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the new dining table

I ordered a dining table on Ebay for our dining nook.  The house is now short one piece of furniture, mabye two..but those are just extras…not necessities…like a dining room table.  Ikea does it right.  Im not sure that this place does.  It was also build your own furniture…and while it was a success in the end, im not sure the process was laid out in the best possible way.  Let me show you why.  Read the directions for the chairs..

Engrish at its finest.

And..now the process.

And the final result…with the first meal to christen it.

510 represent!

i really wish i had been documenting this better. I mean, this is the first place that Mick and I are living in, just the two of us. I imagine there will be many more to come, but this is the first. I have been just awful at documenting the transition…and i wish i had been better. The empty place, the uhaul, the boxes, the clutter, the finished product…would have made a cool sequence of shots. A good story. Ill use the excuse that I packed my camera. Its a lie, but im going to go with that.

Mick took some mobile uploads, so I will share those…for you people who cant wait to see the finished product. Im really excited about this place. Guestroom/office has both of our desks. I bought an Expedit desk from Ikea, and its all crafty and shit. Mick’s desk is filled with computer stuff and toys. The room is both of us…with a couch in the middle. The couch is a futon…which means we can have guests!!

Here we go so far! More to come for sure…especially when the place is done!

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road trip woo!

So, after being inspired by Derek and Meagan’s trip cross country, I decided that I NEEDED a road trip, if only to blog about it on the way.  My blogs likely wouldn’t be nearly as entertaining as Dereks, but I wanted a reason to blog mobile-y through WordPress on my sweet new iPhone.  Well folks, looks like the time is nigh.

So Mick does some stuff for some company and he has to drop some things off in Seattle.  Now, apparently its expensive to move these things in a truck, and they can’t travel by plane, so he offered to drive them.  So…he and I are embarking on a journey.  Driving to Seattle on Saturday, and flying back Sunday evening.  It’s not a week and a half of sight seeing,  hiking and eating.  Its a drive.  A few hours in Seattle. And a plane.

However, 15 hours in an SUV with Mick will give me plenty of time to get a few entries in, especially because I mapped our route to Seattle with a few definitel layovers.

1. We will drive up the 101 toward the Redwoods past Eureka.  I cant remember the last time I’ve seen a Redwood, and with our awesome SLR cameras, and my great iPhone camera to back it up, I figured why not. Maybe we will drive thru one of these.

2.  We will hopefully be stopping in Portland as well.  Its on the route, and I hear I am supposed to eat a donut from Voodoo Donuts. There is supposedly a specific type of donut I’m supposed to eat there, but I’m not gonna tell you what it is till I eat it.  Don’t want to ruin the surprise.

3. Then, its a straight shoot to Seattle, at least in my plan.  Im sure sleep will happen too, somewhere, but I figure with such a short trip, I want to spend as much time in Seattle on Sunday as I can before our 6:00 plane flight.  I WILL go back to Seattle, and spend at least a weekend in Portland soon….I have a feeling this trip will be a tease.

What do you do for 15 hours in a car?  Music, chit chat, sleep?  What kind of games do you play?  I want good road trip ideas.  (Even mini-road trips)

the french ain’t half bad

Headed down to the Great American Music Hall last night to go and see M83. I have known of this band for a little over two years now, thanks to my friend Campbell. They are a band I had never seen, and I was unsure how their sound would translate into a live show. Id say it was a moderate success.

M83 is an electronic music group with both a male and female vocalist. They are French synth-rockers with a surging dance sound. A slight ambient buildup into a wall of sound is how most of their songs get you. Its definitely a close your eyes, feel the bass and the emotion of the song kind of band…not a dance till you fall down band. Quite a bit of their stuff on the album however, is a woman speaking, or looped, and for that, on stage they used pre-recorded stuff. Lets just say the first song they pulled an Ashley Simpson. They started the first song, and someone must have hit the button for pre-recorded vocals because misplaced words came on, everyone looked around, they must have pushed stop realizing their error, the words ended, M83 didnt let it phase them, and continued. Good for them for pushing through the error.

The rest of the show was pretty good. Campbell ended up being there, so I could remember my first days of M83 with him. Pete, Mick, Keller and I had never seen them, and I think everyone enjoyed themselves. I was a little disappointed that Teen Angst wasn’t played, but that was probably for the best. The last few times we listened to that song it involved laying on the floor writhing…probably not the best idea to do that at GAMH.

I leave you with my rating of this show.

Four arbitrary goats out of a possible five

a bit more of Sandwich Studios

Instead of updating the last post, I thought I would give Sandwich Studios its proper credit and just post another entry. Mick had a photo session as well (click through for the rest) which were pretty awesome using a luche libre mask and computer monitor as props…

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this weekend in pictures

Friday night consisted of a family dinner at the not so Peach Pit, where I finally got to sit in Pete’s “Sandwich Studios” for my photo session. Pete has been doing a running project in his guest room, with ‘all his friends’ Here are my favorite ones of me, with light writing and without. You can click through the photos to see the rest of mine, as well as the project as a whole.

Mick and I also went to the Yelp Elite event at Orson this Saturday, and the “photo booth” consisted of posing in frames. A little cheezy but i thought it was pretty cute.

thats so metal \m/

It’s difficult to review a show of a band that I don’t like, and hard to explain what I was listening to when I don’t really understand the genre.

Monday night I went to go see The Dillinger Escape Plan with Mick and a co-worker of his at Bottom of the Hill in SF. I know this is one of, if not Mick’s favorite bands, so being the supportive girlfriend, I tagged along. I knew what I was going to be getting myself into.

Wikipedia states that The Dillinger Escape Plan is a New Jersey mathcore band. Mathcore is a style of metal with fast tempo and a technical style. I’m sure if you have the guitarist play by himself and the drummer play on his own, etc…it’s all very technical. But all together, its just noise to me. Throw on a stoutly roided-up (speculation) lead singer screaming into the mike, it becomes almost intolerable. Almost….

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