Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Break So Far

Has been alright. Ups and downs really. I spent a few days in Virginia Beach and I have to say that I fucking hate that place. I don't really want to go into too much detail here. I would end up ranting about muggles and all the rednecks. I've spent a lot of time with Justine. We've had fun. It's difficult, but we care enough about each other to make sure that we don't fuck things up in the long run. That's pretty much all I'm going to say about that. The internet is not the place for you all to learn about things of this nature. If you cared or wanted to know, you'd ask.

DC or well the East Coast can't make up it's mind what season it is. It's been bitter fucking cold and late spring. I prefer warm, but we all know what time of year it is. I'm glad I got my superhero thermals.

I have read a lot of comics. Justine has been reading Y: The Last Man, so I picked it up and I'm hooked. I'm also reading a bunch of comics that will set me up to read the Marvel Civil War series. Then I'll read about Captain America dying. I've cooked a few things with Justine. She makes some rad baked goods. She also made a blog where she posts her recipes. Yum. I've seen some people that I haven't in a while. Not much else. There probably won't be too many pictures being that some dickbag stole my camera.

I miss home and everyone there a lot right now.

I'm leaving to go to NYC tomorrow at 7am. Sick.

Monday, December 15, 2008


It seems like a lot of things happened this week. I had a final crit in one class. Went terribly. I've been casting a lot of espresso cups, though not nearly as many as I need to finish what I want to make. Work is so incredibly slow. I got a new jacket. Had a screening on Friday night, it went ok. A bunch of people now know my name that I don't know and for a video that doesn't exactly represent who I am. On Saturday I had a birthday party. I was disappointed by the turn out at first, but the people that came made up for the lame ones that didn't. Sunday it snowed. Its kinda cool, but school was closed early so I didn't get anything done. I stayed home til about 6 then rode on ice downtown to meet Jill. We went to the Macaframamama whatever video screening. Shit was boring. I'm glad this culture is finally starting to die. Then we tried to find food, the only place that was open in the pearl was Yurs. Its way cheap, warm and the people are nice. Then I had to ride back on ice and crucial wind. That's all. I don't have pictures of my birthday party yet. Soon maybe.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sunday was a lot of fun. I went to the last cross race of the season for oregon: US Grand Prix. It was a loooot of fun. Phil and i went in the ameri-truck (1950's chevy) and we met Luke, Naomi and Jill there. Jill is my new friend. Everyone was stoked. The race was so exciting. It was super muddy, there were a few national and international champs there, and I got some Belgian fries. I also ran into some old friends who I hadn't seen in a hot bit. I then had to go to school, the least exciting part of my day, but I hung out with Jack while we worked on our projects until I was done with my work study. I then took the shop bike to the cross crusade after party where I met up will Jill again. I walked in and was immediately spotted by Kyle who directed me to Verg who handed me a beer that they had snuck in. It was pretty fun. They ended up sorta breaking a moon bounce and Jill and I watched the drunken hilarity. I got a super nice hug from Molly. I'm going to miss her, but she'll be back before I return from the east. Then I rode home with a buzz and no gloves. Best day in a while. Jill also invited me to a bunch of stuff, which is rad because I need tons of distractions in my life right now. Unfortunately, school is prohibiting me from taking advantage of these events.

Here are some fun things that are going to happen:
-I have a video showing at Gallery Homeland. I'm famous.
-I'm going to the Trap Them show.
-I was invited to go to Soul Night, but I might have to do school work.
-There's a party on Friday that I was invited to go to.
-I'm having a Birthday Party on Saturday night!!! fuck yeah!
-Next Wednesday I'll be 24!
-School is over next Friday.

[omitted para]

I know that my friends love me and care about me and they've been so amazing to me throughout this process. I know they know I would do the same for them.

In any case, I am excited to see Jack and Sean and go to New York.

