Sunday, November 15, 2009

Typewriter Demolished, Keys Saved, Jewelry Made

Found an old Royal Typewriter, harvested the keys, made a masterpiece for my bride of 7 years. It was to be a Christmas present (last year), didn't happen for her B-day either. Finally got it done for our anniversary in August. She liked it. Finally took a picture for the world to see. Now how am I going to top that for this Christmas?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Found it!

My long lost Leatherman has been found! You know, the one that was given to me as a gift from a small design team that I led the summer of 1999. So it has sentimental value and high utility value. And so now I have two Leatherman tools since my wife bought me the Wave this past Christmas. So does this mean I'll become doubly handy around the house? Maybe so...

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Earth Wind Sun

This is a snapshot of painting for a poster contest at work promoting green environmental practices. Don't know if I won yet. Doesn't matter though, I had lots of fun doing the painting. My lettering is awful - it was late.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The Yurt Trip

This past weekend I had the privilege of camping out in a Yurt with some awesome dudes. I've never camped in a Yurt before, let alone hiking uphill on snow/ice for 2 miles just to get to the thing. Thanks for having dinner ready (Tim, Adam, Shane) when I arrived. Thanks for coming down and treking in with me Sam. I'd be lost somewhere in those woods and snow if you hadn't.

We did some more hiking & snowshoeing on Saturday which was very refreshing. The scenery was beautiful. Saw some wildlife too. Hiked back out at 6AM on Sunday. Soreness set in on Mon. and Tues. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Does it fly?

A sweet little 1929 Ford Roadster stopped by the neighbors the other day. So my 3 year old son and I went to take a look. He promptly asked me, "Does the car fly." (like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) a recent favorite of his. Funny.

CSI Suburb Wildlife

This morning on my way out I noticed something peculiar just outside the house. A mess of juniper branches and needles, a small perfect bird nest and the remains of a little blue egg splattered on the driveway. Hmmm... Who done it? or What did it? Help us solve this mystery. Send in your theories now! Here are a few photos to help.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Mango Salsa

Some friends were asking for my new recipe for Mango Salsa. Well friends, here you go:

.75 - 1 finely chopped yellow onion

5-6 salad size tomatoes finely chopped (Not the huge beefsteak tomatoes or the small roma tomatoes)

1 - 1.5 limes - juice

1 - 2 tablespoons vinegar

.25 - .5 cups (lightly packed) finely chopped cilantro

1 mango finely chopped (peaches work too)

.5 - 1 teaspoon crushed red chili pepper

.25 - .5 teaspoon red chili powder

1 clove garlic finely chopped (roasted or lightly sautéed in a pan with oil)

1 teaspoon sugar (optional)

salt and pepper (optional)

I use a hand chopper for the onions, tomato, cilantro (each separately) a food processor/chopper works well, but can chop things too fine if not careful. There's a fine balance between the vinegar, sugar and salt percentages, you almost have to do these to taste.

Chill salsa in the fridge for at least an hour. It will taste hotter the longer it sits thanks to the crushed chili peppers permeating throughout.

Enjoy with your favorite corn chips. Happy Eating!