Wednesday, August 09, 2006

I'm back

Sorry it's taken so long to post again. I have been back to work for the past month and things have been hectic to say the least. Summer quartere at the UW ends a week from Friday and I am in charge of the Annual Chemistry Department Picnic, a taco bar for 400+ hungry students, faculty, and staff. I am also in charge of the mailroom, which means come September I need to relabel 300 mailboxes for incoming Grad Students and Post Docs.

For those that care, Doyle is on a Taco Safari in Los Angeles this week and I will post pictures of his trip when he gets back. I'll also post pictures of his recent trip to NYC with Ethan and Maria.

Sunday, June 04, 2006



I just wanted to write you all to let you know that my kidney transplant seems to be a success. I got out of the hospital four days ago after just six days in the hospital. Except for doctor’s appointments every other day for the next three weeks, I’ll pretty much be staying home and off public transportation. I should be back to work on July 5th and after a few months. After awhile I will begin taking less medication than the 15 different drugs I’m taking now (which is good because they cost me $450 a month). Every indication is that life will be back to normal before the end of the year (though I also found out that I need glasses).

I will be checking email everyday and also I still have my phone if you want to call (206) 390-3972.

I am hoping to be able to travel before this time next year.


Monday, May 22, 2006


I am on my way to the hospital for a probable kidney transplant. I should be out of the hospital in a couple weeks. I'll check in when I can hook up the computer.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Fun with Photoshop

I'm teaching myself Photoshop and had a little fun at work today. Here is the original cover.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Eye Candy 2

I came across these sites dedicated to the book covers of Jack Kerouac's On the Road and the books of William S. Burroughs. The cover above is from the 2004 German paperback of On the Road. The 2000 Chinese copy looks like it's the story of a 1990's boy band.

More sites:

Official Jack Kerouac website
William S. Burroughs website
Pulp Fiction Postcards
Tawdry town: Vintage Paperback covers
Datajunkie great blog of Sci-Fi paperback covers

Friday, April 21, 2006

Today in history...

The Red Baron was shot down and killed in 1918 (I still don't get why he became a belated shill for frozen pizza). In 1947 Iggy Pop (not his real name) and 12 years later (1959) Robert Smith of the Cure was born. And in 1962 the Seattle World's Fair began.

More links
Seattle World's Fair postcards
Seattle World's Fair facts
Unofficial Iggy Pop website and another and

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Happy Holidays

My great friend Stefanie reminds me that it's April 20th (that's not her above by the way) maning it is National Marijuana Appreciation Day or Cannabis Day. While looking up a suitable picture I came acrossed a bare-assed Jennifer Aniston. Being a true fan of the TV show Friends I clicked the link and discovered the Famous Friends of Cannabis website. It's been a long while since I've shook hands with Mr. Weed (a couple months at least) but smoke it if you got it!