Oh yeah and Cameron is moving into my house. Sick!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I did it. I got through the first step of my Thesis process. Now just two more weeks of school. Then I will be on break for a month. I'm not exactly sure who all reads this, but for those of you that do not know, I will be on the east coast from the 22nd to the 19th of January. I'll see you all soon.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Holy crap. I love my Mom and everything she did for this holiday weekend. This year we didn't do what a lot of other people do. I still haven't had Tofurkey and mashed potatoes. On Thursday we drove to Pacific City, where my Mom had reserved us a room in a very nice hotel. Even Lisa got to come. It looks right out on to the ocean. Literally, there's a road, a sandy parking lot and then the water. It's nice. On the way to the hotel we hiked down a trail that over looked a beach that was inhabited by hundreds of seals. Better than Planet Earth. Today we went to this section of shore that my Mom is observing for some non-profit organization. The tide was high when we got there so we walked behind the dunes for a ways. There was a lot of tall grass under low coastal pine trees. I tried to pretend that I was in Middle Earth. We eventually got onto the beach and walked for quite a while. Lisa was pumped. She loves hiking and going to the beach. I think most people would never guess how much a tiny dog like her could be into going on adventures, but she can keep up on some of the longer hikes we do. Then we came back to the hotel, ate dinner, watched a movie. The lady that works for the hotel gave my brother and I some wine. They had some opening for some jewelry thing and had left over drinks so she decided to give us some. Rad.

Now I can't sleep. It's hot in the room, even though the door to the balcony is wide open. My mind is also racing. That never helps, and being that I am in a hotel room with my Mom, I can't exactly fall asleep to the TV or cartoons like I do at home. So I went to the lobby. I found this:

I think it's amazing.

Molly's interest in cyclocross is responsible for mine. Not that it's a bad thing. But I think about that a lot. I want to race next fall. I don't know if the desire is so strong because I want to be done with school or I really just want to race. I also have developed an interest in countries like Belgium and France because of it. The interest in France also has a lot to do with school; art and World War II class I am taking. In any case I want to go to those places at some point. Nuff said.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


One week until I give my proposal. I will be talking about social practice. Never done it before. It'll be rad, I've got my shit together.

I also have figured out how to make art about bikes without it being kitsch. I'm really excited about it. I will post pictures and an explanation when its done.

I would really appreciate it if someone would buy my mountain bike. I needs the money. 2k is all I'm asking,its a sweet deal.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Beards Before

We have found ourselves together this night, bonded as brothers through the journey of wisdom and beards. We mark the occasion with the sacrifice of that which has taken us so much to endure.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008


Today is the first day of the [school] year that I had to suit up in all my rain gear. Jacket, pants, gortex socks, fender. Dumb. Unfortunately I was unable to fully appreciate the beauty of this morning. My alarm went of at 630am, my head hurt and I could hear the soft patting of the rain from my warm bed. I also have taken to wearing my glasses more often because of my lack of sleep cycle and I honestly can't remember the last time i rode in the rain with my glasses but it sucks.

However, now that I am warm, and I have some tasty espresso I can reflect on my commute. I didn't seem to notice the leaves change until Justine brought it up. I then realized that it was amazing out; half of my ride, wherever I go from my house is like a ridiculous calender picture. The maple tree in front of the house is especially amazing. I'm glad that I noticed this before it started to rain, I fear now that its started to rain the leaves wont last very long. Though the upside to that is there will be huge piles of wet leaves to do some epic skids on.

So my ride this morning wasn't that bad. Once the act is over I can appreciate the lore of the Northwest. This will be what gets me through the Winter. Though around March it will get old, it always does.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Play Time

One of the films that I have been introduced to this term in my video class is a filmed called Play Time by Jacques Tati.  It was filmed in Paris in 1967.  There are two very interesting things about this film: Ones is that it entire buildings were made so that the set for the film was entirely Modern and any iconic imagery of Paris was for the most part cut out.  The other interesting things is that there is no soundtrack for the film it relies entirely on the sound coming from the actions taking place.  The use of color is also remarkable, but I haven't watched the entire thing yet.  I did find the whole thing on youtube though.  Here is the first clips.  

Monday, October 20, 2008

Holloween Costume Idea 1 and 2

1. Professional Hedge Jumper

2. Dunedain

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Things seem to be back on track a little. I paid off a credit card. I finished my bear armour (pictures and explanations soon, hopefully). Overall I feel a little less stressed about school. I'm finding more people to hang out with. I need people, to keep my mind sane.

I had hoped to keep documenting stuff and posting pictures here, but I realized shortly after Phil's computer was stolen, that that person the took my camera as well. So pictures might be scarce.

My hopes of cyclocross racing in the fall have dissipated. Its too much to do that as well as work on my school work. Maybe next year. Who knows what will happen. I did get to go on a ride with Ryan this morning up in forest park. It was fucking cold, but really fun.

