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Napa thistles life

Picture from Napa with Em two years ago. I miss shooting with film.

I love Chairs

If you were in our Portland apartment during the first few weeks months then you saw our numerous chairs.

A lot of them need to be updated as I inherited them in college or via the dead woman (her name was Flo). My current desk chair is a vintage wing-back chair that is surprisingly comfortable but decked in a less-than-lovely shade of orange velvet.

Motivated by my daily intake of DIY blog posts for furniture I have grand visions for our apartment this year. Specifically this summer I plan on tackling the upholstery on our three vintage chairs and thank god this video was released by the talented ladies of Spruce Home so I can figure out how to do it (and look cute at the same time).

I can't wait for sunshine and staple guns and now I have three months to find the perfect fabrics.

via apartment therapy and spruce home

Practically, Almost, But Not Quite, there.

All NPR talked about today was the NFL anti-trust suit currently residing in the Supreme Court, while I might find that interesting sometimes, the reality is that sports franchises are out there to make money, not play the game. Our supreme court has a number of important cases on their hands right now, heading their way eventually I'm sure is the Prop 8 same-sex marriage ban in Cali. While it's currently in a California State Court, it's on the way up the chain. Personally I think NPR should be devoting a little more time to civil rights then football at the end of the season, IMO.

Don't get me wrong I love football, but you know what else, I LOVE LOVE. The end. People should be able to love openly and freely and commit themselves legally to a union that is recognized by all. They should also be educated about facts by both sides. Very impressed with some recently, and shamed by others. Check out this article, and see a really rational reasonable individual, from the other "side", support love:

Love from the other side of Newsweek

My friend Ms.Erin Eli started an Art Collaboration blog called Art Takes. So far I've only submitted two times but I'm going to try to stay on top of it, each week has a different theme that you can interpret however you want and with any medium. There is some seriously sick stuff in this thing, and everything is welcome.

This week's theme was Primitive. I actually did a number of projects, some shown below the jump. But I submitted the aquarium shots below as the final submission. I was frustrated/bored with baseball talk at the Elysian Brewery when visiting Seattle this weekend, and did what I always do which is take my camera and wander off. So even though I spent part of the day doing "primitive" shots, I still submitted this series to the blog at the last minute:

Elysian Coral
Anyone and everyone is welcome to contribute to the blog, this upcoming theme is "Portrait of an Artist," so hop to it!

Oh My God Oh My God Oh My God

Take a picture of your life for a second now

I don't think we watch the clouds enough. They're awfully pretty. After my run this evening I laid on the grass and watched them for a bit.

Today, I luckily Saw this:

Listened to this:

Bought these:

And made this, yumm:

More Alice

Alice in Wonderland Teaser. One of the only things I wish I was getting to see at Comic-Con this year is Tim Burton speak about this movie. Anyways here is the teaser. Looks revolutionary in film design. Excited much? I am.