Kauai Slideshow

2008 07/03

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I jotted down a few quick notes during the week.  Here they are in their entirety.

holy shit i can breath underwater.  sea turtles!  sweet!

holy shit those are fucking dolphins.  holy fucking shit.

ow.  the sun.  it burns.  ow.

Panorama Slideshow

2008 02/27

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Programs like AutoStich will splice your photos together for you. Photoshop has a function called Photomerge that does it almost as well.

I’ve tried several of these methods and they work pretty well. Now I’m not saying they’re for wimps (they are), I’m just saying they’re no fun.

The panoramas that I really enjoy are those that don’t pretend to be seemless. A computer can create a panorama and hide the flaws amazingly well, but it takes a human being to make one that looks like crap.

Los Angeles Slideshow

2008 02/27

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I still haven’t been to Disneyland, Universal Studios, or the Hollywood sign, but I’ve survived the writer’s strike, an earthquake, and gang violence, not to mention six flags and a bunch of comedy shows.

Road Trip Slideshow

2007 09/22

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The chapter in which I move to California and Jeffy-poo comes along for the ride. Along the way we visit D.C., Graceland, Dallas (the X where JFK was shot), Carlsbad Caverns, and those awesome Cabazon Dinosaurs from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.

The best: Dallas. We stayed with friends who showed us around. We got drunk, I ate the best Mexican food I’ve ever eaten, and Clay Buccholz threw a no-hitter for the Red Sox while I followed along on someone else’s Blueberry. Fun.

The worst: Somewhere between Phoenix and LA. The car started overheating, so we had to turn off the AC while we were driving through the desert. It was so unbearable that we pulled over in some nowhere town, planning on catching a movie while we waited out the heat. But when we found a theater, it wasn’t playing anything (literally anything). We played videogames in the lobby, which is normally a great time waster, but it was a half-hearted, impatient waste of time. No fun at all.

THUMBS UP! Slideshow

2007 09/22

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I plan to do this at every landmark I visit for the rest of my life. You’ll be able to watch me age over time while thumbs-upping.

Postcard Slideshow

2007 08/30

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No, I don’t print them out and use them as actual postcards. But I totally should, because otherwise I’m doing these for no good reason.


2007 07/20

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The seventh and final book of the Harry Potter franchise was released at midnight on July 21st, 2007. Lines were a mile long down Harvard St. in Allston, and the police presence was heavy.

If the integrity of the line was lost and, god forbid, someone lost their pre-paid ticket, they would be forced to wait a day or two to read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The tension was palpable. We stood in line for hours, silently acknowledging that a riot could break out at any moment.

We escaped with our lives. Barely.