Thursday, June 28, 2007


The good or ill of a man lies within his own will.


All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
~Galileo Galilei

You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.

~Malcolm X


1. Desire ~Pharoahe Monch
2. Stronger ~Kanye West

3. Sugar Tunes Numa Numa ~Balan
4. Hostile Gospel ~Talib Kweli
5. Honest Mistake ~The Bravery
6. Free ~Pharoahe Monch
7. I Come From A Land Down Under ~Men At Work


Curse of the Golden Flower

Good plot, Good but sparse kung-fu, kung-fu when it matters most, incredible imagery, sets, and costumes. Even if you don't like subtitles you'll love this movie from a purely cinematic point of view.

Got the Tunturi Stationary Bike set up in the living room. Work out and diet are all coming together finally. Give me a wedding or a short plane flight and apparently I mack. Whoda thunk it. Headed to Richmond for a 3oth B-day Bowling Bonanza. Happy Birthday Old Man Ryther. Which leads me to thoughts of my eminent 30th. Should I go to LA/Cali to see friends relatives, celebrate my Uncle I's 60th, and go to Dirk's wedding. Or say fuck it all and head to Amsterdam or Puerto Rico...hmmmmmmm. It's a toughie!!!

Sunday, June 24, 2007



There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
~Robert Louis Stevenson

Choose your pleasures for yourself, and do not let them be imposed upon you.
~Lord Chesterfield

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
~Lao Tzu

Welcome to Biddeford Pool, Maine have some lobstah roll. Had a blast at James and Catherine's wedding! Met some great people and reconnected with some old friends. While it might not have been the most relaxing long weekend/mini-vacay of my life, it sure was one of the most fun. Here's a short photo essay!

Next Stop...Biddeford Pool!!

That's a Church?

L to R Mike/Sly, Mark/Buttman, and James
Captions L to R: "Jjjjyeeeah," "Nice... to see you again," and "The time is now."

Tracy, Lew/Loomis/Stymie P Lyttle/, and baby Elizabeth.
Like father like daughter...I think Elizabeth wants a sip.

Mikey and the Groom aka James, Jim, Sir-Grot-Alot,
Mazel Tov James!

Determination, Guts, and Know How...

Stymie, Grotenstein, and Mariano Buttman

Mikey, James and Me!!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Why So Angry Buttercup


Everytime you come around
There's a bouquet for me
A corsage of promises
And I am pinned
Like a butterfly on a card
I'm naked and I'm scarred
And you're so perfect to me

Violent ties with hands like a steeple
Tell me lies with a tongue like a needle
I let the words shot down my throat
A face like an iron fist
That I can never resist
I learn the ...
~The Bravery from Tyrant

Love seeketh not itself to please,
Nor for itself hath any care,
But for another gives its ease,
And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.
~William Blake


1. Tyrant ~The Bravery
2. The Proud ~Talib Kweli
3. Hostile Gospel ~Talib Kweli
4. Honest Mistake ~The Bravery
5. Heavy Things ~Phish


Sunday, June 03, 2007

I have a picnic injury

Architects Edition

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
~Frank Lloyd Wright

There is hope in honest error - none in the icy perfections of the stylist.
~Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Because of this, originality consists in returning to the origin.
~Antonio Gaudi


1. Tyrant ~The Bravery
2. Dashboard ~Modest Mouse
3. Fearless ~The Bravery
4. March Into The Sea ~Modest Mouse
5. Time Won't Let Me Go ~The Bravery
6. Makes Me Wonder ~Maroon 5
7. Song Of The South ~Alabama
8. Growing Pains ~Ludacris
9. If I Never See Your Face Again~ Maroon 5
10. Your Man ~Josh Turner


Weddings, Company Picnics, Tapas with friends, Movies, Wine Tastings...I live a pretty good life, I'll admit that. One thing would make it better...someone to share it all with. I feel like I'm ready for it all. I know I have a tendency to be in love with he concept of love, but I do pine for true love, the type you have to work for. I crush easy and have a few that I know are impossible, but still it's fun to crush a little, right? Random thoughts I know but that's what's bouncin around the noggin.

And yes I have a picnic injury.