodeo Beach

Rodeo Beach, Marin County, CA


I'm going to be in Utah for the next three days. If I don't post, it means I'm away from the internet.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

As good as Birth Control

Antioch, CA

The kids were chasing each other through the house tonight shooting each other and beating on each other. The mom asked me if I was sure I wanted a wife and kids. I assured her I did still did.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Stiletto or otherwise

Antioch, CA

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Twofer Tuesday - Gardening for Melinda

Sun lit lettuce
Tomato - In comparison to how it was before

Antioch, CA

Melinda will be away from the Internet for the next 18 months, so these pictures are mainly for her.


Unwarned Boob

I have man boobs that would rival any 15 year old girl. The joy of being slightly over weight, I do have access to having man boobs. But I'm respectful to people and keep my man boobs hidden under a shirt most of the time. Even when I go swimming I often keep my shirt on. I tell people it's because I don't want to get a sunburn, but the real reason is that I don't want to go on flashing my man boobs to the world.

I also have much experience with chicken boob. I have felt up several pounds of chicken boob in a day.

Boob does not scare me or bother me. I have helped raise money even for boob cancer research and I have worn my pink ribbon for boob cancer awareness month.

I'm a big fan of using boob as God intended. I think boobs are great for feeding young children.

That said, I must ask that you warn me when you are going to flop out your boobs to feed such young children. Today at work I was working with a ten year-old client. We were looking at his feet when his mom said something to him. We both looked up and there she was with her shirt pulled up and a kid sucking on one of the boobs. And this boob was not young, first kid sucked boob. This woman has a high school sophomore daughter. The boob was old boob and it was icky. I tried to refocus on the work at hand but I just couldn't get out of my mind the image of this icky yucky boob.

So please all of you with boobs - female, male, chicken or otherwise - Please do me a favor. Give me a little warning before you go and pull out your boobs. Like I said, I don't mind boob; I just need a little warning.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Filling Space

Oakley, CA

I spend a considerable amount of time on hold at work. While on hold I tend to draw pictures. This is the picture I've been working on this month. These are the drawings from last month and next month.

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Antioch, CA

Yesterday we moved from Dish to Comcast because of my roommates new employment. The guys that installed our Comcast said that they were having problems because of the mess of the cables. Thus our front room is set up, but my room is not because they aren't sure which cable goes into my room.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Division 1 Final games of the season

Alviso, CA

I've been keeping a general collection of pictures from Power Soccer this season (on the games I'm not refereeing). You can see the collection here.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Bringing Sexy Back

Antioch, CA

It's been over 100 degrees the last two days so I've been pulling the shorts out as soon as I get home to my 90 degree apartment. When I go grocery shopping...this is was the women get to admire and the men get to be jealous of.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Pre Funeral Prelude

Brentwood, CA

I, along with over 500 other people, had the "opportunity" to attend a funeral for one of my co-workers who was killed in a horrible car accident last week.

I have been considering giving up PAD on June 11th. I figured making it 366 days straight was a pretty good accomplishment. Additionally, my camera in constantly having shutter problems. But after today I think I've all but convinced my self to buy a new cheap camera and continue on past June 11. At the funeral, for the fourth funeral I've been to in a row, there was a video montage set to music. (this one always makes me cry). The pictures for Lisa were amazing. They were of trips to various events, places, countries and adventures. As I watched today, I made a personal goal to have video montage of incredible pictures at my funeral. I remember going to the Grand Canyon with my father in 2003. I took 4 pictures. He took 3 rolls. His video montage will be so much cooler than mine when it comes to pictures of Grand Canyon. I will continue to take pictures, I now see, so that I too can have a montage played at my funeral...a montage of those sunsets and scenes that caused my shutter to click. A montage of my life adventure.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Antioch, CA

I registered my truck in CA today, losing just one more piece of my Idaho self and making an even deeper committment to the lovely state of California. I only have one more piece of Idaho to give up - that will happen when I register my trailer in CA. Then I will be all Californian. Sad Day.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

By their fruits you shall know them

Antioch, CA

Or, in this case, by their vegetables ye shall know them. These are my first tomatoes of the season.

On a different note, the homeowners and I got together tonight and staked out the area for the future/fall garden. It is three times the size of the current garden. I can hardly wait.


Monday, May 12, 2008


Antioch, CA
Taken with John's Fuli FinePix F480

My mother always said that for any home project it requires three trips to the hardware store and 1 new tool. So to not disappoint my mother, I'll report that this weekend's project required 6 trips to the hardware store and these two new tools. As I continue to fine tune the ramp, I may also need to buy a tool like this one.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Extreme Makeover Ramp Edition

Antioch, CA
Taken with John's Fuji Finepix F480

I have a neighbor who is dying of bone cancer. She is now confined to a wheelchair. A niece's boyfriend's brother installed this ramp while drinking a case of beer. And it shows. John suggested to the neighbor, that I could build a better one. My help was enlisted and I designed and built this ramp. At the top there is a platform for the older lady to just sit and enjoy the weather. I then increased the ramp size by 4 feet giving them 12 feet to go up the 14 inch rise. The way the previous ramp worked actually gave a 16 inch rise in 8 feet, so by moving it to flat land I increased the run while decreasing the rise. On Monday I will bolt down the front using concrete bolts. Another neighbor has agreed to paint I'm pretty much done.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

John at Work

Antioch, CA

See Sunday for the story.

(Happy Anniversary Brother and Sister In Law)

Friday, May 9, 2008

Dinner for 2

Concord, CA

I went out to dinner tonight at OSF with some friends. I think it's blurry because of the lighting.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Mourn with those who Mourn

Oakley, CA

One of my co-workers was brutally killed on Wednesday afternoon. As word spread, the flowers, cards and visits flooded in. Lisa was a special education teacher for the county and was one of the nicest people to me when I started 4 months ago. Her classroom is across the hall way from my therapy room. Today was very somber.

(Post 333)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Soccer Flags

Antioch, CA

The Flags I use when I'm refereeing.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

LMC Lake

Pittsburg, CA


Monday, May 5, 2008

Sun through Pines

Antioch, CA

(Just trying to be part of the in crowd and post a picture of the sun. Example 1 and 2)

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Oakland Spires

Oakland, CA

This is my second attempt at making this shot and I think I did better this time.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Playing ball

Newark, CA

I was in Newark today refereeing Power Wheelchair Soccer games at Newark's Sillman center. Outside there is a baseball field with this sculpture near it.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Time to Weed

Antioch, CA

I've been so busy working on other's projects that the weeds have grown in pretty good. Today I spent some time weeding.

(Plant Identification)

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Heaven Bound

Martinez, CA