Sunday, August 31, 2008


So In my last post I mentioned winning $50 from the Washers Tournament. I decided since I won the money in an interesting way I figured I should spend it in a similar fashion.

I decided to go into Petco to browse and came out with a Baby Leopard Gecko I named Weezer.  He is a lot of fun, and like me hates being woken up, he could sleep all day if he didn't have to wake up to eat crickets. When he is awake though he likes to tan under his heat lamp and sit poolside in his penthouse grado.He has a Treehouse styled suite that overlooks the Papertowel covered landscape and artificial rock/batcave. The artificial vines also add for decent exercise and an entrance to the lookout made out of cardboard and hotglue. All of this set in the breathtaking surroundings of a desert scene paneled on 4 pieces of cardstock printed on a crappy epson printer... sounds like paradise doesnt it! 

Hey looked better then where they had him at Petco, I even bet if I brought him back he would be all cocky and braggy.

Washers Tournament

So every year for the last 3 Years I have gone to New Jersey with some friends for the annual Washers tournament. The easiest way to sum up washers is calling it the Poor Man's Horseshoes but it is so much more then that. It requires a Team of two people and six 1/5"wide industrial sized washers that you try and get into a large 5" wide Tomato Soup Can the first team that reaches 21 wins,The rest of the scoring can be shown above.

Along with the washers of course there is a Keg and often a lot of time in between games. The last 2 years I have started out playing Washers pretty seriously and then got too drunk to focus on the game or getting a metal thing into a blurry soup can. But this year I came home Victorious! Me and my Body building friend Brian (Jebus) were appropriately named JUMBO SHRIMP and used our size difference to our advantage.

Jebus rocked his pristine Wifebeater/Man Bra and flexed in between shots to distract our opponents as I used my low center of Gravity to get the perfect arc in my shot. Between the two of us we were an unstoppable force ending with 5 Wins and 1 Loss and beating out 25 teams.

I was just so into the tournament and pumped to win that I forgot that the winner got $50 aka Weezer (Which will be explained in the next post) and 3 Golden Washers which I made a Stand for shown above.

And to all those who are wondering..Yes Jumbo Shrimp will most definitely be back next year to Reclaim the throne of Washers Champions 


Hey people, 
I played with some colors and some cool large XRay photos I stumbled across. Something about looking at your own human bones really puts you in your place. Looking at objects that make us who we are but are rarely observed, bones and muscles that we just expect to work but don't really question how they do. Makes you wonder how well you really do know yourself.

These are all Large Wallpapers (1920 x 1200) I just put them on my computer and they look pretty awesome I set it to randomly change photos every minute.

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Truth

I was rummaging through my old work folder to find my ticket for Radiohead that I am going to see tomorrow!!. This will be my 3rd time seeing them and I'm sure it will top my expectations as always. The setlist from Saturday looked awesome but Ill be happy with anything they play. 

So while rummaging I found this comic strip I had saved, It pretty much sums up how design is, and in a fun kind of way.



Friday, August 8, 2008 = blog / = online portfolio

As I mentioned in the last post I have been pretty busy working on my design site. My Blog as Im sure you have noticed is now and my new website will be hosted at The Site should be up hopefully by tomorrow and I am very excited about it. I have to thank my brother Jesse ( who started the html coding and then had me finish the rest. He also warned me before starting, that though it is frustrating at times it is quite rewarding and even addicting. I just want to know as much as I can know about html coding!, call me a nerd if you will but it definitely opened my eyes to the benefits of online portfolios and the appreciation of web design.

My blog ( will stay as my quick way of updating you guys on what I am working on and some things I'm sure will end up on my website (

Here is a quick peek at my home page.

And now it is time to get some sleep....Goodnight!


Wednesday, August 6, 2008


So I went into Urban Outfitters today to visit some old friends and checkout some Pants and Shoes. While walking around I decided to check out the Graphic Tee table. The Shirts average from $25 - $34 and when realizing how much money that was (without an employee discount) I decided to bail on that Idea and head to Staples. I bought a pack of Iron on Transfer paper and went home and had a field day. Eventually I'd like to silkscreen these, but i did all this in about 2 hours and it was all kinda spur of the moment. I just realized that The designs I work on everyday translate pretty well to clothing, and it beats rocking a plain white T or a $35 Shirt that you know thousands of other people own.

*I have been pretty quiet lately since starting (finally) my personal website which will have most of my work on it , Graphic Design, Packaging,Logos, Business Cards and some of the outside stuff I have posted on here in the past, I am really excited about it and will keep you posted or post a link when it's up.