Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wispy Clouds w/ Red Filter

These were kinda close to the sun so I got some lens flare, no hood for mi camera yet.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

More Santa Cruz Flowers

I love kids books

I'm re-reading Harry Potter and loving it.

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live"

-Albus Dumbledore

More Purple Flowers

Creepy Baby Spiders

So I totally learned something from this set, there is something called too small of an F-number. It does exist, and I did it. Too small of a plane of focus...ahh well learning.

Capitola Sunshine

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Welcome Brodie

Yeah so I got my new camera today!!! Woot 10MP here I am!
However, even resized to 1/3 their original is still a bit much for a web browser, I shall do better folks!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Vonnegut Quote

"O Lord Most High, Creator of the Cosmos,
Spinner of Galaxies, Soul of Electromagnetic
Waves, Inhaler and Exhaler of Inconceivable
Volumes of Vacuum, Spitter of Fire and Rock,
Trifler with Millennia-what could we do for
Thee that Thou couldst not do for Thyself one
octillion times better? Nothing. What could we
do or say that could possibly interest Thee?
Nothing. Oh, Mankind, rejoice in the apathy of
our Creator, for it makes us free and truthful and
dignified at last. No longer can a fool like
Malachi Constant point to a ridiculous accident
of good luck and say, 'Somebody up there likes
me.' And no longer can a tyrant say, 'God wants
this or that to happen, and anybody who doesn't
help this or that to happen is against God.' O
Lord Most High, what a glorious weapon is Thy
Apathy, for we have unsheathed it, have thrust
and slashed mightily with it, and the claptrap that
has so often enslaved us or driven us into the
madhouse lies slain!"

-Kurt Vonnegut The Sirens of Titan

ood stuff...


Did you know that beef costs 150% more energy to produce than chicken/fish? Wow

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Sure some of you have better degrees than me, but do you have ARNOLD'S signature on it?!?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Intense Weekend

We had an amazing weekend packed with fun times. They got in super late Friday, we woke up at a normal time, all went for a nice jog down West Cliff, and then had some breakfast. Went downtown, did some shopping, got a beer, and then hit up the beach! We ran into the ocean (Dave and I in our undies) and then just hung out and talked and baked in the sun. Then we went to Davenport beach took some pictures and walked around. Then we got some dinner, and drove to NASA/Ames Moffett Field for this insane party/dancing/exhibits. It was fun times. Saw nearly 10 Winking Lotus folks there to, which is always nice. That continued on until nearly 2am, and we came home. I passed out, Dave and Inge stayed up talking until nearly 4am.

Then we got up at 7am to go to a talk Dave had to give a 10:30am. Saw some more talks before his was given. It was funny b/c I was asking nearly 50% of the questions and it really spurred conversation in the session. After that we went up to Berkeley to visit with a friend of Inge's for a bit. Dave and I got some lunch and took a nap in the park. Had a good time just chilling out. After that, we dove back into the SC mountains to see Matt play in his bad at this little mountain bar called Apple Jacks.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Monday, April 07, 2008


I went diving on Sunday and the conditions were great! It was pretty exciting to finally get to see what Monterrey Bay diving is all about! We did a kelp forest dive (at Macabee) for our first (~30-40ft), and a sunken sailboat for our second dive (~30ft). We had great 40ft+ visibility for the first, and a slightly lower 20ft visibility for the second. On the second dive I couldn't see the bottom when we descented and that made it a little bit more creepy. Here is a video that Scott did of the sailboat.

No Camera

I think my camera got jacked out of my car....

I'm pretty damn sad about it, =(

However, now I get a new one!


Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Vonnegut Quote

From Sirens of Titan:

"'Things fly this way and that, my boy,' he said, 'with or without messages. It's chaos, and no mistake, for the Universe is just being born. It's the great becoming that makes the light and the heat and the motion, and bangs you from hither to yon.'"