It's like family, only weirder…

Office Movements

A great injustice at CheckFree. Where I am, on the 3rd floor of my building, the toilets have the flushing power of a Mexican prison (I doubt this is the case, but imagine a dirt-floored prison cell with a groove cut in the floor to shed excrement away in due…Continue Reading

Population Limiters in Effect

I read Darren’s comments on an article regarding the cancer-causing agents in red meat. Not that anyone has said there are carcinogens in steak, but there seems to be some sort of accusatory game going on. I’m neither a vegetarian nor a carnivore, but rather what humans were meant to…Continue Reading

**Censored**

I’m involved in a comment thread with another Flickr user involving the appropriateness of an image I’m displaying for all the world to see. Being a father and an artist, my perspective is somewhat jaded on the issue. As compared to an advertisement strategy of Calvin Klein’s where young children…Continue Reading

Star Wars at Lakeshore

Whoa! That was so friggin’ awesome. There was a Storm Trooper, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and Chewbacca all parading around at Lakeshore Mall for the children (and the adults – don’t think we didn’t notice your excited faces). I’m still not exactly sure what the whole deal was, but I…Continue Reading

Wernk Graaar Eurrrrr!

I’m headed out to play Chewbacca! I haven’t worked on my noises as much as I should, but I was getting funny looks at the office when I tried. At any rate, perhaps the spirit of Wookies will infuse my voice when I’m in full gear. It’s going to be…Continue Reading

The Hall County Master Gardeners

As a family, we went to Gainesville’s garden tour this past weekend. It’s their fifth annual event, though only our first time attending. It was pretty interesting. I got to talk to a lot of gardeners that really knew their stuff. Their most helpful advice came from the 30-or-so years…Continue Reading

Protein Morsel

Yang is our Great Pyrenees who came to us by way of Raven’s death a few months ago. She shares many characteristics with Raven. Some are exact opposites, while others are very similar. The opposing qualities we toss off to the fact that she is Yang, while Raven was the…Continue Reading

Chew-laf

Tuesday I transform into Chewbacca for a gig at Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville. There will be three other Star Wars characters there as well, and Jeff is putting it all together. It looks like I’m going to have a good time, though slightly claustrophobic and dehydrated. I tried the suit…Continue Reading

Hayao Miyazaki Films

So far, I’m very impressed with Miyazaki’s work. Admittedly, I’ve only seen “Spirited Away,” but I purchased the DVD and have seen it multiple times. I’ve seen previews and read reviews about the other films, which I would like one day to see. Miyazaki has finished another film, “Howl’s Moving…Continue Reading