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28 February 2009

Hurley for the win

As if you would ever need another reason to like Jorge Garcia, he has some amazing pumpkin carving skills. I love him as a character in Lost for being exactly like a conglomeration of all of the friends you know, and his blog is fantastic for being very down to earth, dorky and grammatically correct. This Freddie Mercury pumpkin carving cements all love for this man.


Anyone have a copy of Photoshop I can have? I have not redownloaded a cracked version since I reimaged the laptop a few weeks ago, and getting one for a Mac is a pain in the ass. And I'm poor. But trying to use Photoshop Express online is taking forever. Every save is about 30-60 seconds, not counting load time for each option. And it lacks things like filters, which is really not helping. But, it is free.

Biggest issue is that when you upload 350+ photos at a time, and then try to manipulate/correct them, it is not just a task for the night. It is a task for the week. Or, technically, a lot more. Assume out of those 350 shots, I decide only 1/3 of them are even worth looking at. Giving a scant 90 seconds per shot of both correction and save time, that equals out to 10500 minutes, or 7.29 days. I know with real Photoshop I could knock it down to about 3 hours or so.

And yeah, my camera is not fantastic. I might take grainy shots, have a hard on for architecture, skip 2/3 dimensions, and never even have anyone actually look at anything I shoot, but damn it, I do devote some time to it.

So, anyone, feel free to help out.

27 February 2009

Art by Scott Fife

I want to hang this on my wall.

Art by Russ Mills

For my Graphic work I compile as much source material as possible in the form of textures , random marks and scribbles etc and scan it all, the primary image is drawn and also scanned. I then manipulate the constituent parts on the computer, I keep the amount of layers to a bare minimum so the results are as spontaneous as possible. I dont use any filters at all to keep the 'digital' nature of the image to a minimum.

Waste of Money

Dear Great Clips,
Today is not a good day to have a plane flying around with a banner advertising $6.99 haircuts. It is grey, cloudy and overcast, and visibility is only 8 miles. In the future, before you waste your money to try to convince me that I really should invest in a cheap haircut through such innovative marketing forms, please take into consideration that ruining my vision trying to read your banner is not the best enticement. In the future, please spend 30 seconds looking outside or at the weather channel to determine when I will be the most easily swayed to have you ruin my hair.

Thanks, Nicole

25 February 2009

There are times....

...living in America is just incredibly boring. Something like this just might cheer up the El.

24 February 2009


Fat Tuesday!

You know you are a dork when you spend your Mardi Gras watching Battlestar Galactica.

23 February 2009


I love Jeopardy. And evidently on the PS3 version, I am really good at it. Good enough that all online gamers quit before the end of the game because I am kicking their asses so significantly.

Mostly, this makes me sad more than triumphant. :(

21 February 2009

Hobo Gestapo

Party photos by Hobo Gestapo in Sydney and New York. I totally would love to have a job where you go out to parties, drink and take photos of people being stupid. I do that now, but for free. And with much less interesting dressers. Dallas is just not known for it's hipster style.

17 February 2009


Oregon Trail game on iPhone

Better not be for 3g only. This is one of the few things I remember from 5th grade and nights spent at my best friend Catherine's house. Only person I knew with a computer that year. I so want this. Bonus is my name in the picture.


I concur

12 February 2009

Fairy Tales Proved Wrong

Rare photo of the ‘end’ of the rainbow

There's not any leprechauns or pots of gold. I'm very disappointed.

11 February 2009


On a random note, Adrian was in Atlanta this weekend for work, and stopped by the Olympic Park on a day off. Really liked this photo taken.


So last night I missed the tornado warnings that were evidently attacking Dallas, b/c I was inside at House of Blues watching DeVotchKa perform. Going into the venue and coming out it was perfectly normal, albeit windy. Good for me.

However, at the same time, my stupid new iphone decided to stop sending text messages. All came back with an error message. I have turned the damn thing off and on, rebooted, reset, restored. All that has changed is the network shows it has finally connected, however instead of having bars showing the signal strength of my service, I now have negative numbers. I am not sure if this means I have a fraction of percentages, or seriously negative. Now I guess I need to go to the Apple store to see what the hell is off.

Here is hoping my shiny new toy isn't so jacked they tell me to buy a new model. This is completely hindering my standard form of communication, as anyone who knows me knows to always send a text mesaage if they expect a response.

08 February 2009


The things you find at thrift stores can be amazing sometimes. Other times, you get the most despondent, creepy baby dolls ever.


Judge rules TV essential, awards damages

"Without it, how can the owner watch the beautiful women on 'Big Brother,' the national news broadcast or a football game," the judge quipped.

I was already against the pushing back of the digital switchover. This just cements how idiotic the people in this world are.