Archive for April, 2009

Mr. Didn’t Fix It

Thursday, April 30th, 2009


Soooo… My camera broke on a ferry sailing in the vast Atlantic Ocean.  Naturally, I took it apart.  Scoff if you will, ladies and gentlemen, but my previous camera broke in the same way and I fixed it!  That’s right.  I took out a million screws, put back 999,995, and it worked again… until I dropped it in a lake.  

This one didn’t work again.  I actually got it more or less functional, but as I was putting it back together the tiniest of gears popped out and I had no idea where it went.  Turns out that little gear was pretty important.

I need a new camera.  Any suggestions?

(By the way, if you’re curious, here’s the last picture my camera ever took)

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Shades of Purple

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009


Does anyone have a sink like this in their home?  If so, how are you not constantly annoyed all the time? How do you brush your teeth with only scalding hot or freezing cold water as an option?  No sir, I don’t like it.

Sweet Home

Monday, April 13th, 2009


In the London tube stations there were a bunch of travel ads for Chicago.  I didn’t see many ads for other places — maybe one or two for Aruba — but maybe I just didn’t notice the other places.  

The ads weren’t very good, but everytime I saw one I felt the need to point it out.  Look!  It’s Chicago!  I think it made Shama a little homesick.  It made me a little homesick too even though I’d only been gone for a couple weeks.

My Cousin is a Saint

Sunday, April 12th, 2009


I met up with my cousin Josh in Paris and we went to Versailles.  After a long day of wandering the many halls, we took a break in a room lined with marble busts of the heroes of France.

While we were resting, Josh told me that his friend is a sculptor working on a piece for a cathedral in Los Angeles, and wouldn’t you know it, he ended up using Josh as the model for Joseph.  We joked about a Jew modeling for a statue in a church, but Joseph was Jewish, so maybe it’s appropriate.  I can see the resemblance.

We agreed that Joseph seemed like a solid dude.

JOSH: I know the guy who modeled for Judas.