I think I may move into a studio apartment near the end of the term. I need a place to live that I can rely on and everyone that I live with are slowly dissapearing. I'm a little aprehensive to live by myself, but, I dont really need to be there unless I am sleeping or eating. And I could always have friends over. Again who knows.

Anyways I'm going to watch an episode or two of the Venture Brothers until something else happens or I fall asleep.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Hardcore kids always put lyrics on their internet shit.

Black rose,
Be my light in the darkest of days
Be my heart in the darkest of nights

I was so excited to start my thesis year. Everything sounded exciting, video and sound, and easy studio elective, and finally on my way to creating my best work of my under-graduate career. Maybe I should have expected it. Too much hanging out in the studio with fun people, massive amounts of debt, and the absence of Justine(which was supposed to help me focus. not sure at this point that's actually working).

I have project that's due on Tuesday and I have serious doubts about finishing it on time. This matters a lot to me. This is for Advanced Studio; a class where you produce work as if you weren't in school. To make it worse, I have a teacher that I highly respect. If I fuck this up, I fail. Life.

I don't care that Artist don't make money. I'm not in it for the money; how could I with my background? Remember that Modern Life is War lyric?
We're not pretty and we're not rich.
We're gonna hafta fucking work for it.
It's our life!

It's about the impact that I feel obligated to make. Things must change and this is how I believe it will happen.

As soon as school is done I'm gettin the fuck out of here.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Im going to learn how to dance like this.

Cause For Anger

Today Phil's really expensive laptop (Mac Book Pro) was stolen from me. Some [expletive] went into my studio, opened my bag and pulled out the computer and my knife. I still can't understand how someone would have enough nerve to do that. Or, how they would know to look in my bag. For some reason they didn't take the charger or anything else like all the other valuable shit in my studio. Luckily Phil was nice about it, that was rad. Maybe it'll end up getting back to me some how. Mostly I'm just bummed that someone at my school would do that to another student.


TrapThem put out a new album. That's going to be ill.

What I should have done today was dropped out of school and raced cyclocross. Maybe some day I'll learn this lesson.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hellooooo Art

I am going to try and show people what I am working on so they know what I do with my life. I think most people, even some that I see here have no idea what I do with my life. So here is some documentation.

Here are some plans. What do they mean? You will find out later.

These weird looking things are spider-cows. Its for a beginning sculpture class that I am taking to fulfill studio requirements. I thought it'd be fun. Turns out it's really annoying, but I'll think of some fun things to work on. It's a multiple class, so there will be a lot of mold making and reproduction of objects.

Spider-cows because of all that weird genetic engineering that people were doing to try and replicate spider web at a human scale. It's the strongest tensile material at spider scale so why not make it at human scale and use it for the military. I never actually saw any reports of this or documentation, but I wouldn't put it past businesses to try.

This is my studio. I share the space with Tesar. He is also a great ARTist. We took down the wall in between ours and made it one big one. Its pretty rad.


Sunday, September 28, 2008


So I actually did not come in last. I came in second to last. But I did eight laps while the leaders did ten. I guess that's pretty good. I need to do some running up hill. I think that's what killed me. It was also way dusty, I was coughing all evening. A bunch of people I don't know were cheering me on. That was really awesome, I wish I knew them so I could return the favor. My back also hurts. And now I need to clean my bike.

Here are some pictures. My mom came out and watched. Pretty rad. Then I went to her house an made rad food.


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Pre-race Jitters

I woke up at 6am. We were supposed to go down and help set shit up before races, buuut Ryan's alarm didn't go off. So now I am waiting for him.

All of a sudden I feel a little nervous. I shouldn't. I'm not supposed to care that much this year. I'm supposed to just have fun. On the other hand, I've never done a cross race before and I didn't practice any cross fundamentals (dismounts etc.). I should be fine though.

Hopefully someone somewhere will take a picture of me at this event. That would be rad.

I need something to eat.

Monday, September 22, 2008


Here is a picture of my legs before i shaved them.

Here is one after.



i decided to make a this. i will admit that i did this for almost any reason you throw at me.

who cares. we all are a result of consumer society and there is no escaping it. besides we all know when you die the world ends.

at any rate i will use this to tell a select few and any rando that happens upon my blog about events in my day, racing (when it happens) and Art. No whining. venting. that is for one person. maybe two.

i wish i could have all my font be Helvetica.

my second post will be about how i shaved my legs.

so tell all your friends.